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American Tai Qwon Do is not good for self defense

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 9/29/2009 Category: Sports
Updated: 7 years ago Status: Voting Period
Viewed: 1,850 times Debate No: 9576
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Chihuahuadogz

Pro

Through my years of martial art experience I, and my colleagues, undeniably agree that American Tia Qwon Do is more for sport and games than for real self defense. Its better than nothing but that doesnt make it good. I will let my opponent go first...
Alex

Con

I am going to assume we are referring to Tae Kwon Do.

My opponent makes no case, so I will start with the basics.

Definition of "Good" "Satisfactory in quality" http://dictionary.reference.com...

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1. Versatile: Tae Won Do provides defenses for nearly any attack, including but not limited to defense vs Kicks, punches, chokes/holds attacks with weapons such as knives and more.

2. Basic techniques are useful to anyone: Even if one is not highly adept at fighting, possessing some of these basic, easy to learn techniques can get you out of a tough spot. Or save you from a situation where you may have otherwise been done.

I am in a hurry and don't have much time but I would like to get the debate kicked off so I will post this for now and bring about a well thought out case tomorrow.
Debate Round No. 1
Chihuahuadogz

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Chihuahuadogz forfeited this round.
Alex

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Tae kwon Do is useful, and satisfactory in quality. Especially when you would otherwise know nothing. What we must notice is my opponent never specified what degree of tae kwon do is not good for self defense. If you were a 9th degree black belt I'm most certain that you would be fairly good in self defense.

You can't tell me that these guys wouldn't be good in self defense =D

All other arguments extended, hopefully my opponent will come back for the last round.
Debate Round No. 2
Chihuahuadogz

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Chihuahuadogz forfeited this round.
Alex

Con

That is to bad my opponent was unable to be on the internet the last few days, i think we could have had a good debate. That being said, I don't believe i need to present anything new in this round unfortunately.

Now i will thank my opponent, and wish him luck in his future debates!
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by Alex 7 years ago
Alex
I'm not sure why I never caught this, but there isn't an "American Tae Kwon Do" It's Korean.
Posted by rougeagent21 7 years ago
rougeagent21
By definition, a mixed martial art employs many martial arts. Assuming it employs the best aspects of each, I would assume it would trump any singular martial art.

TKD isn't sh1tty at all! We have some of the most BA dudes out there. Anyone who thinks taekwondo is simply the kicks shown in videos is completely mistaken. We do knife fighting, nunchaku, eskrima fighting, bow staffs, swords, grappling, hap kido, and ju jit su. (Plus cool forms) Only problem is that most "family oriented" schools award black belts too easily. I feel that mine is slightly degraded by the types of people who also "achieve" them :P
Posted by Chihuahuadogz 7 years ago
Chihuahuadogz
Well this is sad... I want to say something but now its too late. The rounds are over...
Posted by Chihuahuadogz 7 years ago
Chihuahuadogz
XD I would have said something, I lost internet for a few days. Sadly all I can do now is watch my opponent crush me now... ='(
Posted by InquireTruth 7 years ago
InquireTruth
That video was pretty sweet.
Posted by Alex 7 years ago
Alex
Is this a lost cause already?
Posted by Logical-Master 7 years ago
Logical-Master
Not sure. My instructor never informed us of there even being two different styles, much less whch he was teaching us.
Posted by Alex 7 years ago
Alex
Skeptic, of course a tae kwon do artist would fail against a mma fighter emphesis on the mixed martial arts, thats like saying a basketball team that only dunks would lose to a team who does a combination of everything.
Posted by Puck 7 years ago
Puck
Train in any martial art, TheSkeptic ?
Posted by TheSkeptic 7 years ago
TheSkeptic
By itelf, TKD is a pretty sh1tty martial art (especially if you're fighting MMA artists). I guess you can attribute by stance due to my love of MMA, but to be honest MMA is the best way to be a well rounded fighter. However, I will add that implementing TKD as a MMA fighter can give you an incredible edge that traditional MMA artists don't have (such as karate for Lyoto Machida).
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