TKD has everything that every other style has to offer when it comes to strong self defense but you need to TRAIN it. Just because you do a certain style of sparring in class doesn't mean you do not train your other techniques too.
classic denial , no style has all the answers , no person has all the answers
its about goals and objectives
lots of important words in there
Just because you do a certain style of sparring in class doesn't mean you do not train your other techniques too.
yes it does this is self evident , this means you do in class what you do in class , dont confuse your training for the style though , dont blame the style for what you do in class .
this should be obvious , it is not your failure , but your training regime that needs examining(maybe your failure by not examining your training) , by doing it in your own time you are skirting the problem , you are not addressing it .
I got off my butt and starting practicing as much of the TKD curriculum (sp) as I could as taken from the Kuk Ki Won website and found that my skills, power, and technique have all significantly increased. They are at least back to where I felt they were strong and perhaps a little more so.
so not the style but the training in class , the curriculum addresses it but class does not ?
Seems pretty straight forward but you would be surprised how many people actually forget that lessons at the dojo/dojang can't possibly cover the entire wealth of knowledge the art has to offer. Explore your art and find out what you are missing that is within its scope and then apply that knowledge before you start to question your art.
Once again confusing the training with the style , they advocate exploring the art to find the answers , and in the very next breath advocate not questioning the training or art , this is a complete contradiction , only by questioning and exploring does anyone understand .
all in all seems very confused .
just train harder , it will come , go deeper ......
going deeper means questioning things folks
you should question your style , you should tear it apart , the only thing to be scared of is the truth , and you may discover a passion for the real knowledge discovered in the process . You will love your style anew