I've never trained in TKD and never would. It's unfortunate though that it's reputation has been tarnished so badly. Years ago, the martial arts of the Korean Penninsula were very formidable. It wasnt until some time in the mid-60s when the Korean Government nationalized and combined most/all of their fighting arts into "Tae Kwon Do" that the approach became competition over combat.
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