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My neighbor does TKD and he wants to Spar

Postby donovan99 » Mon Jul 16, 2007 10:45 am

I just found our that my neighbor does TKD and he is a Red Belt in TKD after only 2 years of instruction.
Muay Thai is my main art - but were I go to school (like a few other schools) we are not ranked. I have 4 years of instruction in Muay Thai.

What type of fighting should I expect from a TKD red belt?
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Postby Kensei » Mon Jul 16, 2007 11:11 am

very little hand technques and alot of spinning and keeping distance from you. Try and work the clinch as much as you can, it will confuse him. dont let him lay down the sparring rules or you could end up in a kicking battle. they are fast and have good head kicks, but at a distance. work on staing inside and using elbows, clinch and knees!
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Postby Gurre » Mon Jul 16, 2007 1:17 pm

if he kicks, catch it and make him pay. But be sure to cover your head up!
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Postby ablinkin » Tue Jul 17, 2007 5:21 am

my main style is Kung Fu but I came from a TKD background, its a different world there, like the 2 above me said they like distance, they are typically fast and flexible. When you strike they move back rarely controlling your attack, its an attack-defend mentality where as your probably more of an attack-attack mentality. The last time i sparred with a TKD student his first strike was a kick to the head, I caught his ankle and made a nice strike to the inside of his thigh :) .....that was the end of it

Like Kensei said stay close....he will most likely freak out
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Postby Kensei » Tue Jul 17, 2007 7:00 am

ablinkin wrote:my main style is Kung Fu but I came from a TKD background, its a different world there, like the 2 above me said they like distance, they are typically fast and flexible. When you strike they move back rarely controlling your attack, its an attack-defend mentality where as your probably more of an attack-attack mentality. The last time i sparred with a TKD student his first strike was a kick to the head, I caught his ankle and made a nice strike to the inside of his thigh :) .....that was the end of it

Like Kensei said stay close....he will most likely freak out


stay close and get ready for that inside thigh kick that ablinkin suggested. Good idea abe!
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Postby ablinkin » Thu Jul 19, 2007 5:07 am

thanks Kensei...its not real creative but it works :)
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Postby Asa87 » Tue Jul 24, 2007 4:11 am

give him a few close roundhouse kicks or knees to the legs unitl he cant feel them to use them!! haha..

like those guys said, but it often happens that MT vs TKD sparring matches end up in a kicks only match.
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Postby Kensei » Tue Jul 24, 2007 12:37 pm

Asa87 wrote:give him a few close roundhouse kicks or knees to the legs unitl he cant feel them to use them!! haha..

like those guys said, but it often happens that MT vs TKD sparring matches end up in a kicks only match.


True, but that just means the MT guy is not experienced and cant control the fight.
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Postby mma fubar » Wed Jul 25, 2007 7:19 am

yeah fight your battle, sey a bjj expert fights and mt expert im sure the bjj guy will try and take the other guy to the ground, and i really dont see the mt guy slamming and tapping out the bjj guy
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Postby Mike X » Wed Jul 25, 2007 9:49 pm

So did u ever spar?
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Postby mma fubar » Thu Jul 26, 2007 8:51 am

me?
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Postby Mike X » Thu Jul 26, 2007 1:40 pm

No... Donovan99
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Postby mma fubar » Thu Jul 26, 2007 7:36 pm

oh haha mah bad
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Postby Mike X » Fri Jul 27, 2007 5:16 am

Like did he ever spar his neighbor :lol:
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Postby donovan99 » Fri Jul 27, 2007 5:48 am

'Oh - sorry - no, I haven't sparred my neighbor. I think he's much smaller than me - so I really think he was only talking bs.
But, I really appreciate all the advice, because sooner or later - being my neighbor and all - we may just start sparring in the parking lot - LOL
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