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The answer is similar to the ones to earlier questions: It is mainly practicality in full-contact sparring vs. ideal technique. Theoretically, fully opening the hip by more pronounced foot rotation offers you two things: Firstly, you can do a powerful roundhouse kick just as well, with the very same opening, which makes you less readable. Secondly, it is ...


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At my school, there are 80 year olds still training in tae-kwon-do. Myself, I am 44 years old. The short answer is someone training for 20 years will absolutely defeat someone who has been training for 5 years. This is for two reasons: 1) At 5 years, you have just begun to actually master your art. A black belt indicates you have completed basic training. ...


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Yes, it can be super painful when your opponent blocks your kick with his elbow. It can happen deliberately or accidentally. To me, it doesn't matter which, because the problem is solved the same way in both cases. But I'll talk about both. First, if it is a deliberate hard block, I'll congratulate your opponent. If they're successfully attacking your foot ...


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