Taekwondo And BJJ at the same time?

Discussion in 'Taekwondo' started by johnnewman, May 12, 2022.

  1. johnnewman

    johnnewman Grasshoppa

    BJJ and Taekwondo are extremely distinct martial arts, yet they both have a lengthy history with teachers in the United States and around the world, and they have a competitive character in common.

    Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a hybrid martial art that incorporates aspects of Judo, Japanese Jiujutsu, and some wrestling.

    These styles combine to make BJJ, which is all about seizing a limb or part of your opponent's body to hang on to it, throwing them to the ground with various throws, leg trips, or pressure, and dominating them on the ground to submit them.

    Taekwondo is a Korean martial art that combines elements of Karate, Kung Fu (and other Chinese martial arts), as well as Taekkyon, Subak, and Gwonbeop.

    These techniques rely significantly on punches and kicks to express themselves, with the majority of kicks to the head, jumping and spinning kicks, and counter kicks from unexpected angles.

    If you're trying to decide between BJJ and Taekwondo, consider whether you'd rather learn to grapple or kick somebody. However, there are many more factors to consider, such as their use in real-world settings.

    Both BJJ and Taekwondo use a traditional uniform in their training and tournaments (with the exception of No-Gi), which are very similar.

    The BJJ Gi, or "dress" or "clothing," is the current Japanese martial arts attire. The Gi consists of a jacket, drawstring pants, and a belt that denotes rank. It's usually composed of strong cotton, which makes it particularly durable for studying or competing.

    The Taekwondo Dobok is a Korean martial arts uniform, with Do meaning "way" and Bok meaning "clothes." The Dobok consists of a jacket, pants, and belt that denote rank. They are often white with black striped design on the hems, and they differ from the BJJ Gi in that the sleeves and pants are longer.

    When viewing either martial art in competition, you'll notice that BJJ pant legs typically ride up their calf, whereas in Taekwondo, the end of their pants is baggy and lays over their feet.
  3. Master of Nothing

    Master of Nothing Psychotic Pacifist

    Not a bad accessment of the two styles. However, there are a few misnomers.
    BJJ is Judo with some local embellishments. Judo is the Sport version of Japanese Jujitsu. Which is as far as BJJ's connection to authentic Jujutsu reaches. Maeda was sent by Kano to spread JUDO. Nothing else.
    As much as I do respect What the Gracies teach (beginner level grappling). They are however, Blatant Liars. When it comes to promoting "BJJ".
    As an example:
    They claim to be the Origin of BJJ. When in fact, they were one of many people. They are just better at Marketing and False Advertising. The FADDA lineage repeated bested the Gracies. They just weren't into the commercialism.
    An example of that: They were original partners of the UFC. The UFC was created specifically to promote their form of JUDO.

    TAEKWONDO! Is a mixed bag. It USED To BE an effective martial art. The original form of TKD was MooDuk kwon. Chidookwan and the other claiming to be the original. Just happen to be in power in Kukkiwon. They were the Kwans that were effectively "Guido'd" into the council that formed MooDukkwon.
    All were heavily Shotokan influenced (incomplete & watered down Okinawan Karate). Since most of the scrolls and carvings of original Taekkyon & Subaek were Destroyed.
    General Choi (total jerk) had possession of some of the few documents left. Which is how his lying ass was given credit for Taekwondo's creation. In reality, it was done by council.
    When the reality is like what you said about Kung Fu. Up until the Re-introduction of Northern Style Kicking (pivoting on the ballfoot), Korean styles like the MDK and the other Kwangs were basically "Korean Karate".
    To note: The flying kicks and jumps etc. Are actually Secondary to "real TKD".
    But, because all the fake martial artists, like the Korean Tiger Team use them for Showmanship. Most of what people see is the unrealistic applications of the style.
    A case in point is the assumption that most kicks are to the Head.
    In competition, Head Kicks score higher.
    In Self Defense the targets are lowered to the Solar Plexus, Knees, and everything inbetween.
    If a TKD school incorporates the HosenSul (One Step Sparring). Then Head Kicks become a very Small Fraction of the sum of techniques taught.
    But as far as much or any Direct Influence of Taekkyon, Subaek, Gwonbeop (Chinese Quan Fa) has on TKD.
    These days TKD has become a joke of what it once was. People will be hard pressed to find an Authentic (Non-Olympic) Taekwondo school. That would teach you the combat system, it used to be.

    Feel free to argue. But, my lineage in TKD comes from its founding. From Grandmaster Chul H Kim, a student of grandmaster Eui Min Ko. And I qualified for the UFC n its 3rd year of existence. Which had a 15 page rule book. Not very "Ultimate" at all.

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