Sorry to bother you again but I find your replies very insightful. In soo bahk, they seem to spar like they do their forms. In Shotokan, they reach for their blocks and chamber their punches when they spar. Is this was how Taekwondo was originally designed to function? I can see how it can be easy for something to see a Taekwondo form and say it is useless for fighting and unrealistic. Reaching for blocks and chambering seems like it would take to long to apply in a real fight. Can you explain this to me? Should we reach for a block when we free spar?
Forms, sparring, fighting, and self-defense and are all separate parts of the whole of a martial art.
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