Your statement under the heading "Taekwondo is good for physical training" being:
"To improve your general fitness you need a steady, moderate level of exercise that lasts for at least 30 minutes, such as running, swimming, cycling, etc. While Taekwondo do is an excellent form of exercise, by itself it is not effective in increasing overall fitness. Just look at the many pot gutted black belts who have trained for years and display excellent techniques but are physical slugs. Taekwondo, like most martial arts, consists of moments of intense exertion punctuated by long periods of basically standing around."
This is complete rubbish. When I finish a one hour class at the dojang I train at I am drenched in sweat. There is very little "standing around" as you put it. I guess you don't train do you? If you have ever been to a martial arts school you would know better. Taekwon-Do is considered a "hard art" and an hour long class would prove that to you. TKD is the only real exercise I get that increases my heart rate and my family doctor told me, after last two annual physicals, that it was obvious I was getting some good aerobic exercise. I am 47 years and have training for less that three years. I think you need to re-evaluate position on whether or not TKD is good physical exercise!
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