Olympic style Taekwondo fighters fight from long range since they primarily use kicks. Traditional style Taekwondo fighters, fight from medium or short range since they use both kicks and punches. Styles that use pushing techniques usually fight from long range since their techniques have such a long reach.
Since their point of impact is so precise, martial artists that use snapping and thrusting techniques in their sparring must react quickly to block or avoid the techniques. Martial artists that use pushing techniques in their sparring, have more time to react to attacks since there is no precise point of impact. A snap or thrust sparring point is called upon impact since that is when it power is generated. A push sparring point must have a greater contact time to be called since it relies on longer period of contact to generate its power.
As explained above, all three techniques have their good and bad points and times when one is better to use than the others are. Anytime a martial art claims to be the best because it snaps, or do not snap, beware. Many hope to attain greatness, not by achieving greatness, but by trying to discredit their competition.
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