(Video courtesy of YouTube/WhatsOnVideos)
Typically you don’t many instances that demonstrate the effectiveness of Taekwondo in combat sports.
Sure, guys like Anthony Pettis and David Loiseau (back in the day) have shown just how flashy and exciting the art can be, but as far as knockouts go, Muay Thai has become the weapon of choice for most fighters who want to finish opponents like Anderson Silva did Rich Franklin.
This kickboxing competition video out of Japan flipped that theory on its head in a matter of seconds when the Taekwondo dude immediately ran out to the center of the ring and spin-kicked the muay thai stylist into dreamland.
I’ve been wary of Taekwondo guys ever since this one day five years ago when a Korean teenager with jeans and socks on proceeded to tear the mounting straps of of and fold in half two heavy bags with consecutive roundhouse kicks at my kickboxing gym. He apologized, put his shoes back on and walked out as quickly as he came in as we all stared at him in awe wondering what the hell style the guy trained in.
This makes me feel a little bit better about my irrational fear of Taekwondo experts.