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Knockout of the Day: Taekwondo > Muay Thai?


(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.

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Mofo- December 6, 2011 at 2:58 pm
@Xeno - Since you actually think that whirling mess would have been hard to see coming, there's no way anyone can talk sense to you. Also: you said "stylistic" but I think you meant stylish. If you want style, keep watching dudes break balsa wood with "stylistic" kicks like this garbage.
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@LukeDuke - Thanks for the awesome video link.
Mofo- December 6, 2011 at 2:57 pm
SHITTY RUN-ON SENTENCE OF THE YEAR!
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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.
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Seriously who the fuck are you and who let you write an article on the internet?
Mofo- December 6, 2011 at 2:56 pm
++1 to Iskander, Geezer, LukeDuke
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Iskander - hell yes, flush this turd. I have to quote you:
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"The video is a fraud, the writing pre-pubescent, and the conclusion flies in the face of even rudimentary MMA knowledge and experience."
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Comments are closed after that summary and CP really should be embarrassed.
Geezer- December 5, 2011 at 7:47 am
@LukeTheDuke - Thank you. Apparently, the other people on this site haven't seen a real Muay Thai fighter before. And for those asking what benefit does Korea have to showing a setup? Hmm...has anyone heard of national pride? Propaganda? Korea has never done anything like that before right? (Look up North Korea)
monclershop- December 4, 2011 at 10:03 pm
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XENOPHON- December 3, 2011 at 12:20 pm
@TeilaTuliTooth
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Ohh, you call it sulking. I call it staying consistent in views.
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Especially since that is what seems to be the "easy button" to push with most of these no-bodies - you on the other hand are a special somebody.
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Cause you noticed! WINK
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Hey, where do you come up with all thee aliases you use? This one was original?
TeilaTuliTooth- December 3, 2011 at 12:03 pm
OHHH, Xeno is sulking... how cute.
XENOPHON- December 3, 2011 at 9:39 am
Really, people are dissecting if one style is better, or if such moves work in MMA. Point is that was a great (and stylistic kick) that would have flattened 99% of everyone posting here.
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Korean, Thai, Cambodian, Russian, Canadian, its all the same...it was a fight, and the knock out was out of the gate. It was fast, swift, and counter intuitive.
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From typical MMA promotions what the equivalent right out of the gate? The flying knee...
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This Taekwondo spinning back kick was far more impressive to see than a flying knee. Matter of fact, comparing the two, its easier to dodge or deflect a straight forward flying knee - that what this guy in video got clobbered with.
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Better him, than me!
Iskander Neptu- December 3, 2011 at 8:38 am
@ LukeTheDuke - right on, haha!
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@ CP - Do you have any award for worst piece of shit post of the year? Cause you have a winner.
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The video is a fraud, the writing pre-pubescent, and the conclusion flies in the face of even rudimentary MMA knowledge and experience.
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You've made me ashamed of frequenting this site. (I puke all over your face sir)
LukeTheDuke- December 3, 2011 at 7:54 am
The "Muay Thai" fighter didn't do anything "Muay Thai" at all, no Wai Khru/Ram Muay or anything. If they wanted to sell people that he's actually MT specialist, actually make it authentic. Notice how and where he holds his hands...Dude is just another TKD guy in MT shorts. Get a real Thai in there.
What really happens: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VL5Cy33RWLo&feature=related
LukeTheDuke- December 3, 2011 at 7:52 am
The "Muay Thai" fighter didn't do anything "Muay Thai" at all, no Wai Khru/Ram Muay or anything. If they wanted to sell people that he's actually MT specialist, actually make it authentic. Notice how and where he holds his hands...Dude is just another TKD guy in MT shorts. Get a real Thai in there.
Shatski- December 3, 2011 at 7:21 am
Steelcityslicker, I was thinking the same thing. The Muay Thai dude went for a quick bow and glove touch and got kicked in the face. Seems like more of a "Whoops!" than anything.

The best part is the immediate shot to the stunned chick clapping once, though. She summed it up for everyone. haha.

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GistoftheFist- December 3, 2011 at 6:55 am
Next we'll see a gymnastics video where a cartwheel kick knocks out someone. Tumbling > Muay Thai?
Iskander Neptu- December 3, 2011 at 5:57 am
Turd piece written by a 10-year old.. words fail me.
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Mofo, even you gotta flush this one.
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And fuck taekwondo you idiot, how many hurricane or crescent or axe or shitkicks have you ever seen land in a proper mma fight??
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You really shouldn't let your kids post on your site.. Not professional.
Buster Hyman- December 3, 2011 at 2:36 am
ive shat out turds that could write a better article. if you're going to show us a knockout or blooper video just show the video. its like when you want to feature ring whores. i want to see ass, tits, vagina, and idiots getting KTFO. i don't want to read your bullshit or know anything about these losers and slut bags. if it's not important MMA info or its not rex writing the article, don't fucking bother.
Joedirt- December 2, 2011 at 9:29 pm
Seriously... what benefit would there be to fix that? So what if it was a Thai fighter... sometimes a flashy move catches people. It doesn't discredit Muay Thai in anyway.
amsterdamheavy- December 2, 2011 at 8:21 pm
nice cup check
RSparrow- December 2, 2011 at 7:38 pm
They should completely ELIMINATE touching the gloves after the fight starts. That's what the staredown's for. No more bullshit. Sparrow 2012
intercept440- December 2, 2011 at 6:51 pm
that was fucking awesome......
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and emmbarresing for the other fighter
2DaDeath- December 2, 2011 at 5:11 pm
*first day. Or face day. Sure, why not?
2DaDeath- December 2, 2011 at 5:09 pm
Another great example of why fighters need to clarify ahead of time as to whether or not they're gonna touch gloves before the start of action. You most definitely do not want to reach out for a glove tap when a Ryu Hurricane Kick is coming straight at your face. I think they teach you that in your face day of karate class.
Geezer- December 2, 2011 at 5:01 pm
It's as if Thailand had a Muay Thai vs Tae Kwon Do bout in Thailand, on Thai television, with a Thai guy dressed in a Tae Kwon Do outfit, and at the start of the round the Muay Thai guy does a flying knee and knocks out the Thai Tae Kwon Do master. You would find it a little fishy right?
Geezer- December 2, 2011 at 4:50 pm
@El Guapo - No you're not getting trolled. I wasn't trying to say that Muay Thai fighters are just fighters of Thai ethnicity. Just look at Ramon Dekkers. I was trying to emphasize my point of this video being a fake..with the crowd, fighters, and tv show being Korean.
RaginAsian- December 2, 2011 at 4:50 pm
Shogun might think differently, and by association Lyoto.
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