There is a tendency on this forum to seperate the 'style' (TKD etc) and the way that style trains. Sure, not every club is a clone. But to me, it seems silly to seperate the syllabus from the predominant training ethos/methods when defining a style. We all know that boxing is characterised by physical fittness, heavy sparring, pads etc. It is part of what boxing is. TKD is no different. Or is it?