weapons in taekwondo

Discussion in 'Tae Kwon Do Resources' started by shuriken, Mar 6, 2004.

  1. Another Muay Thai Guy

    Another Muay Thai Guy Valued member

    Not unless it's a TKD dojang which incorporates weapons training from other MAs. TKD itself is a form of unarmed combat. However, there's nothing to stop you training TKD with another art that studies weapons if that's what you want to do.
  2. Ashford

    Ashford New Member

    Cheers dude. Know of any MA's that involve weapons that could be simular to everyday objects? I would love to do Kendo, but im hardly going to carry a Katana on me, well not long before the cops come pick me up anyway!
  3. Nick K

    Nick K Sometimes a Valued Member

    Some TKD schools teach Korean sword from 3rd degree, but strictly speaking it's hands and feet (and elbows, knees, etc). Hapkido and Tang Soo Do - other Korean arts - have weapon training in. Hapkido is famous for cane/walking stick forms
  4. Another Muay Thai Guy

    Another Muay Thai Guy Valued member

    Check out any of the Filipino MAs, they generally focus on sticks, which is as close as you're going to get I think, as it will translate to pretty much any reasonably stick-like object you have in your hand at the time. Needless to say, that is alot of objects. :D
  5. kwang gae

    kwang gae 광개 Sidekick Specialist

    You should check out KFM (Keysi Fighting Method). I've no first hand experience, but I've read that they train with improvised weapons, such as ashtrays, beer bottles, etc. :woo:
  6. HwaRang

    HwaRang Just don't call me flower

    i have heard of some slightly obscure TKD schools incorporating a korean archery class into the training. purely for the strengthening qualities of it and hand-eye coordination, etc.

    of course its not like you're going to be walking down the road with a longbow either :D
  7. TraditionalTKD

    TraditionalTKD New Member

    Tae Kwon Do does not incorporate weapons training, unless it is for self defense (stick, knife, gun etc. self defense). Some Instructors who have weapons training might teach them, but strictly speaking Tae Kwon Do is unarmed .
  8. Alexander

    Alexander Possibly insane.

    My Tae Kwon-Do school incorporated a bit of Escrima into its syllabus. Its done quite rarely though - the emphasis in training is on building strength and speed.

    There are a few clubs like that - but the weapons are very rarely learned for weapon practise in itself, more as a means to a end (anything from strength building to bodily coordination). Keysi is probably your best bet.

    But remember martial arts are principles distilled into techniques. Once principles are learned from these techniques they can be transfered into other things. Hence learning how to defend against a Katana may seem pointless these days but the principles can be transferred against a baseball or cricket bat, a lead pipe, etc... Similarly a staff can be likened to a snooker cue.
  9. KickChick

    KickChick Valued Member

  10. Capt Ann

    Capt Ann Valued Member

    Check out whatever school is close to you. TKD doesn't include weapons, but my TKD dojang teaches staff, short stick, double stick, nunchaku, and sword at the BB level.

    For a self-defense weapon that you might find close at hand, I would suggest any stick art (Filipino, Korean, other).
  11. kwang gae

    kwang gae 광개 Sidekick Specialist

    One of the other TKD schools here teaches Cane fighting along with TKD, but of course it's not part of the traditional TKD syllabus.

    Our school is offering Bo Staff in the spring, which I'm looking forward to. Still it's not a practical weapon to carry every day, walking around with an 7' pole. ;)
  12. Incredible Bulk

    Incredible Bulk Eat-Lift-Eat-Sleep-Grow

    our school teaches black belts how to use the bo staff
  13. HwaRang

    HwaRang Just don't call me flower

    the kali/escrima art is supposedly an exceptional weapons art to cross-train in, it's based on training strikes with weapons to help descibe how the same strikes can be made either without any weapons or with similar objects.
    which makes it rather cool for self defence. :woo:
    *cough cough, Bruce Lee learned it* - which is good enough for me but i know there are some people here who feel sick when hes referred to so often ;)
    think of it as a plug-in for a microsoft program, a little extra to add variety and make your training a touch more "complete".
  14. Hapuka

    Hapuka Te Aho

    At our Taekwon-do club we use a wooden pole (bo-staff) for self defence training. We also use plastic knifes and $2 shop plastic guns :).
  15. ShadowWarrior

    ShadowWarrior Valued Member

    We don't use poles, knifes or guns laura. Only for self defence. And so far we havn't used any guns yet.
  16. Hapuka

    Hapuka Te Aho

    Yeah Thats what I meant.
  17. Cosmo Kramer

    Cosmo Kramer Valued Member

    TKD weapons

    what weapons does your TKD school teach, if any? We do chucks, swords, and staff. Our weapons teachers know some sia patterns also, but we are told not to do them in class because they put holes in the floor. Also would you say TKD traditionally uses weapons or not?
  18. MadMonk108

    MadMonk108 JKD/Kali Instructor

    Taekwondo traditionally did not have any official weapons training. The weapons you mention are not Korean, nor are you using the Korean names for them, so they were likely imported from outside arts by your teacher.
  19. neryo_tkd

    neryo_tkd Valued Member

    we use weapons in the training sessions when we train self defence.

    when the competition season ends, then we focus on such self defence.
  20. DarkPhoenix

    DarkPhoenix New Member

    Necro Post!

    In our kwan, we train with Bo staff, Bong Dan, Cane, Kama, Escrima, Sai, and Nunchaku. After Chodan, we start with HaiDong Kumdo

    It's pretty amazing how easily any form can be used to incorporate 3 out of the 8 weapons mentioned.

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