that's a good point to bring up. Brazilian jiu-jitsu, you know, people are often familiar with because they'll see it in mixed martial arts. Arts fights. But this is not was originally not designed to be a sport self sport, martial art. It was originally designed for self-defense, 100%
for self-defense. And today what you have happening is like happened. Very similarly history repeats itself, the same way in Japanese Jiu-Jitsu existed in a raw form way back then. And then Judo, you know, essentially came about as the sport of branch of Japanese Jiu-Jitsu. If you think back to every martial art bread, it's the same thing. Taekwondo wasn't created and I don't What about the history about Taekwondo, but it wasn't created way back when it was because of the aspiration to have a sport. We can kick each other and earn Point through throwing kicks. That wasn't why it started it started for survival and Effectiveness on the battlefield. Let's just say right where they're surviving and you know, in times of Civil War, way back when and people having to defend themselves and protect their families and life or death. It started for a survival. Every martial art has a survival Fight for Your Life origin. And then what happens is as Sport, AS practice of that, art, becomes common throughout a country or region or the other world. What happens if they have to agree upon a rule set that we're going to follow? So we can practice this. And then eventually what happens is the practice for the agreed-upon ruleset essentially, overtakes the practice for its original purpose and then the sport like taekwondo that was once a fighting system for survival, now is almost exclusively referred to as an Olympic sport. Where you kick each Their score points if your foot touches my body? And then if you win a gold medal, this is awesome. But no one says, oh, yeah, you want to learn how to fight for real. Learn Taekwondo. That's not really worthy Association is anymore because so much of its practice is geared entirely towards Effectiveness in a realm where we both agree to stand in front of each other and adhere to a distance and a rule set that we didn't create but we simply have been practicing for the last 15 years. So let's fight based on those circumstances.
Taekwondo Has Survival/Fight for Your Life Origins But Was Turned Into a Sport
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