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Finlay's picture
Vintage TKD

Came across this while at work, thought some people may find it interesting

Good and not so good here, but interesting to see the older stuff

Marc's picture

The coolest skill to master is to clone yourself during a fight like the kung-fu guy does in the middle of his performance at 30:26. ;-)

Seriously, thanks for posting this. It is always interesting to see videos that show the development of technique over the years. Compare for example the up-down-each-step movements in the patterns from '66 to the more level movements in patterns from '72.

It's fascinating how, from my karate perspective, the taekwon-do patterns look like somebody threw a handful of karate katas into a dice cup together with some impressive kicking action, shook them for a few minutes and then rolled them back onto the table. Lots of familiar stuff but heavily rearranged. I guess from a teakwon-do perspective it would be vice versa.

The more practical stuff starts at 22:48 with all the well-known locks and throws.

By the way, throughout the 35 minutes, I could not find a single out-to-in-uke (just remembered that threat) in the patterns or anywhere.

Take care