Royce Gracie opinion about Taekwondo

4:47:00 AM Tkd kwan 4 Comments


 In the last 15 years or more, the Korean martial art Taekwondo was criticized a lot from many people in the martial arts community, because many fundamental changes were made and changed the image of Taekwondo.

That is when we started to hear terms as ballet to describe Taekwondo practice or fencing to describe sparring.

With respect to all sports but Taekwondo is Taekwondo, but the competition such as the Olympics or the World championships forced the schools and clubs to follow certain ways of training to help their athletes to win fights. We rarely see knockouts in Taekwondo nowadays, which means that scoring is winning.

We have seen a comment of someone well respected in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and we thought to share that with you.

The comment concerns the star of BJJ Royce Gracie, Let's introduce him first for those who do not know him.

Royce Gracie is a Brazilian retired professional mixed martial artist, born12 December 1966 (age 56) Rio de Janeiro, Brazila UFC Hall of Famer, and a Gracie Jiu-Jitsu practitioner. A member of the Gracie family, he is considered to be one of the most influential figures in the history of mixed martial arts.

He has a record of 20 fights in the mixed martial arts competition, He won 15, He lost 2 and 3 draws.

He said that Taekwondo is not the same as it was before, Royce said that Taekwondo was created to rip off heads, but nowadays, the taekwondo athletes should only score points and be called Olympic champions

In the comments on the video one man says that the Taekwondo championship nowadays is Nutella. 

We do know that many of our reader would agree and also others would dislike this opinion from someone who practice a different style, but let's be honest and say that Taekwondo is not the same as it was before!

Let's watch the video :)


  1. totally agree, tkd is a slapping competition and boring nowadays

  2. He isn't wrong. I'm proud of my Taekwondo belt and my school. I train the kids and adults to kick hard. It's self defense. We've gone to tournaments where swatting a fly is considered excessive and we've gotten scolded for in their eyes being too rough... like really? Yet your club. Charges more then mine!

  3. I watched jiujitsu tournaments. Boring like hell, I teach Tae Kwon Do for over 35 years.My students can hurt anyone with their kicks. I respect jiu Jit Su style and can’t call it martial arts. It’s a sport.