Originally Posted by Dark Sider
Certain martial arts like TKD or karate are useless because of how they practice...
I remember watching a Karate tournament once, and they were basically sparring for points. No sense of power behind each strike. Essentially they would both dive in and beat each other's chests as rapidly as possible, or raise their leg and tap each other as many times as possible. And I was so disappointed because if anyone actually tried to fight like this in a real fight, they would do far worse than someone who had no training at all.
Not to knock karate, I think it can be quite a practical martial art, but I agree, points fighting or some other forms of sparring can actually make you far WORSE than any regular joe on the street.