Originally Posted by CheeseForSteeze
Is this for TKD? I'd except TKD because the emphasis of being able to kick with both legs for modern TKD because it's all based around point break, Olympic/WTF style competition and scoring is much more effective with ambidextrous kicking.. Moving into the realm of more traditional Korean styles, pre-McCarthy Japan, especially TKD that incorporates Hapkido there is less emphasis on ambidexterity.
Once I started boxing I found out how just right-hand dominant I actually am.
My foundation is based in TKD. Old-school. I quit when Las Vegas instructors started emphasizing the business-side of it and started teaching the sport aspect rather than the traditional TKD that my father taught me. Full black belt within a year??? No-bueno.
Although I haven't practiced in years now (family, time, etc...), for a long time I was teaching myself other arts. I have my own style, but you can definitely see TKD influence there.
I never liked the one-sided aspect of TKD (kicks) so I mixed in western style boxing. I learned some some Jiu-Jitsu and Kung Fu as well. I forgot what the form was in Kung-Fu, but it was a friend that taught it to me.
I don't know, just a mash-up of styles, no real technical training outside of TKD. I've always been one of those people that can learn quickly from just watching.
I've always been able to fight in both stances. I am not ambidextrous though. It was a matter of confusing the opponent, becoming a harder target for them, having my dominant hand and foot in front for more power in quick jabs and push kicks for checking... My left leg has strength in side-kicks and left arm has strength in forearm/elbow blows.