Good show. I was waiting for this post, to attempt the challenge of identifying your friend's style. My initial impression was Shotokan, given the Japanese-ish bow and rigid starting stance. But then he starts employing kicks and spinning backfists that are far more Taekwondo. So... not so sure now
Thanks for sharing. I recommend to wear shoes when you spar, at FMK you want to use the shoes to your advantage during sparring & situations of violence you may encounter on the streets. I like the control that you both had & how you both kept each other safe & did not spar out of anger or aggression. You are fortunate to have a good sparring partner, just keep on doing it! Your friend has some clean techniques, tell him to keep up the good work in his training. For yourself, mainly use the sparring as a way to get your cardio going at this point, do not be too concerned about the techniques, also safely spar as a way to experiment with what works & what doesn't.
He pratices Kook Sool Wan it is a newish Korean art. He has been training with it for the last 5 years. Our other video is almost uploaded. It is a great way to exercise, it was also 102 with a 89% humidity today! I think I sweated out a small lake if not an ocean! It was great.
Despite the heat and humidity, I bet it feels good to be training in the open air. Yeah... I would have never got Kook Sool Wan. But Sifu is right (having now reviewed the second video), your friend's techniques look very nice. I forget where you said you lived
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