Tae Kwon Do is a very effective Korean martial art that is only around 50 years old. It is a practical martial art that proved itself during the Vietnam war in the 60s and the 70s. As the result of the effectiveness in the war, this pure TKD has been incorporated as special forces training in the military around the world after the Vietnam war.

There are four main components of pure TKD. Basic techniques, forms, sparring(one, two, three step, semi-free, and free), and self-defense.  As commercialism arose in TKD for the point sparring(sport TKD), only kicking became the rage and emphasis in training in most schools.  Techniques that did not involve kicks were de-emphasized. From the late 80s on, techniques that did not involve kicking slowly disappeared from most TKD schools around the world. Black belt instructors and senior students from this time frame could not and did not match the quality of skills of the best TKD instructors of the 70s.

Mr. Stuart Anslow comes from the lineage of best TKD Grandmasters of the 70s. . He is a very highly skilled and capable instructor, Mr. Anslow teaches all the components of PURE TKD as it was meant to be: The basics, forms(now called tuls), sparring, and self-defense. He also teaches the other practical aspects of  TKD(falls, throw, joint locks, manipulation, pressure points, and power generation) that has been lost or de-emphasized in modern sport TKD. Moreover,  Mr. Anslow teaches additional techniques from his experience in judo, jujitsu, and wing chun kung fu, and boxing which complements TKD very well. This makes his style of TKD a very versatile martial art.

Go observe his class, his students, and how his students fare in competitions. Go check out other schools as well. You will find that it is rare to find an instructor like Mr. Anslow. I might also add,  if there are 5,000 students who start out as white belts in TKD, only one or two will make it to a 3rd degree. Mr. Anslow beat the odds and made it. If you came under him as a student, you will receive one of the finest instructions in pure TKD, applicable throughout your life.   
    
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Why Rayners Lane TKD Academy's Mr. Anslow offers one of the best TKD training
by Yi Yun Wook
(native Korean TKD instructor based in America training since the late 60s to present)
ARTICLES
Why Rayners Lane TKD Academy's Mr. Anslow offers one of the best TKD training
by Yi Yun Wook
(native Korean TKD instructor based in America training since the late 60s to present)
To say I am humbled by this article would be an understatement. An acknowledgement from such an experienced & skilled Taekwon-do instructor, of whom I hold in the deepest regard is a valued treasure indeed, for which I thank you. - Stuart Anslow III