Wow your pictures look neater than mine lol.
I'm a black belt in Tae Kwon Do...been doing it for about six years...
I suggest for anyone looking for something hardcore with a lot of hitting - check out Krav Maga. I believe that's grappling and hitting and made for "real world" combat. Last I checked it's still banned in professional competition for being so hardcore.
just curious where you got the info on this? lol the U.S. trained the israeli army, krav maga actually came from stuff that our military taught them. A group of ex-military from israel came over to america and borrowed a page out of the tae kwon do play book and began opening schools to make money because there is a market for that sort of thing. All krav maga is, is a grouping of techniques from different martial arts and self defense techniques like throat punches and eye gouging.
Tae kwon do actually had a similar start in america, ever wonder why any city in america has anywhere between 5-50 TKD dojos? Some korean ex-military came over to america with a plan, they took what they learned in the military and kept what was pretty and cool and flashy, dropped some of the other stuff packaged it into a marketable item and added belt colors and belt tests to A.) make a little extra cash, and provide a more valuable product. and B.) give people a sense of accomplishment with short term attainable goals.
I am not talking bad about any martial arts if it weren't for the TKD, kung fu, karate, boxing, judo, "ninjitsu" studios, advances in the martial art world would be much farther behind, but I do see most of them for what they are and they do a lot of good for a lot of people but most of the stuff is not useful in the ring, the cage, or in the street.
Many local TKD and Karate instructors here have learned that at the hands of my armbasr, triangle chokes, and bicep slicers.