How did Taekwondo become so popular AND impractical?

It has become the most popular martial arts, especially in the U.S. But do you think it has become so watered down compared to what it was originally too? I see almost every dojo they teach fancy moves first. It's like for showing off for athleticism rather than for what it's supposed to be: an art for... show more It has become the most popular martial arts, especially in the U.S. But do you think it has become so watered down compared to what it was originally too? I see almost every dojo they teach fancy moves first. It's like for showing off for athleticism rather than for what it's supposed to be: an art for defending yourself.

How and who made Taekwondo go in that direction?
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