I have done TKD and am now in MT. TKD kicks seem more flashy and quick than in MT. The main differance i found was TKD round kicks in the upper level try to peel back toes and strike with the ball of the foot while in MT you make impact with your shin and instep. Also MT ther seems to be more of a stress on leg kicks where TKD strikes more to the body and head. In TKD sometimes I would throw multiple roundhouse kicks without coming back to base in MT my kicking leg always atleast touches the ground before throwing another even when throwing rapidly. I put alot more power in my MT roundhouse kicks then in TKD.