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Only martial art I ever practised was Karate when I was younger.


Try Chinese Martial arts, more interesting than Karate Just that Karate seem basic -shrugs-



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I'm still working on my water bending skill...it's more difficult than it looks...

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I'm still working on my water bending skill...it's more difficult than it looks...



-noticed animeaddict is playing with waters- -Cast Bolts of Lightning at AnimeAddict- Does 9,999 damage and Animeaddict perish... 1 gold drop and 2 experience points gained. :p

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GrandMasterTime wrote:

Only martial art I ever practised was Karate when I was younger.


Try Chinese Martial arts, its huge improvement from Karate. Just that Karate seem basic -shrugs-



I was going to learn Muay Thai at one point, don't know about Chinese martial arts, I think Tai Chi is offered at my gym. Don't think I'll be learning martial arts presently though due to my current beliefs around using violence.
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I did a few years of Uechi-ryu (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uechi-ry%C5%AB) as a teenager. It's an interesting style and I won both sparring and kata sections of the tournament I participated in with it. I think a lot of the other kids were just really shy I was one of the only ones that was putting any real power into his kata so I don't really consider that much in the competition department. The sparring was pretty heated, though. I won with a roundhouse kick of all things - way too stylish for me lol.

Haven't done martial arts since I tore my ACL. Three knee surgeries later on my dominant leg and, yeah, I don't really want to risk it.
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I've been practicing kendo for 3 years now. I joined the kendo club at my school freshman year and now I'm currently the vice president.
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JanusCascade wrote:


GrandMasterTime wrote:

Only martial art I ever practised was Karate when I was younger.


Try Chinese Martial arts, its huge improvement from Karate. Just that Karate seem basic -shrugs-



Might want to do some research then. Karate was formed from Shaolin Kung Fu, specifically crane style. As for my opinion on Chinese martial arts, while any martial art is better than none, there hasn't been a solid representative of Chinese martial arts in high level combat sports..... Maybe ever? And yes, I know the tired argument of "well in a real fight it would work", so I'll go ahead counter with the only real difference between a cage fight and a street fight (unarmed) would be eye gouges (easy to defend against for ANY trained martial artist), groin strikes (anybody, even untrained, knows to strike the groin), and maybe headbutts (which would vastly favor a trained grappler rather than a wing Chun or Wushu fighter). And please don't bring up pressure points or ki flow or any other bullshido. Pressure points are of limited effectiveness, especially when the adrenaline is pumping, and I won't even bother addressing the other....

Sorry, that got a bit wordy, but as somebody with an entire lifetime in karate, plus extensive training in several other arts, I had to put in my 2 cents. All that said, I would definitely be interested in learning traditional Chinese martial arts if it was available in my area, but only cuz I'm a total martial arts otaku. I don't think they hold up well against practical modernized martial arts, especially the ones that have went totally for spectacle (looking at you, Wushu).
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JanusCascade wrote:


GrandMasterTime wrote:

Only martial art I ever practised was Karate when I was younger.


Try Chinese Martial arts, its huge improvement from Karate. Just that Karate seem basic -shrugs-



Might want to do some research then. Karate was formed from Shaolin Kung Fu, specifically crane style. As for my opinion on Chinese martial arts, while any martial art is better than none, there hasn't been a solid representative of Chinese martial arts in high level combat sports..... Maybe ever? And yes, I know the tired argument of "well in a real fight it would work", so I'll go ahead counter with the only real difference between a cage fight and a street fight (unarmed) would be eye gouges (easy to defend against for ANY trained martial artist), groin strikes (anybody, even untrained, knows to strike the groin), and maybe headbutts (which would vastly favor a trained grappler rather than a wing Chun or Wushu fighter). And please don't bring up pressure points or ki flow or any other bullshido. Pressure points are of limited effectiveness, especially when the adrenaline is pumping, and I won't even bother addressing the other....

Sorry, that got a bit wordy, but as somebody with an entire lifetime in karate, plus extensive training in several other arts, I had to put in my 2 cents. All that said, I would definitely be interested in learning traditional Chinese martial arts if it was available in my area, but only cuz I'm a total martial arts otaku. I don't think they hold up well against practical modernized martial arts, especially the ones that have went totally for spectacle (looking at you, Wushu).


Well said, its all depend on the person.. Karate may not work for this person, but other may.. While Karate may work well with others. Wushu?

Edit: I see, it does sounded like I was saying Chinese Martial Art came from Karate, sorry for misunderstanding. Meant to say its seem Chinese Martial Arts are more impressive than Karate..
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Used to do Taekwondo but got bored through my second year...
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Oh OK. Well in that case I didn't see some guy strutting in there all proud, only to have tasted humility and asking questions by the end of class.


A person who did not want to learn came to your school and took a class?
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Ever since I've watched Detective Conan and saw Sera, I've been wanting to try JKD. Unfortunately I don't have the money and time rn.
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A person who did not want to learn came to your school and took a class?


Yes. He was a regular at another school. The whole time he was criticizing everything and talking down. "I studied under So-and-So, a direct student of XYZ Gracie" or something. "If you did that you'd be just asking the guy to take your back". Stuff like that. You occasionally see stuff like that. It's really irritating. That's when the senpai are very polite, very cordial, and make the guy eat mat over and over again.
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GrandMasterTime wrote:

Only martial art I ever practised was Karate when I was younger.


Hence why you're a grandmaster? You stuck with that one art and dedicated all your time to it?
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