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Martial Art Style Wars (the truth)
Posted 4/9/11

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I suppose in a way the individual is more attracted to a martial art that encompasses what they themselves are looking for in an exercise/martial art.


I still see that as the individual, anyone can do any martial art, but to truly excel and take it to a different level, it takes a special type of person or teacher to bring out your best.
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Posted 4/9/11

Kobashi39 wrote:


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I suppose in a way the individual is more attracted to a martial art that encompasses what they themselves are looking for in an exercise/martial art.


I still see that as the individual, anyone can do any martial art, but to truly excel and take it to a different level, it takes a special type of person or teacher to bring out your best.


Yea, I believe that is true as well, not only in martial arts.
Posted 4/10/11
you have great points overall but the peace won't come at least in these 1 thousand years.

I will say that the ones ( e.g you) that are master levels they have plenty of experience about martial arts but they don't speak it out loud since they understand it and thinks its just normal.

But THERE ARE HELL A LOT OF THOSE NOOBIES WITH BIG MOUTHS, that just don't shut up, they have low level of technique, they have low level of understanding, low experience, they are people who thinks they can fight (mainly those traditional martial arts where you don't get hit into the face e.g. Some form of karate, judo, some form of TKD and list goes on and on)

but when they ACTUALLY fight and they get punched into the face and they can't suck it and they try their miserable kick from wrong distance and wrong time when any experienced boxer or MMA fighter can capitalize it and knock him out.

Thats the moment where the guy/girl might understand that MAYBE its not the art itself its the individual.

Like i said before. AS long as there are more noobies than masters these arguments goes years and years and years.

Till someone takes the bazooka and drops them all dead.
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Posted 4/10/11
Skills > any form of martial arts.
There is no such thing as better martial arts.
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Posted 4/10/11
You really don't know much apparently, as a fellow martial artist. TKD is different than Karate in different aspects and not much of a copy.
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Posted 4/18/11
Well first and for most your essay was too long so I didn't read all of it. What I did read gave me the impression that you research martial arts but have never really practiced one style more than ten years. No doubt you have been practicing martial arts for a long time but I take you as a mixed martial artist so you have been bouncing around from one style from the next so your synopsis' of certain styles are not very good because you have not studied them long enough to even grasp some of the basic things like their origin. One style being better than another is opinion there are no facts in an argument like that there is always a better fighter out there so there can never be the best fighter with the best style. Dominant style is flushed down the drain it all depends on the practitioner. A studious student can speak volumes for a fighting style if he displays his knowledge effectively. There has been and always will be a struggle for dominant style because each style may have its own unique aspects but some style share things in common like types of techniques, similar katas like Kon Kudai which can be preformed by multiple style including Tae Kwon Do, Shotokon, and so on. Whether people want to accept it or not there will never be one style more dominant than the rest plain and simple.
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Posted 4/19/11


I don't think there is an "elite" martial arts style or anything.
It's the person who can actually pull it off.
People are usually very biased about this.
I've learned some Karate, Tae Kwon Doe, and Muay Thai.
Each of them had their own redeeming qualities.
(Though my Muay Thai teacher was by far the most harsh...-nightmares-)
Posted 6/16/11
No one style is better than another, you could argue that you prefer a certain style but you can't prove its better. It all depends on the individual and experience they carry. Just because say one person who does Muay Thai beats a person who does Karate or something in a fight, doesn't mean the entire style is better. Its just one victory. I think style wars are very annoying, and people should just shut up and enjoy their own styles because in reality, unless you're some kind of maniac who goes around challenging random fighters and fighting them, you're not even going to fight people in different styles anyway. Its not realistic, so just enjoy what you do and screw everyone who tells you otherwise because at the end of the day, its self defense for your personal benefit.

Someone said to me "Aikido sucks you should do this". I just said "Have you even tried Aikido or even been in any martial arts class in your life?" they said "No."

/faceplantdesk. -__-
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Posted 6/19/11
It boils down to the fighter, not the martial art.
Posted 6/19/11 , edited 6/19/11
Jeet Kune Do trounces everything else.
Posted 6/19/11
Woah guys, can someone reply?
I'm 16 and I'm planning on joining martial arts VERY SOON because it seems like something I would enjoy. And lol, I need to know how to defend myself even in the slightest bit.
The only "good" class I can find around here is Muay Thai. I'm not fit at all :< Should I take some classes on Muay Thai?
I was suppose to do this a year ago but I lacked motivation.. NOT ANYMORE THOUGH!
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Posted 6/19/11

Half-Bliss wrote:

Jeet Kune Do trounces everything else.

This
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Posted 6/20/11
If you really want to win in a confrontation, I think the best style is MMA with Muay Thai or Savate for kicks, Brazilian Jiu-jitsu or Catch-wrestling for ground fighting, and Boxing for punches. I do not believe there is an effective art against mulitple attackers or weapons. Sure, Krav Maga and some "Reality-based Self-Defense" systems boast of their "effectiveness" against guns or knives, but in all honesty, I think such thoughts will just get you killed. In the case of a knife, I believe the best measure to take is free-running (Parkour) and escape while screaming for help. In the case of a gun, I believe the best thing to do is anything the wielder asks. Better yet, carry a gun on you yourself and know how to use it to maximum efficiency.

I do believe that any style can be effective. I personally have been practicing a couple styles of Chinese Martial Arts for about 10 years now.
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Posted 6/20/11
Martial arts are big business these days. Of course you're going to have people clamoring about how their style is superior to all others, it's because they're trying to sell you a product.

Just ignore all that crap and find something that you enjoy. Training and discipline will always help to make you into a better person. Being better then everyone else should be a secondary concern.
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Posted 6/20/11
I think it was the third video. How in the hell did the TKD have a black belt and still fall on his ass while kicking? Sure it does happen, I've done it several times myself, maybe it was just a bad day.

I have no experience with muay thai and actually this is one of the first times I've really heard about/looked into it. However Tae Kwon Do I do have a pretty decent idea as I've been taking classes for about 7 or so years now. (Finally almost a black belt :))

Now when you try to compare any style of fighting first off you have to understand how the style was created and what it was originally designed to be used for. SO you have muay thai, from my understanding at this point it sounds to be a very close range up in your face fighting style where tae kwon do is more of a mid range style. I.E. You have time to see hwta your opponent does but have ample time to block/counter attack assuming you are close/far away enough to launch an effective strike. With MMA you have all of these people who learn not one style, but they learn as much as they want and then splice it together with their favorite moves from another style and then pick up a third. Then there are the weapon based styles, such as arnese.

You can never truly know which style is better, since the ideas behind the movements are completely different. But it's plain and simple that anyone with training should be able to survive in a fight against some random untrained brawler.
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