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Tae kwon do
judo
Okinawan(sp?) karate
ninjitsu(yes it is a real style)
akkito
....i forget the rest haha
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aww man, everyone knows martial except me...i really really really want to learn tae kwon do
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wing chun is the way to go baby
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I used to do tae kwon do in 4th grade was fun but my grades droped so I stopped not fun
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Hmm... It's kinda cool to see all those martial arts things...
But i dont like it that much... Maybe if it was possible to do a Shadow Replication I would consider it... But since its not I ust keep play tennis :P
Btw they say all those things about chakra and forming seals is true...
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karate for a time and currently learning Akkido...I would like to learn wushu and muay thai kick-boxing.
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There is a big difference between wushu and Muay Thai, go to both for just one lesson and tell me about the differences in training regimes.

In other words, just do Muay Thai.

There is very, very little point in doing any martial art which does not train with full resistance, and hard-contact sparring as rather than learning a formidable skill to learn to protect yourself, you will merely give yourself a false sense of security. Most styles can of course be useful, but the tuition is simply hideous, full of mystical bullshit and without valid substance. If Karate is your bag, do Kyokoushin, with it's full contact (save the face, but there are off-shoots which include this too) sparring, realistic 'live' drills, and lack of the bullshit that is Kata (Kata was originally the physical equivalent of a manual, it was taught so that moves would be remembered, and easily passed on, training it a thousand times a day will achieve very little). Muay Thai is exceptional. Full contact sparring, hugely competitive (The guys in Thailand are just crazy), and amongst the toughest physically (the training is just insane, you are gonna HURT). Boxing, whilst perhaps boring to some is also quite simply the most effective way to learn how to punch, and there is little more practical.

Of course to truly be effective and acknolwedging that 90% of all street fights end up on the ground, you should really take a grappling art in addition. Proven arts are Judo,(real) wrestling, Jui Jitsu (preferably Brazillian), Sambo e.t.c. There is a huge plethora of effective arts, but even this is dwarved by the Collossal amount of crap that is taught, I can't even be bothered to go into the shortcomings of TMA's (I probably will later, it is an itch you cannot leave alone).

Whatever you take, make sure it offers full, contact sparring, Live training against resisting opponents, and that it does not offer a black belt in under a year.

For Bruce Lee fans.. Bruce was one of the pioneers of training in a variety of arts, and always preached the effectiveness of grappling (He took both wrestling and Judo), and LIVE SODDING TRAINING.


koutasan wrote:

Hmm... It's kinda cool to see all those martial arts things...
But i dont like it that much... Maybe if it was possible to do a Shadow Replication I would consider it... But since its not I ust keep play tennis :P
Btw they say all those things about chakra and forming seals is true... :)


You live in the Netherlands! The Kickboxing capitol of the world! Go learn how to hurt someone!
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noodles1631 wrote:

i practice the fine art of...sitting duck, surfing internet! i have been recently upgraded to fatman can;t get off his chair!


Me too, but I talk a good fight:)
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aww man, everyone knows martial except me...i really really really want to learn tae kwon do


traditional tae kwon do is pretty but in a street fight situation, unlessyou have room to kick people, its no good, well it can be but most don't know how to use it effectively. and halifaxfanguy....goes to the same dojo i go to. don't mess with him he'll kick ur ass...he kicked mine when i got back from my world tournament and in the tournament. i should have bowed out of the match for 1st and second place instead of thinking i could take him on....tko'd me in 5 seconds
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yuuki_tenshi wrote:


mzxaznangel wrote:

aww man, everyone knows martial except me...i really really really want to learn tae kwon do


traditional tae kwon do is pretty but in a street fight situation, unlessyou have room to kick people, its no good, well it can be but most don't know how to use it effectively. and halifaxfanguy....goes to the same dojo i go to. don't mess with him he'll kick ur ass...he kicked mine when i got back from my world tournament and in the tournament. i should have bowed out of the match for 1st and second place instead of thinking i could take him on....tko'd me in 5 seconds


haha! thats cuz u suck at fighting in point sparring....but i have to run away in continuous or you'll run me through with like a knee or an elbow....should see what he did to jack solomon(guy at our school) he made fun of yuuki's little brother and found himself on the ground getting hit at various pressure points....he's still on life support....back yuuki! though he did deserve it


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lets just face it, simple martical arts techniques e.g. tae kwon is uselss unlesss the other party co operates.......

e.g. tae kwon is based upon a series of moves right? wht if i says hey i wdon;t wanna fight u bare handed u either take this stick or i baiting u with mine, or u just go crazy, crzyness means its hard for the tae kwon'er to anticpate and doge your moves!!


blah...tae kwon means hand foot and do means the way of so all together tae kwon do means the way of the hand and foot. its pretty to watch two masters of this style spar. i have an instructor who could take someones head off with his jump back kick. but if there is someone who's grown up only street fighting and is very meticulous in his attacks and thorough(sp?) in his attacks, its very hard for any martial artist to beat him if they only know one style. i'd say about 10 years of working with various martial arts and splicing them together into your own fighting style is the best way to go if you want to learn how to truly fight. face it, martial arts is an art basically, marshall, derived from the greek and roman god for war, and art meaning art lol. its the basic art of war. very disciplined and very pretty to watch two trained masters go at it in a tournament. look up Milton Iwama. he's someone i'd love to see again. my first martial arts instructor and i'd say best. i really want to go and learn from him again.
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The only 'pretty' but truly effective (read sodding devastating) fighter I know of is a fellow by the name of Cung le. He competed in San Sou which is basically a competetive full-contact kung fu with throws, and something that I wholeheartedly endorse, Kung Fu with live training? Yes please!

He recently made the move to MMA, and though he hasn't been truly tested by a grappler yet, his striking is breathtaking to watch. His last fight against Tony Fryklund was like a training manual on kicks. I'd post it but its copyrighted, and would likely be deleted quickly, do some youtubing if curious.

Oh.. some femals fighters are very pretty for an entirely different reason... Lets take Gina Carano as an example:



Or Kyra Gracie:




i'd say about 10 years of working with various martial arts and splicing them together into your own fighting style is the best way to go


This is what we call MMA or mixed martial arts, and something I find particularly awesome.

I'll leave you with my favourite MMA video, Furious Angels:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=IwJRlMyJx4Y
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^ dude... the top chick is HOT..


btw I practice Kendo


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I'm sure she could... but i wouldn't be trying to fight her. ;)..(and yes i am a girl)
Posted 7/3/07
Well it tried Tae kwon do, jujutsu, and karate for like 5 years. I really want to try jeet kwon do. It is a little bit of everything together, it is not a style but a way. I don't know how to explain it but it something that interest me.
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If you want a single school to teach you a little of everything, check out an MMA school, it is what JKD's IS. Jeet Kwon Do's original idea was not to be a style that it is taught, as you say it is a concept. However fat balding Bruce Lee fans have created a shitty stand up and shitty grappling art that serves only to make money. Bruce would be ashamed.

And yes Gina Carano is very hot And she would also most likely tool us both in a muay thai fight...

http://youtube.com/watch?v=Z7EKIjTLG7A

here she is doing some MMA.

*EDIT* apologies for the shitty quality, I'll try and find a better one.

Another Edit, Oops, missed the female tag:)
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i study art when i was 2 grade and i love it
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