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Any martial artists here?

How many years have you been practising? What art do you learn? Do you cross-train with other styles?

If you are teaching/in the, 'Dan' ranks. Tell us about your Shodan/last, 'Dan' grading. What did you have to do? How long was the testing?

Are there any other Kyokushin/Enshin/Ashihara karateka here? If so, Osu!

Discuss.
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I'm not doing it, but it looks really cool but difficult though.
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1st degree black belt taekwondo 5 years
boxing 3 years
eskrima 5 months
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I took karate classes in the past. I kind of dropped out, I dunno what happened or why.
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Yes! Kickboxing (sports Karate), regular Karate(Shito-ryu), Ju-Jutsu, Kyung Dang (weapon arts Kendo). Want to learn lots of more and practice technics and skills!
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Wing Chun for 3 yrs
Bjj/small circle jujitsu 2yrs
Krabi krabong 6months
Jkd - just started and loving it!
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edge1143 wrote:

1st degree black belt taekwondo 5 years
boxing 3 years
eskrima 5 months


Do you still practice Tae Kwon? What are your thoughts on the art itself? I did not have a very positive experience. The Dojang was rubbish, a McDojang, if you will.

I came from Shotokan to Tae Kwon, left quickly and am in Kyokushin and much happier.
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Boxing for 4 years now
Working on learning jujitsu
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Boxing for 4 years now
Working on learning jujitsu


That's going to work well together.

Have you considered BJJ, as opposed to traditional Ju-Jutsu?

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Squisky wrote:


edge1143 wrote:

1st degree black belt taekwondo 5 years
boxing 3 years
eskrima 5 months


Do you still practice Tae Kwon? What are your thoughts on the art itself? I did not have a very positive experience. The Dojang was rubbish, a McDojang, if you will.

I came from Shotokan to Tae Kwon, left quickly and am in Kyokushin and much happier.


Personally i wanted to take taekwondo because of my obsession with hwoarang from tekken when i was young, but yeah it took me a while to find a taekwondo dojo that felt like it would be useful for self defense. The dojo i go to isn't true taekwondo as it's applies basic and advanced taekwondo kicks and katas with military defense drills, jeet kune do added with a little dirty fight techniques for last resorts.
On my thoughts with the art itself, I think the only true way to be affective with true taekwondo is to go to korea where they have the best dojos where they grind your flexibilty and and acrobats to improve your kicks. I'm also not a huge fan of olympic style taekwondo since it doesn't focus on defense (which martial arts is supposed to do) and usually focuses on just scoring points

Also heres this awesome vid on taekwondo


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWLTwHZkuPo
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Hmmmm not really, I've always thought they were pretty much the same art. Are they not?
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edge1143 wrote:

Personally i wanted to take taekwondo because of my obsession with hwoarang from tekken when i was young, but yeah it took me a while to find a taekwondo dojo that felt like it would be useful for self defense. The dojo i go to isn't true taekwondo as it's applies basic and advanced taekwondo kicks and katas with military defense drills, jeet kune do added with a little dirty fight techniques for last resorts.
On my thoughts with the art itself, I think the only true way to be affective with true taekwondo is to go to korea where they have the best dojos where they grind your flexibilty and and acrobats to improve your kicks. I'm also not a huge fan of olympic style taekwondo since it doesn't focus on defense (which martial arts is supposed to do) and usually focuses on just scoring points

Also heres this awesome vid on taekwondo


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWLTwHZkuPo


Well, it all starts somewhere, right? Tekken, or not.

Ah, you do a hybrid style. I find a lot of that popping up nowadays. I'm sure you've heard of Krav Maga, Dirty fighting? Look no further.

I'm actually against most olympic/sports karate. I admit, Kyokushin has that. But I only participate in tournaments to test myself against other fighters who will not hesitate to beat the snot out of me.

Thanks for the link.

Check this joke out: http://youtu.be/Hw3L2mJXagY
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Hmmmm interesting this I did not know. Question though when you say ground work do you mean footwork or on the grounds pins and restraints and the sort? Regardless though I will do much research on which I should pursue. I appreciate the useful info
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kuggles wrote:

Hmmmm interesting this I did not know. Question though when you say ground work do you mean footwork or on the grounds pins and restraints and the sort? Regardless though I will do much research on which I should pursue. I appreciate the useful info :)


Ground work being, the movement, restraints and grapples that happen on the ground itself. Footwork would be a part of that, in a sense - they'll teach you where to move your legs for pinning someone.

But usually, footwork is associated with Stand Up work, like Judo or Aikido.

There's an alternative, Judo. Obviously, they don't have a heavy focus of restraints and pins, but the throws are useful.

No problem. Just glad that there are some martial artists here.

To be honest, the forums are filled with little kids. Even the, 'Extended Discussions' are not really extended. It's still filled with one or two sentence opinions. Lol.

But I don't expect much. After all, this is a place for anime, not for discussing morality.

It'd be nice to have a good conversation sometime with people though.
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Thanks again man, Haha yeah I agreed with you there, always is a nice change of pace to talk with someone who shares an interest with you other than anime and the works. If ya ever are up for a conversation about anything you know where to find
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