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Been teaching myself Muay Thai for about a year from instructional videos I've downloaded online; and have so far completed 5 weeks of Capoeira.
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gunkata... an't no body got time for kungfu lol
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I used to train at Chuck Norris Karate Studio when I was younger till my teen years. I trained with a black belt guy that knew multiple types of martial arts that became a good friend. Even had to register his hands as lethal weapons but you would never know with how meek and humble he was lol I haven't been practicing recently but I work most of the stances and movements into my everyday life. It definitely helped when I lived in Japan. Moving through the station was like being a salmon going upstream. At least I made it to a point of moving w/o hitting a snag or tripping over someone's bags Speaking of Japan, I saw some of the martial arts there and was impressed. Still wishing to find some time to learn kendo. I would also like to check out muay tai but I'd probably mess up on holding back too much. Maybe I can get lucky like Kenichi and find a group of teachers that know extensive martial arts to train me. Till then, I keep practicing and self improve
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DAN213 wrote:

Been teaching myself Muay Thai for about a year from instructional videos I've downloaded online; and have so far completed 5 weeks of Capoeira.


The break dancing fight style? A friend of mine was interested in that. But he's a big guy. I found the forms kind of odd. It's all rhythm but it doesn't seem to have any firmness behind it, just weaving side to side.
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DAN213 wrote:

Been teaching myself Muay Thai for about a year from instructional videos I've downloaded online; and have so far completed 5 weeks of Capoeira.


The break dancing fight style? A friend of mine was interested in that. But he's a big guy. I found the forms kind of odd. It's all rhythm but it doesn't seem to have any firmness behind it, just weaving side to side.


Indeed. Big? As in overweight? If that's the case, anyone that is not 'fit' (ability to lift your own wieght/ flexable)is going to have a much more difficult time learning this fighting style. Capoeira is very evasive yet offensive; the basis of every move is moving side to side, up and down (ginga) making it very difficult for your opponent to hit you. This back and forth motion creates a constant flow of kinetic energy , perfect for evasion then quickly counter attacking and so on. What makes capoeira very different then, lets say Muay Thai although there are many similarities, capoeira deliveries the moves in a very unorthodox manner, many of the kicks come from an underneath outward slant angle. Lol sorry if that doesn't make any sense, but these kicks come at you in very weird angles. This style also requires an extremely strong core, due to the unorthodox movements, your constantly off balance and have to rely on your core muscles to balance your self. Give it a try, capoeira is a great supplement to any fighting style and has greatly improved my agility and flexibility as well as giving me the ability to throw kicks in unorthodox ways that make it more difficult for my opponent to avoid.
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koji8123 wrote:


DAN213 wrote:

Been teaching myself Muay Thai for about a year from instructional videos I've downloaded online; and have so far completed 5 weeks of Capoeira.


The break dancing fight style? A friend of mine was interested in that. But he's a big guy. I found the forms kind of odd. It's all rhythm but it doesn't seem to have any firmness behind it, just weaving side to side.


Indeed. Big? As in overweight? If that's the case, anyone that is not 'fit' (ability to lift your own weight/ flexible)is going to have a much more difficult time learning this fighting style. Capoeira is very evasive yet offensive; the basis of every move is moving side to side, up and down (ginga) making it very difficult for your opponent to hit you. This back and forth motion creates a constant flow of kinetic energy , perfect for evasion then quickly counter attacking and so on. What makes capoeira very different then, lets say Muay Thai although there are many similarities, capoeira deliveries the moves in a very unorthodox manner, many of the kicks come from an underneath outward slant angle. Lol sorry if that doesn't make any sense, but these kicks come at you in very weird angles. This style also requires an extremely strong core, due to the unorthodox movements, your constantly off balance and have to rely on your core muscles to balance your self. Give it a try, capoeira is a great supplement to any fighting style and has greatly improved my agility and flexibility as well as giving me the ability to throw kicks in unorthodox ways that make it more difficult for my opponent to avoid.



Yeah big. He can bench 315lbs, more than 1.1x his body weight. I, Myself, wouldn't be able to do this. I would feel silly trying to breakdance in the middle of a fight when I can use my feet, knees, hands, and elbows to deliver a hard blow to my opponent.
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I studied Kung Fu for 2 years when I was in college, both northern and southern styles. But that was years ago, and the most exposure I have to martial arts these days is Jackie Chan movies and Street Fighter IV.
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Closest I've come to martial arts is Tai Chi to help my arthritis. I've always wanted to learn martial arts, but I worry about the wear and tear on my joints. I have been looking into Hapkido, which seems to be easier on the joints than most styles.
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it is a form of art

too bad i'm not an artist
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I boxed for 5 years, now learning a combo of Tang Soo Do, BJJ and Krav Maga.
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I've been a practitioner of hokuto shinken since the year 199X some may say I am the worlds greatest martial artist since I could make a man explode with my pinky if need be, honestly though i learned sanda or sanshou or whatever you wanna call it , that was for two years i did tae kwon do for a year after that and currently in krav maga
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Tai Chi Chuan-Fa Kung Fu: 14 years
ESCRIMA DOCE PARES (Filipino Martial Arts): 14 years
KAJUKENBO: 14 years

there is a lot to say about my training and the life i have spent studying. the people I train with is my second family, even outside of School i am reffered to as Sifu. I train 4 days out of the week with our grandmaster, i have been spending a lot of time with the other teachers lately perfecting my teaching skills as well teaching other students with them.
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Han Mu Do - 10 years
2nd Degree Black Belt
Poom Level? (I was younger than 15)

Stopped because I couldn't advance any farther until I turned 14.
Didn't start back b/c school
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Posted 7/11/13

DAN213 wrote:

Been teaching myself Muay Thai for about a year from instructional videos I've downloaded online; and have so far completed 5 weeks of Capoeira.


Teaching yourself? I find that it's easy to pick up bad habits that way. Particularly on stances. Have you had any previous instruction from a dojo or school?
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