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I am a grappler, mostly. I am a wrestler and brazillian jiu jitsu artist. I've been wrestling for 2 years, starting 3. And Jiu Jitsu for about a couple months.
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Squisky wrote:


DanPan wrote:

I have done karate for five years, boxing for one year and wing chun for one year

right now i do jeet kune do tied in with escrima, mma and kickboxing~

apparently a lot of people get into amateur mma at my age now, according to my coach, so that's why he's training me up for some fight in december. it'll be good experience.


Out of all that. What do you feel the most moved by?

Do you compete regularly?


Well, they've all effected ,me differently.

Karate brought up my self-confidence and sorted out my hand-eye cooridination. It really helped with my kicks as well.

Boxing helped me develop my punches and build my arm muscles in general. It also helped me build up my core as well, from all that dodging and weaving. It also taught me that there's always a chance you're gonna get hit hard in a fight, no matter what.

Wing chun taught me about the centerline, muscle memory and techniques that repuire less energy but is more effective given the situation.

Jett kune do taught fluid motion, compact movements, developed my muscle memory further and taught me to relax and tense at the right moments. It also taught quick and effective low kicks and stop kicks.

Escrima worked my shoulders, taught me checking with empty hand and with sticks. Knife defense and all of that kind of stuff.

mma and kickboxing taught me that timing is everything, wasting one sexond could change everything. It also taught me how to effectively create openings and how to set myself up for a move.

Jeet kune do and escrima were the ones that probably changed me most, I was quite stiff and rigid before jeet kune do, so it was quite a shock to the system, but after that I was able to move around much more quickly and jump in and out of the other guy's reach.

I used to compete for karate but after that I just dibble dabble into competing every now and then, but not regularly, I'm hoping to change that tho in december.
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Posted 7/12/13

SmixxyGandhi wrote:

I am a grappler, mostly. I am a wrestler and brazillian jiu jitsu artist. I've been wrestling for 2 years, starting 3. And Jiu Jitsu for about a couple months.


Now if you only had a striking art under your belt as well, you would be able to fight in a stand up and ground situation.
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I use to do both Kempo and Aikido as well though because of injuries that i got from Aikido (yeah i know i got hurt in aikido that's kinda lame) i can't practice very much so i end up mainly just doing basic moves and a lot of Ki (Chakra) or what ever you like to call it exercise
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Posted 7/12/13

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fart101 wrote:

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


It doesn't sound like it has been that long since you left. Why not start up again? Though school/work does get in the way.


My college is out of state so I might not go back to Han Mu Do, but I'm thinking about starting Kendo and maybe Taekwondo as well



Seriously though, you have 10 years in HMD, might as well stick to that for training the body.

Why not think about a grappling art? Weapons are great, but you can't really walk about with a shinai outside.
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Posted 7/12/13

Squisky wrote:


SmixxyGandhi wrote:

I am a grappler, mostly. I am a wrestler and brazillian jiu jitsu artist. I've been wrestling for 2 years, starting 3. And Jiu Jitsu for about a couple months.


Now if you only had a striking art under your belt as well, you would be able to fight in a stand up and ground situation.


Haha yeah, I know basics of boxing and muay thai. I would learn it, but Im not ready for it methinks. So I guess you can say I'm an amateur in striking, but more experienced on the ground
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Squisky wrote:


witchkitty33 wrote:

I use to do both Kempo and Aikido as well though because of injuries that i got from Aikido (yeah i know i got hurt in aikido that's kinda lame) i can't practice very much so i end up mainly just doing basic moves and a lot of Ki (Chakra) or what ever you like to call it exercise


What kind of injuries? How long ago did you receive them? It must have been pretty crazy


Well what had happened was actually pretty lame see we had a new sensei come into the class who wanted to do discipline Mondays now grated if this was a normal marshal art class this wouldn't have even been an issue but it wasn't this was a class held at my high school for gym credit (pretty much instead of PE you got this) and so he was really freaking everyone out and we went to practice rolls which i am normally pretty good at considering my build well he wanted us to do them perfectly like he does them well he's build is different then my build so when i went to do the roll instead of being all loose like i normally am i was tight and broke my collar bone.

I was out for a good 6 months because of that and i then tried to go back but because of what happened i could not roll on that shoulder anymore (doctors orders) because even though it had healed there was a chance that it could easily brake again. so pretty much I could not do any rolling due to the fear of braking my collar bone again which really sucks cuz i really really liked rolling and i would just roll on my other arm but it really doesn't work out that way all the time. This made a lot of my fellow classmates mad because i wouldn't roll and my sensei kept trying to push it which made matters worse.

In the end i left the class with only getting a high blue belt... i still practice but on my own and with friends who know what had happened. I still have problems with my collar bone every once in a while mainly it flares up and become very painful though supposedly it's "fully healed" my butt.

(as far as the Kempo goes the reason why i'm not in that anymore is a long story of it's own)

OH! Yeah forgot there was also my wrist and ankle that also got injured but those i have learned to live with and they where just sprains due to me trying some stupid move or someone else doing a stupid move on me (edited)
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Posted 7/12/13

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Haunter923 wrote:

gunkata... an't no body got time for kungfu lol


I don't think I'll ever be successful in Kung Fu of any sort. I'm much to o bulky, I'd look silly.


You can practice southern style (modern and traditional), however it requires you to be a bit flexible. I have been teaching a group of big muscled guys at gym and they are doing well. Their flexibility are getting better and they are feeling 'loose', not as tight as before.
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Iaido. Forgotten grade/rank. But my masters didn't credit me enough imo. So i stayed doing the same movements all the time. I stopped it and just started playing Final Fantasy VIII. Yes...
Knight praktice. Grade: Sorceress' knight (best there is!) ♡
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28 / M / Toronto
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Posted 7/12/13

DanPan wrote:


Squisky wrote:


DanPan wrote:

I have done karate for five years, boxing for one year and wing chun for one year

right now i do jeet kune do tied in with escrima, mma and kickboxing~

apparently a lot of people get into amateur mma at my age now, according to my coach, so that's why he's training me up for some fight in december. it'll be good experience.


Out of all that. What do you feel the most moved by?

Do you compete regularly?


Well, they've all effected ,me differently.

Karate brought up my self-confidence and sorted out my hand-eye cooridination. It really helped with my kicks as well.

Boxing helped me develop my punches and build my arm muscles in general. It also helped me build up my core as well, from all that dodging and weaving. It also taught me that there's always a chance you're gonna get hit hard in a fight, no matter what.

Wing chun taught me about the centerline, muscle memory and techniques that repuire less energy but is more effective given the situation.

Jett kune do taught fluid motion, compact movements, developed my muscle memory further and taught me to relax and tense at the right moments. It also taught quick and effective low kicks and stop kicks.

Escrima worked my shoulders, taught me checking with empty hand and with sticks. Knife defense and all of that kind of stuff.

mma and kickboxing taught me that timing is everything, wasting one sexond could change everything. It also taught me how to effectively create openings and how to set myself up for a move.

Jeet kune do and escrima were the ones that probably changed me most, I was quite stiff and rigid before jeet kune do, so it was quite a shock to the system, but after that I was able to move around much more quickly and jump in and out of the other guy's reach.

I used to compete for karate but after that I just dibble dabble into competing every now and then, but not regularly, I'm hoping to change that tho in december.


I'm short and fat, it fucking sucks sparring tall people. Almost everyone is taller than me. My Shotokan/Kyokushin training doesn't help because that's all about moving in/out. I'm trying to learn Enshin style movements, but being a fatty - it's hard to move out of the way quickly.
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I wish I could live in a small town in Japan with a private teacher in Karate or something else. Maybe Nin-Jutsu. These things might be possible but they are only dreams currently. That would be something.... Meditation and practise martial arts. Also talk about view points of life. Peaceful landscape and nature.

Back to topic. I really want to start doing martial arts again. Other than self learning I want to start somewhere. Wishes are easy to say but to do them or achieve them is another story. With my currently life situation that is not possible. I believe there will be a time I can!
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