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Posted 7/15/13
The point of a fight is to beat the enemy using pain.
Just kick everyone in the crotch!
Posted 7/15/13
I took tae kwon doe when I was 10 for about two weeks. It wasn't for me.
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Posted 8/10/13
My sister was taking up TAEKWONDO.
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Yes,

I'm trained in Shorin-ryu, Krav Maga, Wrestling, Boxing, Military Special Forces combat training, Police hand-to-hand combat training, and BJJ. For a short period I did a few other styles of Karate and TKD (which I didn't like). I started when I was 8, so I suppose roughly around 22 years of experience.

I stopped training exclusively in Karate when i started doing mixed martial arts and heavier combat tournaments. So the furthest I made it in Karate was a black belt. I've attempted to get back into Karate, but I genuinely don't think most American martial arts studios are worth paying 150-200 dollars a month to train you to kick/punch in the air. That and most Dans I've sparred with didn't demonstrate their abilities very well.

With that being said, I'm a pacifist and I don't fight unless it's the very last option available. I only did competitive fighting for the physical enjoyment of it, but never the enjoyment of violence.
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I absoloutely love fighting and would love to learn some of the moves, but I'm sort of pacifistic personally so I wouldn't be able to bring myself to use any form of combat on a stranger.
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23 / M / Los Angeles, Ca
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Posted 8/11/13

Squisky wrote:


DAN213 wrote:


Squisky 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.


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?


I agree. Learning from instructional videos is nothing opposed to being taught by an instructor. This is the best I can do for now; Muay Thai classes in my area are too expensive. The cheapest spot I was able to find was $90 a month w/20 students per class.


Sir, you live in LA. That place is littered with Japanese martial arts. If you're only looking at a striking art then why not Kyokushin/Enshin/Ashihara karate? I'm sure you can find a dojo for cheap. I pay $70/month Canadian for my Kyokushin fees.

Unless of course, you are adamant about Muay Thai. If that is the case, then all the more reason to find a teacher. If it's worth learning, it's worth learning well. Of course, I'm in no position to make passes at your financial situation. I know too well how it feels to see your account balance under $0. Hopefully everything will work out for you. Keep at it my friend.


I agree, I will eventually enroll myself into a Muay Thai class once I can afford to. Thanks for your .02
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I study Yang Style Taiji quan ( or Tai chi, as it is known by in America), going on two years, and Taiji jian (tai chi sword), going on 9 months. Why do I study? Because I feel a deep seated inner compulsion to in simple terms, but I suppose another way of putting it is; that there is something intrinsically linked to my being, that can only find its expression through martial arts. That sounds odd, but I am curious to see if anyone else has a similiar experience in their practice.
An observation I've had about Taiji quan, is that only in the west is it treated solely as a form of exercise by and large (Luckily this is not the case under my Master). But whenever a Chinese Master is interviewed, they almost immediately begin to mention actual applications and treat it just like any other martial art. Granted they will discuss health benefits but only just a bit more than a Master of another style would mention.
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black belt taekwondo, 7 years
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Muay Thai, Kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Krav Maga, Judo, TaeKwonDo (when I was very little), boxing, and trying to do a bit of Hapkido now. I also want to do Sambo if I ever have time and fulfill all my practices in my individual arts.

Used to fight competitively in high school, now I'm on the Army MMA team.
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taekwondo since I was 9 years old.
Green belt with 2 stripes (Almost a red belt)

Sadly I havent been going anymore.
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29 / M / Atlanta, GA
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i've been practicing Sambo for about 10 years now
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I hold a Shodan rank(1st degree black belt) in Shorin-Ryu Karate-do. That was when I was 17 now i'm 37 lol. I did some Tae Kwan Do and some kickboxing in my early 20's. I got busy with school and work so I did not continue after that. Shame......I probably would have been running my own dojo by now. ; ;
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2 years - Kickboxing
3 years - Krav Maga (Military)
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Posted 10/8/13
I did Judo for two years. The greatest martial art ever.
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First Dan Tae Kwon Do with 5 years of training. I also trained kickboxin, judo and ai kido. Also know how to use nunchakus, bo, knife and tofa.
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