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So I want to know who here on Crunchyroll practices martial arts?
If you practice (or have practiced) an art or arts, please tell us about it!

Name: Ian Niswonger
Art(s): Shaolin Wing Chun Kung Fu
Rank(s): Purple Sash
What is a lesson you will never forget? Why?

I will never forget learning that I have the ability to change my mind, to feel how I want to feel. If I want to be happy, I will be. That no one can 'make' you feel something you don't want to feel.
I won't forget this because I did not learn it during the initial lesson. I was actually working on something else when it just 'clicked' and my mind was blown :P

Did you compete any?

I have competed in multiple events, check out my YouTube channel here:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCswYbNK1hwn0rQnt0ZjnNAA

Advice you would give to someone considering martial arts?

Don't let a pricetag scare you. Don't look at it like 'oh I have to pay all this money over so many years just to learn martial arts'. You are paying to change your life. You really can't put a price tag on that.

You have to get wet if you want to learn how to swim | You are going to get hit if you want to learn martial arts.

Don't ever be afraid to try something new and to be the best 'you' that you can be.

Anything else you would like to add:

My website: http://www.derubermensch.com/


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I did aikido for a couple months in college, but haven't picked it up again. Local "martial arts" places seemed seedy to me, and I think most of them have gone out of business, honestly, so I never picked it up again. I never competed or anything, nor amounted to anything. I think the 'lesson' I learned from the aikido class that really stuck with me is that you can't get choked without your participation.

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Posted 10/28/16
It's not the price tag. It's my motivation or lack thereof and laziness.
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I did a couple of semesters of isshinryu karate in college. Discontinued because I didn't want to aggravate some old scars in sparring.
Posted 10/28/16
Yes, I almost forgot lady Ng was a shaolin monk. Good stuff, I am a fan of wing chun. (or taijibaguaxingyi) Better to practice softer styles for longevity, but that doesnt mean chen wont aggravate your knees if you're not doing it right. Advice? Learn an internal art from someone that knows it well, knows the internal as well as the martial aspects. And make sure you're not just going to another mcdojo that is going to teach you empty garbage for your money.
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Name: Not gonna say :p
Art(s): Karate
Rank(s): Second degree Brown
What is a lesson you will never forget? Why? If someone tries pushing you around, push them down a flight of stairs. 'Nuff said.
Did you compete any? 8 years worth
Advice you would give to someone considering martial arts? It takes a while to be able to put .partial arts skills into use for real fights, so only if you can device years of your life to it.
Anything else you would like to add: Once to practice a martial art enough you get a mental "click" and everything you learn up to that point comes together, but it often takes years to get this. When that happens you can fight on even grounds with black belts, regardless of rank. Prior to that, black belts will probably walk all over you when they fight seriously. At least in my experience.
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In the past I've practiced a Korean variant of Baguazhang. The core focuses of course included circle-walking to flank the opponent and create an opening where they are attacking/defending off balance. There was also a heavy emphasis of using the opponents own force against them by reading the their core movements to quickly evade/parry an attack and simultaneously either countering or throwing. I also learned to apply mechanics of the style to be able to use just about anything as a weapon.

I do not adhere completely to the style in a practical sense. I use most of it's principles to help create openings, but I place less emphasis on my own balance to play to my strengths. I have a mean bull-rush. Studying the style has allowed me to create and recognize opportunities for "calculated" aggression. I also emphasize palm techniques less... there's nothing gentle about my fists.
Posted 10/28/16 , edited 10/28/16
hehe...one of bk's old sparring stories, the rules were simply no slapping, because of how easy it was to break bones with internal power that way
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Im trying to be a boxer coming out of the pound for pound gym in nashville. We have a lot of martial arts kicking boxing, jiu justu, wrestling all of that. The coach is awesome
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Art(s): French Fencing, Saber and Foil

What is a lesson you will never forget? Why?

If you're dealing with someone aggressive, it's only a matter of time before they trip over themselves and then all it takes is a light push. This is my approach to mean spirited people as well.

Did you compete any?

A little, I didn't like competitions that much when I fenced the most. I just did it for fun.

Advice you would give to someone considering martial arts?

Hmm, it's much cooler to emphasize restraint than it is to show off to everyone else.

Anything else you would like to add: I loved the discipline it takes to do Fencing. You have to be calm, focused, fast, with exceptional aim, and most of all gentle. It's such a brainy sport, at least, if you want to win that is.
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i have experience dealing with street punks

other than that.. no martial arts experience what so ever

now a day they will just shoot you in the back or drive by shoot you

it's best to just walk way since it's not worth it
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I practice Tai Chi Chuan. I'm not great, and am still very much a beginner.

I have practiced a lot of MCMAP, but I was only able to get grey belt (second belt).

I've studied a ton of other martial arts.

I also practice my own techniques. I'm sure they exist somewhere else in martial arts, but I developed them for my body and fighting style. Basic concept is bursting strikes that immediately disable opponents. That is to say, they are designed to be a block and a strike in the same movement, rather than two movements. But, unlike bursting in Krav Maga, there is absolutely no reason to sacrifice the twist during the lunge. So, you get both the power of the lunge and the twist. There's just a couple moves, because I'm not super knowledgeable.

The primary move I actually have any faith in, which can be used in about 90% of the fights you're going to get into, is designed to break their collar bone and position yourself for a follow up to the solar plexus, ribs, face, or to grab and knee or drop to the ground. You strike with your palm. Not only is it easier, but the palm is better for catching the ridge of the collar bone to ensure that it snaps. It is commonly accepted that it only take 7lbs of pressure to snap a collar bone. Let's assume it's double. Almost anyone is capable of applying 15lbs of pressure.

In addition, you are positioned in a fashion that protects both sides of your head from punches, so even if your opponent swings twice as fast as you, you should be protected, when they use their offhand. While the position of your shoulder to protect your head is not recommend in ring fighting, that's because many strikes to the shoulder can fuck you up and prevent you from fighting. On top of that, they'll uppercut.

That's absolutely retarded in a street fight. Why? Because no street fight lasts long enough for your shoulder to get fucked up. So, you should strike and block at all times, and your shoulder and head should be positioned as such that a jab or hook from your opponent's mirror arm should not be able to do any damage. You still have to worry about uppercuts, but in a real street fight, those are rare, and you can also learn to move your head out of the way.

Basically, that one move is designed to end the fight as soon as you are attacked.

In short, yes I practice martial arts. BUT, the shit I learn in martial arts is not always useful. Why? It's fucking hard to do right and it's either too much or too little. I don't want to be trading punches with a guy. I don't want to fight. So, I need to break some shit as fast as possible to end it. At the same time, I don't want to kill a mother fucker.
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Posted 10/28/16

AnimeAddictANN69 wrote:

i have experience dealing with street punks

other than that.. no martial arts experience what so ever

now a day they will just shoot you in the back or drive by shoot you

it's best to just walk way since it's not worth it


Being paranoid helps minimize the risks of that.

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The only one I tried was beginner's capoiera. I did not keep it up though perhaps one day I may try again since I did enjoy the time.
Posted 10/28/16
that's why sparring is so important, to real time habituate proper movements

and if learning tai chi, having a teacher that knows the martial application is invaluable, they wind up showing you the martial application of every single bit of the form.

very similar to learning to play guitar and....write a guitar solo live off the top of your head, hahaha

but its the meditation that actually completes the mind quickness after the physical moves are well in habit.
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