anyone here do martial arts?

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  1. NoXeN

    NoXeN You can find me up on one

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    Im thinking of getting into that instead since the closest "muy thai"/brazilian place is a half hour away

    So does anyone here do it? Is there any particular form thats more adept for street/actual use?


    Thanks :)
     
  2. jonno

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    did it from age 5-9 :hs:
     
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    PNHWrestler A broken wrist can severely harm one's sex life!

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    Age 12-14 :hs: Now my 11yo brother is doing it and is bad ass he's like green 1st or someshit :dunno:
     
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    martial arts as in "karate" or something? I did it for a little while when I was younger but only went to yellow i think. :hsugh: I was just about to get the next color too. :mamoru:
     
  5. NoXeN

    NoXeN You can find me up on one

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    :werd: i did it when i was a kid, got bored with it
     
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    DerekForeal Diamond Member

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    Its worth the drive.
     
  7. NoXeN

    NoXeN You can find me up on one

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    i cant afford the gas+time
     
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    I'd like to get into Muay Thai as well once I move somewhere that actually offers it. Interested to see if there is anything similar / better.
     
  9. NoXeN

    NoXeN You can find me up on one

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    is there anything similar to it?

    i see all these jujitsu, karate, kung-fu,kenpo


    wondering which is more suited for "real life" use
     
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    forum95 Come see bout us OT Supporter

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    jujitsu = :coold:
     
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    DerekForeal Diamond Member

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    If anything, go for jiu jitsu, its not nearly as technical as BJJ but its still a lot of the same moves. If you get a good place, you should be ok.
     
  12. NoXeN

    NoXeN You can find me up on one

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    cool thanks, gonna call around this week

    sweet and its the next town over :coold:

    Universal School of Karate
    Karate, Judo, Jujitsu, Cardio, Grappling, Akido
     
  13. Baked

    Baked Harm none - do what thou will.

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    i took 3-4 years of karate when i was 13-16, then did a year of sparring. the karate was definitely a good base for the sparring, but in terms of "on the street" use, i've never fought anyone outside the gym. i'd recommend it, you learn how to end a situation quickly and effectively, plus depending on how hard you train you can get quite cut up in the process.
     
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    First learn muay thai, then some kind of mixed grappling and you will be a streetfighting God.
     
  15. DerekForeal

    DerekForeal Diamond Member

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    grappling is always good.
     
  16. Grouch

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    I swear to god everyone is a fucking UFC fighter now. Just watch a few classes at the schools around you find one you like and you will do fine.
     
  17. Baked

    Baked Harm none - do what thou will.

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    basic summery of a few styles

    karate = a lot of basics. learn to punch, kick, block and move
    judo = much more grapplng oriented
    tai kwon do = similiar to karate but with fancy spins thrown in
    bjj = focuses on movement and fluidty, lots of grappling also
     
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    it's the new hotness :kdubbd:
     
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    or so they think lol. personally i think its good that the sport has grown though. more exposure and interest means more revenue, which in turn means more dojo's/clubs opening, more competitions etc.
     
  20. Ilyusha

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    I took Tai Kwan Do for 2-3 years in my very early teens. It was alright.. I'm looking for a good grappling school close to me.
     
  21. timberwolf

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    I did kickboxing and boxing in my late teens to early twenties.
    I've tried hapkido, abit of bjj and muay thai as well but no longer have the motivation and was plagued with injuries.
    Still considering taking something again though...
     
  22. Leb_CRX

    Leb_CRX OT's resident terrorist

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    I took judo when I was 13

    after like three month, the instructor felt bad for my sorry weak ass and gave me a yellow ribbon...you need 3 to move up a belt if I remember right

    I felt like shit and quit

    I'd like to try something again, just not sure what and if I have the time
     
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    Would grappling be really bad if you have lower back problems?
    I know of a good school in Toronto.
     
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    coolchrisrm Because if I wear it any place else, it chafes.

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    Yellow Belt Green Tip back in Elementary :wavey: :o
     
  25. Blip

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    I've heard Krav Maga is pretty much all "real world" training. You train in regular clothes, because duh you don't change into a ghi (sp?) before a fight.

    It's the self defense that the Israeli army developed and teaches.

    There aren't many training facilities around, I've been looking in South Jersey. I don't think they use a belt system either, not positive, but that always seemed kinda :greddy: to me. Like Mr. Miaga said, "my belt from Sears".:mamoru:
     
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