MMA Just a quick 'un...

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  1. PanasonicYouth

    PanasonicYouth New Member

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    I practiced Taekwondo for about ten years, but I'm getting a bit bored with the style, and I'm looking for something a bit more 'practical'.

    Any recommendations?
     
  2. Sylva

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    Wing chun.
     
  3. Titus

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    tiger claw kung fu with an emphasis on defeating the crane/tiger deadly combination
     
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    prophit OT Supporter

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    i hear ninjitsu is all the rage these days.
     
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    lol oh The Cage.

    Seriously though, if you're looking at striking you'll hear Boxing or Muay Thai.
     
  6. Titus

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    i heard that after studying ninjitsu for 37.5 years you get a free trip to japan and while you've over there they teach you the secret dim mak death touch.
     
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    prophit OT Supporter

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    sounds like a great deal to me. though honestly i'd be in it for the smoke bombs.
     
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    HouseLing When masturbations lost its fun you'r fucking lazy

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    i just want some free ninja stars :coold:
     
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    try muay thai. TKD guys transition well to muay thai
     
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    HouseLing When masturbations lost its fun you'r fucking lazy

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    pepsi Cut my life into pieces

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    i just want a montage. :naughty:
     
  14. PanasonicYouth

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    Muay Thai is something I was looking at doing, or even just plain ol' kickboxing. I enjoy sparring, but it lacks something, and a friend of mine says contact makes it better.

    Can ya tell I don't really know what I'm on about?
     
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    TKD does translate well into kickboxing and muay thai. Both are excellent arts in their own right.

    If you are looking for something different give wrestling/judo/BJJ a go.

    I practice judo and BJJ so if you have any questions about them, let me know.
     
  16. PanasonicYouth

    PanasonicYouth New Member

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    Cheers buddy!

    I think I'm going to look into Muay Thai, it interests me.

    I'm not too sure about Judo, Wrestling etc, it's a bit too different from what I've been learning for a long time, I'd like to build on what I've got already for the moment... But hey, the future is long, I may decide that I want to go in a different direction yet.
     
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    just be prepared to take a serious beat down in the beginning if you get into muay thai. i actually disagree with everyone that says TKD transitions well into muay thai. there are those few exceptions that can adapt their speed and flexibility developed in TKD to the muay thai game, but for the most part the people i've seen can't.

    the kicking mechanics, hand position, footwork, head movement, etc are all entirely different. when i teach and people say they've done TKD or karate i tell them to forget everything they've learned. physical assets you've developed, maybe even some instincts, can transition well, but hardly any techniques.


    american kickboxing on the other hand. that's different. TKD can transition pretty well into that.
     
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    maybe savate? although you will be hard pressed to find a club, i think savate rules may translate a lot better with tkd than say MT
     
  19. JordanClarkson

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    I'd learn boxing and muay thai/kickboxing. You have little punching knowledge so you can be corrected easily, though boxing is something that will go away if you don't keep it up since the mechanics are so specific. In muay thai you'll have to correct a lot of TKD mistakes which can take a long time to do but it's physically simple to do since the techniques are more intuitive.
     
  20. Antigeek

    Antigeek Who Dat!

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    Some form of grappling compliments TKD quite well since there's zero clinch/ground work in TKD.

    It's the route I went (6 years total of TKD, 2.5 years of grappling with a year and half of that BJJ) and I'm enjoying it.
     
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    I must admit that BJJ interests me enormously, but I can't find anywhere local to me that teaches it.
     
  22. HandgunFantasy

    HandgunFantasy My purity you stole.

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    if you go into muay thai, be prepared to completely rework your kicks...
     
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    Will a background in TKD help at all in Muay Thai then, or will it be a back to the drawing board kind of thing?
     
  24. HandgunFantasy

    HandgunFantasy My purity you stole.

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    it will help in terms of balance, leg speed etc. but everything from your stance, the way you turn over on kicks, the abuse your shins will take....all very different.
     
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    HandgunFantasy My purity you stole.

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    elbows, knees, clinch work = drawing board
     

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