Martial Arts help

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  1. xSamaelx

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    Ok, I'm looking to do some discipline of martial arts but I don't know which one to do. I want something that isn't too hard, so I'm looking at Aikido, but I also want something that attacks (from what people have told me all Aikido is, is defensive moves). I've been told to do jujitsu and I'm looking into that but are there any other "effective" martial arts that aren't hard to learn?
     
  2. Bausk

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    Muay Thai is very simple to learn, and very effective. If by simple you mean easy to learn, and not easy to go to class without working hard. It is one of the quicker styles to be effective in. You won't have to go to a years worth of classes before learning everything you need to be productive.
     
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    Brazilian Jiu-jitsu and Muay Thai
     
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    :bigok:

    could also substitute Jeet Kune Do in there (encompasses both to at least some degree), but for the most part a combination of those two will make you a monster :)
     
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    Leo95SE The OMINOUS one

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    what are your goals? to be a tough ass or develop mentally spiritually as well?
     
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    From an offensive point of view, I've found the combo of Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu to be the most effective. If you can find a Vale Tudo gym near you, you're set (it's a Brazilian hybrid of both styles). This is my personal favorite.:bigthumb:

    If you want something more defensive, aikido or Krav Maga are good choices. Aikido relies more on bodily harmony, while Krav Maga is quick, brutal and effective.

    If you're a sadist and want to get your ass kicked, try Tae Kwon Do or Shotokan Karate. :Ownedd:
     
  7. thawk408

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    What about some good ole boxing?
     
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    N.A Honda New Member

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    Just do mix martial arts. Find a instructor who can teach you the basics of a few different ones. My instructor teaches arnese ( filipino knife/stick fighting ) JKD, Samba ( grappling ) and basic 1 on 1 stand up fighting techniques. Maritals Arts is great for cardio workout. Running and biking gets boring real fast but martial arts is fun and interesting.
     
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    That's fine. Try kickboxing too.
     
  10. thawk408

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    How do you think boxing would do in a street fight scene?
     
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    depends, alot of BJJ schools flaunt the police report saying that 95% of all street fights go to the ground.....one, i havent seen this report and often wonder about its validity, two, ground fighting is ONLY good in a one on one fight with no weapons.....whereas boxing keeps you on your feet and gives the ability to stay aware of those around you (if your clear enough mentally while fighting) and allows you to run when needed.....but limiting youself to just boxing makes you vulnerable in other situations....no boxer has ever faired well in an NHB match (no holds barred)....simply cuz in a one on one fight it does go to the ground nearly every time.....muay thai fighters do well because of the clinch as well as cross training in jits....

    in other words, focusing on only boxing, will hurt you when you get tackled by a wrestler.....and tackling someone to wrestle them will only work until their buddy punts you in the face
     
  12. PurEvl

    PurEvl going out gassed and not half assed...

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    get in over a 100 fights bouncing, you get good at lots of styles :rofl:
     
  13. thawk408

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    What is the martial art that bruce lee made up?
     
  14. lilox

    lilox Live fast, Die old

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    Aikido is defiently worthwhile, it teaches you the importance over balance and accuracy over power, it also teaches you very quickly how to break fall as from your first lesson you will be flat on your ass.


    I do a style called tomiki aikido which is sport aikido, I'm not sure how well it would all apply in the real world but a lot of people who do aikido take other arts such as Judo or Ju-jitsu as Aikido is a development of these arts. Personally you may find Kempo Ju-jitsu enjoyable, or if you are interested in aikido then the Tomiki style is certainly one to pursue as it is very effective. MY instructor is a 5th dan however who has been doing it for over 30 years and trains local law enforcement arrest techniques, it defiently helps to have an experienced trainer.

    The philospophy of aikido is to show an attacker the error of his ways by disarming but not injuring permently. Of course due to the nature of its locks and grips it is extremely easy to break peoples arms, wrists, strike blows to the head and other nerve points of the body.

    Personally I love aikido, but would like to investigate Kempo Ju-jitsu at a later date.

    Also aikdio is not easy to learn, your movements and grips and locks have to be very accurate in order to be effective, you have to have good coordination of hand and feet and be prepared to get hurt. If you are looking for the best defensive art in the world then take up Track Sprinting if you are looking for the best Offensive art in the world go buy a sniper rifle :big grin:.




    I hope that helps someway
     
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    Jeet kune do. It's not a martial art, it "became" one after he died and people tried to cash in on his legacy. JKD is really just an ideal or outlook on martial arts. The first "mixed martial arts" approach.
     
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    Leo95SE The OMINOUS one

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    looks really challenging! bad example but i think thats the art they modelled after in the movie kill bill.
     
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    Leo95SE The OMINOUS one

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    not true, aikido is very difficult, just not as much 'anger' as other arts, for lack of a better term. makes a great supplementary art..
     
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    learn everything there is that u can! mwahahahah...nice suggestion there on the BJJ and muay thai as an awesome practical starting point
     
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