So what's the best anti chav MA?
make money and move away from the scum jitsu
Originally Posted by Lindz
he said "MAKE" money, not "SPEND" money.
besides, everybody here knows that UFC is the best style out there.
Drink at home.
Originally Posted by doofaloofa
Falling for Judo since 1980
"You are wrong. Why? Because you move like a pregnant yak and talk like a spazzing 'I train UFC' noob." -DCS
I practiced a TSD derivative in the early 90's.
Instructor was Terry Smith, former VP of Chuck's organization when it was, if I remember correctly, transitioning from TSD to Chun Kuk Do, with the BB organization being the UFAF.
Difference between TSD and what we were practicing was an inclusion of bjj ground work upon receiving green belt and moving away from point sparring into a more 'alive' fight game with heavier contact.
Kata, as practiced, were Shotokan for the most part, but also with UFAF (Chuck's stuff) included. Fighting prowess was focused on more than kata, but the knowledge of the latter being necessary for promotion.
TSD is OK, dependent upon the particular school and training methodology, but consider getting your arse to the dojo provided by judoka_uk. Judo now and a striking art later is highly recommended.
Tang Soo Do literally means the same thing that Karate does in that the "Tang" refers to the chinese Tang dynasty and the Kara originally also used to refer to China before Itosu and his contemporaries changed the meaning to "Empty" by substituting similar sounding characters. Soo and Te both mean Hand so both Karate-do and Tang Soo Do literally mean "Chinese Hand Way". Does Tang Soo Do come from Karate - undoubtedly since their pyong-ahn patterns are identical to the Pinan/Heian karate kata. When Shotokan karate was formed, they switched the first two forms and the fact that the same switch is also found in Tang Soo Do shows that Tang Soo Do originated from people who had learned Shotokan. So it's identical to Shotokan? Yes....but it's korean so they they emphasise kicks. Any other differences are between individual schools and not perceived on a style vs style level. This post isn't meant as a criticism - Taekwon-do is basically the same as well. If you would choose a Karate school, go to Tang Soo Do as the forms are literally the same. If you wouldn't do Karate, don't do Tang Soo Do (again same goes for Taekwon-do pretty much). There are some TSD and TKD schools which teach 'real' fighting (if that's what you want to find)...but then don't count on finding that needle in a haystack.
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Because I said that some schools teach more 'real' stuff? I mean like almost none. A microscopically small amount. If someone's going to post any say they don't exist, I pretty much agree. If it's the history and background stuff you feel is controversial, it's all fact. I can probably pull sources for all of it if needed.
Thanks guy's :)
Hopefully I'll be making my final decision in the new year (still under treatment for my knee).
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