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    Quote Originally Posted by gregaquaman View Post
    Do capoeira. Still wont make him a combat monster but there are no forms and heaps of flashy kicks.
    Plus, when he finally transitions to a fighting art, he'll already be fast, limber and strong as ****. I wish I had time to do capoeira.
    Quote Originally Posted by Devil View Post
    That's the most Krav thing I've ever read. That's Kravver than a ************...

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    you can find some very good traditional art schools, but they are increasingly rare. Let him take a class though bro. one may surprise you, and even if it doesn't, he will learn discipline of his body, get fit, and generally be a better fighter than the average joe anyway, which will make his transition to a sport fighting art ( like muay thai, boxing, or bjj ) or a reality based self defense ( krav, systema ) or a "street fighting art" ( Jeet kune do ) that much easier.

    And you never know when you may find a school like this



    Leagues better than most traditional taekwondo schools. More akin to the Korean armies use of the style.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 7heTexanRebel View Post
    Ok, so a friend of mine decided to try out martial arts. I've been going around town and checking out schools for him. (Karate and TKD mostly, since he likes flashy kicks for show)
    I used to have some faith in these traditional schools due to training at an apparently WAY above par dojang. I can't believe how many of these suck terribly.
    :Suspicious:
    The vast majority of classes consisted of forms, while the rest consisted of unrealistically long and complicated "self-defense" techniques, and complicated jumping/spinning versions of basic kicks the students had yet to do well. (ie, tornado kicks when they couldn't effectively do a round kick)
    :RedEyes:

    Is it like this everywhere? Wouldn't anyone who, say turned on the TV, see some sort of MMA/Kickboxing fight and see that this won't work?
    Sorry about the rant, haven't really set foot in these kind of gyms before and it's a bit of a shock. :(
    Here's a crazy idea...maybe your friend should be the one checking out the schools since he is the one who is going to train there?

    What kind of weird **** are you into if you drive around town checking out MA schools for your friend?

    that's just strange...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Southpaw View Post
    Here's a crazy idea...maybe your friend should be the one checking out the schools since he is the one who is going to train there?

    What kind of weird **** are you into if you drive around town checking out MA schools for your friend?
    We've all had a "friend" who needs advice, but was afraid to ask, so we ask for them.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Southpaw View Post
    Here's a crazy idea...maybe your friend should be the one checking out the schools since he is the one who is going to train there?

    What kind of weird **** are you into if you drive around town checking out MA schools for your friend?

    that's just strange...
    I always knew chunners had no friends.

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    Quote Originally Posted by It is Fake View Post
    I always knew chunners had no friends.
    Now I am sad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Urbanassassin View Post

    And you never know when you may find a school like this



    Leagues better than most traditional taekwondo schools. More akin to the Korean armies use of the style.

    Too bad this dojang is in Australia. This is the type of TKD I have been looking for. Too much of the TKD here blows. That and KK dojos are non-existant anywhere near me.
    I feel like you eye-bawlin' me, dawg!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DARPAChief View Post
    People in developed nations are increasingly distanced from conflict and violence in general whilst suckling on media that censors the consequences of violence because they're upsetting. Nobody respects the impact of a punch, basically. Anything less than a jumping spin kick is passť for our youth.


    ...But happily, there are some good examples, too.

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    Stop whining. The suckage is a good thing.

    Life is a zero-sum game: only so much excellence to go around per capita. The more suckage there is, the better life is, in contrast, for those involved in things that don't suck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vieux Normand View Post
    Stop whining. The suckage is a good thing.

    Life is a zero-sum game: only so much excellence to go around per capita. The more suckage there is, the better life is, in contrast, for those involved in things that don't suck.
    "But lo, the masses of shitty people will conspire to keep awesome people down, through instinctual use of their shittiness"

    -Nietzche (ish)

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