Posted On:2/08/2013 3:46am
PDS Rifles Style: Univ. Florida Kickboxing
Originally Posted by alex
actually i tell you what i did get from fucking years of doing TMA- strong wrists. i have spindly girly wrists, but ive never injured them despite what a spazz i am. i attribute this to years and years and years of knuckle push ups.
Dude, then why are MY wrists all girly and ****. And they hurt with full power punches without wraps but with gloves.
But then again I've never injured them. KIYAAA! WATAAAH!!
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Posted On:2/08/2013 8:17am
Originally Posted by dwkfym
Also, sorta related to TMA is that my first HKD school, where I got my first black belt, placed a lot of emhpasis on wushu esque acrobatics. Like cartwheels and flips and ****. Breakfalls were done at insanely high heights. you basically jumped as high as you can and fell into a breakfall, or did a roll from a running and jumping start. Jumping over 6 foot walls and ****.
Not only has it saved my ass af ew times from when I fell off of two-wheeled transportation, I think it built the foundation for my ability to get inside very quickly.
I don't know what discipline it was, but I saw a video once of a breakfalls kata that was like that. Hardwood floor and everything, it was fucking insane, very impressive.
Originally Posted by goodlun
If I ever host a tournament, I will give out t-shirts that read
"I went to a tournamnent and all I got was my ass kicked"
Posted On:2/08/2013 8:36am
Originally Posted by Mister
Also my KIYAH is pretty strong if I must say so myself.
No, you must not merely "say" it. Inhale maximally...and then you know what to do next.
Al-qiyyah is best practised--without warning--in the midst of armed, nervous crowds.
Posted On:2/08/2013 11:48am
Here are some of the weirder ones I've heard in Aikido:
Seriously what's Achoo have to do with anything?
Nobody does the kiyah like this man.
Teach me so I can become like him.
Look how effortlessly he beats tens of pesky Judokas.
Posted On:2/08/2013 11:52am
Okay,playing along now,valueable lessons i walked away with from my time in the chun:
-Putting up with an asshole will cultivate your patience,putting up with an asshole when you can\should leave,is cultivating your wisdom.(as in,you should know better and walk away.)
-keep the fact that you train in anything to yourself as much as possible,and what you trained in, unless circumstances dictate otherwise. saves you headaches and it might even provide some humorous moments,like Vieux Normand said.
-Developing a healthy fear and respect for weapons,and what they can do. I always liked weapons,but i never had the true understanding of how fast and how bad things could happen until Escrima. You will not have a realistic understanding of how weapons work until you train a weapon based art.
-The people ranting the loudest about life lessons and values are likely the least qualified to be lecturing others on it.
-A human beings capacity for self-delusion is nigh inexaustible.
Last edited by Escrimator; 2/08/2013 12:01pm at .
Reason: (making a point clearer.)
"You tell them a lie,and when you dont need it anymore you tell them another lie and tell them they´re progressing along the road to wisdom.Then instead of laughing they follow you even more,hoping at the heart of all the lies they´ll find the truth.And bit by by they accept the unnaceptable."
Posted On:2/11/2013 4:51am
Author of Philosophy of Fighting: Morals and Motivations of the Modern Warrior Style: submission wrestling
Breakfalls are easily the most valuable thing I learned on a practical level. Learned them my first week of judo when I was a kid and still use them today. As for values, morals, etc., I feel like I learned a lot. But it's hard to sum it up in a forum post. I'd just say that learning stuff that can actually hurt people kind of forced me to think a lot about right and wrong.
Posted On:2/11/2013 9:28am
Style: BJJ/ MMA/ MT
Definitely breakfalls is my serious answer.
Originally Posted by Mr. Machette
Ups to Battlefields for dropping the sage wisdom.
You are like a Pimp Yoda.
Originally Posted by Tranquil Suit
Battlefields... You're more of a man than I am.
GET A RED BELT OR DIE TRYIN'.
When the rabbit is caught, the snare is forgotten.
Posted On:2/11/2013 2:29pm
Style: Hung Family Fist, Qi Gong
Where (according to tradition) on the body are the worst places to get kicked or punched, such as in the perineal/pudenal nerve.
It may not teh d34dly, but that stuff is hell on Earth. I'll take being KTFO to pissing blood for weeks.
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