Thread: Newbie in Arizona needs advice
11/30/2004 2:57pm, #11
- Join Date
- Jun 2004
- MMA Noob
yeah, take BJJ for a while and generally speaking if you ever get into a fair fight, you'll win. I've scrapped with people who dont know how to grapple at all or very well and it all comes down to the takedown, attain a good position (mount is teh goood for this) and pummel. It only takes one or two half decent shots from mount to calm down most people. Fear their chicken scratch technique
11/30/2004 3:33pm, #12
- Join Date
- Sep 2004
- Krav / (Kick)Boxing / BJJ
And in BJJ, if you get in the "mounted" position, as in getting your face and head pummelled in on your back, you'll learn how to get out other than the "whine and bleed" technique!
*thrusts hips in the air*
11/30/2004 3:47pm, #13Originally Posted by JKDChick
12/01/2004 11:57am, #14
- Join Date
- Nov 2004
- No Style Yet
Learning as I go.........
JKDChick – Thank you. I believe that BJJ is a good direction for me. There seem to be 5 or so schools in the Phoenix area, including the one you suggested.
PizDoff – The biggest of all thanks to you. For you lead me to Fitday.com through your link to the other forum. I personally, would pay to use this site, but it’s free! It’s very useful to me.
KumaOni – I want to break limbs, crush skulls, rip out hearts, rupture testicles, gouge out eyeballs, rip off nipples, and just generally hurt the other guy's feelings really, really bad. Oh yeah, I want to hit ‘em so hard their fingernails never grow back. Closed casket funerals when I’m done. Actually, I think self-defense may be a good place to start. WAAAAA!
5FingazofDeath – Thanks for the input. I think I will try the school in Tempe, AZ because of proximity, but I may still make the drive everyday to Phoenix.
Anyone else – I went to help my mother take her pet cha-hooa-hooa to the vet for shots yesterday. While the dog was in facing the needle, I wondered through the strip mall and saw a giant blue KARATE sign above a door. Then I saw a guy walking in, in a blue uniform, and I hollered at him, “Hey, are you guys open?!” He literally twitched, turn around, looked at me like a dear in the headlights, paused, then finally said yes. I must be a menacing figure! I went in, saw “WE ARE A BLACK BELT ACADEMY. MY GOAL IS TO ACHIEVE BLACK BELT” painted on the wall in 2-foot letters. I immediately knew I wasn’t interested but listened to his pitch anyway. All about price. No mention of even what style they teach. I took his literature and politely left.
I think people joke about the term McDojo (I still feel funny using it considering I have been thinking about classes for only a week and that is my ONLY experience) but I think it isn’t even really a joking matter. When somebody paints on the wall that the goal is to get a piece of fabric, that is scary. If it takes me three years to get a pink belt with ice cream cones on it, I personally will only care about the knowledge. Why do parents take their kids to these places?
Oh well, I am going to keep losing the weight, and reading up. I don’t want to be a big fat uneducated ***** when I join up. Just a big *****.
12/01/2004 12:12pm, #15Originally Posted by MesaArizona
You sir, are an ideal candidate for Fillipino Martial Arts. Are there any Kali schools in your area?Originally Posted by Canuckyokushin
12/01/2004 12:23pm, #16
- Join Date
- Jul 2004
- On the wrong side of the pond for gong sau
- San shou(tai chi) +judo
Most people here are going to go and recomend there own style (in case you hadnt noticed).
The general attitude on this board is that unless it involves training full force techniques against resisting opponents at least some of the time you might as well be knitting. Personaly I think starting with grappling (wrestling/judo/bjj etc.) and then learning to strike later is better, but thats just because I dont like being hit in the face.
Originally Posted by Stickx
12/01/2004 12:31pm, #17
Ive found that its easier for strikers to take up grappling, then for grapplers to learn striking. It seems like once you start to grapple, your mind doesnt "see" striking as good.
12/01/2004 12:59pm, #18Originally Posted by MesaArizona
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