Posted On:11/14/2005 4:03am
my problem is as follows:
i have moved a year ago and since then, i'm in search of a good school.
the problem is, the only stuff near me looks, well, iffy:
- shotokan karate (strictly sport)
- aikikai and ki aikido
- judo (strictly olympic rules)
- aikibudo (not yoshinkan but some hodgepodge of several jiu jitsu systems - don't really know if its good or not)
- shaolin kempo (= bullshido karate, may make a thread about it... it's almost comical, supposedly founded by a half mongolian prince who learnt at shaolin, got adopted by a dutch military man, learnt kyokushin etc...)
- bullshido battojutsu
and that's it.
- luta livre (is this just groundfighting?)
- kyokushin (too many kata :cry:)
- iaido (no kumitachi)
- kendo (too expensive)
- kickboxing with muay thai rules
i'd like something akin to sogo bujutsu: weapons, unarmed work etc. in a handy dandy package.
my problem is: i could pick a striking style, a grappling style and a weapons style, and go mma, but i don't have much money, and i'd need to find 3 arts which are relatively similar in their concepty and principles.
Posted On:11/14/2005 4:31am
Where do you live? Never know a person on this forum might train at or know of a place which you have missed. My tkd school has pretty much no advertising and it kicks ass.
Posted On:11/14/2005 5:08am
Style: TKD, MT
Just go with a decent gym, maybe finds one that offers classes in several different MAs so you can try them. Shouldn't be too hard to find, a place I have in Melbourne here has Kyokushin, MT, BJJ, Boxing and Arnis at the same place, and offers unlimited classes for all of them for a monthly fee. Places like that generally have something for everyone.
Rad ki was made up by adolescents. I do not know who created trad ki but it was not made by adolescents. your an ass dude, Im not being a little bitch you are, your past the level of a bitch. Your beyond Bitch! If im easting my time with ki and psi, then your wasting time to prove frauds, and all **** like that! -theoutsider
Kick boxing is ok, but don't expect do beat a man like Rickson Gracie with that. You need a real martial art. You need Xing Yi Quan. -Emptyflower
The splits, how ever, have a few martial uses. Doing the splits for me, can put my fists in testical strike range.
dont ignore the Art for the Martial or else your just kick boxing
Yes i am serious, there are kicks that can block punches. we have them in Moo duk kwan.
I want to learn how to use them in case my arm gets broken in a fight.
what would you have me do? if my arm gets broke, not block punches? -sempi-stone
Posted On:11/14/2005 7:41am
i'm near bonn / cologne in germany...
and good morning to you too
Posted On:11/14/2005 9:02am
Originally Posted by Billy Havoc
i'm in search of a good school.
Originally Posted by Billy Havoc
kickboxing with muay thai rules
So.... what's the problem again?
Posted On:11/14/2005 9:27am
Style: Judo & Boxing
Well, you've got:
2. Muay Thai
All 3 excellent styles. I think your logic regarding why these styles are inferior is faulty. If you're looking for effective styles with a higher level of competition, then I would go with one of those 3.
The problem with the "complete package" that you speak of is that unless you find an actual MMA school, most of the complete packages you come across will not actually be very effective.
As for weapons, once again if you're looking for effectiveness, buy a firearm and spend some time learing how to use it properly.
Posted On:11/14/2005 12:23pm
Do luta livre so you can wear those kick ass masks
Posted On:11/14/2005 12:43pm
Luta livre, not lucha libre. Luta livre is BJJs country cousin.
Posted On:11/14/2005 12:55pm
Style: BJJ and MMA
dont the people who do luta livre dislike bjj users? i'd either go with the kickboxing or luta livre
Posted On:11/15/2005 3:25am
i'm having a look at kyokushin, i guess, maybe kickboxing, too, for teh deadly striking skillz :happy4:
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