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    Pretty Newbie to MA seek help

    Hi,i took TKD but only a yellow belt :sad1:
    But i was really passionate about martial arts.My dream is to be some martial art instructor some day...so i really need you guys advice on how should i begin.
    I always read/watch videos on different kick/punches and practice on my own and sometimes i will spar with friends.Any advice is highly appreciate.And ya,i live in singapore so i think its gonna be hard to find Muay thai or BJJ sch around here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nooblar
    Hi,i took TKD but only a yellow belt :sad1:
    But i was really passionate about martial arts.My dream is to be some martial art instructor some day...so i really need you guys advice on how should i begin.
    I always read/watch videos on different kick/punches and practice on my own and sometimes i will spar with friends.Any advice is highly appreciate.And ya,i live in singapore so i think its gonna be hard to find Muay thai or BJJ sch around here.
    and a yellow belt is what exactly?

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    Err,its kinda like the 2nd lowest or something.And all i learn in TKD is patterns and stance ><

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nooblar
    Hi,i took TKD but only a yellow belt :sad1:
    But i was really passionate about martial arts.My dream is to be some martial art instructor some day...so i really need you guys advice on how should i begin.
    I always read/watch videos on different kick/punches and practice on my own and sometimes i will spar with friends.Any advice is highly appreciate.And ya,i live in singapore so i think its gonna be hard to find Muay thai or BJJ sch around here.
    If there is a Korean art in a chinese City... I would assume you can find something else. Look harder grass hopper!

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    For somebody who was only a yellow belt, teaching is pretty ambitious.

    What are you looking for in a martial art? Is it just to stay in shape? Or do you want to learn how to fight?

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    I wanted to defend myself in school.( lots of typical gangsters ) or make me a good 1 on 1 fighter .Yea i know teaching is pretty ambitious but its always ny dream and i am really interested in martial arts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nooblar
    I wanted to defend myself in school.( lots of typical gangsters ) or make me a good 1 on 1 fighter .Yea i know teaching is pretty ambitious but its always ny dream and i am really interested in martial arts.
    Take wrestling. It's free and will help toughen you up more so than TKD where thus far you have learned forms!

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    Here's my advice when looking for a school:

    *Since you're looking to become a better fighter, make sure the people there spar with hard contact frequently. Resistant drills are good, too. One really good sign of a place that teaches you how to fight is whether or not they train fighters.
    *I'd hesistate to get into any long contracts until you've spent a good deal of time with a school (~6 months to a year). You might love something initially but then turn out not to like it very much. Personally, any forced contract is kind of a turn-off for me, but there are good schools who have contracts.
    *Some people are pro- forms and some are against them, but most would agree that a school that focuses on forms more than they do sparring might not be the best place to train.
    *Beware of any outrageous claims! Do some research on the instructors to see if you can find a way to validate what they've claimed.
    *Look for the quality of instructor more than a specific art. A bad instructor in a good art isn't going to be as much help as a great instructor.

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    Try Western Boxing and Judo. And San Da/San Shou.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ru-Klas
    If there is a Korean art in a chinese City... I would assume you can find something else. Look harder grass hopper!

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    Singapore is a country, not a city in China you silly billy! *rolls eyes*
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