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    whats up bullshido

    Ihave wanted to learn a martial art for about 3 years now, due to ďunforeseen life circumstancesĒ I havenít had the time or money to do so. All thatís cleared up now and I feel Iím ready to move on to learning a MA.

    For the past month I have been scanning the internet from time to time on information on different styles and dojos. When I saw the bullshido banner on the something awful forums I decided to check it out and here I am.

    I am 20 years old, 155 pounds and in fairly good shape. To be honest I have no idea what style of martial arts I want to take up but I do know what I want to get out of it. First and foremost is to push my physical ability to its limits, secondly is self defense, and thirdly is to have fun and possibly compete.

    so as my first post I would like to ask a few questions.

    • Knowing my goals what type of martial arts would you recommend? Iím looking for something challenging yet viable in a self defense situation.
    • CrossFit? A couple of people at school have recommended that I go take Hakido classes there but knowing nothing about Crossfit (other than itís a huge chain) and very little about Hakido (other than its Korean).

    Thatís about it for now
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    Boxing, kick boxing, muay thai, brazilian jiu jitsu and judo and pretty much the favorites around here. You're not likely to go wrong with any of these. I wouldn't recomend hapkido because the quality can be real hit and miss, mostly miss.

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    Which is more fun for you:

    A) Hitting someone.
    B) Submitting someone.

    A would mean boxing or muay-thai. B would mean brazilian jiu jitsu. Most judo doesn't have the focus on physical training so I wouldn't go that route. Hapkido is a last resort.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PirateJon
    Which is more fun for you:

    A) Hitting someone.
    B) Submitting someone.

    A would mean boxing or muay-thai. B would mean brazilian jiu jitsu. Most judo doesn't have the focus on physical training so I wouldn't go that route. Hapkido is a last resort.

    I have been known to throw a mean jab so guess hitting people is more my forte.

    what differentiates muay-thai from regular kickboxing? (or are they one in the same)

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    Quote Originally Posted by wretched_gavek
    I have been known to throw a mean jab so guess hitting people is more my forte.

    what differentiates muay-thai from regular kickboxing? (or are they one in the same)
    i believe that kickboxing is what muay thai people do. as in it's the sport itself. muay thai will teach you more then that. Omega mentions it in the "Why your martial art sucks" thread.

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    Akido is unstopable.

    All you gotta do is stop and ask your oppenent if you can barrow their hand for a second. Then you twist it really hard making them do flips and such.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheArtfulDodger
    Akido is unstopable.

    All you gotta do is stop and ask your oppenent if you can barrow their hand for a second. Then you twist it really hard making them do flips and such.

    unstoppable you say? flips you say?


    No, but I went around looking up info on muay-thai kickboxing, it looks incredibly fun. watched some guy named bevy knock some dude out cold with a kick to the face on you tube.:bom:

    also it seems to cover the physical aspects i was talking about.

    now it seems i need to find a good school in my area.
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    Ok after a quick look for schools i have run into a snag there are only two dojos that are in a reasonable driveing distance. both kung fu arnis acadamys

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    Arnis is cool. You get to hit ppl with sticks!

    I'm betting there's a boxing gym somewhere near where you live, there's one everywhere in the states. You'd get a much better workout at a boxing gym than a kung fu gym. although, every gym/dojo is different. Most places will let you train for a week to try it out, so you're best bet is to go try everything for a week. But be very careful about signing ANY contracts.

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    Tai Chi all the way!

    You will be able to do it even when you are really old, and your strikes and kicks will be so agonizingly slow that your opponent will submit out of sheer frustration.


    You can check out aTai Chi video at you local blockbuster!
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