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  1. #11

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    Muay Thai, the kicks to the head will work really well with vertigo. Just tell them to kick you in the opposite way as the spinning, hopefully it will cancel out.

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    Iaido, Kendo. Katas and fighting - excercise and you get to wear the fancy pants.

    A good club of this type should be small and inexpensive.
    "Sifu, I"m niether - I'm a fire dragon so don't **** with me!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Askari
    you get to wear the fancy pants.
    The only reason I tried Aikido was because of the pants...

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    You don't have Meniere's disease do you? If so, I'm assuming that you've already seen the specialists re: this...but since you know what triggers your symptoms, maybe you can ask your doc if its OK to take Antivert a couple of hours before your class. That way you can use the medication only when needed, and avoid having to take it on a daily basis.

    On the other hand, most of your BJJ time is on the ground, rather than being thrown, so perhaps it won't get triggered as much.

    Quote Originally Posted by Walkman
    Well, yes, when I get the spins, I have to lay down on my side with my head elevated for it to go away, but what triggers it is sudden changes in my head's orientation (i.e. getting thrown). This is a bit embarrasing, but I can barely ride the carousel
    at the fun park with my baby without getting a bit dizzy anymore. If I want, I could take Anti-Vert for the rest of my life, but for now, I just have learned to avoid the movements that trigger it.

    My 12 year old is a good candidate for BJJ, though. I don't think that there's a gym near enough to my area. but I keep my eyes open.

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    Quote Originally Posted by weechey
    You don't have Meniere's disease do you?

    Yup, that's the one. It sux.

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    [QUOTE=My fighting days might be over, but theirs are just beginning. I want them trained [/QUOTE]

    that is the most heart warming thing i have read on this forum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Walkman
    I really just want to train for 1. the exercise and 2. I like MA movement. I like kata and kinda' enjoy analyzing the kinetics of techniques. I guess I'm getting more into the "Art" of it. Yeah, I still really like a good sparring match, too. But I'm not entering into tourneys or anything like that.

    So am I going Bullshido? I'm wise enough to see through the BS of a McDojo about how effective most of their techniques are. Chi is a joke. I don't get into the "spiritual yin-yang" of MA.

    Does that make sense?
    No not bullshido because as others have said your honest with yourselfand know what you want to get out of training.

    While there are no forms in BJJ, AJJ, Sub-grappling, or some other independant JJ style with resistant training, once you start not a stop light will go by without you thinking of better ways to pass the guard or set the triangle or defend yourself from being stacked.

    Talk to the instructor and the students, sit through a class, and roll with those who check their ego at the door. You will loose more weight and get into better shape through rolling better than through flailing your armsa and legs in the air with a kata.

    I thought Iaido or kendo was fairly expensive to take from a repudable instructor? Don't realy know but I heard it was pricey.

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    I would have loved to have started training at 10. I woulld have had so much more experience at 29.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoldenJonas
    I thought Iaido or kendo was fairly expensive to take from a repudable instructor? Don't realy know but I heard it was pricey.
    I'm in Canada, its as cheap as Judo. I've seen clubs for $20/month with high dan instructors, but then again I think you have to be 3rd or 4rth dan Iaido to be allowed to teach at all.
    "Sifu, I"m niether - I'm a fire dragon so don't **** with me!"

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    i keep tryin to spar, but nothin happens! supporting member

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    avoiding bjj because you can't/shouldn't be thrown is... not necessary. most bjj people *i* know spend virtually no time on takedowns and such. you tell the teacher, "no takedowns for me," and he says "ok."

    given that you say you're old and stiff and like kata, you might want to consider tai chi or yoga along with bjj. or you could just find a good karate school (if you're patient and lucky).

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