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  1. KZ2 is offline

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    Are any "traditional MA's" worth taking?

    Hello,

    I'm considering enrolling at a local martial arts academy, but I'm pretty sure they don't do muay-thai, BJJ, wrestling, or western boxing.

    Is there ANY chance they might offer legitimate (i.e., combat-worthy) instruction in a fighting art, and what should I look for (particular styles, approaches, attitudes, etc.)?
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    Go, have a look and report back here. Also post an adress if they have a website, as someone here might know about it.
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    website or name please.
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    Posted On:
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    yes, there is a chance they might offer legit instruction in a fighting art.

    more than likely they will be more into forms or katas, with a small emphasis on sparring, if any.

    We only run 1 sparring night a week normally, but when training for match, we increased that to 3 days, with some workouts just being endurance or strength training, rather than contact.

    Its a tradtional martial art, but in all fairness, we produce more forms champions than fighters....
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    Posted On:
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    Boxing is older than most "TMA" you're thinking about.

    If you want to learn to fight, why go to a place that doesn't specialise in training fighters? There has to be a boxing gym or judo club somewhere close by.
    You can't make people smarter. You can expose them to information, but your responsibility stops there.
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     Style: Boxing

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    If its Kyokushin that's the closest you're going to get.
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     Style: Muay Thai

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    Where do you live? If there's a decent gym near you, it's a pretty safe bet someone here can find it.
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    Posted On:
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    Absolutely.

    Various forms of karate, muay thai, judo, BJJ etc. Plus, I would consider boxing and wrestling as well.

    It all varies on the school. See it is the school and instruction that is the most important factor.

    Besides, what are you looking to get out of training? Are you looking to compete in MMA? Are you looking for self defense? Are you looking for a cultural activity? Are you looking for weapons training? Are you looking for general fitness development?
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     Style: BJJ/C-JKD/KAAALIII!!!!!!!

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    Muay Thai and BJJ.
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    Posted On:
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     Style: Karate, Sadism, Violence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KZ2
    Hello,

    I'm considering enrolling at a local martial arts academy, but I'm pretty sure they don't do muay-thai, BJJ, wrestling, or western boxing.

    Is there ANY chance they might offer legitimate (i.e., combat-worthy) instruction in a fighting art, and what should I look for (particular styles, approaches, attitudes, etc.)?

    Kyokushin Karate. Why did you have to ask? OSU!!!
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