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  1. T0a5t3r is offline

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    6/20/2006 9:37am

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    Starting a new martial art

    Hey. I got my black belt in wado ryu karate last november, and now I've finished all my exams I'm looking to start a new MA. I'm 16 years old - 5'11", if that helps.

    The below is a list of styles available in my area.

    Karate (which i don't want to continue with)
    Taekwondo
    Muay Thai
    Lau-Gar Kung Fu
    JuJitsu
    Boxing
    Thai Chi
    Vale Tudo
    Hung Kuen Kung Fu

    I'm looking for the most easily applicable style to a real fight scenario, something which deals with sparring rather than kata, or something eaqually as boring.

    Which should i chose?
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    Posted On:
    6/20/2006 9:43am

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    Muay Thai. You'll be used to striking but it'll improve your technique and conditioning, and let you pressure test what you've learnt so far. Just don't be sissy. Vale Tudo probably would kick ass, but go see the schools you're interested in.

    Don't bother with the TKD or Kung Fu if you don't like forms and kata.

    Just go visit the schools - you might hate the MT place but love the jujitsu place (is it jujutsu or jiu-jitsu?). Only you can make the final decision.
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    Posted On:
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    ^^ also, if by jiu-jitsu he meant BJJ, probably he will like it. If it's something else, he may need to check it out to see if it's good or if it's just a pajama clusterfuck :tongue3:
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    Posted On:
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     Style: BJJ

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    I'd try the Vale Tudo, MT and Boxing schools and stick with the one you enjoy the most.
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    Posted On:
    6/20/2006 9:56am


     Style: Judo, Xbox

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matsufubu
    Don't bother with the TKD or Kung Fu if you don't like forms and kata.
    This is not necessarily the case with Kung Fu. There are Kung Fu schools that are entirely fighting oriented with zero forms. They are admittedly few and far between, but they are out there. It's worth going to the schools to see.

    I have no experience with TKD so I can't speak to that.


    Having said that, I would suggest a grappling style. That, mixed with good striking training (I have no idea whether your Karate training was any good or not, but I'll assume it was) will make you the best all around fighter. Judo or BJJ would be your best choices.
  6. pauli is offline

    i keep tryin to spar, but nothin happens!

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    Posted On:
    6/20/2006 9:58am

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    muay thai and boxing will almost certainly be good.

    your assignment is to find out more about the jj and vale tudo schools. i'm finding myself having difficulty with the idea of sending a 16 year old to get involved with actual vale tudo, but i'm going to assume they aren't holding honest to god vale tudo fights, anyway.
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    6/20/2006 10:53am

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    Thanks for the tips. I rung up the Vale Tudo dojo, which apparently is only open to people of ages 17+

    I looked further into the BBJ ad Muay Thai schools though, they're both pretty close to where i live, so I'll check them both out, to find which is better.
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    6/20/2006 11:27am


     Style: BJJ, Kickboxing

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    Well, good. It seems like you're on your way with some "real" training. Just stay away from these IMO:

    Karate
    Taekwondo
    Lau-Gar Kung Fu
    Thai Chi
    Hung Kuen Kung Fu
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    6/20/2006 11:28am


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    Quote Originally Posted by T0a5t3r
    I rung up the Vale Tudo dojo, which apparently is only open to people of ages 17+

    No offense, but WOOHOOO. Good for them. I wish most fighting and MA schools were like this. I freakin hate kids. Let them have Kim's Karate.


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    WHAT?!? No _ing _un school on that list! For shame.....




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