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    There seem to be a lot of MMA people here, so I'm wondering:
    What arts do y'all take? What arts do you prefer, or would like to take?

    I myself take Shotokan and Aikido mainly, and Baguazhang now and then.

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    You're asking to be flamed by admitting you take those arts. Just a warning.

    Anyway, I've done Shotokan, I really enjoyed it, learned a lot of good stuff. My experience with Aikido is with one really shitty school. I haven't run into any Baguazhang practitioners so I can't make any comments about that.

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    Why is that asking to get flamed? Don't tell me I've stumbled into a sight full of MMA masochists. Shotokan kicks some serious ass, and includes groundfighting, which most people don't know about. Shitty schools are everywhere, for every art, but Aikido is good, practical self-defense. MMA grapplers especially tend to like it. Baguazhang is used by the Israeli military, and is an amazingly powerful art. Where do flames come in?

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    I do JJ/BJJ, sticks/weapons, love to box, bit of Aikido (from a great teacher), MT, Basically love to train & was lucky enough to find a teacher that has been all over the world & is very good at several different disciplines.

    With a friend, he started an organization called "Progressive Martial Arts" They have basically taken the four ranges of fighting & built a system that teaches what works from standing, clinch, kicking range, ground fighting..

    Oh my first training was in TKD...

    <img src=icon_smile_blackeye.gif border=0 align=middle> Sam

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    what's Baguazhang? I've never heard of it before.
    i do TKD and T'ai chi (mostly armed forms). I'd really like to take up capoiera or MT.

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    Baguazhang is sort of like Tai Chi, except geared more heavily toward combat. You step in round patterns, so you're literally running circles around your enemy. It's pretty cool, and specializes in fighting against multiple attackers and disarming.

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    I do Uechi-ryu now(hoping someday I can be enough of a badass to break a wooden bat if someone ever swings one at me), but my background is in Tang Soo Do from an eclectic master and TKD which was more sport than anything else where I studied.

    Picked up a little Arnis under the late GM Presas at seminars in my TSD dojang, took to it well but didn't have much opportunity to study afterwards so now all I remember is the redonda and the 12 strikes.
    "The morning glory blooms for an hour. It differs not at heart from the giant pine, which lives for a thousand years."

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    Baguazhuan is not used by the Israeli Military, the Israeli Military uses Krav Maga.

    This site does have a fair share of MMA masochists.

    In fact, when PeepeeShaolin shows up he's going to say something like this "I've said it before and I'll say it again, Aikido is good for two things, Jack and ****" He's written that numerous times on ADCC.

    I agree Shotokan Kicks ass, I learned a few grappling moves when I did it, not too much though.

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    I wrestle in school and take Akido

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    I take GOju-yu and hoping to start on JJ pretty soon.

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