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    Which style, or self-defense program has had the biggest impact on you? Please no one mistake this for a "which style is the best" thread in disguise.

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    Probably the first style one takes.

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    Oh Crap, that means I'll always be stuck in the Shotokan rut...

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    Whoops looks like I should have spelled it "affected"

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    The first style I did full contact grappling and striking in - MMA/Pancrase, then BJJ etc...MT was pretty good too - I did minimal MT though, but eventually I could see that it was much better than what I was doing before.

    "Wrestling is the Martial Art of America";
    "If you don't know how to wrestle you don't know how to fight, that's the prerequisite to fighting" David Tank Abbott


    Edited by - blade windu on July 13 2003 19:00:05
    "Training = pain." - I said that.

    PizDoff when drunk: "I'm actually MOST pissed that my target for the evening got drink...then I gave her my Bullshido Canada hoodie like a gentleman because she was outside with not much on...did I mention she barfed twice when I got our jackets...steaming barf is kinda fascinating..." - PizDoff.

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    The first style I took (and am still taking)... Isshinryu Karate. I moved (big surprise in the military) and was unable to find an instructor to train with, so I went looking at other styles... I tried many of them for a little while, but they just didn't "feel right". Eventually, after damn near 6 years of searching, I was able to locate an Isshinryu instructor and finally came back home.

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    honestly every style I've ever done (around a dozen of them) has impacted me greatly. Even **** like TKD has changed the way I think about fighting.

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    My fisrt style too, Tae Kwan Do, but i studied when it was more than just kicking roundhouse kicks.

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    It has to be Taekwondo for me. I've been doing it for 10 years and counting, and even though I do my best to learn other styles and disciplines in the world of martial arts, I still tend to add and apply them to my base art, which is TKD.

    Le Grill?? What the hell is that?!! - Homer Simpson
    "Onward we stagger, and if the tanks come, may God help the tanks." - Col. William O. Darby

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    Hmm. Shotokan Karate. It got me seriously into martial arts. Even though I eventually realised that it wasn't that good for me. What pissed me off the most is that my Sensei was a former wrestling coach and had some damn good grappling skills and just hardly ever taught any of it, like once every 3 months if I was lucky.

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