Posted On:7/13/2003 3:51pm
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.
Posted On:7/13/2003 4:35pm
Probably the first style one takes.
Posted On:7/13/2003 4:36pm
Oh Crap, that means I'll always be stuck in the Shotokan rut...
Posted On:7/13/2003 6:17pm
Whoops looks like I should have spelled it "affected"
Posted On:7/13/2003 6:58pm
Style: Submission Wrestling.
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.
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Posted On:7/13/2003 11:50pm
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.
Posted On:7/14/2003 12:04am
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.
Shut up and train
Posted On:7/14/2003 12:07am
My fisrt style too, Tae Kwan Do, but i studied when it was more than just kicking roundhouse kicks.
Stand and Deliver!
Style: JKD Concepts, Kyokushin
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.
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Posted On:7/14/2003 12:39am
Style: Baboo Baby
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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