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  1. Motor is offline

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    1/08/2007 9:27pm


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    Anyone switch from a full to light/no contact MA?

    I've read lots of stories about how people stopped taking a "bad" MA (WC, TKD, etc.) and took a "good" one with full contact sparring (KB, BJJ, etc.).

    What I'd like to know is if there is anyone who has taken a full contact/sport MA and after being in it for awhile (6 months +) decided to switch to a light or no contact one. Has anyone gone from Judo to Aikido? Muay Thai to TKD? BJJ to Wing Chun? If so, why?

    I know some people take Tai Chi because injuries have prevented them from training hard and sparring. I'm especially interested in if anyone has made a specific choice to switch styles because they felt the non-Bullshido approved style was superior. Or, what ever other reason one has.
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    Posted On:
    1/08/2007 9:31pm


     Style: Sanda, BJJ

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    There are a few on this board who changed due to injuries just like you mentioned.
  3. Doctor X is offline
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    Posted On:
    1/08/2007 9:32pm

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    I would like to take no-contact BJJ.

    Or, if it is not available . . . _ing _ung. . . .

    --J.D.

    P.S. I have known some who have. Most basically adapt. For example, I have met at least three people who started studying Aikido with resistance and adding in "atemi" as in strikes. One was toss out of his Aikido group for doing this on the weekends!

    Some have done Tai Chi and the like for flexibility and relaxation--PERIOD. They do not consider them "fighting" exercises.

    --J.D.

    [Edited to make the "with" without the "out" that was in the "without."--Ed.]
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    Posted On:
    1/08/2007 10:22pm


     Style: MMA

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    DA Young's Tai Chi thread is your best bet...

    http://www.bullshido.net/forums/showthread.php?t=48894
  5. Motor is offline

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    1/08/2007 10:47pm


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    Thank you bornsceptic, I've read that thread and it actually was the one that inspired me to start this thread.


    What I'm most interested in hearing about is if anyone has switched to a low contact style not because they are forced to, but because they felt the new style was better.

    For example: Someone studies Muay Thai for a year and then discovers Wing Chun, quits MT and devotes training in WC principles because the person feels WC is superior to MT.

    Is there anyone who has gone that route which is the opposite of what many on Bullshido have gone through?
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  6. Epicurus is offline

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    Posted On:
    1/08/2007 10:48pm


     Style: Judo. Some BJJ/Kickboxing

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    I haven't, but this gives me an idea for something to do since I re-cracked my rib! I'll take up aikido and flower-arranging... I hear there's a lot of carryover. ;) (just kidding aikido people, please don't passive-aggressive me to death)
    "[Fighting for Points] is doubtless very pretty, and invariably draws applause, but preferences should always be given to blows that do some business, to good straight hits that do something toward finishing the fight.
    A man who has carefully trained for brilliant tapping play, will find himself considerably out of it in case he is called upon to do any real work."
    -A.J. Newton, Boxing.
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    Posted On:
    1/08/2007 10:49pm


     Style: Wing Chun, Hung Gar

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    Quote Originally Posted by Motor
    What I'm more interested in is if anyone has switched to a low contact style not because they are forced to, but because they felt the new style was better.

    For example: Someone studies Muay Thai for a year and then discovers Wing Chun, quits MT and devotes training in WC principles because the person feels WC is superior to MT.

    Is there anyone who has gone that route which is the opposite of what many on Bullshido have gone through?
    Lol. Since he got the aliveness he needed from MT he now has enough feel for distancing, timing, and taking hits to do WC you mean?
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    Posted On:
    1/08/2007 11:07pm


     Style: Grappling & Kickboxing

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    Quote Originally Posted by Axelton
    Lol. Since he got the aliveness he needed from MT he now has enough feel for distancing, timing, and taking hits to do WC you mean?
    Yah, something like that.
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    Posted On:
    1/08/2007 11:11pm


     Style: Wing Chun, Hung Gar

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    aaaaah...is motor seeing how people feel about this because he himself is switching to Wing Chun?
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    Posted On:
    1/08/2007 11:23pm

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    I have not heard of anyone going from a full to realistic contact martial art to a compliant art who then claimed that the complaint art is better. There is that guy the ninjers cite who joined the BJK, but I do not know if he has declared BJK as "better" than what he studied previously.

    --J.D.
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