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  1. hoodedmonk is offline
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    1/09/2007 1:36am


     Style: Bjj

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    I have to drive 1 hour through the columbia gorge in shitty weather to take bjj. the only ma's that are close to me is tae kwon do(itf), and tai chi. They are about 5 minnutes from my house. I stoped in one day to watch the tae kwon do, but I couldnt bring myself to do it. the instructor was nice and it was close to home but just couldnt do it. I have a 2 year old daughter that I would love to see get involved in some form of martial arts. If tae kwon do is the only ma (local)when she turns five I think I will get involved in it with her. I am 36 now and maybe I will be ready for the change of pace by then.
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    Posted On:
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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    There are a lot of people doing **** martial arts who claim to have "been a boxer" or "been a wrestler". But people feel so free to throw those terms around it doesnt really mean anything. We've even had people here put "boxing" in their style field and then it comes to light that their "boxing" training consists of wearing boxing gloves and punching bags and people with no real boxing instruction.


    Of course, there are also a number of people who could concievably switch from muay thai to wing chun and be impressed with wing chun. Most people, even ones in hard contact styles, dont necessarily know when something sucks and hence you can't take their vouch for it to mean anything.

    This is especially the case when they say **** like "I did muay thai for two years and then joined this wing chun school and the instructor kicked my ass so I know wing chun is good!"


    The problem is there are a lot of people that do boxing and kickboxing and the like that suck at it but don't know they suck. This coupled with the fact that some TMA teachers actually can fight a little bit helps make the impression that their muay thai is no good compared to...whatever.
    Last edited by Anna Kovacs; 1/09/2007 2:04am at .
  3. polishillusion is offline

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    Posted On:
    1/09/2007 2:02am

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    Quote Originally Posted by RunningDog
    I made that one up, you can find much better from the LARPers themselves.

    i think the word softness just was funny for a minute or something.
  4. RunningDog is offline
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    Posted On:
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    Quote Originally Posted by AnnaTrocity
    Of course, there are also a number of people who could concievably switch from muay thai to wing chun and be impressed with wing chun. Most people, even ones in hard contact styles, dont necessarily know when something sucks and hence you can't take their vouch for it to mean anything.
    That's exactly the problem. Going from LARPing to a decent MA is an education, and you learn hard lessons about what kind of training works, and come out a little wiser.
    It seems a lot of people who start in a decent MA, don't understand what's good about it, and are still vulnerable to bullshit (too deadly to spar etc). It's almost like, to coin a phrase, you learn through your mistakes.
  5. King Sleepless is offline
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    Posted On:
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    I constantly switch from Full Contact Kick Boxing/Muay Thai to Olympic TKD all the time. KB/MT is usually on wednesday and Olympic TKD is thursdays for me and then KB/MT on thursday nights. Ballet is on monday and wednesday afternoon right before MT/KB.

    I do it because Olympic TKD is fun as hell and great for your cardio and I do ballet for the chicks and the leg conditioning and because it's fun. I do it because it's fun.

    Edit:

    Ballet has more contact than TKD though so... I don't know how much that counts... if you know what I mean *wink*.
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    Posted On:
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    I work with a guy... I'm ex-shotokan, he's ex-shotokan... he's currently looking to get back into MA. I recommended two good shotokan schools in the area (head instructors: sixth dan, verified, fifth dan, verified) and he rang around and came back saying he's spoken to a chap who was training in a mix of shotokan and goju... and he'd come around with a folder and membership pack to show him, and they were having a special offer on membership...
    Yes, it's Go Kan Ryu.
    I told him about GKR... the door-to-door sensei invasion, the black-belts at 1st kyu, and more importantly, the non-contact sparring.
    "Great" he says, "I don't want to get hit!" (he has long-standing injuries from being a biker in his youth).
    So, he's going from a contact art, to a lighter contact art, and he's fine with it, because of his health considerations.
  7. Doctor X is offline
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    Posted On:
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     Style: Argumenta ad Rem

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    What is his reason for training?

    Is it the belief that one can avoid all risk and injury in training, because it will somehow set the foundation for success in the rare case of a real fight?

    --J.D.
  8. budoboy is offline

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    Posted On:
    1/09/2007 12:26pm

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    A guy I train with in Northern California named Sergey was a Master of Sport in Judo and Sambo in USSR/Russian Federation (basically meant he was a professional national-level competitor) and now teaches primarily Systema. He told me he still teaches Judo but basically with a Systema approach. I wouldn't consider Systema non-contact or no-contact but it isn't competetive.

    Jeff
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    Posted On:
    1/09/2007 1:46pm

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    I went to a full contact Tae Kwon Do school as a teenager for a few years, then stopped working out for a very long time. Last year I started taking Kung Fu classes at a very laid-back no-sparring school, and am enjoying it. I like the exercise, I feel healthier, and I even enjoy the forms.
  10. Goju - Joe is offline
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    Posted On:
    1/09/2007 2:36pm

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     Style: Improv comedy

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    I thought about doing Aikido again as a new dojo opened near me (aikikai not Yoshinkan) anyways tried one class. Someone complained when I barely buy a hold on them that I almost broke his arm 9with out getting into details it would be impossible to break an arm with the hold)

    Anyways that was that gave up that idea.
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