What you say about the validity of the techniques may be valid, but Pellegrini's experience in Hapgido and his 9th dan have been called into question.
Originally Posted by schuyler67
Has Pellegrini's Hapkido experience and 9th dan ranking been called into question? It appears that Combat Hapkido is in fact recognized as an official Kwan by the Korea Kido Association / World Kido Federation. (www.ichf.com) And why would he state that he's been promoted to 9th dan by said organization if it wasn't true? Your comment is interesting. . . Perhaps Pellegrini should be the subject of a bonafide Bullshido investigation??
i agree, stand up fighting is good, but it's useless if you go to the ground with an experienced grappler. Although i have to say BJJ seems a little better than Judo, but thats just my opinion because i study BJJ besides my stand up arts and have only whitnessed Judo.
Originally Posted by Matt W.
From personal experience I found kyokushin to be a good initial stepping stone from TSD wether you stick with it or not, I only did Kyok for a few months until the instructor moved away but it certainly broadened my horizons and enabled me to transition into other arts. Also as has been mentioned, rounding out your striking with grappling is always a good idea.
edit: Actually the best advice I can give is 'listen to Errant108'. I can say that from experience.
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I currently study Tang Soo Do in Austin, TX and can say that given the right instructor it can be effective on the street, especially if it is couple with some BJJ, Judo or Aiki Jui jitsu (all of which I study too). I also study Muay Thai and can say that if you are able to break certain habits you pick up in the various martial arts that Muay Thai provides much better conditioning for real fight scenarios. Out of all of the Martial Arts I study I can't say one it better than the other, but only different. The goal is to become well rounded and to be versatile in my fighting style regardless of where the fight goes. I have in the past while in the military studies Boxing, Shorin Ryu and Aikido. I can say the combination I have now is the best for me. I think what I recommend to you is to try some different martial arts in relation to grappling and see what school fits your interests and supplements what you have been taught.
I have seen a little of the TSD and I think it is cool. I take 8step and I find it awesome but what you take to accent your TSD is up to you. If you have any grappeling skill at all then an art with joint locks will probably be a good accent to your TSD. Or find a friend that can grapple and listen to his ideas. Grappeling is good but you do have to get past the hands feet elbows and knees, not saying you can't it is fairly easy to do so, just saying that there are alot of aspects to fighting and one idea is just like another. I would suggest finding another art that you like take a couple of classes and see if it interests you. You atleast need to learn some shoot defense.
Snap ! TO: Errant 108, yea man, that does sound like power tripping, Not real Iron Fist Weilding. lol.
Originally Posted by Tangent
However, with all that aside, It is my beleife and perhaps only mine, that when someone asks for advice, we should do so In a responsible way, not advising what thread or forum they should be in.
Im new to to all this Internet **** and find it quit uncomfortable at times due to the fact that there is no personnel contact.
Hell I just found out 3 weeks ago that there are schools that offer online training. I have my doubts.
Anywho, lets give good advise that men and women can use to improve. Thats all.