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    Quote Originally Posted by new2bjj
    Sometimes people mistake self defense as TMA too deadly mumbo jumbo, when boxing is as good self defense as you can get.
    And sometimes people mistake a canned chant of "BJJ, MT!" with actual advice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by iamgian
    Has anybody ever used it as a means of self defense before?
    Sure. Strangely enough, throwing a bunch of elbows and shoulders while shifting weight properly works whether the art teaching the skill appears on TV fights or not!

    Though as others have suggested, it depends on the emphasis of the school. Don't sign any long term contracts and avoid any woo-woo magic stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jackrusher
    Well, that's something, anyway.

    I would not recommend any school that doesn't have an active fight team. Tat-mau Wong's school, for instance, has a fighter on the US National San Shou team that will compete at the internationals in China this year. There are a number of decent CMA fight schools out there, even though there are many, many more that suck donkeys for nickels. I take it as part of the mission of this sub-forum to help potential students tell the difference.

    On a side note, I disagree with your assertion that "boxing is as good self defense as you can get." If a person plans to study only one martial art for self-defense, I'd recommend some form of submission grappling over any form of striking.

    Cheers.
    I only mentioned stand up because that's what I thought we were comparing. I'd agree on submission grappling. Hell, Shuia Jiao would be good as well. I think he's a young lad, and he'd probably have the most fun at Tat Wong's school. He could do a lot worse.
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    There aren't any Tat Wong schools here, but I've made up my mind. I'm gonna give Kung Fu a try, there's nothing to lose. Well, there is but at least I can say that I tried it rather than wonder whether or not it was worth it for me. There's also a couple bjj schools opening up, the gracie barra academy and carlson gracie jiu jitsu. Not sure if that's legit or not but we'll see now won't we? Thanks for all your input guys.

    Oh and I am fully aware that all the martial arts you see on tv is all just hollywood choreography, what I meant was that watching him kinda sparked the interest. I've seen real muay thai fights and stuff. Thank again for the input guys.
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    Quote Originally Posted by iamgian
    There aren't any Tat Wong schools here, but I've made up my mind. I'm gonna give Kung Fu a try, there's nothing to lose. Well, there is but at least I can say that I tried it rather than wonder whether or not it was worth it for me. There's also a couple bjj schools opening up, the gracie barra academy and carlson gracie jiu jitsu. Not sure if that's legit or not but we'll see now won't we? Thanks for all your input guys.

    Oh and I am fully aware that all the martial arts you see on tv is all just hollywood choreography, what I meant was that watching him kinda sparked the interest. I've seen real muay thai fights and stuff. Thank again for the input guys.
    As long as you have fun, it all good. There's no reason to study an art that doesn't interest you. Hopefully they have some full contact sparring, so that you can test the stuff out. Life's short and you should enjoy it.
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