10/22/2007 6:53pm, #31Originally Posted by ty5
10/22/2007 9:40pm, #32Originally Posted by Christian_
10/22/2007 11:52pm, #33
DdlR sounds like he has an anthro degree.
10/23/2007 12:47am, #34
10/23/2007 2:39am, #35
10/23/2007 4:14am, #36
Originally Posted by DdlR
- Join Date
- Sep 2007
Judo, as others have stated, will probably mix further with bjj due to crosstraining by practitioners. As far as ruleset goes, who knows? Everything has been changed to marginalise newaza in competition because it is "too boring" for the spectator to watch. I sincerely hope that with MMAs popularity that we see a return to equality of newaza and tachiwaza. I would definately like to see judo get more technical again. The sport side is great, but in a place like Australia it is almost all there is, and the skill side of judo suffers for the prospect of medals.
Koryu naginata? Hmm, well there's a pickle. Despite Japanese interest in koryu being at an all time low, I think western interest may just help keep it alive. We are currently seeing the 3rd generation of westerners in Japan, and they are far more knowledgeable of what is out there thanks to the efforts of the great Donn Draeger and Phil Relnick, and the 2nd generation such as the Skoss's and Ellis Amdur to name a couple. I think there will eventually be a return of Japanese interest in koryu, because I figure eventually they will realise what they have lost by overzealously embracing western culture and will want to return to their roots. When that will happen, who can say. If it takes too long then it may well be that westerners hold the key to keeping the koryu alive until the Japanese are interested enough to take up the mantle again.
10/25/2007 11:10am, #37
Originally Posted by KempoFist
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- Mar 2006
I'd really like to make it to a throwdown but I've got so little time and I'm so out of practice while I'm out here.
If I had more time I'd actually like to train with you guys since I've been wanting to learn striking and more groundwork. I've had exactly one striking lesson (from a guy at my Aikido dojo who used to kickbox) and, no offense to the ladies here, I felt like a complete girl.
10/25/2007 11:28am, #38
Kyokushinkai will continue to be unpopular in the US but continue ok in Europe and the Middle East (it's more popular even in Canada!). Largely unable and unwilling to change, now that Oyama is dead, the style will become more and more rigid. Oyama incorporated techniques a lot, since he died it's become a untouchable bible of techniques. To quote senior Shihan B Lowe, "Kyokushin has been the same for fifty years!" And I was to chicken to tell him that he was full of ****.
Hawaiian Kempo will become more popular and continue to steal techniques from everyone. The core values of real fighting skills and "Kempo Brotherhood" will prevail.
McDojos will be around..."Preparing mentally, the most important thing is, if you aren't doing it for the love of it, then don't do it." - Benny Urquidez
10/25/2007 11:39am, #39
The future of BJJ is Vince Tortelli.
On a serious note, I have grave reservations about what time will bring to my beloved Zhou Zhitsu. I think we will see it split into two groups: A very small association that actually produces good competitors and people who can fight, and a much larger group that charges too much for belts, doesn't give quality instruction, and probably will eliminate rolling all togather.
Submission wrestling/no gi jiu jitsu will continue to compete with BJJ for customers, but until we see a 10th Planet guy or Lions Den person win the Abu Dhabi championships the serious grappler will always opt for BJJ with a gi.
10/25/2007 9:17pm, #40
Originally Posted by wanabeshinobi
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- Sep 2006
I realize I am now considered the guy who "couldn't stick with it" though at the time I had made my school schedule around classes I was assured would stay the same, only to have the schedule reorganized a week into the semester. Some of the people from the place reamined as nice as ever but the only response I got from the instructors was a sales pitch for private lessons.