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  1. 100xobm is offline
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    Posted On:
    7/29/2008 5:17pm


     Style: BJJ, formerly Judo

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    Help with a second style.

    Hi.
    I'm a reasonably competent judoka, nothing special, but passable. And I've done a wee bit of BJJ over the years.

    Anyway, I'm looking to expand to a second style.
    My first choice would be Kyokushin, but there's one school and it's on the same time as my judo class, so I was wondering about sparring in these styles, in general.

    Shotokan,
    Goju-Ryu,
    Seido,
    Shorinji Kempo,
    Daito-Ryu Aikijujitsu (I did this for a little bit, but not enough to have any real knowledge).

    More specifically I'm wondering:
    How frequently does sparring occur? (Bearing in mind differences between schools)
    How live is this sparring? (Point, Semi, or Full/Knockdown)
    Competitions?
    Effective? (By this I mean pragmatic boxing vs Reverse Thrust/Lunge Punch)

    If none of these work, I may just start going to judo 5 days a week, or take up BJJ again. Or maybe Kendo, I'm not sure.
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    Posted On:
    7/29/2008 11:10pm

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    The obvious question must be.. what do you want to gain from your second style ?
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    Posted On:
    7/29/2008 11:51pm


     Style: BJJ, formerly Judo

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    Fair enough. I'm looking for a striking based art which will work. I've done Wing Chun for four years and believed all the hype. I was a Larper as I think you people here refer to.

    Long story short, I was rudely awoken, and now I just want a place where I can learn to strike, preferably through some sort of live sparring system. I'm not looking to kick ass, but I'm looking to train myself out of past habits (Pulling punches, leaving the head unprotected, basically everything wing chun taught me) as they've gotten me into serious trouble.

    I'm not really lookiing for philosophy or culture lessons. No disrespect to anyone who likes that stuff, I just don't prioritise it.

    I assume someone will say "join a boxing gym", but boxing isn't cheap around here, at all. So I'm just wondering, of those I specified is more martial, less art.

    Thanks in advance.
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    Posted On:
    7/29/2008 11:54pm

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    If you have a Goju Ryu dojo near and the teacher is legit, I'd say go for that but expect the training to be heavily kata based and have the cultural and social trappings of Japan along with it.
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    Posted On:
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    Based on the choices you listed I think I would go with the Shotokan or Gojo man. Dam!........Dam!
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    7/30/2008 12:03am


     Style: BJJ, formerly Judo

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    Well, I'm not against the culture. I just feel that if I want to meditate, I'll do it in my own damn time.

    Anyway, thanks. I'll give it a look and talk to the goju guy.
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    Posted On:
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     Style: Shotokan/Shorin Ryu

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    Quote Originally Posted by hoodedmonk
    Based on the choices you listed I think I would go with the Shotokan or Gojo man. Dam!........Dam!

    I think you will like shotokan its a very straight forward linear hard style and you can find Shotokan almost anywhere. They too do alot of Kata but spar as well. Some schools spar more than others. You will have to check it.

    Kyokushin is a rough ass style , they are hard core
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    Posted On:
    7/30/2008 2:31pm


     Style: Judo, Tomiki Aikido, ??

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    Seido, which is a Karate branch from Kyokushin, might be a decent compromise choice.
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    Posted On:
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     Style: Judo, BJJ

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    Why not Muay Thai? Are you trying to stay within JMA's? MT would have no Kata to learn, just drilling strikes, sparring, and great conditioning.
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     Style: MMA

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    I would say shotokan by default, but you might want to check out each school first as every one is different. At my school we sparred very very often as a regular part of training, but this might not carry over into every school.
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