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    Newb to MA

    Hey, I just joined this forum and I love it.
    Hopefully with this website's help I'll be able to choose what kind of MA I want to specifically go into. That's all I really wanted to say, :icon_bigg

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    welcome to the site!

    what are you looking for in a martial art? this really determines how people can help you. Are you looking for conditioning/health, combative prowess, a combination of both? If you're looking for deadly chi-blasting skills, I don't think anyone can help you.

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    Well I was thinking of going into Kyokoshin Karate, a lot of people on this site like to praise it.
    Once I achieve a black belt I would take BJJ or Judo as a supplementary art to help with Kyokushin's weaknesses. I don't expect to get a black belt in BJJ since that takes a really long time, so I will just get mediocre at it.
    How does that sound to you?

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    I guess the real question is what do you want to get from the martial arts. The martial or the *clears throat* the arts?

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    Well I feel that the martial part is more practical for self defence, while the arts is more for expression and showing your skills.
    I'm more of a martial not arts centred person.

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    Well there are probably literally hundreds if not thousands of posts here highlighting the pros and cons of different styles. I personally advocate Judo and Bjj with a light knowledge of the jab. Judo throws are stupid effective on a hard surface, and really you want to light someone up in a bar situation a straight punch down the middle....No one , well nearly no one ever thinks about it. They all want to throw the biggest hardest natrual punch which generally is some kinda hook/uppercut combo type of punch. They are still winding up while your straight punch is hiting them. Also look up posts by Omega for what works in a fight.

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    As is said above, it depends what you're into.

    Kyokushin's a great style of striking, and you're right, almost everyone here has a great deal of respect for it. Kyokushin karatekas beat the **** out of each other:D.
    If its striking you're looking for, I wouldn't rule out muay thai, which uses all (i think) the techs in kyokushin plus some nasty clinch work. You also won't have to buy a big silly gi :P.

    As for grappling, BJJ and judo are solid, solid choices. I personally prefer the former because a) it hurts less, and b) I'm waaay better at it, but all are different. One thing I will say about judo is that its MUCH cheaper than zhoozhitsu - my uni club charges 30 for the entire year, whilst the bjj costs that for one month.

    Depends whats in your area.

    Stu xD

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    P.S: There is a Gracie Barra in calgary...

    Stu xD

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    Look Bjj is great, personally I don't like getting hit in the face...I'm too pretty but basic western boxing is fantastic, put it together with either bjj or judo and you have a definate advantage over most schlubs in the str33ts or the bar. Unless they are serious wrestlers and thats a whole different post.

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    CALI newbie

    Hello everyone I am new to the site. I like it so far especially the fraud posts.

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