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    hey guys! can i have a little advice?

    firstly id like to say hi to everyone on here, this is my first post.

    so basically after spending three months at the bujinkan (wasted time) and leaving im not at a bit of a loss of my next direction.
    nearby is
    judo - once a week
    tkd - twice a week
    aikido - twice a week
    various karate schools
    ninjutsu - never again haha
    krav maga - bit too pricey
    muay thai - twice a week with one mma sessions, bit far to go

    im not really looking to compete and im not that fussed about self defence although it is a massive bonus.

    i know every one hates tkd but i love the idea of kicking its what i naturally go to do when fighting with friends. and the flexibilty is really needed because i have really bad tightness and bad joints maybe because of it. i get the impression that a good kick can finish fights too and alot of kick boxers have a history of tkd and it really helps them out. it seems good when used with other arts

    i also realy love the idea of throwing people down and all its different variations it also seems effective if done on concrete haha. i like the live aspect of the training (well i think its fairly live) against a resisting oppenent. and ground work is always good. however i have read and heard that it can ruin your joints and in the long run be bad for the body. this worries me. moreover it is only one lesson a week.

    muay thai, im drawn to this because its just dam effective and good cardio with no bs line work or whatever. its pretty far for me to go so i may have to miss a few sessions. now i really do like kicking and ive only ever really seen one muay thai kick, there must be more? i get the impression there is no belt system which is a shame because its nice way to track you progress. the mma session seems like a good bonus but i have no idea what they will be doing in it. i doubt i would want to do and real fighting matches though.

    so can any of you give me some advice?
    if i could i would like to do a combination but i think most of the schools are on the same day.

    thanks in advance

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    I know you said that Muay Thai is a bit far away but its the best striking art you've listed there. Also don't sweat about progress and belts in MT, they should have smokers/interclubs set up for most levels of people and that is a sure fire way of testing your progress.

    It may be pushing the travel and money a bit but if you can get Judo in there as well you'd be a pretty well rounded mother.

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    Hey

    For God sake don't do fucking TKD.

    What kind of Karate schools are nearby? I feel from reading that you know yourself that the Thai school is the right choice but if its too far for it to be your main style then its too far to be your main style. Particularly if you're only starting it may be hard for you to stay motivated.

    Then its Judo for convenience. Go to the Thai when you can. Once you're in both for a while you'll get bitten by the bug of either style and at that stage you'll know yourself which one you want to specialise in.

    Unless there is a kyokushin dojo near you.
    Then do that.

    (had to get the plug in)

    Enjoy training!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bare graves View Post
    now i really do like kicking and ive only ever really seen one muay thai kick, there must be more?
    Most MT fighters pretty much use the round-kick and the teep. Though spinning-back-kicks, side-kicks and various TKD-ish spin-kick hilarity do exist in MT, you don't see them as much for reasons related to rule-set and practicality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dargentus View Post
    Unless there is a kyokushin dojo near you.
    Then do that.
    Ah I missed the Kyokushin, yeah definitely grab that if possible. It has a wide range of effective kicks, the competitive side is hardcore and it has belts.

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    thanks guys! and featherweight that is some good advice. i also just found a kick boxing club nearby, im guessing its similar to MT but without the knees and elbows

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    At least take a look at the Judo school. Strikers hit you with their hands and feet, in Judo you get to hit people with a planet. BTW, welcome.

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    i actualy laughed quite hard when reading that! do you know how bad judo is on the joint side ?

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    Every school I've visited offered one or two free trial classes. Maybe your schools do too. If so, you have two months of free training before you have to decide. After sampling, you'll be a much more informed buyer and student.

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    Sad that the judo is only once a week. Still, if it's convenient and at it's usual cheap price, consider adding it when possible.

    By joint side, do you mean how hard is it on the joints? It can be hard on the knees, elbows, shoulders, finger joints, toe joints, etc, etc, etc. You may never have any problems.

    As said before, most schools will let you have a week of free lessons if you sign a waiver.

    Check out the MT and kickboxing.

    Look at the karate schools. They and the TKD / Krav Maga standards vary greatly in regard to training. Some are good. Many suck.

    Now set a date to at least go check out the judo.

    Welcome to the site.

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