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    How Many People Waste Time in Martial Arts

    How many people here wasted time in bad martial arts?
    I didnt wing chun, escrima, kickboxing and wing chun.
    I would say 90% stuff in wing chun learnt was not good and 95% in aikido.
    Some stuff learn manage to do or add in kickboxing or escrima but even then kickboxing or escrima hand better versions of it (traps, leg kicks or locks).
    Had fun but kind of wished did waste as much time doing it.

    #2
    Yeah, I spent a lot of time doing some pretty weird shit. But I've got to say, when I went through the Police academy, I got straitened out pretty quick. Glad I didn't sign on at that Shotokan place I looked at in college. The weight room wrestling was a lot more relevant.
    Combatives training log.

    Gezere: paraphrase from Bas Rutten, Never escalate the level of violence in fight you are losing. :D

    Drum thread

    Pavel Tsatsouline: kettlebell workouts give you “cardio without the dishonour of aerobics”.

    "Disliking someone is not evidence of wrongdoing or malfeasance or even bias." --Dung Beatles

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      #3
      Yes, wasted 8 years doing JJJ. But made great friends, was fit, and if nothing else i can break fall and it got me to break down my mental barriers about hitting a person. Had never done it till I was in my early 20s.

      Started judo that instantly showed up my LARPing. Then didn’t continue any MA training for personal reasons.
      "I'm reluctant to sound like a total fa66ot as well, but my background in sculpture gave me an edge in understanding how we're expected to move thru space." - The Other Other Serge

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        #4
        Started in the Bujinkan. I made some friends and it got me hooked training, but after my club shut it was a wake up call that I needed harder sparring.

        Little bits translated to my early Judo experiences, like hand turns, dropping mass and sweeps (but my ninjutsu sensei was not pure booj, he'd done other things and I think mixed it in).

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          #5
          I spent over three decades training Wrestling, Judo, and BJJ,

          before someone told me that firearms are better and the concept of just avoiding fights.

          Damn it....

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            #6
            Does anybody regret it
            Kind of do but had fun when looking bad, and learn abit what still can incorprate in the others.

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              #7
              ^ did Kendo for awhile too. That was fun, except for the teeny bopper otaku. Learned all about the commando stylings of kendoka.

              I do remember training at JJJ one day, and two noobs turned up and demanded Sensei take down the naginata on the wall for them to try...that didn’t go down well for the noobs.
              "I'm reluctant to sound like a total fa66ot as well, but my background in sculpture gave me an edge in understanding how we're expected to move thru space." - The Other Other Serge

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                #8
                Dr G - I gave BJJ a try. Was put off by the ‘urban culture’ at the two clubs I attended - I don’t want to roll with guys to R&B songs about sex. Also, one place I went to (Kings Langley, Sydney) had a shooting outside the premises, Islander gangsters. I stopped going there - mainly because Mr Lily had no clue where I was (he hated me training MA of any kind - “it’s not feminine” “why don’t you go to cooking/dance classes”).
                "I'm reluctant to sound like a total fa66ot as well, but my background in sculpture gave me an edge in understanding how we're expected to move thru space." - The Other Other Serge

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by kendo1234 View Post
                  Does anybody regret it
                  Kind of do but had fun when looking bad, and learn abit what still can incorprate in the others.
                  Nah, I don't regret too much in life. Most of it got me where I am today, which is a pretty good place. I've got a lot of cool stories even though I'm pretty banged up. My sons look up to me and don't think I'm a pussy, so I'd say life has been pretty successful.
                  Combatives training log.

                  Gezere: paraphrase from Bas Rutten, Never escalate the level of violence in fight you are losing. :D

                  Drum thread

                  Pavel Tsatsouline: kettlebell workouts give you “cardio without the dishonour of aerobics”.

                  "Disliking someone is not evidence of wrongdoing or malfeasance or even bias." --Dung Beatles

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Lily View Post
                    I don’t want to roll with guys to R&B songs about sex.
                    Neither would I.

                    When I go to open mat,

                    I usually put animated disney movie songs on a repeating loop and then lock the door of the stereo closet so people can't change it.

                    It's all part of the training.

                    Originally posted by Lily View Post
                    mainly because Mr Lily had no clue where I was (he hated me training MA of any kind - “it’s not feminine” “why don’t you go to cooking/dance classes”).
                    Sorry to dox you, but we now have reason to believe that Mr. Lily is in fact, Helio Gracie.

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                      #11
                      Thread moved from the Basic Technique forum. The subject matter is not about a specific technique.

                      kendo1234, please read the stickied threads at the top of each forum to understand the guidelines that govern each. Some fora are heavily moderated for on topic content, like the technique fora.
                      Shut the hell up and train.

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                        #12
                        Aikido

                        Need I say more

                        Especially as I thought it would help me as a then police officer

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by Dr. Gonzo View Post
                          I spent over three decades training Wrestling, Judo, and BJJ,

                          before someone told me that firearms are better and the concept of just avoiding fights.

                          Damn it....
                          Out of curiosity, was it by chance or design that you picked up those MA (and persisted).
                          "I'm reluctant to sound like a total fa66ot as well, but my background in sculpture gave me an edge in understanding how we're expected to move thru space." - The Other Other Serge

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by Lily View Post
                            Out of curiosity, was it by chance or design that you picked up those MA (and persisted).
                            Boxing and wrestling were common activities for young males in my family, so as a youth, I participated in both sports.

                            The place where I moved when I graduated high school did not have college wrestling,

                            But had regular Judo competitions because of the nearby military bases, and had Roy Jones Jr., so I did Judo and Boxing.

                            I started cross training in shootfighting and the submissions coach was a Chris Haueter student who kept talking about “Brazilians” and the “Gracies”.

                            The first UFC came out and I was on the phone to Royce Gracie a day or two after.

                            Through a series of referrals, a few months later, I moved to Orlando to train at a school that had Brazilian black belts in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu teaching every class.

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                              #15
                              I did aikido for about a year and a half before I realized it was absolutely useless.

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