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post Jul 10 2005, 08:34 PM
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well..im going to be taking Brazilian JuJitsu lessons soon. happy.gif It looks fun. its a mix between Judo and karate. it does ground fighting and standing up. Anyhowwww...yeah...i'm going into it. Anyone else do any sort of martial arts? biggrin.gif


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post Jul 10 2005, 10:41 PM
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I used to do Karate ; was pretty damn good at it too. Eventually I packed it in because the instructor was a pain in the arse. Plus, it was bloody hard work - I was often knackered before we did any sparring.

However, regarding your choice of martial art ...

I've often heard from people who practise Ju Jitsu that it isn't actually of use should you find yourself in a position to use it. If someone throws a punch at you, it's difficult to 'do' anything with what you've learned.


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post Jul 10 2005, 11:31 PM
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When I was much, much younger, I took karate for a couple years. I don't really remember much about it, except for torturous amounts of push-ups and sit-ups and that waiting to get another stripe on your belt. I think I've forgotten everything, heh. However, my father is extremely skilled in martial arts, mostly karate. I am not sure what other types he knows... but if someone tried to attack him, they'd probably be on the floor in an instant. It's nice to have someone like that around to make you feel safe. =D Hope you have fun with your class - there are many positive aspects to self-defense classes that I've heard of.


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post Jul 11 2005, 03:01 PM
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i used to, but i quit cause the instructer held me back like 8 times saying that i was a good role module fo the green belts. i shouldof been like a freakin black belt. i think he hated me, so,i think you should not do it.


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post Jul 11 2005, 04:05 PM
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Funny you should mention this. Tonight I'm going to be trying out a new Wing Chun club tonight. Wing Chun was developed by a nun to help protect the women in the village from being attacked, and as such it requires very little physical strength but instead relies on simple physics to let even the smallest person have a reasonable chance against a bigger opponent. It is also quite brilliantly effective!

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post Jul 11 2005, 04:24 PM
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I used to take karate, and I sporadically attend a local aikido club. I have to say, aikido seems a lot more practical in terms of self defense than karate.


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post Jul 11 2005, 06:49 PM
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I do Chai Quon Doe wchich is REALLY hard to spell ^^. It's good fun, and I've learnt a lot from my instructer, Kerri, who is smaller than me and all blackety black belt. Have a good time, it's not for everyone but I hope it works out!


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post Jul 12 2005, 12:34 AM
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Brazilian Jujitsu... Is that the something-or-other brothers? Gracey brothers... Something like that?

Little Bear - Pracitioners of Brazilian Jujitsu often are major opponents in the Ultimate Fighting Championship, suggesting that it really can be a very effective style. Now, if you want to talk about pointless martial forms then Karate is the place to start! I've only encountered people who do Karate a few times, but when I ask for a demonstration and go to hit them they usually say 'no, you're not doing it right!' Call me crazy, but a martial art that doesn't adapt to the way that the person is hitting you seems a bit silly.

My Wing Chun class went really well, so I think I'll be going regularly to that. I'm really pleased that I've found an instructor that I get on well with in my local area. Actually, the class is about five minutes walk from my house! It's great fun to be learning with people who know what they're doing again. I've enjoyed sparring with people who do different forms over the years (and I've found Wing Chun to generally be excellent in preventing most attacks) but there's nothing like being with people who know the form better than you do!


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post Jul 12 2005, 01:34 AM
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If there were any martial arts classes I would take, it would be krav maga.

If someone is gonna assault me, they're gonna have to learn not to the hard way.


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post Jul 12 2005, 02:22 AM
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Isn't that the one used by the Israeli special forces? Nasty stuff... Personally I'd rather just wind the person and not be arrested for assault!


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Aw.... but that's no fun!

I think that the only martial art class around here is for karate, and If I want to break a board in half, I'll use a chainsaw. Plus, Wouldn't that require some sort of grace?
I trip over my own feet half of the time. Enough said.


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post Jul 12 2005, 02:37 AM
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QUOTE (Mata @ Jul 11 2005, 10:22 PM)
Isn't that the one used by the Israeli special forces? Nasty stuff... Personally I'd rather just wind the person and not be arrested for assault!
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post Jul 12 2005, 03:14 AM
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QUOTE (little_bear @ Jul 10 2005, 02:41 PM)
I used to do Karate ;  was pretty damn good at it too.  Eventually I packed it in because the instructor was a pain in the arse.  Plus, it was bloody hard work - I was often knackered before we did any sparring.

However, regarding your choice of martial art ...

I've often heard from people who practise Ju Jitsu that it isn't actually of use should you find yourself in a position to use it.  If someone throws a punch at you, it's difficult to 'do' anything with what you've learned.
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well..i dunno..the ultimate fighty thingy championship was won using jujitsu. the guy thats teaching me was taught by the winner. But..i get along well with people..never been in a fight before..so i dont think i'd need to use it for self defense.


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post Jul 12 2005, 03:16 AM
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QUOTE (damned and dastardly @ Jul 11 2005, 10:49 AM)
I do Chai Quon Doe wchich is REALLY hard to spell ^^. It's good fun, and I've learnt a lot from my instructer, Kerri, who is smaller than me and all blackety black belt. Have a good time, it's not for everyone but I hope it works out!
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my sisters boyfriend takes that....what do you do in it?


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QUOTE (Mata @ Jul 11 2005, 04:34 PM)
Brazilian Jujitsu... Is that the something-or-other brothers? Gracey brothers... Something like that?

Little Bear - Pracitioners of Brazilian Jujitsu often are major opponents in the Ultimate Fighting Championship, suggesting that it really can be a very effective style. Now, if you want to talk about pointless martial forms then Karate is the place to start! I've only encountered people who do Karate a few times, but when I ask for a demonstration and go to hit them they usually say 'no, you're not doing it right!' Call me crazy, but a martial art that doesn't adapt to the way that the person is hitting you seems a bit silly.

My Wing Chun class went really well, so I think I'll be going regularly to that. I'm really pleased that I've found an instructor that I get on well with in my local area. Actually, the class is about five minutes walk from my house! It's great fun to be learning with people who know what they're doing again. I've enjoyed sparring with people who do different forms over the years (and I've found Wing Chun to generally be excellent in preventing most attacks) but there's nothing like being with people who know the form better than you do!
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yup, mata, correct about the first part im pretty sure.


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post Jul 12 2005, 03:18 AM
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QUOTE (Aria @ Jul 11 2005, 08:24 AM)
I used to take karate, and I sporadically attend a local aikido club. I have to say, aikido seems a lot more practical in terms of self defense than karate.
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if i finish jujitsu i want to do aikido. ..maybe when im an adult. you dont really have to put much force i think. it doesnt hurt others..just keeps them from hurting you, right?


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QUOTE (Erin @ Jul 12 2005, 03:18 AM)
if i finish jujitsu i want to do aikido. ..maybe when im an adult. you dont really have to put much force i think. it doesnt hurt others..just keeps them from hurting you, right?
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Essentially, yes. You use leverage, and their own force against them. Basically, what you put in, you get out.

In my school, you don't really learn how to attack at all. Just defend yourself. It may vary from school to school, I don't know. But in general, aikido is a defensive martial art, rather than an offensive one.


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I just got my black belt this past Saturday. *does happy dance like crippled penguin* I was tested by one of the FIVE grandmasters of the highest rank in the country, and had my certificate filled out by him. It was terrifying, but I survived. Won't be breathing properly for a while though. ^^

I practice in the Chun Do Kwan school of Taekwon-do, which is the most traditional.

Mata, Wing Chun? As in the song? o.O


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post Jul 12 2005, 11:03 AM
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AU: nice one! That's a really great achievement. Taekwon-do is a very energetic martial art and pretty hard to get really good at. I'm very impressed smile.gif

I didn't know that there is a song called Wing Chun... Who's it by?

Wing Chun was what Bruce Lee started out with before developing Jeet Kun Do. It's a very, very efficient martial form, emphasising scarcity of strength and movement for the greatest effect: why move your arm in a swinging motion when you can get the same effect in six inches with no power required? In basic terms there are only about six moves that you need to know how to use and then you can be very effective at stopping people from attacking you. It really is that simple. Some martial arts, such as Tai Chi (yes, that is a martial art, and actually a really quite devastating one too), can take ten years before you become skilled enough to use them in a situation that requires force, Wing Chun can get you there and with a decent chance in around a year with one class a week.

I first learnt it about ten years ago and I've kept on training by myself in the meantime. I would train normally a few times a week, even if it's simply going through some of the basic moves. I was really pleased that I could still do it all, and I think the instructor was happy to have someone with a slightly different style to test his methods against! It's amazing how the body never really forgets how to do things. The instructor would name a move he wanted me to try, I wouldn't recognise the name, but as soon as he would do the approach my hands and legs knew what to do.


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Mata, what you said about karate not being useful: I've heard that until you're a black belt, you're not really doing karate. I wouldn't know personally, however, having never fought a karate practitioner wink.gif

Like arachnidoc's Krav Maga, you could do worse than look at what's used by professionals whose job is to disable very dangerous people as quickly as possible. The Russian Spetznaz use a technique called Systema, which is gradually making itself known outside Russia...


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I've done a few martial arts and I would agree that until the later belts in karate, you aren't learning karate, more training to be able to learn karate.

(I also found it a good building block on which to train other martial arts)


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Additionally, a lot of Western karate classes will teach sport karate, which isn't a combat form - it's katate that's been adapted and limited to fit into a competition sport.

Hence, it's rubbish at actually fighting. Any martail art that includes freeform sparring however will teach you an incredible amount about how to handle yourself in a rumble. It's amazing how quickly you learn to avoid being kicked in the head.


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I practised and taught Aikido for years, as well as learning a freestyle form of Karate at the same time. I highly recommend learning a defensive and a striking art if you want your martial arts to be practical. I don't believe ANY martial art is designed to be a stand alone art.

Having said that, my daughter will be starting Judo the second I find a good instructor who'll take 'em young. Judo is (in my opinion anyway) the last true full-contact martial art, and an excellent base for practical self defense, because 9/10 street fights end up on the floor. Grappling is highly underestimated I think.

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QUOTE (Mata @ Jul 12 2005, 01:34 AM)
Little Bear - Pracitioners of Brazilian Jujitsu often are major opponents in the Ultimate Fighting Championship, suggesting that it really can be a very effective style. Now, if you want to talk about pointless martial forms then Karate is the place to start! I've only encountered people who do Karate a few times, but when I ask for a demonstration and go to hit them they usually say 'no, you're not doing it right!' Call me crazy, but a martial art that doesn't adapt to the way that the person is hitting you seems a bit silly.
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Hehe, I never said Karate was any good either though. wink.gif

Imo, if someone goes to punch you, the best fighting style you can adopt is good old fashioned boxing. Of course, in real fights people don't just punch like gentlemen, they claw, and kick and gouge. Meh, just my opinion.


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Mata, AU, I think you're thinking of the 80s one hit wonder "Everybody have Fun Tonight" by Wang Chung.

Anyway, I took a class built of many styles but predominantly Shotokan for many years before I moved. I obtained the fourth belt up, but I sparred a few "black belts" from some other schools in a friendly competition and wiped the floor with them... to the point we weren't ever invited back! I did everything by the book, too. I suppose they were just sore losers! laugh.gif

Anyway, have fun with the martial arts, but remember to take them seriously. For the love of God, don't be one of those jerks who goes around bragging only to have nothing to back it up with.


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