Martial Arts (29)

1 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2009-10-25 00:17 ID:DdVX7/ab

Anyone interested in martial arts? In general I mean. Which do you study? Why did you choose those?

Is yours practical, artistic, for sport, or what?

I've always been interested, or at least since I read Stephen Hayes books...

Unfortunately, I don't have anywhere to go to receive teachings where I live.

Anyway, I read about them and I know a few techniques from books I've read (not 100% if I'm doing them right though) so I do a sort of shadow boxing for fun/exercise(shut up I know it's lame), and I do some tai chi from time to time, which is really more of a meditation and exercise program than a martial art imo, at least what I know of it is, although I've heard some people actually use it for self-defense so I guess there must be more to it than I've seen.

I'm really interested in To Shin Do, Bujinkan Taijutsu, systema, combat sambo, marine corps martial arts program (not taught to civilians though is it?) and mag krava.

2 Name: Otakun : 2009-10-28 06:35 ID:qkGfGzel

raises hand
Shigure Souen Ryu and Hiten Mitsurugi Ryu! j/k but I really do steal ideas from anime when it comes to katanas.

Wing Chun, only flaw is that it takes forever to be really great. Plus its an art that challenges itself, making some school's philosophies completely different from the next. Some are stronger and less popular, some are weaker and worldwide.

Taichi if used properly is a valid and deadly martial art, its just that many people don't know the meaning behind the movements in the form... heck if I know lol

best bet, shop around and look for the teacher not in it for the buck, but for the knowlege of the art

3 Name: W-roar man : 2009-10-30 03:49 ID:grq7hHMF

Hey, I've gotten interested into Martial Arts (A.K.A Protective Moves of Pure Awesomeness) and was wondering what styles would fit for a just-below-average-build male?

4 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2009-11-07 23:08 ID:z2W47lSi

And I'll ask for any martial arts that would fit a skinny young male.

In before "Gun-kata"

5 Name: W-roar man : 2009-11-11 05:27 ID:grq7hHMF

using guns for martial arts is, how do i put it, a bit off course in my persective. at least, for what "gun-kata" is, doing those flippidies and turn-abouts while trying to shoot guns AND do martial arts is a bit wacky. ~_~
p.s. not saying it isn't cool though, i've seen lotsa good movies and such that involve them...... but they're movies.

6 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2009-11-12 10:47 ID:vSvLKF4q

I myself used to study Goju-Ryu Karate for about two years until the dojo I trained at closed down. Since our instructor held belts in Judo and Tae-Kwon Do, we learned a little bit of that as well. This was several years ago, so most of the throws/etc drills are long gone from memory.

But I'm very interested in Muay Thai. Very good all around kickboxing style.The fact that it's generally used as a primer for many MMA fighters also attests to it's effectiveness.

7 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2010-01-15 19:13 ID:gy7nCnPw

I got into martial arts thanks to anime. After seeing tonfas, they appealed to me as wonderful weapons. Even though similar weapons are used by the US police, real tonfas attracted me much more.

Thus, I searched for a school in my town that taught that. I found a place that had tonfa in their Ryukyu kobudo system. I wasn't really interested in other weapons besides for tonfa, but I went along with it and joined anyway.

It took a while until I could actually train with them, since beginners are taught bo at first, but I wasn't disappointed. I actually grew to like other weapons that were there as well. I forgot about the anime fascination that I had and begun training for different reasons.

At that time, everyone who took the kobudo class there were also required to take yuishinkai karate class. It began to love that class, since our sensei was awesome and since that style has such variety of things.

A bit later after I started training there, karate was not made mandatory to everyone anymore, but since I loved it so much, I stayed. Around that time, I was lured to try out Tai chi which takes place at the same dojo. I liked the way it reduced my stress so I signed up there as well. In our latest training where we got a foreign sensei to teach us, I saw that Tai chi can be very effective as a martial art, not just something for meditating.

8 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2010-02-03 00:22 ID:qnv/25Q2

I'm a martial arts instructor.
I practice a rare in-house flavor of kung-fu.
I live in a small town somewhere in the middle of a small country somewhere in the middle of the middle east.
What should i tell you?
Rare in-house flavors of kung-fu are, so to speak, "made of pure win".

9 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2010-02-16 08:50 ID:qY+yzp1y

I've been learning Mag Krava and Bujinkan Taijutsu/toshindo for a while.

Mag Krava is simple, and very practical. The basic elements are effective, covered quickly, and are easy to learn. To be really good though- like with any martial art- you need to train constantly and continue learning new techniques as often as possible.

Bujinkan Taijutsu isn't really a martial art, per se, it's more like a philosophy. It includes hand-to-hand combat, but also stealth tactics (infiltration, escape, etc) and guerrilla warfare tactics, amongst other things.

The best thing about these two is that they are really very practical. Unlike most martial arts, they do not rely on one's ability to simply replicate mechanical motions (which are invariably based on arbitrary rules that don't apply to life-or-death combat), but on one's ability to actually defend themselves in any given situation, so the training is quite effective for preparing oneself to deal with actual combat.

Very good stuff to know if you want to go into the military special forces (or are already in), or police SWAT. You'll be ahead of the game before you've even gone through advanced training (especially if you've spent time doing the workout routines that are integral to these martial arts).

10 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2010-02-22 06:49 ID:gEHGZrSw

Krav Maga?

11 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2010-02-22 06:51 ID:gEHGZrSw

Where are you learning "Mag Krava"?

12 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2010-02-22 06:55 ID:gEHGZrSw

In any case, Krav Maga is very practical. Don't expect most instructors to be the jolly, easygoing type though. It's harsh, dirty, and simple.

13 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2010-03-12 23:54 ID:qO5vsPUW

I hear the Army combatives program sucks. Is this so? I don't wanna go through the hassle of getting in to it just to find out it's a bunch of useless judo crap.

14 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2010-03-13 11:45 ID:bjvRHFIH

I hear the Army doesn't have the luxury to invest in things that serve no immediate practical purpose.

15 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2010-03-13 18:10 ID:m2lkKME6

Martial arts interest me. ._____.

16 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2010-03-14 03:24 ID:LKKvEYzf


The Modern Army Combatives Program (which is not what is taught in BCT if that's what you thought I was referring to) is a program that the Army did apparently have the luxury to invest in. So I'm just wondering whether it's not actually any good for real melee combat.

17 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2010-10-26 11:59 ID:cJ9on8GG

I like boxing with my friends if that counts,
when I was younger I studied Jujitsu

18 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2010-11-17 09:28 ID:8bUEwJri

I did karate when I was about 6 or 7. I think my teacher was a scam artist though, lol. All I remember of my classes was that we stretched, then the teacher did a bunch of shadow boxing moves that seemed really complicated.

19 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2010-12-12 02:36 ID:IUO1WkWD


Hell the Army doesn't even have the luxury to fit its troops with body armor.

20 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2010-12-16 08:56 ID:L+Q9STdv

I am generally interested. Would love to learn some Aikijutsu and Jujutsu, but there aren't any classes in my neck of the woods.

21 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2010-12-22 01:05 ID:4CMOgMur

Kickboxing and Greco-Roman wrestling are a good base to learn other martial arts, Kung Fu, Krav Maga, etc. I mean, even in themselves they provide a pretty decent skill-set for self defense in most situations, despite the fact that they are sports.

22 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2011-02-24 21:24 ID:l5nx6pXS

I am a 24 year old male who is relatively fit, but has had no training in any martial arts at all. Most of the people I know who are/were in martial arts classes started very young (like 8 or so years old). Do dojo's train older people?

23 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2011-02-26 04:41 ID:OiXK2nc0

course they do, that's why there are adult classes. i trained in muay thai for a while. not so much hte martial art as the boxing style. most places offer adult classes. but im in north america. it could be different elsewhere.

24 Name: as : 2011-05-26 09:55 ID:rpk60kCJ


25 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2011-07-25 16:19 ID:EbxqqPlE

I practice capoeira for the fun of it

26 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2011-11-03 06:00 ID:Lu+NGBPr

Hi I'm Cecilia and I need your help you. I'm study English and I have to do a work about hobbies and I choose Martial arts Can you help me? Tell me the reasons why I should to start to learn this dicipline

27 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2011-11-06 13:03 ID:ZXr3eWb1

Having spent most of my days sitting down in front of a computer, I'm very, very unfit. Lately, I've been thinking about doing somehting to better it, at least a little. I’ve got no motivation to simply train using weights, but doing some kind of martial art might be a good way to go about it. I've been thinking that kendo could be fun, but I'm indecisive as fuck when it comes to these things.

28 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2012-01-12 00:51 ID:qPlyRk57

>>27 probably some team oriented sport is more appropriated to get you moving.

29 Name: Desa : 2012-06-10 14:10 ID:TSJ0VlaE

Krav maga is very nice for self defense, or so it seems for what I've seen of it.

I think that if God wills, I'll be learning some Judo, very fun, and ideal to mix it w/ k.m.

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