Do YOU do any Martial Arts?

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  • J-rideJ-ride OG Member Joined: Posts: 2,136 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    edited March 18
    Good MMA gyms are pretty hard to find, I usually look for ones that have a few guys actively fighting in the MMA circuits. The curse of the McDojo is real though, and what used to be shitty TMA schools are now shitty MMA gyms.
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  • maxxmaxx DIO THE DESTROYER Joined: Posts: 35,822 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    J-ride wrote: »
    Good MMA gyms are pretty hard to find, I usually look for ones that have a few guys actively fighting in the MMA circuits. The curse of the McDojo is real though, and what used to be shitty TMA schools are now shitty MMA gyms.

    they arent hard to find. back trace good local/big mma fighters.
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  • jae hoonjae hoon Flames of Justice Joined: Posts: 12,414 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    I don't personally care about MMA gyms, they don't prepare you for real world stuff and are about money most of all.
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  • Jion_WansuJion_Wansu Joined: Posts: 5,647
    Gimpy wrote: »

    When I was in Honolulu, I was in HOKK, which has its roots in Okinawan karate. I'll upload a cert when I get a chance
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    Jion_Wansu wrote: »
    Gimpy wrote: »

    When I was in Honolulu, I was in HOKK, which has its roots in Okinawan karate. I'll upload a cert when I get a chance

    I took Issin or Ishin ryu depending on where you live which is Okinawan as well, went through legit weapons training.
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  • dab00gdab00g Joined: Posts: 20,040
    jae hoon wrote: »
    I don't personally care about MMA gyms, they don't prepare you for real world stuff and are about money most of all.
    All gyms first priority is locking you into a contract

    What real world stuff is your white ass dealing with in georgia? Like come on.

    Also if you are winning every fight before hitting the ground that is on you

    But some people might find the clinch boring for muay thai. Just guys trading knees for 3 minutes in a tight 50/50 clinch

    But it is the work put in

    I think a lot of people have the wrong idea about how awesome submission grappling is

    Watch ebi videos.
  • KeckaKecka Psycho Crushing that booty Joined: Posts: 1,556
    jae hoon wrote: »
    I don't personally care about MMA gyms, they don't prepare you for real world stuff

    Hey, I'm mostly doing it as a way to help motivate me to stay in shape. Stop skipping gym sessions, or you're going to get your ass kicked. It's not like dudes are stepping to me on a weekly basis, and even if they did, they're more than likely to outnumber me 4 to 1 and be armed. I'm a straight white man, the cops are on my side.
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  • EmanuelbEmanuelb Joined: Posts: 3,253
    edited March 19
    Same reason brought me into martial arts. I worked too much at a desk, so I wanted to do a sport to keep me in shape. I started karate and I got really hooked up. I discover I really like it and now I'm not skipping a training session, sometimes I even train at home in between gyms. It is pretty awesome when you start to see some improvements (even small ones).


  • maxxmaxx DIO THE DESTROYER Joined: Posts: 35,822 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    jae hoon wrote: »
    I don't personally care about MMA gyms, they don't prepare you for real world stuff and are about money most of all.

    ?? no a good gym is about growing their students. if they are good, the money will come and they wont have to be crazy chasing it.
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  • DramatixDramatix Could be better. Joined: Posts: 4,486
    Side question: how does martial arts experience look on a resume? On mine, I listed the competitions I've entered and the belt exams I passed under extracurricular activities. It actually got me a job letter of some sort beause I "did sports".
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  • MCPMCP Joined: Posts: 2,083 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    I'd just list something like, "10 years of dedication to [insert series of martial arts]" which shows something about your character.
  • FrostyAUFrostyAU Lynx in your sinks Joined: Posts: 7,763
    I've never put it on a resume. For me it was Dragon Ball Z as a kid and later it helped me cope better with life having an outlet and confidence
  • EmanuelbEmanuelb Joined: Posts: 3,253
    When I was a kid we grew up with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Man, all kids wanted to be ninjas back then...fun times. Even if I was really interested in martial arts, I've never got to practice one until now. I was pretty weak in school and my parents didn't want to hear about doing anything close to "fighting"


  • GimpyGimpy Joined: Posts: 9,080 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    Dramatix wrote: »
    Side question: how does martial arts experience look on a resume? On mine, I listed the competitions I've entered and the belt exams I passed under extracurricular activities. It actually got me a job letter of some sort beause I "did sports".

    Don't do that. First sign that they might let you go, you side kicking someone will be in the back of their minds.
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  • Tekno VirusTekno Virus small man big strength Joined: Posts: 8,585
    Me in an interview:

    "So what are your hobbies?"

    Tek: I do Muay Thai
    "What is that?"
    *gives explanation*
    "Oh! sooo... it's like street fighting?"
    Tek: .....nooo?

    Suffice to say, I didn't get the job (mostly because I was super over qualified)
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  • KeckaKecka Psycho Crushing that booty Joined: Posts: 1,556
    It's all about how you spin it. Try to phrase it in a way that implies that if terrorists try to take over the building, you will be able to take them out one by one with sick chops to the throat and spin kicks.

    What employer wouldn't want that?
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  • Tekno VirusTekno Virus small man big strength Joined: Posts: 8,585
    There were also a few cases where talking about martial arts also didn't pan out for me on a few occasions when going out with girls. I don't think they thought it was weird but more so alien and even more so that they couldn't relate to it. 8/10 should've talked about Sex in the City or House of Card except... fuck that, I'd rather kick the bag and shout oyyyyy or roll and make heavy eye contact with another guy on the ground.
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  • WastedWasted Verbal Diarrhetic Joined: Posts: 5,692
    Should have just said it's the National sport of Thailand.
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  • maxxmaxx DIO THE DESTROYER Joined: Posts: 35,822 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    Dramatix wrote: »
    Side question: how does martial arts experience look on a resume? On mine, I listed the competitions I've entered and the belt exams I passed under extracurricular activities. It actually got me a job letter of some sort beause I "did sports".

    depends what age you are. some still treat a black belt the same way eagle scouts used to be treated. in high regard...i generally only put it down if its a sports related activity.
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  • dab00gdab00g Joined: Posts: 20,040
    Never put martial arts on your resume unless you are applying to be a self defense instructor

    I will throw your application into the trash
  • FrostyAUFrostyAU Lynx in your sinks Joined: Posts: 7,763
    Gimpy wrote: »
    Dramatix wrote: »
    Side question: how does martial arts experience look on a resume? On mine, I listed the competitions I've entered and the belt exams I passed under extracurricular activities. It actually got me a job letter of some sort beause I "did sports".

    Don't do that. First sign that they might let you go, you side kicking someone will be in the back of their minds.

    Pretty much this. Unless they do martial arts they'll interpret as you being a danger not an asset. If you're applying for something like a bouncer or something, go ahead, even the force maybe it wouldn't be a bad idea but not for most jobs.
  • DramatixDramatix Could be better. Joined: Posts: 4,486
    maxx wrote: »
    Dramatix wrote: »
    Side question: how does martial arts experience look on a resume? On mine, I listed the competitions I've entered and the belt exams I passed under extracurricular activities. It actually got me a job letter of some sort beause I "did sports".

    depends what age you are. some still treat a black belt the same way eagle scouts used to be treated. in high regard...i generally only put it down if its a sports related activity.

    23, purple belt. I figured my competition experience would be something to add since my resume consists of just academic and retail experience and little to no skills, or at least valuable ones. I recently gave my resume a rework but it still isn't much.
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  • Jion_WansuJion_Wansu Joined: Posts: 5,647
    maxx wrote: »
    Dramatix wrote: »
    Side question: how does martial arts experience look on a resume? On mine, I listed the competitions I've entered and the belt exams I passed under extracurricular activities. It actually got me a job letter of some sort beause I "did sports".

    depends what age you are. some still treat a black belt the same way eagle scouts used to be treated. in high regard...i generally only put it down if its a sports related activity.

    Depends on what black belt. Shodan, Nidan, and Sandan are whatever. Yondan is when they start to get more respect. From Godan on up, yeah those are the ones that are like Lieutenant Colonels (LTC) and above.

    Comparing black belt ranks to army officers:

    Shodan - 2LT
    Nidan - 1LT
    Sandan - CPT
    Yondan - MAJ
    Godan - LTC
    Rokudan - COL
    Shichidan - BG
    Hachidan - MG
    Kudan - LTG
    Judan - GEN
  • WastedWasted Verbal Diarrhetic Joined: Posts: 5,692
    edited March 20
    I've seen some employers get scared when they see martial arts on my resume. It was one reason why I took it off.

    It's a good way to trigger the extreme pacifists. Recently I twisted it to say I teach/taught (half-truth, I don't teach Kung Fu, but I taught TKD for a few years). Gives me a means of explaining that not only do I have to pass background checks (to work with kids), but I have to adapt to people of different ages and abilities/impairments.
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  • J-rideJ-ride OG Member Joined: Posts: 2,136 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    edited March 20
    Do not put that you practice martial arts on a job resume, that will red flag you as a potentially violent employee. I don't put any hobbies on a resume, and I have never been asked my hobbies in a job interview.
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  • KeckaKecka Psycho Crushing that booty Joined: Posts: 1,556
    J-ride wrote: »
    I don't put any hobbies on a resume, and I have never been asked my hobbies in a job interview.

    I actually have on multiple occasions. It's a pretty normal question to feel you out, because a lot of the interview process isn't so much what you answer as how you answer it. Much like asking about your weaknesses, personality, and all that other stuff that doesn't really have anything to do with your qualifications and/or you aren't going to answer honestly because you want the job. They're trying to gauge if you're a functioning individual capable of handling social interaction on a daily basis without making all your co-workers uncomfortable and unproductive. But yeah, don't put shit like that on your resume. By all means, if they ask about your hobbies, talk about it, but bringing it up first without a lead-in can end up coming off as if you don't have any "real" qualifications and are grasping at straws, or that you are obsessed with it to the point you have to tell people in your vicinity about it at every opportunity.

    But I've gotten jobs off interviews where I sperged out about arthouse movies or history. It's all about keeping it at the appropriate level for the appropriate time. Hobbies are good, particularly ones that involve social interaction, because it shows you have interests outside of work and are not some antisocial robot. Most people think martial arts are cool, but if you start going nuts about the minutiae you're going to come off as a weirdo. Hide your power level. Say you do martial arts, what styles, and then politely answer questions succinctly.
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  • angelpalmangelpalm Do not fist the android grills!! Joined: Posts: 23,041 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    Dudes talking about putting their martial arts stuff on resumes?

    Oh lord, we trying to get roles as random scrub number 13 in a new direct to video Seagal flick?
  • Tekno VirusTekno Virus small man big strength Joined: Posts: 8,585
    Kecka wrote: »
    But I've gotten jobs off interviews where I sperged out about arthouse movies or history. It's all about keeping it at the appropriate level for the appropriate time. Hobbies are good, particularly ones that involve social interaction, because it shows you have interests outside of work and are not some antisocial robot. Most people think martial arts are cool, but if you start going nuts about the minutiae you're going to come off as a weirdo. Hide your power level. Say you do martial arts, what styles, and then politely answer questions succinctly.

    I think you shouldn't bring up martial arts at all. On the rare occasion you're talking to someone who is seemingly physically capable or who is maybe branding his military career achievement on the wall, maybe you can bring it up.
    A lot of guys don't want to be threatened for sure not physically but also from a career stand point so you have to come off or put on an appearance and act that caters to that sheepish motherfucker.
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  • DramatixDramatix Could be better. Joined: Posts: 4,486
    edited March 20
    Removing it off my primary resume since I've recently made different copies. I thought of it as sophomoric at first, but I never thought it would make me come off as potentially violent. Me being a giant black man definitely doesn't help either. I primarily listed my competition under my art and dance experience/extracurricular segment on my resume. Thank you for the input.
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  • FrostyAUFrostyAU Lynx in your sinks Joined: Posts: 7,763
    If you worked for your instructor I'd use them as a reference. If they're just a personal reference, personal references in general hold fairly little weight. Anyone can hit up a teacher they like or coach or Mum's best friend to get a glowing review. Employers tend to focus a lot more on references from places you've worked at and in that case I'd definitely include an instructor if you taught at his school.
  • DramatixDramatix Could be better. Joined: Posts: 4,486
    Nah, I'm a club member at the university. Student black belts do instruct classes though.
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    Jion_Wansu wrote: »
    maxx wrote: »
    Dramatix wrote: »
    Side question: how does martial arts experience look on a resume? On mine, I listed the competitions I've entered and the belt exams I passed under extracurricular activities. It actually got me a job letter of some sort beause I "did sports".

    depends what age you are. some still treat a black belt the same way eagle scouts used to be treated. in high regard...i generally only put it down if its a sports related activity.

    Depends on what black belt. Shodan, Nidan, and Sandan are whatever. Yondan is when they start to get more respect. From Godan on up, yeah those are the ones that are like Lieutenant Colonels (LTC) and above.

    Comparing black belt ranks to army officers:

    Shodan - 2LT
    Nidan - 1LT
    Sandan - CPT
    Yondan - MAJ
    Godan - LTC
    Rokudan - COL
    Shichidan - BG
    Hachidan - MG
    Kudan - LTG
    Judan - GEN

    people dont understand the difference in degrees. black belt is a black belt for the mainstream populace.
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    edited March 21
    something im working on in bjj
    So this is an idea I've been playing with. Kinda like a faux berimbolo for people who suck at inverting. I'm not sure if a stronger version of this exists since I've never seen it before. If it does or has a name let me know. Just trying to learn and get better. Generally I do this from a grip fighting position to open up the back. No need to muscle through as long as you lift with the threaded leg and pull on the arm. Work in progress .
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  • Mangy_CatMangy_Cat Chop Suey! Joined: Posts: 594
    edited March 21
    I remember when we were aged 10 our school had a compulsory martial arts class that everyone had to take. My best friend then complained to the teacher that he didn't want to take the class and he was punished and made to stand similar to this position but on flat cemented floor. The class become optional a couple of months later and me and my friend pulled out. Haven't tried any martial arts since then.
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    edited March 21
    There were also a few cases where talking about martial arts also didn't pan out for me on a few occasions when going out with girls. I don't think they thought it was weird but more so alien and even more so that they couldn't relate to it. 8/10 should've talked about Sex in the City or House of Card except... fuck that, I'd rather kick the bag and shout oyyyyy or roll and make heavy eye contact with another guy on the ground.

    My currenty GF soon to be next level almost didn't date me because I told her I used to be a boxer and she thought I was overly violent lol.
    Jion_Wansu wrote: »
    maxx wrote: »
    Dramatix wrote: »
    Side question: how does martial arts experience look on a resume? On mine, I listed the competitions I've entered and the belt exams I passed under extracurricular activities. It actually got me a job letter of some sort beause I "did sports".

    depends what age you are. some still treat a black belt the same way eagle scouts used to be treated. in high regard...i generally only put it down if its a sports related activity.

    Depends on what black belt. Shodan, Nidan, and Sandan are whatever. Yondan is when they start to get more respect. From Godan on up, yeah those are the ones that are like Lieutenant Colonels (LTC) and above.

    Comparing black belt ranks to army officers:

    Shodan - 2LT
    Nidan - 1LT
    Sandan - CPT
    Yondan - MAJ
    Godan - LTC
    Rokudan - COL
    Shichidan - BG
    Hachidan - MG
    Kudan - LTG
    Judan - GEN

    Its interesting that some sports call it Nanadan rather than Shichidan. Like Kendo is Nana but Judo is shichi.
    Also most martial arts do not have a Judan anymore.
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    Funny because you say that because my fiance has never exactly found it cool. Kind of discourages me from it due to the danger and not wanting me to get hurt
  • dab00gdab00g Joined: Posts: 20,040
    Wifey knew i loved mma and encouraged me to train 7 years ago

    I got her into judo and muay thai because i sold her on the self defense and workout factor

    Her leg kicks are fucking brutal

    Her hands are actually pretty damn good.

    I still bought her oc spray and a rape whistle though
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    Where I live there hasn't been a recorded rape in my memory. It's incredibly safe. Worst thing that happens in this town is a husband punches his wife. Whenever anyone gets caught doing anything​ it makes the paper. Like everytime a place gets robbed which isn't often it's in the paper.
  • MIRACLEARROWMIRACLEARROW Kendoka Joined: Posts: 1,979
    dab00g wrote: »
    Wifey knew i loved mma and encouraged me to train 7 years ago

    I got her into judo and muay thai because i sold her on the self defense and workout factor

    Her leg kicks are fucking brutal

    Her hands are actually pretty damn good.

    I still bought her oc spray and a rape whistle though

    I got my girl into boxing now too. She's doing her own classes like spin, yoga or dance during my Kendo days but we work out together with my cross training crew during my off days of Kendo. I've got her into some pretty intense cross training workouts plus shes getting legit at boxing and is understanding the appeal now. She even comes to watch the fights these days. So im really happy with that. I dont think we're working any boxing for self defense. Just for workout sake. Shes less than 120 pounds and she can toss pretty well but I really wouldn't want her relying on that as a form of 'self-defense'.

    The other great thing about me doing Kendo 4+ nights a week is that as a Japanese girl she understands the life of most Kendoka who are serious about sports. So she supports me even though we're both super busy. She might even join eventually which would be sick since she actually loves Kendo. She knows that real japanese Kendoka practice 2x a day 5 days a week and then the weekends are for tournaments, so 4 days a week 1x a day really isnt THAT bad. I'm excited for when she starts. It would be awesome for us to both play together.



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  • dab00gdab00g Joined: Posts: 20,040
    Meh

    Maybe because this is la and there are so many dbags in soCal but i like knowing wifey can legit beat up people

    That is a turn on for me
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    The fuck!!! I was going to post that Aikido video yesterday. LMAO!!!!
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    I don't know if you guys are familiar with Master Ken, but he has one heck of a show, mocking martial arts.




    I haven't laughed so hard in a very long time. Also, worth checking his bullshit series - if you want to know why muay thai is bullshit B)


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  • dab00gdab00g Joined: Posts: 20,040
    Calling muay thai bullshit

    Then you practice no contact karate

    Also calls boxing bullshit

    You need a good jab jab cross and one liver blow
  • maxxmaxx DIO THE DESTROYER Joined: Posts: 35,822 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    Ki Shima wrote: »

    this guy doesnt know shit lol. he backtracked like 5 times within 5 min.

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