Do YOU do any Martial Arts?

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  • UrIeNaToRUrIeNaToR professorpeabody Joined: Posts: 630
    Ive been training in brazilian jiu jitsu at a Cesar Gracie Affiliaye School for the past 7 years..Im just a blue belt..
  • omfgomfg Joined: Posts: 2,028
    Capoeria isnt a martial art? :confused:
    think he's talking about the ceremonial version of it. one of the main differences I remember between ceremonial and combat is that in combat there's not a whole lot of attacks that require balancing on your back
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  • PerthoPertho Capt of Team #Hellspawn Joined: Posts: 22,922 mod
    think he's talking about the ceremonial version of it. one of the main differences I remember between ceremonial and combat is that in combat there's not a whole lot of attacks that require balancing on your back

    One of my best friends used to do Martial Arts when he was a in high school. Random people used to show up to his school to spar, so he got to see a lot of different arts. He told me about this chick who did capoeria. Apparently you NEVER want to get kicked by somebody who does capoeria, never.
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  • CStaticCStatic Was it something I said? Joined: Posts: 765
    The direct reply was trolling, that's why it was silly. It was in response to the idea that judo was a practical combat art above others.
    I also clearly said in my post that there are styles that teach disarming properly. I just don't think that they are common, and it isn't practiced as much as other things. How confident are you disarming a knife? What about if the knife is hidden before the fight starts? These are the things that, in my experience, take traditional martial artists by surprise. I also advocate that you not fight in that situation. The risk is too great. Also no I don't think the entire world is armed, but the bad part of it commonly is. It's why I say later, in the more serious part of my post, that it is better to avoid a fight, because it's not worth the risk. You may feel confident disarming if some idiot pulls a knife on you, but you have a much greater chance to end up dead than the man who talks or runs and has a proper response as a backup.
    Fair enough. I agree with you and so does my Sifu who tells us to avoid a fight in the first place and don't do anything unless you have no other choice, so yeah.
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  • MustachioMustachio Green Maid's Husbando Joined: Posts: 3,291
    Capoeria isnt a martial art? :confused:
    It's been heavily debated back and forth through both regional and angolo styles and the consensus between mestres is that it is not a form of martial arts, but more or less a game/dance. At least, that's what my mestre tells me. He always says, "If you want to hit someone, China's right around the corner."
  • MustachioMustachio Green Maid's Husbando Joined: Posts: 3,291
    The fuck? Did they miss the part where the slaves used it to fuck people up? I mean I know there's different versions but you cant write off an entire style because one seems more showy than the others.
    No, that's not it at all.

    Every lesson my Mestre gives involves a 10 minute history lesson over someone, or something in Capoeira's past. Of course, I only attend once a month so I figured it'd be good to ask for a book or something to get a feel for the history (And forms) and he directed me to an older Mestre's teachings. They understand what's happened in the past has happened, and well... I don't know how else to put it, but... They view it as the past and nothing more. I mean, roots are important, but to them Capoeira has moved away from its violent tendencies to become more of a philosopy meant to open your mind and spirit as opposed to turn you into an amazing fighter.

    For instance, when you 'play' with someone else, you're not just trying to prove your strength and intellect, you're also trying to see the person underneath the flesh, get into who they are and what they do - are they a thief, a wise-man, a spoiled brat, and so on? To add, it is important to also show restraint. You might be superior in the 'game' of Capoeira, but your show-casing and arrogance are nothing more than your own demise. If another is slower than you or lacking the same physique, then it is only kind to play at their pace, and provide helpful advice if they ask or you seek to help.

    I can't remember where, but there's a quote in the book my Mestre recommended to me and it's something along the lines of, "You are both the Mestre and Student. Always teaching, always learning." I know it's common sense in any martial arts, but it really helps cement the idea behind Capoeira.
  • lunch_hotdogslunch_hotdogs Disliked member Joined: Posts: 828
    My background is 2 years of a shotokan based karate, 2 years of combined TKD and Kickboxing, 3 years of Goju Ryu, and 2 of mixed styles as part of the "martial arts club" at my undergrad university, but I hung out with mostly the wrestling and jiujitsu guys, since I knew nothing about those.

    Does anybody do any Kendo? I'd like to get into that, as I'm not looking for something for self-defense. Kendo seems to be a lot of fun.
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  • narsnars Your local Gunta Hunta. Joined: Posts: 289
    I did Arnis for a little. It's a Filipino martial art that consists of swinging two sticks.

    In retrospect, it was a waste of my fucking time. Spent 6 months doing it.
  • lunch_hotdogslunch_hotdogs Disliked member Joined: Posts: 828
    I did Arnis for a little. It's a Filipino martial art that consists of swinging two sticks.

    In retrospect, it was a waste of my fucking time. Spent 6 months doing it.
    Why would you say that? Just curious, as I'm looking to put time into a weapon-based martial art. I just don't know where to start, as there's no schools around here.
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  • J-rideJ-ride OG Member Joined: Posts: 2,311 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    My martial arts background:
    Boxing
    BJJ
    Greco-Roman Wrestling

    I started off in boxing, did that for about 3 years, moved onto BJJ and Wrestling. I trained with a state champion wrestler on top of BJJ which really gave me an incredible takedown game and made very dominant in gi-less BJJ. I have only been in 1 fight since my training, which I ended quickly with a choke. In that situation I really had no choice but to fight, and I am lucky that I wasn't harmed.

    The best self defense is to just run away, because even if you could win a fight, some thug just has to pull a gun or a knife then all of a sudden you are fighting for your life. Its just not worth it to try and fight some thug just to teach him some manners, because people like that don't learn anything from those experiences anyway. I would only fight someone to protect my fiancee, otherwise, I am not that interested in risking bodily injury for my sense of pride.
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  • narsnars Your local Gunta Hunta. Joined: Posts: 289
    Why would you say that? Just curious, as I'm looking to put time into a weapon-based martial art. I just don't know where to start, as there's no schools around here.

    Don't get me wrong man. Arnis is amazing.

    Maybe it was how I learned and who I was taught by. It was a while back when I was still living in the Philippines, and I was psyched for the sole reason that I was learning a "martial art", or better yet a martial art of my "motherland".

    I went to class everyday thinking I'd learn something new. All we did was wave our fucking sticks around and slo-mo scenario our way through fights. We never learned any "new" way to weave that shit. After 5 days of 3 hour sessions, we practically lesrned everything we needed to know.

    Then it was just watching other people simulate shit like a play for the rest of the time I was there. I was never aable to really incorporate what I had learned. It made it seem like a waste of time.


    There's only so many ways you can literally shake a stick at someone rofl. Maybe I didn't like how limited it felt.

    Maybe I was there because I didn't have a skateboard for 6 months :(

    Go and get into martial arts man. Make sure you read about the schools and their programs first.
  • lunch_hotdogslunch_hotdogs Disliked member Joined: Posts: 828
    Don't get me wrong man. Arnis is amazing.

    Maybe it was how I learned and who I was taught by. It was a while back when I was still living in the Philippines, and I was psyched for the sole reason that I was learning a "martial art", or better yet a martial art of my "motherland".

    I went to class everyday thinking I'd learn something new. All we did was wave our fucking sticks around and slo-mo scenario our way through fights. We never learned any "new" way to weave that shit. After 5 days of 3 hour sessions, we practically lesrned everything we needed to know.

    Then it was just watching other people simulate shit like a play for the rest of the time I was there. I was never aable to really incorporate what I had learned. It made it seem like a waste of time.


    There's only so many ways you can literally shake a stick at someone rofl. Maybe I didn't like how limited it felt.

    Maybe I was there because I didn't have a skateboard for 6 months :(

    Go and get into martial arts man. Make sure you read about the schools and their programs first.
    Yeah, definintely good tips. I had a steady stream of doing martial arts for about 10 years, but it ended for me about 6 years ago now (I'm 27). I'd like to get back into it, and I'm also definitely not in the mind for a self-defense style, but more of an art form.

    Definitely sounds like your teacher / school though. That sucks :( sorry to hear.
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  • Axl_m4sterAxl_m4ster 623+P brings people together Joined: Posts: 2,435
    i do Drunken Master style.
    without the kung fu.
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  • DeadCrescendoDeadCrescendo Danmaku. All day, every day. Joined: Posts: 24
    I practice the 3 "martial arts" that actually rock in the real world.

    Boxing
    Krav
    Smith and Wesson.
  • HavatchuHavatchu Joined: Posts: 4,734
    Did karate for like less than a year before I started skateboarding. Only got to a yellow belt, but that class was hella boring.

    Kung fu looks pretty badass just because of all the different types and the history behind each and every one. Jeet Kune Do is badass for obvious reasons and aikido is awesome because you use kinetics to defeat your opponent with the least amount of force.

    Wing Chun, Snake, Tiger, and Mantis styles intrigue me the most in terms of Kung Fu. Next gen Gen commin' at ya.
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  • Sexperienced.Sexperienced. kdh Joined: Posts: 5,359
    original or concepts?

    My Sifu was invited by the Bruce Lee Foundation to do a demo at the Bruce Lee 70th Anniversary last year, he is 52 moves like he is still 20 - http://sixbeers.pixnet.net/album/video/165506897

    You train with Tommy Caruthers? I thought he was based in Scotland.
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    "Elephant Boxing" Muay Thai. 8-)

    1:41 onwards for an example of the technique.
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  • DeadCrescendoDeadCrescendo Danmaku. All day, every day. Joined: Posts: 24
    Hokuto Shinken is the only style worth learning.

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  • The Furious OneThe Furious One Fluent in 3 languages Engrish, Sarcasm & Profanity Joined: Posts: 20,933
    You train with Tommy Caruthers? I thought he was based in Scotland.

    Yeh he is, I've done a few classes but mostly seminar. It's funny you should ask I'm actually going to one next week.
  • TakezoTakezo Joined: Posts: 125
    I can safely say without having read the thread that anyone with a japanese/anime username posting about their irl shoto skills is full of it
  • TakezoTakezo Joined: Posts: 125
    I was able to watch that now. I am not saying he wouldn't beat me to pulp, because I've never fought him, but I noticed some things, objectively speaking if I was planning on fighting him:
    He telegraphs many of his attacks. I can see his shoulders and/or body stiffen up before many of his attacks. Besides that I can see his whole body moving before the attack comes out, such as a punch, so I should be able to feel it coming before hand.
    My first instinct would be to try to get as close to him as possible. It seems he's training in striking attacks and I would want to attack him with grappling and/or wrestling type attacks. I would test that of course. But of course this is an unknown and I shouldn't be surprised if he's skilled.
    He looks like a fencer, if I were to get into a 'striking' battle I'd try patient lateral movement and in close fighting (think Eskrima).

    Grain of salt, he's demonstrating... I've just never though it practical to rely on strikes when someone sneaks up on you with an amateur choke hold. What if the guy is almost twice my size?


    It's a demo. Of course he's telegraphing his attacks, his intent is to show them. Thats why they filmed it. This thread is too much, if you were to fight him he'd probably run off and call the fkkkkn polis, put your frame data away.
  • MCPMCP Joined: Posts: 2,258 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    Takezo, I did apologize for that. I wish I hadn't done it and I won't do it again.
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  • ElderGODElderGOD GOD Joined: Posts: 9,800
    I can safely say without having read the thread that anyone with a japanese/anime username posting about their irl shoto skills is full of it
    Damn, I have an anime avatar so I need to get a new avatar before I'm allowed to talk with the big boys. :sad:

    edit:

    Whatever, I'll ask anyway.

    I want to know what are some good weights. For now, I train with 100lbs:
    1 40lb vest
    2 6lb thigh weights
    2 20lb ankle weights
    2 4lb wrist weights

    The vest ain't bad, but the other parts don't hold on and fly off.

    Anyone got any good recommendations for some good ones? My equipment is made by All Pro by the way. I need something that won't restrict my movement much by the way.
  • The_Killah29The_Killah29 I want to say all the things I know I shouldn't... Joined: Posts: 3,268
    I know Kiku-Yo-Assu. Does that count? LOL jk.

    But seriously, I know how to bust a guy's jaw, cheek bone, and nose in one shot. Gotta hit him in the right angle on the face with your palm, not the fist.
    I think of the happy future I want... and I just cry... :sad:
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  • Lazyjosh2Lazyjosh2 Joined: Posts: 1,071
    ninjitsu yes they still call it that even though wiki says over wise, yet Doctor Hatsumi still calls it ninjitsu, http://www.ninjutsu.com/soke-hatsumi.shtml
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  • LemresLemres The Two G.O.A.T Joined: Posts: 1,600
    No one likes Bajiquan? :(
  • KumaOsoKumaOso Trust Your Instincts Joined: Posts: 3,752
    No one likes Bajiquan? :(
    Bajiquan, like every other martial art that cannot comply to the octagon's rules, is garbage./sarcasm

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  • LemresLemres The Two G.O.A.T Joined: Posts: 1,600
    Bajiquan like every other martial art that cannot comply to the octagon's rules is garbage./sarcasm

    I didn't really know about it til I read in Leo from Tekken 6's profile.
    Yeah me too. Akira from VF showed me how awesome Bajiquan was and seeing Leo made me fall in love with it even more. Akira/Leo are probably my favorite video game characters now.
  • DeadCrescendoDeadCrescendo Danmaku. All day, every day. Joined: Posts: 24
    There ARE some beautiful and effective Asian martial arts. But you see - my style teaches some very important lessons.

    Honor doesn't mean shit, I'm going to kick you in the balls and shoot your face. Then run away before I have to do the same to your friends who are most likely rethinking their life choices as criminals and voiding their bowels.
  • The_Killah29The_Killah29 I want to say all the things I know I shouldn't... Joined: Posts: 3,268
    Honour and weapons are for pussies.
    I think of the happy future I want... and I just cry... :sad:
    私はすべての私の心をもってあなたを愛しています。私を放置しないで下さい、私はあなたを必要としています。私にチャンスを与えてください。
    I'm a white knight without his princess. :(
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  • Lazyjosh2Lazyjosh2 Joined: Posts: 1,071
    Honour and weapons are for pussies.
    Id rather be a pussy then get shot or stabbed
    You wish you were mario
  • The_Killah29The_Killah29 I want to say all the things I know I shouldn't... Joined: Posts: 3,268
    Id rather be a pussy then get shot or stabbed
    Touché, good sir.
    I think of the happy future I want... and I just cry... :sad:
    私はすべての私の心をもってあなたを愛しています。私を放置しないで下さい、私はあなたを必要としています。私にチャンスを与えてください。
    I'm a white knight without his princess. :(
    PSN ID: Ta1nted_4ngel29
  • DeadCrescendoDeadCrescendo Danmaku. All day, every day. Joined: Posts: 24
    Id rather be a pussy then get shot or stabbed

    Yeah, ditto. 17 rounds of EQUALIZER BABY! HOOYEAH!
  • TakezoTakezo Joined: Posts: 125
    There ARE some beautiful and effective Asian martial arts. But you see - my style teaches some very important lessons.

    Honor doesn't mean shit, I'm going to kick you in the balls and shoot your face. Then run away before I have to do the same to your friends who are most likely rethinking their life choices as criminals and voiding their bowels.

    Are you a troll or literally the biggest internet tough guy ever; at this level of greatness you deserve recognition either way
  • LoshaLosha Super fast! Joined: Posts: 593
    I do not do any martial arts.
    I do, however, plan on doing some when/if I ever have time and money. Hopefully that happens...
    Also, lol at some of this threads posts.
    Nothing clever to say.
  • ElderGODElderGOD GOD Joined: Posts: 9,800
    Honour and weapons are for pussies.
    Weapons are a tool that can be an advantage if used properly.

    I don't know what your beliefs are, but what I do know is that if a criminal invades my home to take my life or anyone I greatly care about, I will not allow it. When a criminal threatens me or someone I care about with deadly force, your concepts, whether they be honor, laws, rules, etc, are meaningless.

    I remember when I was younger and grasped onto some of your beliefs. Then I was coming home from college, taking the F train after 11:00PM since NYU graduate classes ended late. A large black man approached me and attempted to steal my laptop case. My laptop had my semester long projects and work I did for my parents' jobs, so I wasn't going to give it up and just ignored him. It then turned for the worse when he put his right hand in his pocket and started to withdraw his gun. Before I could think about concepts such as honor, before he aligned the gun to point at my face, his body flew several feet across the train car.

    (I wasn't some tough guy and previously never defended myself, although I didn't start intensive physical training until I got older and was extremely weak before then.)

    I was sort of in shock due to my near death experience and the fact that I broke one of my rules I set for myself to never break, great injury to other humans. Right after he flew I sat back down and my body couldn't move for about half an hour until it was my train stop and my body then automatically got up and walked out. The guy did not move at all for that half hour but he was really big so I think he was just unconscious for a little.

    Anyways, everyone has their own rules and plans. Unfortunately life doesn't always go according to plan. Some choices people make, you really have to be in the same situation to have a chance to begin to understand it.

    It's like that boxing quote, everyone has a plan until they get punched in the face.

    That was a frightening experience for me, but it greatly changed me and made me able to see and understand things I previously could not.
  • The_Killah29The_Killah29 I want to say all the things I know I shouldn't... Joined: Posts: 3,268
    Weapons are a tool that can be an advantage if used properly.

    I don't know what your beliefs are, but what I do know is that if a criminal invades my home to take my life or anyone I greatly care about, I will not allow it. When a criminal threatens me or someone I care about with deadly force, your concepts, whether they be honor, laws, rules, etc, are meaningless.
    I forgot to clarify. I meant that in a mono-a-mono fight.

    In warfare, I respect the melee weapons wars over firearms and artillery warfare. To be able to pick a guy off from across the battlefield is just cowardly IMO.
    I think of the happy future I want... and I just cry... :sad:
    私はすべての私の心をもってあなたを愛しています。私を放置しないで下さい、私はあなたを必要としています。私にチャンスを与えてください。
    I'm a white knight without his princess. :(
    PSN ID: Ta1nted_4ngel29
  • TakezoTakezo Joined: Posts: 125
    Have you ever been in a war? Do you know what its like to get shot at?

    I mean, I know you said "IMO" because on the internet that means "im gonna just say all kinds of shit here so deal with it" but if you're going to start talking about cowardice as it relates to dudes coming at you with axes, spears, rifles, and grenades and shit; i think it's a pretty fair question
  • TakezoTakezo Joined: Posts: 125
    Damn, I have an anime avatar so I need to get a new avatar before I'm allowed to talk with the big boys. :sad:

    edit:

    Whatever, I'll ask anyway.

    I want to know what are some good weights. For now, I train with 100lbs:
    1 40lb vest
    2 6lb thigh weights
    2 20lb ankle weights
    2 4lb wrist weights

    The vest ain't bad, but the other parts don't hold on and fly off.

    Anyone got any good recommendations for some good ones? My equipment is made by All Pro by the way. I need something that won't restrict my movement much by the way.

    I'm just liking this for one reason, because in an entire thread about martial arts I think this is the first one to deal with fitness? Lots of people get obsessed with their dragon arts this and that, but they're out of shape fucks. Having the stamina and physical endurance to fight, and having the dedication to train that body is the first, most obvious, and most important step you could probably take. Props, because that 'aint for me. I just don't eat like a jerkwad and I walk around an awful lot. That's all the training I can handle.

    I'm thinking about taking up that fighting style mentioned earlier in the thread. Whipping off my trousers and lubing up will cover just about every situation I can think of that I'm likely to get an ass beating in.

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