angelpalm, post: 7217487, member: 907 wrote:
Links to video for potential thigh goodness.
Kendo is fucking rough man. Niggas used to get their thumbs broken just for holding the sword wrong. I remember my teacher got me a couple of times for not holding my stick right. No homo.
Dramatix, post: 7217374, member: 55248 wrote:
I really want to learn Aiki-jutsu. I seriously want to train in a style that's graceful, yet powerful. Maybe Judo?
BEWD, post: 7217534, member: 1986 wrote:
I've wanted to do some tricking though, but soooo not flexible enough yet :<, gonna pick up yoga soon though
angelpalm, post: 7218186, member: 907 wrote:
Fucking picturing Dramatix playing Kinect Dance games with two day old stubble and spandex is a scary fucking image. More so than any fighting technique that Kenshiro ever dreamed up.
Dramatix, post: 7218028, member: 55248 wrote:
It appears that Aiki-jutsu is beauty and strength...now I have to take it. I usually practice being graceful by dancing and being relaxed. Whenever I play Just Dance, I only got graceful once; I keep getting energetic.
BEWD, post: 7218263, member: 1986 wrote:
This was another martial art I was highly interested in, but kinda hard to get in-depth information on(language barrier)
Anyone who's ever watched Grappler Baki recognizes this technique, yet I've never seen it anywhere else in popular media, seems to be a rather obscure martial art.
Would also love to take up Niten-Ichi Ryu kenjutsu, but no schools in the nearby area, and few schools nationwide :< Was looking into Yagyu Shinkage-Ryu, but after a rather "colorful" experience with the teacher in the area I decided to forego that.
RockBogart, post: 7219733, member: 1406 wrote:
If it isn't Hokuto shinken, then it ain't shit
BEWD, post: 7220001, member: 1986 wrote:
I may be biased but I'd definitely say give Enshin a try! And if you're especially daring, look into the Sabaki Challenge.
BEWD, post: 7217413, member: 1986 wrote:
dab00g, post: 7611835, member: 74810 wrote:
black belt in tae kwon do, did wrestling from junior high until high school, boxing, and I've been doing NoGi Jits for about a year+.
TKD was different because we focused on fighting simulations, since my instructors were cops. We did grappling, takedowns, and chokes lol. along with spinny kicks. Roundhouse kicks, axe kicks, and side kicks. More dudes need to do back kicks and side kicks in MMA.
Hardest was wrestling. Wrestling is a martial art. So much discipline involved in that.
Nogi has been really fun though. Like grappling, doing subs, defending, scrambling. It's awesome.
I just like knowing i have the ability to defend myself and take people down, that's what i like. But shit so many pussy ass martial artist out there. Black dudes who do kung fu are hilaribad
Dramatix, post: 7612163, member: 55248 wrote:
So I have tried out the Jujitsu club at my school a while back. The instructor advised me to sign me for the class so I'd have more time to practice after the club is over. However, after that one attempt it didn't seem as interesting. Groundwork and such is not my thing at all. On another note, I don't know why I'm so fixated on being graceful. I suppose it's that for my size, I feel I can move very well and I know I'm not a klutz in physical terms. My martial arts professor has told me that I can move very well, though a friend told me I can't be graceful because I'm too big (I'm very bulky and tall). However, he did say I should invent my own style called, "Hammer Hands", because it's my nickname at school whenever we play Ninja. My hands are really huge, and I would swing to psyche them out, so no one wanted to get hit by me (because of that no one wants to play anymore :(). I suppose softer styles such as Aikido and Tai Chi are what lure me, though Kendo involves a lot of precise and elegant movements.
Matriarch, post: 7218276, member: 67204 wrote:
Because it doesn't rely on strength it's a very intellectual art. It's a combination of anatomy, physics, and keeping a calm and focused mental state to properly respond to attacks. Meditation, especially Zen, is encouraged and sometimes done in class. Don't let that deter you though, keeping focus is very important when you're practicing an art that depends on responding to attacks by reading an opponent's center of gravity.
There's a lot of precision in the locks. Twisting in certain ways will do nothing, but altering the motion ever so slightly can be the difference between nothing and severe pain. So in this way it can be very frustrating for beginners. They'll often get nothing from a lock or put way too much force into a technique when it requires very little. One of the most difficult habits for beginners is to let go of just trying to muscle their way through a technique.
Oh yeah...and if you want to take it, I would highly recommend you start stretching out your wrists. You're going to feel a lot of pain when the techniques are demonstrated on you. But my sensei always told me there is a difference between 'pain' and 'harm', so never say you are hurt unless there is some bodily injury. Just be ready for a good bit of pain. It's part of learning the art. Knowing how it feels on yourself will help you perfect your techniques when you attempt to use them on others.
After some practice you'll get to the point where you can 'feel' what kind of joints a person has and how to move them to create an appropriate amount of pain or incapacitation. Good luck!
Karimloo, post: 7611848, member: 25622 wrote:
Shotokan Karate, awesome dojo, awesome Sensei, whatever happened, he changed the atmosphere of the dojo from a real martial art place to a fucking buisness.
Money was more important to him after a while. Haven't trained in over 3 years. A few months from first degree black belt too.