Do YOU do any Martial Arts?

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  • angelpalmangelpalm Stop enjoying things Joined: Posts: 24,601 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
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    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.
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    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.

    Hahah tell me about it, even with the HEMA I'm doing you gotta be careful lol. And we spar with unsharpened steel swords, one wrong hit and your hands broken >_<

    Hahah Dramatix, if you think you have a contradiction check your premises. There's many wrestling styles that emphasize locks/breaks(Catch wrestling has a term "Ripper" to describe a wrestler who goes into a match intending to break his opponent using locks.)

    And yeah, just always keep the gruesome aspect of martial arts in mind, no matter how "graceful" you may think they are. These are martial arts.

    I've wanted to do some tricking though, but soooo not flexible enough yet :<, gonna pick up yoga soon though
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  • MatriarchMatriarch Lilim Joined: Posts: 2,859
    I really want to learn Aiki-jutsu. I seriously want to train in a style that's graceful, yet powerful. Maybe Judo?

    I would definitely say Aiki-jutsu is graceful. There's a very strong emphasis on both the center of gravity of yourself and the attacker. Usually your manipulate the force of the attacker by using a circle motion that forces them into a position where they will either follow the technique to the ground for a lock or end up with broken or dislocated joints by resisting.

    As far as power goes, the art can really be as gentle or brutal as the situation requires. Twisting someone's wrist into a position where they feel enough pain to go up on their tippy toes is usually enough to deter any further violence, but if you cannot hold down a single attacker you may have to snap something so that you can respond to another. Only a few of the holds are potentially deadly, and these mainly revolve around positioning the neck in such a way that it cuts off the blood flow of the caryatid artery. The purpose here isn't to kill, but to knock out. The goal is to only use as much force as is required.

    In many cases the 'power' that is shown is the weight and momentum of the attacker. You're not creating it yourself, just redirecting it to stop the attack.
    Philosophically speaking, you are the yin which brings a peaceful resolution to the energy of the attacker's yang.

    The few strikes that the art does have revolve around striking arteries to disorientate or nerve bundles to cause brief flashes of severe pain, but these attacks are mainly just to distract the attacker for a brief moment so that you can position them for a lock or takedown. Most strikes can be done with fingers or knuckles and are designed to be used when grappling as well. Its kicks aren't about extending your legs but placing your feet on the attacker in such a way to hyper-extend joints (especially the knee) to aid in a takedown.

    'Ai' refers to peace, so competition is generally not looked upon favorably. This is because you are taught to respond to violence to give it a peaceful end, not create it. Coincidentally virtually the entire art is banned in competitive venues like UFC because it's 'small joint manipulation'. Apparently they don't like the idea of a little guy using a few fingers to make a big guy tap out.

    Traditionally the art is taught with a sword, but because that's not very practical in the modern world I was taught cane. A simple wooden cane with a curved end can really create some nasty strikes and locks if you know what you're doing. And the best part is you can carry it virtually anywhere as long as you're not flailing it around like an idiot. I keep one in my car just in case.

    Judo is a sister art that developed from Aiki-jutsu, so I don't want to disrespect them. But I've never seen anything very graceful about Judo...and I think they like it that way. But if you like grabbing people squarely by the scruff of their clothes and throwing them over your hip so hard they slam onto the ground, then you should probably check it out.
  • fishjiefishjie no Joined: Posts: 4,959 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    speaking of graceful, my instructor trevor, taught us what he calls the "PDA" position. your arm is around their waist, you're holding their hand, your head is on their heart. its very delicate and elegant.

    from there you start kneeing and foot stomping them. forced to respond, you then transition into various favorable takedowns based on how they react. most of it involves using their movement against them. its very brilliant. he makes everything look so simple. he also showed how to gracefully transition from striking to takedowns. of course when actually live rolling i can't pull any of this simple graceful shit off and get roflstomped badly. which is fun, except when the dude is sweaty and smells bad. then it just sucks and i tap out extra early so i can get a breather.

    i'm very sad today because i couldn't go to class cause i have a bad cold and it would be bad to get snot all over my training buddies. /sigh.
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  • DramatixDramatix Could be better. Joined: Posts: 4,607
    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.
    I've wanted to do some tricking though, but soooo not flexible enough yet :<, gonna pick up yoga soon though

    I should go do some yoga right now.
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    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.
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    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.
    I would never wear spandex in my life, but I get what you're aiming at.
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  • BEWDBEWD 鬼の顔 Joined: Posts: 5,195 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    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.
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  • MatriarchMatriarch Lilim Joined: Posts: 2,859
    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.

    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! :D
  • angelpalmangelpalm Stop enjoying things Joined: Posts: 24,601 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    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.

    You'd be better off just finding an Aikido school instead of hunting that down since it encompasses all those locks and holds anyway. All those Okinawan arts are all pretty beastly though. I for one would love to take up western fencing.
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  • BEWDBEWD 鬼の顔 Joined: Posts: 5,195 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    ^I've thought about it before too, though it seems I"m more inclined towards "Hard" styles. So head on styles like Boxing(I'll fight anyone to the death that tells me that isn't a martial art), Kyokushin-Kai, Catch Wrestling, Muay Thai, so on. Not to say anything about the efficacy of those styles(as was my point with the girl's aikido throw demonstration earlier), just seems the philosophy of head on conflict until you or the other person is beaten down is more suited to me.

    edit: Though I'm curious since I have never really followed Aikido or Aiki-Jutsu, is there a strong connection there with Okinawan Martial Arts as there is with some forms of Karate?
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    A second degree black belt of Tao Kwon Do and am starting combat jujitsu in the upcoming weeks. Gonna see how I feel about it but so far I'm kinda stoked! Also soon I plan to take on a bit of Hapkito for the hell of it.
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    I don't really believe there is but then again you can probably trace the lineage for back enough find something. I do know that the Takeda Sokaku's family crest (the founder of Daito Ryo Aiki Jujutsu) looks VERY familar though.

    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/40/Takeda_mon.svg
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    I've been in Aikido since I was 8 years old.

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  • Dj Hyper KidDj Hyper Kid The Nati Kid Joined: Posts: 5,507
    I study Judo. I have taken an interest in boxing as well. Its the science behind it that fascinates me.
  • The Furious OneThe Furious One Fluent in 3 languages Engrish, Sarcasm & Profanity Joined: Posts: 20,930
    If it isn't Hokuto shinken, then it ain't shit

    Both the Emperor Fist and Devil Fist are said to be even more powerful than Hokuto Shinken.

    That just proves the man is always greater than the art
  • GimpyGimpy Joined: Posts: 9,684 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    As a kid, my uncle taught me Okinawan Karate. I did TKD/karate or whatever the hell they wanted to call it in high school for about a month and got bored with the school and teaching. I want to get back into martial arts. I'm looking at three karate schools. One is a Shorin-Ryu school, the second is a mixture of different styles of karate and the third is an Enshin style which is an offshoot of Kyokushin.
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    I may be biased but I'd definitely say give Enshin a try! And if you're especially daring, look into the Sabaki Challenge.
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    There's a guy at my fencing club that has been teaching the military self defence for 20 years, I'm gonna have to check out his class, nobody does hardcore training like the SEALS. I'd be proud of myself if I survive.
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    I may be biased but I'd definitely say give Enshin a try! And if you're especially daring, look into the Sabaki Challenge.


    Actually I just remembered there was a Kyokushin school but it's like an hour away. And I went to the Sabaki Challenge/Classic this past february that's held in the Washington, D.C. area. IDK what it was about the event but it made me feel all spiritual inside. :lol:
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    I might get back into Taekwondo. Shit was starting to kill my knees with all that jumping we was doing in class.
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    Happo Taijutsu for me. :)

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    This is vicious, guy tries to help gets glassed. I'd be surprised if the guy that was down lives a normal healthy life after this beating.
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    I am 6 months into Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and love it.
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  • dab00gdab00g Joined: Posts: 21,652
    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
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    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.
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    Weirdest martial arts i learned was Arnis, stick fighting. bruising forearms. It just was lame. I didn't feel like steve blackman at all
  • Dj Hyper KidDj Hyper Kid The Nati Kid Joined: Posts: 5,507
    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
    Yo man I did wrestling as well, and out of all the stuff I have trained in, wrestling was the most grueling. My favorite has been Judo, I love the training we do. I think that may explain why I love back days when i hit the gym. All I know is that I am now focusing on gaining overwhelming strength. I miss my old dojo. I went to train with UC's TKD club and was highly disappointed with the lack of discipline that the students had. but I had mad respect for their workouts, my abs have never hurt so bad.
  • DramatixDramatix Could be better. Joined: Posts: 4,607
    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.
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  • Dj Hyper KidDj Hyper Kid The Nati Kid Joined: Posts: 5,507
    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.
    You can be graceful in any martial arts, including Jujitsu. Its all about relaxation. In Judo I had to learn to relax to be more fluid, because it wouldn't make me so predictable. if you want to become more graceful I would seriously consider ballet. That can really help you gain better control of your body. Also practice balancing exercises, like balancing on a foot then transitioning into another stance with little "shake" (so in other words try yoga). And of course dancing always helps.
  • DramatixDramatix Could be better. Joined: Posts: 4,607
    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! :D

    Thank you. I haven't found any dojos for the style, but I have been watching videos. :D

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    I started jiu jitsu this summer. It was so damn fun but then the quarter started and midterms week came around...
  • GimpyGimpy Joined: Posts: 9,684 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    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.


    Have you thought about another style of karate?
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    You guys with your fancy kicks and punches you are useless against true martial arts :

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    Wait, is that James 'Angry Video Game Nerd' Rolfe using a katana? At about 1:23-1:25 you can hear his signature yell: "A--SSSSSS!!!"
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    Everyday after wrestling practice, our coach would stay behind and teach pankration, so i have five years of that.

    I've also practiced sambo, to the point where i can be involved in all demonstrations of the art, I would just give the title, but my Russian is horrible, it's equivalent to a brown belt, I guess.
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