Do YOU do any Martial Arts?


#49

Mr Tim, I salute for trying to reason with the silly shit going on in here.


#50

another question… what’s the point of boxing in MMA? seems you can get along just fine with muay thai and grappling.


#51

movement

see frankie edgar, anderson silva, georges st pierre, matt mitrione, frank mir, dominick cruz, jose aldo


#52

ah thanks. nice precise answer. had no idea


#53

Bitches please
I know Shaq Fu
Ain’t no one ain’t frontin’
When my ball kick is through –

Whoa, wait, someone did the Shaq Fu thing already?

… Fuck.

Even though I’m by myself and have a laptop for porn, I feel uneasy jerking off in hotel rooms.


#54

was almost a black belt in tkd but i dropped out right before to do other stuff (i was burned out anyway and not taking it as seriously as when i first started)…i’ve recently thought about doing judo or jiujitsu this time around, tho.


#55

With boxing just watch any prime james toney or mike tyson, movement pretty much, foot work, defense, and well head movement

Watch how tyson sways and ducks punches and hits the dempsey roll (lol)

Also look at anderson silva/forrest griffin

Forrest throws these sloppy punches not intended to knock out just make contact, anderson avoids all those crappy punches. Sherdog goes crazy because omg somebody did not get hit.

It is wierd so many dudes in mma take damage to deal damage. I mean even gsp looked fucked after he owned shields.


#56

^ lol shit sounds like a real style

k nice. so boxing is what mma turtlers would use


#57

Going back in time to the ancient Greek Olympics, there was boxing and wrestling, and then there was Pankration, started in 646 BC.

There were only two rules regarding combat: contestants were allowed all except to gouge eyes or to bite.

Breaking toes and/or fingers was a valid way to escape a lock or choke, for instance.

Anyways,

Going all the way back 2500 years ago, people then understood as people today understand, going to the ground or standing is up to each athlete’s strengths versus the opponent’s weaknesses. If one doesn’t train in something, one can expect the opponent will try to make you use it.

I’ve done Tae Kwon Do and Judo. The only other martial art I’ve spent any significant amount of time on is Eskrima, but I haven’t spent nearly as much as the other two. I’ve taken lessons, formal or informal, in lots of various martial arts. I did Aikido for two months, but it was boring.

Any kind of submissions wreslting/grappling along with some practical striking will make someone a practical fighter in MMA style rules as we know it. It’s all about the training method. If you aren’t training by fighting then you aren’t training to fight!

Someone asked about Aikido:

Are your goals to just have fun? There’s no problem with that you are allowed to do anything you want.

But Aikido is widely considered not practical because they don’t train through fighting like its contemporary Judo does. In every class I ever took for Judo, after initial warm ups, we did free grappling, 3 minutes per partner for 20 minutes or so, where we try to submit each other (or under Judo rules, pin for 30 seconds). In Aikido, after initial warmup, we practiced some techniques on a partner who would let you practice on him/her. That’s the major difference. In Aikido you almost never deal with someone who wants to stop you, in Judo, my opponent is always trying to stop me and in fact is trying to defeat me.

On top of that, in Aikido we never did grappling. Grappling is basically the most effective method for training your physical and mental bodies, to push your limits to new boundaries. It’s the thing I miss most about going to class and competing every day. I can work out and stretch every morning and after work, but it’s just not the same as fighting an opponent.


#58

ahh brother style to umad, northern no foks given style.


#59

This man has obviously not watched Hokuto No Ken or he wouldn’t say such blasphemy.

Before you typed, your post was already shit. :nunchuck:


#60

my kung fu is so good that i blew up the moon, then rebuilt it better than what it was


#61

Did you use the dragonballs?


#62

I’ve been doing martial arts for almost 20 years. Now I only do BJJ. Hope to get my brown belt before the end of the year.


#63

I have done Capoeira for over 11yrs …we also study BJJ there because my professor has a huge background in it. im in the teaching rank double colors…but bboying took over and my career goal is to become a choreographer :smiley:


#64

I studied tae known do for about 6 years as a teenager. My instructor was a gold medalist and he also though me kickboxing aikido and hopkido* …my master was also a gold medalist and world champion. My sister and i were lucky enough to get private lessons from grandmaster park for like a year. (maybe some of you in California know him) he focused a lot on meditating and execution. My father was in the anti narc division in the military so he thought me how to box.
I stayed at brown belt for many years because I never wanted to pay to test lol. My close friend is a muy Thai and judo instructor…and I can say that knack style grappling and takedowns are for scribe. That doesn’t work irl. Nothing is more effective than a knee to the face or a clean shot to brain by a fist or kick…sure you can severely injure someone or maybe even kill them…but we all play to win, right? …let’s keep that mma talk out of here. Men groping each other is not what I call a contact sport…no disrespect to the tkd/kickboxing knack practioners


#65

Idk where that knack came from…stupid auto correct…I meant to type knack…not mma


#66

Scribes= scrubs stupid phone


#67

4 years of tae kwon do
2 of traditional okinawan karate
2 years of fencing
2 years wrestling

And i start kendo next month. :smiley:


#68

I’ve done only a year of studies of tae kwon-do in the ITF league. I didn’t accomplish much except for receiving a bronze medal in patterns at a provincial tournament.