Do YOU do any Martial Arts?


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:


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


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


Scribes= scrubs stupid phone


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:


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.


(and I practice dark hadou)


I did 4 years of wing tsun. gonna take up Hapkido starting next year.


So what do you do in an Aikido class, anyway?
What got my attention about Aikido was how it’s based on. As I see it, it is about different ways of parrying your opponents attacks. If in Aikido training, your opponent is almost never trying to stop you, what then? What more can you, or others tell me about Aikido? But let’s talk about Judo too.


Lol Bruce Lee and Chuck Norris would have liked to handle that problem.


Taking a break from Judo, Happo Taijutsu (Jujutsu with Dakenjutsu and Ninpo Ryuha elements) and TKD. I have my 2nd dan in TKD, Blue in Taijutsu and White in Judo.


I have an asian wife that knows Kung fu, she is also the master of the unexcapeble kuma sutra leglock


Stop spamming the dodge my punch move!!! JEEZ. STOP TURTELING


My instructor is Yoshi at UC Santa Cruz, from Japan. So he’s pretty old school when it comes to Aikido.
Warmup, stretch, fall practice, pay respect to “O-Sensei” and other standard things occur in a class. But let’s discuss practicing a parrying/escape technique
For practicing techniques though, we are instructed to do something, eg grab the instructors/senior student’s arm, and they show a technique. Now I would (almost) never grab someone’s arm with both hands, and I certainly wouldn’t stiffen my body up, but that is what we’re supposed to do. Then we all partner up and practice it.
Imagine I am supposed to start pushing my partner, and they have to parry my pushes. Nothing wrong with that, but if someone starts pushing me in real life, I need excellent timing in order to parry that. How would I get that timing if we’re working in a sterile environment where my partner and I never really mean to fight each other?

Now in Judo class, fyi my Instructor is from Korea thus the future Hapkido reference, by matter of practice since we’re fighting each other, eventually we’re gonna try to grab each other’s wrists/forearms. There exists a very simply Hapkido technique to break my opponent’s attempt to grab it. Seems useful, but really they’ll just try again, and again, and again, and unless I stop them, they’re going to throw me. The thing is, how do I turn this simple technique for breaking someone’s grab attempt at my wrist/forearm into an advantage? How would I ever be able to do this without practicing it on a live opponent who is trying actively to defeat me? That is issue one with Aikido. The other issue I have is without partner grappling/sparring, the workout is somewhere around 1/3 effective physically and I fear much worse mentally. The mere act of grappling an opponent works out muscles one probably never knew existed, it’s a whole body workout, and the act of trying to escape an opponent works out your mental strength, are you able to will yourself through that last bit so you can escape and/or take advantage? Only practice will make you so strong.


Maybe your takedowns did not work in real life because your grappling technique sucks


How this thread hasn’t turned into a flame war thanks to Da Boogeyman is beyond me.


That shit in the first post about the dude learning some game characters 10 hit combo cracked me up for some reason. Shit is whack!



“excellent timing”

sounds like you have to know it’s coming beforehand


Judo is hips, momentum, reversals and timing.

I mean bruce lee used judo and jiujitsu in his movies. Hipthrow into armbar lol

Only time you will see aikido in practice is in steven segal movies

Lol seriously about the people saying a good punch or knee can put you out. Sure it can, but how often are you fighting a trained person? The thai plum is awesome as a clinch position. You control the neck and you control the body. But again that is good grappling with good striking.

Lol at the fantasy world where jet li kicks the asses of 20 mma fighters


The feeling of nailing a Tomoe Nage (Stomach Throw) to your uke (opponent) is priceless. Personally, I love using Ogoshi (Hip Throw) and Deashi Barai.