Do YOU do any Martial Arts?


#76

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.


#77

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


#78

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


#79

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!

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#80

“excellent timing”

sounds like you have to know it’s coming beforehand


#81

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


#82

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.


#83

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#84

would you believe that i looked at most of that video and just didn’t get the relevance?


#85

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#86

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so the order of importance is wrestling > boxing > muay thai


#87

Punching, footwork, spacing etc is far more important than kicking in mma… (but dont get me wrong, kicking is extremely useful).

In black belt magazine they compared the power of a martial artist strike to a boxers punch. there was no comparison, the boxers hit a lot harder than the martial artists.


#88

I studied Goju-Ryu on two different occasions: once when I was in university a few years ago, and then again before I went back to school last year. I plan to return once I’ve graduated. I hate to leave things unfinished, especially since I made it halfway the first time. The second time around, I ended up at the same belt before I left. Bugged the hell out of me, but school is more important.


#89

Traditional martial arts sparring like tkd or shotokan karate bars face punches

What this does take focus away from punching and move it towards kicks. The push kick, roundhouse, sidekick, spinning back kick. All are used as sort of a jab to keep distance, score points

Meh that is why tkd and karate guys get destroyed in k-1


#90

My dad taught me boxing while I was growing up, but I didn’t stay with it (wish I had). Presently I’ve been doing Krav Maga for a little over a year-- I like it because of the practical real life applications, ie; hitting people in the balls… a lot.


#91

My dad taught me boxing too, but i was the punching bag…


#92

I did taekwondo back in high school. Was considered an unofficial black belt when I stopped (I didn’t take the black belt test cause it was in my final 2 months of high school, and that test was a lot more expensive than the usual test fees)

Since then, I had stopped until earlier this year when I picked up kickboxing; for fitness rather than the discipline.


#93

I’ve done Kickboxing and learned a bit of mma style grappling. I can honestly say that while grappling and submissions are strong and very nice to know…wrestling is extremely powerful. If you can get on top of someone and stop their options and “take every inch they give you”…as my instructor used to say…It’ll make your day hell.

…And someone on the page before said something about a good striker not stopping a good grapplers game…Huh. Uppercuts. Knees. Get hit by one in the face and you’ll think twice about shooting or even lowering your level…If you actually are concious after getting hit.

Solid grappling and wrestling defense is better for those who arent that great at striking n such.


#94

gun kata


#95

I took Tae Kwon Do from a very young age and my father was a black belt or equivalent skill in Tae Kwon Do, Judo and form of JJ he trained me through most of my youth after which I continued with boxing.

I’d really like to get into Baji Quan or KFM though.