1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

interested in martial arts. advice?

Discussion in 'Health' started by takern, Mar 7, 2013.

  1. takern

    takern [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2009
    Member:
    #20905
    Messages:
    1,364
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Tanner
    Virginia
    Vehicle:
    03 TRD Offroad stepside
    Deckplate mod, sliders, uniden cb, toolbox, dakar leaf pack, in search of coilovers, 255/85 16 bfg m/t waiting to go on
    so ive recently been given a lot of spare time and would like to try and get involved in some sort of martial arts. i have no experience at all in any of this but feel like it might be something to learn. I feel like I am in fairly decent shape and want something that will challenge me as well as help me to get even more fit than I am. Is anybody involved with anything and what would you recommend as far as overall fitness as well as mental and physical discipline? Im not too interested in doing the whole UFC thing, just looking for something to keep me entertained and learning new stuff as well as being something I can do for a while that is physically and mentally challenging. So lets hear your thoughts and such
     
  2. Alpha Q Up

    Alpha Q Up Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2011
    Member:
    #61921
    Messages:
    2,275
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Ruben
    San Jose
    Vehicle:
    2003 4WD DC Tacoma
    Tae Bo!






    Lol
     
  3. Forster46

    Forster46 Very nice how much?

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2010
    Member:
    #40487
    Messages:
    3,365
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Nick
    Mount Vernon, WA
    Vehicle:
    The doritos locos taco
    6000k HID's, AUX Reverse Lights, 3" Rough Country Suspension Lift, Pioneer AVH-P4200 Double Din, Underglow and footwell Lights, Camo Seat Covers, Duralast Tool Box, Blacked Out Badges, Grill, Front Emblem, Midland CB Radio, Amber Strobes, POWER REAR WINDOW, cup holder LED's, Firestik 3' in bed, console divider, Ultragauge.
  4. Polymerhead

    Polymerhead Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2010
    Member:
    #44737
    Messages:
    3,321
    Gender:
    Male
    Missouri
    Vehicle:
    '10 4x4 DC SR5
    WeatherTech liners, Kenwood Media Receiver, Alpine S 6x9 speakers, Sound Ordnance 8" Sub, OEM running boards, OR wheels, Dynapro ATs, Tint, Bed Mat, Avid light bar, KC Daylighters
    I always thought Aikido was awesome. Seemed like a great defensive technique, but no good instructors around here that I know of.
     
  5. Konaborne

    Konaborne Pineapples on pizza Hawaiian does not it make.

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2010
    Member:
    #46536
    Messages:
    31,811
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Cody
    Kealakekua, Hawaii
    Vehicle:
    Lifted 00 TRD Off-Road
    fox extended travel remote resivoir coilovers, 14" eibach 600lb coils, All Pro tubular chromoly 1" uniball upper control arms, All Pro expedition leaf packs, 10" bilstein 5150 piggyback reservoir shocks 265/75r16 Goodyear wrangler MT/R kevlars wrapped around 16" Helo 791 gloss black, Mini H1 retrofits with 6000k bulbs, 18" magnaflow w/custom exhaust reroute various decals, Sockmonkey retro hood stripes
    there's tons and tons and tons and tons of different styles and whatnot to learn from.
    best way would be to take a look at the schools around you. go sit in for a class or two and see what you want to do. dojos/schools usually have a seating area where people can watch what's going on

    any martial art will increase mental discipline, but physically people have different tastes on what suits them
     
  6. tinker_troy

    tinker_troy I feel so Devo

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2007
    Member:
    #2718
    Messages:
    9,010
    Gender:
    Male
    I would suggest you see what's available in your area and go sit in on some classes and see what peaks your interest. MMA classes are cool because they go over a little of everything (from what I hear, keep meaning to go to my co-workers class but haven't made it yet).
    Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is fun and a hell of a work out.
    I like Judo myself. Lots of fun and also an incredible work out if you find a good place.
    Muay Thai is bad@ss.
    Krav Maga is cool but I have always had the impression that you should be trained in some kind of dicipline before you take that but I know of a couple people who take just that.
    Every martial art has something to offer and I don't think you can go wrong with any one of them really.

    EDIT: take too long to type and Kona steals my thunder
     
  7. Konaborne

    Konaborne Pineapples on pizza Hawaiian does not it make.

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2010
    Member:
    #46536
    Messages:
    31,811
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Cody
    Kealakekua, Hawaii
    Vehicle:
    Lifted 00 TRD Off-Road
    fox extended travel remote resivoir coilovers, 14" eibach 600lb coils, All Pro tubular chromoly 1" uniball upper control arms, All Pro expedition leaf packs, 10" bilstein 5150 piggyback reservoir shocks 265/75r16 Goodyear wrangler MT/R kevlars wrapped around 16" Helo 791 gloss black, Mini H1 retrofits with 6000k bulbs, 18" magnaflow w/custom exhaust reroute various decals, Sockmonkey retro hood stripes
    <3

    im partial to MMA and traditional Karate
     
  8. Sublime

    Sublime Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2009
    Member:
    #25918
    Messages:
    3,711
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Mike
    Phoenix, AZ
    Vehicle:
    08 TRD 4x4
    Icon/All Pro.....chopped for 35's
    Krav Maga is bad ass......everything else sucks on the street! It's essentially everything mixed but with speed so you can attack and GTFO!
     
  9. Tacodog

    Tacodog Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2010
    Member:
    #31329
    Messages:
    330
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Ron
    Redmond, Wa.
    Vehicle:
    '10 4x4 DCLB TRD Sport SWB
    Planing Stages
    This.
     
  10. BigHeadTaco

    BigHeadTaco GFY

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2013
    Member:
    #94237
    Messages:
    460
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Big Head
    Full OME lift 885's with Dakar leaf springs. LR UCA's. ImMrYo relocation bracket.
    Rex Kwon Do
     
  11. Polymerhead

    Polymerhead Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2010
    Member:
    #44737
    Messages:
    3,321
    Gender:
    Male
    Missouri
    Vehicle:
    '10 4x4 DC SR5
    WeatherTech liners, Kenwood Media Receiver, Alpine S 6x9 speakers, Sound Ordnance 8" Sub, OEM running boards, OR wheels, Dynapro ATs, Tint, Bed Mat, Avid light bar, KC Daylighters
    Break the wrist, walk away.
     
  12. Konaborne

    Konaborne Pineapples on pizza Hawaiian does not it make.

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2010
    Member:
    #46536
    Messages:
    31,811
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Cody
    Kealakekua, Hawaii
    Vehicle:
    Lifted 00 TRD Off-Road
    fox extended travel remote resivoir coilovers, 14" eibach 600lb coils, All Pro tubular chromoly 1" uniball upper control arms, All Pro expedition leaf packs, 10" bilstein 5150 piggyback reservoir shocks 265/75r16 Goodyear wrangler MT/R kevlars wrapped around 16" Helo 791 gloss black, Mini H1 retrofits with 6000k bulbs, 18" magnaflow w/custom exhaust reroute various decals, Sockmonkey retro hood stripes
    depends on how you practice it.....

    I've used things other than krav maga around :cookiemonster:
     
  13. stewartx

    stewartx Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2012
    Member:
    #70271
    Messages:
    1,828
    Gender:
    Male
    Huntsville AL
    Vehicle:
    2012 Silver DC SB TRD Off-Road
    Winch, front hitch, step bars, bed extender, bed step, gull-wing toolbox, tailgate lock, security system, cb radio, etc.
    Just my standard advice about avoiding those with a gun - yip, yip isn't going to help you all that much. :rolleyes:
     
To Top