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Who here is into Martial arts?

Discussion in 'Sports, Hobbies & Interests' started by luk8272, Jul 2, 2008.

  1. Jul 2, 2008 at 2:02 PM
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    luk8272

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    Just wondering who here is a practicing martial artist? I have been doing Aiki jujutsu for 17 years. I have a 4th degree in Aikido, Judo, and Karate. I also hold a brown belt in Combat KI (Juko Kai) but we had some miscommunication so I no longer belong to that org. I Traveled alot after high school so I have experienced many different styles and people and enjoy all forms.
     
  2. Jul 2, 2008 at 2:17 PM
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    chris4x4

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    My WIfe took Karate for a long time. She was an "Orange" belt, iirc. I took some Tea Kwan Do but never went very far. My wife jokes with me that she's gonna use the "Touch of death" on me. :D
     
  3. Jul 2, 2008 at 2:24 PM
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    I practiced Tung Su Do for about 4 years. i recieved my black belt but couldnt go any further due to time restraints
     
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    i dont know karate but i know carazy
     
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    My youngest (17) is a 2 times state champ and placed 3rd at world this summer.
     
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    I used to watch it on the telly when I was younger. My brother got into it big time, I think it was Haipkido(sp?)
     
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    jasonh

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    im a purple belt in ju jitsu
     
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    I was in Karate around 16 yrs ago. Never was able to get back into it after we moved from Cali to TX because of cost. I want to get back into it now that I'm out on my own but haven't really looked into it.
     
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    This might be a stupid question....but... I once thought it would be neat to take a class.

    Any suggestions in getting started? Or do I just show up at a Karate school and get into beginner classes? Or is there more to it than that?

    Self defense courses? (I had one of these many years ago)
     
  10. Jul 10, 2008 at 12:35 PM
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    Most classes that I have seen offer some kind of free trial, and you are almost always welcome to watch. In my opinion almost any style is worth getting into. It all depends on how much you put into it, you get out of it what you put in.
     
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    I have been studying Muay Thai Kickboxing for the last 4 years. In the past I have also studied Ju-Jitsu, Western Boxing, Jeet Kune Do, BJJ. But enjoy MMA in general,love the work out and sparing.
     
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    My son and I have a black belt in Tae Kwon Do. We actually bet to see who would be the first to earn one. He could have easily been the first but he refused to test if I was not ready. It was pretty cool and something that I hope he does when he becomes a father.
     
  13. Jul 10, 2008 at 7:01 PM
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    Dont hold any belt, but have done very well in grappling/brazilian Ju Jitsu. My son is a middle school wrestler and about to become well versed in MMA. I would say I can hold my own very well, he on the other hand will kick my arse in a couple years.

    learning one dicipline is cool, but mixing it up will only create a versatile opponent to be recond with.:D
     
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    i practiced kung fu woo su the chinese martial art.
     
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    In the common reference to martial arts I do Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. It works but only for one on one. If you've got someon on the ground, his buddy just walks up to you and can shank you or kick you in the head.


    Martial arts meaning military arts, I practice all the time defensive pistol shooting, defensive shotgun. All quick reaction point shooting and clearing jams.

    Then I practice with my "precision" rifle, since I can't call it a sniper rifle anymore.
     
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    I practice combatives. Kendo only needs to be formal because of armor.
     
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    Very good. Now I can really kick your ass.
     
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    On ocassion I still get the chance to train some of the local law enforcement officers. Thats a treat, living in a small town they aren't always aware of what could happen.
     
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    I too am an NRA Cert. LET. It is odd that so many of us gather in the name of Taco.
    Those who are not Mil. or cops are friendly.
     
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    True dat, true dat.

    I'm from Texas and have military in the past. We shoot in Texas. That's what we do. About normal for a place that wanted to be it's own country.


    So, guns, national pride, and law enforcement are just a part of what makes me up.

    Danusa, I'm a NRA Certified pistol and rifle instructor. But, I've never taught one class in my life. I just wanted to go through the training and classes for my own knowledge.
     
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