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Unread Nov 2nd, 2007, 03:58 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Martial Arts / Body Building fans here?

As topic says, if you practice/ like any type of martial art, let's talk about it Post movies, comments etc

As far as I am considered, I love boxing, k-boxing, brazilian jiu jitsu and of course some gym trainings from time to time :P I'ma post my favourite movies soon
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Unread Nov 2nd, 2007, 07:26 AM   #2 (permalink)
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A few years ago I used to practice boxing at a local boxing club and before that I went to a martial arts school that didn't specialisein a particular style of martial arts but which focused on practical moves drawn from a range of styles that you could use in self defense in realistic situations "on the street" - if u know what I mean - as oppose to training to fight another trained martial artist.

Unfortunately I managed to badly fracture my right hand and despite my enthusiasm for the sport I could no longer box due to the pain it caused me when I made contact with my fist. Since then I have just kept going to the gym for weight training and keeping a good level of general fitness. Can anyone recommend any martial arts that do not require or require limited use of the fists?

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Unread Nov 2nd, 2007, 11:36 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I don't know of any stand up martial arts that don't use fists other than some styles of kung fu that are open hand with palm strikes, knife hands, or locks/traps/sweeps/throws. Also some circular styles like Tai Chi. But you might be better off doing some grappling like Jiu Jitsu, Judo, or Aikido.

I've been training Moh Kempo kung fu for about five years and Pai Hu Shih (White Tiger) for about a year. I absolutely love it and it's been a life changing process. So much of my training and the benefits of the training has spilled over into my althletics (basketball, hiking, etc), my career, and my daily life. Unlike other styles that more of a sport, this stuff is traditional Shaolin kung fu and is combat worthy practical technique. I would like to eventually do some grappling training to become more well rounded. I also did TKD for about a year back in junior high but that doesn't really count.


Here's a similar thread: http://forums.di.fm/sports/what-martial-arts-do-you-know-99618/
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Unread Nov 3rd, 2007, 01:29 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I am currently training in Northern Shaolin Kung Fu Wu Su (since 2004). I've also a long time ago done Shaolin Kempo Karate for about 4 years or so, but I've forgotten much of that (besides what still exists as muscle memory). I've dabbled a little bit in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (which I did enjoy) and Muay Thai as well, though I consider Kung Fu to be my base. If I get time later on I may start more seriously training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu to add their large repertoire of ground techniques to my arsenal.

I am not a bodybuilder by any means. :P
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Unread Nov 3rd, 2007, 01:38 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Helix made a good recommendation there, Hobson.

As for myself I've been doing Jiu Jitsu for almost 2 years now (started in american system and moved to BJJ a year ago). And MMA now (1 hour a week).
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Unread Nov 3rd, 2007, 02:31 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Kung Fu, Tai Chi, Kempo and Jeet Kune Do since I was 16 so there has been many years of on going studying. It's not about kicking someone's ass but about discipline. Learning martial arts is about self growth physically and mentally, to be in touch with all aspects of myself. To me, it's a spiritual thing.
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I recently got interested in bodybuilding (not to the large proportions you see on most bodybuilders). I have really bad genes, so I have to work twice as hard to get a good physique. Even then, I have to keep reminding myself that I'm working out or I'll forget about it.
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Personally I prefer, let's call it, modern martial arts, like MMA to east martial arts. I haven't tried any though, who knows what will future bring
Anyway, at this moment I'm forced to limit myself to bodybuilding, since I have to take medicines (which weaken my fitness significantly). But there are only 6 months left till I can get back to sports
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There is nothing modern about MMA. MMA borrows technics from different martial arts that have been perfected and used for hundreds of years. Mostly Jiu Jitsu, Muay Thai, Kickboxing and Judo. Because its not set in stone every school and teacher will have they're own style which can be very different from one another. So before you start any training in MMA you need find out what the school you're gonna go to focuses on...

Its also alot more dangerous (imo) than anything else mention here. You have to be very careful not to get hurt during training...
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I agree about it, of course MMA borrows technics from old martial arts, but they're all connected in one piece for about 5 years now. No one used to practice them together 10 years ago and so on, that's what I meant. And you're right, it's very dangerous sport, but which one is totally safe? :P
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MMA isn't a style per se - it's what its name is, mixed martial arts. Most MMA fighters started with one particular style (either striking or grappling) then started to cross-train with another to improve their overall ability. What MMA gyms teach will depend on what the trainer has trained in - generally muay thai and BJJ are popular, but it could just as well be kyokushinkai karate and judo.
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I agree about it, of course MMA borrows technics from old martial arts, but they're all connected in one piece for about 5 years now. No one used to practice them together 10 years ago and so on, that's what I meant. And you're right, it's very dangerous sport, but which one is totally safe? :P
Not to take away the mystique, but MMA was hardly the first to combine different martial arts like Muay Thai, Boxing, Judo, etc, into one system. Bruce Lee advocated doing that in the mid 1900s, and even Kajukenbo before that (early 1900s). And, I'm sure there are other examples as well. However, MMA is a relatively "new" sport in the incarnation it's in at the moment (i.e. legal). I won't doubt it's a lot of fun though. My Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu/Muay Thai stint was at an MMA gym local to me, which after I leave school I'll probably pursue a little more than just a couple months-worth.
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ive done quite a bit of martial arts and other self defense arts aikido, tae kwon do , karate , boxing, kick boxing , judo wanted to do kung fu but it was to far away no transport

an i do weight training 5 days a week ,
Arnold Schwarzenegger is best bodybuilder of all time i think what u think ?
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weight trained on and off or the past 6 years. Did Hiraido Ju-jitsu (my school's style of MMA) for a year before coming to japan. Was going to start up daido juku karate (which is striking and grappling) but for some odd reason got convinced to take up sumo while im out here. dont know if other countries consider it a martial art, but they do here. It's funny me being 5'8 195lbs i figure id be one of the smallest at my university, but ended up being one of the bigger guys. that was before i learned we are a c ranked school, meaning we are the small guys in japan ahaaha. anyways ever since i started sumo, my leg muscles have greatly increased and my flexibility is great! we also weight train a lot. though i do miss hitting the mat and getting someone in a nice triangle choke or gogoplata. planning on catching a k-1 fight sometime soon.
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I just went back to some classes last night after missing about two and a half weeks for a vacation, sickness, and being shut down for the holidays. I haven't been this sore in a long time! The good news is that I was able to endure the whole thing so I'm not a total piece of shit. It's good timing because I was really starting to feel like a slob. We've been doing the crane style for the past few months and I'm really starting to like it a lot.
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i'm glad to see this thread here. whenever i'm not slaving away in the studio i lift heavy weights and box quite frequently - gotta keep in shape for the ladies!
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I'm an avid MMA and boxing fan, and train jiu jitsu.
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I recently got interested in bodybuilding (not to the large proportions you see on most bodybuilders). I have really bad genes, so I have to work twice as hard to get a good physique. Even then, I have to keep reminding myself that I'm working out or I'll forget about it.
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