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Tips: 0.00 INK Postby Gundam Gears on Thu Nov 09, 2006 4:50 pm

What style of fighting do you take? Please state it below.
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Tips: 0.00 INK Postby Gundam Gears on Thu Nov 09, 2006 4:51 pm

I take Wing-Chun Kung-Fu.

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Tips: 0.00 INK Postby Gabriel Faile on Thu Nov 09, 2006 9:11 pm

Ninjitsu

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Tips: 0.00 INK Postby Remæus on Thu Nov 09, 2006 11:03 pm

I currently study Isshinryu Karate, a newer form of Karate.

I've studied Tae Kwon Do, Tai Chi (Sun form), Muay Thai, Jiu Jitsu, and Judo, with various smattered learnings from several other martial arts.

Of course, the traditional styles look all pretty, but I'm really a fan of this Isshinryu Karate currently - it's traditional, but it isn't particularly traditional in practice. There's a good amount of ground fighting, realistic views of strikes, and the overall "keep close" idea of the style really appeals to me.
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Tips: 0.00 INK Postby Gundam Gears on Fri Nov 10, 2006 8:25 am

Ehh, I took Muay Thai, Karate,Tae Kwon Do
and regular Kung-Fu. I found out that Wing-Chun is more of a challenge and one of the most dangerous MA alive..

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Tips: 0.00 INK Postby Teh Andy on Thu Mar 08, 2007 1:36 pm

I study freestyle mixed martial arts, which is basically a mix of brazilian jiu jitsu, muay thai, boxing, and wrestling.

Don't kid yourself bud, Wing Chun's neat, but it ain't gonna stop a double-leg and a good pounding.

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Tips: 0.00 INK Postby Odin on Thu Mar 08, 2007 7:38 pm

Judo and Capoeira.

The combination of the two allow for quite a range of "dynamic" grapples.

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Tips: 0.00 INK Postby Teh Andy on Thu Mar 08, 2007 7:39 pm

I love Capoeira

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Re: Martial Arts

Tips: 0.00 INK Postby viper45 on Sun Mar 11, 2012 3:28 pm

I know Aikido and I recently started learning Systema. I have also taken a few years of Kendo, Karate, Judo, and Wrestling. I am fairly proficient in these, but nowhere near a black belt level.
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Tips: 0.00 INK Postby Shiva on Sat Mar 17, 2012 11:11 pm

I study Hung Gar kung fu.
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Tips: 0.00 INK Postby Patcharoo on Mon Mar 19, 2012 3:39 am

Jiu Jitsu, Zen do Kai, Muay Thai.

That's stuff I used to do. It all eventually just mushed together into 'practical combat being able to beat people into submission as quickly as possible to avoid getting ganged up on or king-hit in the street'.
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Re: Martial Arts

Tips: 0.00 INK Postby Freimeier on Mon Jun 11, 2012 5:16 am

Sambo wich inevitably leads me to fight MMA - fought last week against Silat.

To the Wing-Chun poster here:
I am still not getting the three stick theory; how do you properly isolate your forearms so that your shoulders aren't being used?

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I study the simplest techniques to end a fight as quickly as possible both with and without simple weapons.
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I do Zui Quan. Though when I was a kid I did Karate.
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Tips: 0.00 INK Postby Deallo on Mon Jun 11, 2012 7:51 pm

Muay Thai & Brazilian Jiu Jitsu :D

Though I did a LOT of Tae Kwon Do when I was a kid as well.

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Tips: 0.00 INK Postby Unconditional on Tue Jun 12, 2012 4:28 pm

Throughout my life I have specialized mostly in wrestling, boxing, and judo. I have noticed that a lot of people nowadays tend to look down on boxing and for the life of me I cannot figure out why. Combining my wrestling with boxing allowed me to overcome a lot of the disadvantages most pure boxers face such as not knowing what to do when you are on your back and an opponent is on top of you. This is not something that boxers need worry about in a boxing match but I have never liked the idea of limiting myself to a single style. In my youth I found myself using my wrestling skills mainly in takedown defense and then using my boxing to pick apart targeted areas of my opponent's defense. As I put some years behind me though I found myself enjoying the ground game more and more especially since my grappling improved even over my striking ability. I also found that my pacifistic personality was better suited to grappling and disabling an opponent rather than simply beating them up.

I have always loved judo because it secured a way to quickly and efficiently take an opponent from his feet and to his back in a single, fluid motion and the idea of using my opponent's own momentum against him appealed to my love of satire and irony. Judo is more than takedowns though and deals a lot with pressure points and other methods of immobilization. The pressure points are something that people tend to forget about when they have a skilled judo practitioner on their back and they become too comfortable. It is amazing to see how surprised a person who thinks they have their pressure points well-developed is when they realize that all of their techniques have become useless all because of two fingers or even a thumb.

In the early 80's I got in to the MMA craze and I really feel like that has helped to combine these three styles in to a fluid, well-oiled machine that can adapt to nearly any other style as well as adding a few stray techniques here and there to keep it fresh and unpredictable. I have never delved in to weapons training but my understanding of the unarmed martial arts has allowed me to pick up the basic fairly quickly without a trainer. I feel comfortable with staves of varying lengths and my understanding of the momentum game in judo has made me feel just as comfortable when using a blunt weapon where one end is heavier than the other such as a club or even a mace. I thought that my comfort with staves would make using a spear easy but I am not so comfortable performing mainly thrusts and so I like to stick with the wide sweeps of a quarter-staff combined with the occasional jab.
I practiced with nunchaku for a month until I came to the conclusion that they are a very impractical weapon. Breaking my nose was also motivation to pursue other weapon styles.


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Tips: 0.00 INK Postby Survivalguy21 on Sat Jun 23, 2012 6:08 pm

I have studied Tae-Kwon-Do, Systema, MCMAP, Krav Maga, Jujitsu, Judo, Muay Thai, Boxing, Kick boxing, and 'Gun Fu.' I subscribe to the theory that everyone has their own style based through life experiences.
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Tips: 0.00 INK Postby ViceVersus on Mon Jun 25, 2012 7:42 pm

Well, I'm the Avatar, master of all four elements. I was a born Firebender, and picked up Earthbending soon after my sixteenth summer. I am just finishing my Airbending training, with a placement test coming up soon, and then I shall have to venture to a coastal town and begin my training in the art of Waterbending. I do not expect it to go .. swimmingly, but the man instructing me, I am assured, is very patient, so we'll see how that goes.
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Re: Martial Arts

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Make sure you head to the southern tribe. I've heard that the northern masters will tell you to Paku it in and go home if you're female because of their traditions. Unless you provide them with a Gran Grand reason why they should teach you, with some sort of evidence from whatever necklace of the woods you're from to convince them to marry themselves to the idea of making an exception.
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