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#117444 - 09/20/04 08:40 AM taekwondo or kung fu???
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Hello Judo fighters. I came here for advice since I can neither go to the kung fu or taekwondo forum for this question because I already know they are both going to answer whatever they themselves master in.I am a martial arts fan and I have been taking Aikido for quite a while and found it to be very effective. However, I want to take up a variety of martial arts from every country such as Korea's taekwondo or hapkido, or China's kung fu or kempo karate, or Thailand's Muay thai, etc. I narowed it down to 2 martial arts (taekwondo & kung fu) that I would like to take next but I'm having trouble deciding which I should take first. Which would you guys prefer and why?

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#117445 - 09/20/04 11:23 AM Re: taekwondo or kung fu???
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You should probably first sit daown and think about what styles you like. Remember it is the person not the style that makes the fighter effective.
With that being sid you would probably want to take something that will compliment each other. I would say the best combination af arts would be Muay Thai and BJJ or judo.

Muay Thai is excellent for striking, judo is excellent for takedowns and groud work same as BJJ.

Hope this helps.

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#117446 - 09/20/04 05:14 PM Re: taekwondo or kung fu???
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I have no idea, sorry, but I would be interested in whatever you decide and why.

Try them both and see what you prefer, Good luck

Geoff

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#117447 - 09/21/04 11:26 AM Re: taekwondo or kung fu???
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Look at your body mechanics; Tae-Kwon-Do favours people with exceptional flexibility and longer legs. Also, research the type of application each art tends to use and see which one you like best. Finally, see which one of the arts you have access to, even though there maybe ten of each type of school close to your location, there maybe only one with an actually good teacher, in which case, you have no choice about which art to take.

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#117448 - 09/26/04 01:30 AM Re: taekwondo or kung fu???
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it depends on what you want

Kung Fu: You are going to learn a lot of hand movements.

Tae Kwon Do: You will learn a lot of kicks.

I have taken Kung fu, Judo, & Stick Fighting to compliment my Tae Kwon Do.
so my advise would be to take both, the question is which do you want to learn frist?

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#117449 - 09/26/04 12:43 PM Re: taekwondo or kung fu???
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by aikidowoman:
Hello Judo fighters. I came here for advice since I can neither go to the kung fu or taekwondo forum for this question because I already know they are both going to answer whatever they themselves master in.I am a martial arts fan and I have been taking Aikido for quite a while and found it to be very effective. However, I want to take up a variety of martial arts from every country such as Korea's taekwondo or hapkido, or China's kung fu or kempo karate, or Thailand's Muay thai, etc. I narowed it down to 2 martial arts (taekwondo & kung fu) that I would like to take next but I'm having trouble deciding which I should take first. Which would you guys prefer and why?[/QUOTE]

Skip the TKD and KF and go for Judo or BJJ.

If you want to learn striking, try muay Thai or Western boxing, but keep in mind that you're really gonna get knocked around--they're full-contact striking combat sports, after all.

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#117450 - 11/12/04 08:42 PM Re: taekwondo or kung fu???
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by tkd:
it depends on what you want

Kung Fu: You are going to learn a lot of hand movements.

Tae Kwon Do: You will learn a lot of kicks.

I have taken Kung fu, Judo, & Stick Fighting to compliment my Tae Kwon Do.
so my advise would be to take both, the question is which do you want to learn frist?
[/QUOTE]

I agree with tkd and I have taken Mexican wrestling, fencing, arnis, boxing and currently working on my taekwondo. you can take both, I'd advise you to learn taekwondo first because it will improve your flexibility for kung fu. don't rush and because taekwondo has high kicks, you're sure you can be prepared for kung fu.

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#117451 - 11/22/04 09:36 AM Re: taekwondo or kung fu???
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by dane:
I agree with tkd and I have taken Mexican wrestling, fencing, arnis, boxing and currently working on my taekwondo. you can take both, I'd advise you to learn taekwondo first because it will improve your flexibility for kung fu. don't rush and because taekwondo has high kicks, you're sure you can be prepared for kung fu.[/QUOTE]

What do you mean by Mexican wrestling? Please describe it in comparison to other styles of wrestling.

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#117452 - 11/22/04 11:03 AM Re: taekwondo or kung fu???
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Loc: NY, NY, USA
[QUOTE]Originally posted by xerxes:
What do you mean by Mexican wrestling? Please describe it in comparison to other styles of wrestling.

[/QUOTE]

Wrestling, done by Mexican's !!
[IMG]http://www.fightingarts.com/forums/ubb/smile.gif[/IMG]

JohnL

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#117453 - 11/25/04 10:53 AM Re: taekwondo or kung fu???
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what type of kung fu is it? depending on the style i'd say take it over tkd, but that's just me.

But what you really need is some boxing =)

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