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#130710 - 09/20/04 10:48 AM Styles?
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Hey all , just because i am curious what style(S) does everyone here use ? Or rather what styles are you trained in ? I use an odd combo of judo/greco roman wrestling/boxing and joint manipulation techniques . 3 years wrestling in high school , 2 years of boxing now, many many years of dad throwing me around only to ask if i was alright when i didn't get up fast enough. Anyone else?

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#130711 - 09/20/04 06:38 PM Re: Styles?
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I practice Shotokan karate, and I believe it to be my favorite of the systems I've tried so far. Those who are trained in this style use strong dynamics, low stances, aggressive technique, and the famous Kiai. Shotokan emphasizes the use of the Ki in an explosive manner so as to "Kill with one blow" and therefore is very dangerous, so control of strikes is greatly stressed. This is why there is no "full contact" sparring in Shotokan, because it would be too dangerous. Instead, Karateka are taught during sparring to stop their strikes somewhere around 3 centimeters from the target, or one Sun (pronounced 'soon').

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#130712 - 09/21/04 10:26 PM Re: Styles?
Anonymous
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Wado-ryu karate. I also had a few months of training in Aikido in (of all places) Korea.

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#130713 - 09/23/04 12:09 AM Re: Styles?
Anonymous
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in all places??? -.- yo that makes perfect sense. they say hapkido and aikido is very much alike... and hapkido is a korean martial art

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#130714 - 09/23/04 02:51 AM Re: Styles?
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I hate to be the party pooper but Hapkido is not like Aikido. Hapkido has locks but its not the same as Aikido. Lua has locks also is it Aikido? how about Modern Arnis it has locks, throws et all, but its not Aikido. Its a common misconception that Hapkido is like Aikido. Hapkido stresses kicks as well as locks. Also the locks are different in nature. The locks in Hapkido are more Jujutsu like than Aiki like. Anyone who has trained in Hapkido knows the major differences in the throws too. they may look similar, but are not. The creator of Hapkido, added the locks of Jujutsu to the art, not Aikido, and between the powerful kicks and smaller circle locks, the approach is much different. Alot of arts have locking in them. My karate art has an entire curriculum on the "jujutsu in kata" . Just because a system employs locks doesn't mean its like Aikido. That is saying that if Aikido used striking that its Karate, not the same!!!!

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#130715 - 09/23/04 07:38 PM Re: Styles?
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Hi SenseiLou,

Without doing the necessary research, memory tells me that the link of Hapikido to Aikido was each founders art grew from the study of Daito Ryu Aiki Jutsu.

So there was a common core beginning. Usheiba took the Daito Ryu Aiki Jutsu and developed it into Aikido. And if I'm remembering correctly Hapikido's founder took his own Daito Ryu trianing and merged it with his native korean traditions, ie the kicking.

Daito Ryu is very complex. Neither of the mastered the whole system or even close, but received enough for their training. I remember Aiki News describing something like 30,000 techniques in DRAJ taking 30 years to learn. With far less study they drew enough to create their own effective arts.

Christopher Caille, Fighting Arts.com's founder and owner, is a student of Aiki Jutsu among his other studies.

Hope this helps,

Victor Smith
bushi no te isshinryu

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#130716 - 09/24/04 08:56 AM Re: Styles?
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hi, i HAVE studied Aikido, Boxing, self defence, shaolin kung fu.

but i currently have been studing Kyokushin Karate for the past 3 and a half years and i luv it [IMG]http://www.fightingarts.com/forums/ubb/smile.gif[/IMG] [IMG]http://www.fightingarts.com/forums/ubb/smile.gif[/IMG] [IMG]http://www.fightingarts.com/forums/ubb/smile.gif[/IMG]

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#130717 - 09/25/04 02:00 AM Re: Styles?
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as a hap ki do student, we are continually told that hap ki do as aikido influences, as does it have many other, in which it differs from place to place. Our gym certainly has influences of BJJ, judo as well as the usualy korean shtuff, and aikido.

not having yet trained, strictly, in any of them, i much prefer the chinese "flowering" styles... especially being a pacifist, i just wanna look pretty. [IMG]http://www.fightingarts.com/forums/ubb/biggrin.gif[/IMG]. just kidding, but i think the mechanics of the chinese styles are very nice indeed. Another favourite is capoeira, nothing will ever beat that.

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#130718 - 09/25/04 11:15 AM Re: Styles?
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Mostly Karate and Muay Thai but I also use some moves from kung fu,sambo,and capoeira, among others

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#130719 - 09/26/04 11:12 PM Re: Styles?
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I currently study Shorin-Kan which is a sub division of Shorin-Ryu Karate. Shorin-Ryu is an Okinawan martial art. I have been studying it for over five years, and still have much to learn. To add to this I am also studying Two Circle Ju Jitsu, White Crane, and Judo(at college). I am practising weapons and hoping to add more than Bo and Nunchauku to my knowledge.

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#130720 - 10/09/04 02:59 PM Re: Styles?
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I study combat hapkido, studied aikido in college and am a graduate of the police academy in texas. I did take ishinryu karate as a kid but did not get much out of it. (was a black belt factory)
I would agree that aikido and hapkido are very similar in that they do start with redirecting attackers force but they are like night and day in the same place for other things

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#130721 - 10/11/04 09:49 AM Re: Styles?
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I am Hapkido, Taekwondo, Golden Dragon KungFu are my core arts, and have studied & dabbled in many styles of combat arts, Shito-Ryu, Aido, Kabudo, Boxing, KickBoxing, Kuntao, Silat, Kali, Progressive Defense System, Copkido, Wrestling, Akijutsu, Jujitsu, Aikido, Taichi, StreetFighting, Ultimate Fighting in Canada, XtremeGrappling, Zen and meditation. So many arts but just remember the better most conditioned man/woman will win regardless of style. I love all arts and I leave you with this... Train Hard !!

One of my Favorite Quote's, I forget the navy seals name...The more you sweat the less you Bleed in Combat.

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#130722 - 10/29/04 08:50 PM Re: Styles?
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Western fencing, French school (escrime)--mostly foil, but some saber too.

Filipino stickfighting and knife fighting (eskrima)--Inosanto Blend.

Brazilian jiu-jitsu.

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Favorite Quotes:

"War is work."--Ancient Spartan motto

"What hurts, teaches."--proverb of the Marxbruder (The Brotherhood of Saint Mark, a Renaissance-era German fencing guild)

"There is no fight perfect without both cut and thrust."--George Silver, from his Paradoxes of Defence, 1599

"The deficiency of strength may be greatly supplied by Art; but the want of Art will have but heavy succour from strength."--Captain John Godfrey, English swordsman, singlestick player, & bare-knuckle pugilist, 1747

"Bahala Na!" ("Come what may!")--WWII-era Filipino motto, embraced by Grandmaster Leo Giron, of Giron Arnis Escrima

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#130723 - 11/01/04 05:46 PM Re: Styles?
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ihave studied chun kuk do for 2 years going on three(testing for green belt in a few weeks, wish me luck!) and i have also studied american freestlye, and american karatedo.

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#130724 - 11/01/04 08:11 PM Re: Styles?
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I'm learning/have learned: boxing, kickboxing, shorin ryu karate, kenpo, and muay thai.

I use a lot of JKD principles in my training, and plan on doing the UFC in about a year.

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#130725 - 11/01/04 09:05 PM Re: Styles?
Victor Smith Offline
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Steve,

It would be interesting in describing how much of those arts you studied, how long and where. You've certainly had an unusual mixture of training.

For example where did you acquire the JKD principles you utilize?

Thanks,
Victor Smith
bushi no te isshinryu

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#130726 - 11/03/04 08:04 PM Re: Styles?
Anonymous
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Oh right, well the gym i learn at teaches kenpo, boxing, muay thai, and kickboxing, and the whole place uses JKD prinicples in just about everything we do. It's completely non-traditional, except the kali classes, those use traditional stuff still. I went to some dojo at a YMCA to learn shorin, did that for a few months and decided it wasn't for me, though i did learn some things, got to orange belt. Trained hard in karate though, felt like i didn't get much out of it. I've been doing boxing, kenpo, muay thai, and kickboxing for a year and 2 months now, and i'm doing the golden gloves this upcoming spring. hope i win, that'd be awesome, first timer winning, but i'm not expecting it. And then i just learned stuff by getting in street fights, little concepts and ways going about a fight and i picked up most of my timing in real fights cause whatever the other dude did made an adrenalin rush and kind of forced it into me. I still want to learn capoeria, wing chun, chin na, brazilian jiu jitsu, and wrestling.

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#130727 - 11/03/04 08:27 PM Re: Styles?
Victor Smith Offline
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Thanks Steve,

Interesting the mixture of so many styles at the same time. I know indiviuals who've trained deeply in all of them, but not at the same time. Even knew a one time student of Bruce Lee back in 1967, he was a graduate student in Speech at Temple U., coming from Seattle where he trained with Mr. Lee.

Unfortunately I can't say what you're studying is non-traditional as everything isn non-traditional. For example there is nobody studying karate as karate was studied 100 years ago. A simple proof is if sparring is included in the training, 100 years ago nobody studying karate sparred. They may have fought, but not sparred.

And many, many systems are mixtures of training. The issue with mixtures, whatever you study there is just as much that can't be studied.

For example the Isshinryu I train in came from a mixture of Kyan ShorinRyu, Miyagi Goju-ryu, Motobu Nihanchi and the founders own research. But at the same time the mixture that became Isshinryu isn't the original arts either.

I can accept arts borning new? But regardless of the sources, why do you think you're still referencing those source arts?

In Isshirnyu we just do Isshinryu and somewhere along the line, the historical sources are mentioned, but we don't claim to be Goju for example, just Isshin.

Is your instructor just using pieces of those arts, or are you getting the entire art mixed with other entire arts?

I'm always curious how systems evolve, are created and are being taught?

Thanks for sharing,

Victor Smith
bushi no te isshinryu

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#130728 - 11/03/04 09:18 PM Re: Styles?
Anonymous
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by WhyCantIbeSteve:
Oh right, well the gym i learn at teaches kenpo, boxing, muay thai, and kickboxing, and the whole place uses JKD prinicples in just about everything we do. It's completely non-traditional, except the kali classes, those use traditional stuff still. I went to some dojo at a YMCA to learn shorin, did that for a few months and decided it wasn't for me, though i did learn some things, got to orange belt. Trained hard in karate though, felt like i didn't get much out of it. I've been doing boxing, kenpo, muay thai, and kickboxing for a year and 2 months now, and i'm doing the golden gloves this upcoming spring. hope i win, that'd be awesome, first timer winning, but i'm not expecting it. And then i just learned stuff by getting in street fights, little concepts and ways going about a fight and i picked up most of my timing in real fights cause whatever the other dude did made an adrenalin rush and kind of forced it into me. I still want to learn capoeria, wing chun, chin na, brazilian jiu jitsu, and wrestling.[/QUOTE]

WhyCantIbeSteve,
Thank you for posting your story. Sorry about my less than gracious welcome, you caught me on a difficult day in a particularly teste mood. Keep learning.

oldman

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#130729 - 11/04/04 02:43 PM Re: Styles?
Anonymous
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Thanks oldman, and Victor, the way we teach is in separate classes. I'll break down the schedule a bit. On Monday's there's boxing and kickboxing, on Tuesday's there's two Kenpo classes, on Wednesday it's boxing and sparring, on Thursday it's Kali and kenpo (i don't know where they movied the bjj class, or if its' still there), Friday is the owner's day off, and Saturday is Sparring for most the day. And in every class we use JKD principles, but not in the sense where it's like we say it. Nobody goes "And this is how Bruce would've done it" per se. It's just the way it's taught is that we keep an open mind during training, i guess is a good way to explain it, although rather vague. We break down fighting into 5 ranges, and there's different sectors of the body. The ranges are: outside, middle, inside, trapping, and ground. The classes are only an hour long each, and we get one private lesson a week, it all costs 90 dollars per month. I wanna say most of it is self-training, not learning the techniques, but practicing them. Like we have 6 heavy bags set up, 2 speed bags, no weights, it's a small place. I only call it a gym because it's not a dojo, the technical term is "non-traditional karate studio". Which is too long for me....much like this post, which i'm sorry for. Anyways, to directly answer your question Victor, we teach the whole of the arts in separate classes.

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#130730 - 11/05/04 03:00 AM Re: Styles?
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I'm trained in mexican wrestling (2 years), a bit of fencing (1 year) and a bit of Filipino arnis (6 months) currently I'm studying Changhon Taekwondo (5th month and 8th degree yellow belt). I really love the style that comes from specific divisions, like mexican, french, filipino, and Changhon. It is really good for self defense especially when you pick up a crowbar and use it with your arnis skills. by the way, armed_man_piker, are you a Filipino? if you are: kamusta ka na? pinoy rin ako!

[This message has been edited by dane (edited 11-05-2004).]

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#130731 - 11/05/04 03:56 PM Re: Styles?
Anonymous
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I've seen the term "8th degree yellow belt" a few times. What is this?

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#130732 - 11/05/04 06:28 PM Re: Styles?
Anonymous
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by Dereck:
I've seen the term "8th degree yellow belt" a few times. What is this?[/QUOTE]

IN TKD THERE IS A GRADING SYSTEM, YOU START AT 9 OR 10 WHITE BELT (IT DEPENDS) AND WHEN YOU GET PROMOTED UNTIL YOU ARE FIRST DEGREE GUP (SPELLING?) THEN YOU ARE PROMOTED TO 1ST DEGREE DAN (BLACK BELT) THE HIGHEST DAN IS 10TH DEGREE. I'VE STILL GOT A LONG WAY TO GO, YOU KNOW THAT. BUT HERE IN THE PHIL YOU CAN BE A 1ST DEGREE BLACK BELT IN 6 YEARS WHEN YOU DO GOOD, BUT THERE'S NO SKIPPING, I THINK THE PTA MODIFIED THE BELT SYSTEM.

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#130733 - 11/07/04 07:25 PM Re: Styles?
Anonymous
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by dane:
by the way, armed_man_piker, are you a Filipino? if you are: kamusta ka na? pinoy rin ako![/QUOTE]

Dane,

No, I'm not Filipino, so if you could translate the above for me, that would be great! [IMG]http://www.fightingarts.com/forums/ubb/smile.gif[/IMG]

For what it's worth, I'm half Italian and half Scot-Irish.

Concerning my Italian side, you might find the following bit interesting--just as there were Filipinos who fought for the Spanish (eg., the Pampangans, etc), there were also Italians who fought for the Spanish. During the 16th century, when the Spanish first made inroads in the Philippine Islands, they were also busy fighting over much of Europe. Naples and Sicily were under longtime Spanish control, and were actually referred to collectively as "The Kingdom of the Two Sicilies". Milan was also ruled by the Spanish at that time. In the Spanish Army of Flanders (which was the best army in Europe in the late 16th century), there were actually more Italian troops than Spanish.

Peace,

A_M_P

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#130734 - 11/08/04 08:16 AM Re: Styles?
Anonymous
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by dane:
IN TKD THERE IS A GRADING SYSTEM, YOU START AT 9 OR 10 WHITE BELT (IT DEPENDS) AND WHEN YOU GET PROMOTED UNTIL YOU ARE FIRST DEGREE GUP (SPELLING?) THEN YOU ARE PROMOTED TO 1ST DEGREE DAN (BLACK BELT) THE HIGHEST DAN IS 10TH DEGREE. I'VE STILL GOT A LONG WAY TO GO, YOU KNOW THAT. BUT HERE IN THE PHIL YOU CAN BE A 1ST DEGREE BLACK BELT IN 6 YEARS WHEN YOU DO GOOD, BUT THERE'S NO SKIPPING, I THINK THE PTA MODIFIED THE BELT SYSTEM.[/QUOTE]

Thank you for clearing this up. I was aware of the gup system but never heard it refered to as a 8th degree yellow belt.

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#130735 - 11/08/04 02:50 PM Re: Styles?
Anonymous
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Shootfighting. Which is a hybrid between muay thai and bjj.

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#130736 - 11/09/04 06:34 PM Re: Styles?
Anonymous
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the belt rankings of taekwondo that you have stated up there is not exactly clear for me to understand. I have been doing hapkido and taekwondo for the past practically 8 years of my life (i am 12 but very expierenced, plz dont comment about how 'young and stupid' i am) u have about 14 belt to go before you take your first black belt test, then u have 5 tests to take every degree before you get your next degree, "first degree yelow tip, green, blue, red, 2nd degre...)' Im currently a red tip, "next test ill be a 2nd degree if i pass" but ill enjoy to keep on reading this forum.

yours..lavy

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#130737 - 11/10/04 09:30 AM Re: Styles?
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I'm not sure if I am understanding your question. In WTF Taekwondo(and possible ITF), you are a gup. You start at as 9th gup which is a white belt and work your way down until you are a 1st gup which is a red belt with a black stripe. I am currently a 3rd gup (blue belt with red stripe). Then you test to become a dan (black belt). Dane's expression of a 8th degree yellow belt is incorrect. As with a black belt (dan) you can earn further degrees. There is no 8th degree yellow belt, there is only 1 yellow belt and you are a 8th gup. It takes a minimum of 6 months from 1st gup to black belt. To become a second dan it could be year or more depending on time and skills learned. From there on I don't know how much time must be put in but I do know there is a lot to learn. In our WTF organization I am only aware of one test that has to be taken for at least 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th dan. More is required at these tests of course as you grow as you are to know more. Hope this makes sense. Somebody can correct me if I missed something.

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#130738 - 11/11/04 03:48 PM Re: Styles?
Anonymous
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i have been a first degree bb for about 2-3 years i would say, soon im getting my 2nd degree bb,

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#130739 - 01/02/05 06:20 AM Re: Styles?
Anonymous
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Im doing seal lung kung fu and finding it good
the main thing i wish to train on is adapting to my opponents moves so being free of a strict style if i understand the principles of the techniques i am being taught and learn to use them in whatever the situation this will make me a better Martial Artist

My favoroute quote is (im not sure if these are exact words but very similar) "if u graze my skin i shall pierce ure flesh, if u pierce my flesh i shall break ure bones ,if u break my bones i will take ure life" Bruce Lee. Tao of JKD

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#130740 - 01/08/05 01:55 PM Re: Styles?
Anonymous
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TKD and hapkido for me, 6 years and I've really never regreted anything of it.

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#130741 - 03/09/05 09:35 AM Re: Styles?
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i have studied two styles "free style karate" and Shorin ryu matsumura seito suiken" i studied freestyle for two years but the other style is by far my favorate it was founded in japan by bushi matsumura and Hohan Soken. it is the style i will stick with for the rest of my life

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#130742 - 03/09/05 09:53 AM Re: Styles?
Anonymous
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Kunk Fu San Soo...the original old school version.

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#130743 - 03/09/05 10:43 AM Re: Styles?
Anonymous
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Hey Suiken. I'm gald you like Shorin ryu Matsumura Seito. There are very few true practioners.

Of note MSSR was NOT founded in Japan. It was founded on Okinawa. Soken Sensei named his family style (passed directly from Sokon "Bushi" Matsumura to Nabe Matsumura to Hohan Soken) Matsumura Seito in the 1950's.

Prior to that it was refered to as Machimura Shuri-te. The history is very interesting and distinguished.

Good luck in your Seito training. I am always looking for practioners to study with when I travel. Where do you live? and who is your Sensei? It is possible that I may know him/her.

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#130744 - 03/09/05 12:59 PM Re: Styles?
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by Tsuji:
I practice Shotokan karate, and I believe it to be my favorite of the systems I've tried so far. Those who are trained in this style use strong dynamics, low stances, aggressive technique, and the famous Kiai. Shotokan emphasizes the use of the Ki in an explosive manner so as to "Kill with one blow" and therefore is very dangerous, so control of strikes is greatly stressed. This is why there is no "full contact" sparring in Shotokan, because it would be too dangerous. Instead, Karateka are taught during sparring to stop their strikes somewhere around 3 centimeters from the target, or one Sun (pronounced 'soon').[/QUOTE]

I also train in Shotokan karate, i am a black belt and i agree with this statement, i have tried tae kwon do, boxing, kenpo karate and i feel that shotokan was the best fitting for me.

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#130745 - 03/11/05 08:36 PM Re: Styles?
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I've studied my share of martial arts over 15 years and I decided that I cant stick with just one style so i made up my own art so I hav a more practical way of fighting designed for me

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#130746 - 03/11/05 11:06 PM Re: Styles?
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by Master:
I've studied my share of martial arts over 15 years and I decided that I cant stick with just one style so i made up my own art so I hav a more practical way of fighting designed for me[/QUOTE]

What exactly makes you a "master"? and what have you named your art? What share of martial arts have you studied? [IMG]http://www.fightingarts.com/forums/ubb/rolleyes.gif[/IMG] "Master" and "Grandmaster" are terms that only egotists and deluded frauds ever apply to themselves. There are no masters. There are no Grandmasters. We are all students, always, period. Martial arts are not easy to learn. Fighting is a nasty, brutal business. Learning to fight effectively, and reaping the benefits that came from this training, will be difficult. A good teacher will let you know that.
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[This message has been edited by SANCHIN31 (edited 03-12-2005).]

[This message has been edited by SANCHIN31 (edited 03-12-2005).]

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#130747 - 03/11/05 11:43 PM Re: Styles?
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[QUOTE]This is why there is no "full contact" sparring in Shotokan, because it would be too dangerous. Instead, Karateka are taught during sparring to stop their strikes somewhere around 3 centimeters from the target, or one Sun (pronounced 'soon').[/QUOTE]

Translation: We firmly believe that how you train in the gym is how you will fight on the street.

This is why we train to not hit people.

Because people are dirty, and it's much better to be a huge vagina who is too scared to spar than to voluntarily touch a stranger.

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#130748 - 03/11/05 11:46 PM Re: Styles?
Anonymous
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by Hedgehogey:
Translation: We firmly believe that how you train in the gym is how you will fight on the street.

This is why we train to not hit people.

Because people are dirty, and it's much better to be a huge vagina who is too scared to spar than to voluntarily touch a stranger.
[/QUOTE]


Your an idiot, who obviously knows nothing about martial arts.

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#130749 - 03/11/05 11:52 PM Re: Styles?
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I think when sparring you definitely have to hit eachother somewhat forcefully, but controlled. If you don't you will be shocked when you are actually hit.It's not any more dangerous for your style than any other. Use padded gloves and whack away! [IMG]http://www.fightingarts.com/forums/ubb/smile.gif[/IMG]

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#130750 - 03/12/05 03:51 PM Re: Styles?
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I agree in sparring you should make contact, and to the head too. In my dojo we don't, we do very light contact and none to head, very lame, and it's for points. To say that you don't spar cause it is too deadly, is wrong. When you spar it isn't a real right, you're not going to doing things like gouging the eyes, or striking the throat and junk like that. If you don't spar and only do kata and that kind of stuff then you have no self defence capabilities.

BTW I do goju, and kobudo.

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#130751 - 03/13/05 10:48 AM Re: Styles?
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TKD, Boxing , Muay Thai for me. I would love to study some Brazilian Jujitsu.

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#130752 - 03/14/05 07:18 AM Re: Styles?
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We don't spar either nor do we practice kata. We have an aggressor and a "defender". The aggressor attacks first then we attack the attacker.

The aggressor attacks with full force punches, we either avoid or block them and once attacked we go on the offensive. We make moderate contact to all body areas except the groin where we pull the punch. Our style includes lots of traps, grabs, gouges, leverages and such so we do not wear gloves or pads.

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#130753 - 03/21/05 05:41 PM Re: Styles?
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To tell ya the truth, I dont have a style. I find what works and use it, mixing whatever I can do into my own style.
(Couldnt have anything to do with the nearest dojo is 50+ minutes...)

But what I do is effective, so I use it. [IMG]http://www.fightingarts.com/forums/ubb/smile.gif[/IMG]

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#130754 - 04/13/05 02:00 PM Re: Styles?
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i do shorin ji ryu i have been doing this for a few years and am a purple belt. as for sparring, i dont believe that you can learn to fight through kata or light sparring which is pretty much just a game of "tag". i dont like to spar without some heavy contact and this may be why i am thinking of taking up boxing.

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#130755 - 04/13/05 04:22 PM Re: Styles?
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For the sake of staying on topic:
I do wing chun (4 years)
have done kickboxing (2 years)
have done judo (3 years)

But my real purpose for posting:
Didnt anyone notice the 12 yearold kid (tkdrosenthal) who is getting a 2nd degree BB and has been doing it for 8 years?
I thought you had to win against two oponents to get 2nd degree in karate?

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#130756 - 04/15/05 11:06 AM Re: Styles?
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kick boxing 3--boxing 3--ninpo 10--TKD 2--JKD 4--

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#130757 - 04/15/05 02:48 PM Re: Styles?
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It took me 7 years to find the right MA for me, but 11 styles later Im a blue belt in Combat Hapkido, have went through the mess of systema in the army, and started judo in december. The problem is I think I have to switch schools because I have more natural skill then my teacher.

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#130758 - 04/16/05 09:14 PM Re: Styles?
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i currently do Budoshinkai Karate (started about ...8 weeks ago). I have also previously trained at Matsumoto Karate Academy ( Shoko-kai (sp), i think the style is) for about 2 years, where i reached 8th Kyu (white and 2 tips)...i had a grading last saturday, and im currently 8th kyu (orange) in this style, but am getting a probationary green belt...7th kyu (im so proud of myself ^^)..so yeah ^^
anyone else do Budoshinkai?

regards,
Alex

[This message has been edited by Celebrian (edited 04-16-2005).]

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#130759 - 04/19/05 12:47 PM Re: Styles?
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Brazilian jiu-jitsu and muay-thai. I'm seriously considering shudo-kan karate but nothing definite

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#130760 - 04/28/05 11:32 AM Re: Styles?
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I only know 2 styles they are Suiken and the Black Crane style. I've never lost with suiken but iv'e lost twice with Black Crane.

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