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#130710 - 09/20/04 10:48 AM Styles?

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?

#130711 - 09/20/04 06:38 PM Re: Styles?

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').

#130712 - 09/21/04 10:26 PM Re: Styles?

Wado-ryu karate. I also had a few months of training in Aikido in (of all places) Korea.

#130713 - 09/23/04 12:09 AM Re: Styles?

in all places??? -.- yo that makes perfect sense. they say hapkido and aikido is very much alike... and hapkido is a korean martial art

#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!!!!

#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's founder and owner, is a student of Aiki Jutsu among his other studies.

Hope this helps,

Victor Smith
bushi no te isshinryu

#130716 - 09/24/04 08:56 AM Re: Styles?

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][/IMG] [IMG][/IMG] [IMG][/IMG]

#130717 - 09/25/04 02:00 AM Re: Styles?

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][/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.

#130718 - 09/25/04 11:15 AM Re: Styles?

Mostly Karate and Muay Thai but I also use some moves from kung fu,sambo,and capoeira, among others

#130719 - 09/26/04 11:12 PM Re: Styles?

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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