FightingArts Estore
Pressure Points
From a medical professional, straight facts on where and how to hit that can save your life.
Limber or not, anyone can add height and speed to their kicks with this method.
For yourself or as a gift, calligraphy is special, unique and lasting.
Karate Uniforms
Look your best. Max snap. low cost & superior crafted: “Peak Performance Gold” 16 oz uniforms.

Classic book translation. Hard to find. Not in stores.
Who's Online
0 registered (), 154 Guests and 3 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Newest Members
FuYuan, chilin, simple, Max8811, Aanna
23127 Registered Users
Top Posters (30 Days)
Max8811 1
jakmak52 1
cxt 1
Su M Tu W Th F Sa
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 31
New Topics
Championship Kata/Forms Techniques
by jakmak52
12/22/16 03:55 PM
Pregnancy and training
04/23/06 02:31 AM
Recent Posts
Pregnancy and training
by Max8811
08/14/17 11:23 AM
Championship Kata/Forms Techniques
by cxt
08/04/17 10:25 PM
Forum Stats
23127 Members
36 Forums
35678 Topics
432719 Posts

Max Online: 424 @ 09/24/13 10:38 PM
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
Topic Options
#132438 - 06/11/03 06:34 PM finding a secondary art
BBB Offline

Registered: 05/11/03
Posts: 90
Loc: California
Its me again, so I'll get right to it.
This summer I have a chance to try another art for 3 months and 3 months only. I'm a newcomer blackbelt in Kempo and 16 years old.
anyway, i need to find an art that'll get right to improving my fighting or grappling abilities rather than spend my only 3 months of training teaching me basic stuff i learned when i was a white belt (since i only get 3 months) I was thinking maybe kickboxing but i'm not sure, any advice?

#132439 - 06/11/03 09:56 PM Re: finding a secondary art
Ender Offline
Professional Poster

Registered: 04/29/03
Posts: 2253
Loc: Burlington, Ontario, Canada
depends on the club.

#132440 - 06/12/03 08:45 AM Re: finding a secondary art
JohnL Offline
Professional Poster

Registered: 03/24/03
Posts: 4309
Loc: NY, NY, USA
Find a club local to you where you're going to be for the 3 months.

Go in and look at a couple of classes.

Talk to the instructor and explain what you want to do.

What you do next depends on the response you get. If he's receptive to your needs, go for it. If not, repeat the process at another club.


#132441 - 08/07/03 02:07 AM Re: finding a secondary art
Gargoyle Offline

Registered: 08/04/03
Posts: 10
Loc: Davinport, FL, USA
First I'd like to say that I am Dyslexic and am sorry about all the spelling errors.
It sounds like you have found a strong striking MA. You might want to look into a grappling style. No mater how good you get at punch kick you should have some knowledge of how to deal with someone that grabs you (this does goes both ways) Judo or Greco-Roman wrestling are good giving you the basics in short order ie: 3 mounts.

#132442 - 08/07/03 04:21 AM Re: finding a secondary art

I would consider jujitsu or aikido. If you find the right instructor, it could compliment what you already know. Like John says, you will need to explain to the instructor what you are after. A good one would be happy to help.

#132443 - 08/07/03 05:44 AM Re: finding a secondary art
UKfightfreak Offline
Professional Poster

Registered: 01/08/03
Posts: 2599
Loc: San Francisco
For 3 months only?

Judo, you get stuck in straight from the beginning - no messing about.

It is alive, you have to do it with an opponent, you can't do anything by itself plus its cheap!

Sorry Sharon although I agree that Jujitsu wouldn't be a bad idea - 3 months in Aikido and you will have learnt pretty much nothing - I mean it takes 10 years + just to get a dan grade you could get a karate Blackbelt in 3!

#132444 - 08/07/03 11:45 AM Re: finding a secondary art

Good point UKFF.

[This message has been edited by wadowoman (edited 08-07-2003).]

#132445 - 08/07/03 03:22 PM Re: finding a secondary art
BBB Offline

Registered: 05/11/03
Posts: 90
Loc: California
wow, i didn't expect this post would get replies 2 months after i posted it [IMG][/IMG]

thanks for all your advice. However, a while a go i was pleasantly surprised that my Kempo instructor has also studied brazillian jiujitsu and was willing to teach me that for free. Plus, sense it is free I am able to continue the lessons permanently instead of just for 3 months.

Once again, thanks for all your input.

#132446 - 08/07/03 04:26 PM Re: finding a secondary art

That's great BBB, enjoy!

#132447 - 08/07/03 05:35 PM Re: finding a secondary art
Reiki Offline
Professional Poster

Registered: 05/30/02
Posts: 3403
Loc: MiddleEarth
That's great news!
BJJ is wonderful for improving your grappling skills

you go for it and enjoy!

Page 1 of 2 1 2 >

Moderator:  Cord, MattJ, Reiki, tkd_high_green 

Action Ads
1.5 Million Plus Page Views
Only $89

Self Defense
Offering stun guns, pepper spray, tasers and other self defense products not available in stores.

Pepper Spray
Online distributor of self defense supplies like videos, stun guns, Tasers and more.

Spy Cameras
Surveillance, Hidden Cameras, Nanny Cams, Digital Recorders, Spy Equipment, Pocket DVR's and more

Stun Gun
Wholesale Directlhy to the Public! Stun gun and Taser Guns and personal protection products. Keep your loved ones at home safe!


Unbreakable Unbrella

krav maga