FightingArts Estore
Pressure Points
From a medical professional, straight facts on where and how to hit that can save your life.
Stretching
Limber or not, anyone can add height and speed to their kicks with this method.
Calligraphy
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.

MOTOBU
Classic book translation. Hard to find. Not in stores.
Who's Online
0 registered (), 28 Guests and 2 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Newest Members
Bartfast, ZapEm, AndyLA, danacohenn, ksusanc
22906 Registered Users
Top Posters (30 Days)
Dobbersky 8
AndyLA 5
futsaowingchun 4
ergees 2
VDJ 2
August
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
Chum Kiu 2nd section applications
by futsaowingchun
08/20/14 09:54 PM
2013 World Championship Rio: The Gallery (HD)
by ergees
08/19/14 05:22 AM
Chi Sao demonstration
by futsaowingchun
08/14/14 10:57 PM
Decent Fight channel
by FrankyFruits
08/07/14 09:19 PM
2014 European Championships Cadets Athens: Videos
by ergees
08/07/14 10:00 AM
Life goes on....
by Dobbersky
08/07/14 05:59 AM
An open letter to bunkai researchers...
by Bartfast
08/05/14 04:18 PM
Applied center line theory
by futsaowingchun
07/28/14 08:55 AM
centerline concepts
by futsaowingchun
07/14/14 10:49 PM
ITF TaeKwonDo or Shotokan Karate????
by Dobbersky
07/10/14 07:14 AM
Recent Posts
Chum Kiu 2nd section applications
by futsaowingchun
08/20/14 09:54 PM
2013 World Championship Rio: The Gallery (HD)
by ergees
08/19/14 05:22 AM
ITF TaeKwonDo or Shotokan Karate????
by VDJ
08/15/14 05:46 PM
Chi Sao demonstration
by futsaowingchun
08/14/14 10:57 PM
The Karate punch
by Dobbersky
08/12/14 05:14 AM
** Introduce Yourself! **
by Dobbersky
08/11/14 05:03 AM
Decent Fight channel
by FrankyFruits
08/07/14 09:19 PM
2014 European Championships Cadets Athens: Videos
by ergees
08/07/14 10:00 AM
Life goes on....
by Dobbersky
08/07/14 05:59 AM
A post for those who might become martial artists.
by AndyLA
08/06/14 07:25 AM
Forum Stats
22906 Members
36 Forums
35571 Topics
432473 Posts

Max Online: 424 @ 09/24/13 10:38 PM
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
Topic Options
#347076 - 06/15/07 01:06 PM My 3 Martial Arts
WhiteDragon11 Offline
Veteran

Registered: 05/02/07
Posts: 1165
Loc: Florida, United States
Ever since I got onto this forum (not that long ago), I got more interested in ground fighting, throws, and grapples. I also got to watching Ultimate Fighter and realized most of their fighting is on the ground and is pinning. Posting the Escaping from Football Tackle has also gotten me feedback to join Judo and other grappling styles.
Now that I have thought through what I want, I have found 3 different arts I want to learn. I like doing stand up fighting so I do kungfu now. I have also become interest in learning Judo, I want to learn the take downs and ways to get out of them. Then for my love for the martial arts movies, I am going to take an Extreme Martial Arts focusing on more of the aerial kicks and fancy stuff.
How do you guys think this is? Is it too many styles? What I would do is the kungfu twice a week. The extreme martial arts style once a week, due to it is the least important in my opinion. Then Judo twice a week. That way I could have the weekends to practice all the styles and get it down. I know I would need more practice. But practicing Judo and Kungfu 4 times a week, is good training in my opinion. Then Extreme martial arts 1 time a week plus practicing them on weekends would get 3 days of practice for that.


Edited by WhiteDragon11 (06/15/07 01:08 PM)

Top
#347077 - 06/15/07 01:15 PM Re: My 3 Martial Arts [Re: WhiteDragon11]
MattJ Offline
Free Rhinoplasty!
Prolific

Registered: 11/25/04
Posts: 15634
Loc: York PA. USA
Sounds expensive! I hope you have a good summer job.

You could also look into MMA, which integrates stand-up and ground-fighting more easily than studying two or more seperate arts.
_________________________
"In case you ever wondered what it's like to be knocked out, it's like waking up from a nightmare only to discover it wasn't a dream." -Forrest Griffin

Top
#347078 - 06/15/07 01:17 PM Re: My 3 Martial Arts [Re: MattJ]
WhiteDragon11 Offline
Veteran

Registered: 05/02/07
Posts: 1165
Loc: Florida, United States
I will read some about MMA thank you. Ha I dont have any job to young to work, I can get a job next summer. I think my parents will support me because they would be paying for school sports instead which arent cheap at all. But yeah I totally forgot about price.

Top
#347079 - 06/15/07 02:33 PM Re: My 3 Martial Arts [Re: WhiteDragon11]
hedkikr Offline
Professional Poster

Registered: 02/28/05
Posts: 2827
Loc: Southern California, USA
IMHO, I think that you're "overloading @ the buffet". I always give the same advice: get proficient in one MA before learning another but by all means, don't try 3 @ once.

BTW: Extreme Martial Arts is neither "Extreme" nor a "Martial Art". It's dancing. If you're into performance w/o concern for self-defense...fine but keep in mind, you'll only impress those who don't have a clue (about MA) & be a joke to those who really train (your KF & Judo buddies).

Hope you give this some serious thought.

owari

Top
#347080 - 06/15/07 02:33 PM Re: My 3 Martial Arts [Re: WhiteDragon11]
WhiteDragon11 Offline
Veteran

Registered: 05/02/07
Posts: 1165
Loc: Florida, United States
K Matt I read through the MMA Forums and I think I would rather take out the extreme martial arts and Judo for BJJ. It has the grappling and ground fighting.

Top
#347081 - 06/15/07 09:39 PM Re: My 3 Martial Arts [Re: WhiteDragon11]
Taison Offline
The Forum Dragon
Professional Poster

Registered: 09/06/05
Posts: 3629
Loc: BKK, Thailand
If you want to be really good at MA, take on art and stick to it for a couple of years.

Don't overload yourself, because you'll just end up sore and tired, but most of all, confused.

Judo for BJJ?? Oh well, every man have different tastes. Let me ask you, which one do you like better? To be on the ground pounding, or standing? If you like ground-work, then go for BJJ, if you like fighting vertically, then go for Judo. They're the same animal different emphasis.

Go get a girl-friend or something. You're still young, enjoy life and only let MA take up a day or two in your normal week. Too much is pushing it, you'll lose out on the little thing I wish I still have called "life".

-Taison out
_________________________
I got two fists.. Don't make me use my head as well!

Top
#347082 - 06/15/07 10:43 PM Re: My 3 Martial Arts [Re: Taison]
WhiteDragon11 Offline
Veteran

Registered: 05/02/07
Posts: 1165
Loc: Florida, United States
Haha I dont need a girlfriend to have fun with one. Yeah, new thing is friends with benefits going back to the 70s.
I would rather standing so I guess bjj is good for me. This is just an idea though. I might just have to do other martial arts when i get older.

Top
#347083 - 06/16/07 12:50 AM Re: My 3 Martial Arts [Re: WhiteDragon11]
pepto_bismol Offline
infinite kudos

Registered: 03/04/06
Posts: 480
Quote:

Haha I dont need a girlfriend to have fun with one. Yeah, new thing is friends with benefits going back to the 70s.







Sure...

anyway... buffet line...

as the monk in a poorly dubbed kung fu movie said

"Jack of all trades, master of none. Pity, pity."

I did the same thing as you for a few years, I bounced in between differant styles (karate, ving tsun, boxing, wrestling)

Now I am just doing bjj and wrestling. I guess in the end you have to ask yourself "What do I want to gain from my training the most?" Is it a good ground game, a good stand up game, fancy kicks, a rock hard body etc. Then devote most of your time to training and classes that will help you achieve your goal the quickest.

For me, I chose ground game, then conditioning... hence the bjj and wrestling.

Dragon, what is it you want to gain the most from your training?
_________________________
YAY pepto bismol! No... not... kryptonite

Top
#347084 - 06/16/07 12:55 AM Re: My 3 Martial Arts [Re: WhiteDragon11]
Taison Offline
The Forum Dragon
Professional Poster

Registered: 09/06/05
Posts: 3629
Loc: BKK, Thailand
Standing?

Then it's better to take Judo.

BJJ is for emphasising ground-work.

But in the end, I suggest doing both on and off every now and then. Like do a couple of years with Judo, then a couple of years BJJ, and then couple of years with Judo again. Repeat this cycle.

-Taison out
_________________________
I got two fists.. Don't make me use my head as well!

Top
#347085 - 06/16/07 04:01 AM Re: My 3 Martial Arts [Re: Taison]
CatnPhx Offline
Member

Registered: 07/08/05
Posts: 136
Loc: Phoenix, AZ
Just stick with your Kung Fu for now. I'm assuming you haven't been doing that for enough time to become proficient. After several years (at least 4-5), then think about something else. Don't burn yourself out ... skill takes years and you have plenty of time on your side.

By the way, once you get out from under your parents wing, you're going to have to pick just one because it will get expensive. Joining a good MMA school will save you time and money if you really want to learn stand-up and ground stuff.

Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >






Action Ads
1.5 Million Plus Page Views
Monthly
Only $89
Details

Fight Videos
Night club fight footage and street fights captured with the world's first bouncer spy cam

How to Matrix!
Learn ten times faster with new training method. Learn entire arts for as little as $10 per disk.

Self Defense
Stun guns, pepper spray, Mace and self defense products. Alarms for personal and home use.

TASER MC26C
Stop An Urban Gorilla: Get 2 FREE TASER M26C Replacement Air Cartridges With Each New TASER M26C!

 

Unbreakable Unbrella

krav maga