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#388142 - 03/25/08 01:06 PM TEN YEARS (ONLY) into the future..
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Ten Years into our future....

What will ~martial arts~ be doing in your view!!!!???



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#388143 - 03/25/08 01:23 PM Re: TEN YEARS (ONLY) into the future.. [Re: Ronin1966]
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In 10 years, I think all the martial art styles will divide into 2 categories: self defense and gymnastics

In 10 years I think that the self defense arts will be focusing more on gun defense, and other weapons. They will probably start training with them as well, to get a more realistic view point on self defense.

As for the fancy arts, I believe they will be radically changed to gymnastics. There will be no self defense associated with the art by that point, it will focus on looking good for the movies.

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#388144 - 03/25/08 01:36 PM Re: TEN YEARS (ONLY) into the future.. [Re: WhiteDragon11]
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In 10 years I don't see much will change.
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#388145 - 03/25/08 01:36 PM Re: TEN YEARS (ONLY) into the future.. [Re: WhiteDragon11]
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10 years? I think that SD will be more closely associated with MMA, and that training will include more resistance.
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#388146 - 03/25/08 04:05 PM Re: TEN YEARS (ONLY) into the future.. [Re: MattJ]
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Jedi mind tricks.

Looking 10 years back, with the resurgence of grappling MA and MMA, it's hard to tell what the future holds. I'm guessing at least there will be more of a focus on MA as arts, there seems to be a cycle where the "art" gains and looses emphasis. I'm guessing that traditional western MA will experience a resurgence also, although I could be wrong...
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#388147 - 03/25/08 04:30 PM Re: TEN YEARS (ONLY) into the future.. [Re: Ronin1966]
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Jeff,

In the next 10 years I belive karate, the Okinawan variations, will become a smaller, more focused set of practitioners.

They will remain apart from 'martial arts' all of the other definitions.

I also belive they will focus more on the pre-Jaapanese influcences post 1950. Things like organizations and uniforms and rank will become less meaningful for karate-ka.

Likewise distractions from training, such as tournmanets and 'cross- training' will be discouraged as too limiting to the complete study of the art.

I am also hearing of Senior karate-ka returning to intimately selecting students (only a handfull) and returning to the non-dojo, say backyard style training environment.

I don't think you can fix the add-ons, I think you have to do away with them and focus on the origins.
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#388148 - 03/25/08 04:40 PM Re: TEN YEARS (ONLY) into the future.. [Re: Victor Smith]
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That is an interesting prediction Victor, I hope you are right, for the most part.

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#388149 - 03/25/08 05:29 PM Re: TEN YEARS (ONLY) into the future.. [Re: Ronin1966]
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Ten years from now we'll probably be training to defend ourselves against things like this .

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1czBcnX1Ww

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#388150 - 03/25/08 06:36 PM Re: TEN YEARS (ONLY) into the future.. [Re: evad74]
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Quote:

Ten years from now we'll probably be training to defend ourselves against things like this .

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1czBcnX1Ww




I.......*speechless*
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#388151 - 03/25/08 06:41 PM Re: TEN YEARS (ONLY) into the future.. [Re: Ronin1966]
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I can see 10 years in the future Martial artist will be back to grass roots training SD Combat orinetated and full range and spectrum. They will concentrate on incorperating their h2h with their modern weaponary.

The reality competiton stage will have progressed to reality combat where you fight until you get armed and fight until the you can't fight anymore, we will regress to gladiator life or death training as close as we can get in the ring, judged by the crowd thumbs dows or up.

Some schools will go back to family systems/back yard or garage private classes only certain serious students with the same mindset and goals will be trained.

The point fighting as we know it will fade only be seen in movies and comic books, padded up so no one gets hurt. Point fighting will regress to bare knuckle fighting with emphasises on 1st take out combo rather 1st touch wins.

In ten years if we see 10 things will be real tough and the MA will change with the times as it always done.


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