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#428097 - 07/03/10 10:33 AM Re: TOP 10 Martial Arts & Fighting Systems [Re: VDJ]
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Hi sstefan. I wouldn't get too hung up on the "purity" of martial arts - most of them are not 'pure' at all. Many karate styles like wado-ryu, and kenpo are themselves combinations of other arts. TKD is a combined style. Many chinese systems are combined styles, and so on.

Being pure or not has very little to do with how effective something is, anyway. smile
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#428141 - 07/05/10 06:01 PM Re: TOP 10 Martial Arts & Fighting Systems [Re: MattJ]
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Just out of interest sstefan, why are these your top ten?

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#428146 - 07/06/10 12:42 PM Re: TOP 10 Martial Arts & Fighting Systems [Re: Pillars]
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@Pillars
These are my top ten because in my opinion are the most effective martial arts & fighting systems. Ofcourse everyone has his likes and dislikes.
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#428152 - 07/06/10 05:08 PM Re: TOP 10 Martial Arts & Fighting Systems [Re: sstefan]
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Yes mate, i'd gathered that. I really meant what in your opinion makes them so effective?

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#428154 - 07/06/10 05:37 PM Re: TOP 10 Martial Arts & Fighting Systems [Re: Pillars]
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I'd have to base my top ten on what I've trained in or know of.

TKD, for agility, power and endurance (as well as interesting array of foot techniqies)

Judo/wrestling - stamina, sheer guts involved in doing it, (I'll assume this would also go with BJJ but I've not done any).

Muay Thai, the toughness and emphasis on hard techniques.

Eskrima- weapons/weapon defence

Tai Chi- so damn subtle.

Boxing- the training and toughness of it.

Wing Chun- the simplicity of it (and that I'm training in it at the mo!);-)
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#428174 - 07/08/10 02:31 AM Re: TOP 10 Martial Arts & Fighting Systems [Re: trevek]
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I am using no method at all. Because such thing does not exist, it is an illusion.
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#428177 - 07/08/10 08:02 AM Re: TOP 10 Martial Arts & Fighting Systems [Re: LifesFist]
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Originally Posted By: LifesFist
I am using no method at all. Because such thing does not exist, it is an illusion.

No, an illusion is walking around in circles, convinced that you will eventually get somewhere without direction.

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#428185 - 07/08/10 11:24 AM Re: TOP 10 Martial Arts & Fighting Systems [Re: Taison]
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Originally Posted By: Taison
Chaoscombat,
Yes, firearms is as much of Martial Art training is as swords and other weaponry are also MA. If we had guns back in the heyday of China, they'd seriously develop Gun-Fu by now.-Donnie out


They did have guns back then, which worked their way into much of Asia. The early models, however, were unreliable and considered throwaway weaponry.

Kathryn
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#428186 - 07/08/10 01:05 PM Re: TOP 10 Martial Arts & Fighting Systems [Re: MastaFighta]
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Masta, do You use any particular method to make Yourself speak?
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#428190 - 07/08/10 08:02 PM Re: TOP 10 Martial Arts & Fighting Systems [Re: LifesFist]
MastaFighta Offline
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Originally Posted By: LifesFist
Masta, do You use any particular method to make Yourself speak?

Only my limited knowledge and even more limited experience.

The point I was trying to make is that having no method is the same as lacking a direction. In that without a method (a direction), we would find ourselves walking in circles, going no where, accomplishing little.

However, we shouldn't follow any given method dogmatically, resistant to scrutiny and change. Instead, we should scrutinize our methods (and allow our methods to be scrutinized) to determine their usefulness, weaknesses and strengths. And if needed, change, modify, discard them or replace them with better methods.


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