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#97506 - 05/19/04 07:57 PM Training videos- Worthless or not?
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I've seen hundreds of training videos for sale by hundreds of "experts" but wondered if anybody new some good ones to recommend. I've seen a new frank shamrock series. Maybe a muay thai dvd. I know I cant expect to learn martial arts from a video but I might as well be in shape and have some knowledge before starting lessons. Any thoughts

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#97507 - 05/19/04 08:52 PM Re: Training videos- Worthless or not?
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hey man. i dunno if you like to watch training videos or something. im new to this board, and a really experianced fighter. i got a rep that i cant stand, and thats to fight. But anyways, i think traing videos are cool to watch, but if you gonna learn how to fight, its gonna be you going out and fighting people. the best fighters have a ton of experiance.

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#97508 - 05/19/04 09:09 PM Re: Training videos- Worthless or not?
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by brandnew:
I've seen hundreds of training videos for sale by hundreds of "experts" but wondered if anybody new some good ones to recommend. [/QUOTE]

Sure! There are LOTS of them! Some I would definitely recommend are:

* Matt Thornton (Functional JKD II)
* Pat Miletich's series(available from Panther Productions)

That's just two, but two that should be on ANYONE'S list!

[QUOTE]Originally posted by brandnew:
I know I cant expect to learn martial arts from a video but I might as well be in shape and have some knowledge before starting lessons. Any thoughts[/QUOTE]

Training videos are a GREAT source of referrence for your training! They are like having an alive book at your disposal. What's great about them is, you can go home and view these videos over and over again at your own leisure and pace. It's like having a private lesson on specific material that never ends. Videos are a wonderful way also, of learning material that you otherwise wouldn't have an opportunity to study (perhaps the distance for a particular school is too far to drive).

[QUOTE]Originally posted by CLUBZ:

But anyways, i think traing videos are cool to watch, but if you gonna learn how to fight, its gonna be you going out and fighting people.
[/QUOTE]

It would take HUNDREDS of fights to learn how to fight by actually going out and getting into them. That means, getting your ASS kicked MULTIPLE times before you actually start to develop skill. Even then you're likely to develop some very bad habits along the way.

It takes a LOT of repetition of correct mechanics to learn to fight for real! That's NOT going to happen by going out and getting into fights. One of those fights may bring you against an opponent who shanks you and thus "ENDS your lessons" on a permanent basis.

I would recommend finding a good gym and joining up if you're serious about learning to fight for REAL! You'll get just as much fight experience, but it won't be of the sort that "could" get your medical record closed.


-John

[This message has been edited by JKogas (edited 05-19-2004).]

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#97509 - 05/20/04 07:30 PM Re: Training videos- Worthless or not?
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thanks john. I've seen the reviews for the jkd and it looked pretty good and the panther store is great. and for the other guy if you really go out looking to fight do you always make sure you are in a situation where you know you will win or do every try for the real bad ass.. I'm sure there is something for learning bothways. good luck with that though.

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#97510 - 05/24/04 01:30 PM Re: Training videos- Worthless or not?
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I think videos, a series of photos and what not are great ways to learn. If you have a good understanding of the martial arts and are well versed in body mechanics.

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#97511 - 05/25/04 03:38 AM Re: Training videos- Worthless or not?
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I think videos are worth watching when it comes to knowing what type of martial arts you're curious about. It really doesn't help you if no proper mentor is there to guide you.

If you wanna watch cool videos, I recommend emin boztepe's wing chun videos. When I saw it the first time, I was struck with awe. Trust me! It's very practical and very useful! Although i'm not a practitioner myself, I know what art is really good!

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#97512 - 05/25/04 07:22 AM Re: Training videos- Worthless or not?
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[This message has been edited by otobeawanker (edited 05-26-2004).]

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#97513 - 05/25/04 09:16 AM Re: Training videos- Worthless or not?
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Registered: 02/04/02
Posts: 2282
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You don't even practice the art. Yet you are all *in silly voice* wang chings da best Your a poser. I can bad mouth karate because I took it for years before I realized the techniques have no real life application. I don't think one can call an art good or bad if they don't have a good understanding of most of the arts.

AND YOU FUCKING DON'T! The application of an art goes to the practictioner: YOU were SHIT.

Maybe it was because, as you say, you weren't Japanese so a muai thai round kick cracked your femur in half.

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#97514 - 05/25/04 06:24 PM Re: Training videos- Worthless or not?
otobeawanker Offline
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Registered: 06/08/04
Posts: 192
Loc: CANADA
Well you are entitled to your opinion as am I.

To call an individual person shite at Martial arts that you have never sparred is quite ridiculus.



[This message has been edited by otobeawanker (edited 05-26-2004).]

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#97515 - 05/25/04 08:05 PM Re: Training videos- Worthless or not?
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Posts: 2282
Loc: Australia
That was the most sanctimonous, hypocritical trash written here. Period.

And if I or any of the other adults hit you as hard as they can in the body with a baseball bat, you would die, you fucking moron.

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