Anyone interested in martial arts? In general I mean. Which do you study? Why did you choose those?
Is yours practical, artistic, for sport, or what?
Shigure Souen Ryu and Hiten Mitsurugi Ryu! j/k but I really do steal ideas from anime when it comes to katanas.
Wing Chun, only flaw is that it takes forever to be really great. Plus its an art that challenges itself, making some school's philosophies completely different from the next. Some are stronger and less popular, some are weaker and worldwide.
Hey, I've gotten interested into Martial Arts (A.K.A Protective Moves of Pure Awesomeness) and was wondering what styles would fit for a just-below-average-build male?
And I'll ask for any martial arts that would fit a skinny young male.
In before "Gun-kata"
using guns for martial arts is, how do i put it, a bit off course in my persective. at least, for what "gun-kata" is, doing those flippidies and turn-abouts while trying to shoot guns AND do martial arts is a bit wacky. ~_~
p.s. not saying it isn't cool though, i've seen lotsa good movies and such that involve them...... but they're movies.
I myself used to study Goju-Ryu Karate for about two years until the dojo I trained at closed down. Since our instructor held belts in Judo and Tae-Kwon Do, we learned a little bit of that as well. This was several years ago, so most of the throws/etc drills are long gone from memory.
I got into martial arts thanks to anime. After seeing tonfas, they appealed to me as wonderful weapons. Even though similar weapons are used by the US police, real tonfas attracted me much more.
Thus, I searched for a school in my town that taught that. I found a place that had tonfa in their Ryukyu kobudo system. I wasn't really interested in other weapons besides for tonfa, but I went along with it and joined anyway.
I'm a martial arts instructor.
I practice a rare in-house flavor of kung-fu.
I live in a small town somewhere in the middle of a small country somewhere in the middle of the middle east.
What should i tell you?
I've been learning Mag Krava and Bujinkan Taijutsu/toshindo for a while.
Mag Krava is simple, and very practical. The basic elements are effective, covered quickly, and are easy to learn. To be really good though- like with any martial art- you need to train constantly and continue learning new techniques as often as possible.
In any case, Krav Maga is very practical. Don't expect most instructors to be the jolly, easygoing type though. It's harsh, dirty, and simple.
I hear the Army combatives program sucks. Is this so? I don't wanna go through the hassle of getting in to it just to find out it's a bunch of useless judo crap.
I hear the Army doesn't have the luxury to invest in things that serve no immediate practical purpose.
Martial arts interest me. ._____.
The Modern Army Combatives Program (which is not what is taught in BCT if that's what you thought I was referring to) is a program that the Army did apparently have the luxury to invest in. So I'm just wondering whether it's not actually any good for real melee combat.
I like boxing with my friends if that counts,
when I was younger I studied Jujitsu
I did karate when I was about 6 or 7. I think my teacher was a scam artist though, lol. All I remember of my classes was that we stretched, then the teacher did a bunch of shadow boxing moves that seemed really complicated.
Hell the Army doesn't even have the luxury to fit its troops with body armor.
I am generally interested. Would love to learn some Aikijutsu and Jujutsu, but there aren't any classes in my neck of the woods.
Kickboxing and Greco-Roman wrestling are a good base to learn other martial arts, Kung Fu, Krav Maga, etc. I mean, even in themselves they provide a pretty decent skill-set for self defense in most situations, despite the fact that they are sports.
I am a 24 year old male who is relatively fit, but has had no training in any martial arts at all. Most of the people I know who are/were in martial arts classes started very young (like 8 or so years old). Do dojo's train older people?
course they do, that's why there are adult classes. i trained in muay thai for a while. not so much hte martial art as the boxing style. most places offer adult classes. but im in north america. it could be different elsewhere.
I practice capoeira for the fun of it
Hi I'm Cecilia and I need your help you. I'm study English and I have to do a work about hobbies and I choose Martial arts Can you help me? Tell me the reasons why I should to start to learn this dicipline
Having spent most of my days sitting down in front of a computer, I'm very, very unfit. Lately, I've been thinking about doing somehting to better it, at least a little. I’ve got no motivation to simply train using weights, but doing some kind of martial art might be a good way to go about it. I've been thinking that kendo could be fun, but I'm indecisive as fuck when it comes to these things.
>>27 probably some team oriented sport is more appropriated to get you moving.
Krav maga is very nice for self defense, or so it seems for what I've seen of it.
I think that if God wills, I'll be learning some Judo, very fun, and ideal to mix it w/ k.m.