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I know there's ninjas on 12oz but......

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by --zeSto--, Dec 3, 2003.

  1. --zeSto--

    --zeSto-- Veteran Member

    Joined: Jul 12, 2000 Messages: 6,979 Likes Received: 2
    .... but does anyone actually take martial arts?

    I'm really thinking about signing up to do some martial arts
    to tone up my mind, body and spirit. I was thinking of akido,
    but then I found a place right next to where I work that has
    late night classes. (well... kind of late) that teaches GoJu-Ryu.
    (a karate style). And now I've got an introductory class this saturday.

    So anyone else do martial arts?

    And remember being a kid and thinking about just how cool it would be
    to have a black belt? Well that's wasted on kids. Adults actualy have the
    time a focus to get it done. I'm not really about all the fighting, as I'm
    about the art itself, but it would be damn interesting to get into.

    Picture time!

    ^ the founder of GoJu-Ryu (GoJuKai)

    ^ awwww heeeellllllllll yeah!

    ^ I could take that in a fight! Her Yellow belt dont scare me!

  2. Abracadabra

    Abracadabra Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Dec 28, 2001 Messages: 22,906 Likes Received: 113
    i'm one of the hung long dong clan. we touch swords
  3. CAPiTA

    CAPiTA Member

    Joined: Apr 13, 2003 Messages: 667 Likes Received: 0

    Get one of those [color=888888]No, not Uma Thurman...the Katana[/color]
  4. Devilush

    Devilush 12oz Legend

    Joined: Feb 1, 2001 Messages: 17,035 Likes Received: 2
  5. WebsterUno

    WebsterUno Guest

  6. krie

    krie Guest

    Mr. Meeagi(sp) kicks ass

    i have an introductory month at a friends gym that teaches, they teach zen do kai, kick boxing, mu tai, and a few others , i really should go do it just to tone and keep fit
  7. nomadawhat

    nomadawhat Veteran Member

    Joined: Aug 24, 2001 Messages: 5,001 Likes Received: 2
    yeah, you don't want to fuck with the green belt tae-kwon-do master here. i took it about 4 years ago (my master taught bruce lee the art of breaking....things), i really enjoyed it but at the time i had school and little money. i have thought about joining a form of martial arts again, but that damn money factor keeps coming up. there is a krav-maga place right across from where i work. thats what i would like to do. talk about some ass-whooping, even though you weren't.
    oh and the one thing i hated about it was there were always so many little kids in the class. try to find adult only classes. i hated kicking those kids in the head.
  8. Dr. Dazzle

    Dr. Dazzle Veteran Member

    Joined: Nov 19, 2001 Messages: 8,147 Likes Received: 3
    I took karate when I was a little kid....I can't remember anything I learned :eek:
  9. --zeSto--

    --zeSto-- Veteran Member

    Joined: Jul 12, 2000 Messages: 6,979 Likes Received: 2
    I cant kick very high yet so the kids will have to do for the moment.
    My whole thing is I'm getting a little older (12oz grandpas represent)
    and I dont really have many of the constructive hobbies I used to have.
    You know shit like riding the skateboard for 8 hours a day or going
    biking on some mud trail in the rain. There's nothing that really makes
    me focus as like that these days.

    so anyone want to explain the belt system to me?
  10. nomadawhat

    nomadawhat Veteran Member

    Joined: Aug 24, 2001 Messages: 5,001 Likes Received: 2
    this was in tae-kwon-do, not sure how it applies to other forms...

    Signifies innocence, as that of a beginning student who has no
    previous knowledge of Taekwon-Do.

    Signifies the Earth from which a plant sprouts and takes root
    as Taekwon-Do foundation is being laid.

    Signifies the growth as the Taekwon-Do skills begins to develop
    like the green of a young plant.

    Signifies the Heaven, towards which the plant matures into a
    towering tree as training in Taekwon-Do progresses.

    Signifies danger, cautioning the student to excersise control and
    warning the opponent to stay away.

    Opposite of white, therefore, signifying the maturity and proficiency
    in Taekwon-Do. It also indicates the wearer's imperviousness to
    darkness and fear.
  11. Gunm

    Gunm Banned

    Joined: Aug 31, 2003 Messages: 12,427 Likes Received: 1
    my gf took Cho lay Fut kung fu when she was younger and she knows how to fight...i mean really fight. That girl can hit fucking hard when she wants to. I called her a bitch once and only once because when i did she ran across the room and sank her fist into my chest. i had a goddamn apple sized bruise the next day.

    There was actually an underground fight tape with her in it beating some girls ass to the ground with kung fu back in the day. it circulated around fremont for a few years and then dissapeared.
  12. WebsterUno

    WebsterUno Guest

    I dont know Karate, but I know Krazy!!!
  13. --zeSto--

    --zeSto-- Veteran Member

    Joined: Jul 12, 2000 Messages: 6,979 Likes Received: 2
    thanks nomadawhat!!!

    I found this timeline from a dojo teaching the same form.


    White Belt

    Yellow Tip
    3 Weeks

    Yellow Belt
    Taigyoku Shodan
    3 Weeks

    Orange Tip
    6 Weeks

    Orange Belt
    Taigyoku Nidan
    6 Weeks

    Green Belt
    4 Months

    Blue Belt
    5 Months

    Red Belt
    Bassai Dai
    5 Months

    Brown Belt
    Bassai Dai
    6 Months

    1st Black Tip
    6 Months

    2nd Black Tip
    6 Months

    Black Belt (Prov)
    Sepai & Sanseru
    6 Months

    1st Dan Black
    Sepai & Hangetsu
    1 Year

    2nd Dan Black
    Kanku Dai
    2 Years

    3rd Dan Black
    3 Years

    4th Dan Black
    4 Years

    and this http://www.apluskarate.com/black22.aspx breaks down all the moves and each belt.
  14. Spike

    Spike Senior Member

    Joined: Aug 31, 2002 Messages: 1,033 Likes Received: 4
    I've taken Karate, Judo and Aikido at various points and had to stop cuz of other non-related injuries...

    And the verdict is that Karate is wack. If they're teaching a full form of Aikido, including strikes, locks and the usual stuff, you will get more practical functions and much more satisfaction. I can tell you, one of the most satisfying moments in my life was grabbing hold of the arm of a dude who was twice as heavy as me, stepping two steps forward, and having the guy have to do a full flip in the air to avoid having his arm broken. Now that's ninja.

    I know a place in my area that does ninjitsu classes, but it's invite only... so I'm trying to befriend the guy that runs it. Running up walls is on the list for 2004!
  15. nomadawhat

    nomadawhat Veteran Member

    Joined: Aug 24, 2001 Messages: 5,001 Likes Received: 2
    with tae-kwon-do it was very traditional. there were belt testing ceremonies every 4 months, and the whole school would come and watch you test, so it took a while to gain your belts. if you failed or missed you'd have to wait until the next test.

    you seem like the type of person who could really get into it, the traditions, the respect, the learning. i say go for it.