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martial arts

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by coldmilkcup, Jun 12, 2004.

  1. coldmilkcup

    coldmilkcup Member

    Joined: Jun 10, 2002 Messages: 669 Likes Received: 0
    in the next couple of weeks i am thinking of starting some martial arts training, has anyone got any preferences or recommendations as to better disciplines. i am thinking possibly muay thai or aikido.
  2. Jackson

    Jackson Veteran Member

    Joined: May 21, 2002 Messages: 7,345 Likes Received: 122
    My friend has done shaolin for the last couple of years, that shits pretty dope, or kung fu type shit might be fun too...
  3. ODS-1

    ODS-1 Elite Member

    Joined: Jul 21, 2003 Messages: 3,575 Likes Received: 0
    Systema seems neat. Wing Chun sucks, take my word for it.
  4. S@T@N

    [email protected]@N Senior Member

    Joined: Sep 15, 2002 Messages: 1,998 Likes Received: 0

    Someone else laugh at this. Please.
  5. S@T@N

    [email protected]@N Senior Member

    Joined: Sep 15, 2002 Messages: 1,998 Likes Received: 0
    If you plan on just doing it for a little while to learn how to fight well, take
    a course in San Shou. It's basically street fighting, Kung Fu style. I took
    it for a few months and it's good if you aren't going for long term.

    However, if you are really looking to commit to a form for a while, go
    with something more serious. I suggest Bag wa zhang or Dao Chuan.

    Have fun, and be prepared to work hard.
  6. villain

    villain Veteran Member

    Joined: Jul 12, 2002 Messages: 5,190 Likes Received: 2
    Well depends what you want to do.... fisticuffs. swords, split rocks with you're head (qigong)...
    kung fu is the root of it all so keep that in mind. most kung fu these days is wushu so it's this watered down sports stuff... it's hard to find the real deal these days. My dad trained in china... anyways.... i don't know what you want to do so i don't know what to say. tae kwon do is pretty well rounded.... judo has a crazy ass pressure point system... phillipinos got some bad ass stick fighting, askrima and arnis.... i was thinking about taking some ninjitsu myself. i think i'll go do that.
  7. Vanity

    Vanity Veteran Member

    Joined: Apr 11, 2000 Messages: 7,673 Likes Received: 6
    i wish there was a larger asian population here... all we have is kenpo karate.
  8. Fabo 2

    Fabo 2 Member

    Joined: Mar 20, 2002 Messages: 345 Likes Received: 2
    avoid anything where they claim to teach you how to kill a man with your little finger
    my little brother does silat. works well for him
  9. shape1369

    shape1369 Member

    Joined: Apr 27, 2003 Messages: 557 Likes Received: 1
    ive always wanted to do capoera, its rather interesting. i used to teach myself random shit by reading books, that doesnt work so well...anywho. read up on capoera if ur lookin for somethin thats sort of showy but also fun. its a brazillian fighting style.
  10. coldmilkcup

    coldmilkcup Member

    Joined: Jun 10, 2002 Messages: 669 Likes Received: 0
    the reasoning behind me taking up martial arts isn't anything spectacular, i don't particularly care for spiritual enlightenment or any of that shit, i would say it is for self defence purposes, but if i am defending myself i would love to be able to put my foot through their neck at the same time.
  11. TheTruthHrtz

    TheTruthHrtz Junior Member

    Joined: Mar 30, 2003 Messages: 149 Likes Received: 0
    Im partial to these three in this order:
    Hsing I (linear)
    Pa Kua (Circular)
    Tai Chi (internal, mental)

    This are considered like sister arts so they work well together and compliment one another. I'd avoid
    karake or tae kwon do....but that's just me.
  12. MartySchemeR

    MartySchemeR Member

    Joined: Mar 19, 2004 Messages: 381 Likes Received: 0
    Martial arts is cool and all and its a good work out but it cant stop a bullet...;)
  13. Jackson

    Jackson Veteran Member

    Joined: May 21, 2002 Messages: 7,345 Likes Received: 122
  14. SilentBob

    SilentBob Member

    Joined: Dec 23, 2002 Messages: 683 Likes Received: 1
    I think I've said something similar in regards to body building. To be honest I'm probably not your best source of info. I havn't stuck with a martial art over 3 months and I havn't fought anyone for what feels like aggggggeesss ( I think the last time I hit anyone was roughly 6 months ago.. though I'm not sure that one counts)....

    But it seems to me all the good fighters I know are just aggressive people. They are good at fighting because they do alot of it. Conversly I know a few people who have spent years training at martial arts and while could probably kick my arse certainly would not beat anyone who has had alot of real life experience. And for that matter probably would have it in them to beat me down even though technically I'm sure they are able....

    I'm not suggesting you go and pick alot of fights with people (though if you do decide to do that, make sure you post pics) . All I'm saying is if you do a martial art, its probably not worth your while if you are doing it soley so you can fuck people up if you have to. The chances a fair few people will still be able to put it over you.

    If it helps one of the dudes I have particularly in my mind does muay thai and has been for years. He wouldn't beat a dish rag in a street fight (he's also a very gentle dude.. mabye your more ghetto fab .. who knows )
  15. alure

    alure Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002 Messages: 4,700 Likes Received: 17
    how much do martial art classes usually run? San shou sounds interesting...