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#1 Posted by jagernutt (16709 posts) - - Show Bio

A thread were we specifically discuss our mutual love for all things Martial Art's related. This can include personal accomplishments, favorite practitioner's, Movie's and all other Martial Arts related genre.

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#2 Posted by jagernutt (16709 posts) - - Show Bio

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#3 Posted by FullMetalEmprah (4735 posts) - - Show Bio

Awesome thread idea. I knew there were other martial artists on the Vine but it's nice to have a place to actually discuss it lol. So what styles do you guys practice?

For me I guess I'm technically an MMA guy, although Taekwondo(ITF) is probably the one with the most influence on me. I do like Kyokushin and Muay Thai too though. I've thought about improving my ground game but not sure if I should go into BJJ, Wrestling, or something else. Any opinions?

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#4 Edited by jagernutt (16709 posts) - - Show Bio

@fullmetalemprah:

I knew I couldn't be absolutely alone on here.lol. I've trained in Muay Thai, boxing, Shotokan Karate, Tangsoodo Karate, Wrestling, hung gar Kungfu, Wingchun and Aikido.

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#5 Posted by FullMetalEmprah (4735 posts) - - Show Bio

@jagernutt: What's the difference between Shotokan, Kyokushin, and Tangsoodo? I'm not a Karateka for the most part so I thought I'd ask. Also Aikido is an interesting one, what's your take on it? I've heard mixed opinions.

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#6 Edited by jagernutt (16709 posts) - - Show Bio

@fullmetalemprah:

Shotokan Karate is the most traditional form from Japan. Tangsoodo Karate is the Koreanized version of Shotokan Karate left over from the Japanese occupation of Korean during WW2. They taught the Koreans Karate. Chuck Norris made Tangsoodo Karate famous. I don't really remember the exact difference with Kyokushin.

Aikido is okay if you add it to something else. I wouldn't recommend it as your primary self defense technique as it's extremely technical in terms of practical usage. Basically it's small joint manipulation whereas jujitsu is large joint manipulation..

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#7 Posted by FullMetalEmprah (4735 posts) - - Show Bio

@jagernutt: Ahh cool. I was interested in some more Japanese styles so thought I'd ask. I know that they're fond of front kick variations lol.

Yeah that's sort of how I feel about joint manipulation in general. I don't think it's entirely useless but at the same time it needs striking and groundwork to compliment it well. Then again I won't rail against Aikidoka too much considering my own art can get a bad rep at times, even though that's more because WTF is bigger than ITF in popularity(them aerials).

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#8 Posted by deactivated-5bb52f8f25413 (7026 posts) - - Show Bio

My sister knows taekwondoe (is that even how you spell it idk lol)

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@fullmetalemprah:

Jujitsu is joint manipulation as well (large joint). Aikido is the cousin of Jujitsu. The big difference between standard Japanese Jujitsu and Brazilian jujitsu is that Japanese Jujitsu is meant to stay on your feet. The Gracie's developed their version for ground fighting. Jujitsu and Aikido were the standard Martial Arts of the Ancient Samurai.

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#11 Posted by Lan_Fan (14893 posts) - - Show Bio

I only know fake wrestling.

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#12 Edited by FullMetalEmprah (4735 posts) - - Show Bio

@jagernutt: Yeah, I did hear something once about how a lot of Aikido stuff was originally designed under Aikijutsu to counter someone with a weapon if you lost your own. Or at least I think it was Aikijutsu, it was long time ago during a conversation with my Japanese teacher so I might be remembering wrong.

So what's your favorite technique to perform? Figured I'd ask since we all have one lol.

Edit: That video was talking about nerve strikes, those hurt like a ***** but they aren't as bad as people think, at least they didn't paralyze me. Still hurt though.

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#13 Edited by jagernutt (16709 posts) - - Show Bio

@fullmetalemprah:

If nothing else at all for the sake of self defense? Id say learn boxing or Muay Thai. Boxing and Muay Thai are more of the fast track to effective self defense. I would say Karate but that is more technical than the other two.

Personally boxing and Muay Thai and Wrestling.

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@jagernutt: I wouldn't include any art that uses kicks for the fast track, including Muay Thai. If it's one thing I've learned it's that kicks are a big no no in a fight unless you know how to use them, and they take more training than punching. Also groundwork is useful to know but if you end up on the ground in a self-defense scenario you are in a VERY bad situation and need to get out of it as quickly as possible.

For me it's boxing for striking fundamentals taught fast(you'd still need a couple months though), and then enough BJJ/Wrestling to know how to get out a fight on the ground as quickly as possible. Granted if we're being extremely realistic the best defense is a knife or a gun. But that's not what this thread is about so yeah.xD

Note, I know most people include Muay Thai for fast SD but I think it's an art you gotta get into to truly appreciate lol.:p

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@fullmetalemprah:

Well Karate kick's and Thai league's different. Originally it took me less than a month to perform an effective Thai kick. Only one or two of those to the knee and any random stranger picking a fight with you is going to limp away if not out right collapse much faster than trying to out punch an opponent.

Muay Thai is basically just kick boxing with added benefit of Knee's and Elbows.

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@jagernutt: Yeah that's true, I still feel a bit odd recommending an art with kicks for quick SD though. It might just be where I entered martial arts with a style that's really technical with kicks so it's hard for me to personally see it.

It is worth noting though that most Average Joe's don't know a lot about fighting or condition their bodies for it, and while you never underestimate an opponent, pretty much any strike from a decently trained fighter will put them down pretty quickly. Non-fighters don't usually realize how badly a body shot can hurt.

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@fullmetalemprah:

Oh yes your correct of course. Id say traditional boxing is the fastest track. Id still place Muay Thai as a reasonable close second in terms of simplicity because it's just not all that complicated to learn.

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#19 Posted by FullMetalEmprah (4735 posts) - - Show Bio

@jagernutt: I agree, so long as the boxing gym teaches bare knuckle, otherwise your instinct might try to account for the gloves automatically and you'll leave your guard open(or so I've been told, I'm not a boxer but I do know it's a thing).

Thoughts on Kung Fu? I personally think while there are some problems with it, people hate also hate on it a little too much.

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#20 Posted by deactivated-5bb52f8f25413 (7026 posts) - - Show Bio

Remember when The Karate Kid remake was about some kid learning kungfu lol

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#21 Posted by jagernutt (16709 posts) - - Show Bio

@fullmetalemprah:

Kung fu is an umbrella term that simply means "to learn". There's no one answer to which Chinese fighting style is the most effective. Bruce Lee started out in life with Wing Chun. Wing Chun is effective at close range. My personal opinion is that Sanda is the most practical Chinese fighting system in terms of self defense. Sanda is also taught by the Chinese military and is a national sport in China. Shoalin style gets an honourable mention as well.

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@jagernutt: Actually, talking about Kung Fu brought this video to mind, I recommend watching it when you have the time. He lives and trains in Shanghai, and I find him to be very insightful on not just martial arts, but most things in general.

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#23 Posted by deactivated-5bb52f8f25413 (7026 posts) - - Show Bio

Who considers taijutsu a martial art? Lol

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#25 Posted by SpareHeadOne (6311 posts) - - Show Bio

I've learned Judo, Jujitsu, Aikido, Chidokan Karate, Tai Chi yang Chen fu form, Rhee Taekwando, World Teakwando, Muay Thai, Chinese Kempo Karate and Zen Do Kai.

I majored in Chidokan Karate which is an off shoot of shotokan. Everything else I have moulded around Chidokan.

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#27 Edited by SpareHeadOne (6311 posts) - - Show Bio

I thought taijutsu was the weaponless fighting style for ninjas?

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#30 Posted by SpareHeadOne (6311 posts) - - Show Bio

@jagernutt:

I fight with my good arm and leg in front because of Bruce Lee's fighting method and because of "Bill Superfoot Wallace's" methods

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#31 Posted by jagernutt (16709 posts) - - Show Bio

@spareheadone:

I knew someone else who did that as well. Also I'm trying to get good at that in boxing because then I'd be an effective south paw.

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#32 Posted by LeeM724 (643 posts) - - Show Bio

What did everyone think of the Canelo vs GGG rematch?

I haven't watched the fight but from what I've read of the live descriptions, Canelo deserved the decision with greater significant shots landed.

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@leem724:

I love Canelo Alvarez. But I haven't seen the fight yet either.

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#35 Posted by jagernutt (16709 posts) - - Show Bio

@spareheadone:

We've all got our strengths and weaknesses. Don't feel bad.

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#37 Posted by SpareHeadOne (6311 posts) - - Show Bio

@jagernutt:

You did hung gar

Is that crouching tiger style? All kibadache and claws?

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@spareheadone:

It was brief. Hung gar is the five animal style. Crane and tiger are included in that.

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#40 Posted by jagernutt (16709 posts) - - Show Bio

@spareheadone:

You know if Star Wars producers had any sense they'd hire this lady as a villain. CGI got nothing on this lightsaber action.

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#41 Posted by mrmonster (15616 posts) - - Show Bio

I currently practice both taekwondo and krav maga. In the past, I've taken Japanese jujitsu and boxing lessons.

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#43 Posted by SpareHeadOne (6311 posts) - - Show Bio

@jagernutt:

Jade Xu! Inspirational!

She can be yoda next time.

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#44 Posted by RedHood_JayTodd (1714 posts) - - Show Bio

I have practiced Karate and Taekwondo in the past. Very rewarding experiences.

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#45 Posted by Chimeroid (9267 posts) - - Show Bio

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@jagernutt: Actually, talking about Kung Fu brought this video to mind, I recommend watching it when you have the time. He lives and trains in Shanghai, and I find him to be very insightful on not just martial arts, but most things in general.

He has his pros and cons. He is very conceited in some of his opinions and he is honestly not as good as he is making himself out to be. I respect him, and he is a good fighter, but he purposfully trolls other youtubers sometimes which is what i dislike.

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#46 Posted by Amcu (16930 posts) - - Show Bio

For the first time in my life I've started watching MMA fights. They're actually pretty entertaining.

I'd like to one day have a personal trainer and learn Krav Maga along with some of the other martial arts.

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#47 Posted by jagernutt (16709 posts) - - Show Bio

@amcu:

Hey buddy. I'm sorry I didn't tag you when you asked. I just woke up ten minutes ago.lol

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#49 Posted by Amcu (16930 posts) - - Show Bio

@amcu:

Hey buddy. I'm sorry I didn't tag you when you asked. I just woke up ten minutes ago.lol

No worries. And cool thread idea.

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#50 Posted by jagernutt (16709 posts) - - Show Bio

@amcu:

Check this out. It's from the movie Dragon " Bruce Lee story".

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