Drill: Jassy you're so lucky. I've always wished I was born into a family of martial artists. Its never too late you know.
Nosferatu: Most martial art schools are so fake. Those wannabee's pop up everywhere like McDonald's chains and the guys don't even know what they're talking about. They lie to their students and say bullshit like they trained 6 Navy SEAL's. Most of them couldn't handle a real fight if they got in one and the techniques aren't practical for real life. Save yourself some money and don't bother going.
Drill: Nosferatu, I don't respect anything you have to say. I'm sure you feel the same way. Please refrain from commenting any further on any of my topics or posts.
crazyhill: haha,I love chinese kong-fu.But it's so tough to become a person,like Jacket Chan and Jet Lee.Maybe I should stay inside,and watch movie instead.
BigCitySlicker: I took karate when I was about pre-teen age. I was impatiant and quit after a few weeks. I wish today that I hadn't
Trollock2: Nosferatu probably has never stood toe to toe with an experienced Muay Thai boxer. If he had he wouldn't be so cocky.
Nosferatu: I took martial arts briefly and even the experienced veterans admitted all that fancy footwork was no use in a real fight. That's why that nerdy kid at school who got a black belt was clobbered by a six foot bully.
nikhail: Sup,i dont practice any martial art in specific but i go to the gym/club thats more all around mma kind of a well rounded thing mainly just sparing, either boxing or grappling on the ground, not like a class of people all practicing a specific style.
BTW nos is actually right with some of what he says alot of people are really "high level" martial artists in there specific art but its actually not very practical, but when its a real Fight or even a good sparring match its compleatly different. Like ali said everybodys got a plan until they get hit
Passionate: Hi Drill,
I studied Okinawan Karate. My dojo was not commercial, and had a lineage going way back to it's origins, so it was formal to the nth degree. It was extremely difficult, and so could never be done commercially (i.e., as a business). On average, only 1 out of 32 students got thier first belt. After that, the numbers dropped off dramatically.
We trained to the point of almost passing out (for some). After a hard physical workout, we were expected to do our kata's perfectly. If we showed that we were tired, our sensei would say, "what are you going to do in a fight, say that you're tired?". Each new student was told that if they were there for sport, quit. We were there to know how to end a fight in seconds. Absolutely no BS! No smiles, no informality, no kidding. Pure descipline.
We fought bear fisted when only hitting the body. When full contact everywhere, we wore small cloth gloves. The emphasis was Kata (form), and not Kumite (fighting). It has to be hard and perfect. Everything had purpose.
If when fighting we did not block well, we had to fight without defense. If our offense was inadiquate (i.e., lack of punches or kicks), we were not allowed to punch at all.
We were also taught philosophy and respect. We were also taught to run from a fight.
If you'd like to know more, feel free to write me.
franklin1950: i've practiced shotokan karate . probably 3 or 4 steps down from gishin funakoshi's hard core fanatical training . i progressed within my dogo , but compared to the truly skilled practicing karatica , i could never be concidered more than a want to be .
boxed [ sparred ] at several clubs for a while .
i think a mixed martial arts training would have been a more complete training .
i don't have it in me to be a fighter , but i truely enjoyed the training .
Anthony2123: hey people, i'm currently training to compete in the ufc. still early stages but the ball is rolling. i been studying martial arts from age 7, i'm now 25 and i have never missed training once. my styles are Jiu-jitsu, kickboxing, wrestling and kung-fu. none of that really matters, in the end everyone has something they are working towards. am i lethal? prob not. what belts do i have? leather ones, to keep my pants from falling. will i ever stop mma? NO
franklin1950: techniqes not taught in class ...
SEVERE TRANSITORY MANIACAL FRENZY
INTERMITTENT EXPLOSIVE DISORDER
ALotOfCornPops: i currently fight in mma. i spend most of my time practicing muay thai though. i don't mind grappling at all though i just do it so i don't go home missing an arm in a real fight.