Martial arts (Page 6)
svsurfer: Kickboxing and brazillian no gi jiu jitsu here. If anyones from Vancouver holla, we can traaaaaaiiiiin!
therocketeer: so funny how some of the girls either claim to know some obscure style they have been training in for a long time, or like the other one on here that said she doesnt practice but if she did she wold train in some obscure style. please, stop trying to sound informed by mentioning obscure styles. it's so lame and we can see right through it. P.S. the number of girls on here that claim to have learned an obscure does not represent the distribution of such schools. tkd is the worlds most popular martial art and is def underrepresented in this topic. there are other styles which are under represented from the girls here too, karate and judo for example. and it's not just the girls guys do it too.
JeanYves72: Tae kwon do is far from effective. I have watched classes and have also had my little one do it for the fitness aspect. His teacher, a 6th dan, was an exceptional teacher but watching the more advanced classes as well as tournaments with the black belts I could see nothing effective about it. I've 25 years studying the arts and find it to be about as effective in a real confrontation as Judo. Good sports butb not really martial arts.
Warlordenigma: Well I'm a red belter in karate...........but u know it was about 6 yrs ago...after that i never practised it............after in a regular training fight where i kicked one of my mate so badly that he didn'tget up for some 1/2 an hr....& as a child that time i felt guilt that i should've taken it a bit easier that time....well by my bad luck i didn't attempt the next black belt camp & even left that school......
lookinside_2: @therocketeer.... what are you considering to be obscure? Just because you haven't heard of them or because you don't know anything about them doesn't mean they are "obscure". YOU just don't have a wide range of knowledge about martial arts apparently. ..And I agree with JeanYves72.
JaMiCa87: Hey ! I have been a member of Tang Soo Do Mi Guk Kwan for 10 years and love it immensely. (page 1)
♫♪ B::O::O ! ! ♫♪: I don't practice any but if I were to choose it would be Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu headed by Masaaki Hatsumi. Its a blend of 9 ancient Warrior traditions that date back to feudal Japan.
After talking with a friend about who was the most legendary Martial Artist I learned of Toshitsugu Takamatsu - the last true Ninja and searched the 'net looking for the most authentic, traditional fighting arts.
There's naturally a lot of controversy surrounding claims made by many regarding the origins and techniques of the various arts, Bujinkan Budo is no exception but I love that it is steeped in ancient history I can easily access. (page 4)
Crystal05: I m a practitioner of Chinese Martial arts, internal and external :Wushu -northern style and Taijiquan+ QI gong... it's been like 6 years that i train now and somehow it has transformed my life.Not really interested in the fighting aspect of it, but for the love of it! :-) (page4)
KanZ: I do Savate, it's very technical and very elegant, and not less effective for all that. (page 5)
by obscure i basically mean anything that is not tkd, karate, or judo. my point was that the number of people claiming obscure styles does not fight the distribution. in simpler words, chances are if you took martial arts it was either tkd, karate, or judo. anyone can say anything in real life, and especially more so on the internet. but when people claim to have experience in obscure styles, it's because the odds of someone actually knowing that style are rare so chances are no one will question their credibility.
JeanYves72: All of the arts you have shown are not obscure though. I myself am a student of the Bujinkan. Tang Soo Do is Korean and is the style the Chuck Norris studied in the 60's before he formed his own organisation. Wushu, Taiji quan and Qi gong are all studied by millions of Chinese in China. Savate is French and was developed by French sailers a couple of hundred years ago for fighting aboard ships. None of these are obscure as they have been around for a while and are studied by many and have been for years.
Oh, and thanks Rocketeer.
therocketeer: look in the yellow pages under martial arts and tell me how many tkd and karate schools you see and how many of the other styles you see and then we can continue this conversation. idk what you are thanking me for.
JeanYves72: Well i like to have a chance to use some of my knowledge on the martial arts and it's not often that I get a chance to. There are many spin offs on the more traditional styles only because students have broken away. Each decade in the West hasd like a theme art that is obsessed over and creates instant masters. In the 50's it was Judo, 60's it was Karate, 70's, thanks to Bruce Lee, it was Kung Fu, 80's it was Ninjutsu thanks to Stephen K.Hayes, 90's it was Muay Thai and MMA has been the 'flavour of the month' for the first decade of the new Millenium. All with their attendant instant masters who have learnt from some obscure and unknown master.
Just because there are many different kinds of schools of the one art does not mean that it is popular as a school may only have a couple of students and many may not be authentic as well with the qualifications of the sensei.
lookinside_2: @Rocketeer... none of the forms you mentioned are obscure. I've seen all of them in competition plenty of times. Are you currently in any type of martial arts or have you actually ever trained in any style? If not, then you have no room to talk. The people on here who claim to have trained in whatever they say can be telling the truth. If you have trained... then perhaps you didn't take the time to learn about other systems and styles. I hardly find any of the martial arts forms you used as an example, "obscure".
therocketeer: @lookinside_2: no, i don't have to have trained to talk. i told you what my definition of obscure was, anything other than tkd karate or judo. look in the yellow pages and see what you find. anyone can say anything on the internet, so what's the point of making claims?
lookinside_2: Well I think you just sound like a know-it-all when you say things like that.
So what if it's on the internet? Even if people make false claims it makes no difference if you sit behind your keyboard and tell them they are wrong. You sound like one of those dumb bimbo girls who tries to argue about the mechanics of a car just because she drives one...
JeanYves72: I agree with you totally lookinside. Rocketeer, Tae Kwon Do is a relatively new art as well as Judo. Karate is an art that is older. You forget that Europe has martial styles as well as does China, the Phillipines, India etc. Anyone could put an add in the yellow pages, doesn't mean that it is a real art. As for not being trained then how could you understand the martial arts without a background in them. Like a person trying to discuss brain surgery without being a neurosurgeon.
therocketeer: the knowitalls are the posters i referred to, including you. i sound like a know it all? you're the one that took the liberty to tell the internet you're a nidan, whatever the hell that is lol.