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I recently started karate under the Shotokan discipline and will be testing for my yellow belt soon. Not exactly a high achievement, but I'm really enjoying it and my sensei is a badass.

Anybody else in The Pit practice Karate? Kung Fu? Jiujutsu? Taekwondo? Judo? Ninjustsu? Anything outside of the Pro Wrestling Thread? Any benefits aside from being able to defend yourself?
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I practice Kenpo !
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I did Tae Kwon Do and quite some others, only thing i can say is explore before you settle for a specific. Every art has its own personality.
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I recently started karate under the Shotokan discipline and will be testing for my yellow belt soon. Not exactly a high achievement, but I'm really enjoying it and my sensei is a badass.

Anybody else in The Pit practice Karate? Kung Fu? Jiujutsu? Taekwondo? Judo? Ninjustsu? Anything outside of the Pro Wrestling Thread? Any benefits aside from being able to defend yourself?

**** that man. Of course it's a great achievement as long as you keep training.

I reached blue belt in ITF Taekwon Do and had to stop because it collided with my hours at college. I was lucky to have a great trainer. Omar Merodio, 7th dan, and direct student of Hector Marano, 9th dan, who is a big figure in ITF.

I liked it. I wouldn't say that it helps me defend myself (you don't want to throw a roundkick at a robber), but I found it to be a great sport. It for sure improved my reflexes and how I react to sudden events.
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#13
No, however it could be something I'd look into in the future to help keep fit and what not.
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I did Tae Kwon Do and quite some others, only thing i can say is explore before you settle for a specific. Every art has its own personality.


The Taekwondo dojo in my area burned down. On of the guys who attended that dojo is in my karate class. Etiquettte must be a big deal in Taekwondo. The guy responded to everything the sensei says like he's speaking to a drill sergeant.

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**** that man. Of course it's a great achievement as long as you keep training.


What I meant to say was that I didn't start a thread to talk about how cool I am because I've been doing karate for seven weeks. I'm proud to have the approtubnity to test and would like to continue doing this for a long time.

For the guys who practice this stuff, does practical application come with time and training, or is it a naturally reactive mind that allows you to react properly?
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The Taekwondo dojo in my area burned down. On of the guys who attended that dojo is in my karate class. Etiquettte must be a big deal in Taekwondo. The guy responded to everything the sensei says like he's speaking to a drill sergeant.

Depends on the trainer. My first trainer actually kicked a parent off an exam because the parent's cellphone rang and he accepted the call. He then proceeded to lecture the other parents on how they don't respect their own children by not turning off the cellphones, and then kept on with the exam. However, he was very cool on other times and sometimes organized free trainings on the beach, etc...
Then I trained for two weeks with other trainer after moving city, and he was very chill. Then I changed trainer again, and the other one kept a lot of focus on respect and all that too.
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#17
I want to do Krav Maga. Its practical, and it's a helluva workout. But, finding a teacher is not the easiest thing. Especially in rural Pennsylvania.

Past that, nothing has really caught my interest.

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#18
I got my black belt in taekwondo last year. My trainer was pretty strict but he was more lenient with the older people.
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I want to do Krav Maga. Its practical, and it's a helluva workout. But, finding a teacher is not the easiest thing. Especially in rural Pennsylvania.

Past that, nothing has really caught my interest.


Don't know much about Krav Maga. Saw an episode of Simpsons where some chick kept kneeing Bart in the nads. Called it Krav Maga. Looked pretty rad.

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My trainer was pretty strict but he was more lenient with the older people.


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#20
I've done muay thai for about six months now, I'm really liking it, but it's a very technical fighting style, and the teacher will really beat on you if he sees something wrong with your form.
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For the guys who practice this stuff, does practical application come with time and training, or is it a naturally reactive mind that allows you to react properly?



It's kind of a combination. Techniques in class, fine. Techniques outside of class, a whole new world. Trust me on that part. You have to have that be ready for the impossible mind set. But of course it is always neccessary to focus. sorry if i haven't exactly answered your question
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#23
general martial arts for about 9 years now, its kept me in shape, shaped me as a person and taught me many life lessons, and has been a huge part of my life for a whhile now!

going to uni in september though, and im staying in res which is like 2 and a half to 3 hours away so i wont be able to attend my academy:/ have to keep training by myself or with anyone i can find up there!

keep it up and after a while youll know if its the right thing for you or not!
#26
ive been doing Taekowdo for 7 years. im a second degree black belt so if anyone really messes with me i tear thier jaw outta thier skull.
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#27
4 Years of Aikido, 3 of Karate.

Thinking about getting back into karate if everything works out.

As for self defense, the best way to develop it is sparing. Spar spar spar spar spar.
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4 Years of Aikido, 3 of Karate.

Thinking about getting back into karate if everything works out.

As for self defense, the best way to develop it is sparing. Spar spar spar spar spar.


I'm sure we'll all get into that after our basics are tight. Right now I'm only attending the beginnner's class and I can attend the advanced class after my yellow belt is won. I expect the sparring will start here. We do a little bit, but it's the very simple and choreographed stuff so the inexperienced guys like me don't get hurt.
#29
I've done Shotokan for a few years now, currently a brown belt, I'd say it's an easy way to get in exercise along with self defense. And I'm pretty sure there's a martial arts thread, just search it. <---Isn't meant to be a searchbar insult.
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#32
I've practiced karate, judo, some muay thai and jujitsu for years. I even help train folks in karate and judo on occasion at my friend's dojo. I love it.

edit: I've learned a few Shaolin techniques that come in handy as well.
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#33
im a black belt in kajukenbo, which has shotokan, jujisu, kenpo and chinese boxing in the mix. i like it cause it has alot of focus on ground training, cause about 90% of all fights end up hitting the ground at some point. so i was trained with alot of quick finish stuff, like wax on, dip the hell out before the cops are called.
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#36
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I'm sure we'll all get into that after our basics are tight. Right now I'm only attending the beginnner's class and I can attend the advanced class after my yellow belt is won. I expect the sparring will start here. We do a little bit, but it's the very simple and choreographed stuff so the inexperienced guys like me don't get hurt.


Then find a freind. I taught a freind some basic strikes, blocks and footwork and we spar all the time. He had no previous training.
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The Taekwondo dojo in my area burned down. On of the guys who attended that dojo is in my karate class. Etiquettte must be a big deal in Taekwondo. The guy responded to everything the sensei says like he's speaking to a drill sergeant.


What I meant to say was that I didn't start a thread to talk about how cool I am because I've been doing karate for seven weeks. I'm proud to have the approtubnity to test and would like to continue doing this for a long time.

For the guys who practice this stuff, does practical application come with time and training, or is it a naturally reactive mind that allows you to react properly?

Dojo is Japanese - Dojang is the Korean term for training hall.

I did ITF Taekwondo and Hapkido for 8 years when I was younger, and train in Hayashi-Ha Shito-ryu Karate currently.

Couldn't imagine my life without martial arts.
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#38
I'd love to start. But I have no money really, that and I can never really bring myself to get over feeling silly starting something akin to Martial Arts.
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im a black belt in kajukenbo, which has shotokan, jujisu, kenpo and chinese boxing in the mix. i like it cause it has alot of focus on ground training, cause about 90% of all fights end up hitting the ground at some point. so i was trained with alot of quick finish stuff, like wax on, dip the hell out before the cops are called.

I'd love to know where you got that stat.
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