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So I've noticed that there are quite a few martial artists/wrestlers/fighters on UG, so I thought it would be a good idea to start a thread to discuss different types of fighting, and give people fighting tips.

I myself have a black belt in hapkido (pressure point/joint lock submission), 2nd degree black belt/certified instructor in tae kwon do (Striking and various weapons), and I just started Sambo (Submission wrestling) a few months ago. I'm thinking about going into an MMA league at some point.

To start the thread off: What is everyone's favorite style of fighting? My favorite so far has been Sambo, because it's more about how to fight a skilled opponent, rather than just someone on the street.

EDIT: Just a note to everyone looking to start martial arts: Look for a school started by an immigrant, or first generation American. Most American-owned schools focus solely on losing fat and looking cool. Beware of chains like Tiger Schulman's in particular.
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Last edited by MetalMilitia212 at Apr 6, 2008,
#4
i myself am not trained in martial arts, but i stand strong behind my Gipton kiss and rabid punches to the face
#5
this idea is good in theory.. but i smell failure. on a separate note fighting is great but people misinterpret the hell out of "fight club"
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#7
I'm 2nd brown in karate and I need to train for a whole full year before going for black. The rubbisher karate places in the area only need to train for 6 months.

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No, of Fight Club
#10
I firmly belive that the vast majority of moderately skilled martial artists would get the **** kicked out of them by an experienced fighter, lacking any form of martial arts training. Alot of disciplines seem to revolve around skills that look impressive, and athletic, yet are only effective in style based competition, as opposed to a real life scenario. Not to detract from practioneers of martial arts, I still acknowledge that it takes a great deal of skill and effort to reach a high level. I just question their effectiveness outside of a carfeully controlled practice environment, and for a fighting style, I think it has to work in real life.

In summary

'Everyone underestimates the kick in the balls.'
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The only thing I have trained hard in is Krav Maga, but I do have background in Tae Kwon Do, Jujistsu and Judo. I am currently in Krav Maga working towards my Orange Belt.
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I firmly belive that the vast majority of moderately skilled martial artists would get the **** kicked out of them by an experienced fighter, lacking any form of martial arts training. Alot of disciplines seem to revolve around skills that look impressive, and athletic, yet are only effective in style based competition, as opposed to a real life scenario. Not to detract from practioneers of martial arts, I still acknowledge that it takes a great deal of skill and effort to reach a high level. I just question their effectiveness outside of a carfeully controlled practice environment, and for a fighting style, I think it has to work in real life.

In summary

'Everyone underestimates the kick in the balls.'


Oh, I agree with you, which is why I like Krav Maga. Our favorite strikes are those to the eyes, neck and groin
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I firmly belive that the vast majority of moderately skilled martial artists would get the **** kicked out of them by an experienced fighter, lacking any form of martial arts training. Alot of disciplines seem to revolve around skills that look impressive, and athletic, yet are only effective in style based competition, as opposed to a real life scenario. Not to detract from practioneers of martial arts, I still acknowledge that it takes a great deal of skill and effort to reach a high level. I just question their effectiveness outside of a carfeully controlled practice environment, and for a fighting style, I think it has to work in real life.

In summary

'Everyone underestimates the kick in the balls.'

Don't be so ignorant. There are basics and the complex parts to martial arts.

And that Krag Mav or whatever is still a martial art and you're agreeing with him?

And also, I want to learn wing chun. It's the only art closer to streetfighting than itself.
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And that Krag Mav or whatever is still a martial art and you're agreeing with him?


Krav Maga. And yes, I slightly agree with him. I am not saying people (for example) taking Tae Kwon Do are not dangerous. I know there are many capable fighters out there with this martial art form. But where I don't find many people that take martial arts from chain places (like Tiger or Premier) to be all that strong of a fighter.

Where I take Krav, the class right before ours is a Tae Kwon Do class. I just find it odd the the majority of the kids are under 18 and black belts. I bet they are really good point fighters, but I don't think every single one of them could hold their own in a fight.
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yes im going to subscribe this ... so to begin discussion... tournament stories or just fight stories anyone? i was only in one martial arts tournament a long time ago but i got a gold medal (it was tae kwon do).. anyone else?
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#17
Ive got intermediate boxing training and lots of training from actually getting myself into fights.
#18
Ive done 6 years of Kickboxing and Muay Thai and also ive done Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for 2 now.
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#19
I did 3 years of karate and a year of judo + alot of sparring (spelling?), teacher was tough as well did alot of endurance training like running cross country bare foot not great when its winter.

But don't do much now as my teacher buggered off to australia
#20
I took Tae Kwon Do classes one summer. All my classmates were 7 year old kids. It was depressing but cool.
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I took Tae Kwon Do classes one summer. All my classmates were 7 year old kids. It was depressing but cool.


i'm hoping the cool part was how you could beat all of their asses while eating with your other hand
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Submission wrestling.

I like it because its fun, effective and realistic. I did boxing for a few years then switched to wrestling because I didnt like getting punched in the face or liver.
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I've just started Muay Thai so I'm still a complete noob but it's really good. I'm also either going to continue with it at uni or take up some form of Karate or Ju-Jitsu or whatever other martial art will let me break a man's arm in 20 different ways. It depends on how much I like Muay Thai in a few months' time.
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The only thing I have trained hard in is Krav Maga, but I do have background in Tae Kwon Do, Jujistsu and Judo. I am currently in Krav Maga working towards my Orange Belt.

I envy you so much, I've been trying to find a Krav Maga school for years .

But on the streetfighting/martial arts argument, it all depends on where you're trained. Some places, particularly striking schools, will train you to take a hit with an inch and a half of padding rather than just head v. foot. I do respect good fighters regardless of training, my best friend Sean is a bodybuilder with like a week total of martial arts experience, and I'd rather fight Jackie Chan than him.

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Submission wrestling.

I like it because its fun, effective and realistic. I did boxing for a few years then switched to wrestling because I didnt like getting punched in the face or liver.

I'm hoping to go into boxing after I get my black belt in Sambo, what did you think of it?
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I'm hoping to go into boxing after I get my black belt in Sambo, what did you think of it?

Awesome, Its definitely worth trying.
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I envy you so much, I've been trying to find a Krav Maga school for years .


Yea, I just got lucky that a guy I started working with took it got me into it. It is pretty neat. Every so often we go over to New Jersey to train with David Kahn, the head instructor of North America for the IKMA.
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I've just started Muay Thai so I'm still a complete noob but it's really good. I'm also either going to continue with it at uni or take up some form of Karate or Ju-Jitsu or whatever other martial art will let me break a man's arm in 20 different ways. It depends on how much I like Muay Thai in a few months' time.

Hapkido or Sambo for breaking arms. I'd suggest Hapkido first, since it's more self-defense based.
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Eh, i used to do tae kwon do, but didnt like it. i do Ninjitsu now.

Are you sure you know what ninjitsu is?
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Krav Maga. And yes, I slightly agree with him. I am not saying people (for example) taking Tae Kwon Do are not dangerous. I know there are many capable fighters out there with this martial art form. But where I don't find many people that take martial arts from chain places (like Tiger or Premier) to be all that strong of a fighter.

Where I take Krav, the class right before ours is a Tae Kwon Do class. I just find it odd the the majority of the kids are under 18 and black belts. I bet they are really good point fighters, but I don't think every single one of them could hold their own in a fight.

Yes, TKD is completely **** everywhere in the UK however you need to look at better clubs. I think the best in Karate is Kyokushin which is the one i go to. You have to go for a whole full year till black whilst in shotokan and TKD you have to go for 6 months.
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Are you sure you know what ninjitsu is?

It's just ninja style fighting with swords etc.
#32
Damn, all I have is a pretty hard punch, stable head (would give a nasty headbutt) and strong legs from skateboarding up til about half a year ago. As well as a level head
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Um... aren't we not supposed to talk about the fight club? First rule, hello?
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No but it would be awesome.
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Um... aren't we not supposed to talk about the fight club? First rule, hello?

First page. This joke ran its course in the first couple of posts. We're past it now.

To topic, I've been looking into a good school, but all I can find are the karate clubs through fitness places or community centers, which I'd really rather not do, so I have to wait until I can get a car and take a hike to a respectable school.
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No but it would be awesome.

We'd have to flame each other to death instead of actually fighting each other.
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