Martial Arts Thread

ThatOneBoxThatOneBox Senior
edited 5:45AM in General Discussion
is anyone here into Martiarl arts? i thought maybe we could have a nice thread abotu it. i've been into this kind of stuff for a while, like a casul, i got into it basically through bruce lee, so i have some experience with wing chun, boxing, and grappling. i've recently been looking into capoeira,. i guess i jsut want to talk abotu different styles and see what/if anyone else is into? all styles/techniques welcome!!!

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  • Major ChulainMajor Chulain Senior
    edited 5:45AM
    everyone is a martial artist on the internet, you didnt know this? :D
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  • ThatOneBoxThatOneBox Senior
    edited 5:45AM

    everyone is a martial artist on the internet, you didnt know this? :D


    hurr hurrr.

    do you have anything to contribute?
  • Cap1Cap1 Land Lubber! Banned
    edited July 2013
    5 years Capoeira, 1 year Kung fu (pangai-noon), Currently doing some Jiu jitsu and MMA.
    But mostly I eat pizza.
  • ThatOneBoxThatOneBox Senior
    edited 5:45AM
    Cap1 wrote:

    5 years Capoeira, 1 year Kung fu (pangai-noon), Currently doing some Jiu jitsu and MMA.
    But mostly I eat pizza.


    r u being serious or wat
  • Cap1Cap1 Land Lubber! Banned
    edited 5:45AM
    I'm being serial,
    I started doing Capoeira when I was like 12-13 and by the age of 16 I trained youngins in schools. I stopped doing Capoeira before I got drafted to the army.
  • cainsithcainsith Beta Tester
    edited 5:45AM
    I've done 3 years of freestyle and Greco-Roman wrestling. Soon I would hopefully love to start taking muay thai and judo.
  • ThatOneBoxThatOneBox Senior
    edited 5:45AM
    Cap1 wrote:

    I'm being serial,
    I started doing Capoeira when I was like 12-13 and by the age of 16 I trained youngins in schools. I stopped doing Capoeira before I got drafted to the army.


    wow nice, you are my new hero. have any stories you would like to share? maybe about some times you had to defend yourself on the streets or something?


    cainsith wrote:

    I've done 3 years of freestyle and Greco-Roman wrestling. Soon I would hopefully love to start taking muay thai and judo.


    alot of people under-estimate freestyle. if you have a basic understanding of how the human body works, you can really make up some good moves, and when you use those moves against people who follow strict styles, they are going to be confused as hell.

    wresting is always good, got to have some form of grappling. Muay Thai is nasty, dem elbows.
  • cainsithcainsith Beta Tester
    edited 5:45AM
    ThatOneBox wrote:


    alot of people under-estimate freestyle. if you have a basic understanding of how the human body works, you can really make up some good moves, and when you use those moves against people who follow strict styles, they are going to be confused as hell.

    wresting is always good, got to have some form of grappling. Muay Thai is nasty, dem elbows.


    Haha I know right? Quite a few times I have surprised my friends by completely locking them up or pinning them, they saw wrestling as if it wasn't really anything special XD.

    I am mainly became interested in Muay Thai because of the fact that it uses basically your full body aka 8 point fighting ( fists, elbows, knees, shins and feet), also because they like to condition their body through cortical remodeling. Very interesting stuff and would love to try it out.

    Also what can you tell me about Capoeira? I've seen a few things on it, but it didn't really catch my eye.
  • ThatOneBoxThatOneBox Senior
    edited 5:45AM
    Capoeira was actually formed by slaves. the slaves where not allowed to defend themselves so they developed Cap as their fighting style. because it looks like dancing, the slave owners let them continue developing it, more than likely regretting it later. Cap as far as i can tell focuses on low kicks and flashy movements to distract and confuse the oppennent. the main 'stance' (the back and forth thing) called Jinga (idk abotu that spelling). the main idea behind (ginga?) is that you are constantly moving, to always avoid hits. that's pretty much what i have gathered about the art so far in light reading. Maybe Cap1 can tell you more as he has actually studied it, i just joke spar with a friend at work who taught Capoeira in Brasil. i was attracted to it because i like the music that goes with it and it jsut looks downright fun. image' />
  • ThatOneBoxThatOneBox Senior
    edited 5:45AM
    here is a .gif of the GINGA stance. (that's the proper spelling :P)
    Ginga_de_dos.gif
  • Dr. ODr. O Minister of Roggen Senior
    edited 5:45AM
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  • SharpiemanSharpieman Senior
    edited 5:45AM
    I have 6 years of Aikido under my 'belt' har har har :emot-awesome: . Some of the best training ive ever had in my life and in fact I would like to start pick up on lessons again, maybe even Krav Maga if I can find a sensei around here. Here is some information on Aikido and some great video's of aikido in action.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aikido

    "
    Aikido (Japanese: 合気道 Hepburn: Aikidō?) [a.i.ki.doː] is a Japanese martial art developed by Morihei Ueshiba as a synthesis of his martial studies, philosophy, and religious beliefs. Aikido is often translated as "the Way of unifying (with) life energy" or as "the Way of harmonious spirit." Ueshiba's goal was to create an art that practitioners could use to defend themselves while also protecting their attacker from injury.[3][4]
    Aikido is performed by blending with the motion of the attacker and redirecting the force of the attack rather than opposing it head-on. This requires very little physical strength, as the aikidōka (aikido practitioner) "leads" the attacker's momentum using entering and turning movements. The techniques are completed with various throws or joint locks
    Aikido derives mainly from the martial art of Daitō-ryū Aiki-jūjutsu, but began to diverge from it in the late 1920s, partly due to Ueshiba's involvement with the Ōmoto-kyō religion. Ueshiba's early students' documents bear the term aiki-jūjutsu.
    Ueshiba's senior students have different approaches to aikido, depending partly on when they studied with him. Today aikido is found all over the world in a number of styles, with broad ranges of interpretation and emphasis. However, they all share techniques learned from Ueshiba and most have concern for the well-being of the attacker.

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=d6n0hx2o_S8&feature=fvwp
  • cainsithcainsith Beta Tester
    edited 5:45AM
    ThatOneBox wrote:

    Capoeira was actually formed by slaves. the slaves where not allowed to defend themselves so they developed Cap as their fighting style. because it looks like dancing, the slave owners let them continue developing it, more than likely regretting it later. Cap as far as i can tell focuses on low kicks and flashy movements to distract and confuse the oppennent. the main 'stance' (the back and forth thing) called Jinga (idk abotu that spelling). the main idea behind (ginga?) is that you are constantly moving, to always avoid hits. that's pretty much what i have gathered about the art so far in light reading. Maybe Cap1 can tell you more as he has actually studied it, i just joke spar with a friend at work who taught Capoeira in Brasil. i was attracted to it because i like the music that goes with it and it jsut looks downright fun. image' />


    Very interesting, I dig the history behind it and I applaud your efforts for trying to pick it up. I'd love to try it out, or even spar against a practitioner of it. But for me It's not something I would train majorly in as I dont think it fits my body style. 6'3 broad shoulders. I'm a big dude.


    Sharpieman wrote:

    I have 6 years of Aikido under my 'belt' har har har :emot-awesome: . Some of the best training ive ever had in my life and in fact I would like to start pick up on lessons again, maybe even Krav Maga if I can find a sensei around here. Here is some information on Aikido and some great video's of aikido in action.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aikido

    "
    Aikido (Japanese: 合気道 Hepburn: Aikidō?) [a.i.ki.doː] is a Japanese martial art developed by Morihei Ueshiba as a synthesis of his martial studies, philosophy, and religious beliefs. Aikido is often translated as "the Way of unifying (with) life energy" or as "the Way of harmonious spirit." Ueshiba's goal was to create an art that practitioners could use to defend themselves while also protecting their attacker from injury.[3][4]
    Aikido is performed by blending with the motion of the attacker and redirecting the force of the attack rather than opposing it head-on. This requires very little physical strength, as the aikidōka (aikido practitioner) "leads" the attacker's momentum using entering and turning movements. The techniques are completed with various throws or joint locks
    Aikido derives mainly from the martial art of Daitō-ryū Aiki-jūjutsu, but began to diverge from it in the late 1920s, partly due to Ueshiba's involvement with the Ōmoto-kyō religion. Ueshiba's early students' documents bear the term aiki-jūjutsu.
    Ueshiba's senior students have different approaches to aikido, depending partly on when they studied with him. Today aikido is found all over the world in a number of styles, with broad ranges of interpretation and emphasis. However, they all share techniques learned from Ueshiba and most have concern for the well-being of the attacker.

    image
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=d6n0hx2o_S8&feature=fvwp



    This too is quite excellent good sir. I've looked into this just out of curiosity and really enjoy seeing it. I would love to learn some of their throws and spar with someone who knows it around here. Down here in TN there was a pretty good amount of Krav Maga teachers last I checked, don't really know about now though. But around here there is quite the selection of martial arts to choose from. I say go for it if you want to pick up lessons again. Heck you might even be able to share some insight with us and vice versa. Also think of it as a good way to relieve stress and better train yourself!
  • ChewybunnyChewybunny Land Lubber! Applicant
    edited 5:45AM
    Nice to see another Aikidoka,
    I've been doing Aikido since 1996, with a hiatus from 2003-2007 (college), and have been at it since.
  • WintersunnWintersunn Land Lubber! Senior
    edited 5:45AM
    I did Tang Soo Do for 9 years, I started 2002. I kinda regret to have stopped because I could have been so incredibly advanced now.
    I also had the chance to be part of some tournaments (worldwide, europewide).

    Great experiences, but I stopped becuause I started to dislike many people in the club.
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