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!!!
do you have anything to contribute?
But mostly I eat pizza.
r u being serious or wat
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?
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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!
I've been doing Aikido since 1996, with a hiatus from 2003-2007 (college), and have been at it since.
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.