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    Posted: 09-Nov-2009 at 18:51
for me, brasilian capoeira is good sport... i wish this was more like a true chat area....is there somewhere where everyone meets in real time??

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  Quote TheARRGH Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19-Feb-2009 at 00:07
Originally posted by Sarmat

 
I would prefer to know how to keep balance and avoid takedowns in the street fight, unless there is one opponent and terrain is "friendly" for the "par terre" wrestling. Smile


Both lessons which, I've noticed, often are taught by less combative arts. It's amazing how fixated many less practical methods are on keeping your balance and your center low.

Even if there was one opponent, it's not always practical to go to ground if you can just stay upright and ready. In general, grappling or locking is more awkward and often more difficult than just keeping your hands up, moving, and wearing them down. And size means a lot more when grappling than it does in a kickboxing match.

Krav-Maga is actually pretty good--most military arts are, although I do prefer the idea of just understanding the basics of balance, mobility, and precision before messing around with more complex techniques.

@Batu: I hear you about kicks--but since they have much more power and reach than a hand strike, they're good if the opponent is distracted, disoriented, or (even better) clutching at their broken nose or other injury. A kick is best used to either keep your opponent at a distance, strike to the kneecap or shin as a deterrent, and as--shall we say---a "finishing move." Don't discount kicks--just accept that you have to pick the right situation to use them.
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  Quote Sarmat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18-Feb-2009 at 22:33

Good observation Batu. I'm also sceptical about Krav-maga. Lack of sparring means a lot. And, honestly, it's very difficult if not impossible to use Krav-maga technique in a real life situation, unless you could practice it before.

I'm also kind of sceptical about the applicability of BJJ on the street. It could be indeed very helpful in one on one situation. But what if you're confronted by two and more opponents? Going to the ground with one of them could be fatal, the other guy will just kick you when you're doing the ground work.
 
I would prefer to know how to keep balance and avoid takedowns in the street fight, unless there is one opponent and terrain is "friendly" for the "par terre" wrestling. Smile
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  Quote Batu Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18-Feb-2009 at 22:18
Krav is super good;but you cant practice enough;for example you cant stab a person on the neck during the training. But in boxing;you can punch a sandbag,or even a real person. But seriously,stay away from taekwondo;its the most useless one. Most fights end up with an awkward wrestling so kicking is not enough. I advise you to consider jujutsu;I would go for that one if I could find one near me.
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  Quote TheARRGH Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17-Feb-2009 at 16:47
On average, you're quite correct...if I wanted to learn as fast and efficiently as possible to fight, I'd probably just take boxing, not Tae Kwan Do. Even better, Krav Maga or some other military system.
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  Quote Sarmat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17-Feb-2009 at 13:19

Well, the question was whether the specific MA is practical (presumably, compare to other MAs, right?) for real fighting.

So, I repeat, traditional Taekwondo is in the bottom on the list of MAs applicable to actual fighting situations.
 
Of course, a lot of things depend on a particular situation, but on the average, I do think my answer was accurate. Smile
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  Quote TheARRGH Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17-Feb-2009 at 04:52
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No, it's not practical.
 


Don't tell me we're going to have this debate again...Wink
Depends a lot on whether YOU'RE practical, mate.
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  Quote Sarmat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16-Feb-2009 at 22:48

I'm actually envying you. I really would like to try it by myself, but there are no sanda clubs in my area. Smile

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  Quote Batu Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16-Feb-2009 at 15:51
I had 2 last choices; ,boxing,sanda
Boxing is probably the most practical one,but I didnt go for that becouse it lacks creativity;there are only a few moves.
Sanda is by the way,really entertaining. The wrestling part sometimes gets boring but still;I had to go for something before I get old Tongue
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  Quote Sarmat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16-Feb-2009 at 03:29
Originally posted by Jallaludin Akbar

I'm doing Traditional Tae Kwon Do right now, but i have a question. Is taekwondo really practical for real life use or is it just for show? I know its great for cardio-fitness...but seriously which martial art is really used for practical selfdefence and not for attractive demonstration?
 
No, it's not practical.
 
 Muay Thai and boxing are very useful in real life.
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  Quote Sarmat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16-Feb-2009 at 03:26
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I am doing sanda Smile And I like it.
 
Good choice.
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  Quote Jallaludin Akbar Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16-Feb-2009 at 03:20
I'm doing Traditional Tae Kwon Do right now, but i have a question. Is taekwondo really practical for real life use or is it just for show? I know its great for cardio-fitness...but seriously which martial art is really used for practical selfdefence and not for attractive demonstration?
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  Quote Husaria Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16-Feb-2009 at 00:04
Good for you, glad to see you found what you like.
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  Quote Batu Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15-Feb-2009 at 23:45
I am doing sanda Smile And I like it.
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  Quote Suren Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21-Nov-2008 at 03:40
Originally posted by Sarmat12

Batu if you're afraid to get heart practical MAs aren't for you. Of course you can easily break you leg, neck, arm or get you head and brains damaged when you practice any form of wrestling, boxing, kick boxing etc. You'll never be able to eliminate the risk for 100%. Almost all the guys who practice boxing have their noses broken. A lot of wrestlers have differend kinds of injures. I have a serious knee injury after practicing judo for many years.
 
Perhaps aikido would be the best for you.


I have had the same problem, knee injury, when I used to practice full-contact karate, but I love full-contact. It's really hard to avoid injuries when you are practicing martial arts.
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  Quote Sarmat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21-Nov-2008 at 01:23
LOL
Obviously, not. Otherwise I would be in some other place instead of chilling out with you here guys.

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  Quote Roberts Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21-Nov-2008 at 00:28
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I have a serious knee injury after practicing judo for many years.

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  Quote Sarmat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20-Nov-2008 at 23:36
Batu if you're afraid to get heart practical MAs aren't for you. Of course you can easily break you leg, neck, arm or get you head and brains damaged when you practice any form of wrestling, boxing, kick boxing etc. You'll never be able to eliminate the risk for 100%. Almost all the guys who practice boxing have their noses broken. A lot of wrestlers have differend kinds of injures. I have a serious knee injury after practicing judo for many years.
 
Perhaps aikido would be the best for you.
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  Quote Husaria Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20-Nov-2008 at 23:05
Any stand up grappling sport such as judo,wrestling or what ever has a risk of breaking your neck but i don't care if we stayed away from anything that had a risk life would'nt be worth living.
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  Quote Batu Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20-Nov-2008 at 22:23
sanda looks very dangerous.you can even break your neck.see ,sometimes you gotta stay away from sports to be healthy.
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