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#1 12 years ago

hey everyone. what do you think is the best type of martial arts? ive decided i want to take up something, something more on the offence side. but post on what you think is the best type!




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#2 12 years ago

Tai chi is good and so is karate, but i like tai kick boxing the best.




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#3 12 years ago
fr0zenhey everyone. what do you think is the best type of martial arts? ive decided i want to take up something, something more on the offence side. but post on what you think is the best type!

Just curious but why do you want to be on the offensive? Start out with defensive IMO. Jujitsu FTW




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#4 12 years ago

to be one with your body you must first be one with your soul,




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#5 12 years ago
ANZACSASto be one with your body you must first be one with your soul,

Neo?




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#6 12 years ago

i dont know i just said it........ i probley heard it somewere, if not thats my saying for now on.




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#7 12 years ago

There is no such thing as a best type of martial arts. If you see a teacher who claims this run away - he is trying to scam you.

How good a martial art is for you depends on several things; what exactly you want to do, how serious you are about learning it and how good your teachers are.

Most martial arts are not really designed for offence and if you want to learn it just to beat others up you'll miss other important parts which are often just as important as the actual fighting.

Just try out different things and pick the one which is the most fun for you.

I tried out Jiu Jitsu and Kung Fu till now. I think Jiu Jitsu is better for actually defending yourself, it involves a lot of practical techniques like throws, grapples and ground-fighting (not sure how this is called, but you learn what to do when either your, your opponent, or both are on the ground). Sometimes you also learn how to use or defend against weapons (seems to depend on the teacher). The kind of Kung Fu I learn teaches a variation of movement-combinations (google for some Wushu video and you'll get the general idea) which doesn't help you a lot with actual fighting unless you learn it for a long time. I find it more interesting because you learn also how to use a variation of weapons (everything from sticks to lances) and a lot about philosophy and medicine.




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#8 12 years ago

thanks for the reply guys! i've already started to research on the ones mentioned but ofcourse, more will be great!

Beef Flaps Just curious but why do you want to be on the offensive?[/QUOTE] i just believe that it will be more useful if i do somehow get into trouble [QUOTE=MrFancypants]Most martial arts are not really designed for offence and if you want to learn it just to beat others up you'll miss other important parts which are often just as important as the actual fighting.

nope i'm not the sort of person that just starts something for no reason and go around beating people up. i want more of an offence because on friday my friend was beaten up. he knows how to defend himself but he didnt know attack. yes, if i set my mind on something, i'll be quite serious about learning it.




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#9 12 years ago

The first martial arts I began with was Budokai, and that was a very good all round skill. After that I did around 5 or so years in Freestyle, this is loosely based on Bruce Lee's own martial arts. I learnt several defencive moves, parry's, blocks, and its the best You'll ever feel with your body after working out. Much more effective than the gym.




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#10 12 years ago

fr0zen i just believe that it will be more useful if i do somehow get into trouble

nope i'm not the sort of person that just starts something for no reason and go around beating people up. i want more of an offence because on friday my friend was beaten up. he knows how to defend himself but he didnt know attack. yes, if i set my mind on something, i'll be quite serious about learning it.

Perhaps you still could just learn self-defence, no need to attack people... Anyway, attacking is the easy part, just wait till the victim doesn't expect you to attack and use e.g. an axe... :uhm:

As for self-defence I assume Krav Maga could be useful. At least it doesn't concentrate on wierd and ineffective moves that just look cool. I don't know much about it though, but it is supposed to be really good.