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dethfire
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2001 8:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a red belt in tae-kwon-do but was never really successful with it because my kicks weren't very high.

What is the best martial arts for me?

1. I am Tall (6'1")
2. I am skinny (140lbs)
3. I am 18yrs old
4. I can't touch my toes
5. I dance, so I'm good with body manipulation

What art would I be most successful in given my stats?

thanks!!

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[ This Message was edited by: dethfire on 2001-10-24 10:41 ]
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moobrack
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2001 9:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have you tried Karate, I have the same stats!

Tall , 6"3
Skinny, 12stone
Can't touch my toes
Can Dance
Only 14

I can do karate with no trouble at all, you are not presured to kick very high, the techniques come from your hips(get good hip manipulation from dancing).

I have been karate training now for around 36 months and don't regret a second of it.

Tell me what you think!

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Jack
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2001 9:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't take what I say as hard fact, but mabye you would like to try out a grappling art?
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Jack
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2001 9:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Karate sounds good too, if you dont have to kick high
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dethfire
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2001 9:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

what is grappling?
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2001 4:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

a series of moves and combinations where you take people down to the floor. basically ground fighting, locks arm and leg etc. its great fun!!!
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Jack
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2001 5:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep, Grappling and the like is very good with arm locks, wrist locks, other locks, chokes, takedowns, etc.

Would suit your 'good body manipulation' skills pretty well
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dethfire
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2001 6:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

oh cool! What specific art deals with grappling? Hapkido/Judo?

[ This Message was edited by: dethfire on 2001-10-25 08:31 ]
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Karateka
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2001 9:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Judo, Jui Jitsu. Go to Kickboxing.com, there they have a run down of most major styles!

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2001 12:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have you ever thought of Kuk Sool Won? High kicks aren't quite as important as the proper technique of kicking itself. It also emphasizes flexability and conditioning, which will impove the whole process. Good luck.
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