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Tempest
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 1:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kendo. Looks like it would be a lot of fun.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 1:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

found Kendo a bit to dull for me....but I was a kid and a bit excitable.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 25, 2014 9:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Judo or some full contact karate
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 25, 2014 11:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tai Ji Quan or Applied Wu shu. Only if I could find some!
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 16, 2014 4:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A lot of great styles mentioned. I "cross train" in haidong gumdo! I have always had a passion for karate and boxing styles but haidong gumdo is an incredible art for leg strength and focus. Also very good for upper body as we'll. haidong gumdo is Korean swordsmanship for those that don't know!

I think the important thing is IF your going to cross train in an art it should be as different as possible, IF it is going to have the maximum benefit!
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Styles: Shindokan Saitou-ryu [Shuri-te/Okinawa-te based]

PostPosted: Sun Mar 16, 2014 2:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Luther unleashed wrote:
A lot of great styles mentioned. I "cross train" in haidong gumdo! I have always had a passion for karate and boxing styles but haidong gumdo is an incredible art for leg strength and focus. Also very good for upper body as we'll. haidong gumdo is Korean swordsmanship for those that don't know!

I think the important thing is IF your going to cross train in an art it should be as different as possible, IF it is going to have the maximum benefit!

However, said MA should be effective before it becomes different, imho. Otherwise, it's just different the wrong way.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 17, 2014 10:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

sensei8 wrote:
Luther unleashed wrote:
A lot of great styles mentioned. I "cross train" in haidong gumdo! I have always had a passion for karate and boxing styles but haidong gumdo is an incredible art for leg strength and focus. Also very good for upper body as we'll. haidong gumdo is Korean swordsmanship for those that don't know!

I think the important thing is IF your going to cross train in an art it should be as different as possible, IF it is going to have the maximum benefit!

However, said MA should be effective before it becomes different, imho. Otherwise, it's just different the wrong way.



Ahh, but the question is... Effective for what?some people take martial arts purely for fun, or health, or to say "I DID IT"! I totally agree, but what makes I effective?

An example if I may,

First I take haidong gumdo, Korean sword (not sure if you saw the video I posted in Korean section, but you should check it out if not) it is useless without a sword, making it not effective at all to me BECAUSE it's extremely unlikely I'll ever pull out a sword for any reason! I already practice a martial art for self defense, focus, and many other benefits, BUT, sword adds an element of more focus, beauty, and strength training that builds strength in a different way then karate thus making it effective for what I want to get out go it!

Therefore, the effectiveness is in the eye of the practitioner IMHO
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Joined: 26 Jul 2013
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Styles: Matsubayashi-Ryu (Shorin-Ryu), Hung Gar (Hung Siu Lum)

PostPosted: Mon Mar 17, 2014 9:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Japanese jujutsu/judo
Iaido
Ancient/medieval Western martial art of some kind - I just thought it would be interesting to learn the martial way of the Roman Legionnaire, or Greek Hoplite, or Italian/English Longsword, etc...
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 17, 2014 10:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would do Krav Maga or kickboxing
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sensei8
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Joined: 23 Feb 2008
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Styles: Shindokan Saitou-ryu [Shuri-te/Okinawa-te based]

PostPosted: Sat Mar 22, 2014 6:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Luther unleashed wrote:
sensei8 wrote:
Luther unleashed wrote:
A lot of great styles mentioned. I "cross train" in haidong gumdo! I have always had a passion for karate and boxing styles but haidong gumdo is an incredible art for leg strength and focus. Also very good for upper body as we'll. haidong gumdo is Korean swordsmanship for those that don't know!

I think the important thing is IF your going to cross train in an art it should be as different as possible, IF it is going to have the maximum benefit!

However, said MA should be effective before it becomes different, imho. Otherwise, it's just different the wrong way.



Ahh, but the question is... Effective for what?some people take martial arts purely for fun, or health, or to say "I DID IT"! I totally agree, but what makes I effective?

An example if I may,

First I take haidong gumdo, Korean sword (not sure if you saw the video I posted in Korean section, but you should check it out if not) it is useless without a sword, making it not effective at all to me BECAUSE it's extremely unlikely I'll ever pull out a sword for any reason! I already practice a martial art for self defense, focus, and many other benefits, BUT, sword adds an element of more focus, beauty, and strength training that builds strength in a different way then karate thus making it effective for what I want to get out go it!

Therefore, the effectiveness is in the eye of the practitioner IMHO

To the bold type above...

Effective for ones sake!!

Being a proponent of the MA because it's fun or healthy or "I did it", imho, is a waste of valuable time that could've been used for something else, other than the MA.



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