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karatekid1975
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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2002 8:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good point, guys. I see what Withers is saying about two different instructors say about one tech. I used to do the tech's the TSD way (still do sometimes) and I get "told" about it in TKD. But in TSD, it was "drilled" in my head more than it is in TKD, so I try to do it "open-minded" and mix and match. But I don't think Judo techs are so similar (like TKD and TSD) that I would mix them up. One's a stand-up art and the other is ground fighting per-say. What ya think?

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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2002 8:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello,
Right Now, im doing karate, kickboxing and freestyle jiu jitsu and its going all right.
but im agree some people can take 3 styles at the same time others can't... i think you need lots of energy, motivation and FREE time.. lol
For example, my karate and kickboxing teacher is the same.. i have 5 days a week with him so I train Karate one hour, have a rest and then kickboxing for another hour.. sometimes its a full two hours karate and the other day a full kickboxing class.. and the jiu jitsu classes are in a totally diferent Schedule 1 or 2 nights a week.
Im feeling great with this training.
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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2002 9:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

On the other hand, I know a schedule like that would kill me. A lot depends on how much physical shape you're in. I'm very dedicated to Kuk Sool and train as often as I can, but more than an hour class four times a week is too much for me physically right now. Even four a week is sometimes too much. So you have to do what's right for your physical level, not just what you can do without stressing out.

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Bon
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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2002 2:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I tend to disagree with most of you here..

I'd say do not hesitate to crosstrain, no matter what level you're at..

You have to understand crosstraining though.. Crosstraining really means training in something else to help your base art. I did kickboxing, crosstraining would be me doing boxing to work on my hands.

Most of the time when you hear crosstraining, people are referring to becoming a "well rounded martial artist", so you can fight at all ranges and you're prepared for as many possible situations that may arise.

Doing a striking art and another striking art that is completely different isn't going to help much, IMO..

I think with cross training you're looking for :

1. striking, which includes kicks, punches, elbows, knees
2. grappling, so you can fight on the ground.
3. weapons, stick fighting, knife fighting & 'chucks because I've heard a belt can be used as a chuck

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Bon
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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2002 2:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

karatekid, I'd say definitely train in judo.. I'd love to do some judo to go with my kickboxing and BJJ..

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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2002 5:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think doing Shotokan karate and Kickboxing is an excellent combination. You learn how to defend your self in karate from vertially any attack and then you can use kicboxing to increase the power of your punches and kicks and also have a really good sport. I don't think someone should do 2 Martial arts if they are struggling with one. I have already started karate coz I love fighting and its the only sport that I actually like and I am brilliant at. Some people are multi talented and are good at lots of things. I am just interested in fifgting, I am not very multi talented so thats why I love martial arts so much.
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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2002 5:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, Bon. I was seriously thinking about it, too. I did Jujitsu for a while when I did TSD (together) and it worked out well. So I think Judo would work well with TKD

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