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Himokiri Karate
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Joined: 13 Aug 2009
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Styles: Boxing, Korean Karate

PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:27 pm    Post subject: I am facing the toughest part of my martial arts journey! Reply with quote

I have been a member since 2009 and first time I am facing this problem in a real way. Perhaps this is something we all face but to me it cuts in to me in many layers. I have recently questioned the effectiveness of my style ( boxing/karate/kungfu) ever since I immersed my self in Sambo. This sambo is incredible!!!

Let me tell you this...

Sambo moves are actually closer to the original judo. Meanwhile modern judo has been watered down and it became its own thing. In the sambo I am learning, I feel so assured. Like I don't even feel like I could kick anyone's rear end, its the fact that it feels like coding. You add the html, the header, the body, the div and you create ornaments. Now I am new in coding and I see so much of it be like sambo.

The difficulty is the fact that I have to acknowledge that there is a martial arts style that is simply superior to my style. I don't mean in a sense of who wins in a fight. But rather an art form that instills so much metaphoric goodness. If done right, moves look clean, teachable to civilians, great for sport grappling and its combat version is good for self-defense and combat sports format. It can be taught to law enforcement, nurses, doctors and paramedics.


Overall I know that sambo learn its style from judo/boxing and various forms of miscellaneous martial arts and so its important not to get too attached in what you are practicing. For me I have reached a point where I have to give major props to a style of martial arts that is secondary for me.
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Alan Armstrong
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Joined: 28 Feb 2016
Posts: 2468


PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2019 5:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Himokiri Karate wrote:
I have been a member since 2009 and first time I am facing this problem in a real way. Perhaps this is something we all face but to me it cuts in to me in many layers. I have recently questioned the effectiveness of my style ( boxing/karate/kungfu) ever since I immersed my self in Sambo. This sambo is incredible!!!

Let me tell you this...

Sambo moves are actually closer to the original judo. Meanwhile modern judo has been watered down and it became its own thing. In the sambo I am learning, I feel so assured. Like I don't even feel like I could kick anyone's rear end, its the fact that it feels like coding. You add the html, the header, the body, the div and you create ornaments. Now I am new in coding and I see so much of it be like sambo.

The difficulty is the fact that I have to acknowledge that there is a martial arts style that is simply superior to my style. I don't mean in a sense of who wins in a fight. But rather an art form that instills so much metaphoric goodness. If done right, moves look clean, teachable to civilians, great for sport grappling and its combat version is good for self-defense and combat sports format. It can be taught to law enforcement, nurses, doctors and paramedics.


Overall I know that sambo learn its style from judo/boxing and various forms of miscellaneous martial arts and so its important not to get too attached in what you are practicing. For me I have reached a point where I have to give major props to a style of martial arts that is secondary for me.
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Fat Cobra
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Joined: 14 Jul 2018
Posts: 304
Location: Fort Drum, NY
Styles: Ryukyu Kempo

PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sometimes it takes a while to find the style that is right for you. If Sambo is it, go for it!
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bushido_man96
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Joined: 31 Mar 2006
Posts: 29283
Location: Hays, KS
Styles: Taekwondo, Combat Hapkido, Aikido, GRACIE

PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2019 5:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fat Cobra wrote:
Sometimes it takes a while to find the style that is right for you. If Sambo is it, go for it!
I agree. I think this just happens as we progress in our MA journey. It sounds like Sambo should maybe become your primary style, if you can swing that.
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pers
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Joined: 25 Dec 2004
Posts: 503
Location: England
Styles: shotokan

PostPosted: Thu Nov 07, 2019 2:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Martial art is a vehicle, you just found the right one you like to take you where you want to go.

I found mine many years ago and I am still trying to find its many features and I am happy with my first vehicle.
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Alan Armstrong
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 07, 2019 1:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What is Sambo?
https://youtu.be/fMrXKBH7Hsk


Sambo the most powerful martial art
https://youtu.be/vi6NVjcIUfw


Perhaps looking at some Sambo moves might help in seeing the realistic potentials of this topic.
https://youtu.be/m4_AEhV0Ayw


What makes Sambo so different?
https://youtu.be/XnwCkoWAFcs
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