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Bon
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2001 4:10 pm    Post subject: karate ?! Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2001 4:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds like a good idea man, what style of karate is it?

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Bon
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2001 1:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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There are always two choices, two paths to take. One is easy. And its only reward is that it's easy.


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thaiboxerken
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2001 8:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you want to get your face bloodied up just to feel tough, go ahead. Full contact sparring is not a training method, it should be used to test one's skill once in a while. Sounds like those karate guys are just a bunch of macho, tough-guy idiots. (not karate guys in general, just the ones mentioned in the post)

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Bon
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2001 2:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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There are always two choices, two paths to take. One is easy. And its only reward is that it's easy.


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thaiboxerken
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2001 2:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Depends on the instructor. Try out a trial class and see if it's something you like. You are the only one that will know what type of training you'll be able to stick with. I probably would never train in Karate.. cuz I don't like it.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2001 9:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd say if you're just starting out it's a good idea not to cross train in similar styles - it can lead to bad technique in both. Get good at one, then look to broadening your scope. If you wanna mix it a little more, try a grappling style (Judo, BJJ etc), which will not interfere with or "confuse" the techniques you are learning.
Regularly practising full contact unprotected punches to the face will teach you nothing except how to look uglier

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thaiboxerken
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2001 6:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you train in Karate.. just remember, those karate techniques don't work in the ring. You probably won't get away with lunge punches with one hand on the hip. Try to keep in mind where you are when you do technique. As far as cross-training, go ahead. I have always cross-trained from the beginning in 5 different arts.

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Karateka_latino
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2001 8:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think cross training is the way to go.
Just do it carefully and choose which styles you want to cross traing and WHY. That's very important.. Try to don't crosstrain in two thinks that are basically the same thing. Keep in mind the areas... Kicking, Punching, Trapping, Grappling and Weapons.. Try to find styles the work on those areas, and you may become a well rounded martial artist
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Valn
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2001 4:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

By the way, because your friend does crunches and push ups in his goju class it doesn't mean that all goju places do it.
For instance, I trained in goju for 12 months so far and I never did crunches or push ups.
However, in Kyokushin, shotokan, and wing chun I have done lots of work out.
In the end, I think it comes down to the instructor a lot.
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