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thaiboxerken
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2001 1:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Train in whatever you feel like training. Remember this.. The JKD concepts will work for ANY martial art, and I mean ANY and all of them. Keep in mind the concepts and you'll be able to make the most inefficient techniques even work. Shotokan is.. well, not something I would train in, but if you train keeping JKD concepts in mind, then you will excel faster than your peers.
Videos are ok to get good ideas, I think veterans of similar systems of the videos can learn from them. Beginners have a tougher time because videos don't give feedback. You can't ask a video questions. Videos won't tell you if you are doing something wrong.
It's up to you, do what feels right. Sometimes a person will go through several "systems" of martial art before they find one that appeals to them.

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iamrushman
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2001 4:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BLADE13...i see by your posts above that you have a lot of respect and consideration in your heart and that is admirable in such a young man.
as far as the videos go, i feel they are for review and ideas for a trained person not for learning a new art. (see karate kid movie).
furthermore; because you are young and must rely on your family for transportation and other things. it is most likely better for you to take whatever martial art is close to you that you may get to on your own(bus/bike/walk) as a starter art. then later when you get your drivers licence you may persue other types of martial arts. good luck in your quest.

just rushman's humble opinion.


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Karateka_latino
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Styles: Goju-Ryu Karate do; Kung Fu.

PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2001 8:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think its better if you are a begginer to learn from a intructor, get good basics and you can combine the "in person" clases with the video techniques you can learn. Luck.
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babysteffee
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2001 2:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Even if you're not a beginner, video's are a bad idea...I still do things wrong in my class, and the instructor walks around the class and corrects even the black belts.

Plus, if you learn something wrong, you don't want to end up breaking your arm, or knuckle or something if you ever do have to use it in a fight, just because you didn't know how to do it right.

About the TKD or Shotokan...I am ignorant in both, or either (??) so I don't know...but is it not a good idea to train in two different styles? I'm about to start learning Jiu Jitsu as well as Kickboxing. Or was.

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Tobias_Reece
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2001 4:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Crosstraining is fine, but the way I see it is that you could practice two martial arts that are totally different to each other eg. Jiu-jitsu and karate.

If you mix two very similar styles it will only lead to confusion.

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Karateka_latino
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2001 12:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I Know trying to learn from books and videos isn't a good idea.. But sometimes, we don't have another choice..
I understand the Point of Blade 13.. Not all the time we can have the luck to live in a place with so many good schools to train in, specially the people who live on smalls towns or 3rd world cities.
So its or either you find a style that you can find anywhere ( karate, taekwondo) and learn the things you like from videos. Or don't do martial arts at all.
That's the true for some of us. Thanks
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Joecooke007
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2001 2:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shotokan is definately worth taking! It is very effective.

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SaiFightsMS
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Styles: Shotokan, Shorin Ryu, Shi-to Ryu

PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2001 11:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So had anyone in here actually done any work with video tape? Or a combination of video tape supplementing those hard to get to classes?
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SBN Doug
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2001 12:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I only used a video once. And, only because there is no higher ranking belt in my art within a days drive.

I used it to pick up a double short stick form. However, that was after I already had my first degree, and a solid knowledge of all the basics. I would never use videos to learn from scratch.

Oh yeh, and I still had to fix a lot of mistakes when a master did come through for a seminar.

[ This Message was edited by: KSN Doug on 2001-11-27 13:05 ]
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