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william_whitten
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2002 9:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i'm 5'9 1/2 129lb what would the best fighting style for me
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2002 4:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

im 5'9, roughly same weight
i suggest kickboxing, and if i was you i would leave now, cuz your gonna get a crap load of "its what suits you, is the right art of you" talk, and your just gonna get no where

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2002 4:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You should decide what you are looking to get out of the Martial Arts, and do not be afraid to ask the instructor about those points. There are Sport Arts (Judo, Tae Kwon Do, Tournament Karate), Striking Arts (Karate, Chinese Boxing, Tae Kwon Do), Grappling Arts (Aikido, Jujutsu, Ch'in Na) and Weapon Arts (Kyudo, Kendo, Escrima). Arts have different philosophies and goals. You should decide which one interests you, and then look into the schools that teach that style, in your area. Contrary to popular opinion..... Size does not matter! ...

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tigerstyle18
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2002 5:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You should look into numerous different styles and pick one based on how comfortable you feel and what your interests are and not on what your size is.
If you are interetsed more in kicking and punching take TKD, Kung Fu or Kempo, ext. If you are more interested in ground fighting/grappling take Judo or Jujitsu.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2002 11:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Visit all the schools available to you & try to find the best instructor - the style is secondary.



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AnonymousOne
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2002 1:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I find a school with a verifiable reputation theres alot of crap out there

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2002 3:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mate, do everything and anything!! Try it all...

I'm 19 and i've done: Kyokushin Karate, Kickboxing, Boxing, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Goju Ryu (which was actually Goju Kai) Karate, Wushu, Zen Do Kai Karate, Zen Goshu Karate... Mate, i've done so many that i think i may have left out a few... It's all about developing your own style...

Martial Arts is good for u in general my friend, don't limit yourself.

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SaiFightsMS
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2002 7:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The best martial art is the one that makes you feel satisfied with what you are doing and learning.
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van_damme
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2002 12:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey..im 5/9 129 ibs aswell..and i do kung fu.It doest really matter what build you are..its just what martial arts you prefer.I like kung fu because they teach you how to fight.After i learn how to fight they are going to teach me whu shu..the fancy stuff...I CANT WAIT!!!!!
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2002 4:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i practice kung fu aswell van_damme,
i personally dont agree with angus's approach,
i feel that you first should be consistent in one art, and then if you feel experienced enough from it, then move onto another
you must have mentioned at least ten art angus, which i doubt you spent more than a year on, you need at least two years of training in art, to really be experienced from it and to achieve the benifits, rather than attending the seminars for an art, every other tuesday
will, - what do you want to do your art for
if for rude boy - tkd
if for hard knock - kickboxing
if for lethal - bjj

sorry for the terminology, take your pick
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