Discussion in 'General Self Defense' started by DAC..florida, Mar 29, 2003.
Key words........Substantial.....and Base :asian:
You've got a lot to learn... Job ...then comes family ...no more time than there is now.
No family for a while my friend.........I promised not to get married till I'm 30......by then I should be emotionally ready
Sure you say that now. I said I'd never get married and here I'am now married 8 years already...
Oh yeah I'm 32 and still not emotionally ready lol
Sorry for going off topic people
On a seriouse note seeing as I am being seriouse, I do not know what the future holds.....But knowing me I will be able to plan my future around it :asian:
I was great at striking, and my previous posts don't indicate that I'm an avid cross-trainer. However, when the oppourtunity comes, take it. If you have a chance to wrestle at high school, or box in college, take it. You can become decent at it but it might help you in what you're great at.
Even though I just did that post so DAC could get some negative I do see where your getting at and I thank you alot for your input. Much appreciated :asian:
I agree that you must take one style for a base and once you have established that then to train in another art would be acceptable in my opinion. :asian:
My primary art is Wing Chun, But I do study some Kali along with it. Right now most of my practice and focus is WC once I've got a better foundation I'll work harder on Kali.
I started with TKD then went to kenpo and now I am taking classes for brezilian ju jitsu for an on the ground fighting stile. alought of times if two people are evenly matched and it's not in the ring the fight will endup on the ground.
being on the ground doesn't mean both people will be on the ground or due to grappling.
Most fights do go to the ground... Because one person knocks the other guy down.
When you take up a new art like Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu it does not mean you have to abandon your original art. It may even be beneficial to train in more that one school. Many great masters have done just that and eventually deciding that one was the right one for them. But after experiencing the other art(s) as well.
I didn't abendon kenpo, I'm still taking it but I also take the ju jitsu twice a week.
I have trained in multiple styles, here are the onesI have trained at least 6 months in (starting in 1984)
Tang Soo Do
Tae Kwon Do *
I have also had training in:
Lets here some more opinions on wether its right or wrong to train in multiple styles.
It can be done wrong.....It can be done right. In my opinion it is WRONG if you start straight off with 4 or 5 arts as it is increasingly hard to get a decent base. However if you have a decent base in whatever art (I'm talking like at least a Black Belt) then it is okay to start cross training. I think 3 arts is MY maximum for cross training.....I dont disagree with those who choose to do 7 but I do think thats a bit much. I do however think that some arts are great for cross training like TKD and Hapkido so I wouldnt mind doing Kali, Wing Chun, Hapkido & TKD. But anymore then three completly differant styles and I would find it hard to juggle :asian:
I think an important question to ask is why a person feels a need to crosstrain?
While I have enjoyed training outside of Yiliquan, it was never because I felt my Yili training needed to be bolstered by other styles of fighting or other types of training. I studied other arts (and continue to do so) because I have an interest in them - nothing more.
The thing that continues to entertain me is the ongoing support people give to styles/schools that apparently don't train broadly enough, thus encouraging their students by their actions or inactions to go elsewhere in search of training.
I have come across some arts that were very particular in their training, and the only arts that I have had any interest in were the arts that covered the spectrum of empty handed (and non-projectile weapon armed) fighting.
So what kind of crosstraining are we talking about? Crosstraining just because an art interests you, or crosstraining because your "mother art" is lacking in a particular area...?
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I think a lot of reasons for most people cross training is because there art does lack in a particular area. I know a LOT of TKD people who cross train in BJJ or JuiJitsu because TKD lacks in grappling or floor fighting. I however only cross train for the interest in the art. If I do not find the art interesting no matter how practical it is I will never be able to find my Niche in it :asian:
I guess if I was training in an art that was obviously lacking in particular areas, or worse yet in its overall teaching, I'd just go someplace else...
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