NEED HELP...please!

Discussion in 'Beginners Corner' started by White spike, Dec 24, 2011.

  1. poollshark

    poollshark Orange Belt

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    If you go the dvd route then I suggest the original "Karate Kid". Just do what Danny does and in a few short months you'll be an expert. Don't forget to master the Crane technique. "If do right, no can defend." :headbangin:
     
  2. oaktree

    oaktree Master of Arts

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    Most arts deal with hand to hand. Go do research.
    You express interest in ninjutsu which Mr.Parker
    Has said impossible without a teacher. You express
    interest in wushu which again were told you need a teacher.
    in general you have been told you need a teacher.
    Martial talk can help you and give you advice. If we knew
    Your location maybe someone knows someone in the area.
    A lot of guys form training groups, find the nearest teacher and work
    Under the teacher guidelines. I know someone who
    does not have a teacher close to him. But he is in contact with
    His teacher in the next city, visits 2-3 times a month trains with
    Some small group that vista the teacher or the teacher has seminars for them.
    But as far as I know he doesn't spend money on books
    and DVDs. I have DVDs of my teacher doing the forms
    I see him weekly and I still need corrections and I
    Have been doing this art for 5 years!
     
  3. jks9199

    jks9199 Administrator Staff Member

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    Where do you live? We might be able to offer some guidance if you share what country or city you live in.

    But you need, first, to figure out what you want. Your answer to me was vague and your posts about what styles you're interested in are all over the place. Second, you need to accept that you almost certainly need to work with an actual instructor
     
  4. Sukerkin

    Sukerkin Have the courage to speak softly

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    To follow up all of the above, if you are only sixteen I am assuming that you still live with your parents? If you are being bullied then isn't the first best port of call to talk to them about it?

    If you are seeking some form of quick-fix from martial arts you are going to be quite disappointed, for it takes years to get competent enough at an art for it to make any significant difference to your being able to fight.
     
  5. Indie12

    Indie12 Blue Belt

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    First off, let me know reinforce my first reaction. There is no 'true' substitute for an actual Instructor!!

    It's like telling someone "I wanna learn how to swim to save people". Sure you could possibly self teach yourself on how to swim, and possibly on how to save someone. But isn't it safer and more effective to learn by an actual person, I.E. Instructor? (probably a poor analogy, I've been up for over 48 hours, working!)

    Secondly, If your not sure about Martial Arts, then why not look into a basic self defense course?

    Lastly, Sukerkin is absolutely right, it takes years to fully learn an Art, much less learn to fight effectively!
     
  6. OKenpo942

    OKenpo942 Purple Belt

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    I'm not sure how many techniques are involved, but how about gymnastics? The flexibility and speed will be helpful and you will build strength without having to grab, hit or be hit, etc.

    Besides, if you are that fast, why fight? Just run!
     
  7. kaizasosei

    kaizasosei Master Black Belt

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    I think it is best to first take a look at chinese traditional styles of kung fu, chugung to add to your pushups and situps. Sounds like you may want to learn about wingchun.

    But to really deal with fighting, you would be better off learning grabs,throws and holds of judo and as striker become able to deal with western boxing styles even if you prefer other styles such as karate or kungfu. Keep in mind, if your passionate about kicking skills, it would be great to become familiar with taekyondo which is quite acrobatic.

    You could even go all out and train weapons such as kobudo sword or spear...
     
  8. thegatekeeper

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    Hehe, which one is the most dangerous? :p
     
  9. Touch Of Death

    Touch Of Death Sr. Grandmaster

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    Whats wrong with grabbing?
     
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    Yeah I'll play devil's advocate. I'd suggest Kukkiwon style Taekwondo. Lots of spinning kicks, literally thousands of different techniques, striking focused (At least with me, there are ten grab escapes you have to do to BB and a bit more "understanding based" grappling beyond that) and your first techniques will give you a solid understanding of striking and "fight IQ".
     
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    I would suggest first to talk with your parents about the desire to learn a martial art. And, investigate in your area to find someone that teaches or a school. You might not know, but there really might be a school or teacher within a reasonable distance. Most kids and even adults don't look carefully. When I worked at at TKD school, I don't know how many times people would come in, and say, is this school new? It wasn't here before... (but the school had been there nearly 2 years, and there's a giant balloon for about a year to advertise that it was there, lol. observation skills...)

    Try getting a part time job to pay for the school. If someone bothers you, really just avoid the person. getting a part time job might solve more problems than you think.

    Then, if you still have need or desire to do martial arts, learn from a school or person that you had searched out. Do not learn from youtube, books, or videos, as those can only supplement your training. You will likely injure yourself or fail in some other miserable way by copying moves on youtube.

    And, good luck to your training when you find it!
     
  12. j-squared

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    I can virtually guarantee you won't use acrobatics in a real fight.
     
  13. Toast_in_the_Machine

    Toast_in_the_Machine Yellow Belt

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    The art you are looking for is called "Tricking". I don't have any good links to it's use in a fight, but here is a 51 minute documentary on it that should get you started:




    And please stop calling me Shirley.
     
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    So much hate and bitterness.....
    ..and the best part is his signature. :ultracool
     
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    You don't actually seem to know what you're arguing against, there.... is this just because you couldn't understand basic questions about your "new martial art"?
     
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