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    Thai-Jitsu (A new martial art)?

    Hey, take a look at the vast amount of absolute bubbish that has been levied against TMA's over the last few years. With all those such insults, you've got to be kidding me if the label "meathead" ruffles your feathers. Anyway, I don't want to argue about this. I just see many so-called MMA...
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    Thai-Jitsu (A new martial art)?

    I was recently browsing the net and found several MMA school instructor claiming to have 2nd, 3rd, 4th etc. degree black belts in something called "Thai-Jitsu". Though I practice muay thai (mixed with TKD), I find this idea absolutely stupid. More than that, I am so tired of the MMA bandwagon...
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    hi i need help

    Didn't mean to offend. I was just giving my own experiences from where I'm from (and I'm not from a small town). I have seen that the vast number of school these days do actually teach mostly ineffective and impractical techniques. You are right that there are some good schools out there. I'm...
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    hi i need help

    I never got around to changing my screen name... I practiced TKD for ten plus years. It was a difficult decision, but I decided to leave TKD behind to practice muay thai some time ago. It was not as difficult a transition as some might think. And despite what muay thai guys might say, TKD...
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    hi i need help

    Honestly, I would recommend you avoid taekwondo all together. As sad as it is to say, you will be hard pressed to find effective taekwondo now these days. If you do, it is probably mixed with some other arts. By going to a mediocre school (McDojang), you may have to spend a long time fixing...
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    Any Info on This MA Organization?

    I actually do not practice TKD anymore. I use elements of it, but decided to leave most of it behind for several personal reasons.
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    Any Info on This MA Organization?

    Does anyone know much about the Shudokan Martial Arts Association? It seems to one of the few reputable independent organizations out there.
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    favorite throwing combinations

    Seionage to Osoto Guruma Seionage to Yamaarashi Ogoshi to Uchimata Hiza guruma to Harai goshi
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    Form a New Taekwondo Association

    Following the fiasco at the Olympics and what seems to be the desire of most reputable TKDers to seperate themselves from WTF TKD, why not form your own TKD Association. Call it somehting that clearly differentiates your guys from the WTF crowd. Though it's a BJJ organization (not TKD), the...
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    Another black eye for Taekwondo

    I don't post much anymore but was compelled to put in my two cents... What happened at the Olympics was pathetic. The Cuban fighter is a total coward and should be criminally charged. From my expereinces, the overall mentality and fighting stlye (tactics, point celebrating, etc.) of Olympic...
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    How does the future look

    That's why I said you get as "close to it as is safe". Even with the Bulletman, you aren't going to break the guy's knee. Be realistic. Guys, I'm trying to be sensible and this argument can go round and round forever. Here is my last comments on this board: If you want to be a dancer, you...
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    How does the future look

    Now I am not famous or well known, but I (like many others with a similar perspective) have done plenty in out training to prove this view. I don't have to go out and write a book about it. Take the long forward stance seen in most kata systems (as just one example). Never once have I assumed...
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    How does the future look

    Still Learning, you are absolutely correct about kata. No matter how much evidence you present, you will never convince the die hards. Kata are only useful as an artistic element like dance, nothing more. I choose not to emphasize forms. The typical response from TMA is that I don't...
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    Muay Thai View of Kata

    If you mean the pre-fight dance, no I do not practice it. It is not part of our training at the muay thai gym where I practice. And this gym is very good with a great reputation and has produced several very good fighters. I'll just end my comments to this thread by saying I think kata and...
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    Muay Thai View of Kata

    From my experiences, this is true. I am sorry you view the statement as offensive, but this is what I have seen.
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    The Move from Taekwondo to Muay Thai

    Like most people, I started with the WTF style. About five years ago, I started re-examining the practicality of TKD. Since then, I have practiced and taught my own variation. As you said, it doesn't look much like WTF anymore, nor would I want it to. For me, it was very important that what I...
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    Muay Thai View of Kata

    Shadow boxing is very important in muay thai. However, I don't see forms practice as similar to shadow boxing. For the traditional martial arts like TKD, karate, etc, a shadow boxing-like activity would be the standing facing the mirror, throwing kicking and punching techniques in various...
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    Muay Thai View of Kata

    Unlike muay thai, traditional martial arts spend a lot of time practicing forms and kata. Strictly from the standpoint of a muay thai practitioner, how do you view the practice of forms, katas, etc.? I will admit that I quite like the absence of forms practice from my muay thai sessions. I...
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    What is this Art?

    From the looks of it, this martial art appreas to be a Korean version of MMA which is not a bad thing. I think many serious martial artists know that a well-rounded knowledge of MA is a must. I visited the English website. I think this martial art will lose a lot of credibility if it contnues...
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    The Move from Taekwondo to Muay Thai

    If it is done right, I think it better prepares you for a real situation. As we all know, there are no guarantees. I agree, the art is only as good as the person doing it. Usually, we are talking about average young adults that practice these arts. From day one, students must get on a path of...
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    The Move from Taekwondo to Muay Thai

    I like the fact that muay thai is practical and doesn't focus on a forms system so much. When I question the usefulness of TKD forms, most TKD'ers get really defensive and either claim I was never taught properly or I am not serious enough of a martial artist to discover the "hidden" techniques...
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    The Move from Taekwondo to Muay Thai

    I've recently started taking Muay Thai classes after having studied TKD for some years. Overall, I don't like the path organized TKD is traveling. With that said, my personal approach and teaching of TKD doesn't really resemble official TKD anymore. When I started teaching I decided to cut out...
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    Lofty Claims in Martial Arts Advertisement

    I was recently browsing the internet and noticed an advertisment by Lloyd Irvine. From his credentials, he seems to be genuinely good at what he does. However, his add claims that news students can earn a black belt in judo within one year. I've practiced judo for 3+ years and am only just now a...
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    Muay Thai actually works! I am humbled

    I started training at a muay thai gym not too long ago. I find it to be very effective and very tough. I have a long background in TKD and find muay thai to be a great compliment. For me, the kicking is not incredibly difficult to learn. The hand skills (offensive and defenseive), knees, and...
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    Competition Judo and Sport Jiu-jitsu is not self defense!

    Come on. If you have studied Judo for any amount of time, you must know that it is very effective in SD. Fights in the street (and I've been in several) happen VERY fast. From my experiences, a typical unarmed thug will throw wild punches until they are gased. Or they will buull charge you...
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    MORE Changes to Taeguek Poomse

    Actually this is a trend I have been seeing for a while. Many talented TKDers are leaving TKD to practice other arts. I know many people who keep up their TKD skills on their own but have move over too other arts. Here is what many say as to why they move on: *Lack of rigorous dojangs *Too...
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    Question about new art

    I would say improve upon your current MA. I practice TKD and have for a long time. BUT, I have also studied Judo, and informally trained in BJJ, Boxing, and Muay Thai with training partners and friends. I took from these other arts to improve my TKD. Now, it is no longer "textbook" TKD. It is...
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    MORE Changes to Taeguek Poomse

    This is why I chose to be part of the AAU rather than the WFT/KKW based organizations. The marketing and sport focus give TKD a bad name overall in the martial arts community. I find that it is getting harder and harder to defend TKD overall. Where can people find any official news of these...
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    Boxing Equipment for Self-Defense Class

    I am adding boxing practice to my self-defense classes. The focus is on SD, but this activity is going to be restricted to boxing and hand techniques. I am trying to get the safest headgear and gloves for this activity. Right now I am considering the following headgear and gloves: Everlast...
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    Nice Variation of the Triangle Defense!

    Nice idea. I will definitely give it a try. However, in a front Sankaku Jime, the arm is usually pulled quite tight. If your arm is free from the start, you should probably not lean forward into the Sankaku Jime (triangle). Better to posture up in a strong base.
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