Just curious to how many people on here study/participate in some sort of martial arts? I'm 19 - 20 in a few days - but would really like to give it a go. I don't know which sort I would like to take up, but it's something I would like to do. Whither I will do it or not is a different story!
So what do you do? Is it fun? What sort of contact is involved?
I study Krav Maga, but I don't participate in any sort of MMA anymore.
What re your reasons/goals for wanting to study a martial art?
I'm finding myself attracted to capoeira lately, because it seems much more graceful and more "dance-like" to imprve flexibility.
I really enjoyed KM. That said, my KM instructor was a full-contact kind of guy, so I often limped out of there with a bloody nose and sore muscles/joints.
"This is your life, and it's ending one minute at a time."
do some teaknowdo sparrring is madd fun. I did it when i was 6-13 y/os but i got too busy or else i would have continued
Last edited by powerboy93; 09-16-2008 at 01:13 PM.
Lifting is my life
I am 15
@ 155 lbs
I train in BJJ, submission wrestling under Relson Gracie black belt Phil migliarese. We have BJJ and MMA classes that run all week. Its the greatest thing i have done in my life. I enjoy training in the greatest fighting style in the world. Its a small community thats growing all the time. When you enter a BJJ tourney you may have a chance to compete against UFC fighters. On my team alone we have many fighters which range from low level tourneys to the best fighters in the world. If you looking to be a serious BJJ'er or MMA fighter than definetly look into Muay Thai kickboxing and Brazilian jiu-jitsu. Plus you'll develop functional strength and learn to defend yourself
I train Krav Maga and some Muay Thai Kickboxing incorporated into the KM curriculum.
I wanted practical street self defense, so I'm very happy with Krav Maga so far. It is such a brutal fighting method, which is why I love it haha.
I am training with Mike Lee Kanarek this saturday, pretty pumped about that.
I would like to get involved with mma and bjj eventually, but I don't have the time or resources at the moment, and the closest school is too far away.
Hey BassBoy, Ricardo De La Riva has an affiliate school in Buffalo. Buffalo BJJ. Not sure if its that close to you but its a good school under a world class BJJer
I honestly wouldn't suggest setting up under a world class dojo just yet. Many require you to drop large sums of cash before they begin to train you. Around here there are a lot of places that require good solid fundementals of martial arts for a much lower fee. I would start with that and work your way into it. Eventually research a particual form and go for that. I started in Judo when I was 8 years old, and have been doing it ever since. There is always contact but its pushing, pulling, throwing and grappling. If you like ground work and wrestling judo is a lot of fun and pretty easy to get in to. There are a lot of beginner classes around here, not sure if it's the same in your area or not. Whatever you choose to do, keep an open mind and make it fun. Some instructors are more interested in making you fear them rather than helping you develop.
They're supposed to be opening up a Gracie affiliate school here near me, I absolutely cannot wait for that to happen. I know me and about 5 guys that are drooling over this.
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