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Re: Martial Arts Club!
« Reply #160 on: April 05, 2009, 11:35:59 PM »

Slowly it seems like the original arts are getting destroyed, even the people who teach don't know the original moves because they were deemed too dangerous to be taught. But by losing the moves, they lose the art.

True art never goes away. It just get refined. If you go to the homeland of the art, it's still strong. The US is a dumping ground for watered down Martial Arts.

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Re: Martial Arts Club!
« Reply #159 on: April 05, 2009, 09:33:11 PM »
The fighters have skill? They train hard? Sure, but don't go calling it martial arts. It's still brawling with rules and protection.

I really don't understand you half of the time. You're saying something isn't a martial art even though it's stated to be a martial art by people who are actual professionals.
But I do know what you mean, they're not the "original" martial arts but derived from various martial arts. Rather you should say it isn't an original martial art.

I'm also fairly annoyed by the fact that it seems like the original arts are "obsolete" in the eyes of the major public, even though that's not the case. It's like people are just trying to mix everything up into this brawling type fight sport, where the original idea is totally forgotten, now it's just about fighting.
Slowly it seems like the original arts are getting destroyed, even the people who teach don't know the original moves because they were deemed too dangerous to be taught. But by losing the moves, they lose the art.

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Re: Martial Arts Club!
« Reply #158 on: April 05, 2009, 07:06:36 AM »
MMA should start knife/sword/spear fighting duels...
they see that grappling moves and take down will all go out the window.. :hahaha:

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Re: Martial Arts Club!
« Reply #157 on: April 05, 2009, 06:59:27 AM »
The fighters have skill? They train hard? Sure, but don't go calling it martial arts. It's still brawling with rules and protection.

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Re: Martial Arts Club!
« Reply #156 on: April 04, 2009, 03:27:57 PM »
Well I don't like MMA because I find grappling kinda messy, but the fighters do have skill.
Saying some martial art sucks is just ignorance.

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Re: Martial Arts Club!
« Reply #155 on: April 03, 2009, 07:58:35 AM »
these dudes train harder then regular Sunday Taekwondo warrior.

So yeah,
They got my respect.

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Re: Martial Arts Club!
« Reply #154 on: April 03, 2009, 07:54:42 AM »
Southern Praying Mantis... Those three words are so wrong. Do Northern Praying Mantis.

MMA.... :mlfy:
sucks.

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Re: Martial Arts Club!
« Reply #153 on: April 03, 2009, 03:14:53 AM »
MMA.... :mlfy:

Anyway I would like to do the southern praying mantis style...
is more concentrated on the Arm strength, short hitting power, zig zag stepping movement and the special Phoenix Eye knuckle Punch. :hahaha:

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Re: Martial Arts Club!
« Reply #152 on: April 03, 2009, 03:05:51 AM »
MMA isn't martial arts. It's just brawling with protection and rules.

Bo is good, it's easier to use than a baseball bat and it doesn't break as easily. The damage isn't as great unless you're good at using it, but it's faster too.

True about MMA. But, I don't think I am a grappler kind of guy. I tend to fall back on basic boxing skill. Sometimes a good right hook is all you need.
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Re: Martial Arts Club!
« Reply #151 on: April 03, 2009, 02:35:39 AM »
MMA isn't martial arts. It's just brawling with protection and rules.

Bo is good, it's easier to use than a baseball bat and it doesn't break as easily. The damage isn't as great unless you're good at using it, but it's faster too.

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Re: Martial Arts Club!
« Reply #150 on: March 31, 2009, 10:53:26 AM »
Sorry, I am going to necro this thread. I took about two years of martial arts. I like stuff with whipping techniques. The weapong I like the most is a Japanese bo.  I would like to learn Wushu or true Muy thai. I would be a strike if I did MMA.

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Re: Martial Arts Club!
« Reply #149 on: January 26, 2009, 07:51:37 PM »
I love shamo manga:
It is displaying a realistic world portraying the ugly side of humanity. This manga isn't about growth or overcoming odds. If you want that, go pick up  Naruto . There is "good guy" there is no "bad guy" only people. And that's what makes Shamo unique. This is also part of reason why people claim to hate shamo: it can happen in this world also!

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Re: Martial Arts Club!
« Reply #148 on: January 23, 2009, 03:37:19 AM »
starting December i'm thinking on going to a seminary of iaido.
Did you start Iaido then?

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Re: Martial Arts Club!
« Reply #147 on: November 22, 2008, 07:10:38 PM »
* Why do you wanna join?

because i love material arts

* Do you practice martial arts (if yes than are you practicing only unarmed or also with weapons?)
 Taekwondo, but im a newbie

* What’s your favourite style and weapon?

different Kick.

* What do you think is true purpose of martial arts?

to defend myself and help another.!

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Re: Martial Arts Club!
« Reply #146 on: November 22, 2008, 01:11:46 PM »
starting December i'm thinking on going to a seminary of iaido.

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Re: Martial Arts Club!
« Reply #145 on: November 21, 2008, 12:47:34 PM »
I would also like to join.

Why do you wanna join?
I've never had much of an interest in anything and tend to lose focus in stuff. Although that may be
the case, martial arts, manga, and music are three things I can truly enjoy.

Do you practice martial arts (if yes than are you practicing only unarmed or also with weapons?)
I did join a Taekwondo school before, but I was young then and quickly lost patience and left.
Other than that most of my moves are self-taught with some reference to what I read and watch.
I joined a swordsman club back in high school and learned some styles and a little kendo.

What’s your favourite style and weapon?
I mostly like using my hands, while using my feet to reinforce my blows so I would have to choose
boxing, I'm a bit lazy with kicking. As for a weapon I would have to choose a wooden sword, mostly
because I don't want to hurt someone that much, but still be able to defend myself if need be and
also because of a move I created which may or may not be original (I couldn't possibly verify this
since someone could have thought of that move also)

What do you think is true purpose of martial arts?
Perhaps to leave a reminder of yourself, to develop a style of fighting/self-defense which you
can pass onto others and they so forth. :smoker:

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Re: Martial Arts Club!
« Reply #144 on: November 08, 2008, 10:18:08 PM »
* Why do you wanna join?

martial arts is also my thing so i wanna join

* Do you practice martial arts (if yes than are you practicing only unarmed or also with weapons?)
 Taekwondo,mix martial arts. I only practice unarmed martial arts

* What’s your favourite style and weapon?

YOu know komachi stance that kiryu in yakuza game uses? that's the style i usually do.

* What do you think is true purpose of martial arts?

to defend yourself and maintain the balance between losers and bullies

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Re: Martial Arts Club!
« Reply #143 on: November 08, 2008, 07:10:14 AM »
? i thought the way of the sword is considered to be a martial art.  i learned it in japan and me sensei said its considered as one of the major bujutsu
Posted on: November 07, 2008, 02:59:23 pm

oops i guess i only read the first part of talking about martial arts and not the rest. so i will put my two cents since i am a fool and posted without reading carefully.

i went to 3 different schools of karate and took 2 years of kendo at 2 different schools for weekends and nights at same time.  sorry i dont remember the names of school since it was about 9 years ago in my elementary era.

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Re: Martial Arts Club!
« Reply #142 on: November 05, 2008, 09:39:55 PM »
Die!

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Re: Martial Arts Club!
« Reply #141 on: November 05, 2008, 12:56:56 PM »
wtf! sword of the stranger??!! that's an anime movie. It has samurais but it has nothing to do in this topic. Go to the anime section.

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Re: Martial Arts Club!
« Reply #140 on: November 05, 2008, 08:37:48 AM »
have anyone seen the sword of the stranger?? i thought that was one of most well written samurai movies.  i just love that authentic japanese style movies where they have detailed story telling. using some small fight scenes and tension throughout the story to question the antagonists fighting ability. finishing the story with but kicking fighting scene.

all i got to say is class just classy :banzai:
 Wrong topic, wrong section.

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« Reply #139 on: October 09, 2008, 11:29:57 PM »
He doesn't have many good movies. I'd say the good ones are The Warlords, Hero and Fearless. Though most Chinese didn't like Fearless, because it wasn't the real story.

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Re: Martial Arts Club!
« Reply #138 on: October 09, 2008, 03:48:46 AM »
IMO Jet Li's best movie is Hero. That movie is just beyond awesome :banzai:

EDIT: Meant to say... BEST MOVIE EVER is Hero :yay:

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Re: Martial Arts Club!
« Reply #137 on: October 08, 2008, 06:22:42 PM »
I've seen some people doing Zuiquan. I like more Bajiquan, Piaguaquan, Tanglangquan, Xingyiquan, Chen Taijiquan etc.


One of the best Kung Fu movies for fights is Fearless, and the story is good, but it's not the real story of Huo Yuanjia. Jet Li's best film is The Warlords. Jackie Chan is comedy star, I don't really like comedy.

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« Reply #136 on: October 08, 2008, 01:42:16 PM »
Anyone else watch Kung Fu movies? Jackie Chan's  "Drunken Master" is really good. Anyone ever see someone doing Drunken master/boxing?

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« Reply #135 on: October 08, 2008, 06:26:42 AM »
I don't care about the word, and I have no reason to argue about it. But "martial arts" mean martial arts, not combat sports or self defence styles.

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« Reply #134 on: October 08, 2008, 05:02:50 AM »
Martial arts and sports are two different things.

I guess you really like to argue about "what's the true meaning of the word". I'm really in no mood to start discussing this matter with you, so let's say you're right :yay:

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« Reply #133 on: October 08, 2008, 04:59:19 AM »
Martial arts just seem like a very natural sport to me.
Martial arts and sports are two different things.

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Re: Martial Arts Club!
« Reply #132 on: October 08, 2008, 04:28:13 AM »
From an interview with a sifu who teaches Gongliquan, Fanziquan, Chaquan etc.
Also - added.

:XD: Well that's not the reason I started martial arts, that's just the main reason martial arts were invented. Martial arts just seem like a very natural sport to me.

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« Reply #131 on: October 08, 2008, 02:43:56 AM »
To beat people.
From an interview with a sifu who teaches Gongliquan, Fanziquan, Chaquan etc.
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What made you start wushu?
I wanted to be able to beat people up.

Like who?
Other kids!

Also - added.