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Re: Martial arts
« Reply #15 on: May 31, 2006, 03:53:54 am »
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Re: Martial arts
« Reply #16 on: May 31, 2006, 04:32:31 am »
So.. The guy from Switzerland told me that I should train Juijitsu at Taekwondo at the same time (To combine the kicks from Taekwondo and the upper-body moves from Juijitsu), so I think that I will do that.  ;D

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Re: Martial arts
« Reply #17 on: May 31, 2006, 07:17:15 am »
So.. The guy from Switzerland told me that I should train Juijitsu at Taekwondo at the same time (To combine the kicks from Taekwondo and the upper-body moves from Juijitsu), so I think that I will do that.  ;D

It's good (if you can afford to do so and have the time) to train in about two or three. You're looking at two offensive styles and one defensive (hapkido etc.) style. That way, you'll have the flexibility from all styles, which helps more in a real fight.

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Re: Martial arts
« Reply #18 on: May 31, 2006, 07:31:04 am »
I talked with a guy from Switzerland, who now lives in China, who says that the places where they teach ninjitsu, are nothing but degraded versions of the original. Teaching original ninjitsu is illegal, as it will contain moves with poisonous weapons and deadly body moves.

Simply not true. Why would it be illegal to teach these, when you can learn to use a gun at a shooting range or to make bombs in a college chemistry course? I'm not saying that every place is true to the original, but most of the combat arts of Ninjitsu have survived through non-ninja practitioners. Taijitsu (hand-to-hand), Naginatajitsu (Naginata) and Sōjitsu (spear or yari) were all practiced by samurai, and many of the other skills can be intuited or learned elsewhere. Almost every eastern art has seen "degradation" through the ages, because of various policies enacted by Japan and China, but Ninjitsu has not been lost, despite this commonly held belief.

Modern ninja would likely utilize every modern weapon we take for granted in their acts, so this is a null point regardless. ;)

It is good to combine two arts, but be careful that you don't burn yourself out. If the teacher is any good, they'll try to push you to your best potential, and two teachers doing that might be a bit much for a beginner.

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Re: Martial arts
« Reply #19 on: May 31, 2006, 07:42:52 am »
Why don't you take ball room dancing and meet some girls at the same time.  ;)

On that note, you might want to take up ballet. As girly as it is, there's nothing better for developing balance.

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Re: Martial arts
« Reply #20 on: May 31, 2006, 09:05:45 am »
Why don't you take ball room dancing and meet some girls at the same time.  ;)

On that note, you might want to take up ballet. As girly as it is, there's nothing better for developing balance.
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Re: Martial arts
« Reply #21 on: May 31, 2006, 01:49:55 pm »
I talked with a guy from Switzerland, who now lives in China, who says that the places where they teach ninjitsu, are nothing but degraded versions of the original. Teaching original ninjitsu is illegal, as it will contain moves with poisonous weapons and deadly body moves.

Simply not true. Why would it be illegal to teach these, when you can learn to use a gun at a shooting range or to make bombs in a college chemistry course? I'm not saying that every place is true to the original, but most of the combat arts of Ninjitsu have survived through non-ninja practitioners. Taijitsu (hand-to-hand), Naginatajitsu (Naginata) and Sōjitsu (spear or yari) were all practiced by samurai, and many of the other skills can be intuited or learned elsewhere. Almost every eastern art has seen "degradation" through the ages, because of various policies enacted by Japan and China, but Ninjitsu has not been lost, despite this commonly held belief.

Modern ninja would likely utilize every modern weapon we take for granted in their acts, so this is a null point regardless. ;)

It is good to combine two arts, but be careful that you don't burn yourself out. If the teacher is any good, they'll try to push you to your best potential, and two teachers doing that might be a bit much for a beginner.

I agree with LadyM, btw. xD Great point.

But you need a license for guns, while you don't need a license to learn deadly wtfpwn moves.  :D

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Re: Martial arts
« Reply #22 on: May 31, 2006, 02:03:01 pm »
But you need a license for guns, while you don't need a license to learn deadly wtfpwn moves.  :D
You do not need a license in all country's. I believe that in USA you can still get a Gun with out a license. I even believe is harder to get ammonium nitrate (fertilizer) in USA then a Gun. (Which can be use to make explosives like Astrolite G)
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Re: Martial arts
« Reply #23 on: May 31, 2006, 02:05:03 pm »
But you need a license for guns, while you don't need a license to learn deadly wtfpwn moves.  :D
You do not need a license in all country's. I believe that in USA you can still get a Gun with out a license. I even believe is harder to get ammonium nitrate (fertilizer) in USA then a Gun. (Which can be use to make explosives like Astrolite G)
Making explosives out of household ingredients is ridiculously simple in this age of mass communication.
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Re: Martial arts
« Reply #24 on: May 31, 2006, 02:07:52 pm »
It was pritty easy before too. Just pick up a school book in chemistry and read. Lot safer then trusting some instructions found on the web.
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Re: Martial arts
« Reply #25 on: May 31, 2006, 02:08:11 pm »
It depends on the state and you do need a permit to purchase a gun. That usually involves submiting an application to the sheriff's office and being approved. At least thats the way it is in NC.

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Re: Martial arts
« Reply #26 on: May 31, 2006, 02:20:15 pm »
Yeah USA is a big nation with a lot of diffrent laws in diffrent states. I'm not expert on US gun laws or there laws on ammonium nitrate. I know that they do have laws.  :D
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Re: Martial arts
« Reply #27 on: May 31, 2006, 04:56:38 pm »
The ultimate MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) combo is Jiu-Jitsu or Judo for ground control/takedowns, wrestling for position, and Muay Thai for stand up. All three are fun altho Muay Thai is kinda brutal.
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Re: Martial arts
« Reply #28 on: June 03, 2006, 11:42:13 am »
Depending on where you live, http://www.lipeiyun.com/

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Re: Martial arts
« Reply #29 on: June 03, 2006, 08:18:19 pm »
But you need a license for guns, while you don't need a license to learn deadly wtfpwn moves.  :D
You do not need a license in all country's. I believe that in USA you can still get a Gun with out a license. I even believe is harder to get ammonium nitrate (fertilizer) in USA then a Gun. (Which can be use to make explosives like Astrolite G)

Very untrue. You need some sort of permit for any gun, except toys. Also, it's very easy to get ammonium nitrate fertilizer. We've got 150 pounds of it sitting on a shelf at work, and it's a regular product like all others. Technically if somebody suspicious buys it, we have to notify the FBI or something, but nothing keeps somebody from going and buying a 50 pound bag of the stuff.

On topic: I've also considered learning Martial Arts, but around here there's not much to be taught, so generally I just work out on my own. I also developed a sort of martial arts, but it's for competitive 4 square tournaments, not fighting.  ;D