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wol
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Just wondering if any of you have done or currently do martial arts of any kind. To broaden the spectrum I'll even let the kick boxers out there include themselves!
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Practiced 'Nihon Goshin Aikido' many years ago. Stopped after an injury caused by an irresponsible Sensei.
Cliffg37
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It has been years but,

I used to participate in "Lua" which is a hawiian derivitive of Kung Fu but in soft style.

Do you count clooege wrestling?
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Cliffg37, a good many of the guys that have fought in the Ultimate Fighting Championships have wrestling backgrounds. They combine thier groundfighting with some strikes and are very competitive.

I personally studied some traditional Korean based martial arts as well as Tae Kwon Do. The last system I studied was Jeet Kun Do (JKD) which originated with Bruce Lee. It is a more progressive fighting style, eliminating ineffective moves and focusing on real world techniques.

It was great fun training when I was younger, but as time goes by, it is harder to get up off the floor - lol.

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Bobby Forbes
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Brazilian ju jitsu and muay thia kickboxing. Been training for about 4 years now.
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Daddyof2,

A friend of mine does that Muay Thai stuff. Used to always bug me to come down and try it. I told him when you can beat me up, I'll join the gym. His teacher is some kind of world champ and I wouldn't mess with him. I saw him throw a kick over a guys head outside a bar one night. If he would have hit him (which he purposely did not) the guys head would have flown off his shoulders like a pumpkin off a porch.
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Bobby Forbes
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Lol! What kind of martial art do you do if any?
S2000magician
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I tore both ACLs in Tae Kwon Do; does that count?
milamber
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Been in and out of MA for 28 years.
Started with Judo and Kendo as a kid... moved on to Boxing and Tae Kwon Do through Junior High and onto Kyokushinkai Karate in High School (and spent a year training in Japan after High School).

When I moved to the States (College) I studied Kempo Karate for several years. Then moved on to Traditional Japanese Jujutsu and Japanese swordmanship.

Three years ago I started training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Jeet Kune Do, but haven't trained at all over the past year due to a torn patella tendon (sustained during Jiu Jitsu practice) and torn meniscus in both my knees (still going through physical therapy).

It's during this downtime that I re-discovered magic.

I'm hoping to start back up again in the next 3 - 6 months.

Steve
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Period fencing and Combat pistolcraft.

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Ok Steve,

You've got me curious. I had a taste of "stage" fencing back in my Pro-wrestling days, I have done Archery for years in a vernue perhaps similar to you, but what is Combat PistolCraft? I mean shoot someone once it usually ends the fight. Doesn't it?
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Hapkido. Six+ years. First Degree BB. Hapkido is very similar to Aikido (names translate to same philosphy; both emerged from jiu-jitsu). However, Hapkido adds kicks and punches to its repertoire of joint locking techniques (though, like Aikido, it remains flowing and circular in its movements). It's an awesome martial art!
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Does watching Jackie Chan movies count for anything?

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Shaolin Kempo for a while now...
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Does watching Jackie Chan movies count for anything?
Hahah! It works for me...
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While some of you guys are describing your battle wounds I decided to add mine too. They include a dislocated shoulder, broken collarbone and a torn biceps tendon. While none of them are severe they all hurt like hell.
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"but what is Combat PistolCraft?"

Just what you're thinking it is: gunfighting.

"I mean shoot someone once it usually ends the fight. Doesn't it?"

Usually (unless the target is just wounded and is still able to shoot back). As the adage goes, "In a gunfight, there are no second-place winners."

Needless to say, unless you undertake 'laser tag' or 'Hogan's Alley' type training, combat pistolcraft is simply learning the techniques intellectually, and plenty of target practice at the range with your weapon of choice. I am partial to the single action .45 revolver loaded with Glazer safety slugs.

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milamber
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"While some of you guys are describing your battle wounds I decided to add mine too. They include a dislocated shoulder, broken collarbone and a torn biceps tendon. While none of them are severe they all hurt like hell."

I can relate... I've dislocated my wrist twice and both my shoulders a couple of times each (as related to MA). I've also broken my nose, fractured a rib and torn my AC Joint (in my shoulder) twice in the same year (during my first year in Jiu Jitsu). Yet I still seem to go back for more. Smile
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First Degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do. been doing it for way to long. The only injury I substained was a concusion during sparring. Not nearly as bad as milamber, but still my story.

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I do Shotokan Karate, got a training session at 7.00am tommorrow morning!!
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