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post #76 of 123
john, remind me, tae kwan do?
post #77 of 123
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Originally Posted by LA Guy
Matt, not all Eastern styles are impractical.
didnt say they were, ive done a bunch of them. its interesting how the western styles are so heavily overlooked. In fact, one of the most interesting findings of the MMA era has been the rediscovery of western arts. those boys train boxing hands, and wrestling throws and ground work. Kicks a tertiary weapon (and taken from Thailand where applicable).
post #78 of 123
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Originally Posted by johnapril
Yes, the technique is designed to lure punks who use tactics such those those you have described. The kick arrives in the middle of the turn and the opponent's advance.

Have gotten hit with a back once in tournament just above the groin. Felt like I just got kicked by mule. Had the state of mind to bring down my elbows down on his achilles tendon and really punish him, but I definitely came out of that particular part of the match the worse for the wear.
post #79 of 123
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Originally Posted by m@T
didnt say they were, ive done a bunch of them.

its interesting how the western styles are so heavily overlooked. In fact, one of the most interesting findings of the MMA era has been the rediscovery of western arts. those boys train boxing hands, and wrestling throws and ground work. Kicks a tertiary weapon (and taken from Thailand where applicable).

the old greek boxing/wrestling art, can't remember the name, but it is based on "pan" something, looks great and effective.
post #80 of 123
pancration
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btw I checked out a local wrestling gym today (believe it or not, VN is quite a decent wrestling country, win a lot of medals in Asian games), stinking hot, filthy. I think Ill join. Will outweigh everyone there by 20 kilo (although there were 4 or 5 pretty solid guys), but think itll be good for me to get some exercise again.
post #82 of 123
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Originally Posted by m@T
didnt say they were, ive done a bunch of them.

its interesting how the western styles are so heavily overlooked. In fact, one of the most interesting findings of the MMA era has been the rediscovery of western arts. those boys train boxing hands, and wrestling throws and ground work. Kicks a tertiary weapon (and taken from Thailand where applicable).

Hey Matt,

imo an imhe, a lot of the throws are actually a mix of freestyle and jiujitsui/judo throws (especially those that finish with chokes that are illegal in wrestling), and a lot of groundwork, especially submission techniques (knee and ankle locks) owe more to jiujitsu than to wrestling. Fighting from the guard, for example, is not, AFAIK, part of any western wrestling style that I know of (the reason being obvious).
post #83 of 123
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Originally Posted by m@T
btw I checked out a local wrestling gym today (believe it or not, VN is quite a decent wrestling country, win a lot of medals in Asian games), stinking hot, filthy. I think Ill join.

Will outweigh everyone there by 20 kilo (although there were 4 or 5 pretty solid guys), but think itll be good for me to get some exercise again.

there is something about the smell of a gym, though.
post #84 of 123
my issue with judo and jiu jitsu throws is they tend to be gi-dependent. streetwise, well i dont know anyone with a reinforced collar that can handle that much weight , try to throw someone by their shirt, all the buttons pop (Critique My Jantzen!), and youre nowhere. MMA wise, well everyone bare chested, nothing to grab.
post #85 of 123
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Originally Posted by globetrotter
john, remind me, tae kwan do?

nope. regular old kempo.
post #86 of 123
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Originally Posted by johnapril
nope. regular old kempo.

Good, practical style. I've never understood why it has two spellings though: Kenpo and Kempo. The school I went to spelled it Kenpo.
post #87 of 123
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Originally Posted by johnapril
nope. regular old kempo.


cool, like fok said - good practical style. you have your son going to anything yet?
post #88 of 123
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Originally Posted by globetrotter
cool, like fok said - good practical style. you have your son going to anything yet?

I haven't breeched the subject with his mother. He's 3.5 years old. Have you started yours (4-year-old, if I recall)?
post #89 of 123
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Originally Posted by johnapril
I haven't breeched the subject with his mother. He's 3.5 years old. Have you started yours (4-year-old, if I recall)?

I thought yours was 6 months older than mine - I guess he is 6 months younger. yeah, mine is 4, and I would like to start him off on something, but he is still so innocent and I am enjoying that. I take him to my classes, and he hasn't figured out what we are doing, he seems to think is is some kind of wierd dance.
post #90 of 123
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Originally Posted by globetrotter
I thought yours was 6 months older than mine - I guess he is 6 months younger. yeah, mine is 4, and I would like to start him off on something, but he is still so innocent and I am enjoying that. I take him to my classes, and he hasn't figured out what we are doing, he seems to think is is some kind of wierd dance.

My son likes sword fighting, as best as he can understand it after watching Seven Samurai; so, kendo might be the way to go, though it involves more equipment, or fencing. But all that should probably wait.
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