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So I'm taking up Muay Thai

Discussion in 'Health & Body' started by odoreater, Jun 3, 2008.

  1. West24

    West24 Senior member

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    lol meaning your opponents friends.
     


  2. Johnny_5

    Johnny_5 Senior member

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    Hey, whatever works for you is cool. Style vs style arguments are fun on the internet, but I think modern MMA has shown us that crosstraining is the way to go IRL. Finding a good instructor is more important to me than worrying about what the system is called.

    Yea but modern modern MMA has proved that cross training is effective. Now only a few styles are actually cross trained because they have been proven effective in combat; bjj, wrestling, MT, and boxing.
     


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    Fok, one of those obscure arts is Chin Na. I'm not talking the Chin Na that is part of every martial art. I'm talking Chin Na is the art. It has five levels, the top level being Dim Mak. It is crazy scary stuff.
     


  4. Matt

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    I once practiced with a dude from Cambodia. Came over after the Khymer Rouge and all of that. He told me about all sorts of obscure martial arts that are practived locally, but have never gotten great exposure. One style was all about biting.
    Still a source of jealousy among Cambodians, but it is pretty widely accepted now that the Khmers invented Muay Thai long before the Thais popularised it. One of the things on my to-do list (thank you regional CEO for this one) is to set up an office over there. If I am going to have to be spending time in Cambo, I may well take it up.
     


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    retronotmetro Senior member

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    Yea but modern modern MMA has proved that cross training is effective. Now only a few styles are actually cross trained because they have been proven effective in combat; bjj, wrestling, MT, and boxing.

    Since you are obviously resolute in your conviction that no other styles have anything to offer, fine. I'm tapping. You win. I'll tell my KM, sanda, and kyokushin buddies to hang up their training, too.
     


  6. Johnny_5

    Johnny_5 Senior member

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    Since you are obviously resolute in your conviction that no other styles have anything to offer, fine. I'm tapping. You win. I'll tell my KM, sanda, and kyokushin buddies to hang up their training, too.


    No need to get your panties in a bunch, I thought it was a discussion. Isnt that what people do in online forums? Discuss things? Thats's so weird.
     


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  8. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    I'm a Ninja. [​IMG]

    Me too. Just like Royce Gracie. A cookie for those who get the reference.
     


  9. Matt

    Matt [email protected]

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    nvm
     


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    Yea but modern modern MMA has proved that cross training is effective. Now only a few styles are actually cross trained because they have been proven effective in combat; bjj, wrestling, MT, and boxing.

    You're factually wrong here. Some of the top MMA fighters actually have other backgrounds. Just the ones off the top of my head: Fedor Emelianenko has a Sambp and Judo background; the still unbeaten Lyoto Machida is a karate specialist, and bills himself as such, and George St. Pierre considers himself a karate style fighter as well. Oh, and Karo Parisian is a world class judoika as well.

    Nearly any style can be adapted to MMA. Remember that MMA is a sport, and, as in any sport, you play to the rules. There are many MMA techniques that can actually be pretty dangerous/unrealistic in a no holds barred or self-defense situation. Jiu-jitsu, wrestling, Muy Thai, and Boxing are particular amenable to MMA not so much because they have been proven effective in combat, but because all have a long history of being combat sports, unlike some other martial arts.

    That they have also been shown effective in actual combat because the combat sport aspect makes the transition easy (because which specific techniques are powerful and effective are easily known.)

    I've practiced martial arts and been around martial arts communities since I was a teenager, and I was involved in modern MMA from close to its beginnings. Although I personally enjoy MMA, fighting in a cage is not the ultimate test of any particular art. This is especially true of modern MMA.
     


  11. Eason

    Eason Bicurious Racist

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    Fok, one of those obscure arts is Chin Na. I'm not talking the Chin Na that is part of every martial art. I'm talking Chin Na is the art. It has five levels, the top level being Dim Mak. It is crazy scary stuff.
    Oh boy. You wouldn't happen to be a George Dillman fan, would you?
     


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    Well this is pretty much crap but just in case someone doesn't know better, I'm labeling it as such.
    *sigh* this is how wars start. (not that I disagree)
     


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    Eason Bicurious Racist

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    oops
     


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    Fok, one of those obscure arts is Chin Na. I'm not talking the Chin Na that is part of every martial art. I'm talking Chin Na is the art. It has five levels, the top level being Dim Mak. It is crazy scary stuff.

    What the hell is a Dim Mak ?
     


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    Dim Mak is a technique that uses the acupuncture points to disrupt the body's chi flow. It's also known as the art of the death touch. It's a soft art which is what I practice. These days I'm interested in Chen style Tai Chi, Tai Chi sword and Wudang sword.

    I don't know who Dillman is. Doc Yang is someone I follow though.

    http://www.ymaa.com/publishing/autho...ang_jwing-ming
     


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