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    Hi, I would like to learn a martial art/self defense, but I really don't know what to train in.

    All I know is that:
    - I'm not training to enter MMA or anything, I'm just going to do this for your average thug or some "douchebag" that wants to fight.
    - I do not want to know if my form is wrong; I just want to know how to fight.
    - I want to be able to do this in everyday clothing, no over the top jump kicks, please (excuse my ignorance).
    - Learning how to take on multiple attackers would be nice too.

    I've taken some martial arts before, some jeet kune do and some wing chun. I took the jkd in a dojo, and I was taught to do wing chun as more of an art.

    what do you guys suggest?

  • #2
    I would suggest you take a dance class. Chicks dig a guy that knows how to dance.

    It will also help your boxing. Which I also suggest.

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    • #3
      Here are the arts I think work best...
      standing:
      Muay Thai
      Boxing
      throws and takedowns:
      Judo
      Sambo
      Wrestling (Greco or Collegiate)
      ground:
      Combat Submission Wrestling
      Brazillian Jiu Jitsu
      Shooto
      weapons and general take no prisoners tactics:
      FMA (Inosanto blend, DBMA, Pekiti Tirsia/ Dekiti Tirsia Serrades Escrima, Sayoc Kali, and perhaps a smattering of silat in there, Maphilandro Silat would be my pick)

      Basically, what I'm telling you to do is...find an instructor under Guro Inosanto.

      If I had money, I know exactly where I'd train. Unfortunately this college stuff takes priority. (I really should just stop being lazy and get a decent job...but I love to sleep and kick it with my friends too much.)


      ...and dancing...helps with footwork, rhythm, timing, distancing, and general conditioning and flexibilty depending on what you're taking. A survey of dance including salsa, tango, modern, and ballroom is certainly something that I think everyone would benefit from. Bruce Lee was a dancing instructor for a long time, and I also think a bunch of the old Filipino masters were too.

      I aspire to be a man of grace and skill...in all areas of life. That's a big time goal.
      Last edited by Garland; 11-06-2009, 02:50 AM.

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      • #4
        How much time do you want to put in? To get through most situations, a course with Model Mugging or the stuff by folks like Bill Kipp should do the job. Take a week and learn their stuff, you will have to travel to them.

        If you want to do this on a weekly basis, then things are more complicated. For one thing, the amount of styles available to you are limited. Even large cities don't have every art out there.

        So you might want to start finding out what styles and instructors are in your area and asking about them.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Darth Roley View Post
          How much time do you want to put in? To get through most situations, a course with Model Mugging or the stuff by folks like Bill Kipp should do the job. Take a week and learn their stuff, you will have to travel to them.

          If you want to do this on a weekly basis, then things are more complicated. For one thing, the amount of styles available to you are limited. Even large cities don't have every art out there.

          So you might want to start finding out what styles and instructors are in your area and asking about them.
          Good post. I have to add that it's more important to find a GOOD TEACHER. The style won't matter that much if you find a good teacher who is in line with your goals.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by mellow View Post
            Good post. I have to add that it's more important to find a GOOD TEACHER. The style won't matter that much if you find a good teacher who is in line with your goals.
            A good teacher will also focus on the basics. Everything comes from the basics.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Darth Roley View Post
              How much time do you want to put in? To get through most situations, a course with Model Mugging or the stuff by folks like Bill Kipp should do the job. Take a week and learn their stuff, you will have to travel to them.

              If you want to do this on a weekly basis, then things are more complicated. For one thing, the amount of styles available to you are limited. Even large cities don't have every art out there.

              So you might want to start finding out what styles and instructors are in your area and asking about them.
              It is not necessary to travel anywere to take a one week course in self defense. I mean, if you have the time and money, and really want to, fine. But honestly, you need to find a place near you and train often. You won't learn how to fight in one week.
              Originally posted by KOTF
              A good teacher will also focus on the basics. Everything comes from the basics.
              wow. He's right.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Tokyo Kid View Post
                It is not necessary to travel anywere to take a one week course in self defense. I mean, if you have the time and money, and really want to, fine. But honestly, you need to find a place near you and train often. You won't learn how to fight in one week.
                Actually, a place like model mugging or the old RCMAT will pretty much take care of the 90 percent you are likely to face. That might be what the OP is looking for based on his post. He won't go very far, but seems to want enough to deal with things better than a normal victim.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by SOLIDOPS View Post
                  Hi, I would like to learn a martial art/self defense, but I really don't know what to train in.

                  All I know is that:
                  - I'm not training to enter MMA or anything, I'm just going to do this for your average thug or some "douchebag" that wants to fight.
                  - I do not want to know if my form is wrong; I just want to know how to fight.
                  - I want to be able to do this in everyday clothing, no over the top jump kicks, please (excuse my ignorance).
                  - Learning how to take on multiple attackers would be nice too.

                  I've taken some martial arts before, some jeet kune do and some wing chun. I took the jkd in a dojo, and I was taught to do wing chun as more of an art.

                  what do you guys suggest?
                  you want to know how to fight, simple as that

                  Muay Thai

                  you may want to vist boxing gym to know how good is your boxing skills after that too

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                  • #10
                    Try Senshido....not many schools around though but thoroughly recommended.

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                    • #11
                      visit a couple of dojos and see which type is fun for you.

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                      • #12
                        in all seriousness...

                        you should probably check out lolcats.

                        because lol catz ez funny.

                        YouTube - LOL Cats Part II

                        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b1AWm...eature=related
                        Last edited by Garland; 11-11-2009, 07:52 PM.

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                        • #13
                          lol, funny.. you gotta love youtube

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                          • #14
                            Unless you're in China. It's been banned.

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                            • #15
                              There's nothing like communism to spoil a party.....

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