Tradional Martial Artists

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  1. Babyface

    Babyface RIP Uncle Vlad :( Staff Member

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    I was wondering if there are any traditional martial artists on the forums.

    Ie Kung Fu, Eskrima, Jujutsu, Japanese Jujutsu, Karate Do, Takewondo, Muai Thai and Hapkido to mention a few.

    I guess im wondering if anyone has stuck to their traditional roots. Ive done 20 years this year both Taekwondo, Ninjutsu and Shurikenjutsu!

    I understand MMA is the big thing in this day and age but, I still love hearing about others doing the traditional arts.
     
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  3. tbone

    tbone Still benching..

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    I did Tang Soo Do and Eskrima for a few years when I was younger, including some workshops with Cacoy CaƱete. That dude has an interesting history. Can't believe he's still alive.
    Now do TKD with my son.
     
  4. striker

    striker Gymthreads FTW

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    wow 20 year in traditional awesome dedication..i did traditional for 5 years but was bitten by the eclectic bug and never looked back
     
  5. -BC-

    -BC- Suckle My Tatas

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    I have never done any sort of martial arts but Ive always wanted to :(

    One of my best mates has been doin TKD for years, the best thing he ever did for his health. He was 120+kg at 14 (very obese), and once he started doing TKD he got motivated to get fit so started dieting and cardio. Within a few years he was unrecognizable and getting top 3 in cross country during senior. It was an unbelievable transformation
     
  6. Dogbrown

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    When I was younger I studied various Northern Shaolin Kung Fu styles some with names I couldn't even try to spell. One style I do remember was Chen Kuntao and another called Chen-style t'ai chi ch'uan. There were other styles too with some Southern Shaolin thrown in for good measure. Words like "sticky hand" and "iron fist" come to mind. I was taught by a Chinese family, originally a warlord clan who had escaped communism.
    More recently I gave capoeira a shot. I sucked. Then Gracie Bara Jiu Jitsu and did ok at this.
     
  7. Babyface

    Babyface RIP Uncle Vlad :( Staff Member

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    [MENTION=4477]tbone[/MENTION] escrima is a full on system, my sensei also is a master of 3 systems and man his knife fighting is insane.

    [MENTION=2156]Dogbrown[/MENTION] Tai Chi Chuan my late sensei Mark used to study that, Gracie Jujtsu isnt bad, just watered down a lot for sport. They have some great operators dont get me wrong.

    Im going to japan hopefully september next year to train with a few of my Sensei's and one of my Shihan (10th Dans).

    I cant wait to get over there and train with the masters.
     
  8. Dogbrown

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    that's dedication my friend. Well done!

    Wish I had stuck it out with Kung Fu, I actually miss it.
     
  9. tor

    tor Well-Known Member

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    Second dan blackbelt in Hapkido checking in.
     
  10. Babyface

    Babyface RIP Uncle Vlad :( Staff Member

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    naice! how long have you been doing that for bro?
     
  11. tor

    tor Well-Known Member

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    I did it for 8 years mate then took a break. I still practice it about 3 days a week with my other martial arts thrown in.
     
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  12. Babyface

    Babyface RIP Uncle Vlad :( Staff Member

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    i trained today for a bit just did bo kata in the front lawn, bogans across the road were like dafaq.

    wait till i start doing tamishigiri in the driveway. Wont have any problems with crime lol.
     
  13. hashish

    hashish meow

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    I mastered the dim mak...
     
  14. whore moan

    whore moan Well-Known Member AGJ Supporter

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    Boxed for a few years does that count. ;)
     
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    flighhigh Well-Known Member

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    Started with Judo at the age of 6 and after doing other martial arts ended up training Aikido for many many. After having collapsed lungs twice after training I was advised by my Doc to stop or taking the risk of having two collapse lungs at the same time after 24 years.
     
  16. gogeta

    gogeta O.P.P

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    Wing chun and tong long Kung fu for a far few years then went all Muay Thai, bbj, American wrestling for mma. Practically Muay Thai is easier to be effective in a real fight scenario over a patterned formed martial art. But nothing beats some things like learning qi gong and those kind of practices from Kung fu and alike.
     
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    tor Well-Known Member

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    Haha yeah you got to love the stares. Mine asked me the other day if I new Steven Segal haha.
     
  18. Babyface

    Babyface RIP Uncle Vlad :( Staff Member

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    [MENTION=2196]Swazzle[/MENTION] I have a mate who is doing Taoism and qi gong and man he is incredible. Tong long is awesome did you study that in Brisbane?

    [MENTION=5497]flighhigh[/MENTION] not enough exhale on the break falls sounds like the collapsed lungs. I know a guy similar thing happened. 24 years is a long time. You don't forget it.

    Lol [MENTION=5052]tor[/MENTION] so many speds
     
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  19. gogeta

    gogeta O.P.P

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    [MENTION=96]BNO[/MENTION] yup brissy. Real interesting stuff qi gong one thing I've never really stopped practicing.
     
  20. Babyface

    Babyface RIP Uncle Vlad :( Staff Member

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    [MENTION=2196]Swazzle[/MENTION] it's one of those things I want to learn! I hear it's good for migraines and the likes as well as martial application.
     

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