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Old 12-04-2007, 19:22   #1 (permalink)
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Any martial arts fans/practitioners here?

I know this forum is mostly UK people, and to me that is a dark, foreign and sometimes disturbing world. (Though being Eastern European myself and growing up in a household where you get yelled at for calling football "soccer", I'm not too far away myself)

But is anyone into general stuff like MMA/BJJ or perhaps into watching UFC/Pride?

Opinions, just curious.

And I've already heard of all the usual homo erotic jokes, so feel free to share new material.

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Old 12-04-2007, 19:48   #2 (permalink)
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I fancy some of that krav mega myself, it's not an eye for an eye, it's when they attack you take both eyes.

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Old 12-04-2007, 19:55   #3 (permalink)
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Old 12-04-2007, 20:15   #4 (permalink)
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Boxing for me thanks.
Best fight I've been to was Ricky Hatton/Kostya Tszyu - brilliant night.
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Old 12-04-2007, 20:18   #5 (permalink)
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Watch as much as I can, UFC, Pride, IFL, EliteXC, Bodog Fight, whatever I can get my hands on. Was going to start training in BJJ but was going to go with brother however he went back to Australia, and I am going in under a month, so maybe I will join a BJJ gym when I get there.
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Old 12-04-2007, 20:41   #6 (permalink)
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I wouldnt join a BJ Gym
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Old 12-04-2007, 21:49   #7 (permalink)
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Old 12-04-2007, 21:52   #8 (permalink)
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i keep meaning to join a krav maga club, theres one close to where i work, those israelis know how to destroy somebody! it's none of this namby pamby kung fu nonsense, you're taught to fight dirty in order to get out of a situation that could be life threatening
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Old 13-04-2007, 05:21   #9 (permalink)
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Ok cool, there are a few...so atleast not all of you Red Bull hippies and house cats...

I've sorta interested in fighting in amateur MMA in about 3 years...I think it'd be a good learning experience, but I have to age a bit more, train more, and gain 15 more pounds to meet the weight requirement...

Ha. See you in the cage bitches!!!
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Old 13-04-2007, 06:39   #10 (permalink)
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Nin-jutsu, Judo and Karate Kempo (Mostly for fun, not performance)

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Old 13-04-2007, 08:20   #11 (permalink)
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K1 and Pride are like national institutions here in Japan. They love it, nice bit of gore at tea time.

I used to do kendo.

I've also been successfully mugged twice. Without a large stick, I was useless.
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Old 13-04-2007, 10:30   #12 (permalink)
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Boxing for me thanks.
Best fight I've been to was Ricky Hatton/Kostya Tszyu - brilliant night.
I heard you like being beaten around the ring
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Old 13-04-2007, 10:34   #13 (permalink)
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Did Shotokan until my knees caved in. Got some BUPA steel pins lined up. So should be back into it next year.
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Old 13-04-2007, 10:47   #14 (permalink)
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fought in competitions too. however touch contact doesn't teach you a fat lot when it comes to a real world situation.
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Old 13-04-2007, 11:13   #15 (permalink)
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Used to do a bit of MMA... JiuJitsu and wrestling mostly... was never quite so into the striking arts... Did some kickboxing to round things out a bit, though. Haven't done anything in a few years, though... Got more than a bit soft around the edges since then :/

I watch as much MMA as I can... I find it to be about the purest form of competition going... One guys skill against another, potentially in very different disciplines... The technical aspect to it is really interesting.
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Old 13-04-2007, 12:56   #16 (permalink)
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White Tiger Kung Fu because I liked to play with the weapons, thinking about trying Kickboxing or Boxing instead soon.
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Old 13-04-2007, 14:50   #17 (permalink)
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Old 13-04-2007, 14:55   #18 (permalink)
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I watch as much MMA as I can... I find it to be about the purest form of competition going... One guys skill against another, potentially in very different disciplines... The technical aspect to it is really interesting.

Did you watch the early UFC from the 90's? Perhaps then skill really shone through in a fight, especially among Royce Gracie. But now that everyone's worked on their ground game, it's back to basics. All of the victories you see among heavy weights is either a vicious ground-and-pound or some kind of crude submission. Kinda depressing really, as it shatters what you expected "martial arts" to be.

Things like Television and the 'net has really exposed martial arts I think...gone are the feudal days when people merely hear some sort of secret rumor of an ancient Shaolin temple of the 9 hidden chi dragons or some shit like that, filled with undefeated warriors...now you just go into the ring, and get your ass handed to you like all other traditional martial artists.

I do agree it's the purest form of competition, but many people still refuse to accept it. There are hardly any rules or "what ifs".
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Old 13-04-2007, 14:56   #19 (permalink)
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i think that UFC shit is just an excuse for a fight ...

the only thing that seperates it from pub car park scrapping is the commentary ...
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Old 13-04-2007, 15:04   #20 (permalink)
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Yeah, you get much better commentary in the car parks
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