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Does anyone have opinions as to which martial art I should take for self-defense? It is something I've always wanted to do, but haven't gotten around to.<br><br><br><br>
What is the best, in your opinion? I'm looking for the most effective. There are so many, I feel somewhat overwhelmed and it's difficult for me to take that first step..... like picking a video at Blockbuster... lol.
 

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Thanks, punkmommy. I'm very new here and I don't know anyone.<br><br><br><br>
Is he a martial arts expert?
 

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Buddadragon does martial arts, and he's a nice guy. He'll be happy to talk to you, but you'll have to pm him--he doesn't come to the Compost Heap. It's "buddadragon" with a lower case "b".
 

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I've done tae kwon do, judo and kick boxing. I think tae kwon do is best for actual fighting and self defense. Judo is more getting people down if they're attacking you and using key points in the body to make them stop. Kick boxing is more of a sport type martial art. If I were just starting, I would choose Tae kwon Do. It teaches a lot of self defense moves and is real uplifting. I also like the forms, which are a series of movements in a certain order that you do at each belt level, because it really teaches you the fluid of using movements and techiniques. Hope you have fun! It's great for the body, mind and spirit<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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"I'm moving this to the VeggiePatch. I don't think this should be controversial."<br><br><br><br>
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Are you kidding! If I hear someone say Karate beats Kung fu I'm gonna kick their ass LOL<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
(ok really I don't have a clue about any of this )
 

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Hi Skimmy! I do Tang Soo Do. Its a Korean martial art. IMOP,tae kwan do is a little limited for self defense. Its main focus is on competition. I could help ya more if I knew your age and what kinda time you are willing to put in. There all only as good as you put into them. Its alot of work. But worth it. Feel free to PM me and Ill see if I can help.
 

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I've heard of Thai-bo but not Tang Soo Do. I think I'll search online for a bit and perhaps do some PM'ing.<br><br><br><br>
Thanks for everyone's help. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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i thought thai-bo was mostly for fitness and didn't teach actual fighting moves <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/huh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":confused:"><br><br><br><br>
personally i never really thought of it as a martial art but i don't know much about these things.
 

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wing chun<br><br><br><br>
i'm obessed with it.<br><br><br><br>
I suggest you read up even just on the net and see which ones suits your personality.
 

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I took Ju-Jitsu a few years back. The following is an exerpt from a website, that gives you a general idea of what Ju-Jitsu is about.<br><br><br><br><span>"What is Ju-Jitsu?</span><br><br><span>Ju Jitsu means 'the gentle way' or 'the gentle art'.</span><br><br><br><br><span>Ju-Jitsu is a full contact martial art and is not to everyone's liking but those who stick it out learn tricks of agility and endurance that few realised they had before and when they first started to train with us.</span><br><br><span>Teaching starts with learning the basics of falling safely. We do a lot of falling.</span><br><br><span>The ethos behind Ju-Jitsu is using the power and weight of an aggressor against them. This can be a gentle manipulation or a full force blow or throw - whichever is most appropriate for the situation. Ju-Jitsu does not rely on great body strength, instead our training teaches timing, flexibility, agility and knowledge of the body. Combine all of these techniques and you have the ability to control a confrontational situation as much to prevent injury to the person who may be attacking you as to protect yourself.</span><br><br><br><br><span>The idea is that a defender will yield to then force of an attack rather that opposing it. If an opponent pulls the defender towards him then the defender obligingly pushes forwards rather than pulling back. In this way the force of the attacker is used against the attacker. If the attackers pull was countered by the opponent also pulling then who ever has the strongest pull would win.</span><br><br><br><br><span>Ju-Jitsu encompasses throws, locks striking and blocking techniques and so has a very wide syllabus. A defensive movement may well start with a block against a punch. This would be followed by a diversionary strike. This is not meant to incapacitate the attacker but to give the defender a second or two to apply, perhaps, a throw.<br><br>
When throwing use can be made of any hard surfaces on which the attacker will land and it may be possible to cause the attacker to land on his shoulder or other vulnerable part of his body."<br><br></span>
 

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Another thing about martial arts thats way fun! Fighting! Last nights results were two breaks on my middle finger and one on my index. Thursday I go to a bone guy to see if I need surgery or the middle finger reset. Im in a temporary cast till then. Ya gota love it to do it!<br><a href="http://cdn.veggieboards.com/0/08/08ead5d6_vbattach433.jpeg"><img alt="LL" src="http://cdn.veggieboards.com/0/08/525x525px-LL-08ead5d6_vbattach433.jpeg" style="width:525px;height:350px;"></a>
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/shocked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":eek:"> The mummy hand! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/shocked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":eek:">
 
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