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View Poll Results: whats your deal ? ufc hopeful ? amateur backgrounds , or couch warrior ??

have trained , competed in pro mma 0 0%
have amateur background in mma 4 8.33%
future ufc hopeful 3 6.25%
boxing experirence 3 6.25%
kickboxing experience(american style ) 2 4.17%
muay tai 4 8.33%
wrestling 4 8.33%
greco roman wrestling 0 0%
jiu jitsu 5 10.42%
tae kwon do 6 12.50%
karate 1 2.08%
kung fu 0 0%
judo 1 2.08%
other 0 0%
couch warrior 13 27.08%
frequent street fighter 2 4.17%
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Old 04-13-2009, 01:21 AM   #21 (permalink)
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I'm amazed that I'm one of 4 TKD practitioners that I know of on here.

Ignore the TKD hate guys, I'm sure none of you go to the type of school that gives TKD a bad name.
but swp, you get your blackbelt so much faster in the mcdojos! thats what its all about right?
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Old 04-13-2009, 01:42 AM   #22 (permalink)
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I did Tae Kwon Do when I was little and got a couple belts in but my teacher was a dick and completely turned me off the martial arts path. Now im interested again but im broke and cant join a gym, so I am trying to teach myself some BJJ but no one will try and learn with me. And ofcourse I go back to my hometown from college and someone who owns a gym offers me a free month of BJJ in his gym if im around. I cant get any luck when it comes to trying to train.
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Old 04-13-2009, 12:00 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Old 04-13-2009, 12:32 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Old 04-13-2009, 01:34 PM   #25 (permalink)
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I trained shorin ryu for about two years back in jr. high/ high school, but that was 15 years ago.

Now I am definitely a couch warrior. Gimme some mma or boxing on the TV and a 6 pack of cold ones and I'm a happy guy.
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Old 04-13-2009, 01:55 PM   #26 (permalink)
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man, I wish we could select "all that apply" and/or "other"

I have a background in kung-fu/karate, and am now training in Muay Thai with the intention to compete (in Muay Thai) and a little Jiu jitsu here and there for when I turn over to MMA (if I ever do...)
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but swp, you get your blackbelt so much faster in the mcdojos! thats what its all about right?
That's what I've heard lol! Of course any art that's widely practiced is going to have a lot of places that will sell you your belt. Our belt tests are freakin 4-5 hour marathons as I've said previously. Also our training is multidisciplinary, we have to have basic boxing and some ground fighting, which will increase as we go up in rank.

My teacher is big on memorization, which drives me insane and is largely responsible for how long our testing sessions are, there's a lot of sparring that only increases as you go up in rank, not to mention all the breaking and forms (kata) and creative form he insists on, and sometimes you have to discuss what you've learned and what you want to work on, etc. etc.

It's far too lengthy IMO, and I'm hoping the gojuryu teacher who is also at my dojang tries to make the test sessions a little more streamlined at some point.
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Old 04-13-2009, 02:01 PM   #28 (permalink)
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I am a couch warrior but I still do cardio and some weight training. Really starting to get into it now.

I wouldn't mind taking up boxing.
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Old 04-13-2009, 02:43 PM   #30 (permalink)
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That's what I've heard lol! Of course any art that's widely practiced is going to have a lot of places that will sell you your belt. Our belt tests are freakin 4-5 hour marathons as I've said previously. Also our training is multidisciplinary, we have to have basic boxing and some ground fighting, which will increase as we go up in rank.

My teacher is big on memorization, which drives me insane and is largely responsible for how long our testing sessions are, there's a lot of sparring that only increases as you go up in rank, not to mention all the breaking and forms (kata) and creative form he insists on, and sometimes you have to discuss what you've learned and what you want to work on, etc. etc.

It's far too lengthy IMO, and I'm hoping the gojuryu teacher who is also at my dojang tries to make the test sessions a little more streamlined at some point.
haha yeah that is way too long, our tests normally last for about two hours, give or take.

our tests have a lot of memorization too, but theres also a lot of breaking and some sparring too
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