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Old 08-20-2010, 10:52 PM   #11 (permalink)
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With the size you've been blessed with you should consider a concealed carry license. It's about 300 bones around here but it would prove invaluable if you got into a scuffle
Like I said in my original post, I'm only 16
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Old 08-20-2010, 11:00 PM   #12 (permalink)
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If you're still 5'5 at 16 I don't think you'll get up to much more than that, to be honest. No doubt you'd be able to fight other guys your size but you'd be at a disadvantage often times. Even the odds with a pistola!
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Old 08-21-2010, 01:13 AM   #13 (permalink)
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I wouldn't exactly agree with Xeb's last post entirely, but there's some truth to it I can't deny.

The fact is is that Wing Chun is not the "KO art" you're asking for. Basically, boxing is going to be the art that will teach you how to deliver the most raw concussive force with your hands. Developing power in Chinese martial arts requires years and years of practice, or to butcher the art by brute forcing through the techniques.

If you want to take Wing Chun, then by all means study it. It's still a solid art with a lot of good technique to it, and can teach you a lot. But it just isn't the most sport applicable thing around, and like I said, it's not the "BOOM, KO" style you were asking for.

So, yeah. I would say boxing. I'd also say Muay Thai or kickboxing - not sure what part of those sports Xeb thinks you'd have a problem with, I can't imagine. (Explain, Xeb?)

PS. I can understand kind of not wanting to do what everyone else is doing (which is at least what I thought you meant by 'traditional'), but if you're looking to learn how to fight quickly and acquire that KO power, you do what you have to do.

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Well I started in boxing. Did so for 7 years before I went to college and started kickboxing. And well.. im 5'9" and ive become very flexible over the years. But if you're 5'11"-6' tall I still cant kick you in the face. So one of my biggest weapons as a kickboxer becomes void. Move that around and make me 5'5" now I can't kick guys 5'7" and taller... see what I mean. its not entirely practical to be rolling leg kicks, and body kicks (other than groin kicks) in a real fight.
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Old 08-21-2010, 02:28 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Ah, I gotcha now Xeb. Somehow I managed to overlook that. I can understand then kicks being dropped out of the equation for his height/reach. I'm curious though, if then wouldn't the clinch range serve him especially well considering the reach he'll have with his arms? He'll have to get on inside the reach of anyone bigger than him, so wouldn't having elbows and knees for that range be pretty beneficial too?

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Ah, I gotcha now Xeb. Somehow I managed to overlook that. I can understand then kicks being dropped out of the equation for his height/reach. I'm curious though, if then wouldn't the clinch range serve him especially well considering the reach he'll have with his arms? He'll have to get on inside the reach of anyone bigger than him, so wouldn't having elbows and knees for that range be pretty beneficial too?

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well, clinch range will definitely serve him well. but standing elbows and clinching probably wont. i don't have a ton of experience clinching as I'd just prefer to get away or uppercut. i think he'd probably have trouble getting his knee to his (probably) taller opponent, and using elbows would limit his range even further.

i like to use mike tyson as an example... guess what his reach was? 72inches. how he was able to topple opponents with a foot more reach was with his boxing skills. which is great for small guys, learning to utilize lateral movement to get past the jab is a beautiful thing.
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Old 08-21-2010, 04:26 AM   #16 (permalink)
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you're young enough that you can probably pretty heavily sample each of the the major arts at an mma gym and pick out which ones you like best from that. boxing will teach you precision and technique if you're looking for the stand-up power to KO someone. you sort of need all of them though, especially since you're worried about your ground game even though you seem to prefer striking.
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Old 08-21-2010, 10:41 AM   #17 (permalink)
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and to xeberus, im only 5'5 and kicks are probably my most effective weapon, im also a tae kwon do guy though so that might be why...but you dont have to go for the headshot with the kicks, leg kicks and body shots are really effective. and in a street fight, that leg kick turns into kicking the side of the knee, they cant follow you after that
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Old 08-22-2010, 01:22 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Hi, I've been interested in MMA for awhile now. I'm 16 years old, wiegh about 97-101 pounds, about 5'5"-5'5'1/2" in height and was looking into muay thai. But then I started wonder about my ground game and all that good stuff. And i started wondering if Muay thai was really for me. Well I was wondering what kind of martial art would be best for me. And I would like a martial art that lets me just K.O someone like nothin'. All comments and martial art types are appreciated. Thank you.
It in essence doesn't matter which Art you select, as long as its trained with a specific purpose in mind. That is to say a Karate and Muay Thai practitioner both have the same potential for KO power, as long as that power is properly trained. Same can be said for TKD or Boxing/Kickboxing practitioners.

All of that being said. With Arts like TKD, or Karate, the goal of in class teaching(unless geared towards full contact sport) are not designed to train for the KO. If all you want to do is throw KO bombs, training in Boxing/Kickboxing/MT is a good bet.

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no wing chun >_< most martial arts are a joke.

you said you wanted to KO people, because of your size and height id say boxing is the best way to go about that. and i recommended wrestling because shorter guys are harder to take down and your physical condition will contribute greatly to your ability to fight regardless of whatever style you choose, but sure bjj is a good one also.

id recommend avoiding karate, tkd and wing chun.
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people have called my posts many things.. heck ive been told to die in a fire. but no one has ever actually called my posts disgusting.
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people have called my posts many things.. heck ive been told to die in a fire. but no one has ever actually called my posts disgusting.
Its the obvious disrespect to traditionals that disgusts me. I could care less if you don't want to learn any specific Martial Art. That's fine, you can make your own prejudices on the subject. But blatant disrespect for hundreds of years of values and beliefs, that is what's disgusting.
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