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Have you got, like, your own style mixing these different styles together? Like Fieos-Jitsu or something?
Honestly the TKD made for great kickboxing and that is why I transitioned. I wasn't a big fan of Hapkido but it was a multi-disciple school. I love Judo and that is what interested me in training MMA, specifically grappling. Jujutsu wasn't the avenue I was looking for as I wanted no-Gi training so when I found a nearby MMA gym that had solid credentials I made the jump. The six months of Wah Lum was just something I tried for grins but I never trained to a point that I was comfortable with it.

Transitioning to MMA was quite a leap as my traditional background really made MMA training feel empty. The TKD and kickboxing gave me a very competitive edge in striking but not that much in the clinch. I used Judo throws from the clinch and didn't really focus on striking from there. MMA took a bunch of the pieces I had and helped me improved how they all worked together. Wrestling gave me different tools for take downs and AJJ (American Jujitsu) helped me learn ground striking defense and submissions at a more refined level than Jujutsu and Judo. Muay Thai helped a ton with eight point striking.

But yeah, I have a unusual fighting style but it feels natural to me. I started traditional martial arts when I was 5 or 6 years old. It has always been my passion.
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Honestly the TKD made for great kickboxing and that is why I transitioned. I wasn't a big fan of Hapkido but it was a multi-disciple school. I love Judo and that is what interested me in training MMA, specifically grappling. Jujutsu wasn't the avenue I was looking for as I wanted no-Gi training so when I found a nearby MMA gym that had solid credentials I made the jump. The six months of Wah Lum was just something I tried for grins but I never trained to a point that I was comfortable with it.

Transitioning to MMA was quite a leap as my traditional background really made MMA training feel empty. The TKD and kickboxing gave me a very competitive edge in striking but not that much in the clinch. I used Judo throws from the clinch and didn't really focus on striking from there. MMA took a bunch of the pieces I had and helped me improved how they all worked together. Wrestling gave me different tools for take downs and AJJ (American Jujitsu) helped me learn ground striking defense and submissions at a more refined level than Jujutsu and Judo. Muay Thai helped a ton with eight point striking.

But yeah, I have a unusual fighting style but it feels natural to me. I started traditional martial arts when I was 5 or 6 years old. It has always been my passion.
I have found TKD extremely helpful for striking. It is only in kickboxing, however, that I feel I've been able to use and build on the basic boxing training I've gotten along with TKD.

Right now my style is charging and chasing instead of stick and move. It's sooooooo tempting to chase elusive elusive opponents.


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With my height if I went chasing opponents my coaches would probably take me out behind the woodshed. I'm typically more of a counter striker unless there is a real miss-match that I feel I can just shut someone down. I prefer to stay standing until someone breaks out those bastard body shots....
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All but 2 people I spar with, unless it's open sparring, are much taller and bigger than me. If I'm able to stop myself chasing them, I try to take their legs out or go after their floating rib or sternum. Sometimes I can pop fools in the face.


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I have my Black in Karate(Shotokan) for anyone that doesnt know me here on the forum......

And a black in Tae Kwon Do....

I train at a gym locally and have focused my trainning more on fitness and size as I let my physical build slip after a car wreck a couple yrs back.....

My main focus is endurance and strenght....i ****ed two guys up at the gas station few weeks back that tried me askin for money and shit which escelated to demanding so I know i can still handle myself.....

I did have a sore shoulder for like a week after but Im not 18 anymore!!!!
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More people than I ever would have thought have or currently train TKD on this forum. I'm torn right now because my daughter loves TKD and wants to go back to it in the fall. I'd at least like to get my purple belt before I move on to another art (right now I'm an advanced green belt).

I want to stay at this gym (the kickboxing/MMA gym/sport karate dojo I'm at now) at least another 3 months and continue to work on my running, which means cut back on the alcohol and late nights, but they're so much fun.


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More people than I ever would have thought have or currently train TKD on this forum. I'm torn right now because my daughter loves TKD and wants to go back to it in the fall. I'd at least like to get my purple belt before I move on to another art (right now I'm an advanced green belt).

I want to stay at this gym (the kickboxing/MMA gym/sport karate dojo I'm at now) at least another 3 months and continue to work on my running, which means cut back on the alcohol and late nights, but they're so much fun.

Im done with alcohol.....I drink I am no matter what gonna turn into captain asshole......got that rep and Im done with that shit!!!!!


Smoke till I die though.....its rough on the cardio.....
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Im done with alcohol.....I drink I am no matter what gonna turn into captain asshole......got that rep and Im done with that shit!!!!!


Smoke till I die though.....its rough on the cardio.....
I caaaan't.

I do have to stop having 1-2 drinks every night though.

I don't smoke or go to the tanning both or spend like a maniac, we've got to have a vice here and there.


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I caaaan't.

I do have to stop having 1-2 drinks every night though.

I don't smoke or go to the tanning both or spend like a maniac, we've got to have a vice here and there.


hell go tanning again.....
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