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Old 01-05-2010, 12:12 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Are any styles of karate in America worth learning?

I'm a complete mma noob but I'm taking a judo class and a brazilian jj class. The only classes they offer at my university that involve striking is Shotokan, TKD, Jeet Kune Do, hapkido, and self-defense. Are any of those worth taking or should I just go to the dojo a quarter of a mile down the street and learn muay thai?
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Old 01-05-2010, 05:22 AM   #2 (permalink)
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try shotokan first. once you get the hang of it and would like to make it more practical, move on to muay thai.
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Old 01-05-2010, 07:38 PM   #3 (permalink)
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try shotokan first. once you get the hang of it and would like to make it more practical, move on to muay thai.
I would like to learn shotokan it takes place at the same time as my judo class, my university has a huge martial arts program but unfortunately I have to take other classes to graduate. Right now I'm taking JKD and TKD.
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BJJ is more popular
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Old 01-06-2010, 05:18 PM   #5 (permalink)
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try shotokan first. once you get the hang of it and would like to make it more practical, move on to muay thai.
If you can go to muay thai a quarter of a mile away don't waste your time with shotokan.
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Old 01-06-2010, 08:42 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I went to an adult TKD class and the instructor was so dumb, he literally said BJJ didn't come from Judo. **** TKD, it's the closest a martial art can get to being completely useless in street fighting or mma, even Aikido's grappling would probably be more effective. I dropped the class and am taking volleyball

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Kenpo (not KEMPO)Karate is pretty ****in sick, one of the deadliest ones out there, designed for street self defense, and it a practical martial art, my coch got his 4th degree blakc belt in it before he started doing mma.
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I went to an adult TKD class and the instructor was so dumb, he literally said BJJ didn't come from Judo. **** TKD, it's the closest a martial art can get to being completely useless in street fighting or mma, even Aikido's grappling would probably be more effective. I dropped the class and am taking volleyball
you'll probably learn more about self defense and get a better workout too
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There's absolutely nothing in the world wrong with Shotokan, don't listen to the Muay Thai nuthuggers.

Its not the easiest to use in MMA, since it hasn't been perverted and ruined into a sport art...but its just fine as a striking art, just remember to keep your hands up! If you do it you'll see what I mean...
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The nearest karate style to mma is daido juko, but I think that style is not teached in the us. The use of a dojo for mma varies from dojo to dojo, just try it out.
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