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Old 04-15-2010, 01:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Okay wow Standup is so dead the doornails are more alive! I have wondered what makes people make certain decisions concerning their choices of art. So I present these questions to the entire forum(or at least those few who patrol Standup).

What is your personal favorite Martial Art. Why is it your favorite?

What is your favorite Martial Arts philosphy(if you have one)?

What martial art(s) do you study and, again, why?

My personal favorite Martial Art is Shotokan Karate. I love the organized process Funakoshi set down as well as the deep stances, powerful strikes and body conditioning.

My favorite Martial Arts philosophy is currently in flux. A week ago, I would have said The 20 Precepts of Shotokan Karate. But after a week of reading the Tao of Jeet Kune Do I don't know how I feel considering so much of the Tao makes perfect sense to me, and the same goes for the Precepts.

I currently study Shotokan Karate, as well as kickboxing. Kickboxing, because it is an art that doesn't require significant coaching to learn, as well as I'm not horrendous at it. Shotokan...I'm not sure why, its just what I want to learn.

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Old 04-15-2010, 05:13 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Okay wow Standup is so dead the doornails are more alive! I have wondered what makes people make certain decisions concerning their choices of art. So I present these questions to the entire forum(or at least those few who patrol Standup).

What is your personal favorite Martial Art. Why is it your favorite?

What is your favorite Martial Arts philosphy(if you have one)?

What martial art(s) do you study and, again, why?

My personal favorite Martial Art is Shotokan Karate. I love the organized process Funakoshi set down as well as the deep stances, powerful strikes and body conditioning.

My favorite Martial Arts philosophy is currently in flux. A week ago, I would have said The 20 Precepts of Shotokan Karate. But after a week of reading the Tao of Jeet Kune Do I don't know how I feel considering so much of the Tao makes perfect sense to me, and the same goes for the Precepts.

I currently study Shotokan Karate, as well as kickboxing. Kickboxing, because it is an art that doesn't require significant coaching to learn, as well as I'm not horrendous at it. Shotokan...I'm not sure why, its just what I want to learn.
My favourite stand up fighting style by far is Muay thai, just due to the variation of techniques, the medium long and short techniques, the power generated by the strikes as opposed to the flicky/flashy techniques of tae kwon do, kung fu etc, that don't work in my opinion against a good standard fighter.
But overall I love ju jitsu as there is so many techniques to learn, and you can tap a guy constantly for weeks then he can come back with a sub you've never seen before mission the next week.
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my favorite is muay thai...well the reason for it is cus i like brutality, power and most important of all, everything goes so there's much more combinations you can throw at your oponent than you can at some other known stand up martial art..for example, in karate i'm not sure but i don't think you have knees and elbows included and that's the reason i prefer muay thai over karate...or taekwondo, they're limited to legs only and punches to body (WTF version) .. not to mention that any of these sports don't even include proper clinching...i have a friend who trains TKD and we were just talking about clinching the other day and he was trying to convince me that they have clinching which he was right about, they do have em but that's not a real clinch for me..even k-1 clinching aint the real deal if you ask me...once you get thrown in the corner by your oponent and get an elbow rain into your face than you'll know what clinching is ... all in all, if i could explain muay thai in other words i'd call it "stand up mma"

my other standing art that i also train and like alot is boxing...boxing is a great thing to know and definetly pretty usefull nowadays especially if you're into sports like k-1, mma or such...you'll probably ask me why'd i train muay thai and boxing if you alredy learn how to punch @ muay thai trainings...it's simple, you learn how to punch at muay thai classes but training hands only for 2 hours ain't the same as mixing it with legs, knees and elbows for 2 hours...first, the combinations will be totally oposite of eachother if you mix it up at muay thai classes ofcourse...2nd, a guy with 20 years of boxing will teach you better technique when it comes to throwing punches than the guy who trained muay thai for 20 years; i've figured it out when a muay thai coach was replacing the boxing trainer once..it's nothing alike :P ... also the reason of why i train boxing, well it's mainly speed and power in both left and right...as a kid i was watching mike tyson aloooot (well who didn't ) so i had this weird dream of being just like him you know...punching a guy so hard and fast he wont see it coming but yet it will knock him out cold...ok i'm not mike tyson heh but my speed and power in hands improved thanks to boxing so my goal is partialy completed (partialy is there because i wanna be even faster and stronger) so yeah i'd advice all of you out there to pick any of the 2 sports i counted, you wont regret it...

for the end, if i offended anyone with my post i appologize for it, i didn't mean too...i haven't trained other stand up martial arts than muay thai and boxing so i know what benefits will those provide but that doesn't mean i disrespect other martial arts, i respect every single one of them (even drunken boxing, which is funny though! ) so don't get me wrong if i criticized TKD and karate, both are great and include some great things that muay thai doesn't but like i said i prefer muay thai and the reasons written above are just my personal opinion, just as everyone else has the right to state his/her personal opinions so no flaming please..


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What is your personal favorite Martial Art. Why is it your favorite?

Kickboxing/Boxing. Because if I somehow manage to be in a situation to defend my life and I don't happen to have a gun with me, these tools afford me the ability to defend myself against another person/persons.

What is your favorite Martial Arts philosphy(if you have one)?

Eye for an eye leaves the whole world blind, eye for two eyes and a leg leaves them blind and with a limp.

What martial art(s) do you study and, again, why?

Boxing/Kickboxing currently, wrestling in high school, bjj for 3 months.

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my favorite is muay thai...well the reason for it is cus i like brutality, power and most important of all, everything goes so there's much more combinations you can throw at your oponent than you can at some other known stand up martial art..for example, in karate i'm not sure but i don't think you have knees and elbows included and that's the reason i prefer muay thai over karate...or taekwondo, they're limited to legs only and punches to body (WTF version) .. not to mention that any of these sports don't even include proper clinching...i have a friend who trains TKD and we were just talking about clinching the other day and he was trying to convince me that they have clinching which he was right about, they do have em but that's not a real clinch for me..even k-1 clinching aint the real deal if you ask me...once you get thrown in the corner by your oponent and get an elbow rain into your face than you'll know what clinching is ... all in all, if i could explain muay thai in other words i'd call it "stand up mma"

my other standing art that i also train and like alot is boxing...boxing is a great thing to know and definetly pretty usefull nowadays especially if you're into sports like k-1, mma or such...you'll probably ask me why'd i train muay thai and boxing if you alredy learn how to punch @ muay thai trainings...it's simple, you learn how to punch at muay thai classes but training hands only for 2 hours ain't the same as mixing it with legs, knees and elbows for 2 hours...first, the combinations will be totally oposite of eachother if you mix it up at muay thai classes ofcourse...2nd, a guy with 20 years of boxing will teach you better technique when it comes to throwing punches than the guy who trained muay thai for 20 years; i've figured it out when a muay thai coach was replacing the boxing trainer once..it's nothing alike :P ... also the reason of why i train boxing, well it's mainly speed and power in both left and right...as a kid i was watching mike tyson aloooot (well who didn't ) so i had this weird dream of being just like him you know...punching a guy so hard and fast he wont see it coming but yet it will knock him out cold...ok i'm not mike tyson heh but my speed and power in hands improved thanks to boxing so my goal is partialy completed (partialy is there because i wanna be even faster and stronger) so yeah i'd advice all of you out there to pick any of the 2 sports i counted, you wont regret it...

for the end, if i offended anyone with my post i appologize for it, i didn't mean too...i haven't trained other stand up martial arts than muay thai and boxing so i know what benefits will those provide but that doesn't mean i disrespect other martial arts, i respect every single one of them (even drunken boxing, which is funny though! ) so don't get me wrong if i criticized TKD and karate, both are great and include some great things that muay thai doesn't but like i said i prefer muay thai and the reasons written above are just my personal opinion, just as everyone else has the right to state his/her personal opinions so no flaming please..


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I agree with you, if you've been to Lumpinii, and Rajadmnern stadium watched the fight, trained in Thailand and watched Buakaw Por Pramuk, Rammon Dekkers, Yodsenklai Fairtex and others, no stand up compares to these as I theep or sod(elbow) them in the face,lol. But I respect every other stand up technique, but love BJJ also on the ground.
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in karate i'm not sure but i don't think you have knees and elbows included and that's the reason i prefer muay thai over karate...or taekwondo, they're limited to legs only and punches to body (WTF version)

.. not to mention that any of these sports don't even include proper clinching...

for the end, if i offended anyone with my post i appologize for it,
There actually are several different varieties of knees in Shotokan, I'm not certain about other forms of karate. Because Shotokan is a rather aggressive-evasive form of karate it includes a huge amount of step-fighting(not in the context of step-sparring) in that you step in to close distance with your opponent. Many kata's as well as several counter techniques include the use of knees when close to the opponent. As for the "WTF version" it bothers me that people still train only body shots, as well as competitions only allow bodyshot(for the most part). Its not logical, if the art teaches you to strike at the opponent's vital areas, you should be allowed to in competition(except the junkular region, and fatal areas)

In the Kanku-dai kata there is the perfect example of a very similar to Muay Thai clinch. During this clinch you go for the clinch, wrapping your hands around your opponent's neck and pulling him down, then you throw a knee to the face, followed by(in exact Shotokan form) drop low and rotate around to engage another opponent. However in my modified version, instead of dropping and spinning. I attempted to alter it to become a double-leg takedown. I have not tested this on a live opponent yet, since I am not exceedly adept at the motion.

No worries man. You may like Mauy Thai, and that's good for you, but you didn't say the words that really piss off pretty much every traditionalist! So we're good.

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