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Old 11-02-2002, 07:59 AM   #1
Join Date: Nov 2002
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Which One???

I am an Aikidoka and I am thinking about trying a new MA. I have done Aikido for a couple of years and loved it, but, after doing a couple of years of a non-violent type of MA (and playing Tekken) I want to try something that I can use more effectivly in a real life situation. In other words a lot more violent. Stuff like breaking bricks and wood,learning how to punch and kick, becoming more athletic but with an emphasise on fighting rather than defending myself. I know that I may sound like a sadist, but I have to try it. I have been thinking maybe Muay Thai or Boxing or Taekwondo or something like that (i'm not really one for throwing. I want more punching, kicking, knees, elbows, you know what I mean). Can you help me out by telling me some different MA that would interest me. Thanks.
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Old 11-02-2002, 08:22 AM   #2
Jonathan Lewis
Location: Boulder, CO
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 35
Sounds like you are describing Muay Thai to me. But, just like looking into any sort of martial art, go visit all the schools that are close enough to you for you to actually go to regularly, and see which one is doing what interests you the most.

Jontahan "-no comment about 'effectivly' and 'real-life'-" Lewis
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Old 11-02-2002, 11:59 AM   #3
Dojo: Ronin Bushido Aikido
Location: Kentucky
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 34
I've been in the martial arts for many years and I've seen alot of forms come and go. If your looking for something with "more punching, kicking, knees, elbows" maybe you should try either Sambo or even Kempo. Keep us posted on your quest. Good luck.

Optimists consider the glass half full, Pessimists consider the glass haf empty. I consider the glass is TOO BIG.
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Old 11-02-2002, 01:03 PM   #4
Dojo: Northeast Aikikai
Location: Waltham, MA
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 14
It all depends on where you are.
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Old 11-04-2002, 11:23 PM   #5
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Dojo: Aikido Santa Fe
Location: Aragua Venezuela
Join Date: Jul 2002
Posts: 130
Keep your Aikido trainning, because what you find in this art you wont find it in any other.

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