Monday, November 16, 2009

Where can I find a traditional Martial Arts Retreat?

Specifically, I want to find a martial arts version of a Buddhist temple, a place where people can go to study, and is funded by the laity. (Or at least has some source of funding that doesn%26#039;t require it%26#039;s students to pay) I%26#039;m talking about a place where I can spend 1 to 10 years of my life, everyday training. Or are those all but extinct? |||Why? Are you wanting to become another Kwai Chang Caine? You%26#039;re talking about a tremendous amount of dedication here. If you are sincere about marital arts, you have already begun training at an accredited facility. If you%26#039;re intent on becoming a Shaolin Priest or something, sit down with your sensei and discuss this. If not, then maybe you should... just to get an idea of what it will be like.

|||go to korea, china, or a remote part of japan, or vietnam. You will find what you are looking for

Why do some martial arts give children black belts?

I don%26#039;t understand how some of these martial arts places award black belts to kids 11 or 12 years old. Unless the child is some kind of amazing prodigy I don%26#039;t see how it does anything but cheapen the black belt. I noticed that parents also like to brag about their child having a high ranking belt. Don%26#039;t you think if they want to brag it should be about winning compeitions?|||I agree ... many martial arts schools in America have completely cheapened the idea of a black belt.

I%26#039;ve been training for 18 years. I also write leadership books using martial arts principles. A funny (and true) story ...


I was doing a book signing once, and two parents came up with their kids (ages about 8 and 10 years old) in tow.

%26quot;Oh!%26quot; said the father, after having me sign several book, %26quot;You%26#039;re a black belt?%26quot;

%26quot;Yes,%26quot; I replied.

%26quot;How wonderful!%26quot; said mom proudly, pushing her children forward. %26quot;Both of my children are 2nd degree black belts!%26quot;


I was so flabbergasted, I think I simply stood their with my mouth hanging open. Not only does giving a child a black belt cheapen the entire martial arts process, I think it also makes it dangerous for the child.

Neither of the children I met that night could have weighed more than 70 pounds. As a father, I wouldn%26#039;t want either of my children thinking that because they got a black belt they were so highly skilled that they could win a street fight. That%26#039;s asking for problems.

Great question! That%26#039;s been bugging me for years.|||At my school they give out junior black belts, so after you go through all of the kids belts, then you get your junior black belt with a colored stripe in the middle, and the colored stripe, is the color of the adult belt you are, because in my style of karate, you can%26#039;t have a black belt until you are 16.

Why any school would give out an actual black belt to anyone under that age doesn%26#039;t make much sense to me, I%26#039;m sure they are not up to the same level that the adults are.|||the black belt has little to do with the %26quot;master%26quot; level which westerners often think of when they hear the term %26quot;black belt%26quot;

In contrast to the %26quot;black belt as master%26quot; stereotype, a black belt commonly indicates the wearer is competent in a style%26#039;s basic technique and principles. The student has a good understanding of concepts and ability to use them but has not yet perfected their skills.

A black belt is not the end of training but rather as a beginning to advanced learning: the individual now knows how to walk and may thus begin the %26quot;journey%26quot;

the further subdivisions of black belt ranks are called dan grades where higher numbers means higher rank

just remember once the the child has a black belt they still have a lot of years of training ahead of them before they become a 2nd or 3rd dan black belt|||the reason we give kids black belts is cause we like kung fu fighting midgets that we put on youtube for cheap laughs|||The answer is money, and the schools that do such things are called McDojos.|||It%26#039;s nothing but a $$$ game. I%26#039;ve heard from several sources that such a practice has %26quot;devalued%26quot; the black belt in America such that many Japanese practitioners of karate and similar arts do not consider an American belt to be %26quot;legit.%26quot; I can%26#039;t say for sure, though.

I like BJJ%26#039;s rule that a child under 16 may not earn even a blue belt and that you must be 19 to earn a black belt. While that%26#039;s pretty early, at least it provides a rule to follow.|||All schools or associations have their own rules and belt structure. As a children%26#039;s instructor I do not agree with children receiving the same Black Belt rank as adults. The top belt my children can receive is a Junior Black Belt (which is a white belt with a black stripe encompassing it). To become a certified black belt they must earn their junior black belt then train full time until they reach the age of 18 years and test as all adults test. If they pass, then and only then do they receive their black belt with certification. Yes it%26#039;s a long road for some but they learn and refine their craft over the years. We just had one of our youth earn his black belt after almost ten years of training. He%26#039;s good, really good and it shows.

But there are some pointing fighting systems that offer black belts for youth programs. Their focus and goal is different and the children who receive such rank are competing in sport fighting systems against other kids of equal age and experience. In this regard offering a higher belt may make sense but it truly comes down to each individual art and school.

I feel every person investigating martial art should find out is the art meant for sport or self defense or both? Find a style or system that interests you.

Have fun and train hard. Martial Arts builds better personalities and bodies. Enjoy the experience and enjoy your new found life style!|||Places allow kids to test for black belts because their parents are willing to PAY for the tests.

It%26#039;s all about the money,

Any respectable place will have a youth belt rank structure in place, that will NOT include black belt. They will allow kids to test until they are old enough to test for an adult rank.|||Check out these videos:

This is just a small sample of a 10 year old and 11 year old black belt.

How can you argue that these children are not legitimate black belts? These children are not rare prodigy%26#039;s, there are hundreds of 9-14 year old black belts that are phenominal at martial arts.

They may not have the maturity of an adult blackbelt, but they are usually ahead of their peers in school.

Of course, there are some children blackbelts who do not remember all their forms, or who don%26#039;t demonstrate the technical skill that one would expect from such a high rank. But can%26#039;t the same be said of some adult black belts?

Being a black belt doesnt mean that your a great athlete, or that you can beat people up. The black belt isnt the end of the journey, it%26#039;s only the beginning. I%26#039;m 36 years old, I have no problem with children black belts.

James|||because there dumbasses my friend is a black belt in karate he got it when he was 10 and then he quit now hes 14 and barley remebers any thing|||Most schools who give out black belts to such young kids are in it to make money. More belts = more belt test fees = more income. You%26#039;re really does cheapen the black belt and takes away from those who train for years and years and legitimately earn a black belt! It%26#039;s also dangerous, in my gives these kids a false sense of security. They also don%26#039;t get the satisfaction of feeling like they really earned something through hard, hard work.|||For the bragging thing, its much more of an achievement to obtain the next belt level then it is to win a competition. A competition is one day and anything could happen. They could be sick, have an off day, have a great day, or have a lot of luck. A belt is something they work towards for months, even years. A metal shows the accomplishments of a day, a belt shows the accomplishments of months, blood, sweat, tears, and perseverance.

If a kid is 11 or 12 years old they could have started when they were 5 or 6, that means they would have been doing martial arts for 6, 7 years. That%26#039;s a long time, also were not talking about little kids, these are preteens, Jr. high.

I know a lot of kids that age that are amazing and are better then some older teens. You make it seem like a crime. But at my dojo, they have black belt, costume black belt then adult black belt (that%26#039;s for people who started as kids) because you are (in some sense) right. There is a huge difference between adult and kid black belts.|||the dojo i went to only allowed people to TRY for their black belt when they became seniors in highschool. Only then were they allowed to test for it. It wasn%26#039;t an automatic given kind of a thing.|||Its not martial arts its the dojo that teaches it i dont mind 11-14 yer olds getting a black belt because that is reasonable my problem is seein 7 year olds with black belts i wouldnt mind if someone STARTED at 7 but starting like at 4 and being as uncoordinated as they are they shouldnt be alowed to start

What is the best martial arts to learn for a man age 48?

I%26#039;d like to get into Martial arts at the age of 48. I had training in judo at 21.....but stopped. Is it too late to learn? What would be the best art to learn?|||Tai Chi. Some may think that sounds silly but there are martial applications to tai chi that are applicable to other martial arts or any physical movements. You have to join a good school though. The physical, mental, and emotional benefits are amazing.

I don%26#039;t recommend tai chi just because you are forty-eight. You could definitely, depending on your current physical condition, do something more physically demanding. I just like it because is works on all dimensions of your health.|||Try Tai chi. Its not rough, its soft, yet strong on the same time. Lots of M%26#039;sians practice Tai chi.

Chi gong is not bad too.|||Yes, Tai Chi is good, and may I suggest most martial arts, as I have trained in Karate, you take the fight to your opponent, whereas Tai Chi and Aikido, you don%26#039;t...and as Mr. Lee had said, it%26#039;s not the art OF fighting, but NOT to fight. Check those out, and maybe you%26#039;ll understand what I go train hard, and eat healthy.|||i liked tae kwon do. I remember a man being in his 60%26#039;s just starting.|||Tai-Chi. it is slow and is basically stretching until you get into the advanced stuff. my uncle does Tai-Chi and is in his early fifties but does all of the sword twirling stuff|||What about Tai Chi?|||Taekwando.|||Its never too late to learn, certainly not at the age of 48, your still young.

Try anything, personally I do boxing and kickboxing and I enjoy these very much. I have tried others such as karate etc, too much pondering about learning routines for my liking, rather than training and getting involved in some good action.

Goodluck with whatever it is you choose.

How long would it take for me to gain enough flexibility to do full-split for martial-arts ?

I am 23 and interested in learning some kicking involved martial arts.I%26#039;ll start and do it for years only if i think i can do it.I%26#039;ve been going to the gym for 6 years now.I have an athletic and fit body( in shape,but not big,not small either ).

How long will i have to work to do full-split if anyone can guess ?|||Hard to say and the fact that you are 23 will make it harder to attain a full split especially if you are talking a center split as opposed to a side split. Start doing slow static and dynamic type stretching now and you should see some improvement in your flexibility in a few weeks. Also remember to stretch out your lower back since the hamstring muscle group interacts with your lower back making it crucial if you are going to improve your flexibility. You may also need to have adequate rest time on your heavier lifting days before stretching and kicking. I encourage my students to have nothing less than 4-6 hours of rest before coming to class and stretching if they have had a heavy day of working legs in the gym. This way they don%26#039;t pull muscles or have them rip without warning which can sometimes be the case if they are overworked and not given proper rest.

As for how far you will be able to get down I would not worry if it does not happen and you can%26#039;t get completely down. If you stretch properly you will be able to get down pretty far but probably find that you still are a few inches short of going down all the way. Even so this will be more than adequate to do any kind of kick that you care to learn.|||I realize that as a man and one who started to do the spits in my late 20’s and as someone who is above averagely muscular always seems to cause a lot of surprise when I do the front splits. (I can’t do the straddle splits yet but I’m about 8” from the ground at this point.) The reason that I bring this up is that I think anyone can do the splits, even the least likely candidates like me, and this is how.

Warm up with some cardiovascular exercise. I usually do the elliptical machine. Once warm the following stretches work really well.

Sit with legs together and reach both hands until you have your feet in your hands. Keep your back as straight as possible. Breathe normally and deeply. Hold for 30 Seconds.

While seated, bend one leg with foot back and away from body. Knee should be about 30 degrees away from other straight leg. Reach for foot of straight leg. Breathe normally and deeply. Hold for 30 Seconds. Repeat with other leg.

Lay on back. With one leg straight, pull other knee to chest with both hands. Breathe normally and deeply. Hold for 30 Seconds. Then pull same knee gently to the side until upper arm is flat on ground (If it hurts stop.) Breathe normally and deeply. Hold for 30 Seconds. With hand of same side grab outside of foot palm down and pull towards body. (If it hurts stop.) Breathe normally and deeply. Hold for 30 Seconds. With both hands grab same part of foot and gently pull towards center and hold. (If it hurts stop.) Breathe normally and deeply. Hold for 30 Seconds. Repeat other side.

Sit back up and place foot of one leg flat to the outside of the knee of the other and rotate upper body so that you can put the elbow of the straight legged side to the out side of bent knee. Look behind you as you do this. This one’s a yoga move I just don’t remember what it’s called. Breathe normally and deeply. Hold for 30 Seconds. Repeat other side.

Now put soles of feet together and as close to the groin area as possible. Grab the outsides of your feet together while knitting fingers. Use your elbows to push down knees. Keep back straight. Go as far down as you can with out pain in the knee. If you feel any knee pain or pressure ease up or stop. Breathe normally and deeply. Hold for 30 Seconds.

From this position extend one leg so that knee of extended leg is against sole of foot. Reach for sole of extended leg’s foot. Keep back strait and don’t bounce. Breathe normally and deeply. Hold for 30 Seconds. Repeat other side.

Now spread legs as far as comfortable. Reach towards center with back straight. Then reach for either sole with back as straight as manageable. Breathe normally and deeply. Hold for 30 Seconds for each side and center. Spread legs a little further if you can and repeat center.

Lie on stomach and bring bent leg under body so that knee is close to sternum and back is straight and parallel to ground. Breathe normally and deeply. Hold for 30 Seconds. From this position put palms on ground and push chest upward so that leg behind and upper body bend toward each other stretching abdomen a little. Breathe normally and deeply. Hold for 30 Seconds. Repeat other side.

After this you can attempt the splits a little but don’t try to go all the way down. It will take several months, or more if you’re super old like me—33, but do not rush it or you may hurt yourself. Always make sure there is no undue pressure on your knees and/or back and if there is stop immediately. Don’t risk injury. I wish you luck. I apologize if the descriptions are hard to follow.|||I guess 10 years. I have been trying to do it myself randomly but I guess you really have to have a trainer for that.|||In seconds, just wear socks and find a well polished floor or a smooth patch of ice.|||Full-split is not strictly necessary for martial arts but indeed it %26quot;comes natural%26quot; when you use to practice extensive movements for a while.

Time needed for a full-split depends of how elastic your body is, and that time is different person by person.

Although I can just imagine how you are, I can tell you may need even less then one year if you already used to go to the gym, but we can%26#039;t omit that there are people that can%26#039;t make a full-split at all because their tissues aren%26#039;t capable of such extensive ability.

So, it just depends, and I think it is better for you to ask it to your trainers.|||There is a gentleman that says he can teach anyone to do full splits (and even farther than 180 degrees) in 4 months if they have the basic ability to do them. By that, he means if you can put one leg on a chair such that your hip is at 90 degrees (either for %26quot;front%26quot; splits or %26quot;side%26quot; splits), and do it with the other leg as well, then you have the basic tools and ability to do the splits.

I have a student following his plan right now, so I%26#039;ll check with them on his name and website location..............|||hey i do kickboxing at waterford martial arts! i love it there , when i started i was about as flexible as a rock but now i can do the full splits! it took me a year to be able to do them! the way i practise it is by

.first warming up well with a few squats ect...

.next i would do some body streaches for my back.

then i would move on to my legs,attempting the splits twice a week at first,then increasing it too once a day after a bout 2 weeks!

now i practise the 3-4 times a day just to keep flexible!because if u dont practise your legs will become less flexible and will take you much longer to achieve your goal!

and remember it takes work so be prepared for some stiffness and also remember always push yourself to that point before it hurts and not beyond! :-)

have fun and best of luck!

How to improve stamina for martial arts?

i just got into an advanced martial arts class, and to warm up, we do a LOT of running and push-ups and crunches. ive never had a lot of stamina. does anyone have any recomendations on how to improve my endurance?|||Any cardio workout is going to help you. Remeber just because your not in case does not mean you cant be working on your stuff. or running the warmup.

ALWAYS TRAIN HARD AND NEVER QUIT|||You are improving your stamina by running, performing pushups and crunches in your class. There%26#039;s no need to prepare for class when you are obviously getting conditioned through it.

If you still have plenty of energy between classes, you could always practice your techniques full speed. Perform your katas/forms full speed a few times. This way you improve your technique and stamina at the same time.

Or you could perform pullups, pushups and other bodyweight exercises, free weights, and the like. But then you will possibly be sore and overtrained by the time you get to class. Would you rather be exhausted before you even get to class?|||Go on a cleansing diet for about three weeks. Stick to green vegetables and maybe a hard boiled egg, a chicken breast, or a can of tuna once per day. After the three weeks, you body should have gotten a lot of the endurance impeding waste out of your system. Spinach should be a staple.|||Run a few times a week for 30 minutes. If you can%26#039;t do 30 minutes, go as far as you can each week and slowly increase it.

But if your technique is any good, the fight shouldn%26#039;t last long enough to require stamina.|||to increase my stamina, i just put myself in a state of mind that ignores all pain and tiredness. it hurts like a lot all at once right after the training session but still, it works.|||By doing the warm ups you are supposed to do every time you are there.

Jump rope and run.

Jog in place and then do some shadow boxing.

Do every thing you can to wear your self out|||Get enough sleep, eat good, exercise. Try to get anaerobic for your last 2-5min of exercise and then add a min every week.|||concentrate on breathing normally this helps|||go on the elliptical machine, and push yourself to the limit. Then wait a day and do it again

What do you want to see on a Martial Arts website?

I am going to make a site for a friend and am wondering what kinds of stuff people involved in martial arts would like to see on a good website. The site is for a small martial arts training center.

Links? Videos? Pictures? Info?|||when looking at a site, i would like to see credentials. i don%26#039;t want to be taking from someone that doesn%26#039;t know what they%26#039;re doing. i also want to see the styles of martial arts they would be training in. information on how they progress through different levels. i would want see something of a mission statement to know their priorities. videos aren%26#039;t really a must for me, but i would like to see pic and maybe some links to different sites that would provide more info on the styles of martial arts that would be taught there. a schedule would be nice too.|||Part of my Kenpo patch collection, I have about 400 and have been collecting them for the past 10 years. Many of them from around the Globe and include some very rare Kenpo patches.

I would love to have my own site.|||a Peace sign ! lol|||Wow, man! Sorry about all those other answers. Must be the full moon.


You should definitely have basic info: Address, Phone#, Name and Rank of your top instructors, maybe with a short bio.

It%26#039;s always nice to include some pictures of the school, perhaps with students practicing. (A good time to subtly let people know whether you prefer to teach kids or adults).

Definitely put some details about the style - it%26#039;s history, how it relates to others styles, etc...

-A training schedule is always a good idea.

-Perhaps your fees, but some schools prefer to only discuss that in person.|||Nude ninja chicks|||Information about the style and the curriculum.|||porn|||Videos!

Videos of up and comers too, not of washed up has beens|||Dude it%26#039;d be awesome if u make a martial arts website. I think that a good martial arts website should include workouts, taek wondo or karate combinations, information on tournament preparation, simple self defense techniques,etc.|||whenever i research some martial art school%26#039;s website, i always look for what it tells about its specific style. the website should state basically what style it is and how differen it is from others. demonstration videos such as breaking and self defence are always nice. you would also need a page about the head teacher or something.

make it look attractive, yet simple to use.|||real street fight videos of people who dont know how to fight/ so you can get to know what to expect in a fight|||Lineage of training for the instructors. There are a lot of self-proclaimed %26quot;masters%26quot; out there and it is nice to see if someone is full of crap or not. Videos are good too, but not flashy XMA crap either. Solo weapon stuff is annoying. If it was weapon sparring that would be better. If its not, leave that alone. Some actual sparring clips or highlights of specific techniques taught. It%26#039;s always nice to see when I teach a specific drill and one of the students retain it and it falls into place during open fighting.|||a flying ninja|||I like viewing martial art websites and have been involved in martial arts for a few years. I think its important to have specifics about the style of martial arts advertised, the history on that style, credentials of the instructors if for a Dojo. The websites I like the most have video of the instructors performing kata and other techniques being taught in the class. Anyone who has bee involved in martial arts knows how hard it can be to remember kata if your only going to class once or twice a week for an hour. The video is great so you can practice at home and reference the video when needed. This allows you to concentrate more on proper application of the technique during class and not worrying so much about if you have the basic movements down. Hope this helps.

How do I deal with my g/f who is a martial arts instructor and is tougher than me?

I am currently seeing a woman and do love her. My problem is she is a martial arts expert and physically I am no match for her. I practied with here once and she stopped because she didn%26#039;t want to hurt me. I had no previous experience in martial arts. I want to continue in this relationship but it bothers me. She once joked to her friend that she was my protector. It really hurt. How do I cope with this?|||Have some back bone. A bat cancels out karate. But this is not the issue. If you don%26#039;t respect yourself, how will she be able to respect you. It has nothing to do with who can kick who%26#039;s @ss.|||IT should not be a competition between you both, and you should stop feeling insecure about it. Karate is not street fighting either.|||Well Hon, that may have been a tad insensitive of her. But you yourself admitted that she was joking.

There%26#039;s nothing to deal with here, Hon. You love her. Maybe she could kick your butt if she wanted to....but she doesn%26#039;t. There%26#039;s nothing wrong with having a GF who is more capable of destruction that you are :)

Be happy that you have a GF who is so accomplished at something. And if she mentions that %26quot;protector%26quot; thing again, tell her in private that it bothers you. And I%26#039;m sure it won%26#039;t happen again!|||Just because she%26#039;s a martial-artist does not mean that she is %26quot;tougher%26quot; than you (People are usually a lot tougher than they think). And yes, a well-aimed punch or kick can hurt anybody, so your girlfriend was just being realistic.

Now, I have had martial arts training, I%26#039;ve been in a lot of fights, and I know that beating somebody up is one of the easiest things there is (That%26#039;s why almost every moron can manage it). The idea that this makes you %26quot;manly%26quot; is moronic. A long time ago, I had a girlfriend who probably could beat the crap out of me if she really felt the need to do so (It%26#039;s determination that counts, not brawn) and it didn%26#039;t really matter to me.

Of course, if your girlfriend intentionally uses this to belittle you, then it%26#039;s a different story.|||Just tell her not to say those things when you%26#039;re around....and you shouldn%26#039;t be angry just because she%26#039;s a woman and she%26#039;s physically stronger than you.|||Why not become more proficient in martial arts on your own? If she%26#039;s a stand up style (karate, tae kwon do...), learn a ground style (jiu-jitsu, judo...) or something like that. or just let her be the man if thats what she wants.|||Challenge her to a wrestling match. To gaurantee a win, use any electric hand-held device and strip away the plastic so the wires are exposed. Use it as a home made taser, lightly enough that she is weakened.

Where can i find a security guard with martial arts training in new york city?

i%26#039;m looking for an unarmed guard with martial arts training to be present at a victim-offender mediation session in brooklyn. needs to have basic state license.|||Just put %26quot;certified martial arts proficiency%26quot; in your list of required skills when posting the job opening.

If a certain %26quot;state license%26quot; is needed, specify it in the prerequisites.|||Take your pick.|||Why not check the martial arts schools themselves? Call the instructors. They know their students.


Sensei J. Richard Kirkham B.Sc.|||There has to be a security company in NYC that can give you someone to meet your needs. Just look in the phone book or internet.

How do I deal with my g/f who is a martial arts instructor and is tougher than me?

I am currently seeing a woman and do love her. My problem is she is a martial arts expert and physically I am no match for her. I practied with here once and she stopped because she didn%26#039;t want to hurt me. I had no previous experience in martial arts. I want to continue in this relationship but it bothers me. She once joked to her friend that she was my protector. It really hurt. How do I cope with this?|||Have some back bone. A bat cancels out karate. But this is not the issue. If you don%26#039;t respect yourself, how will she be able to respect you. It has nothing to do with who can kick who%26#039;s @ss.|||IT should not be a competition between you both, and you should stop feeling insecure about it. Karate is not street fighting either.|||Well Hon, that may have been a tad insensitive of her. But you yourself admitted that she was joking.

There%26#039;s nothing to deal with here, Hon. You love her. Maybe she could kick your butt if she wanted to....but she doesn%26#039;t. There%26#039;s nothing wrong with having a GF who is more capable of destruction that you are :)

Be happy that you have a GF who is so accomplished at something. And if she mentions that %26quot;protector%26quot; thing again, tell her in private that it bothers you. And I%26#039;m sure it won%26#039;t happen again!|||Just because she%26#039;s a martial-artist does not mean that she is %26quot;tougher%26quot; than you (People are usually a lot tougher than they think). And yes, a well-aimed punch or kick can hurt anybody, so your girlfriend was just being realistic.

Now, I have had martial arts training, I%26#039;ve been in a lot of fights, and I know that beating somebody up is one of the easiest things there is (That%26#039;s why almost every moron can manage it). The idea that this makes you %26quot;manly%26quot; is moronic. A long time ago, I had a girlfriend who probably could beat the crap out of me if she really felt the need to do so (It%26#039;s determination that counts, not brawn) and it didn%26#039;t really matter to me.

Of course, if your girlfriend intentionally uses this to belittle you, then it%26#039;s a different story.|||Just tell her not to say those things when you%26#039;re around....and you shouldn%26#039;t be angry just because she%26#039;s a woman and she%26#039;s physically stronger than you.|||Why not become more proficient in martial arts on your own? If she%26#039;s a stand up style (karate, tae kwon do...), learn a ground style (jiu-jitsu, judo...) or something like that. or just let her be the man if thats what she wants.|||Challenge her to a wrestling match. To gaurantee a win, use any electric hand-held device and strip away the plastic so the wires are exposed. Use it as a home made taser, lightly enough that she is weakened.

Where can i find a security guard with martial arts training in new york city?

i%26#039;m looking for an unarmed guard with martial arts training to be present at a victim-offender mediation session in brooklyn. needs to have basic state license.|||Just put %26quot;certified martial arts proficiency%26quot; in your list of required skills when posting the job opening.

If a certain %26quot;state license%26quot; is needed, specify it in the prerequisites.|||Take your pick.|||Why not check the martial arts schools themselves? Call the instructors. They know their students.


Sensei J. Richard Kirkham B.Sc.|||There has to be a security company in NYC that can give you someone to meet your needs. Just look in the phone book or internet.

What is a good name for a dojo/martial arts school?

I am planning to open a dojo/martial arts school, what should I name it? Thanks for good ideas in advance!|||shaolin dragon academy. so generic. good luck.|||Kill Bill III|||Martial Law?|||The naming of your business could be one of the most important decisions you will make. A name%26#039;s originality and legal availability will create a real asset value of its own, as it becomes marketed and gains market acceptance.

The name you choose will become the focal point of all the benefits and features that relate to your business. Customers will be able to find and refer others to it in the future.

Since any names that are suggested here may already be owned by another party, I wanted to go a different route...

I suggest either hiring a name creation firm or get together with your friends and/or family and throw a %26quot;name party%26quot; %26amp; have everyone bounce some ideas around. Compile a listing of names that you like the best. Once you have that list, do as much free research as you can before you delve into comprehensive research.

I listed some links where you can do some preliminary name checking. However, please be aware that this is merely scratching the surface of what%26#039;s out there.

Only comprehensive research will tell you if the name is truly available. But, these links are free %26amp; a great place to start, so I%26#039;d try them out first.

Comprehensive research consists of looking at marks that are similar in Sound, Appearance or Meaning in the pending %26amp; registered Federal AND State trademark files as well as the US National Common-Law files.

There are other sites that offer free searching capabilities in conjunction with their commercial services, so I%26#039;m not able to post those links due to the Yahoo! TOS. You%26#039;ll also want to check domain names %26amp; yellow pages, so simply do a search for %26quot;free domain name search%26quot; and %26quot;national yellowpages%26quot; and the appropriate links will pop up.

Hope that helps! I wish you much success %26amp; happiness in all your ventures!|||Pro Dojo|||D-fense

What's the best martial arts to study for self-defense?

Martial arts that are available here in the Philippines.

Maybe here are choices:





And tell me why that%26#039;s the best martial arts to study.|||There is no best style to take. What is best for me may not be best for you. Please go to some schools. Check out there classes. Try to take some trial classes. Find what is best for you. Learn which one you will dedicate yourself to learning.|||It all depends on whether you want to learn how to fight, or if you want to learn how to be able to defend yourself. Most people get involved in martial-arts because they want to learn how to fight, and not on what martial-arts is all about. If you just want to be able to defend yourself, study Judo. The premise of the discipline of Judo focuses on self-defense. The origin of Judo was just to be able to defend yourself and not using offense to hurt someone. That%26#039;s why you see a lot of submission moves in Judo. If you just want to be able to fight, study something like Jeet-Kun-Do. Learn the origins of these arts. Read up on them. You will find out things like nunchakus, or numchucks were originally used to mash beans. Generations ago, in the Far East, many farming or gardening tools were used as weapons to defend against the sword, or the bow,etc. You will also learn things like the definition of Karate is %26quot;with an open hand.%26quot; Jeet-Kun-Do means, %26quot;the way of the intercepting fist.%26quot; Just don%26#039;t take Akido because you saw, and liked, Steven Segal movies. The art form of Akido doesn%26#039;t use and kicks or punches, but you would never know that that%26#039;s what Segal Studied.|||There are some pretty awesome native phillipine styles. But out of that list you gave, i%26#039;d say boxing. Boxing is the most immediately street effective out of what you gave, and by immediately street effective I mean, karate for instance, takes a long while to learn properly for it to work against an unorthadox fighter. but boxing you can use almost as soon as you start, and I beleive is better than kickboxing, because on the street your gonna want both your feet on the ground to avoid falling over adn ending up rolling around on potentialy dangerous floors with an opponant that is potentially holding a concealed weapon.|||Well if you%26#039;re in the Philipines, I%26#039;d say the native Philipino style of Escrima and Philipino empty hand arts are the best because you have people there who actually know them. I know a guy in the Philipines who learned his %26quot;Karate%26quot; from playing and fighting with other people in his neighborhood.

Kickboxing, in your situation, is probably best because you are sure to get a better variety of hand and foot techniques. In the short run, Kick box.

In the long run, study all 4 of those styles you mentioned AND take Judo or Yudo or Jujitsu.

One day you will get old. Traditional Martial Arts Techinques and the bob-and-weave from boxing will help you when you need to use brains over speed and strength.|||As a few others above mentioned, your list doesn%26#039;t have the styles native to the Phillippines and Indonesian islands. Kali, Arnis, Escrima, and Silat are all top-notch self-defense systems.

I%26#039;m a former amateur boxer - and I would still steer you towards these styles. Boxing is very effective and will arguably get you in better shape, but it%26#039;s certainly not as complete. The styles of the Phillippines are street-fighting, survival techniques with rigorous and practical training.

This is a great info page on martial arts of the Phillippines:|||Given those choices, I would pick karate.

Boxing and Kick-Boxing are great fighting sports, but they don%26#039;t teach you much in terms of escaping a situation: You%26#039;ll have to stand there toe to toe. That%26#039;s good for fighting, but you said self-defense. And there%26#039;s a world of difference between the two. Karate is just more versatile.|||If you%26#039;re in the philipines then you can study silate and kali!

I would say kick-boxing is good because it is hard and brutal. Next would be karate. Boxing is good too, but it is also good to be able to kick. If I had more time I would do a combination of kicking and punching styles.|||Taekwondo because it teaches you to kick and that will give you distance against the attacker and you are using your legs, the strongest part of your body. But as you get older, it becomes more difficult when your joints get stiffer. For sheer violence, go with Kick-boxing.|||For me it is Dekiti Tirsia Siradas.

Its a complete martial arts with weapons, empty hand and ground fighting.|||Well there are some restraints you need to think about when choosing what martial art to study. Maybe the following article will help you reach a desicion,|||For self-defense martial arts studying in the Philippines I would say Mano Mano, hand to hand combat methods. It gives you one of the best defenses against an attack on the streets.|||Muay Thai Kick Boxing bc it teaches you the art of eight limbs (Fists,Knees,Elbows,and your Legs) it simply turns you into a weapon|||personally i%26#039;d say kickboxing because its easy to pick up yet its great for self defence :)|||Judo for self defence.|||Find the closest Chinese Kung Fu academy.

I recommend Buk Sing Choy Li Fut|||for me it%26#039;s judo. because, i%26#039;m not well-built.

What do you think is the best Martial Arts?

I am currently taking Muay Thai i have been doing it for bout half a year and i am training to fight. Once i have my fight i am thinking about looking into other martial arts so any suggestions.|||The best martial art for you is the one that suits your body and mind the best.

Grapplers are stocky and often short, they have a lot of core strength. Americans who are tall often like the kicking/punching varieties like TKD, or any school of Karate. Their longer reach gives them an advantage there.

My cousin loves Kung Fu and he is tall and skinny (extremely). He loves the strategy. His main concern is self-defense.

I%26#039;m medium-height and stocky and I love Judo and Aikido. I also love the philosophy. I don%26#039;t care if I can defend myself or not. That%26#039;s not to say that I can%26#039;t, just that it%26#039;s not foremost on my mind.

What suits you? Maybe try MMA for a while and ask, %26quot;Where did that move come from?%26quot; when you find one you like, or that works well for you. If after a few years, the answer is always one type of martial art, then try to find a teacher for it.|||Well that depends on what you plan on doing. For instance, if your looking for a martial art to help or incorporate in competition, you should take a look at Jiu jitsu(the japanese version is more rounded than brazilian), or Tai kwon do. If your looking for a martial art to help in real life scenarios without any ref or rules my suggestions would be tai chi and ninjitsu(aka budo taijutsu, also be careful which style you take up there are many imitators out there and practitioners that don%26#039;t even understand the art) however in latter of the two it does take years of practice to be a very effective and efficient martial artist because they are real martial arts(they are some exceptions to tai chi), and a real martial art is a lifetime art.

And Last but not least if your looking for hard hitting martial arts there are karate and judo(composed mostly of throws) also these martial arts can also be incorporated in mma type competition or standatrd competition.|||There is no best martial art. From Muay Thai to Tai Chi, no martial art is better than another.

As for what you take next, take an art that interests you and will give you what you want out of it. Best to start of by seeing what arts are available in your area and see which one has the best teacher. Now that you have training in a striking art, you should try a grappling art like Jujitsu, Judo, Brazilian Jujitsu, Maharlika Kuntaw, or Ninjutsu.|||There is no %26quot;best%26quot; martial art. It all comes from your game and what works for you. The best martial art is a combination of the best elements of every martial art. For example, Anderson Silva has amazing Muay Thai, Tae Kwon Do, Karate and Boxing, along with amazing wrestling and Jiu Jitsu. It%26#039;s his dedication to all of the martial arts that makes him so dangerous.

No one martial art is superior. They all have their benefits. It%26#039;s all in how you exact your martial art. With that said, I think a Jiu Jitsu and Muay Thai base is the best way to go for starters, as Muay Thai will teach you to hit and get hit, and Jiu Jitsu will teach you a lot about position and how to damage the human body from any position.|||I second the motion that there%26#039;s no %26quot;better%26quot; martial art. There are simply different systems with different focuses. If your goal is to be the next winner at %26quot;contender%26quot; or just make a career as a professional fighter (not me) then take up boxing or MMA. If your goal is to emphasize self defense combatives and not be concerned with forms (katas) and the dance like moves then you probably should take up Krav Maga or one of the %26quot;reality based%26quot; systems (I warn you. Though extremely effective, the moves don%26#039;t look pretty; so keep that in mind if the beauty of your art is a concern).

Then you have all the different schools, some of them like contact (don%26#039;t join them if you don%26#039;t like getting owies) some of them don%26#039;t. Some are like a %26quot;martial health club%26quot; with a lot of calisthenics others leave that up to you and focus on technique. Either way the art is as strong as the practitioners. Imagine someone who says he practices Muay Thai but has a glass chin or has never worked on developing his strikes... (sad picture isn%26#039;t it?)

Just find a school near you and join them. Give them a few months and, if you think they have what you are looking for, stick with them. Whatever style you choose, train hard and you%26#039;ll be very good.|||the best MA is the one that saves you life or limb in a real situation.

freestyle karate woud be a good martial art to compliment your muay thai training.freestyle karate will teach you stand up,ground/grappling,weaons and practicle self defence.|||Muay Thai is great. It is difficult to say which is the best, because there are so many different levels of martial arts. I think a good supplement would be wrestling or judo.|||judo as it uses every part of your body|||I like Brazilian Ju Jitsu and Capoweira. It really is a personal preference.|||krav maga or bjj because its a fad ma that gets talked about a lot and doesnt work in real life.|||None. It%26#039;s the person behind it.

You%26#039;ll understand that when you continue to train and expand your horizon in life.|||The one you enjoy studying the most.

What is the best martial arts to learn?

I am weak and ppl always talk **** about me and to my face cause they know i cant do anything. im sick of feeling this way, i want to be tougher or at least to back myself up sometimes. so i was interested in getting in some kind of martial arts, and i was wondering what is the best kind of martial arts to learn??? pls help me, i want to be a little stronger and know what im doing.|||Japanese Jiu-jitsu.

Best wishes :)***|||Hi there:

If you have seen UFC before, you can see that they use muay thai, box, jiu jitsu, etc. If you really want to learn how to fight, you have to learn how to fight on the floor or on your feet. I would recommend you do kickboxing and jiu jistu. jiu jitsu is very effective, you can learn self defense with it as well as throwing people to the floor or submitting them on the floor. Since jiu jitsu is leverage, strenght is not everything. You use your body as a lever, to submit people sweep them or throw them. So i would recommend this two martial arts.|||i would say Taekkyun but its only in Korea and also its too deadly. So i would just go with taekwondo since its a little easier and safer. Also Taekwondo is a deadly sports too. i hate when everyone says that taekwondo is a ***** sports and if it is then why wear protection if its nothing. Remeber it is originated from Taekkyun, Koreans 2000years martial arts that is deadly. Heres a little history, Korea was conquered by japan when japan had just westernized (guns) and took over Korea. When japan took over they immediately BANNED taekkyun from existence or people faced death. After the WW2 Korea was free from Japan and immediately demanded their sacred martial arts to be resurrected once more but instead of calling Taekkyun now today they call it Taekwondo. A modern version of Taekkyun since not many practice the sacred MA and almost lost. But people very few during the conquered still practiced and now spreading their knowledge of ancient MA of Asia. Muay Tai is great but NOT has powerful as Tae... |||any martial art will help you in what you are talking about. if you can say you are weak it is because you believe you are weak. Any good martial arts class will help you instill a belief of self worth (self esteem) and value. Notice i didnt say they will do it for you...they will help you do it for yourself...thus making you stronger than before you started the class. Punches are punches, kicks are kicks. at his point dont get into the %26quot;this is better, this one is even better%26quot; type of info. Get yourself into a class, whatever is available in your area, and find out for yourself. God willing, you will find a true martial arts leader at the head of that school who will be able to really help you on the inside and the outside. |||i would say kickboxing, but it might be quite rough if you are a lady. kickboxing includes , kicking and boxing as u can guess =P if you want something like kicks and something less %26quot;tough%26quot; go for Taekwondo ITF. it is taekwondo with better punching and guard techniques. its NOT olympic style taekwondo its not taekwondo WTF, it is Taekwondo ITF ok? :) once u learn taekwondo and become a black belt =P wow.. you wont let anyone come close.. if you are a lady go with taekwondo ITF

IF a guy.. do kickboxing its rougher but you get tougher and flexible.. :)

are u a guy or a girl? =PP sorry i didnt see it anywhere..|||Lift weights, get into great cardio condition and start training at your local MMA gym.

You%26#039;ll be stronger, faster and well-rounded.

But keep in mind, as a female, you have an instant disadvantage in a real combat situation against a much bigger male - it%26#039;s basic physics. With a lot of training, you could hold your own, but don%26#039;t expect this to happen overnight. |||well since i know a little bit more about you than others, let me tailor the answer to fit you best... look up %26quot;martial arts%26quot; in the phone book or online in your area... call around and see how much classes are and at what times they are... whatever%26#039;s within your price range is what you should consider... avoid any gym/dojo that does not teach self control as a base fundamental. martial arts are for self defense, not for beating someone up... you%26#039;ll probably find karate, tae kwon do, and judo places very easily

by the way people, she never said she wanted to beat the holy heck out of anyone|||try muay thai it is a strong martail art which is great for females it has strong moves and great fitness and great body conditioning other wise i suggest wingchun or boxing so when you snap you jump them with a flurry of blinding fast and well executed strikes they won%26#039;t know what hit them|||Any martial arts will help you to improve yourself. I think all you need is to boost your self confidence. Don%26#039;t worry if people talk about you. Martial arts teaches you having a good living and discipline.|||Any martial art will do.

See what is available in your area,

Sit in on some classes and

Pick the one that is most interesting to you.

%26quot;Sticks and stones may break my bones but names will never harm me.%26quot;|||You should learn some boxing because punching is easier then kicking but if you want to kick too i suggest you learn kickboxing or muay thai. You also want to know some grappling martial arts like wrestling or Brazilian jiu jutsu|||Nin-jitsu is really good for self defense as it is really close combat. But its full contact so don%26#039;t do it if you can%26#039;t take a hit.|||learn as many as you can|||well any martial art would do that. but krava will do it in a faster time.|||Without meditation, physical fitness, and constant drilling, all styles are ultimately useless. However, these are the top 10 styles, the criteria being their energy and mechanical efficiency as to how it applies to the laws of physics in relation to the human body, namely, the defender using the least energy possible, to put an attacker in the most compromising, if possible helpless, position possible. From top to bottom, these are the top 10 in my not-so-humble opinion;

1) Tai Chi Chuan, but to study it as a martial art you have to know all 5 frames of the Yang long form, the strongest and most effective of all the Tai Chi styles as Yang Lu Chan%26#039;s master, is rumored to have studied the art he handed down to Yang from the Daoist sect that were descendent students of Shang Sang Feng himself. Just a rumor though, don%26#039;t buy too much into it.....

2) Shaolin Kung Fu, or Tibetan Crane style, the style created by Lama Ordator.

3) Shuia Jiao; more throws and flow than Judo, more power conditioning and moves than catch or Indian wrestling, and more ground work, emphasizing escaping from the ground so you get back up, than BJJ. When Shuia Jiao does go to the ground, they are not planning on you stayind down there, they have techniques on how to quickly get back on your feet.

4) Karate or TKD, trained in old school, as martial arts.

5) Catch wrestling, Judo (any style), and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, ALL OF THEM, trained in old school though. Believe it or not, the style the Gracies teach, and the style used in MMA circles, are completely different. If possible you want to learn from Helio himself, or any Brazilian BJJ player who has been in vale tudo matches. Old school BJJ is just as effective as Judo was, albeit a bit different. See, both Kano and Helio, were small, weak, frail men, so because they were built in a similar manner, they both adapted the Jiu Jitsu they learned in similar ways. Helio never reached the levels of skill of Kano or Mifune, because he was highly competitive, fighting frequently, whereas in Japan the tourneys are not as frequent as Helio%26#039;s fights were. Despite not being refined, Helio%26#039;s version of BJJ is all about high speed submission. Two people step in, 30 seconds later, arm bar or choke. Old school BJJ could in fact be called %26quot;speed Judo.%26quot; You want to submit somebody as fast as humanly possible, not roll around on the mat with them. Helio, in the book %26quot;grappling masters%26quot; criticized modern BJJ players for having sloppy technique, and as a result being too slow.

6) Old school boxing, although good luck finding a coach that teaches old school methods from the 40%26#039;s and 50%26#039;s, when the sport was at its peak.

7) Muay Thai; simple, easy to learn, but way too full of weaknesses, more than people realize.

8) Krav Maga; best defense for when accosted by a gun, knife, or hand grenade. The unarmed hand to hand though sucks; its not refined at all but then, that is not the emphasis. In Krav Maga they don%26#039;t train you to do Jet Li stuff, they train you bit, claw, kick, scream and wriggle out of a bad situation and then cut and run. In other words if you are looking for refined unarmed combat you won%26#039;t find it here.

9) MMA BJJ, the bastardized version that has dudes replace technique with power, and in doing so loosing valuable speed, and as Helio criticized, valuable seconds.

10) Sanda, not to be confused with Sanshow!

Hopefully your area will have a martial art from this list, and hopefully they will be afiliated with a larger organization. Also, word of the wise, smacking the crap out of a bully, or hell, thanks to adrenaline pulling some %26quot;one man army%26quot; stuff, it only makes it so that people don%26#039;t dis you to your face, but they will still dis you behind your back. If people don%26#039;t respect you, they will never be nice to you or treat you with kindness. Ever. See this world is full of self-important swine, self-important swine who like to harm and hurt other people. You can not fight all of them, especially in this country where social darwinist crap actively encourages such behavior, there is simply way too many of them. The only thing you can do is take up martial arts, take all their breathing and relaxation exercises seriously and if you are lucky you may find an instructor trained in how to mentor bullied teenagers. Because bullying is a problem in school, the majority of martial arts instructors from reputable schools, some of them, have had training and effective in experience in how to handle that sort of thing.

You smacking the crap out of the biggest or worst of them, is not going to change their self important view of themselves anymore than Ogotai Khan collecting nine sacks of ears, soundly beating Germany%26#039;s best warriors, changed the German%26#039;s opinion of themselves. The fight between Ogotai Khan, and the Germans he killed, could not have had a clearer outcome; he ordered an ear cut off for every victim, and indeed, 9 sacks of ears were sent back to him. %26quot;Royal *ss whuppin%26#039;%26quot; is a gross understatement in that scenario.

But tell me, did a bunch of brown asian dudes from the asian central steppes make Germans in general any less turdish, any less hard and cold hearted, any less murderous, genocidal and cowardly, and any less arrogant? No it didn%26#039;t, because Ogotai Khan should have finished the job, but that%26#039;s beside the point; the point is that that the royal butt slapping he gave them, did not change them at all. It does not matter how vicious it is, how good a fighter you become, it will not change them, or their view of themselves.

See, in Israel/Palestine, both sides are arrogant and full of grandiose self importance, but no matter how many Israelis Arabs kill, or how many Arabs Israelis kill, neither side has changed how they view themselves, or how arrogant they are, have they? I%26#039;ll tell you from bitter experience, that smacking the crap out of a bully will stop the physical harassment, but it will not stop the talking behind your back, or even outright ostracizing.

Teenage egos, are fragile, and I have said for a while now, that egos are like pimples; the bigger it is, the more painful it is when you touch it. Your best course of action is indeed to take up a martial art, work hard, compete in tourneys and kick some *ss so that you develop a reputation for toughness, as an intimidation factor to prevent any physical harassment. Next, talk to the school authorities, but if they turn out to be sociopathic, you may end up having to contact law enforcement, preferably a sherif rather than state police. Generally Sherifs are much nicer law enforcement than policemen.

Whatever you do though, never fight on the offensive; they will only use that to make YOU look like the bad guy.

good luck.

What are the 10 principles of the Martial Arts?

Please give me the 10 principles of the martial arts and a description of each (what is it)./ I know one is create a b ase but thats it. I want to better understand the Martial Arts and how to improve my skills. Tx for any answers.|||Well here is the DoJo Rules Shito Ryu (my style) Karate

1. Treat everyone with courtesy.

2. Karate-ka (students) will bow when entering and before leaving the dojo.

3. Karate-ka will maintain a serious attitude at all times. No profanity or loud talking in the dojo.

4. Do not criticize other karate-ka.

5. No rings, watches or other jewellery may be worn during class.

6. All karate-ka will comply with the dojo health rules. Personal hygiene (cleanliness) is essential. Finger and toe nails should be clipped short.

7. All karate-ka must wear a clean white karate-gi (no rips, holes or tears) and a karate belt of grade tied securely around the waist at all times.

8. All karate-ka must wear the proper crests on their karate-gi.

9. Higher belts should aid lower belts in their training. Lower belts should follow the instructions of higher belts in the dojo.

10. Karate-ka will attend at least two classes weekly at the times designated for their instruction.

11. There will be no sparring without the express permission of the Sensei.

12. Smoking, drinking or eating is not permitted during the classes.

13. Under no circumstances will any form of Shito-kai Karate be taught be any Shito-kai member to any non-member.

14. Shito-kai karate-ka will behave at all times as ladies and gentlemen both inside and outside the dojo.

15.No Shito-kai karate-ka will provoke violence outside the dojo or allow themselves to be provoked into violence, under pain of expulsion from the martial art of Shito-kai Karate-do for life.|||The answer is... there are not 10 common principles that apply to all Martial Arts. The only way to understand MA is to enroll in a local school and start studyng a style. As you become proficient in that style, you may decide that there are other styles of MA that you like better. The important part is that you begin.|||You have to first understand that you will get 230948203948203948 versions of your %26quot;10 principles%26quot; seeing as there are so many styles out there. With such a subjective question, why don%26#039;t you decide for yourself what YOUR principles will be? Why let someone else tell you what to do and believe? Part of martial arts is the journey for yourself!

How should I learn martial arts quickly?

How should learn martial arts quickly? Which one would be best for me? According to expert human body has 300 or more weak point. So how should I learn about those weak points? If I want to fight %26amp; win then I have to know about weak points. So is there any website where I can learn about it free?|||first..there is a big difference between the body%26#039;s weak points. and pressure points.

if you want to learn quickly..ignore pressure points, and traditional styles such as karate, kung fu, taekwondo.

find yourself a krav maga, jeet kune do, or other modernized self defense system that doesn%26#039;t beat around the bush. i often recommend vee arnis jitsu, and Hock Hockheims scientific fighting congress. others include tony blauer, jim wagners reality based self defense.

presure points have alot of confusing theory that will take years to master and even then you might miss...half of it is nonsense in my opinion. others will disagree.

weak points however on the body are areas that generally you cannot protect. such as your joints. top of your head, temples, eyes, nose, throat, chin/jaw, neck, solar plexus, groin, knees, ankles, tops of feet, fingers...etc ..focus on those.

there are well over 300 %26quot;pressure points%26quot; on the body. which can lead to confusion in the heat of a fight. but only a handful of %26quot;weak areas%26quot;...which you are most likely to be able to attack at any given moment.

i may or may not be able to his your liver 3 point, then your triple warmer 17, then gall bladder 46 pressure might work, i doubt it, but just maybe. ...but if i punch you in the throat i guarantee ill get your attention.

traditional arts are ok, but they are usually %26quot;fighting%26quot; arts. and take a long time to learn to a level of any proficiency. mma, judo, boxing etc..can be learned quickly (good place to BEGIN training)...but they have rules and are limited in their application on the street.

modern self defense oriented arts, or military/police tactical arts get straight to the nuts and bolts of defending yourself now (not in a few years) and have no rules.|||You can%26#039;t learn any martial art quickly. To learn a ma properly takes years of practice and dedication.

I wouldn%26#039;t advise you to learn without an instructor. Chances are, you%26#039;ll be doing the moves wrong, and run the risk of injuring yourself seriously. You need an instructor to correct the little mistakes you make and explain moves to you properly.

As for the weak points - only an instructor should teach you that. It%26#039;s wrong to give people information that could be harmful towards other people unless you know they%26#039;re reponsible enough to know not to use it except in extreme conditions. Since you%26#039;re talking about getting into fights, I doubt that you%26#039;re responsible enough. Any martial artist knows not to instigate a fight on purpose. The rules are to fight only in self defence, if you can%26#039;t escape the situation first.

If you have the patience and maturity to go and learn a ma, then look for classes that are available in your area. Most instructors will give you a free class so you can see whether you like it or not. Try a few different places and see which you like best.|||If you want to learn about the pressure points in the human body, you will need to focus more on medicinal/theraputic arts, THEN martial arts if you have any intensions to apply them in combat.

When studying martial arts, the main importance is to learn about YOUR body first, NOT your opponents.

My cousin studies oriental therapy and medicine, I%26#039;m not sure if this is what she uses, but it%26#039;s pretty similar.

It%26#039;s not free though, sorry. I don%26#039;t think it should ever be free nor quick either.|||You can not learn quickly. You must master tecniques slowly and move on to the next tecnique once you have praticed and mastered the learned tecnique. It takes years to become a high ranked belt in Martial Arts.|||There are no shortcuts. It takes time, sacrifice and a lot of hard work if you want to learn a martial art. Of course the more that you put into it the more you%26#039;ll get out of it.|||no point leaning about your opponents weak point if you can not get to it.

Better to training hard first.

What is your favorite Martial Arts book and what did you get from it?

Do you have ISBN%26#039;s too if you have them? I want to start collecting good books on different Martial Arts.

Thanks.|||Tao of Jeet Kune Do

Fuokoshi%26#039;s, all his books

Fumio Demura

Zen of MA

Zen Flesh Zen bones

Best Karate Series.

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|||I liked small circle jujitsu - wally jay|||Sun Tzu- Art of War

Bruce Lee- Tao of Jeet Kune Do

What is your understanding of martial arts history?

What is your understanding of martial arts history, in general? OR in your particular art of choice, in particular? (VERY IMPORTANT: Cite your web, authoritative historical university-level scholarly sources highly desired, but not required)|||Read A History of Warfare by John Keegan to get the idea about how to view the martial tradition. Once you do this, pick various historical books on individual styles, regions, and conflicts that shaped the way that mankind wages war. Even today, the ways that individuals fight has changed to a degree due to equipment (on the battlefield), weapons, and the legal risks we incur when we fight in %26quot;civilized%26quot; society.|||given its 2000 year martial arts heritage, there is understandably a number of chinsese fighting systems, there were over 400 fighting systems extant in chinese history, which makes it improbable to know how many systems exist in chinese martial arts. virtual explosion of the martial arts occurred during the feudal era of japan where some 725 japanese fighting systems were documented|||wikipedia is a good place to start. They usually have a clutter free distillation to work from. My personal understanding is far from the best, but I%26#039;d get a Phd. if they gave them.|||karate is very old, it means empty hand loaded mind|||IT SUCKZ!!!!|||Do your own homework you lazy bastard!

here are some interesting sources for WMA I studied.

I really don%26#039;t care much about CMA history. I read romance of the three kingdoms. I think thats as close as I%26#039;ll get.

george silver

codex wallerstien


fiore de liberi

hans talhoffer

sigmund ringeck

ott the jew

johannes leichtenhaur (spelling is off)

Joachim meyer (spelling)

Enjoy. You just might learn something and have info from actual fechtbooks rather than spouting lore and national pride beliefs that you find in many asian martial arts origin stories many of which are conflicting due to %26quot;lineage wars%26quot; and other stuff that detracts from training. (who cares who had the original, can it work TODAY, is all that matters)|||I%26#039;m going to answer this from an Eastern History. In the West we have the wrestling styles of Athens moving toward the Roman Gladatorial bouts, which heavily effected the fighting styles in Africa (especially Northern Africa) and Europe. In the East, the Bodidharma created exercise sets (Lohan) off of the fighting styles he learned as a kid in India. These evolved over the years to become Kung Fu (Chuan Fa) which emigrated to the Fukien Province (Fouzhou Shaolin Temple) and then to Okinawa (mixing with old Okinawan Di) which always had many Chinese immigrants in the city of Naha. Karate, prior to WWII then went to mainland Japan (which also had Jujitsu, based on other Chinese Monks travelling to Japan centuries before) and to Korea (Tang Soo Do... Chinese-kara, Hand-Te) where it was again synthesized with old kicking techniques (Taekwon) to create the Korean styles. American servicement after WWII then brought styles from China, Japan, Korea and (mostly) Okinawan Karate to America in the 1950s and 60%26#039;s. America added the aspect of %26quot;sport%26quot; to karate, and so we have MMA, UFC, Tournament Karate and other sports fit for 20 year olds.|||ouch, that%26#039;s a rough one. Well for the most parts there are lotsa legends. There%26#039;s the one of Bodidharma going from India to China to spread Buddhism and bringing %26quot;vajaramushti%26quot; with him (an old form of indian martial arts from which, what the legend says, kung fu evolved. Even as far as the historical facts that are proven, such as the use of boxing, wrestling and pankratium (anything goes) by the ancient Greeks, there are the objections of those who believe that the Greeks acquired these skills from the Egyptian who aquired them from the Africans and so on...

Does martial arts make the body weak in the long run?

I%26#039;ve heard that cartain martial arts like muay thai and boxing put lots of stress on the skeletal system and can lead to athritis etc? Is this true?|||Martial arts is two fold. It is great for you heart, your mental health, your stamina, your flexibility, your muscles and more. As with any sport or activity moderation, proper form and stretching is essential.

Now part two. Any style that causes you to get in the ring and go full contact such as you have mentioned does in fact injure you permanently. Anyone who says it doesn%26#039;t is living a lie. Look at Ali. He was one of the greatest boxers who ever lived however he still got hit a lot and has suffered life long consequences.

I recommend light contact just as Tae Kwon do. Even the great art of Kung Fu requires you to disfigure your hands and feet to build up callouses to make power strikes.|||Yes, look up Shihan M. Miura. I know him, he%26#039;s starting to have back problems because he trained like sick training when he was young. But he%26#039;s in his 50s and still more fit than most guys, and can definitely still put out any UFC or MMA guy i%26#039;ve ever seen.. but yea training to that extent will eventually be bad for you.|||They might but as some answers say drink lots of milk and VITAMIN D because with out that than you will not be able to absorb enough calcium. Also be sure to stretch. My friend takes it and hes 15 and been takikng it for atleats 10 years plus like hours and hours a day of training|||Only in extreme cases. Best to take joint juice, calcium, vitamin d, and magnesium if you are going to do any serious training that can cause this.|||Yeah, Thai Boxing might set you up for some painful silver years. However, martial arts training can also be good for longevity. Check this dude out:|||NO dude look at jackie chan he is like 60 and is still strong or look at the monks from the shoaling temple they are old but good in health thanks to martial arts|||yes, if you train for long periods of time. Some Martial arts focuses more on mental training though.|||Yes. But in extreme cases only.

It depends on what you do, and depends on how far you take it.

For longevity, tai-chi is acceptable, but the question of longevity deals with your physical fitness, RATHER than skill in the martial arts.

Granted that the most skilled tend to be physically fit.

Muay-thai, if done competitively, will f--- you up.

It deals with sustained cellular degeneration.

Body hardening shouldn%26#039;t matter, because it only deals with your nerve endings on your skin. But worry about internal injuries.

Generally, your cells have a limited amount of possible divisions. The more times they divide, the shorter their telomeres get, and the more degraded the next generation of cells.

It is assumed that your cells nearing their end manifests itself as old age.

So it is logical to assume that excessive injuries and strains to your body, will cause greater cellular reproduction to heal you, thus shortening your life span.

There are also components to the martial arts that sacrifice your dexterity. A lifelong xiaolin monk, who punches stuff day-in-and-day-out will probably never have the dexterity to play a piano or a guitar.

If longevity and the martial arts is an issue to you, consider genuine ninjutsu, or a stealth based martial art. Or become a NAVY seal (with an emphasis on surreptitious entry), or other special warfare operative.

Preferably the Air Force%26#039;s special warfare division. Or a Ranger.

This will force a balance between your mental and intellectual capabilities and your physical fitness.

Ninjutsu has an extremely intellectual component, and so does the AF specialized spec. war. div.

It requires intimate knowledge of certain branches of science.

The point of the mental/physical balance is to address the brain degeneration. What%26#039;s the point of having a fit body, if your consciousness is gone.


Be careful though... The groups that I mentioned--what they do isn%26#039;t fighting.

They operate with the Occam%26#039;s Razor philosophy of the Art.

Take down, as fast as you can.

They%26#039;re prime directive is to kill, or incapacitate as quickly as possible.

The apex of navy training would be SEAL (DEVGRU).

The Air Force = Pararescue OR the Special Ops. Weather Tech (which is very similar to the Marine Force Recon.)

Army = Ranger.

But it is crucial that you master the ability to turn on-and-off your individualism, and how to adjust to civilian life. will be in a serious state of emotional disrepair.|||no|||athritis is possible with like 25 yrs of boxing but drink lots of milk(calcium)...i dont think it would be any different than farming or working manually for the same amount of time

What is the requirements to learn the martial arts?

Hi Everybody! can anyone tell me that is there any requirements to learn the martial arts, like age fitness etc. and how much time is consumed in the learning? i m a boy 23years old and i do not have good fitness, can i the martial art easily?what type of it will be good for me, tai kuan do, tai bando or etc.?|||I have taken Tae Kwon Do for 3 years! I no longer take it but there aren%26#039;t really any conditions! I went there knowing absolutely nothing but I was taught and now I am one of the best in my tae kwon do school. I would suggest however maybe jogging 2 times a week to try to loose some weight! Tae Kwon Do is hard work especially to become a black belt so you need to tuff it up and get in shape! But I%26#039;m sure you%26#039;ll do great! But you have to stick with it u can%26#039;t quit after a year! It%26#039;s a big commitment but I think it%26#039;s totally worth it! If I could do it so can you because I%26#039;m only 12! Good Luck!|||Well.. You should be able to at least do 25 push ups. Martial arts will help you become fit. You must be willing to work hard and obey the high belts completely. There%26#039;s a lot of discipline in martial arts, including self discipline. Eat right, work out, and be willing to do your best.

No, martial arts is not easy for anyone.

Yes, it takes a lot of time. 15 hours a week usually for classes, and you should probably do your exercises at least 45 minutes a day.

I was in martial arts for almost 6 years, and was a brown belt. Take it from me, if you are looking for something to do EASILY, go jog or something, because martial arts isn%26#039;t for you.

If you are willing to work hard and do what%26#039;s expected, there isn%26#039;t anything funner or more satisfying.

All forms of martial arts are generally good for you, except the wannabe schools such as %26quot;LA School of Karate%26quot;

I suggest So Bahk Do, or Tai Kuan Do.|||There are really no requirements for studying the martial arts. Every type of study has very close relation. Body size is not important and fitness will come with studying and training. You may want to try a self defense class before investing in a full class. However, martial arts is not to teach you to fight. It teaches control of the self and in that you are able to defend yourself. And age is not relative. Being male and your age is actually a benefit. You are still limber and your muscle mass is not done accumulating so with the arts you can make them develop the way you want.|||You can walk into any Judo dojo and receive training if you are willing to learn. People from about five and up can do judo. Just don%26#039;t expect judo to be like other martial arts, we teach things like throws, pins, chokes, and arm bars. If you don%26#039;t have a problem with being thrown into a set of mats judo is a great martial art to learn. Just be aware that you will spend a great deal of time on learning hoe to fall properly and other basics before you get to learn to much.|||its easier if you learn really young but you can still learn. I know my friends mom is a black belt and did not start until she was in her 30%26#039;s. Jui Jitsu is a popular one to learn where I live. I guess the only requirement is time, willingness to learn and money to pay for your classes.

If you do not have a lot of money, a lot of community colleges and adult education classes have a 9 week program from around 150 to 350 for 9 weeks. Most of the time these are taught by teachers at local studios.|||everyone can learn martial arts but not everyone is good at it.

personally you dont need anythign but a brain and a heart, just go out and give it a try, its ok that you are not in perfect condition, you just need time to get there!!!

and it is spelled taekwon do not tai kuan do!!|||There are no special requirements.

Have a desire.

Sign up for classes.

Show up to class regularly. (on time)

Try your best.

Pay on time

Listen to your instructor.

Have fun.

Try anything that seems to interest you, If you don%26#039;t like that try another style.

Beware of long term contracts.|||Requirements:

1) Show up for classes.

2) Pay your training fees

3) Attend classes and pay attention to what is being taught..........|||there are no requirements

and i suggest going to and find a dojo near you.

they teach all kinds of martial arts, and are very high-spirited.|||Any age, any race, any fitness level. It%26#039;s great fun.|||you will lose the weight trust me

make them call you %26quot;grasshopper%26quot;|||HAPIKIDO IS MORE OFFENSIVE IT DEPENDS O YOUR FIGHTING STYLE OF WHAT YOU PREFER ANY ONE CAN START MARTIAL ARTS|||There is a skill level for everybody.

And you will get in shape.|||It won%26#039;t be easy. The only two things you need is discipline and guts|||be fit

What martial arts did Patrick Swayze do in Roadhouse?

There%26#039;s a scene in Roadhouse with Patrick Swayze is doing some kind of cool stretching, moving, martial arts looking exercise by a lake. What is it he%26#039;s doing?|||He studied a kungfu system called hung gar for this movie..|||Hollywood Fu. Its the deadly art of prearranged fight sequences and wild camera angles.|||He is supposed to be doing Tai Chi/Kung fu I think.

But please don%26#039;t use Hollywood as a source for martial arts.|||patrick swayze doesnt know karate but he know craaaazzzzyy|||Kung Fu.|||he was doing %26quot;kneel and bob%26quot;....

oh wait, thats what he did to get the part from director ben dover.

What is the most aggressive form of martial arts?

What is the most aggressive form?

And also, what is a form of martial arts that allows you to defeat an opponent that is stronger and weighs more than you? Such as a typical woman against a strong man? (I%26#039;m into self defense)


|||Probably Krav Maga. You%26#039;re trained to cause as much damage in as little time as possible. According to Wikipedia, %26quot;Crippling attacks to vulnerable body parts, including groin and eye strikes, headbutts, and other efficient and potentially brutal attacks, improvised use of any objects available, and maximizing personal safety in a fight, are emphasized%26quot;. Muay Thai is also quite aggressive.

Gracie Jiu-Jitsu evolved from Judo, and was specifically designed to help smaller, weaker individuals overcome bigger opponents.|||In my limited knowledge I would say the most aggressive is Krav Maga and Kenpo. Both focus on overwhelming your opponent with strikes.

As for a form to help defeat a stronger, heavier opponent, any form designed to use the opponent%26#039;s strength against them, including Judo, JuJitsu (Brazilian and otherwise), Hapkido and Aikido. Although it is a striking art, I believe Wing Chun Kung Fu was developed by a woman, so that may be applicable as well.|||Muay Thai is pretty brutal... a lot of striking.

I was holding some of those thick kicking pads for a semi-pro fighter one time, and it was like I didn%26#039;t even have pads. He kicked insanely hard, and the force was concentrated along the ridge of the shin. Crazy.

I also got my nose broke while holding a pad for a guy practicing elbow strikes. He was new and misjudged the distance (or else he just didn%26#039;t like me ;-) )

Knee and elbow strikes are insane. When I was watching the volume 1 of UFC%26#039;s best knock outs (not sure about the exact name), I noticed that guys could punch and punch... but as soon as there was a couple clean knees or elbows, the opponent was out cold.


As far as defeating a bigger, stronger opponent, I%26#039;d say Wing Chung is a good candidate. I saw some TV show that said it was originally created for or by women or something.

According to Wikipedia, %26quot;Wing Chun believes in using the least amount of required force in any fighting situation%26quot;

|||All styles of Martial Arts will teach techniques used to defend a smaller person from a bigger person. Such as when a tall person grabs your shirt you can turn to your side thus extending your arm reach and strike the taller person.

Japanese and Chinese Martial Arts are the most original ones.

|||this is pretty good. - I found my jeet kune do training improved when I added one or two martial arts training. try the martialarm http://www.martialarm.comI used to train in Boxing in Nevada, USA but then got this martial arts machine which is not too bad.|||Muay-thai is definitely the most brutal and meant to do the most harm.

For women Krav Maga is the best hands down, it is geared specificly for what your looking for.|||Ive trained on the wooden dummy, bob and similarly the martialarm. The martialarm was the most fun. Here is a quote from their site: |||Not an exact answer but.. : kung fu training can be stiill done and even at home. Mine improved when I added one or two home training. try here|||almost all martial arts will teach you to fight someone bigger and stronger than you.|||muay thai

|||wing chun training can be stiill done and even at home. Try this

Where can I find a Mixed Martial Arts dojo?

I live in Vincennes, Indiana. Where%26#039;s the closest place I can find a dojo that teaches mixed martial arts?|||You can google it.|||yellow pages or

Is it a good or bad idea to take multiple martial arts?

I am going to start Brazilian Jiu Jitsu soon, but I was thinking I could maybe also take something else also. Maybe something completely different like Muay Thai or Kendo. Or maybe I should do something similar like Judo. What do you think?

I%26#039;ve heard some martial arts places frown upon that because you may get confused, or you might play favorites.|||Confusion is maybe an issue when practicing similar styles but arts as fundamentally different as BJJ and MT or Kendo shouldn%26#039;t have any adverse influence on one another.

A common reason why multiple memberships are discouraged is that McDojos don%26#039;t want you to see through their BS and catch on that what they are doing isn%26#039;t all that great.

That being said, don%26#039;t hide what you are doing from your teachers. Be open and honest because your instructors will likely catch on to anything that bleeds through the disicplines. |||They don%26#039;t frown on it because you will get confused, they frown on it because you are not training correctly at the point of a beginner. If you delve in multiple system study to soon then you will never understand or get good at either one without struggle and confusion.

If you want to become a good and competent martial artists you should pick one system, train in it until about 2nd or 3rd degree, than you will have a strong foundation and can easily learn and adapt other systems through training.

Too many people today believe that training in multiple systems or created systems that mix arts is the right way to go but more often than not those people fail at all they study because they never get a strong foundation in a single art first. Each system does their stances, techniques and methods differently but the if your foundation is strong you can be successful in many systems...without it you are nothing.|||I have taken Kempo Karate and Jiu Jitsu at once, but that%26#039;s because a lot of the hand combat techniques are similar, and I had reached the green belt in Kempo. It%26#039;s best to research a little about each style you are interested in and find out which ones are closer in concept.

The last thing you want to do is become confused... and if you are just getting in to martial arts, its best to stick with one and only one until you begin to advance through the belts and levels. Get acquainted with the stances and slow-motion counteractions and then when you build confidence, you may find other options for overall advancement.|||The real question is, %26quot;Why are you studying Martial Arts?%26quot; If it is to fight, taking something like a striking art like Muay Thai would greatly supplement BJJ. If it is for personal growth, stick with BJJ only for now. Trust me there is a lot to learn and %26quot;Master%26quot; in BJJ to keep you interested and occupied for a very long time. If you do Kendo at the same time as BJJ, you won%26#039;t have to worry about overlapping techniques because they are very different.|||Wow - you%26#039;re going to get many arguments over this one. However -

I believe it is fine, as long as you are strongly rooted and skilled in one before you move on to the next so as not to taint the style you%26#039;ve already begun. Learning only the basics, then mixing it with something else in a basic way, is where I see a problem. Mixed Martial Arts could be such a good thing - but instead, we see people learning only the baser techniques of a style, then taking the half learned abilities they have and trying to meld other basic techniques into them. This is where it becomes an issue or sloppiness and a need to say %26quot;I know more than you, I%26#039;m more prepared for X situation.%26quot;

In reality, it simply means that you hold numerous techniques, none of which are complete, that you mix and match to suit the vision of what defines %26#039;acceptable%26#039; when you haven%26#039;t been able to see the complete picture of the initial techniques. To me, that seems flawed.

The concept of Mixing styles is a good one, but it takes a lifetime to hone an art to even a nearly complete level - mixing them, to me, seems as if it%26#039;ll bring only complications necessary of being remedied by many generations to come.

Though I suppose that is a natural progression as well.

I suppose the best answer here is to train with your heart for what you believe in. It%26#039;s always been the truest course, in my experience.||| It is really dependant on your end goal. If you intend on competing in MMA then stick with Bjj until U get @ least a blue belt.Pretty much anything further is only going 2 be useful against people in a BJJ tournament. Once U attain the blue belt,move on 2 a school that is only MMA.Don%26#039;t waste your time or money trying to do more than one style @ once.There are going 2 be conflicting schools of thought in the different styles that the teachers may find frustrating 2 deal with.

If U just enjoy training martial arts,as long as you are not training in 2 styles of stand up or 2 styles of ground,no1 will care if they don%26#039;t conflict styles.|||I agree with Guitard. There are lots of places that teach multiple arts. If you%26#039;re in the Los Angeles area, the premiere place would probably be the Inosanto Academy of Martial Arts.

I%26#039;ve been taking Jun Fan / Jeet Kune Do, Kali, and Shooto there. They%26#039;ve also got Silat, BJJ, Muay Thai, and a general mixed class.

They%26#039;ve got instructors out of the school all over the world, so you could likely find a school with one of their instructors.|||it is a very good idea, you should never stick to one style, every style has something valuable to learn. if your are taking BJJ then i would also do a stand up art like muay thai I would say is the most effective stand up art. Be well rounded as a martial artist, learn all aspects of fighting from stand up to ground. BJJ will teach you everything that judo will and more, so i would do BJJ, and muay thai.|||ITS A GREAT IDEA!!!!!!!!!!!!!! however you should learn the basics of your first art before you try to learn another it gets very confusing if you take seperate classes i am very lucky my branch has affiliations with multiple styles so i gained everything from one source and one teacher if you do decide to take extra classes make sure the first is understanding before you make any action alot of schools might take offence but i can see far less hassle if you go from ground to standup or vise versa any way best of luck|||No. It is a good idea. As my Shihan told us in 1968, Judo complements karate which complements Jiu-Jitsu.

There are several mixed martial arts out there, such as JUKADO, KETSUGO, MIYAMA RYU JIU-JITSU, and others which blend Judo, Karate, and Jiu-Jitsu to various degrees and have produced very effective systems of self-defense.|||It%26#039;s a bad idea to do this straight out of the gate. The material you%26#039;ll be learning from one art will be confusing enough, but add to it the philosophies and other aspects and you%26#039;re asking for trouble. You would show a lack of dedication to an art doing this, and find your practice time severely limited. Generally recommended is 4-5 years in one art before trying a new one. |||In the end, most serious martial artists end up picking up more than one art. However, they master one first then add others. Even when you are learning one art, if your instructor has exposure to any others you will likely be learning parts of them as well.

Stick with one instructor at a time and always talk to him if you are considering any other training.|||muay thai and brazialian are so so similar its fine to take alot of arts. i did tang so do, a hand and foot art for 13 years, and then switched to muay thai and brazialian, learned so much, glad i swictched over, and theres so much variety but they%26#039;re all SO similar its goint to be really east to catch on.|||I would encourage learning more than one system. Learning different things gives me a better understanding of what I already know.

Some places do frown on it. Many don%26#039;t. Talk to your instructors if you think it will be a problem.

Or don%26#039;t. It%26#039;s your life, right?|||in the beginning, no its not a good idea.

it will only lead to confusion.

take one style first, after you have an understanding of it, then you start your cross training.|||Maybe the best thing for you to do is to find a studio that incorporates different styles from the beginning. They do exist!|||Its a great idea. The more you learn the better you will be. If you want to be a well rounded martial artist you need to try multiple styles, take what works, leave the rest.|||i have been training in brazilian jui jitsu to become an mma fighter and i also do kick boxing for my stand up. so yeah do it|||I agree. You may get confused. My advice would be get used to one style. Then pick-up another. This way you or your instructor won%26#039;t get annoyed when you are showing a technique you use for another style.|||You must have the time and the cash because i am barely can keep up with one. Good luck just becareful not to burn yourself out.|||No! not at all. I took Tae Kwon Do for 11 years, and now take Jeet Kune Do. I encourage you to do it.|||As long as both teachers approve I don%26#039;t see the issue! |||First get a foundation down in one martial art like Jujitsu for the grappling range, and then after a while maybe train in Wing Chun or a FMA for the trapping and passing range, then boxing for the hand striking range, and then Muay Thai for its kicks. Don%26#039;t do Jujitsu in your Wing Chun Class, and don%26#039;t do Wing Chun in your Muay Thai class, and don%26#039;t go from one to another, but rather stay with one. Often a beginner will think he is a better fighter than his seniors in one particular class because he has belts in other styles, but that attitude is often a disillusioned problem, as his cup may seem too full for more. It%26#039;s a good idea for a black belt to still have what is called a beginner%26#039;s mind, meaning at black belt just like at white belt both are both new beginnings, and when we start something new it is good not to have preconceived ideas conflict with learning. I%26#039;ve seldom met anyone good at everything. It is best to get good at what works best for you, not necessarily what someone else likes, and add to that foundation, but regardless it is also best to call it what it is and to follow protocol. Find one art and complete it. It seems MMA may be the spaghetti of martial arts, because the student is getting a blend of sport fighting techniques. A fit fighter can use a few techniques of MMA just fine, but a smaller or weaker person may have difficulty with the legal techniques, whereas the techniques that are considered illegal in MMA are illegal because of effectiveness. The sport aspects and self defense aspects of martial arts are not always the same thing. Multiple martial arts from several locations will take time and money so schools that offer M(mixed)MA at a set price at one location will attract a lot of people, but just remember mixed and multiple are not the same thing.