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17 January 2008 - 10:20 PM
16 January 2008 - 10:40 PMchimp
11 January 2008 - 12:27 AMYes! Martial arts is my life. I've been involved and practicing in Taekwondo for as long as I can remember. I hold a 4th Dan from Kukkiwon and also a 4th Dan from Jidokwon.
I have some experience Boxing and I enjoyed it, as I did my experiences with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
Muaythai on the other hand, I did not find as interesting. It seemed too slow, but man were they tough as nails! I noticed that when I fought Muaythai fighters, if I did not want them to hit me, they really couldn't, but I could kick them at will almost anywhere. I was not so afraid of their boxing skills because I could kick them before they got close enough. When they did get close enough to hit me, their boxing skills were better than mine, but I was able to easily kick my way out. I don't mean to bash Muaythai, it is a great art, I'm just sharing my experience. I guess Muaythai isn't for me.
There really is no perfect martial art, as each has its own strengths and weaknesses. It's usually better to pick two that have different emphasis to cover for each style's weakness.
Very well said! QFT!
Yes, I'm into martial arts. I hold a 2nd degree black belt in karate (my school traces its roots to Jhoon Ree, so it has many TKD attributes as well). I will be working for my 3rd during the next two years (hopefully).
Thats Pretty cool! Is the particular brand of Karate you practice Shotokan? I believe those were Jhoon Goo Ree's roots because when he came to the U.S. in the 1950's thats what Chung Do Kwan was.
Thalion, a good friend of my fathers was Musad in Israel and knows Krav Maga very well. I'm not sure of his rank, but I'm pretty sure its high with him being in the Musad and all. Krav Maga is Karate that was taken to Israel and adapted for military combat. He now owns a Taekwondo school near Philadelphia with his wife.
09 January 2008 - 01:50 AMBolt
09 January 2008 - 01:41 AMI started out, and so did my cousin in TN, with a Squire Strat By fender (Affinity Series). Their decent guitars and not too expensive. I'd say good for a first. If you get really into playing then you can buy a much nicer/better one later on down the road.
Keep in mind they ^ all know much more about guitars than I do so I'd probably take their advice over mine. This was just my experience.