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Posted: 20 March 2008 at 15:41 | IP Logged Quote wutangswords

Is there such thing as the most deadly martial art? Or is the best martial art the one you know most? I ask because I would like to learn a martial art in the not so distant future if my sporting commitments lapse a bit. From reading around the internet a lot of people seem to think some martial arts are too choreographed or don't work in real life. Whats everyones opinion?
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Posted: 20 March 2008 at 16:07 | IP Logged Quote ah_dut

Do something you enjoy, if you enjoy forms, do forms, just accept they have little fighting application. And in any real martial art be prepared for some level of pain and physical exertion. Most martial sports like Judo, BJJ, Sambo, Wrestling, Boxing, Muay Thai and the like are good as quality control is inherent in competition (as are some sport-centric silly habits but you win some lose some).
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Posted: 20 March 2008 at 17:57 | IP Logged Quote wutangswords

I don't really mind pain etc. but I don't like the idea of doing fights eg. boxing you increase your chance of Parkinsons by 400%. Is Karate useful in real life situations?
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Posted: 20 March 2008 at 21:58 | IP Logged Quote ah_dut

Proper Karate has massive similarities to kickboxing in practical application. You don't necessarily have to compete but all of the good Karate branches like Ashihara, Enshin or Kyokushin all spar hard and often compete in events such as the Sabaki Challenge. i.e. practical martial arts fight and that necessarily entails a degree of risk
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Posted: 20 March 2008 at 23:11 | IP Logged Quote wutangswords

i was thinking along karate because i think theres a few dojos around my area and it seems to me that it has a good mix of punches, kicks and throw but you guys are the expert so is that right?
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Posted: 21 March 2008 at 09:19 | IP Logged Quote ah_dut

Good karate has a mix of kata, kihon and kumite. That is to say forms work, basics work and sparring. If it has good continuous sparring, you're all set. Point sparring? not so much
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Posted: 21 March 2008 at 13:22 | IP Logged Quote wutangswords

okay thanks for the advice appreciate it.
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Posted: 04 April 2008 at 16:24 | IP Logged Quote Yvette Savage

Hi!
If it is training for practical modern defense from attacks I would suggest
concentrating on Self defense training rather than Martial Arts.

Martial Arts have a lot of positives, but for pure self defense concentrate
on a good self defense system- one for military or police use are usually
the best.

These systems have usually taken martial arts and streamlined and
updated them for the modern world.

You can then supplement the Self Defense training with martial arts- for
conditioning and fitness- to be well rounded.
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Posted: 04 April 2008 at 16:40 | IP Logged Quote Yvette Savage

Hi!
If it is training for practical modern defense from attacks I would suggest
concentrating on Self defense training rather than Martial Arts.

Martial Arts have a lot of positives, but for pure self defense concentrate
on a good self defense system- one for military or police use are usually
the best.

These systems have usually taken martial arts and streamlined and
updated them for the modern world.

You can then supplement the Self Defense training with martial arts- for
conditioning and fitness- to be well rounded. :)Yvette Savage39542.6953125
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Posted: 26 April 2008 at 14:39 | IP Logged Quote Bamboo

Yeah, besides the fact that every martial arts is designed to be deadly... Also Aikido is designed to be gentle, from what I heard.

I would vote for Dim Mak as the most deadly.

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