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Posted: Mon Sep 12, 2005 11:30 pm
Anyone do it? I just had a taster lesson and from what we did, its good fun, effective, and brutal as hell.
Just wondered what other people know of it, and so on.
Posted: Tue Sep 13, 2005 11:08 am
Did it for a while but it didnt suit me really.
It is very brutal.
I prefer something with a bit more "Finesse" for want of a better word.
Its down to personal taste.
I also was the MC for the actual tournaments and competitions in
Leicestershire for a while so have seen some outstanding fighters.
If you enjoy it and you feel that it suits you then go for it.
Whatever you decide, wishing you the best.
Posted: Tue Sep 13, 2005 12:35 pm
Used to practice and teach (when the instructor wasn't there) kick/thai boxing. It was muay thai without the ceremony. It is brutal as you said, but certainly gets/keeps you fit.
But to me, its the essential 'rough before the smooth' that you have to experience in the martial/combat arts before you settle down and learn a more refined art.
if you like it, keep it up dude, its very street effective, i guarantee it
Posted: Tue Sep 13, 2005 1:28 pm
Yeah, we had Kru come in to our Gung Fu lesson to teach the class, think he was invited, he may have just turned up with a Land Rover full of pads though!
From what I saw, it does look effective on the street, but I'm not going to say anything about it until I try it again. I also have never skipped in my life, and we did 3 mins of shadow boxing and 3 mins of skipping, I had no probloms with the fitness of it, but...I just can't use a skipping rope! I was laughing myself stupid
Posted: Tue Sep 13, 2005 8:58 pm
thai boxing is a wonderfull street art... add a little groundwork to it, and thats all you should ever need (from a self defence point of view)
Posted: Wed Sep 14, 2005 9:45 am
wtf? wrote:thai boxing is a wonderfull street art... add a little groundwork to it, and thats all you should ever need (from a self defence point of view)
totally agree m8. All threse nice an fancy martial arts, like aikido etc etc, have their place, but in modern urban combat, low knee-shattering kicks and jaw-busting elbows combined with a little ground action immobilisation are the recipe for victory on the streets.
btw....skipping is for gays!
I couldn't skip to save my life, its shameful to watch me, honestly.
Posted: Wed Sep 14, 2005 6:54 pm
there art other complimentry arts... but everything you could learn, will basicly boil down to something brutal, and not part of an 'art' in any way, whatsoever.
i cross train a lot with a thai instructor down here... its not the perfect art, but it does have some attributes that put other 'street arts' to shame.