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Postby lain » Thu Jun 12, 2003 10:14 am

hi, i am new here and i am a christian who hold a 1st degree black belt in wado ryu karate. anyone else into martial arts?
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Postby Jimmothy » Thu Jun 12, 2003 10:30 am

I was brown belt in Tae-kwon-doh but it got strange the master started talking about eastern religous stuff, but my friend is 5th degree Black belt in Judo.:rock:
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Postby ShiroiHikari » Thu Jun 12, 2003 10:59 am

Hi lain! Black belt eh? Sweet. :thumb: Welcome!

And no...I dunno the first thing about martial arts ^^;; Eheh.
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Postby Gypsy » Thu Jun 12, 2003 11:01 am

Yes, actually. I'd have to check with my instructor as to what he'd want it "officially" called, but I am very involved in martial arts. I'm even doing some light weapon training with the katana and staff. Our style is a mix of many things, including a little of traditional karate. To sum it up, I'm a kickboxer.
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Postby uc pseudonym » Thu Jun 12, 2003 11:12 am

I haven't gotten that involved in many martial arts, though I've had some experts teach me a thing or two. One interesting thing is Kai Aikaido (which has approximately thirty thousand different spellings). It's somewhat of a martial arts style, but even more of a philosophy.

The essential base isn't very Christian (ie all religions are pathes to the same goal), but I think it can be used as such. Of course, as a 1st degree black belt you have more to go, but Kai Aikaido can be an interesting side quest.
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Postby Psycho Ann » Thu Jun 12, 2003 12:50 pm

I was into Aikido for a short while before I broke my collar bone twice (that would be a great story for the kids). But I still love it anyway once you throw away the philosophy and insert Biblic "harmony" and "peace" :grin:
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Postby Straylight » Thu Jun 12, 2003 3:12 pm

My friend is a martial arts nutcase, he started young and knows about 5 different ones. He's currently doing ninjitsu training.

Needless to say i'm pretty inspired by it. Once I've settled down at university, I'll probably take up either kendo or ninjitsu. Both involve long sharp objects, which has got to be a major plus point :rock:
plus they are a fun way of staying fit and healthy!

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Postby kaibrightwing » Thu Jun 12, 2003 11:16 pm

hi, i know karate,tae-kwon-do both im a third degree black belt. i study fencing, using the staff/bo and i study a little in using tia chi sword and the katana only because of my interest in swords.

but to me it was just something to learn and say i did it, my friend back then thought it was boring, to me it was interesting and a little boring kind of.
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Postby WhiteÃ…ngel » Thu Jun 12, 2003 11:29 pm

My family has trained indifferent style for many years.

my mother holds belts in judo and ju jitsu

myself.... I studied Tae Kwon do for many years, then went to koga Ryu Ninjitsu ( very agressive...hurt my back training) rested, joined the military trained in Shotokan for a few years, now relax and practice kendo.

My brother is very high in Tae Kwon Do ... he also trains with one of the younger Gracies in Calif and teaches his Tae Kwon Do class grappling, etc ..techniques ( he's still no match for his older bro..LOL )

My Children will start in Tae Kwon Do as I did...

* It is good idea to give yourself confidence of knowing you can defend yourself... and the knowledge that you should never pick a fight.. there is always someone better the you out there...

* It helps to have Christian mindset..it is very easy to accept the strength that comes from a spiritual training other then Christ's way. But remember being strong won't get you into Heaven.

* In martial arts, job, whatever it is better to leave if you feel the situation is wrong. There is always something better elsewhere and the Lord will bless you for your faithfulness.
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Postby ShiroiHikari » Fri Jun 13, 2003 12:56 am

Has anyone ever heard of Capoeira? I think it's Brazilian, actually, but it looks veeery interesting...
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Postby uc pseudonym » Fri Jun 13, 2003 8:18 am

Fight with sticks, you say...

What type of bo are you talking about? 4 ft? 6 ft? 12 ft? If the answer is 12 ft, can you explain how you can possibly wield something that big?+
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Postby WhiteÃ…ngel » Fri Jun 13, 2003 9:16 am

when I played a lot of games... I used top play tekken... there is a character that fights in that Brazilian style.... I like to use Hwarang because that is an old school Tae Kwon Do style (Hwarangdo ... one of the few that still teach sword techniques), but it was fun to watch Eddy's Brazilian fighting style.

interesting info...
http://www.oranda.demon.co.uk/TaeKwonDo.html
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disrespect???

Postby WhiteÃ…ngel » Wed Jun 18, 2003 10:56 am

I was just wondering...

Do you think bowing at the Dojo for the dojo and the sensei is disrespectful to God? :eyebrow:
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Postby Stephen » Wed Jun 18, 2003 11:07 am

There is already a thread on this, called "To bow or not to bow" about 5 threads down from this.
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Postby WhiteÃ…ngel » Wed Jun 18, 2003 11:24 am

thanks.. I'll check it out..
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Postby Shinja » Wed Jun 18, 2003 2:46 pm

i am a proud holder of the 1337 white belt in karate. other than one semester in collage thats all my experiance with martial arts.
made some good friends but it got too wierd.




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Postby Saint » Thu Jun 19, 2003 10:35 pm

FIGHT!!
oh boy do i like martial arts. read lots of books got videos, but i could never really join a dojo till i was in college. i was a student of Yoshinkan style of Aikido. cool, like the uniforms the best with the hakama and all, (dress like Kenshin). i will soon begin training in Akayama-ryu Jujitsu.
oh, but i have never had to really fight, its just a great hobbie.
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