Traditional Art ?

Discussion in 'Standup Technique' started by Ghostdogg, Sep 5, 2010.

  1. Ghostdogg

    Ghostdogg Blue Belt

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2008
    Messages:
    713
    Likes Received:
    0
    im looking to do a martial art that is effective (no im not becoming an mma fighter) but something that is fun to learn has a good sense of history yet if i ever needed could use as i am 6'0 300 power is not a problem (endurance and speed can be lol) so any input that is positive would be appreciated
     
  2. CollarTie

    CollarTie Blue Belt

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2010
    Messages:
    745
    Likes Received:
    1
    Boxing.

    Fun to learn, confidence boosting, and great for fitness.

    Want history? 100 years of gloved proffesional boxing, plenty to learn. There's even ancient roots of boxing across the world that can be learned.

    Besides, 6'0 300 lbs, learn some boxing, and you'll hit like a brick shit house.
     
    Last edited: Sep 5, 2010
  3. Ghostdogg

    Ghostdogg Blue Belt

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2008
    Messages:
    713
    Likes Received:
    0
    true that never thought of that maybe
     
  4. Nefron

    Nefron Purple Belt

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2007
    Messages:
    2,073
    Likes Received:
    0
    Kyokoshin or Judo if by traditional you mean pajamas and bowing. Judo is cheap and widely available.
     
  5. Ghostdogg

    Ghostdogg Blue Belt

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2008
    Messages:
    713
    Likes Received:
    0
    kyokoshin is on my list as is japanese jj and judo is aswell only thing is my job is very physical and im wondering if judo would be to much
     
  6. Boxer123

    Boxer123 Guest

    Seriously do Kyokushin. I train in Kyokushin Budokai (Kyokushin + Muay Thai/Judo/BJJ) and I can say from experience that the bare knuckle knockdown sparring will make you one tough SOB, not to mention the conditioning is ridiculous. If you want the traditional feel yet something effective go for Kyokushin.
     
  7. Ghostdogg

    Ghostdogg Blue Belt

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2008
    Messages:
    713
    Likes Received:
    0
    unfortunatly no kyokushin where i live
     
  8. The_Bear

    The_Bear Purple Belt

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2007
    Messages:
    2,329
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Jersey
    the whole "traditional" "realistic" " mma" labels are just that...labels. Muay Thai, Judo, Boxing, and BJJ all have "traditional" backgrounds. Choose something that can be used for combat, incorporate health and fitness and something you enjoy.
     
  9. Nostromo

    Nostromo Guest

    Sumo wrestling.
     
  10. Ghostdogg

    Ghostdogg Blue Belt

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2008
    Messages:
    713
    Likes Received:
    0
    yeah just due to ufc we now have flavor of the month muay thai bjj and wrestling is picking up now. its just that a school pops up every other day for these styles it would be nice to learn something a lil different but still is affective i would kill to learn japanese jj but no school around here
     
  11. Ghostdogg

    Ghostdogg Blue Belt

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2008
    Messages:
    713
    Likes Received:
    0
    maybe ill just learn tai chi ?
     
  12. Boxer123

    Boxer123 Guest

    I wouldn't personally advise on Tai Chi, but that's just me. Let's start out with this, where do you live? So we can google some gyms and see whats around.
     
  13. SUPERGRAPPLER

    SUPERGRAPPLER Purple Belt

    Joined:
    May 28, 2007
    Messages:
    2,359
    Likes Received:
    65
    Location:
    Anna Kournikova's hips
    LOL i knew someone was going to say it! Good call man.

    But seriously Judo, and Kyokushin R pretty badass. Muay Thai is really good and as stated before this is also a traditional martial art. Just ask any Thai person.
     
  14. ArchAngelos

    ArchAngelos Blue Belt

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2010
    Messages:
    511
    Likes Received:
    7
    Location:
    In the jungle.
    If you really want to learn Japanese JJ and it isn't available, try Judo.
     
  15. SteelHammer

    SteelHammer Green Belt

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2010
    Messages:
    1,046
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    parts unknown Occupation: asskicker TrainingStyle:
    I say kyokushin or shotokan
     
  16. Marvin Covar

    Marvin Covar Amateur Fighter

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2005
    Messages:
    3,301
    Likes Received:
    11
    Location:
    manila, philippines
    If you mean traditional as in with a unique culture and tradition then do muay thai. Not kickboxing with leg kicks, muay thai.
     
  17. Ranger

    Ranger I'm getting too old for this sht

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2006
    Messages:
    3,643
    Likes Received:
    295
    Location:
    New York City
    Kali/eskrima/FMA
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.