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Maybe the reason there are no Aikido 'badasses' prancing around the ring and fighting for the amusement of the crowd is because Aikidoka don't 'fight'. [...] I have a hard time imagining any true student of Aikido getting in a ring for money or fame. It would be a corruption of the fundamental principles of the art, I should think. Even if someone did abandon their principles, and engaged in that sort of activity using what they had learned, I suspect that they would lose any real power they might have had.
There is only one purpose in combat, and that is to kill your enemy.
Originally posted by Shark
I wish I could relate all the little analogies our master uses when talking about Hapkido, things like where some arts like karate or tae kwon do teach you to win a fight in an open football field, Hapkido teaches you to win a fight in a closet.
no matter what martial arts you practice, chances are you might run into one of these guys. If a beating with a crowbar wont stop them. then a punch or kick definetly wont. This is reality
Originally posted by sardion2000
Frankly the best self defense weapon aside from a gun, is a sawed off hockey stick. Oak sticks are the best.
Originally posted by searching_for_truth
There is a very lethal martial arts which you can find in the Philippines. (origin)
This is called:YAW YAN (Dance of Death)
For more information, here is the official website:www.yawyan.com...
I studied this for six years, I started 1991. This is where I saw how a Yaw Yan fighter massacred a Thai boxer in a bout for a full contact fight. (bloody!)
Yaw Yan is not just a plain martial arts. It is somethign like a religion or a brotherhood. There isd a sealing ritual where you will be sealed on the chest by a flaming iron as part of its tradition.
This is basically an offensive martial arts. This includes intense street fighting techniques. You will also learn how to use swords, nunchaku & Arnis.
It is very well known for its deadly kicks.
Due to its lethal techniques, Tae kwon do was officially replaced by Yaw Yan as the offical martial atrs of the National Police
just had a look on thiir site.seems more like a kickboxing art .
hows their street fighting and weapon fighting like.
any history of art available?
Originally posted by DeusEx
Just remember the Indiana Jones lesson, everybody...
Remember when Indy's in Cairo, and that huge Arab guy comes out of the crowd, swinging those two swords?
Originally posted by Bikereddie
I train with weapons, and how to combat them. If someone pulled a knife on me, my first defense would be to run away, unless my back was against the wall, in which case i would use what ever techniques i know to defend my self.