reply to post by dragonseeker
I think you need to learn a of different styles. For instance if I could, I would learn;
Ju-Jitsu, Wrestling and Judo for grappling/close combat.
Taikwando, Muay Thai for kicking.
Western Boxing, Kyokushin Karate for striking.
Fencing for one handed swords, Samurai for two handed swords and also Baton Twirling (I know it's a bit... yeah).
Wing Chun for the trapping and fluidity.
Modern MMA for practical applications of submission and grappling/striking.
Basically you end up with the best of everything that way, not to mention as Bruce Lee once said, Flow like water.
You should be learning the best of all those techniques and applying them to whatever situation you find yourself in. They can all merge and you can
mix n' match as you see fit.
You could also learn the pressure points and human anatomy to further your martial art success when learning how to disable an enemy in combat.
Knowing the way joints move, what hurts and the techniques to apply fast pain with any part of the targets body is good. Keep bones strong, skin
tough (especially on the fingers and arms/feet and legs) by beating yourself up, punching hot sand, slapping fingers on bricks, developing calusses on
Learning how to spot an opening in your opponents guard is always useful as well, most amateur thugs don't realise a professional fighter would just
lure them out if they spot a weakness and end the fight in like 2 seconds max.
I'm by no means an expert but I do dabble in martial arts a fair bit, I like to train as effectively as possible. There are 4 main areas you can work
on regardless of what martial art path you take and these are;
Strength - Cardio Vascular (endurance) - Balance - Flexibility.
I hope this helps, happy training!
EDIT: Forgot to mention. Martial Arts is a lifestyle, eating correctly will maximise your bodies potential when training. Don't forget this it's
I also think common sense could be considered a Martial Art. Gauge an eye out of your opponent and strike the throat so he can't see, he can't fight.
Break his ribs, go for the solar plexus he can't breathe, he can't fight. Simple things like that. Bite a chunk of flesh off his body, I guarantee
most amateur thugs would run like a girl when they realise your into blood and guts, especially when it's his. He/she won't want to lose and ear,
nose, finger etc... Whatever it takes, anything goes in the real world.
Treat your body right, push it hard and keep it healthy, allow time for recovery to avoid too much strain and injury.
edit on 11-9-2011 by
AnalyticalDreamer because: (no reason given)