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Old 12-18-2005, 10:07 AM   #1
Mikael Všlitalo
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All right, next quarter I'm determined to take one of the martial arts classes offered by the recreation centre at my university.

But there is a lot of choice and I am not sure what to choose! I know a lot of people here are extremely knowledgeable about MA, so I seek your advice...

I am basically looking for a martial art that is very versatile, that has as much carry-over potential to other martial arts as possible. If possible, a good mix of kicking/boxing and grappling.

Here are the options:
aikido, brazilian jiu jitsu, capoeira, hapkido, judo, karate, kempo, kobudo, krav maga, okinawan kumite, shaolin kung fu, taekwondo, tai chi, tang soo do karate, aioinagi karate, "universal fighting" (but doesn't seem to be a real MA discipline, more like a self defence course), wing chun kuen kung fu, wushu...

Input much appreciated

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Old 12-18-2005, 10:16 AM   #2
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Mikael-

If you wan to train daily with good looking girls, capoeira is the way to go. Loads of basic acrobatics and conditioning, but skinny on applicable fighting.

If you really want something you can "use" Id opt for either BJJ, judo or Krav.

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Old 12-18-2005, 10:23 AM   #3
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This is a very tough question to address. In my opinion, the decision should be based much more upon the class and instructor than the "style". See if you can talk to the students, instructor, and observe a class. It then should narrow your decisions down a bit or it may make the decision obvious for you.

Now based upon my experience, I would investigate the BJJ (my personal favorite), judo (which I studied for a couple of years), and Krav Maga. I have some experience in some of the others you mention, but at this point, I'm not super interested in them. This is just my opinion on the particular arts. Your opinion may vary.
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Old 12-18-2005, 10:26 AM   #4
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Mikael-
You have a great variety of MA to opt from. I'd agree with Robb. BJJ toss in some Krav and it's a pretty good mix. Besides if I don't agree with Robb, he'll kick my butt on monday.

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Old 12-18-2005, 01:35 PM   #5
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Ernie Reyes West Coast Tae Kwon Do for sure.

Seriously, BJJ and Krav are the most practical and applicable.
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Old 12-18-2005, 01:48 PM   #6
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I'm putting my 2 cents in for Krav Maga with a little BJJ.:lol: However, hearing Robb describe capoeira I'm tempted to chuck the whole "is it applicable" thing.
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Old 12-18-2005, 02:05 PM   #7
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That reminds me that I have a capoeira class to drop in on this semester... though personally I would love to be doing some krav and BJJ this semester as well... ahh time how great it would be to have a little more...
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Old 12-18-2005, 02:31 PM   #8
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Definitely something to be said about Brazilian women in white pants...
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Old 12-18-2005, 06:57 PM   #9
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Thanks for the advice guys. I don't want to pay for 2 MA classes so I think I'll go with Brazilian Jiu Jitsu next quarter.

Oh and BTW, Brazilian women are way overrated IMO...
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Old 12-18-2005, 10:33 PM   #10
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If you want a workout, try boxing.

I've heard people talk about being worked hard in BJJ, but never seen it.
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