Any Martial Art students here?

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  1. irishgrizzly macrumors 65816

    irishgrizzly

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    Just wondering what people here train in. I train in Aikido and love it. I've tried Taekwondo and American Kenpo. I enjoyed both, but feel that I settled on Aikido.
     
  2. Teh Don Ditty macrumors G4

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    Former student here. I too studied Aikido, I was a blue belt when I left. My father is going to be taking his Black Belt test soon (Aikido also). I can't wait for that.
     
  3. gadgetgirl85 macrumors 68040

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    Before knee, hip and foot problems got the better of me I used to do Go-Kan-Ryu karate. I got up to blue belt
     
  4. Arnaud macrumors 6502

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    Hello,

    I'm currently an active student in Aikido (follower of M. Fujita Shihan and of the late P. Bacas Sensei).
    1st Dan (black belt) since 2004, I'm starting my preparation year now, for the 2nd Dan exam in february 2008.
    I've also been giving lessons, more or less regularly, during the last 4 years - which is a big part of the learning process of Aikido.

    I appreciate martial arts, but I do prefer Aikido, for personal reasons. The focus on harmony, mostly, within one self and between partners.

    If you happen to come to the Netherlands and want to train with us, you're most welcome :)
    Hagu kumi dojo, The Hague
    EPO Aikido Club, Rijswijk
    Culturel Aikido Bond Nederland
     
  5. Arnaud macrumors 6502

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    ...I actually know there are more Martial Arts students on this forum, the subject came once or twice on community discussions...

    Maybe they are shy now ? :rolleyes:
     
  6. Marble macrumors 6502a

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    I practice Aikido in Vancouver and in southern Arizona depending on the school year. My mother is a yudansha—there's nothing better for family trouble than throwing/being thrown by your mom (and trying to keep an aiki mentality!).

    Interesting that so many people here practice Aikido. It's a much higher ratio than is average.
     
  7. Arnaud macrumors 6502

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    It's always nice to meet Aikido families, it also makes BBQ's easier - nobody feels isolated when we start talking about Aikido...

    Well, we buy Apple because we like the sleek (harmonious) designs and the comfortable (harmonious) OS... Maybe a pattern indeed ? :p
     
  8. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    I have 2 blue belts in Karate: Goju-ryu, and Shotokan.


    Now I'm practicing the art of Rex-kwondo. BOW TO YOUR SENSEI!
     
  9. njmac macrumors 68000

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    I've never even heard of aikido until this thread :eek:

    I took Taikwondo but stopped a looong time ago.

    My 4 year old son is asking to take karate, specifically - he wants to be a ninja :)

    ** on checking aikido, he has to wait until he's five but it looks great for kids. No tournaments or matches!
     
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    I'm a mixed martial artist. Ihave a background on judo, tae-kwondo, my main martial art is muay thai, and i also train in brazilian jiu jitsu.
     
  12. juanster macrumors 68020

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    hahaha if he wants to be a ninja (or learn the martial art that ninjas use) then he should not take karate, he should take ninjitsu...
     
  13. Arnaud macrumors 6502

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    Kids at my dojo seem to love it. The teachers make it very funny to train, and there is a lot of movement involved, kids love to run around...
     
  14. njmac macrumors 68000

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    :D maybe when he's a little older he can try that... 4 seems a little young for ninja training.

    He does like to run around! I'll have to see what's available around here.
     
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    I took a class at my university in Wado-ryu. However, I didn't like the teacher. He thought he was the stuff. Anyways I would like to take either Tai Chi and also would like to do Caipoera. I think it's good to take a combination of styles.

    Nuc
     
  16. Diatribe macrumors 601

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    A couple of years of Goju-Ryu Karate and Wing Chun. I am actually thinking about picking Wing Chun up again as I liked it a lot.
     
  17. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    Does he also want to be a turtle? Someone's gonna have to break the bad news to him eventually...
     
  18. juanster macrumors 68020

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    ahah c ome one now? who did not want to be aninja turtle t some point in life?
     
  19. mcarnes macrumors 68000

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    You guys should be lazy like me and just get a gun.
     
  20. njmac macrumors 68000

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    That might be as hard as breaking the news about Santa :p
     
  21. sonarghost macrumors regular

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    What news about Santa?:(
     
  22. DeSnousa macrumors 68000

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    I did kyokushin karate for a year, never got off my white belt :eek: I'm very tall and 'lanky' as my mates say.
     
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    1st degree black belt in Kokushiryu Goshinho Jujitsu.

    Had a charter club at the College of William & Mary (22 students!)

    now I teach jujitsu to rich, spoiled kids in PA for the summer.
     

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