You have sooooooo much experience. I am so jealous
like any martial artist you never truly become a master, as there are so much still to learn
At what age you started practicing.
That was a terrible experience you had, I don't think I would live to tell the tale if I face such encounters
@Tstrbrainer originally i did 2 weeks of Goshan Karate, until i got knocked on my head as a kid, that was 1 week of traditional kung fu but got bored of that they were around 12-13 years of age... but apart from a period of self teaching basics and conditioning to do the splits etc at 14-15, my real training didn't start until i was around 21-22 luckily for me a lot of my experience before martial arts was through direct experience with knife attackers, thugs, bullies and even had a couple of people with guns threaten me... they expected me to be scared but oddly enough i was more calm than i ever had been even at times where i was relaxing
You are lucky to maintain your calmness. So I think its not too late for me to start practicing. Any advice on increasing flexibility? I always wanted to do splits.
@Tstrbrainer the calmness comes as part of the training, the quality and what is taught if you lose your cool you end up running risk of killing someone and then cos of that training you can also run the risk of taking a heavier and longer punishment in the eyes of the lawtbh it's never too late, i've seen older people than me start training in martial arts advice i would give anyone is, dont rush.. condition your body and mind pushing your limits gradually... if you stretch do it until you feel the tightening then ease gently off... do this several times and remember take the time for your body to recover... start light and work up... I taught myself how to do the box splits using 2 skateboards when i was younger... 2 weeks later i was able to drop down into the splits at will, and without any issues... until a few weeks later i injured my left knee and didn't do my stretches as a result and since then i've struggled doing the splits... Guards, always keep your guard up, or a hand or arm ready to block, dropping the guard and having a lazy arm type of guard where it's dropped down will always leave you opentechnique focus on repetative training, practice slow but increase speed over time... this also improves accuracy and power... if you have a friend with focus mits get them to move the mit once in a while depending how confident you are... this will keep you focused on changing conditions
kicks, while it looks good to use high section kicks and while some people can pull it off very well... practically HS kicks are more hassle than they are worth... a High kick can leave you exposed as much as a lazy guard... so i would recommend kicks no higher than knee height... you can do as much if not more damage this way than you could get away with kicking the head.and also observation... always be aware of your opponent, their hands, their feet, an opponent will pretty much give away their next attack by how they position their feet and other signs of their posture too...
and never get frustrated... frustration with self or your opponent will only serve to allow you to lose and get injuredif you aren't getting a technique very well ask your instructor, never be afraid to seek advice from them as that is why they are there. never assume you will look bad or inferior to any other student, cos everyone at some point and also many more times during training will have had to ask. even those black belts still seek advice from their teachers long after they have been fully trained
Thanks a lot. I have a friend who is trained in karaoke and recently he's also into boxing. When we studied together, he used to give me some tips and when we practiced certain moves, he was always able to anticipate my next move but I could never do that.
@Tstrbrainer one style i would say to avoid is GKR or as it's known Gan Ki Ryu my mate trained in it and the swap the instructors around every 3 or so months, which tbh is bad practice... they teach techniques which are only effective in movies and unlike the style i trained in where from 3rd/4th belt you are trained in semi contact sparring until you reach a few higher levels... they teach their lower grades that they can't make contact at all... however... they pretty much use the lower grades as target practice for their black belts... my mate used to train in one of their classes, while away with work as an archaeologist site worker while he trained on sites... and they swapped over the instructor who brought in his favourite student, a black belt. anytime the lower grades made contact with him they would get bollocked, but each time he struck them it was praised and he came close to turning 90% of the class away as all had injuries from his attacks... my mate came to me asking for advice.. so i asked him... for info on the guy's attack style, which technique does he favour, which leg/hand etc then once i knew what he liked i advised him which strategy and group of techniques and how he would fight
even told him what the guys first through 5th attack would be... then told him what he woudl do next, how to combat it, taught him practical defence against that type of fighter... and told him he will get frustrated by each failed attack to the point he will get angry and start losing control... so here's a few takedowns for each attack... and i got a call after his class finished asking me if i was able to get transport to where he is over the next couple of days as his instructor and the blackbelt had both become pissed and had a go, so i told him to tell the guy "i would accept a 2v1 sparring, both of them vs me at the same time but they MUST be armed... didn't want it to be unfair" also "to have an ambulance on standby for what may come next" he told them i was on about turning up that week for the end of week lessons and they transferred to another venue so disappointed in them tbh felt let down lol
and you're welcome :) but anticipating your opponent's moves comes with experience and practice... knowing how their body is positioned can tell you whether they will do a kick or a punch... if a person favours kicks close the gap and go for the side opposite their kicking leg keeping a guard up to prevent punches to key areas... always stay on the outside, however if you can move quick enough choose the side he/she favours to kick and do a downward block to the thigh as they go to kick, while guard against a punch, another thing that guard down to leg once it has impacted and stopped the kick convert it in to a rising elbow to the jaw or uppercut to the solar plexus or a back fist to the head, but be careful as i have seen people blinded by a stright to the temple... most effective technique though i've ever had used against me... is a tap on the head... it has more of a psychological effect and they will remember that more than a punch in the face cos it is saying "I could have hit you but chose not to and nothing you do could have stopped it" an opponent used that against me once, and we met up a decade or so later and we both remembered that moment clearly
Love this! Thanks love
Me either... Phew. Thanks for the comment
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That's bad ass♥️👍
@Kezzz It is :)
@Ericalovescats I will speak from a distance with you 😂
I am sooooooo jealous
Girl handle that woot woot lol
Have u ever done all that?
@mariospapadopoulos12 who are you asking
Kylie, but both can answer too😋
@mariospapadopoulos12 no i never had to defend my self physically before but I won’t hold back if I needed to.
U mean that u ve never kicked a guy in the balls? 😜
Sounds fun for sure
That sounds sooooooo badass
That's good you can protect yourself though
That's awesome! Body is a weapon
It's hauntingly easy to seriously harm someone.
I learned that the hard way
Also I might not look it because i am so skinny but trust me I am
Also, hell yes I will defend my girl (when I get one) to the death, not a coward
Awesome answer! Thanks a bunch
You are hilarious. You definitely can pistol whip harder than any punch LMBO
I do know how to fight as well, I can defend myself. I am a truck driver and a lot of truck stops are in very shitty neighborhoods. I have a firearm with me at all times
OMFG my friend she was a truck driver... She started with swift and moved to roehl
You do know what Swift stands for don't you? See what I fucked up today. They're not really great at training, Roehl seems to be like a decent company. How does you like it?
She loved it... I couldn't do it... I don't like being alone
That's understandable, I don't mind it, I just missed my own home
You are definitely an essential worker!!! "Bows"
Thank you very kindly, I don't see it that way. I'm just doing the same job I was doing prior to the virus
Be like water fam
LMBO going apeshit
That's actually good... I've been meaning to get all my paperwork stuff done... But things have been crazy
Same here... My body is a weapon
For a fighter, the real weapon is the brain, not body.
Interesting... They don't teach that in the military
who needs brains when you have guns
It's REALLY fun
Hunk hunk burning love hahahahaha
Gotcha. Thanks for sharing
You'll go to prison if you use a gun on a unarmed person even if they physically assault you unarmed. "Your use of defensive force must be proportional to the threat. If you are defending against a threat of low physical harm (IE a punch in the face that is not likely to cause serious injury or death) then you do not have the legal right to use deadly force in defense of that threat" SOURCE: concealedcarry. com/law/when-can-you-shoot-someone/ It is important to learn physical self defense and not be a pussy and go straight for the gun. The gun is the worst case scenario last resort option.
Not that bad of an idea if you can conceal carry
Wrong user663 every state has different laws. Most have stand your ground laws among other things. Here in pennsylvania i can shoot anyone i perceive as a bodily threat, including muggers, rapists, and even a gang just trying to beat me up. At least 30 states have similar laws. Its even legal to defend others. So your totaly wrong unless you live in libtard land like california or the northeastern states
OMG whatt!!! I am just a green belt... I'm sad
I was put for em classes when I was in the 6th grade. I don't remember much but you don't be sad. Learning it is the beauty. Not the belt. You get the confidence. Take that from it.
Well said. Thanks friend
You're welcome. Can't bear the sight of a sad friend 😊