which martial arts combination do you like the most?
April 22, 2007 1:06am CST
im a regular martial arts practitioner and im doing taekwondo and aikido at the same time. i also have a yawyan (some sort of filipino version of muay thai) background. every martial arts discipline have their own strengths but its a lot better to combine them with other martial arts. for me, i find taekwondo and aikido effective. aikido is best for defense while taekwondo is for striking, though, it focuses and utilizes the feet more often. i might probably add up boxing to that and return to yawyan or muay thai. it would be a lot better to combine different techniques rather than focus on only one. whats your view on this?
1 Jul 07
if you ever heard of FMA(Filipino Martial Arts) i think its the deadliest martial arts in my opinion.it consists of PANGAMOT(standup grappling using hands),KALI(stick&knife fighting,DUMOG(ground fighting))in FMA there are 2 phases the standup fighting with or without a weapon and the ground fighting with or without weapon.combination of lethal strikes using weapon,hand&foot,elbo,knees&head, joint locks,wrestling,submissions grappling.imagine this art combining ninjutsu,jiujitsu,aikido,hapkido,muaythai&wrestling hows that with&without weapon.the latest martial arts i studied was jiujitsu& tried to sparred with my previos FMA instructor for a test run& i can't win it was really amazing.the principle is "what you can do with your hands you can do also with your feet" imagine that as an experienced grappler even if i try to mount on him my instructor has the ability to manipulate me using his feet just like hands without even using his hands i would always end up in a submission.i wish you coud try it..its great
2 May 07
frankly speaking, taekwondo is really good at striking and quite speedy but it is really a open book for us (i mean predictable) kai shinkageryu users and i combine kai shinkageryu,aikido,judo,yawyan.andjeetkundo. besides i like the shinkageryus more than the dos i mean like yagyu shinkageryu of the swords , so then ninjutsu is quite a good arts . having all the knowlegde about few or more martial arts dicipline you could really want to have a good teacher at shinkageryus btw i'm 3rd dan at kai shinkageryu 4th dan at aikido and 1st dan at judo, but i find taekwondo as the basic of street fighting..
• United States
27 Apr 07
I think that a person should perfect one kind of martial art, not confuse themselves with a variety, granted, I'm not saying that you can't perfect or become very proficient in more than one martial art, that might even be better, but what might happen to a person as you see in these MMA matches all the time, is that either fighter is very good at one particular. I say, create your kungfu, and own it, make it your movements, your technique, your power and your strength, and hone it into perfect, that way you only need that to defend yourself.