Have you only done one martial art or many?

February 12, 2008 6:26am CST
I have only ever done one but some people in my group have done a few others. Has anyone here done more than one or stuck with the first they tried?
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@Shawchert (1040)
• United States
3 Mar 08
I was in Tae Kwon Do. that's about it. heh. I miss it. it was enjoyable.
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6 Jun 08
Maybe you should try and get back into it again as it is great for fitness.
@Shawchert (1040)
• United States
6 Jun 08
I would but sadly I don't have the time or money, maybe when my son is older i can get us both in together :)
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@writersedge (22577)
• United States
7 Jul 08
I've done Shotokan Style Karate and then later on I did T'ai Chi. The first is a hard form, lots of strength, power, stamina, etc. required. The second is a soft form, actually builds your health as you get older, the soft forms start to make more sense, but trust me, there is nothing easy about it, just easier on the body. Take care
21 Jul 08
I've always wanted to try Tai Chi but never got round to it. I do yoga which I find very calming and it increases flexibility. One day I'll get to try Tai Chi maybe when I'm too old for Krav.
@writersedge (22577)
• United States
22 Jul 08
If you like Martial Arts and you like Yoga, you'll love T 'ai Chi. Thanks and take care.
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@writersedge (22577)
• United States
27 Oct 09
Thank you very much for best response.
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@shawnfph (18)
• China
6 Jun 08
hehe ,i have learned many kinds of matial art,Chinese "sanda",Thailand boxing ,Bruce lee's jeet kune do and yongchun,and some other combat skills . but if just for a start ,i think it's a better way to practice only one of these .
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6 Jun 08
Do you find they are quite similar or are they all quite different? I have only done one Krav Maga so I don't know.
• China
30 Jun 08
have you ever read chinese "Tao Te Ching " by Lao Tzu? these kinds of matial arts ,are both quite similar and ,all different. you try to learn them as total different arts to learn more skills ,and you are forming your own style if you finally find the commens among them. i am a english learner now ,if you guys find some mistakes or misuse or words ,please told me . also welcome to discuss martial arts ,especially chinese kungfu ,you are welcome to sent mails to fxssx@126.com.
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2 Jul 08
I haven't read "Tao Te Ching " by Lao Tzu but it sounds interesting. Would I be able to get it in the UK?
@Cannonball (3634)
• France
10 Sep 08
The first time I tried some was kung fu and it was cool. I also tried tai chi and maybe some chi gong o yeah actually the best for me I also tried wing chun which I recommend a lot.Bruce Lee started with wing chun and it's very effective. I also tried some tae kwon do but this is not for me,I need to use my hands a lot and this is sooner for legs fight
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10 Sep 08
You've tried quite a few. I'd love to try some other styles but I don't have the money to do it. I'm the opposite I like using my legs and especially roundhouse kicks. Unfortunately Krav is more arms based because they say legs although stronger, you are more likely to lose balance and be at a disadvantage.
• Mexico
11 Jul 08
I have only do Soo Bahk Do in my life i start at 7 left practicing for 5 years and started again almost 2 years ago sooo near of the Dan
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21 Jul 08
Was it difficult to get back into it after 5 years? I find that it is expensive to keep training but will continue as long as possible.
• Canada
22 Jun 08
What did you take? I took "veng tsun" bruce lee first took this if nobody knows.
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24 Jun 08
I've never heard of that one or the fact that Bruce Lee did it. I do Krav Maga, which is an Israeli martial art.
@anonymili (3138)
10 Jun 08
I did martial arts as a teenager for a while but it was called "women's self defence" - it was based on Judo as far as I recall but it was the only form of martial arts I've ever done really :)
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10 Jun 08
Was it effective as a self defence though, that's the main question? I really like doing martial arts because it makes me feel safe as I'm only 5 foot 4. I wish I'd done it when I was a teenager, I might have been teaching now.