June 21, 2009 8:47am CST
im taking my black belt in october for freestyle kickboxing and i am wondering where to go from in taking up and broadening my horizon on a new style. the class i have been doing has been pretty strict when it comes to training but in a relaxed atmosphere so i never built any tension which also built my confidence. so my question is what style could i choose which would be relaxed and easy flowing when it comes to technique??
16 Nov 09
if you wanted to be a great instructor some day. you would adopt the grace of daitoryo ryu less punching and kicking but very effective in handling opponents try also studying the in and out of the human anatomy so you would know which important part you will hit with out wasting energy. I'am a martial artist myself but I cover it a lot I don't want people to know what I'am capable of. I just use it in the times of unexpected.
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16 Nov 09
hiya thanks for your reply and i will look into everything u have told me and with ur advice i will progress. i totally understand what you mean about keeping it quiet but im lucky enough to haave the advantage of people not knowing or cant tell that i do martial arts. when ever the topic comes up and i tell people what i do they dont believe so im kinda hidden.
1 Mar 11
If you want a more relaxed art, try aikido and tai chi. Aikido focuses more on subdueing the opponent without hurting him/her or keeping it at the minimum. Tai Chi on the other hand focuses more on the regularity of chi or your life force.