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Postby Steve a » Tue Apr 20, 2004 12:39 pm

Just wondering if any one here does Karate? I do Shotokan Karate. Im a 2nd Dan black belt and going for my 3rd Dan this year. I also run two Karate clubs in my town. Taking some of my students to a KUGB championship in Birmingham next saturday. Would like to hear from other people who do Karate.
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Postby Fidel » Tue Apr 20, 2004 5:05 pm

I used to do Tae Kwon Do but apparently I had an "attitude problem". I thought it helped my football
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Postby Jo » Wed Apr 21, 2004 12:07 am

You! An attitude problem, never in this world! I'd have called it more of an artistic temperament :lol:

What is the difference between Tae Kwon Do, Karate, Judo and any of the others that exist? I've always wondered.
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Postby Enigma » Wed Apr 21, 2004 12:08 am

Not forgetting sambo Jo, which we recently found out about!
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Postby Jo » Wed Apr 21, 2004 12:15 am

Oh yeah! So many ways of fighting!
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Postby Enigma » Wed Apr 21, 2004 12:22 am

Jo wrote:So many ways of fighting!
...But, only one way to hug. he he
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Postby Jo » Wed Apr 21, 2004 12:45 am

Awww huneeee! {{{{{{{Hugs for Enigma}}}}}}}

Or should I say...
:grouphug:

Sorry Steve a - we seem to have hijacked your topic a bit.

Shotokan Karate - what's that all about then?
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Postby Steve a » Wed Apr 21, 2004 9:41 am

I dont mind you hi jacking my topic!
Im not really sure i can explain the difference if you dont know any thing about Karate. Karate is for self defence, which teaches you how to stop some one attacking you, and also how to counter attack and bascially beat them using as little movement as possible.
Judo and ju-juiste is more throwing people all over the floor. Which i find pointless.
Kung fu and Tae Kwon Do is more leg work, and uses kicking techinquies more.
I hope that has some how explained it!
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Postby Mr.L » Wed Apr 21, 2004 6:55 pm

throwings pointless, learning how to defend yourself isnt. I used to do Kung Fu myself and got to a brown belt, dont know why i quit... :S wish i didnt now because if i didnt i wouldve done it fo rten years and could probably defend myself better.
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Postby Fidel » Wed Apr 21, 2004 7:01 pm

Defending yourself #-o Buy a spade!! to hit people with that get on your wrong side. Karate takes ages to master
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Postby luvva » Wed Apr 21, 2004 7:07 pm

What does everyone think is the best thing to do for self-defence? I want to learn somehting but I'm not sure what, I dond't rea;lly want to become an expert and go to loads of sessions, just being able to defend myself would be good, specially with some of the people round here.

A friend said she does Tae kwon doe and it's good but I don't really know!
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Postby Jo » Wed Apr 21, 2004 9:45 pm

Thanks for the description Steve a, it was actually very informative! Especially for someone like me who knows nothing at all.

That is a really good question luvva. I always wondered if I should have sent my kids to some kind of self defence classes. They're both a bit old for that now though.

I was always led to believe that when you are learning Karate and stuff like that, they teach you to be disciplined and honourable etc. Is that true?
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Postby daveshow » Wed Apr 21, 2004 10:27 pm

i am thinking about doing some sort of martial art when i am older(mabye about 18-20ish) is that a bad thing to start old.Also do you learn about chi and inner power?
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Postby luvva » Wed Apr 21, 2004 10:39 pm

I have no idea what you would learn! I know my friend has learnt all the special words for the different punches but she didn't mention anything about discipline, inner power and chi, the would probably be a good thing to do though.
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Postby daveshow » Wed Apr 21, 2004 10:41 pm

i have an amazing chi story if anyone wishes to hear it?
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