Unarmed combat?

Unarmed combat?

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    Unarmed combat?

    Anyone else train in martial arts or other forms of unarmed combat? If so, what kind and what rank are you? I just started Aikido last August, and I'm a 9th Kyu (which means that I've passed my first test, yay!)


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    I studied "fist fu" growing up in a tough neighborhood, and am now learning Taekwondo (mixed with Kenpo) and am an orange belt.

    Of course with a torn calf muscle I am out for a while.
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    For the moment I train in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu several times a week and dabble once a week in muay thai (I spelled it right this time, spelling police). I've been at it since October...still a noob white belt. Not the ideal "combat" arts, but they have their uses.
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    No belt, but I was a state champ wrestler and wrestled on the Army team. In 20 years of law enforcement, it was the best hand to hand experience I could have had. Fast submission and no huge damage to the bad guy.
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    I just started Krav Maga this past weekend, seems to be fairly easy to pick up, fairly intuitive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CT-Mike View Post
    I just started Krav Maga this past weekend, seems to be fairly easy to pick up, fairly intuitive.
    As soon as I am in better shape and my calf is whole again I may be starting Krav Maga. There are 2 schools (related to each other) in the Dallas area.
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    When I was young my dad taught me Judo,(he was a MP in the army), I tried different styles but eventually made black in a Kenpo based style. Been years since I formally worked out, but I still do the forms and techniques

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    Quote Originally Posted by AZ Husker View Post
    No belt, but I was a state champ wrestler and wrestled on the Army team. In 20 years of law enforcement, it was the best hand to hand experience I could have had. Fast submission and no huge damage to the bad guy.
    +1 13 year wrestling career has proved to be the best for of unarmed combat I have ever come across.
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    Currently not ranked. 3rd degree black belt in the P.I. 1983. I broke my sparring partner's left tibia in 1982 on Okinawa by accident at the base gym at Camp Hansen. That was the day I let anger get the best of me. Less than a year later in P.I., the local constabulary in the province of Iba Zimbales had somehow deemed me a lethal weapon, and while being carefully watched and after finishing my dinner of boiled pig intestines and rice with the locals (after a good Sunday cock fight), I was allowed to find escort out of that province without challenge. Many days have past, and I feel lucky to be alive.

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    Tae Kwon do, jujitsu, and Marine Corps Martial Arts Program (MCMAP).. I think I can handle myself even with out my firearm
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    I was training in Phillipino stick fighting, otherwise known as Escrima, Kali, Arnis, Silat... My instructor recently moved and now trying to find some one else that instructs closer to Fayetteville/Ft. Bragg area.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Natureboypkr View Post
    Tae Kwon do, jujitsu, and Marine Corps Martial Arts Program (MCMAP).. I think I can handle myself even with out my firearm
    I saw a thing a year or so ago called "The Human Weapon" or something like that on the Discovery Channel and one episode they went to learn MCMAP. Crazy stuff, especially the training to fight in a river.
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    Brazilian jiujitsu, wrestling, muay thai, western boxing, black belt in combat jiujitsu(Japanese), little bit of jeet kune do and kali(good blade art). I used to fight mma(pro) and compete in grappling. I still carry a gun, just so I can get to a bigger gun.

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    I took Judo in College then Matsuno Ryu Goshinjujitsu in Tucson. Being older and wiser now I have studied and mastered the art of Taser.
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    Boxing and TaeKwonDo. Wish I had more time to train. I would definitely get into jiujitsu.

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