Does anybody here take any form of martial arts? Just wondering, because nobody here has a topic about martial arts. And if you do take martial arts whats your favorite move? I like kicks and there are too many that I like. I also like to spar(as long as my sparring partner follows the rules)
I have been studying martial arts for years.
I have no style. But I found BJJ, Krav Maga, Greco Roman, Pancrase and good old Ninjutsu very helpful.
I never got into any one school of traditional MA. I had been in to many real fights to get into most Traditional Martial Arts. Because they are not very "martial" at all.
They are sparring sports and nothing more.
I still train privately with good friends. We have a sort of fight club.
We have mouth pieces and gloves though. No weight classes either.
No bare knucle stuff. that tends to cut you up fast. If you train often you will soon look real ugle without gloves. We fight hard.
I thought a guy chipped my jaw bone last time I fought. Little guy too. I'm kinda big. This type of training teaches you not to underestimate yourself or others very quickly.
When a little guy hurts a guy like me they build confidence quickly. Makes the fights more interesting.
Sorry, I didn't answer your other questions.
My favorite move is a good old liver punch and heart punch. The hammerfist to the top of the head is nice too.
The live punch has led to 3 KO's for me in real life fights and 2 KO's in training fights. Liver punch hurts like you have never been hurt before.
Heart punch has won me 2 real life fights. Both were first strike KO's. Only took one hit. Both guys told me later that it felt like I stopped their heart for a second and snatched the breath right from their lunges.
Yes, I fight a lot. I made the discussion a long time ago to not back down. Letting others try to hurt you is just to dangerous.
As with you, I love to "Spar". Although I would bet I spar harder than most. You prolly wouldn't like sparing with us if you are a stickler for rules.
The only rules are to stop when your opponent is out, tapping, or submits.
We frown on nut shots and knees to the head when your opponent is down. Those moves are likely to to get your butt kicked by the rest of us.
I am into taekwondo been learning taekwondo since I was 6 years old. I also take part in tourounments and won many awards.
Now I am serving my NS that why I stop at the moment.
i did taekwondo for 5 years ending up as a blue belt now i focus on Kung Fu. i find that kung fu is more enjoyable because less forms are need.