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Jul. 10th, 2007

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Anyone recommend MMA training videos? Boxing, wrestling, muy thai?

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From:misfitz
Date:July 11th, 2007 03:07 am (UTC)
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While not quite on target with what you're asking, I've been taking Combat Hapkido lessons for a few months now, and have really been enjoying it.

What initially appealed to me was that it is a martial arts geared toward the more practical aspects of self-defense. You do not have to be in great shape to learn and practice it -- my instructor has to be close to 400lbs.

http://www.ichf.com/
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From:crasch
Date:July 11th, 2007 05:16 am (UTC)
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Thanks for the suggestion!
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From:docscarabus
Date:July 11th, 2007 07:31 pm (UTC)
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"I am 6' 4" and weighed over 400 pounds when I earned my black belt. My kicks are not high and pretty; I am not the fastest or most limber person you will meet. But I stuck with it and earned my 2nd degree black belt. DO NOT let stereotypes of what you think you have to be, to learn a martial art stop you from trying. I didn't and look where I am now"

My head's spinning from this. "I'm fat, slow, and inflexible, but they still gave me this neato belt?"
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From:smjayman
Date:July 11th, 2007 05:10 am (UTC)
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You talking like the stuff floating around on youtube, or some DVDs for purchase? If the latter, Erik Paulson's CSW series of DVDs is worth its weight in gold. Can't go wrong with Paulson.
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From:crasch
Date:July 11th, 2007 05:13 am (UTC)
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Thanks for the suggestion! I had in mind commercially produced physical media, though I would be happy to see pointers to Youtube stuff if you think it's good.
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From:smjayman
Date:July 11th, 2007 05:25 am (UTC)
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I'll stand by my recommendation, order Paulson's entire CSW DVD series. He covers a lot of different concepts, from punching to takedowns to clench work. He's a brilliant fighter and instructor.

If you search for him on youtube, you can find clips.

Are you on totalprotectioninteractive.com? If not, join up and do a lot of reading, the forum is low traffic but high on info.
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From:crasch
Date:July 11th, 2007 05:36 am (UTC)
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Thanks! No, I had not heard of totalprotectioninteractive.com. I just joined.
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From:smjayman
Date:July 11th, 2007 05:26 am (UTC)
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OH yes, lest I forget:

http://www.erikpaulson.com/

:)
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From:smjayman
Date:July 11th, 2007 05:28 am (UTC)
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Erhm, quite specifically, his 5 DVD essentials set:

http://erikpaulson.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=19&osCsid=296f580e8bb45bc44e15167ecdb190c4

:)
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From:crasch
Date:July 11th, 2007 05:36 am (UTC)
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Thanks!
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From:nelliebelle
Date:July 11th, 2007 01:42 pm (UTC)
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don't you kind of need to practice sparring? i don't see how i could learn what i learn in class at home.
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From:crasch
Date:July 11th, 2007 05:32 pm (UTC)
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Yes, I plan to spar as well. However, I'd also like to be able to review outside of class. Since I'm a newbie, I want to learn from multiple instructors so that I will at least know what my instructors faults and biases are.
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From:nelliebelle
Date:July 11th, 2007 06:10 pm (UTC)
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i just can't picture it at home. my classes have different instructors at different times. 2 for muay thai, 2 for boxing, 5 for kickboxing. plus, my membership allows me to go to other gyms and there are 2 in my area.
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From:crasch
Date:July 11th, 2007 06:30 pm (UTC)
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Sounds like you have a great gym where you live.
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From:nelliebelle
Date:July 11th, 2007 06:44 pm (UTC)
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i guess you have to move to atlanta.
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From:ljmorris
Date:July 11th, 2007 03:02 pm (UTC)
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Of course the best way to learn is to take live classes and work out with training partners, but if you're looking for good video sets, Ron Balicki's JKD Instructional DVDs provide a great breadth of self-defense concepts and depth of detail with each technique. You can see clips on Youtube.
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From:crasch
Date:July 11th, 2007 05:32 pm (UTC)
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Thanks!
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