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    Hi, I am 16 years old, 5'7 140 lbs.

    I would like to start a martial art, but I am still not sure what I like the best about MA : fighting or tricksters.

    Therefore, I do not want to start MMA, nor gymnastic.

    I want to get a base about fighting, and then I can choose whether I like the flipping and big kicking part of martial arts, or the fighting (MMA, muay thai, etc.).

    The thing is, I don't know which MA to start with...

    I was thinking real TKD, so that I could see if I like kicking and I could do real fights (not only point fights), is that a good idea?

    Maybe Ninjutsu? The thing is, I want a martial art that touches a bit of everything (kata, spar, athletic abilities, etc.)

    Thank you.

  • #2
    Originally posted by Adrenalyn View Post
    Hi, I am 16 years old, 5'7 140 lbs.

    I would like to start a martial art, but I am still not sure what I like the best about MA : fighting or tricksters.

    Therefore, I do not want to start MMA, nor gymnastic.

    I want to get a base about fighting, and then I can choose whether I like the flipping and big kicking part of martial arts, or the fighting (MMA, muay thai, etc.).

    The thing is, I don't know which MA to start with...

    I was thinking real TKD, so that I could see if I like kicking and I could do real fights (not only point fights), is that a good idea?

    Maybe Ninjutsu? The thing is, I want a martial art that touches a bit of everything (kata, spar, athletic abilities, etc.)

    Thank you.
    Judo





    nuf said.

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    • #3
      any style, if you can find a real instructor.
      in CMA, i suggest you to start with some external style, such as shaolin, baji etc.

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      • #4
        16? Join your school's wrestling team.

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        • #5
          What kind of schools do you have near your home?

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          • #6
            The person teaching the art, combined with how they teach it are more important than the name of the art.

            See whats available around you and realistic travel/price wise. Then go to those places, find one where you feel comfortable, and dive in.
            Last edited by TTEscrima; 10-31-2008, 05:26 PM.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by TTExrement View Post
              The person teaching the art, combined with how they teach it are more important than the name of the art.


              But not as important as 'lineage' and time spent memorizing books you cannot read.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by jubaji View Post
                But not as important as 'lineage' and time spent memorizing books you cannot read.
                Not to be a smartass...but how do you memorize something you can't read?

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                • #9
                  You memorize a translation and then pretend to be the world's unimpeachable authority on it.

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                  • #10
                    But if he can read the translation then you can't say

                    "books he can't read"

                    can you.

                    Or you would hae to say the translator was wrong.

                    And I'd like to pull a page from Tant01's book and ask what it is exactly about TTE's comments on the Classics or other non-Western literature that causes you to say he's wrong.

                    Just quote a couple of his uses of it and give us an example of why it's wrong.

                    That way you can correct the people who don't speak the language, so we're not all lost of course.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by kingoftheforest View Post
                      But if he can read the translation then you can't say

                      "books he can't read"

                      can you.


                      Sure I can. If one presumes to hold oneself up as an unimpeachable authority on a text, one should at the very least be able to read the original.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by kingoftheforest View Post
                        what it is exactly about TTE's comments on the Classics or other non-Western literature that causes you to say he's wrong.

                        What's 'wrong' is trying to use reference to them as a means of establishing himself as an authority.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by jubaji View Post
                          Sure I can. If one presumes to hold oneself up as an unimpeachable authority on a text, one should at the very least be able to read the original.
                          Lots of Biblical experts can't read Hebrew or ancient Aramaic.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by jubaji View Post
                            What's 'wrong' is trying to use reference to them as a means of establishing himself as an authority.
                            So referencing other people who have expierence in what you're are studying is taboo now?

                            Does he use the things from these books and people he references in an improper manner or context?

                            If he's using the properly and explaining them correctly I said at least he knows and understands the information and at best he is an authority.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by kingoftheforest View Post
                              Lots of Biblical experts can't read Hebrew or ancient Aramaic.


                              Then they are not much of 'experts.' Biblical scholars have studied those and other languages at least to the extent that they are aware of and can contextualize differences in translation from and to many different languages related to current and historical interpretation of the holy book.

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