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Anyone Here Do Any Martial Arts?

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Certaindeaf, Aug 6, 2014.

  1. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    I was just wondering, what with all the shenanigans going on in the world and all.
     
  2. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    Yep, trick.. being proficient with a firearm is indeed a martial art, by definition. As you were and or continue. This will be fun.
     
  3. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    A little wrestling and boxing.
    Nothing too in depth.
     
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  4. 2Wheels4Ever

    2Wheels4Ever Central Oregon Well-Known Member 2015 Volunteer

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    Nope, but I wish I did. I am a pretty decent shot though, and I do practice with my guns quite a bit. Once school starts back up I visit the range 3 days a week.
     
  5. razormanxx

    razormanxx eugene Active Member

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    Lots and lots of jiu jitsu. It's fun and older folks can still do it.
     
  6. the4thshake

    the4thshake Portland Active Member

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    I have watched the Karate Kid multiple times.
     
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  7. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Does Berserking count?

    I've trained in Judo and Karate since I was very young.

    I do not practice regularly recently though.
     
  8. Medic!

    Medic! What just happened? Has eagle eyes. But cant remember what he saw. Bronze Supporter

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    Grab me and find out. ;)
     
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  9. nextgenar

    nextgenar roseburg Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Lol now thats funny
     
  10. Vanillagerrilla

    Vanillagerrilla Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Krav Maga
     
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  11. nextgenar

    nextgenar roseburg Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Tae kwon do
     
  12. 40calruler

    40calruler Lake Oswego Well-Known Member

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    Boxing was all I was ever taught growing up and I did it through high school. Not really a martial art but it does help against the average guy with 0 muscle memory in a fight. Just stick and move!
     
  13. 40calruler

    40calruler Lake Oswego Well-Known Member

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    I am not trying to put anyone down as I know there are skilled martial artists that would beat my a@# but many who claim to be trained in some form of martial arts go down with 2 hits. I will take the boxing and wrestling I did growing up anyday over being confident my ability to jump high and kick will save my butt.

    My experience with "trained" martial artists is limited though. Seems that those who really are trained do not brag but those who are mall ninja types brag about their skills to no end. And then get knocked out with a quick jab.
     
  14. ZigZagZeke

    ZigZagZeke Eugene Silver Supporter Silver Supporter 2015 Volunteer

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    I used to do medieval martial arts before I got too old and too smart...

    medieval_martial_arts.jpg

    Yeah, I've seen that too, but they're also still grinning ear to ear.
     
  15. Morpheus

    Morpheus Columbia Gorge Anyway, back on the farm.

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    I took some Bujinkan for a while. I moved so I ended up having to stop. It has a lot of very interesting tactics. It even helped a lot with my firearm stances.

    http://www.northwestbujinkan.com/
     
  16. JustShoot

    JustShoot Oregon . Hillsborito area Active Member

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    You are correct .
    I have found that several viewing of 'Karate Kid' sufficient training . But for your 'Advanced Degree', it be mandatory that it be combined with in-depth study of, Wiki How ... " how to Thwart an abductor ".

    http://www.wikihow.com/Thwart-an-Abduction-Attempt
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  17. semperfi68to70

    semperfi68to70 South Salem, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Ditto
     
  18. Sincere

    Sincere Between Cascadia and Jefferson Active Member

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    Lol of course not.

    Like all my gun writing heroes, I'm fat as all get out and have a gun!

    Psyke! Of course, it's so stupid to care so much about guns and not do anything to train your body.

    I work out regularly, cardio and lifting. I western box and spar Chinese kick boxing. Looking into BJJ but not a fan of the mma scene and don't want to learn in a mma based gym.
     
  19. mkwerx

    mkwerx Forest Grove, OR Well-Known Member

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    TKD since I was 9 years old - a bit out of practice but plenty able to throw a punch or kick, started taking BJJ lessons last year but my work schedule changed and had to drop out. Would like to find a BJJ gym that could work with my schedule, but that's unlikely. Work is why I stopped attending regular TKD classes - I don't typically get off till 7PM at the earliest and some nights I"m not home till 3AM. :eek:

    If I had to pick one "art" to learn for real self defense, it would be a self defense oriented BJJ class. There's a number of them around - for those on the east side the Anibol Lobo BJJ academy in Gresham would be good to look into. If you can find / afford a Gracie affiliated school that'd be the ticket for defense oriented BJJ, but places like Impact JJ also have a good SD focus in addition to their competitive training.
     
  20. kukusya

    kukusya King County Wa Active Member

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    Sambo/Kickboxing