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Anyone trained in self defense?

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Just a thought. Martial arts/self defense systems have always interested me. Personally, I think that everyone should have at least some kind of basic self defense training/knowledge just in case you ever have to use it. It could literally be a lifesaver! :thumbsup:

 

If you have self defense training, what style/rank do you hold? I know there are some people here that are in active service, so they would likely know some form of self defense. However, are there any others as well?

 

I hold a yellow belt in Taekwondo (I would have continued but I was only in it for 6 months before I had to drop it, move, and go to university). However, as of October 21, I will be engaging in Krav Maga classes because the studio is only a 10 minute drive from my apartment. That, and Krav Maga gets in to defense against weapons much sooner than Taekwondo does.

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i am a self taught street fighter though not a bar room brawler i am a tactical type fighter

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I have a black belt in preventing a cow from kicking over the bucket when being milked.

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I have a blue belt in Judo... but it might not be the best fom defending yourself - though its quite fun and give's you a lot of hands on practice. Krav Maga is extremely good for self defense. If someone attacks you you're taught how to pretty much destroy them as fast as possible.

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I was trained up to brown belt in karate. (actual karate)

 

But that was back when I was like 11.

 

Now I just have a shotgun, and carry a very sharp pocket knife wherever I go.

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I'm a black belt in a unique style of Karate that was developed (and has become an official style) by my Head Sensi (and owner of the Dojo). Instead of Karate with the usual low kicks/punches this one has that as well as high kicks and includes defense/attacks while standing and on the ground.

 

Unforutanely I have been inactive for about a year so I'm a little rusty. I plan on returning in a few weeks once i get back in shape, at the moment I'm just working out at a local gym.

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I am a Red Belt in Tae-Kwon-Do. Havent done it for about 2 years now. :( Moved around alot. Need to try find a new club to join around here.

Use to really enjoy it!

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Weapons training - guns, knives though my favorite was double dagger training

 

Style: Chu Gar Tonglong (Chu Family Southern Mantis - "Southern" is implied, not direct translation)

Style: Chow Gar - fair amount

Style: WuShu

Style: Kenpo (when i was a kid)

Style: Hung Gar - very little

 

Rank: None

 

We don't go by ranks though we typically entered tournies as Black/Brown ...though I only own a red sash - just for looks (lion dance shows / presentations / tournies)

 

If I had started getting into Martial Arts sooner (well more seriously) I think there is a really good chance I would have gone into MMA. Martial Arts is definitely a passion of mine, but I also have to admit I been slacking on it lately. :blush:

 

 

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I'm skilled in the ancient art of kickeminthenutsandrun. Honestly though, i did some taekwondo, judo, and hapkido when i was a kid, and they were fun. right now, i'm actually doing Kendo, but i doubt I'll ever be carrying a sword around on my hip to defend myself, that's what hand guns are for.

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I have studied martial arts from the time I could walk. They are great for exercise and from a sporting perspective, however your more common styles like Karate and TKD are nearly useless in real life situations. Krav Maga, BJJ, etc styles are much more effective as a real life self defense.

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