Discussion What martial arts have you guys done?

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NonPhixion

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18 months into Muay Thai, also been doing Krav Maga the last 6 months. Highly recommend this to anyone. Really good self-defense and a lot more practical than most martial arts.
 

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18 months into Muay Thai, also been doing Krav Maga the last 6 months. Highly recommend this to anyone. Really good self-defense and a lot more practical than most martial arts.
I like Muay Thai. Something I always struggled with was kicking. Just started doing a few sessions and noticed how F**king good these guys are.
 

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I got my BJJ brown belt last Wednesday. Looking forward to the next competition, gonna be a huge challenge.
Well done!

I've been purple for 3.5 years, I know a surefire way to jinx it is to go out and buy a purple ranked rashguard. :tearsofjoy:
Lol.

Soo, speak of the devil and all that..



I got it. :straining:

:poo:
 
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Just got back into BJJ. Im made if paper mache. Was feeling good for 2 months and now ive got a shoulder blade injury of some sort. Feels like bone bruising maybe? Still going to training and watching the last 3 weeks but im frustrated af.
 

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When i was still doing MMA stuff i sparred semi regularly with a few guys who were fighting (as part of their camps). I distinctly remember getting a straight punch, pretty firm right to the nose, broken, pissing out blood, hurt like buggery very early on in my spell with one of them.

This particular sparring was 10 x 5 minute rounds, fresh opponent for one person after 2 round (i was a sub in for two rounds). Idea being if you can go 10 rounds with fresh guys you can go 3 with 1 type thing)

Said fighter (who was in camp for a fight) came up to me afterwards and said i should take a fight, because honestly fighting was 90% having the guts to take a punch and not go into your shell.

Suffice to say, i never took a fight.
 

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When i was still doing MMA stuff i sparred semi regularly with a few guys who were fighting (as part of their camps). I distinctly remember getting a straight punch, pretty firm right to the nose, broken, pissing out blood, hurt like buggery very early on in my spell with one of them.
How long did you do MMA and would you go back to it?


I'm in two minds about doing something in this area again... idk. It is alot of money tho. My hips also make this clicking sound. I struggled with things like crescent kick, at times it could be painful.
 

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How long did you do MMA and would you go back to it?


I'm in two minds about doing something in this area again... idk. It is alot of money tho.
I boxed when i was younger through footy, have kind of always done something with boxing since i was 12ish, even of late it might just be hitting a bag, skipping, shadow boxing.

Did proper MMA (MMA, Muay Thai, BJJ (no gi) for 5ish years.

I would love to but the time comittment and money comittment are just too much for me now. Id recommend it to anyone though. Great training, great discipline, great community.
 

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I was at Hall's.

Ie, the Hall's who coached the first Olympic gold- IIRC. ?

Martin Hall? That him.
Man he was a bit of a whako. I took one class with him- but honestly was the best class I'd ever done. Sweat was pouring off me.
 

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