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Martial Arts or Boxing?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Austin White May 29, 2014. 114 Replies

Lately I've been thinking about joining a boxing gym or a martial arts gym to add some variety to my current strength routine.  Does anyone have any suggestions?  I'm looking for advice on what is…Continue

 

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Jun 28, 2014
Austin White replied to David's discussion Martial Arts or Boxing?
"Boxing is a martial art, homie! And obviously effective. Probably more fun than picking up heavy objects too."
May 29, 2014
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David replied to David F.'s discussion Signed up for the Gym. Asking for a Clue.
"There is a lot of information out there, but before you go committing to one plan or start plan hopping, I'd think really hard about what your goals are.  Are you looking to build some muscle mass, lose fat, or get as strong as you…"
May 8, 2014
Regular Joe replied to David's discussion Martial Arts or Boxing?
"That's exactly the problem: In North America, Krav Maga is a brand (it's actually two brands but that's another thing altogether) that operates on the pyramid / "multi-level" system. The people at the top don't benefit…"
May 7, 2014
Wayne replied to David's discussion Martial Arts or Boxing?
"I had the same issue with Krav Maga schools. I was interested in the disarming techniques but every time I tried to find a legit school they seemed shady. Krav Maga seems to have one legit martial artists for every mall ninja out there claiming to…"
May 7, 2014
Regular Joe replied to David's discussion Martial Arts or Boxing?
""A problem with it is, just like with most kicks higher than the groin, the foot/leg can be grabbed and you're in for a take down and possible stomping.  " That's the whole premise behind sanshou / sanda.  "
May 1, 2014
Regular Joe replied to David's discussion Martial Arts or Boxing?
"It's one of the first things you learn in Muay Thai. Very fun."
May 1, 2014
Regular Joe replied to David's discussion Martial Arts or Boxing?
""Never saw a push kick either, that might have been a game changer." Yeah, the push kick is a killer. Get it in the gut and you get the wind knocked out of you. Get it in the sternum you go flying. Get it in the face and you get your neck…"
May 1, 2014
Regular Joe replied to David's discussion Martial Arts or Boxing?
"Yep. TKD can be very effective. Check out Serkan Yilmaz highlights on Youtube. He takes his TKD foundation and applies it in K-1.  But, in North America, TKD is not marketed or sold as a fighting art. It's a martial art but it's…"
May 1, 2014
Regular Joe replied to David's discussion Martial Arts or Boxing?
"That's awesome! Kyokushin is pretty rare in Canada but there's a school in my city . . . unfortunately, the Sensei is so traditional that he was completely opposed to doing K-1 style sparring even though most K-1 stars have Kyokushin…"
May 1, 2014
Daniel replied to David's discussion Martial Arts or Boxing?
"I agree. Some of these TKD schools are geared more for the kid-friendly social atmosphere for children to make friends and parents to instill some self esteem on their kids. Some instructors have good intentions, while others see the potential to…"
May 1, 2014
Daniel replied to David's discussion Martial Arts or Boxing?
"It was Kyokushinkai Karate Do, and it strictly followed Mas Oyama's style. The sparring though was K-1. While normal Kyokushin fights don't allow punches to the face, I was glad my school did because it gives you a new perspective on…"
May 1, 2014
Regular Joe replied to David's discussion Martial Arts or Boxing?
"Or is that you guys traditional training but K-1 sparring?"
May 1, 2014
Regular Joe replied to David's discussion Martial Arts or Boxing?
""But if we were to choose which martial art to join I would go with the following: Kyokushin (The only "karate" style that I find most useful)Muay ThaiBJJJudo" The big difference between these arts at more traditional arts (like…"
May 1, 2014

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At 11:44pm on July 13, 2013, Herb Munson said…

Welcome to The Great Debate, David. Great to have you with us!

 
 
 

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