Martial Artists and other Combatants

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Postby Lebasi » Sat May 29, 2010 2:04 pm

Hello. I haven't watched much anime or had much experience in Japanese martial arts. In fact I've only been fencing since September and I haven't done any other martial arts, although I have considered it and would if I could afford it amidst all of my other sports. Japanese styles sound interesting so if I do start another I might try to find something like that. OK, I'll stop now before I start rambling too much. I hope you enjoy your kendo. :)
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Postby MithLuin » Mon May 31, 2010 6:40 pm

First practice was fun. :) Hopefully I'll be able to make it back on Wednesday. The 'i don't have a clue what I'm doing' is going to take a long time to go away, I think. Right now, I don't know my left from my right, so that's not a terribly auspicious start. I also don't think I'll figure out how to yell when I'm still all tense and nervous.

But everyone was nice and didn't snicker at me or anything, so that's encouraging.
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Postby Dubatuluk » Sun Jun 13, 2010 10:01 am

Neatness! I've been here what? six years? And never knew this guild existed. I'm actually thinking of beginning some martial arts training this summer. There is a Budokan school across town that seems interesting, and a Taekwan Do school as well...I just am unable to decide between them at the moment. :P
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Postby Frelga » Sun Jun 13, 2010 10:46 am

Have fun with it, Dubs! Some schools may allow you to attend a trial practice so you can decide if it's for you.

In the news:

Ninjas rescue student from muggers

Ninjas scared off three thugs who had the misfortune to attack the 27-year-old medical student outside their warrior school.


My favorite part of the article was this:
They also failed to notice a ninja, Nathan Smith, standing in the shadows outside the dojo. Mr Smith immediately alerted his sensei, or teacher.
(emphasis mine)


Well, naturally!
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Postby MithLuin » Tue Apr 12, 2011 2:09 pm

Just thought I'd resurrect the thread to mention that I'm in bogu now. That means I wear armor, and people can hit me back ;). While I was reluctant to give up my 'immunity', it's certainly a lot more fun to practice in situations that are more interactive than someone patiently standing there and allowing you to hit them. :)
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Postby notoriouskim » Mon Mar 12, 2012 8:51 am

Any room for elves trained in Muay Thai? Haha if so then HELLO!
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Postby StormCrow_TheGreen » Sat Jul 21, 2012 9:26 pm

I forgot if I already posted here, but I'll do my intro again.

I started in Shaolin, Kempo, and Karate. After that I got into Western Martial Arts with the Liechtenauer tradition, then Italian Armored Combat. Somewhere in there I started doing medieval/Renaissance Tournaments and also Epee and Saber fencing. I mostly am in Tai Chi Chuan (and some Tai Chi Dao) now.
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Postby Lord_Cie » Tue Dec 04, 2012 11:04 am

MithLuin wrote:Just thought I'd resurrect the thread to mention that I'm in bogu now. That means I wear armor, and people can hit me back ;). While I was reluctant to give up my 'immunity', it's certainly a lot more fun to practice in situations that are more interactive than someone patiently standing there and allowing you to hit them. :)


Are you still practicing? I stopped for two years since I last posted here, but I rejoined almost two years ago and I now practice Iaido as well as Kendo. It's been a wonderful trip so far, and I hope never to stop.
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