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Re: Martial Arts
« Reply #15 on: December 12, 2014, 08:20:44 am »
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Does anyone here practice any form of what i like to call "recreational violence?" :D:

 
Sure.:) I run the Cateran Society, an international organization that studies the use of the Highland broadsword. Actually, I teach every year at a seminar known as the "Recreational Violence Weekend"...

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Re: Martial Arts
« Reply #16 on: December 12, 2014, 06:27:35 pm »
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Sure.:) I run the Cateran Society, an international organization that studies the use of the Highland broadsword. Actually, I teach every year at a seminar known as the "Recreational Violence Weekend"...


... Do you have any video links? This sounds unspeakably awesome.

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Re: Martial Arts
« Reply #17 on: December 12, 2014, 10:34:11 pm »
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Wow just noticed we have a thread for this! Yea I did Karate and kickboxed growing up. Wrestled for my high school and we had to do MCMAP in the Marines. The last few years I've done Tai Jutsu and MMA as a hobby, but started competing to promote my gym. I actually haven't been able to post as much trying to juggle 2 jobs, training, and religious involvements....

My last fight before Halloween was pretty favourable,  where I was awarded KO of the night, if you're into that sort if thing. I know "recreational violence" isn't everyones' cup of tea...

Nice KO!!! Very impressive!! I myself have been a practitioner of Kempo Karate for over 20 years now, and still going!!! I actually teach Kempo as my second job, as oppose to teaching school. I teach two night a week, at a dojo located where I live. I actually started very young at 4 with Taekwondo, but found Kempo a few years later, and fell in love with offensive Karate. I competed while in middle and high school, as well as being an all-state wrestler. I have also recently taken up Aikido, and going into my second year in that discipline. I love everything about martial arts!!!
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Re: Martial Arts
« Reply #18 on: December 12, 2014, 10:56:23 pm »
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... Do you have any video links? This sounds unspeakably awesome.

 
None of the Rec Violence Weekend, but plenty of what we do:






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Re: Martial Arts
« Reply #19 on: December 13, 2014, 02:58:42 am »
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Does anyone here practice any form of what i like to call "recreational violence?" :D:

This is probably just me, but it feels like when i am in the middle of sparring, training, or competition i feel closer to this earth. I feel like the spirits (and maybe even the gods) accept and promote what i am doing. I often feel like it's tribute. I LOVE IT.

 
I haven't taken martial arts before but I would love to learn Tai Chi, Krav Maga, and maybe Jeet Kune Do.

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Re: Martial Arts
« Reply #20 on: December 14, 2014, 10:51:31 pm »
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I did Karate for several years and reached Black Belt, and also did a few months of Aikido while I was at teacher's college. I enjoyed many parts of the practice, but I eventually quit because the dojo was becoming more competition-oriented while I was more interested in the inward aspects. (And also because it gradually became apparent that the instructor was an abusive bully, but that's another story).

I'm thinking about taking up Tai Chi. Or possibly archery, I can't decide.

Ashame the instructor had to become like that, but we all do it for our own reasons.  I understand,  even though I orinally left Karate because the dojo merged with a new Japanese lineage that ended kickboxing classes solely for "point Karate," which I didn't like because of the lack of contact, I also don't like the lack of traditional elements rampant in the MMA world today. It's difficult to find the right balance.

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Nice KO!!! Very impressive!! I myself have been a practitioner of Kempo Karate for over 20 years now, and still going!!! I actually teach Kempo as my second job, as oppose to teaching school. I teach two night a week, at a dojo located where I live. I actually started very young at 4 with Taekwondo, but found Kempo a few years later, and fell in love with offensive Karate. I competed while in middle and high school, as well as being an all-state wrestler. I have also recently taken up Aikido, and going into my second year in that discipline. I love everything about martial arts!!!

Thanks! :D:  ...it's cool that you've stuck with it, and are able to give back by teaching. Good stuff! I was similar, and started young with TKD at 6, but converted to Shito-ryu Karate, where I was able to keep my Black belt by only learning the advanced katas. Good to hear about the wrestling too! It never leaves you! In MMA I've found it to be an advantage sinces it's not done in schools over here. Seems most of the ground work here came from Judo, and Wrestling&Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu have now found their way. The closest to wrestling I've found was BJJ, where I also train at a Gracie Barra gym twice a week to help with MMA, but I also rely on the Karate background a lot.

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Re: Martial Arts
« Reply #21 on: January 23, 2016, 11:57:39 am »
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Does anyone here practice any form of what i like to call "recreational violence?" :D:


Haha Adam calls it that all the time :) He is a 2nd Dan and teaches Taekwon Do and loves to tell people "parents pay me to beat their kids for them" :p
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Re: Martial Arts
« Reply #22 on: January 23, 2016, 03:23:15 pm »
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Does anyone here practice any form of what i like to call "recreational violence?" :D:

I have limited experience with tai chi and capoeira. I enjoyed both, but scheduling conflicts keep me out of practice for long stretches.
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Re: Martial Arts
« Reply #23 on: July 19, 2016, 12:33:12 pm »
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This is probably just me, but it feels like when i am in the middle of sparring, training, or competition i feel closer to this earth.


I did Tai Chi for 18 months a while back, but had to give it up as my work base moved further away from where the class was held and a health condition prevented me from continuing to attend.  I really miss it, still.  I found it a great form of meditation/mindfulness, in a sense, as I'd be concentrating on the movements and my mind wasn't able to be obsessing, for once, on all that it's usually obsessing on.
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