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What is your favorite martial art?
June 16th, 2004  
What is your favorite martial art?
Glad to see you guys are having a nice serious discussion...
June 18th, 2004  
Nick E
I love Tae Kwon Do. Its amazing how many people cant spell it(Joking)
Im a Green Belt and an Orange Belt in Judo.
June 18th, 2004  
Italian Guy
kung fu kicks ass.
What is your favorite martial art?
June 25th, 2004  
Lil Hulk 1988

Topic: Hapkido/Tae Kwon Do

Hapkido since it is the most useful, in my opinion, for an infantryman.

Tae Kwon Do for the sheer energy needed to maintain the physical fitness to actually be good at it.
July 1st, 2004  
silent driller
I'd have to say Tae Kwon Do. When you say you're gonna "kick" someone's ass, you actually "kick" it. Lots of footwork!
July 1st, 2004  
silent driller
Originally Posted by Jtf2
Is there an "art" that would be solely military?
Yeah- the USMC "ikickyoass" techniqe It even looks Oriental on the page!
July 8th, 2004  
Sgt Lou

it's a combination of several martial arts. . . . it's a situational martial art.
July 8th, 2004  
Im glad you guys mentioned Krav Maga.

I experienced both the mil and the civ way. And the mil way is much more effective. But a civilian doesnt need the moves that are given in the military way. The only moves a civilian needs are the defense and counter moves.

Hapkido, Aikido and just brutal free-fightin are also awesome in my opnion.
September 21st, 2004  
JTF2 posted:

"Is there an "art" that would be solely military?"

My favorite art, and it happens to fit this description, would be ninjutsu. Silly as it initially sounds, if you do your research and get some authentic training, it is probably -the- best supplemental martial art for a military service member, primarily since it is all-purpose and includes training in stealth -with- purposefully devastating techniques to put the opponent out of commission, bar-none. General strategic principles are used as a baseline for combat outlook and training, as well.

It also requires that you set aside any sense of saving 'face' or 'fairness' when engaging the enemy. Some martial arts have gotten soft in this regard.

I've also heard Russian Systema is extremely effective. It's supposedly used by Spetsnaz.
September 22nd, 2004  
Jason Bourne
Hmm tough one I have done it all myself, but the best i would have to say would be Krav Maga that is some pretty tough ****, I also enjoy Shaolin Northern and Southern style using all 5 animal technique but i am especially good with the Snake, I took Aikido which was also pretty good and i was given private lessons of Muay Thai kickboxing and Nin-Jit-Su. The guy who taught me Nin-Jit-Su was really cool, he gave me a look at something that recorded his genealogy back to like 1200 A.D. or something around there, and it turns out some of his ancestors really were Ninjas(NOTE: ninjas weren't very honorable, they were thieves and *assassins and murderers) but still they knew how to fight, their philosophy was BASICALLY anything goes as long as you emerge victorius. I took some Bo-Jit-Su or something like that for about 2 weeks, it was tough unfortunately the guy who taught it to me got a job offer to another state so he left which sucked. One of the Funnest and most advanced, dangerous, and extreme Martial Arts i have ever taken was White Dragon Kenpo(THAT WAS SOME EXTREME STUFF) when i was at those classes i would usually come home bloody and usually once a week i would get knocked out(Yes this is the version of Kenpo that Ed Parker perfected). I also was privately taught Shin Yi(it is what Yulaw used in the movie The One) that is some pretty tought stuff, the basic theory of it is to move in a straight line(fastest distance between two points) and just rip through anything that gets in your way, it is really hard to learn though, but if you ever get attacked by numerous people it will help you considerably.
Incase you are wondering, the art that the good Jet-Li(Gabe) used in The One was called Bagwa, it is passive and not offensive like Shin Yi, I myself have never been taught it but i have seen it down upclose.