Thread: hey guys, need advice.
07-29-2004, 18:01 #1
hey guys, need advice.
Hey ya'll,. i was kinda interested in taking a bbj class here in south bend,in,. it also teaches a lil muy thai and a lil western boxing,. i want to study something that i can stay into and stay intested in,. but it has to be effective on the street,. i'm not too interested in all the 'ultimate fighting' stuff,. i just want something that will work,.
honestly i am anticapating getting into a couple fights, in the next few months,. i'm lucky it's held off as long as it has,. but these people are determined to fight me, .and i'm not really a guy with a big temper,. although i've gotten into MANY fights in my short life(growing up in the ghetto",. i do know that no matter what,. i'm gonna get hit,. and it's gonna hurt,. so ya know,. i kinda want to avoid it,. but these are pretty unavoidable,. anywaz back to the main subject,
the muy thai and boxing sounds great but i'm not too sure about the ground fighting of bjj,. i only weigh about 145,. and i'm about 5'11",. i'm 20 years old,. so if a guy that weighs 250 gets on me,. i think i'll be creamed,. so please guys',. just give me some ideas,. and advise,...
07-29-2004, 18:40 #2
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First do your best not to fight for real. If someone is bothering you then go to the police, get a court order, sue them, etc.
If that doesn't work then you will probably not find a better combination than Muay Thai and BJJ. Go train!Jiu-Jitsu - like chess, except you get to choke people.
07-29-2004, 21:01 #3
07-31-2004, 12:08 #4
ok,. so if i that class,. twice a week,. i might want to supplement it with something else,. i have two options that i find interesting,. one is kyokushin karate,. the other is kyushiki-ryu-school of kempo-jutsu,... what would best supplement the bjj,muy thai class???
07-31-2004, 12:19 #5
Originally Posted by freebie614
Strength and Cardio training.
Cross training can be good, it can also be counterproductive though. The different things you do have to link together.
If you must go for olympic style wrestling or Judo, those would be my recommendations.
07-31-2004, 15:11 #6
The Tea master vs. The SamuraiOriginally Posted by freebie614
A mild Tea Master was challenged to a duel by a ronin, a masterless samurai.
The duel to the death was scheduled in two days.
Terrorfied, the Tea Master sought fighting lessons from a Zen monk, who was an expert in the Shindo Muso Ryu style of swordmanship.
The Zen Monk told the Tea Master that two days is impossible to learn enough swordsmanship to defeat the well known skill of this masterless samurai.
Then what should I do? sobbed the Tea Master.
Then you must learn to die well!
The Zen Monk then asked the excited Tea Master to perform a tea ceremony for him. This the puzzled Tea Master did with great expertise and presence of mind.
Impressed by the professionalism and dignity by which the Tea Master performed the tea ceremony, the monk advised the Tea Master to approach the Ronin in the same calm manner as a Tea Ceremony when he went to meet his death.
On the appointed day, the Ronin bellowed and strutted into the field for the swordsmanship duel with the Tea Master.
Instead of a shaking and nervous little Tea Master, the Ronin saw a stoic Tea Master slowly approaching him, wearing a brand new and neatly pressed kimono with a short sword tucked in the silk obi. The Tea Masters hair was freshly cut and tied back expertly with a black 'hachi-maki'. With no hesitation or facial expression, and with a constant calm gaze directly into the eyes of the Ronin, the Tea Master, fully expecting to be cut down by this samurai, fearlessly glided across the field straight towards the Ronin.
This firm and steady aspect of the Tea Master unnerved the Ronin, who realized that he might have challenged the wrong man to a duel. Looking at the Tea Master's steady gaze and slit for eyes staring right at him as he continued his pace without let up, the Ronin turned and left the field.
The Tea Ceremony is one of Zen's contributions to Japanese culture.
So learn dignity and decorum before Muy Thai and Brazilian JuJitsu, that is the highest principle of the martial arts!
Consult with the police, get a lawyer, hire a private detective: defuse the situation. Then you can practice BJJ and Muy Thai with a clear mind.
John 'Jack' Stay
Last edited by Jack Stay; 07-31-2004 at 15:56. Reason: Grammar