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View Poll Results: If you could only learn one weaponless martial art, what would it be?

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  • Boxing

    6 7.32%
  • Wrestling

    0 0%
  • Taekwondo

    4 4.88%
  • Muay Thai

    7 8.54%
  • Karate

    3 3.66%
  • Kung Fu

    10 12.20%
  • Judo

    2 2.44%
  • Ju-jitsu

    5 6.10%
  • Brazilian jiu-jitsu

    6 7.32%
  • Ninjitsu

    5 6.10%
  • Aikido

    6 7.32%
  • Hapkido

    2 2.44%
  • Other (specify in post)

    26 31.71%
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  1. #21
    Branded with Satan murkrow's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xander View Post
    Oh and most preferable of all... I wouldn't learn any of them. I've yet to meet a martial artist who isn't messed up in the head. Esp the krav maga and muay thai lot. Bloomin nutters!
    Yeah I pick that.

    Can't I just talk people into submission?
    wails from the crypt.

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    It would be nice to have more ju-jitsu lessons though I probably forgot all of it by now. I am not that versed on the various kinds so who knows . . . maybe I would like something like Aikido after all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by murkrow View Post
    Yeah I pick that.

    Can't I just talk people into submission?
    Works for me... though it does come with the drawback of being very difficult to disarm yourself for more social meetings
    Isn't it time for a colourful metaphor?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainChick View Post
    ^ not if you wear those laser-shielding sunglasses that Cyclops wears.
    omg, they have laser shields for cyclops' now???
    sunglasses is what the kids are calling 'em these days, huh?

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    Russian Martial Arts. Very effective, and of coure in tune with my Slavic heritage.

    Here's some nice videos on youtube showing it in action:
    YouTube - Russian Martial Art System "Sibirskiy Viun"
    YouTube - Russian Martial Art System "Sibirskiy Viun", hand to hand


    I know some boxing, but I tend to do best with grappling arts(like wrestling).

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    Krav Maga

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    Quote Originally Posted by Night View Post
    Krav Maga
    Beat me to it. Very practical and effective. First time I heard of it, it was explained to me as "the martial art that teaches you the fastest way to incapacitate and kill your opponent/threat."

    YouTube - Krav Maga on Discovery Channel

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    I always though Aikido looked/seemed pretty badass, but I don't know much about martial arts.
    You can't wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club. - Jack London

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    Can someone please tell Falcarius what martial art involves the most back flips, as he wants to vote for whatever it is?
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    Oh our 3rd person reference to ourselves denotes nothing more than we realize we are epic characters on the forum.

    Narcissism, plain and simple.

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    I used to work with a group of historical re-enactors, we used to do jousting tournaments and demo's of other medieval weapons. I was just the schmuck who carried shit around. But I got bored whilst waiting for things, and started playing with swords. They were too heavy, too wieldy for my weedy muscles, so I downsized and downsized and eventually found my niche with bayonets.

    I idled away many a freezing cold afternoon whilst waiting for the big guys on the horses to need me, twirling and throwing and just generally getting jiggy with those bayonets.

    Sadly, like skateboarding, it's a skill I once did well at, but have not practiced for so long that I suspect if I picked one up now, I'd be a blithering spazz. Shame, that. I'd like to take it up again and work at higher levels, one day.
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