Discussion in 'Sports' started by glitter_babe, Mar 26, 2004.
Which Martial Art is better????And why????
Tae Kwon Do or Ju Jit Su????
I think Bruce Lee's teachings would be the best martial art
why? because he was the best martial artist
i think that the tae kwon do is a good martial art because it does not focus much on meditating which in my view open the door to lots of problems. and it has aspects of self defence in it as well
Iv'e taken Ju Jit Su and studied with a Tae Kwon Do instructor...
I mostly studied Shotokan though which is very good for self-defense... I'd have to say Tae Kwon Do is considered to be the best form overall regarding the Martial and the Artistic aspect... and it tends to be a more superior fighting form. I like to incporporate a variety of forms into my repertoire... much like Bruce Lee and Chuck Norris... both of whom incorporated a number of styles and dominated tournaments in their prime...
personally i like Aikido, i took it as a PE class in college (besides my sensei was quite gorgeous). sometimes i incorporate it with Judo (also had classes for this one) during sparing practices.
i'm not into punches and kicks, basically i just use it for self-defense
Okay! LOL My Sensei's daughter was gorgeous... I didn't mind gettin' kicked around by her so much. I also am a fan of Aikido... only got through two years of it after getting my black belts in karate... Aikido is amazing... they have great outfits too! Aikido training did a lot for my karate skills... it just developes that softer, defensive side that fills those weeknesses of karate... which strangely enough isn't really my nature ...if I were to get into martial arts for the first time now it would have been Aikido ...preferring the Japanese arts/culture more when I was younger... nowadays I'm learning Mandarin... and seem to be more into Chinese culture... so... who knows? Praying Mantis Kung Fu?
I used to teach Tae Kwon Do for a few years so my opinion would be a bit biased...but i'm a fan of many different martial arts, including ju jitsu...they all have their good and bad points.
have to agree with that, the different martial arts have their good points and bad points
one just has to know what you want to achieve or gain in taking up martial arts. after you've defined your goals or ideals, then select a martial art that wil best suit your objectives.
Between the two, I'd be more inclined to recommend Jiu-Jit-su. I'd studied Tae Kwon Do for several years, and while it's a good way to keep fit, there are many superior arts out there.
I agree with Vbrio, G-man and Pol - each has its strong and week points; you have to establish what you want out of it first.
Self-defense: Aikido, (Gracie/Brazilian) Jiu-Jit-su, Wing Chun...
Fitness: Tae Kwon Do, Karate (pick a flavor), or many Northern Kung Fu styles (Choy Li Fut, Shaolin, etc, etc...), Tai Chi (Not aerobic, but still very good)
Cool, impressive or bloody, etc...: Kali/Escrima, Lua, Chin na, Muay Thai (Kick Boxing)...
I've personally studied Wing Chun, Judo, Tae Kwon Do, Muay Thai and a (teenie bit) of Kempo and Aikido infomally
There are a lot of great martial arts out there; just about any one of them can be effective if you put the time and effort in. I can only comment on the ones I've come into contact with, so I would recommend Aikido or Wing Chun as a first martial art. Wing Chun if you want something applicable right away, or Aikido if you're not in a big hurry.
I have studied Shotokan and Tae Kwon Do. Shotokan karate is superior........ the fact that it takes 6 years for the average person to gain a black belt in Shotokan and only 3 for Tae Kwon Do should say enough. But Tae Kwon Do is more entertaining to watch and looks fancier. I guess it depends totally on your goal.
I suggest you go to some tournaments, and study some statistics ....... such as who usually wins in a cross - genre type match. You'll be surprised!
Help me decide
Im thinking about getting into a martial art and there are many hundreds of schools and styles here in the united states. I was looking at Ninjutsu because a few things i read online martial arts forums. Anyone here got some more info for me on this style or perhaps another style good for me? I'm in pretty good shape and have taking one form of karate in the past and am looking forward to rejoining the martial arts community.
I really need to stop being lazy. I love martial arts, but all I know is self taught, so I don't know much. I'm an especially big fan of the weapons, and should really find some place to learn.
Ju Jitsu is very good for self-defense I believe. My feeling is that the best way to win against an attacker is not letting him or her do much damage to you.
tae kwon do by far. JUDO CHOP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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