Re: [manji] Martial Arts? And Auction updates...
- When I was little I took Tae kwon do, but I've been practising kendo for
around five months now and I really enjoy it. I do tend to get pissed off
when people say kendo is not a real martial art; mainly because they've
never even tried it and don't know what it encompasses...
>Subject: Re: [manji] Martial Arts? And Auction updates...
>Date: Wed, 30 Aug 2000 17:11:08 EDT
>In a message dated 8/30/00 7:53:15 AM Central Daylight Time,
><< There are around 120 on this mailing list now. I'm wondering who all
> there is involved in some sort of martial art? >>
>I have studied Shotokan Karate , and Wing Chun Kung Fu. My son is taking
>Shotokan Karate now. I also agree that forms get in the way in martial
>if there is too much emphasis on them. They are good for practice, but are
>little help for actual combat situations.
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- I am currently practicing Tae Kwon Do, what I have learned is that the
forms are not practice for actual combat but are used to overcome mental
blocks that limit your abilities. I believe that forms are an important part
of a martial art, but are useless without physical conditioning, and
simulated(or actual) combat.