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Friday, October 8th, 2010
2:10 pm
Champions of Champions - Muay Thai
I'll be totally honest with everyone.

I work for a show called Champions of Champions Elite. It airs on G4TV. My job is basically to go around trolling message boards to get people to go to the site, or to watch the show. I'm getting kinda bored of the ol' bait and switch routine so i thought I'd tell the truth for once. Seriously, you try signing up to several hundred forums a week and see how it feels.

Is anyone here interested in Muay Thai? The show is basically just that. A bunch of guys and women wailing on each other using this particular martial art. The official site also has a contest that looks for the world's best gamer or something.

So, if you wanna check it out, go ahead. If not, ignore me, or ban me, or whatever.

If you do like it, I'd like to hear why. What do you think about Muay Thai? About the show? About our site? I'm genuinely interested in your opinion. For real. No lie.

Thursday, May 7th, 2009
11:17 am
Awesome Fight Scene
Hey yall!

Hope that somebody actually reads this - seems like the only recent things that have been posted are spam or things that have nothing to do with the subject of martial arts...

But here, I will start honest conversation again.

What awesome fight scene left you thinking about it for days?  Like you wished you could practice and be able to do that?  I saw this scene from Karma Kula Mystic Warrior, and it was really cool.  I'm watching the rest and waiting for the next episode, which comes out tomorrow!  Can't wait!  Here are some links to watch and read about karma kula.


Current Mood: content
Sunday, February 25th, 2007
4:31 am
Name/age/location? You can call me Andre. :)

What style are you in? Society for Creative Anachronism, Liechtenauer longsword, I.33 Sword and Buckler. (I've also done a smattering of stuff like shaolin hung gar kung fu, kendo, karate and ninjukai taijutsu).

do you hold ranks in your style? Most of my favourite martial arts are less than 40 years old (some are less than 10 yrs) and lack any kind of formal ranking system.

been in any amatuer/professional fights? Amateur only. Just for fun!

how long have you been into fighting? About 15 years.

how did you get started? It seemed like a cool thing to do at the time.

do you fight full-contact or with protective gear? Full contact with either rattan cane batons or modified shinai whilst wearing medieval personal protective equipment.

have you had any type of weapons training? Yep. That's what its all about. Longsword, broadsword, mace, halberd, spear etc.
Tuesday, January 23rd, 2007
1:31 am
introduction stuff
Name/age/location? Richard Skinner/23/Iraq, from California

What style are you in? I practice Battle field Proximity Combat, Shotokai, and MCMAP (Marine Corps Martial Arts Program).

do you hold ranks in your style? No

been in any amatuer/professional fights? No

how long have you been into fighting? how did you get started? Whole life. Really got started when I joined the Army.

do you fight full-contact or with protective gear? Full contact, with bullet proof vests.

have you had any type of weapons training? Knife, handgun, rifle, stick.

I'm here to learn about other styles, their histories and applications. I am also interested in discussions on bushido, honor, and the various Ways of martial arts.
Tuesday, January 2nd, 2007
2:46 am
Documentary Help!!
HEllo everyone.

Just recently discovered the beauty of this community on LJ. A bit about me, 22, live in Montreal Ca. Only recently started doing Shaolin Kempo. I'm at yellow belt and regret greatly that I haven't been pushed into martial arts at an earlier age. I have an amazing teacher Marlon, 4th Dan. Shaolinkempo.ca

I'm in the VERY early stages of making a documentary about MArtial Arts. It's Simply to big to covert, it's like trying to make a Doc. about Humans. I need more direction. More information. MOre Location. More history.

So far I've decided to include Aikido, Shaolin KEmpo, WFC, Capuera, Brazilian Jujitsu, possibly Parkour/Yamakasi. I would love to know what YOU think are some of the most important Arts on this earth. Tell me in detail why you believe it's one of the top. Stories you may have, Events that may be up and coming coming, Important people. Anything you feel I should know to increase the development of this film.

All you help would be very appreciated.

Thanks in Advance.
Wednesday, October 18th, 2006
5:12 pm
Hi my name is Jeremy, I'm 21, and I live in Detroit,MI. I have been training for about 4 years now. I studied Traditional TKD, Hapkida,Karate. Also a bit of filpino Stick fighting, and Tai Chi. I've always wanted to study Kung Fu. I've found a school near where I live. I just want to ask for a few pointer about the training. you know what I should be looking forward to.

if you can't thanks anyway.

Current Mood: bored
Saturday, September 9th, 2006
2:14 pm
Tuesday, August 8th, 2006
7:16 am
New Community
There is a new Martial Arts community started August 7.  It's open to all, but specifically for Tang Soo Do practitioners and those interested in Korean Martial Arts. 

If this sounds like the community for you, please join us @: </a></font></strong></a>tang_soo_do_2
Tuesday, June 20th, 2006
11:39 pm
Hi everyone. I'm new here, and just wanted to take the opportunity to introduce myself. I am the on-staff translator at a Daoist martial arts center in Yunnan Province, China. You can see our website here...


We practice San Feng Tai Ji, and Wudang Gong Fu.
We love to meet other people passionate about the martial arts, so
if you're ever in China, come visit!
Thursday, June 1st, 2006
12:40 am
Hey guys. I just spotted this community and figured I'd join for the sake of finding some likewise interested martial artists. For the sake of identification I'll put down that survey some of the other members have done:


Angel Castillo/17/Miami, Florida

What style are you in? If you're into mixed martial arts, name them all (We all understand there will be a lot but dont bullshit please. Example: 30 styles and if somehow you dont know that many style choose your best 3)

4 years of Shotokan Karate, 4 years of amateur wrestling (I consider it a martial art, why not), and have been training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu since March. I've also been taking a few MMA classes at my jiu-jitsu school as well.

Do you hold ranks in your style?

1st kyu in karate, still a white belt in jiu-jitsu.

Been in any amateur/professional fights?

I had my first jiu-jitsu tournament this past Saturday, and have done a whole bunch of karate and wrestling tournaments.

How long have you been into fighting? How did you get started?

I've always had an interest in martial arts. My first time doing it was American Kenpo when I was in elementary school. I kinda got bored with that and quit after a year. I got serious into martial arts in 6th grade when I started training shotokan. Then when I joined the wrestling team freshman year of high school I actually got myself into some sort of decent athletic shape and became seriously interested in combat grappling.

Do you fight full-contact or with protective gear?

We always used protective gloves when sparring in karate, and in the MMA classes.

Have you had any type of weapons training?

Nope. I had a friend teach me a teeny bit of kendo, but that was it. My body is my weapon!
Saturday, February 4th, 2006
12:32 pm
Orlando, Florida, USA

What style are you in?if your into mixed martial arts, name them all( we all understand there will be alot but dont bullshit please.Example: 30 styles and if somehow you dont know that many style choose your best 3)

Capoeira, breakdancing, Mui Thai, Pi Gua, Shotokhan, boxing, American Folkstyle Wrestling, and TKD(BUT NOT ANY MORE.)

do you hold ranks in your style? if so what rank are you? None at the moment. I switch between all of them way too much.

been in any amatuer/professional fights? Both.

how long have you been into fighting? how did you get started? Ever since I first saw a street fighter and Mortal Kombat when I was like 3. My cousin adam taught my shotokhan and TKD.

do you fight full-contact or with protective gear? Both. It's the only way to get better.

have you had any type of weapons training? Yep. Kali sticks, Nanchaku, Katanas, most small blades, and medeivl swords.
Wednesday, January 25th, 2006
2:04 pm
Mats and Kicks...
Okay I've been going to TKD here for a couple of weeks now and I've been doing great, except for one thing... the whole floor is matted! At my old training place we had a slick wood floor and now I'm used to that. I can't seem to stop tripping on the mats! I acturally twisted my foot last time when we were doing speed round house kick drills and I've sprained a couple of my toes already too! Anyone have any ideas as to what I can do to make the transaction from wood to mat smoother, before I really hurt myself!
And I was wondering if anyone would have any advise on how to stretch or moves to practice to get my spinning roo kicks higher? I can usually kick really high but my legs just don't bend the way I need them to for that kick. I just learned this kick so any advise would be tremendously appreciated!!

Current Mood: anxious
Wednesday, September 14th, 2005
12:32 pm
Name/age/location? Chris/21/North Louisiana

What style are you in?if your into mixed martial arts, name them all( we all understand there will be alot but dont bullshit please.Example: 30 styles and if somehow you dont know that many style choose your best 3)

At the moment Jeet Kune Do and Tae Kwon Do(soon to be replaced by boxing). I have trained in wrestling and Escrima before as well but not very in depth

do you hold ranks in your style? if so what rank are you? Green Belt in Tae-Kwon-Do

been in any amatuer/professional fights? not yet

how long have you been into fighting? how did you get started?

I started Tae-Kwon-Do when I was 13. That lasted about 3-4 years before I had to stop because of school. I recently started back up but am moving to boxing because I am no longer interested in the tournament scene.

do you fight full-contact or with protective gear?

I will go hard with gloves, headgear, mouthpiece, and a cup but I can't find many people to spar with who will do this

have you had any type of weapons training?

I had some fma training and know the basics but have never sparred with them before so I probably wouldn't depend on it in a fight
Monday, August 8th, 2005
11:46 pm
intro(from journal info page)
My name is Laura. I'm 5'5/ 5'6. I'm athletic built/ slim. Brown hair and brown eyes. This journal is just for my martial arts progress. I have a personal journal on here. The sn is martialarts4lyf. You are more welcome to comment on there if you want to get to know me more personally. ^_^

I'm in Jhoon Rhee Tae Kwon Do. It's a ITF style. I've been in tae kwon do sense September 2001, I got my first dan black belt February 2004, and I've been an assistant instructor sense blue belt. I'm now almost one of the head instructors with my two head instructors, Master and Mrs Lightfoot. I've been an instructor and working at my dojang sense July 2004.

I love teaching. I love seeing the students progress and gain confidence and build there self-esteme. There have been several students who start out very shy and unsure of themselves, then my there second rank (gold belt) there is a dramatic change. Then, there is nothing better than seeing your student place in a tournament or achieve their black belt. ^_^

Teaching is one thing that has me so committed to tkd. The other reason is all of the positive effects it's had in my life. I'm in great physical condition and have great flexibility, plus, it's changed the way I think(made me more positive) and has given me so much confidence and a sense of accomplishment.

I love sparring and weapons. I like to sparr hard, I don't like the "tag point sparring", I like contact free sparring matches. I don't mind getting hit hard, knocked off my feet, or hit in the face....this usually leaves my whole body sore after sparring week. hehe. My fav weapons are the nunchucku(speed chuck), bo, and escrima sticks. We are going to start using the sai soon, I'm def doing that. I've been wanting to try those forever.

I guess that's it. Feel free to add me, I'll add you back. You can also IM me, email me, or comment on my other journal. I'll add you there too if you want. Talk to you lata!
Monday, July 25th, 2005
9:15 pm
Martial Artsits of the World Unite!
Hello all. I'm a martial arts enthusiast, with a growing separation from his formal schooling. For the introduction:


Just call me Draco. 20 years old, and in the desert between LA and Las Vegas.

What style are you in? If your into mixed martial arts, name them all( we all understand there will be alot but dont bullshit please.Example: 30 styles and if somehow you dont know that many style choose your best 3)

I have formal training to the rank of black belt in Songham Taekwando, and a bit of training in Hapkido. But most of my training is informal street fighting, heavily influenced by Shaolin Kung Fu (I had a friend that taught me alot.)

Do you hold ranks in your style? If so what rank are you?

I think I just answered this...

Been in any amatuer/professional fights?

Held State for Nevada for a couple years. But I was in a fairly non-competitive age bracket.

How long have you been into fighting? How did you get started?

I started learning from martial arts books when I was -really- young. Actual training didn't start until approx. 10 years old, and continues to this day, even if it is informal.

Do you fight full-contact or with protective gear?

Depends on who I'm fighting with, and whether grappling is allowed.

Have you had any type of weapons training?

~points at the "sword" icon~
Saturday, June 18th, 2005
2:34 am
Hey. New, obviously...

My martial arts training only reall existed when I was younger, so my formal training is somewhat lacking. However, I've taken this and made a point of teaching myse and learning different techniques, as it is nearly impossible to find a decent dojo near where I live (sad, really...)

Anyway, I have little training in weaponry, but I have small amounts of training in projectile-type weapons (bow and arrow, darts, knives) But the more serious weapon training for me now is the sword. Originally, I was teaching myself, but I found a kenjutsu club very close to me, and they taught me what I need to know, so I'm learning... Lemme know if there are any questions....Hopefully, some people will start to join and more discussion will come up...
Tuesday, June 14th, 2005
11:30 am
John Witt / 16 / Madison Heights, VA

I practice Shorin-ryu Shorin-kan.

I am a 5th kyu green belt

I have been in only one big tournament, petersburg...didn't do as well as I hoped...

3 years, when I started karate, I started it to learn discipline

I have to fight with protective gear.

I have trained with the bo staff, tonfa, sai, kama, nunchaku, eaku, and I am teaching myself to sword fight

I may sound stupid to try to teach myself the sword, but I am willing to take some pointers from just about anyone.

Just for a little background info, I will give you a list of my strongest techniques and weapons. As far as weapons, sword and bo staff are my best. My best upper body technique is the elbow strike, swinging from the outside to the inside. My best lower body technique is side kick. I hope to learn much from the users on here, Peace out!!!

Current Mood: ready to go.
Wednesday, April 6th, 2005
7:32 pm
who wants to make this Community worth looking at? anyone?
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