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I have just received my 2nd degree black belt I teach classes and do weapons
Please tell me what Belt (rank), and Martial art you train in.
Black belts (do you teach classes?)
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I've been Judo since I was little. It's one of those few non-bull**** martial arts that actually works.
I've done some Muay Thai (Thai Boxing) as well, but that's more a combat sport than a martial art.
I have blue Belt in Aikido!
I am a green sash in Tai Yen tao None of you people would know this style its just in my community.
I know Muay Thai and i'm pretty good at throwing knives
Acetheterrible13: Yes LOTS of Discipline. I guess you could not Wait to hear the 3rd LOL
SonOfVader: Hello MR. Skywalker LOL Yes Judo dose work so do other martial arts if you are trained correctly, Thanks for sharing.
mikacinikac: Nice Way to advance. I do not know much about Aikido is it grappling???
alovera1: Sounds REALLY COOL, hey the best part of an "unknown martial art" or little known about it is In FIghts others don't know what to expect.
mybrand24: Never heard of it but then again thats cool too. I have never gotten my hands on throwing knives but i bet it takes practice and can be fun.
Well thanks for all the comments now for My update.
I am NOT teaching anymore The Studio i went to closed but i transferred to a different school and am still a 2nd degree buy now i am getting involved in KARATE and jiujitsu as well as tangsoodo and Tae Kwon Do (YAY TKD)
Little update guys,
I have recently moved (again) to another studio. The studio teaches the same style TKD an everything else. I am really excited. I if knew how to do pics i would, but I don't (NOOB) sorry!
I hope you all are continuing in the martial arts trail
~~ 2nd Degree Black Belt Black~~
well I started sambo now systema sucked :P but sambo is awesome
I have some experience with MMA. Although I've never taken any formal classes yet, I have learned a lot from some great guys that really know their stuff.
I used to do karate and I got a yellow belt, I never turned up to receive my orange belt (oops).
I am currently doing kickboxing, but I only have a white belt *sigh*, I've only been doing it around 5/6 weeks.
Has Black already knows (hope he remembers when i said to him) im a Black blet 2nd Dan approaching to 3rd dan ^^
I think the "Best Answer" from here sums up my feelings about the westernization of belt dealings.
In a legitimate martial arts school your children will not be at that level no matter how much they train at that age. By the time they finish high school they will be just beginning to understand the art they study. Basically, legitimate schools will not give black belts to children. Before commercialism caused martial arts schools to lower their standards and age requirements, there were no children training. Only adults and mature older teens trained at all. Black belts were rarely ever awarded to anyone under 20-21. Never below 16 years old. A qualified instructor is at least 3rd degree black belt. Then they must have a written Sensei title or Teaching license from the head of the organization. to reach black belt will usual;ly take 5 of r more years. Second degree will add at least 2-3 more years of training. Third degree will add another 3-4 years. These days many schools hand out black belts in 1-2 years.
It's become lost that there is more to the martial art forms than just the movements and techniques, it is an "art form", per se, and goes beyond physical understandings of said art form.
+1, Pang. (I was gonna comment does obtaining a green belt in kyokushinkai karate in um '79 or thereabouts count for anything )
Although I wonder really:
Before commercialism caused martial arts schools to lower their standards and age requirements, there were no children training. Only adults and mature older teens trained at all.
My understanding rather is that people do (or can) traditionally get to train from a very young age. I may well be wrong, and it may be a modern development.
Either way, hopefully or ideally without encouraging the competitiveness, then. Although it, too, probably has its place in the scheme of things. Needs to be thoroughly channeled then, you'd think.
I just started kickboxing 2 weeks ago, so I do sambo and kickboxing D
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