What does everyone think is the most effective martial art for self defence, and what does everyone think of Jeet Kune do (Bruce Lee's "system" of fighting).
I think muay thai is very effective (and pretty rough and painful too) for self defence as well as some form of grappling such as jiu jitsu (as this can help to fight on the ground where most street fights end up). The best self defence would be to avoid combat altogether though
As for Jeet Kune do, although its not a martial art as such, I think its principles are quite useful, basically "be like water" and adapt so that you use what suits you.
Yes I cannot believe how many kids have TKD Black Belts. In Karate there were so many more stages from what I remember! Not that I complaining I have enough to worry about with my studies than doing a hard martial art.
She worked us hard tonight, I have lost a few inches off my waist since christmas and feel my uni concentration has improved
I've been training in Traditional Shotokan Karate since January 2000, and have been a 1st Dan since July 2005. I won't be even considering taking my 2nd Dan for another 2-3 years, as there's just so much to do!
Note that the Karate I do incorporates throws; arm, wrist and finger locks; floor fighting and more through bunkai applications of kata. I generally train three times a week in the dojo, and try to train at home every day if possible.
well i do chinese martial art, which is definately my favourite!
my dad have been teaching me yong cun quan (sorry bout the spelling, might be wrong), which he had practiced over twenty years now ever since startin it in uni. it was started by the legendary lee xiao long himself. my dad's "shifu" currently teaches in hongkong.
i also do taiji. me and my mom took it up a few years back, and we loved it! its really suitable for women like us, because it is not as physically demanding, compared with, well, taekwondo. im pathetic at that.. i gave that up when i was 9 years old after some unfortunate events
well anyway, i do taijiquan, and taijijian. i also love taijikongfusan, which is a kind of dancing with fans based on taiji kungfu basics.