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    (Original post by sonic23)
    if poeple didnt hear me the first time, how do you join this society?
    I don't know how to join any society, but someone answer him!
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    (Original post by sonic23)
    if poeple didnt hear me the first time, how do you join this society?
    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/socs.php?do=list&page=7

    Go to the link above, scroll down to Martial Arts society and on your right hand side click on : Join this soc, or any other society you would like to join.
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    (Original post by Guvnor)
    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/socs.php?do=list&page=7

    Go to the link above, scroll down to Martial Arts society and on your right hand side click on : Join this soc, or any other society you would like to join.

    Thank you very much
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    would anyone recomend taekwondo and muay thai done together?
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    (Original post by sonic23)
    would anyone recomend taekwondo and muay thai done together?
    Probably, I may be wrong but I think both help with flexibility, and both have a lot of leg work in as well I believe. Probably best to ask your sensei's though.
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    (Original post by there's too much love)
    Probably, I may be wrong but I think both help with flexibility, and both have a lot of leg work in as well I believe. Probably best to ask your sensei's though.

    ...my 'sensei' refers to muay thai kicks as baseball swings so..lol
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    (Original post by sonic23)
    ...my 'sensei' refers to muay thai kicks as baseball swings so..lol
    surely that's a compliment, if someone swung a baseball bat at me I'd **** myself (*ahem* I mean I'd remain calm and kick their butt! *flexs imaginary muscles*).

    Has he not seen cowboy bebop?
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    (Original post by there's too much love)
    surely that's a compliment, if someone swung a baseball bat at me I'd **** myself (*ahem* I mean I'd remain calm and kick their butt! *flexs imaginary muscles*).

    Has he not seen cowboy bebop?

    i dont know what the hell is tht?

    but taekwondo kicks are snap kicks and muay thai kicks are through swings so theyre very different and it would be hard to use both styles and not get confused between the techniques.

    thats why i dont know if it would be easy as MMA....
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    (Original post by sonic23)
    i dont know what the hell is tht?

    but taekwondo kicks are snap kicks and muay thai kicks are through swings so theyre very different and it would be hard to use both styles and not get confused between the techniques.

    thats why i dont know if it would be easy as MMA....
    mmm, I can see the problem, it could be useful though, but I'm just gonna say now, I'm not nearly experienced enough to advise you.
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    (Original post by sonic23)
    would anyone recomend taekwondo and muay thai done together?
    What have you trained in and for how long ? I really would not recommend anyone to cross-train unless they have got at least 6 months or 1 years experience in training in their current martial art. Then after that once you get used to it then you can see what works for you and what you need to work on.

    If you do have the right amount of experience and know exactly what your looking for, why don't you give it a try and see how it goes ?
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    (Original post by Guvnor)
    What have you trained in and for how long ? I really would not recommend anyone to cross-train unless they have got at least 6 months or 1 years experience in training in their current martial art. Then after that once you get used to it then you can see what works for you and what you need to work on.

    If you do have the right amount of experience and know exactly what your looking for, why don't you give it a try and see how it goes ?
    taekwondo for 6 months -fairly comfortable with it
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    (Original post by sonic23)
    would anyone recomend taekwondo and muay thai done together?
    I don't think that would be a good idea. Stick with either one. Style and stances are VERY different.
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    (Original post by Krush)
    I don't think that would be a good idea. Stick with either one. Style and stances are VERY different.
    i know but the taekwondo syllabus is daunting and i like the agrressive aspect of muay thai + extra fitness
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    (Original post by sonic23)
    i know but the taekwondo syllabus is daunting and i like the agrressive aspect of muay thai + extra fitness
    I'm not quite sure what you mean by the taekwondo syllabus being daunting. Are you on about learning the poomse forms and all the techniques?

    From the sound of it, you seem to prefer muay thai. In that case go for it.

    The reason why I suggested not to combine both is that I have done so for both karate and muay thai, not a lot of overlap between the two but just about enough to make it hard switching from karate to muay thai, took me more than a year to adapt.

    Good combinations are karate+taekwondo for example. Or muay thai+mma.
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    (Original post by Krush)
    I'm not quite sure what you mean by the taekwondo syllabus being daunting. Are you on about learning the poomse forms and all the techniques?

    From the sound of it, you seem to prefer muay thai. In that case go for it.

    The reason why I suggested not to combine both is that I have done so for both karate and muay thai, not a lot of overlap between the two but just about enough to make it hard switching from karate to muay thai, took me more than a year to adapt.

    Good combinations are karate+taekwondo for example. Or muay thai+mma.

    did u completely stop karate?
    what belt did u get up 2
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    (Original post by sonic23)
    did u completely stop karate?
    what belt did u get up 2
    Yeah I stopped completely now, went up to 1st dan (black).
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    (Original post by Krush)
    Yeah I stopped completely now, went up to 1st dan (black).
    ahhh. so im gona continue tkd for some time and then try muay thai. the reason being ur approach seems too time-consuming. if i find muay thai very dificult il have to choose between one. did u initially find it hard?
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    (Original post by sonic23)
    ahhh. so im gona continue tkd for some time and then try muay thai. the reason being ur approach seems too time-consuming. if i find muay thai very dificult il have to choose between one. did u initially find it hard?
    It requires significantly more physical stamina than karate (and probably taekwondo too) so in that respect, it is harder. Techniques-wise, learning the basics of muay thai (throwing jabs, elbows, knees, uppercuts...) isn't hard. It's getting better that takes a while...

    But the main problem I had was the transition, but this may be due to the fact that I've been doing karate for so long.
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    Judo/Aikido anyone? in london?
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    (Original post by time.to.dance)
    Judo/Aikido anyone? in london?
    I am not sure what exactly you are asking but here are some good websites that might help :

    http://www.judoinfo.com/
    http://www.britishjudo.org.uk/home/index.php

    http://www.bab.org.uk/Mysql_club_dir...arch_ukmap.asp

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