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So who is trained and who thinks it helps them get through the day?
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Help get through the day? I train in MMA and love it. I guess in the sense that i look forward to training after work that it gives me something else to think about and look forward to. Besides the physical condition benefits
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Tae Kwon Do for 15 years, anything active make you feel better..
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Tae Kwon Do for 15 years, anything active make you feel better..
Yes I watched some of that in the Olympics, lots of kicking and of course that guy head kicked the ref after being disqualified. Talk about bad PR for the sport.
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karate 3 years and kickboxing for 5 and now I work as a police officer. So yeah it has saved my a** many times knowing what I know. It also gives you the mindset needed to not kick a hole in the car of the morons who try to run you off the road while they talk on the phone . I just remember the plate number and look for the phone talkers when I get in my patrol car. Did I mention it teaches you patience
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Kempo Jujitsu so for long now lol. Yes it helps when I do stewarding, also helped when I came off, I naturally relaxed so nothing got broken. As said previous physical exercise helps make you feel good anyway.




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Muay Thai and Arnis serious training for 7 years. Stopped 3 years ago because of work and other responsibilities. I still keep up with the arts privately, but nothing serious....and my physique is certainly becoming reflective of that :-( I gotta get back in the gym.

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Resurrecting an old thread here, but I'm curious like that

I took some Japanese Jiu Jitsu years ago when I was younger, but the instructor moved to Cali. and I lived in a small town with no other MA classes.
When I moved to the downtown Vancouver area I found a 7-Star Praying Mantis Kung Fu class just down the street. So far I love it, and it has made me physically healthier and more fit. Having something to look forward to definitely helps get me through the day....

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I am not trained, I also do not believe it helps get you through your day..

Not unless you are needing to get physical with people, which as a police officer makes sense..

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Kickboxing, Wing Chun but have been doing Arnis (Escrima) since I was a little boy...being Filipino. Love being active. Keeps me sane, besides the RC.
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I am not trained, I also do not believe it helps get you through your day..

Not unless you are needing to get physical with people, which as a police officer makes sense..
I think maybe what he meant was not necessarily having to use what you know to get through the day (unless you are Jackie Chan or Jet Li or living in the Matrix ) I think maybe he meant as a hobby to look forward to or think about, or the meditational or calming qualities the arts can teach you. I know that sometimes when I am stressed I use some breathing exercises I've learned from the MA's and it really does help to calm and steady the heart rate...
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Kickboxing, Wing Chun but have been doing Arnis (Escrima) since I was a little boy...being Filipino. Love being active. Keeps me sane, besides the RC.
Wing Chun fascinates me, but I am very happy and focused on my Praying Mantis style right now, I may look into WC a few years from now, Don't know much about Escrima but have heard good things....
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I've got a few years of muay thai, a few months of BJJ (cut shorter than I would have liked by a friend of mine that was about a decade more experienced than me. Though I could likely take him in a fight, he had me out-classed in every way in BJJ), and like 6 years of karate. The karate was nothing compared to even a month of the other 2... I've been in a few situations that the training paid off
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Tae Kwon Do for years, competitively with kickboxing, some smatterings of other classes when we brought in experts from other fields for our Women's self defense classes. Started in Shotokan Karate. Taking Kendo when funds and time allows.

Totally helps me get through life!!

Krazed, you have it backwards. Good martial arts training will make it so that you never have to use your combat skills. Teaches you calmness and patience. And it works.

It's fun that you can stand beside someone and put your foot beside their cheek before they finish their sentence about how useless martial arts are but that's called 'party tricks' I can still do that and I'm "old" so martial arts helps keep you flexible.

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I know that sometimes when I am stressed I use some breathing exercises I've learned from the MA's and it really does help to calm and steady the heart rate...
I guess that is a good point, but you shouldnt need a MA background to do such a thing!

I used to get a lot of anxiety, and had issues with my heart racing. The worst time was around bed time, could never get to sleep. Now I dont have any issue lowering my heart rate.

In fact I got in trouble after getting surgery. They had me in the recovery room, coming off of the Sedatives or what ever you want to call them. I was supposed to keep my heart rate elevated, but since I have trained myself to slow my heart rate.. It would drop so low I would scare the nurse ha

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