Your experiences in the Martial Arts

  • Seangrapple

    Member
    July 15, 2023 at 11:26 pm

    My experience has pretty much been wrestling in high school and a bit in college. I miss grappling and have started to investigate bjj places near me. Hoping to get started soon. Any suggestions in what to look for in a school?

    • Makithugs

      Organizer
      July 16, 2023 at 8:38 am

      Hi Sean. In my experience a good school builds you up slowly and does not throw you in at the deep end. Having said that, find out what your local people are saying.

      Also, be wary of instructors that talk too much!

    • musclemarkuk

      Member
      October 26, 2023 at 5:17 am

      Looking forward to finding out how the BJJ classes have gone when we meet.

      A good solid matchup Judo vs BJJ

      Build that stamina mate.

  • Seangrapple

    Member
    July 16, 2023 at 1:32 pm

    Thanks. I will definitely include online reviews in my consideration.

    • Makithugs

      Organizer
      July 17, 2023 at 1:43 am

      Nice. Are you a pure grappler or does striking/kicking martial arts appeal, too?

      • Seangrapple

        Member
        October 26, 2023 at 9:38 am

        It’s going to be my pleasure to muscle you down and demonstrate my strength, skill and stamina first hand

  • Seangrapple

    Member
    July 17, 2023 at 2:57 pm

    Mostly a grappler. I’m into strikes but not so sure kicks. I’d need to see. Why you ask?

    • Makithugs

      Organizer
      July 19, 2023 at 1:59 am

      Just interests of mine, also. Getting a balance of skills is useful, I think.

  • Seangrapple

    Member
    July 19, 2023 at 1:54 pm

    Well yes. Good point and something to consider. Need to see what all it taught at the schools considered

  • Underdog

    Member
    July 20, 2023 at 5:49 am

    Got into martial arts after watching a fight in high school between a guy that took martial arts and a jock boy. Watching how easily the martial arts kid controlled the jock was so impressive and erotic that I was hooked.

    • Makithugs

      Organizer
      July 20, 2023 at 4:07 pm

      That element of physical superiority and control is, I agree, a major turn on. Martial arts men have skills and know how to use them; the best can play with the enemy before ending conflict.

      • musclemarkuk

        Member
        October 26, 2023 at 5:18 am

        Totally agree with you mate

  • Seangrapple

    Member
    July 20, 2023 at 10:33 am

    Yep training makes a huge difference. At this point in my life, I don’t expect to be in a fight but more so want training for fitness purposes and to learn more advanced grappling technique than I got in HS and college on wrestling team. Also the idea of punching has an appeal as well. Seems liberating. Honestly the entire fight scene is erotic for me in various aspects

    • Makithugs

      Organizer
      July 20, 2023 at 4:09 pm

      Totally with you on that.

    • Makithugs

      Organizer
      July 20, 2023 at 4:13 pm

      And martial arts is totally empowering and upskilling. Liberating? Hell yeah!

  • Seangrapple

    Member
    July 20, 2023 at 6:30 pm

    Yes I’m sure it is liberating. I can’t wait to get started

  • bjhunter69

    Member
    January 31, 2024 at 12:56 pm

    Great topic for a page! Long time karate/ kickboxing student. Been out of the game a few years but trained under a world champion for the time i was in it. to get back into it.

    • Makithugs

      Organizer
      February 5, 2024 at 12:03 pm

      Great to hear, fella. Any good stories from your kickboxing life?

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