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Old 01-07-2003, 02:43 PM
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Anyone else train? I used to train in Tae Kwon Do but after wasting a couple of years where only about 15% of what I learned turned out to be useful, I switched disciplines. For the last 20 months or so (with the exception of a few months off due to injury) I've been training with Renzo Gracie in Brazilian jiu jitsu. I train 2-3 times per week for about 2-3 hours per session. Now, 100% of what I learn is practical, useful and efficient. I have been banged up a bit more as we train at full throttle, but I thoroughly enjoy it.

Does anyone train or has anyone in the past? If so, what styles and did you like it? What was your experience in that style? In a couple of weeks, Renzo is moving to a new location here in NYC and adding a couple of instructors in Western boxing and Muy Thai so as to round out the mixed martial arts training that most of the guys have been focusing on. I have not trained in either discipline and am looking forward to it.

Well, I'm off to train in a couple of hours.

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No else trains in any martial form? No boxers, wrestlers, etc.? Wow. That's suprising.
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Man, most people would rather be boating. Sorry for no help!!
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Let's see, wrestled all through High School, Competed in the 165 and 181 classes of Powerlifting and used to train in (Shorinjiryu) Karate when I was younger. Gave it up since it was too difficult to weight train and do martial arts.

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In younger days studied Koi Kan for a few years. Trained with Bogo, or a fencing type gear with full contact sparing. Before days of foam rubber padding. Gave it up as it became too tough on the bod. When you took a shot to the head the head gear would cut your face. When you hit another's head gear (screen) you ended up getting cut up. Couldn't win for loosing! Easier to run the boat!
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I routinely break ice cubes with my teeth - doesn't that qualify?

I can also easily bite thru a 2 inch thick fried bologna sandwich (blindfolded and with one hand tied behind my back).

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I studied Karate but found K nife to be easier
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My ex couldn"t wrestle but you should see her box!
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Wow! that was a long time ago. actually have a few trophys from tournaments from many many years ago in both forms and fighting.
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