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Anyone do Karate?
« on: March 07, 2008, 03:51:46 PM »

My oldest came home with a flier from a boxing gym and he wants to do it. Darla and I would rather he not. We suggested Karate. She and I got to talking a little and thought well how about all 5 of us? So anyone here do it and how good of a work out is it? Is there a preferred discipline or method or type or whatever you call it? 
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« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2008, 03:58:48 PM »

I did when I was in high school.  Loved it.

Madolyn just took it this past fall in a 12 week program and got her yellow belt (age 9).

I say go for it.  You'll have fun.  it does teach/help with all that it claims.

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« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2008, 04:04:20 PM »

I studied Taekwondo as a kid and Muay Thai in college.

I think martial arts are great for kids for self-confidence and exercise.
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« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2008, 04:12:23 PM »

I practiced Karate (you don't DO Karate  Wink ) for many years, instructed for several as well.

1)  How old are your kids?
2)  What area do you live in?  Do you have many choices in schools?
3)  What do you intend to get out of it?  (exercise, self-defense, discipline, etc.  Anything that stands out for you?)

Its not really about what style to gravitate towards - its all about the instructors.  Visit the schools and watch some training sessions.  Not demonstrations, real training sessions.

Given my background I prefer Okinawan/Japanese styles (Goju-ryu, *feces*o-ryu, Shotokan, etc.).  Modern Tae Kwon Do (Korean martial arts) was developed more as a sport than a self-defense, but again, with the right instructors it can be quite good for self-defense as well.  Judo, Aikido, and other styles can be good to - again, with the right instructors.  Sensing a theme here?  Wink

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« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2008, 04:14:12 PM »

Yeah.  You're a conservative republican.
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« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2008, 04:17:25 PM »

Yeah.  You're a conservative republican.

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« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2008, 04:18:47 PM »

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« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2008, 04:19:06 PM »

I practiced Karate (you don't DO Karate  Wink ) for many years, instructed for several as well.
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1)  How old are your kids?
2)  What area do you live in?  Do you have many choices in schools?
3)  What do you intend to get out of it?  (exercise, self-defense, discipline, etc.  Anything that stands out for you?)
1) 5,7,9
2) 'Burb of Dallas. There are 2 schools here in my town but can't find anything on them with a quick search.
3) For kids the 3 you listed. For me and Darla probably the same in different order.

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Its not really about what style to gravitate towards - its all about the instructors.  Visit the schools and watch some training sessions.  Not demonstrations, real training sessions.

Given my background I prefer Okinawan/Japanese styles (Goju-ryu, *feces*o-ryu, Shotokan, etc.).  Modern Tae Kwon Do (Korean martial arts) was developed more as a sport than a self-defense, but again, with the right instructors it can be quite good for self-defense as well.  Judo, Aikido, and other styles can be good to - again, with the right instructors.  Sensing a theme here?  Wink
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« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2008, 04:20:12 PM »

I hate you


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I wanted to work in a tax jab, but not quick enough.  Wink Grin
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« Reply #10 on: March 07, 2008, 04:33:17 PM »

I think Clive is our resident karate expert around here, he will be able to tell you all about it.
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« Reply #11 on: March 07, 2008, 04:38:44 PM »

I think Clive is our resident karate expert around here, he will be able to tell you all about it.

He is only ONE of the resident experts  Wink

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« Reply #12 on: March 07, 2008, 04:39:22 PM »

I think Clive is our resident karate expert around here, he will be able to tell you all about it.

Pffttt...he signed up for that class so he could roll around and get physical with his future wife.
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« Reply #13 on: March 07, 2008, 04:41:27 PM »

Well that proves that Clive is a smart man. Grin Grin Grin
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« Reply #14 on: March 07, 2008, 04:44:22 PM »

I practiced Karate (you don't DO Karate  Wink ) for many years, instructed for several as well.

1)  How old are your kids?
2)  What area do you live in?  Do you have many choices in schools?
3)  What do you intend to get out of it?  (exercise, self-defense, discipline, etc.  Anything that stands out for you?)

Its not really about what style to gravitate towards - its all about the instructors.  Visit the schools and watch some training sessions.  Not demonstrations, real training sessions.

Given my background I prefer Okinawan/Japanese styles (Goju-ryu, *feces*o-ryu, Shotokan, etc.).  Modern Tae Kwon Do (Korean martial arts) was developed more as a sport than a self-defense, but again, with the right instructors it can be quite good for self-defense as well.  Judo, Aikido, and other styles can be good to - again, with the right instructors.  Sensing a theme here?  Wink



Sorry Hobbit, I should have read your post, I just skimmed it.............you know me, I just look for the rude/funny/naughty bits. Grin Grin Grin Grin
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