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yeah ive always been a muay thai man m'self. very basic set of moves, just lots of hitting pads and sparring, but i gave up a few years back when i realised my body couldnt really take it any more. gone for indoor climbing and kite boarding instead, but theres something quite appealing about Aikido. more a mental thing than anything else from the looks of it.
(, Mon 4 Feb 2013, 21:58, Reply)
This is a normal post I liked Aikido because there were 'gears in the box'
What I mean is that each technique can be used to an appropriate level. If all you need is to get your attacker to back down by applying pain, that's what you do. If you need them to be incapacitated, that's what you do. If you need to break bones, that's what you do. The hard bit is getting the techniques ingrained into your muscle memory so they just happen without having to think - but that applies to all martial arts.
(, Mon 4 Feb 2013, 22:08, Reply)
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cool, theres a place nearish to me im thinking about gong to, im right on the boarder of london and surrey. any idea how much a lesson should cost? (pounds sterling)
(, Mon 4 Feb 2013, 22:13, Reply)
This is a normal post In Manchester for an hour and a half's lesson I pay about a fiver.
Depends on the lesson though, some of the advanced classes cost a bit more.

Some clubs try to tie you in on gym style membership contracts though, so be wary of that.
(, Mon 4 Feb 2013, 22:57, Reply)
This is a normal post Kickboxing is what I do now with some Lau Gar kung fu mixed in for the self defense side and weapons.
You might enjoy kung fu too. Very technical, still striking based but not quite as intense on the shin bones. It's also pretty nasty from a fighting point of view. A lot of joint destruction, soft tissue damage and buggering up people's tendons.
(, Mon 4 Feb 2013, 22:49, Reply)
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im currently tossing up aikido and jiujitsu, i cant unlearn muay thai, ive tried many times, instructors just get pissed off with me. if i was to do it all again, maybe capoeira as you learn to woo the ladies in clubs with your mad b-boy skillz at the same time but im too old to learn that :D
(, Tue 5 Feb 2013, 11:01, Reply)