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> hey anon, wanna give your opinion?
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#16 - maousama
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User avatar #6 - leobreacker
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Anyone in FJ good at martial arts?
I want to start learning martial arts (Mainly because I don't want to stay at this **** I call home).

But here's the problem, I weigh 106 pounds, and this has been happening for 2 years. I eat a **** lot, 6 family members and I eat much more than all of them combined. My bro is overweight and I eat waaaay more than him, and still am 106 pounds. I am skinny, but not too bony. Can I join a martial arts school?

Thanks a lot for at least reading it. Hope I get some good answers.
#8 to #6 - anon id: 47599efc
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ofc you can! im about 140 pounds, skinny, weak jointed legs, and it hasn't stopped me yet from any martial art i've tried.
Personally liked kung-fu the best, but that was mainly because the sifu was awesome (+ an exchange trip to a shaolin temple every year). But also because i viewed the steps as a dance and therefore learned it quick.
I found kick-boxing to be too hard on my joints after a half year, but really effective stuff (I found the average kick-boxing pupil i met at the time, to be more agressive than other pupils unfortunately - no offence).
Boxing was also just fine for me - just missed the kicks and the meditation.
Brazillian jujitsu was too much body contact/floorwork/wrestling-ish/locks for my taste, so i left after only a month. My big brother swears to tai-chi, my ex to karate..

Tl:dr
A lot of places offer a free trial run of a couple of classes, so locate your nearest centers and just try them out - see what fits you best and where do you enjoy spending your time
User avatar #25 to #6 - RandomAnonGuy
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I've been doing martial arts since I was ten years old, primarily tae kwon do, and honestly weight just doesn't matter. If you're thin enough to walk around but fat enough to be biologically capable of walking around, you should be pretty much fine.
#26 to #6 - anon id: 70600585
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Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is the most effective martial art. It's also heavily geared towards giving smaller, weaker people a way to defend themselves.
#31 to #6 - thesmallhuman
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If you want help bulking, I compete in powerlifting and I'm studying nutrition in college. The best results will come if you add 3 or four meals into your day consisting of black beans and brown rice. 1 cup each, 3 to 5 times a day will add protein, carbs, fiber, vitamins, and calories. You WILL bulk up like this. Best of luck to you, never be afraid to ask for advice!
User avatar #35 to #6 - alucord
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wrestling.

Just try it out.
Made a ******* man out of me.
User avatar #36 to #6 - Pedotheruler
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Well, here is what i think. There are a lot of martial arts our there for smaller people like me and you, and muscle gain is not always necessary. I practice Aikido which is based around redirecting blows and is also focused on joint manipulation, this martial arts doesn't require much body muscle, and instead focuses on balance and reaction. Shotokan Karate is one of the more famous martial arts for "smaller" people, and focuses on striking to weak places. but you have to remember martial arts is not about going out and fighting or just building muscles, if you want to do that then go to a gym, or try doing a endurance sport, like football or waterpolo, or something like that. but if you want to learn more discipline and train your body at the same time then Martial arts is a great way to do both. I really hope you decide to join the Martial arts Community it's rather fun and new people within there is always a good thing!
#47 to #6 - anon id: 180088a5
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hi man,
you would benefit from muay thai. You dont need to be a powerhouse or anything, just keep calm and focused. Give as much as you get and put in the hours. ull be kicking down bananna trees in no time (joke dont actually do it)

* started muay thai at 14-22
#19 to #6 - ophir
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I don't really know what 106 pounds compare in kilograms, but I practice Aikido, and I have seen people light, heavy, big, smal, tall and short. The good thing about Aikido is that you don't need much power to practice it. You could check it out, in some ways it can be compared to Jiu-jitsu, but it is a total different thing.
#9 to #6 - killerpotato
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Alright i'm gonna be honest here, I've been there and I think I can help you out. I was never as light as 106 but this time last year I was 135 pounds at 5 foot eight and i was skinny. I managed to reach up to 160 in less than a year and then stopped because i was happy with my weight. You certainly can join a martial art at your weight if you want to but it could be good to bulk up a bit. Now I know you think you're eating a lot but how often are you eating? do you skip breakfast, barely have anything for lunch and then gorge on super? because that won't work at all. My best advice for you is to monitor your calories for a while. Mark down every bit of food you eat and calculate how many calories you have. A great tool for this is a website called fitday. you may realize that you haven't been eating as much as you thought. Also eat every 2 or 3 hours, it doesn't have to be something big but you need to have nutrients being transported to your muscles constantly. If you tend to wake up in the middle of the night to use the bathroom or something, try to have a snack then to, something high in protein and fat but low in sugar. Peanut butter and milk is a good combination. Speaking of milk, drink more of it. none of that low fat stuff either get 3.25% milk and drink at least 4 glasses a day. Trust me you can afford the extra fat, especially if you are a teenager (I'm assuming you are). Try to make the basis of your diet whole foods, but don't shy away from an occasional pizza or burger. At every meal (try for six to eight meals a day) have a quality protein source (beef, chicken, fish, eggs, dairy, legumes) and a good source of carbs (whole grain breads, whole grain pasta's, whole grains, potatoes, sweet potatoes, legumes) as well as some vegetables or fruit. Eat significant amounts of fat as well because saturated and monounsaturated fat can boost testosterone which is very important for gaining muscle.
#10 to #9 - killerpotato
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Oh and if you care i originally wanted to gain muscle so i could be stronger in martial arts (just tae kwon do at the time but i'm hoping to get into boxing soon). Also if you really want to gain muscle before starting then hold of on the martial arts for now and get a gym membership. find a partner (preferably experienced) to help you out, keep you motivated and to spot you. To gain mass and strength go with compound exercises like squats, deadlifts, benchpress, overhead press, pull ups, chin ups and other stuff like that. Some of these can be dangerous however if you don't know what you're doing or don't have a partner. So above all else, if you are going to do these exercises, or any weight lifting exercises for that matter, take the time to learn proper form, and you know what you are doing, and you have a partner.I would recommend that you work out with 3 sets of eight for every exercise you do, and don't overwork yourself. Cardio is important for health, but to much will burn a lot of calories, which you don't wan, so keep it to walking half an hour a day and occasionally some light jogging.
#24 to #9 - skybluetroll
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******* thanks man.
#18 to #9 - anon id: 8c34955b
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This guy knows his ****. Plus I would help a bit if I wasn't too lazy to make an account and damn sure smart enough not to give my email address to help. Martial arts for almost 14 years and love helping people with it. TKD is good for starters. Wing Chun and Jeet Kune Do are awesome. Drunken Fist and Pa Sa Ryu are my favorites.
User avatar #11 to #9 - leobreacker
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Wow thanks a lot for reading and answering, and as for your questions, Yes I am a teenager (16) and no I never skip a meal. There is no way I can afford to do that, I eat when I am nervous, I eat when I am bored, I eat the moment I step in the kitchen. My bro just sits with his laptop, eats junk food and gets fat. I tried that and that doesn't work for me. For a while I stopped going outside with friends and just sat at home watching anime and eating junk food, trying to gain some fat. Am I loosing weight because I run and skip a lot? I skip 100 times a day and run a few miles in a nearby park. Although I'm skinny, I know I have great stamina because of Gym in school. I lasted a long time in the beep test.
#12 to #11 - killerpotato
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That may be problematic because stamina is important in martial arts but the running and skipping might interfere with weight gain.i would limit it for a while but not completely cut it out. I tried eating nothing but junk food for a while and i couldn't gain any weight at all. Try eating a lot of protein and complex carbohydrates, and don't skip on fat, but eat real foods. eat first thing when you wake up, and right before you sleep. always carry snack foods with you like dried fruit, 70% dark chocolate, nuts, granola, cereals, and stuff like that. Measure your food intake for a week, and if you aren't gaining weight add another 500 calories per day, if you still aren't gaining weight like that add another 500 and continue like that.a god ratio to shoot for is 25% calories coming from protein 25% coming from fat and 50% from carbohydrates. Gaining fat may be tempting, and easier than gaining muscle, but it realistically won't do anything but weigh you down in martial arts and make you slower. concentrate on muscle and you can gain maybe 0.75 pounds of muscle a week if you keep your diet right and have a proper weight lifting sessions.
this website has a pretty good workout routine for a beginner
htt p ://www (dot) gymjunkies (dot) com/beginners - workout-plan/
User avatar #13 to #12 - leobreacker
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Oh sweet, thanks a lot. I am going to try what you told me and see how it works out.
Thanks for the website too!
#20 to #13 - killerpotato
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Oh right I completely forgot, remember to get enough sleep, and don't overwork yourself. your muscles get bigger during recovery, so if you workout your muscles while they are still repairing they will just break down more and you won't gain nearly as much as you could if any. At least eight, but preferably ten hours of sleep a night is probably good for your age, and yes I know that sounds like a lot.
User avatar #22 to #20 - leobreacker
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I sleep 10 to 11 hours, thanks a lot for your information, really boosted up my confidence.
#23 to #22 - killerpotato
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Good that amount should be perfect for gaining muscle.
#14 to #13 - killerpotato
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No problem at all I hope it works out for you.
#34 - rambomanthree
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REX QUAN DO!
#43 to #34 - jeegusithus
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how is this not top comment
#15 - spawnsy
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Honestly, i miss my Fencing days, they were the best
#17 to #15 - anon id: 8220e513
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too bad you sucked at it
#28 to #17 - anon id: 9cf83d31
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Well that's not a very nice thing to say is it?
User avatar #32 to #15 - zakaizer
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You know, I've always wanted to try fencing, what's it like?
User avatar #50 to #32 - teseus
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It's a lot of fun, don't get me wrong, but there are some strict rules.First of all, there are/were (I stopped fencing quite some time ago) 3 types of swords you could use. Those determined the ground rules. There was fencing foil (I have no idea if this is the accurate English term), rapier/glaive (again, not sure if the right terms) and sword (or sabre, once again, not sure. I can describe all of them if you want). I myself learned how to use the sword.

There were two sets of rules. First of all, you have to attack then defend after a pretty strict pattern. When you attack you go towards your partner and you try to hit him. The attack turn ends the second your sword touches your partner or his sword. After that you go in defense. You can only go back on the game surface. If you step out, you're out. You are allowed to move and lean left and right, back and forth but you can't extend your sword. You have to block your partner's hit before going back into attack position. That's the basics.
Secondly, there are the hitting rules. With a sword you could hit your opponent's torso, arms and head, with a fencing foil you could only hit the head and torso and with the rapier you hit your opponent everywhere.

Of course, you don't just go around screaming, jumping, being badass. It takes a lot of work to get the starting position right (I can remember the first 2 weeks were so bad on my legs I couldn't even walk properly, I laid in bed most of the day after training), then you have to learn attack and defensive positions and how to prevent committing faults. Really, I mean really, it took me about a year before I even got the chances to fight with someone else in a real game. I usually had to go up against my trainer (when he taught me how to defend) and most of the time punching bags for the attack moves.
User avatar #51 to #50 - spawnsy
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Yeah the three Blades
The basic Foil
The Epee
The Sabre
User avatar #52 to #51 - teseus
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Thanks for clearing that up.
#53 to #52 - spawnsy
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For Narnia Fencing!
For Narnia Fencing!
#37 to #32 - lolidkwhateven
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Going toe-to-toe with a bladed enemy is the closest thing to awesome you can have legally
#38 to #15 - lolidkwhateven
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I just got my E in Saber! Woohoo
User avatar #46 to #15 - useroftheLOLZ
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I liked fencing, but I always found Kendo to be much more, shall I say, enjoyably brutal, than fencing.
#2 - doubledisme
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Bruce Lee was truly a great man who learned from a great teacher and spread a great lesson RIP
#39 - Cambro
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2deep4me
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User avatar #27 - awesomegreenguy
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Martial arts thread?
#7 - anon id: 11c66f6a
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no comment has reached plus one.... that is truely sad
User avatar #1 - sinclairr
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deep man....
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