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martial arts?

Postby eleni g » Mon, 05 Sep 2005 7:32 am

Hi all

Thinking of moving to Singapore. Could anyone tell me if there are any GOOD martial arts places around? I do not mean the commercialized clubs that seem to infest every city lately. I mean good, old-fashioned martial arts, working and cultivating the internal energies as well as the body. That kind of thing. Anything like that around (although it could be unlikely to find something like that in a forum, but it does not hurt to try).
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Postby little_bold_bear » Fri, 09 Sep 2005 10:53 pm

Oh definitely!!!! There are plenty of good places where you can learn Tai Chi or Wushuu--I just dunno if there is a required language medium. These are excellent martial arts for honing the body and mind (especially tai chi), and they are really good for both self-defense and fighting as well. I once sparred with a 60-year old tai chi instructor, and couldn't lay a hand on him. :D

I reckon in 5 years time I'll probably start tai chi, but for now I still prefer my good old fashioned taekwondo, aikido, and kendo.... btw, can anyone tell me where I can get a new bokken? I smashed my last one during practice :mad:

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Re: martial arts?

Postby superedge » Sat, 10 Sep 2005 3:00 am

eleni g wrote:Hi all

Thinking of moving to Singapore. Could anyone tell me if there are any GOOD martial arts places around? I do not mean the commercialized clubs that seem to infest every city lately. I mean good, old-fashioned martial arts, working and cultivating the internal energies as well as the body. That kind of thing. Anything like that around (although it could be unlikely to find something like that in a forum, but it does not hurt to try).
Eleni


I did 4 years of brazilian jiu jitsu...unfortunatelly I could not find much of it here, but if you like judo and other asian martial arts you can find lots of places.
try yellowpages.com.sg and search martial arts

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Postby riversandlakes » Sat, 10 Sep 2005 4:04 am

i did 2 years worth of shito-ryu karate. you can find details of Shitoryu Karate Association of Singapore here http://www.ska.org.sg/

I'm planning to pick it back up after i'm more settled down than now - getting there! :D

Which martial arts do you have in mind, though?
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Postby Cam » Wed, 14 Sep 2005 11:38 am

There's also Taijutsu.

If you're interested then pm me and I'll point you in the right direction.

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Postby Sud Afrika » Wed, 14 Sep 2005 12:00 pm

If you're into self-defense classes targetting women lemme know. These classes are tailored simple self defense steps for women NOT of a specific discipline though.

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Postby samantha » Thu, 15 Sep 2005 9:00 pm

btw, can anyone tell me where I can get a new bokken? I smashed my last one during


There is a shop at jurong point sellin them.. is there a age limit to buy one?!
I'm so stupid that I surprise myself sometimes...

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Postby riversandlakes » Fri, 16 Sep 2005 12:50 am

what's a bokken that it has an age limit?
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Postby joshua » Sat, 17 Sep 2005 9:34 am

hi there...anyone knows where i can learn Capoeira? thats a brazilian martial arts btw...i've heard there's classes at NUS for that...anywhere else that conduct classes for Capoeira?

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Postby shirllin » Sat, 17 Sep 2005 11:09 am

Dear Joshua,

The only qualified mestre from brazil in singapore is mestre ousado who has taught in england b4 moving 2 singapore.....he teaches at substation at Armenian St at cityhall during weekends....if u r a student rates r cheaper....he also teaches in NUS but usually 4 the students there during weekdays....great sport enjoy

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Postby samantha » Sat, 17 Sep 2005 1:17 pm

How would i know... even a buying a blunt sword in singapore requires and age limit... :???:
I'm so stupid that I surprise myself sometimes...

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Postby briceloh » Sat, 17 Sep 2005 1:23 pm

samantha wrote:How would i know... even a buying a blunt sword in singapore requires and age limit... :???:


it's ok, old man will buy for u. hehehe :P
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Postby samantha » Sat, 17 Sep 2005 1:29 pm

u said it... i'll buy them and send the bill to you.. i want the entire LOTR collection... Its quite cheap... All in all around $2000.. maybe more.. just keep $6000 aside in case i like the star wars light sabres too... :cool:
I'm so stupid that I surprise myself sometimes...

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Postby briceloh » Sat, 17 Sep 2005 1:31 pm

samantha wrote:u said it... i'll buy them and send the bill to you.. i want the entire LOTR collection... Its quite cheap... All in all around $2000.. maybe more.. just keep $6000 aside in case i like the star wars light sabres too... :cool:


u r not allowed to smoke yet. cause u r underage. haha 8)
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Postby joshua » Sun, 18 Sep 2005 6:44 am

shirllin wrote:Dear Joshua,

The only qualified mestre from brazil in singapore is mestre ousado who has taught in england b4 moving 2 singapore.....he teaches at substation at Armenian St at cityhall during weekends....if u r a student rates r cheaper....he also teaches in NUS but usually 4 the students there during weekdays....great sport enjoy

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Shirllin


thx Shirllin..are u learning Capoeira as well btw? do u know what the course fees are? and the duration per session? hope i didnt trouble u.

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