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Martial arts?

Post by Uomo U » Sun, 19 Nov 2006 6:52 pm

I'm keen to start a nice new hobby to keep myself fit - does anyone have any hints about martial arts courses for beginners? I guess I would mainly be interested in judo, jujitsu or aikido...

Thanks for your advice!
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Post by Vincent Mothballs » Sun, 19 Nov 2006 7:35 pm

Depends really on any other criteria that you have. If all you want to do is to get fit, then you do not need to do a martial art. Boxercise is pretty good, and "fun". If you want quick results for "fighting" prowess, then try Muay Thai. Most Muay Thai classes has excellent standards of training for all-round fitness, conditioning and fighting ability

If you are not so bothered about becoming a fighting machine so quickly, then you could try any of the "classical" arts. Nowadays, most of the training in the classical arts seems to concentrate more on "quantity" of knowledge/techniques, rather than fighting skill...which is catering to the modern lifestyle - people who are not professional fighters or soldiers. So, you could get very deep into the techniques, theory, culture of a martial art without experiencing much sparring/fighting. This is fine for someone who is not a professional fighter/soldier

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muay thai or boxing classes

Post by cairdekb » Mon, 20 Nov 2006 4:01 pm

Hi,
Im interested in taking Muay Thai but the places I have found are very expensive ~250 for ten lessons.

Does anyone know of somewhere more reasonable than this.

Failing finding a reasonably priced Muay Thai gym can anyone recommend a Boxing Gym.

im not looking for Fitness class but proper Muay Thai or Boxing training, preferably with open gym membership options for self training.

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Post by Uomo U » Mon, 20 Nov 2006 6:05 pm

Thanks for your advice VM!

I'm not really aspiring to become a fighting machine, so I guess one of the classical arts would be suitable for my purposes. I do quite a bit of jogging & gym, but martial arts would be a good way to develop body coordination & agility.

Do you have any suggestions about good places that organise courses?
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Post by Vincent Mothballs » Tue, 21 Nov 2006 3:45 am

I don't have any recommendations for specific classes. What I suggest is that you just walk around where you are staying (or work) and look out for "notices". By "notices", I mean flyers posted on Community Centre notice boards, "athletic association" HQ boards on old shop houses, etc.

If you really are not in a rush to get tough, then think about Tai Chi. Yes...it really is a martial art! When you get deep into it, you will understand why it is so revered.

*Along Serangoon Road (somewhere between Farrer Park and Boon Keng) there should be some sort of Muay Thai association office. *

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Re: muay thai or boxing classes

Post by kakarukeys » Sat, 25 Nov 2006 2:34 pm

there some clips on youtube that teach you how to perform basic moves in martial arts say Muay Thai. If you have a partner to compete with, you can self-learn a martial arts.

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Post by gaijin » Fri, 23 Feb 2007 2:22 pm

Here I compiled a list for whoever is interested:

muay thai gyms in Singapore

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Art martials

Post by rej70 » Fri, 23 Feb 2007 2:50 pm

Thanks for the links, cool!!

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Post by germangirl » Fri, 23 Feb 2007 3:19 pm

Vincent Mothballs wrote:I

If you really are not in a rush to get tough, then think about Tai Chi. Yes...it really is a martial art! When you get deep into it, you will understand why it is so revered.

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I thought about Tai Chi, do you know any place for beginners arnd east coast?

Thanks !
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Post by puneet » Fri, 23 Feb 2007 3:38 pm

hey german girl , let me also know if u get anyone who is teachin tai chi i also wud be interested in learing , just for personal fitness

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Post by germangirl » Fri, 23 Feb 2007 4:10 pm

yes, i think it is good for personal fittness and also kind of a mental thing,
Where do you stay, as I would prefer something in the East as it is closer to my place.
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Post by puneet » Fri, 23 Feb 2007 4:16 pm

i stay in simei so thats east :P :D , where do u stay? do u want to try muay thai?

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Post by germangirl » Fri, 23 Feb 2007 5:09 pm

Hi,

I think I am more into Tai Chi or similar, not that"brutal" lets say... I don"t need body contact, just want to do it for personal fitness and to get my mind off from work a little bit.

I stay close to Bedok.
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Post by puneet » Fri, 23 Feb 2007 5:28 pm

yeah i get what ur trying to say , something like to relax after work or releive stress right , my dad used to do tai chi , i never bothered learning from him tho , oh well he is back in india now , and im here , i need to learn also for mental strength as wel as physical fitness , hope we can fins some one to instruct us

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Post by gaijin » Sat, 24 Feb 2007 1:49 pm

If I may, muay thai is not brutal, I practiced for more than an year without actually hitting anyone, just watching my kilos go down, one after another :-)

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