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MARTIAL ARTS/FIGHTING STYLES

This poll is about your opinions on martial arts and other fighting styles
Which is the best martial art/fighting style to learn
Aikado
Boxing (western)
Caporeia
Kung Fu/Gung Fu
Hapkido
Jujitsu
Karate
Kick Boxing (western)
Muay Thai
Ninjutsu
Pankration
Self Defence
Street Fighting
Sumo Wrestling
Tae Kwon Do
Tai Chi
Unarmed Combat
Valetudo
Wrestling (western)
Wushu
other
A mixed style such as Jeet Kune Do or MMA or Free style
Which armed combat style do you prefer
Escrima
Fencing
Iaido
Kendo
Zanji
other
all weapons training is useful
training with weapons is a waste of time
Is it better to study a wider range of fighting styles
Yes the more you learn the better fighter you will become
No you should stick to a style and become the very best you can at it
Yes but only a few as too many will confuse and contradict
No extra techniques will come naturally
Boxing vs Wrestling
Boxing
Wrestling
it depends on the individual
Is Judo a fighting style or a sport
Judo is a sport aka the gentle way, jujitsu is its fighting form
Judo is a fighting style and it just as effective as any other
Which is the best style of Kung Fu
Ba Fan
Chang Chaun
Choy Li Fut
Drunken Style
Eagle Claw
Five Animals
Fu Jya
Hising-I
Hung Gar
Iron Palm
Lau Gar
Lon Xing Quan
Monkey
Pa Kwa
Pao Quan
Praying Mantis
Qi Gong
Quin Na
Wing Chun
Xing Yi Quan
other
can't say
Which is the best style of Karate
Goju Ryu
Isshin Ryu
Kyokushinkai
Renbukan
Sankukai
Shotokai
Shotokan
Toyama Ryu
Wado Ryu
other
can't say
Which is the main figure head of martial arts
Kung Fu
Karate
Taekwondo
Jujitsu
Muay Thai
other
Does martial arts training have an effect when fighting in the street
Yes it makes you practically unbeatable against untrained oponents
Yes it does give you the advantage
It helps a little
It makes no difference
No it's a completely different thing to real fighting
No if anything trying to use martial arts will make things harder for you in a street fight
It depends which martial art you train in
Jeet Kune Do vs MMA
Jeet Kune Do
MMA
they are practically the same thing as they carry the same principles and theories about using different styles
they cannot be compared as one is for cage fighting and one is for street fighting
Should Boxing and Wrestling be considered as martial arts
Yes as they did originate from them after all
No they are completely different
meh! does it matter?
What is the key benefit of training in martial arts or any other fighting style
Fitness
Confidence
Self Defence
A good hobbie
Reactions and reflexes
Strength
fighting knowledge
Being able to kick ass!
They are all important
There is no benefit
Who would win
A trained fighter but with little real fighting experience
An untrained fighter but with lots of fighting experience
What is the best area of fighting styles
Striking with arms
Striking with legs
Grappling (locks)
Grappling (throws)
Knowing lethal pressure points
All are important
In a fight will size and weight always provail
Yes im afraid if you face facts the bigger heavier oponent always has the advantage
No with the right training you can defeat much bigger and heavier oponents
You're planning to learn how to fight and defend yourself with little knowledge os styles, you are allowed a choice of two styles to start with, which do you choose
Kung Fu/Karate
Boxing/Wrestling
Jujistu/Taekwondo
Aikado/Muay Thai
Sumo wrestling/Tai Chi
Jeet Kune Do/MMA
Fencing/Kendo
other
What do you think of Tai Chi in regards to fighting
Despite involving slow movements, Tai Chi is still very effective in actualy combat
Tai Chi helps fitness and concentration but would not be as effective as other styles
Better than nothing I suppose
Tai Chi is ok but no good for real fighting
Tai Chi is for pussies and old people
Which martial art do you believe to be a waste of time
Kung Fu
Karate
Jujitsu
Tae Kwon Do
Muay Thai
Aikado
Tai Chi
Judo
Caporeia
Jeet Kune Do
other
no martial art is a waste of time
all martial arts are a waste of time
The best of fighting styles originated mainly from which country
China
Japan
Korea
Thailand
Mongolia
Indonisia
The phillapenes
UK
USA
Germany
France
Russia
India
Africa
South America
other
nationality makes no difference
Who were the greatest fighters
The Shaolin
The Samurai
The Ninjas
Street Gangs
other
Is any fighting ability pointless when the oponenet has a gun
Yes don't bother denying it
No that's just how amazing some styles can be
Bruce Lee?
He was and still is the combat king!
He was the man back then but wouldn't be now
Nothing special
It's hard to tell
Who's Bruce Lee?
martial arts/fighting styles and gender
Females are just as good fighters as males
With enough training a female could defeat some males
A females doesn't stand a chance no matter what
Females will always win (males have balls)
What is more important
It should be a fair fight
Do anything to win the fight
Finally what are your thoughts on this poll
It was Amazing!!!
Prbably the best poll I've seen on this subject
It was pretty good
It was ok, seen better
meh
could be better
not very good
I would dance on your grave
Well if you said you didn't like it this is your punishment, I thoguht I'd do one more haha! OK if you're honest with yourself, on average how long should it take one to achieve a black belt in a martial art, say if you trained once a week
A few days
2-3 weeks
2-5 months
6-9 months
A year or so
3-6 years
7-10 years
12-15 years
18-22 years
30-40 years
the best of your life time (theres always more to learn)
how ever long it takes to truly master you style
a day if you're smart enough to paint your white belt ;)
belts are not important, just train all you can
This poll was created on 2006-09-22 21:07:01 by R+M