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Shotokan Karate

(+) A fun way to keep fit and there's always something to aim for. (-) Quite tiring; some of the moves are difficult to master. (*) (On Ciao since: 11/2002)

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Kickboxing

(+) Great cardio workout, fun, a full body workout, improves flexibility (-) Takes a lot of work & dedication (*) (On Ciao since: 04/2001)

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9 reviews

Fujian White Crane Kung Fu

(+) fun, good exercise, fun, sociable, club events, did I mention fun? (-) None (*) (On Ciao since: 05/2009)

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Wado Karate

(+) good for your body mind and spirit (-) makes you ache for the first few weeks (*) (On Ciao since: 01/2001)

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Martial Arts

(+) Covers only the things that work (-) Hard to find somewhere to train (*) (On Ciao since: 07/2000)

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Martial Arts - Systema

Systema

(+) Able to be practised by anyone, promotes health and spiritual growth, easy to learn (-) Not as stylish or impressive looking as Eastern martial arts, still relatively hard to find (*) (On Ciao since: 07/2005)

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Kendo

(+) Full contact weapon based martial art without the pain (ish!) (-) Availability of Dojo, see the Dojo list at www.kendo.org.uk (*) (On Ciao since: 04/2001)

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2 reviews
Martial Arts - Jeet Kune Do

Jeet Kune Do

(+) it kicks ass (-) can be hard work (*) (On Ciao since: 11/2004)

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3 reviews

Ninjutsu

(+) Gives you more self esteem (-) Pain, but as they say no pain no gain (*) (On Ciao since: 04/2001)

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2 reviews

TAGB - Tae Kwon-Do

(+) Improved fitness, discipline, confidence... great fun (-) It ain't cheap (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2000)

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4 reviews

Wing Chun Kung Fu

(+) quick, relatively simple, plenty of clubs, effective (-) some poor instructors around, doesn't really deal with grapplers too well (*) (On Ciao since: 02/2001)

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Brazilian Ju Jitsu

(+) realistic and proven, effective, benefits see opinion for more (-) no striking techniques, not many comps in the UK (*) (On Ciao since: 11/2002)

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Martial Arts - Tang Sou Dao

Tang Sou Dao

(+) Excellent way to get fit have fun and learn how to protect yourself. (-) Dont do it if you arent ready for the workout of your life. (*) (On Ciao since: 02/2002)

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5 reviews

Goshinkwai Ju Jitsu

(+) Training mind body and soul (-) Motivating yourself to join a club! (*) (On Ciao since: 02/2001)

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4 reviews

Combat Jujitsu

(+) Complete martial system - excellent for fitness & self-defence (-) ...jack of all trades... master of none!!?? (*) (On Ciao since: 10/2006)

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Martial Arts - Goshin Jitsu

Goshin Jitsu

(+) Loads - Fitness, learning defence, social. (-) Cost, time. (*) (On Ciao since: 11/2006)

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1 Review

Little Ninjas

(+) Teaches good skills; learn through play (-) Not enough one-to-one tutoring (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2009)

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1 Review
Martial Arts - Tae Kwon Do

Tae Kwon Do

(+) Flexibility, fitness, fun (-) Getting to class after a hard day at the office (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2001)

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8 reviews

Shaolin Mon

(+) An effective martial art (-) You need a lot of training (*) (On Ciao since: 05/2004)

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Mojo at the dojo

Advantages: A fun way to keep fit and there's always something to aim for.
Disadvantages: Quite tiring; some of the moves are difficult to master.

When there's an unexpected visitor chez Worrals, it's usually someone hawking cleaning products or the landlord dropping by on the optimistic off-chance that we've managed to get our rent ready without being told. But one evening in early 2002, I answered ...

Worrals 14.12.2002 ˇ Read full review
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Oss Sensei!

Advantages: Increased fitness, great way to meet new people, a form of exercise that has applications in normal life, too.
Disadvantages: The risk, even though it may be small, of injury.

About 2 years ago my friend and I huddled together at the door of our local sports centre giggling nervously and trying to pluck up some courage to walk inside. My dad, who had dropped us off, finally took matters into his own hands and ushered us into th ...

Guru-On-A-Mountain 17.02.2004 ˇ Read full review
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Karate is for all

Advantages: Physical fitness, mental discipline
Disadvantages: Tiring, never ending!

...Karate is an ancient martial art. It's origins are unclear and debatable. Shotokan karate as we know it today started at the beginning of the 20th century, founded by an individual called Gitchin Funakoshi. --------So you beat people up, right?-------- ...

os7210 26.11.2002 ˇ Read full review
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Shoto's Pen - the True Story

Advantages: Improved self-confidence, ability to defend oneself, improved fitness
Disadvantages: Not a quick fix, takes a lifetime to learn, limited ground use.

To search for the old is to understand the new The old, the new, this is a matter of time. In all things man must have a clear mind The Way: Who will pass it on straight and well? (Gichin Funakoshi) So, why would you want to read yet another review ...

blackswann 26.01.2004 ˇ Read full review
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Martial art, style of life

Advantages: sport, health
Disadvantages: lights injuries sometime

Shotokan karate I will especially speak of it because to practice it for a long time is first a martial art., then a sport physical bus, finally a spirit. Martial art coming f'rom japan (Okinawa), founder Gichin Funakoshi, this art , the origin s ...

krakakoutas 18.09.2004 ˇ Read full review
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