Is Karate any good?

Discussion in 'Karate' started by Bruce_Lee93, Apr 22, 2010.

  1. Bruce_Lee93

    Bruce_Lee93 Martial Movie Addict

    I train in Karate, and I've recently started to train in Judo as well. After training today, I asked the instructor at Judo what he thought of Karate. He answered that he trained in it until he got hi black belt and it's "<language!>". He went on to say that boxing is superior to Karate. What do you guys think?

    Watch the language please mate. MAP has a family-friendly policy and swearing, even asterisked, is not allowed - CF.
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  2. Kuma

    Kuma Lurking about

    Opinion doesn't make it fact. If you like it, stick with it.
  3. Smitfire

    Smitfire Cactus Schlong

    In some ways he's right and in others not.
  4. koyo

    koyo Passed away, but always remembered. RIP.

    Two Words to answer.

    Enoida Kanazawa.

    The Judo instructor is disrespecting another Japanese Art..Says it all to me':bang:

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  5. ShuriLeopard

    ShuriLeopard Valued Member

    Agreed. Disrespecting another art is usually a sign of ignorance. Karate saved my butt thirty years ago, and I didn't know a fraction of what I know today. Also, black belt's just the beginning, so I'd have to say he gave up on it before really knowing it.
  6. Blade96

    Blade96 shotokan karateka

    its disrespect.

    that and well i find the 'my ma is the best yours is garbage' type things kind of childish.

    Which is why i avoid these kinds of things like plague :)
  7. Gary - Enshin

    Gary - Enshin Valued Member

    Depends how it's taught and how you apply it, but I dare say that's the same in judo.

  8. Fish Of Doom

    Fish Of Doom Will : Mind : Motion Supporter

    you should have punched your judo instructor in the face
  9. Smitfire

    Smitfire Cactus Schlong

    Judo tends to have an inbuilt BS filter though doesn't it?
    i.e. You grab each other and attempt to throw each other on the floor.
    Lots of Karate clases don't have that kind basic performance gauge.
  10. armanox

    armanox Kick this Ginger...

    "Is karate any good?"

    That depends on what you want from karate, how you train, and who/where you train.
  11. Fish Of Doom

    Fish Of Doom Will : Mind : Motion Supporter

    teruo hayashi too.

    sandan in judo, left it behind the very instant he witnessed karate

    funny, apparently it didn't work very well this time around
  12. Blade96

    Blade96 shotokan karateka

    My Sandan would resent that remark. :)

    He also holds a 1st degree BB in judo. and he showed me some judo moves. its not as simple as 'just grab each other and attempt to throw each other on the floor'
  13. Saz

    Saz Nerd Admin

    Judo and Karate actually work quite well together.

    I'd find another Judo class without some ignorant mupp as an instructor.
  14. Moosey

    Moosey invariably, a moose Supporter

    That can also operate as a "fat filter" - it doesn't matter how precise or technical your training, until you reach a pretty high standard the fatter guy always wins.

    When I tried out judo, the class was evenly split between the very good and the very fat.

    I like karate. Other people's mileage may vary.
  15. Mitlov

    Mitlov Shiny

    Karate is good.

    Specific karate schools are sometimes good, sometimes not.

    Martial arts instructors who go around bashing all other martial arts are rarely good.
  16. eltgire

    eltgire New Member


    I study Judo and Karate together, with more influence on the karate side. For every session of judo, I'll have two session of karate. I think they compliment each other perfectly. As a rule of thumb, you want to stay away from instructors who bad mouth other styles and discourage cross training altogether.

    On a side, how can you even compare the two? They have such different dynamics to them. That's like saying I tried apples once and found the I liked oranges better, so apples are bad and everyone who eats apples are bad.
  17. Kwajman

    Kwajman Penguin in paradise....

    Every art has good and bad practitioners, depends on the guy/girl doing the art.....
  18. jh1

    jh1 Valued Member


    Also how you train is just as important.
  19. armanox

    armanox Kick this Ginger...

    Which is why I included it.
  20. jh1

    jh1 Valued Member

    Sorry about that. I was glancing at the post while at the office, I must have missed that part.

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