Should I take up Martial Arts training first?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by CrimZENhalo, Jul 21, 2016.

  1. CrimZENhalo

    CrimZENhalo New Member

    I am curious because it would appear that the best lightsaber duelers have background training in some form of Martial Arts. I have seen this on other forums as well as social media. I am considering taking up the basics before learning this... Or will I learn the basics in a saber arts club?
  2. bK4n3

    bK4n3 Member

    It isn't necessary but it would help you if you have the background in it. I guess it depends on who you go to for training and what you actually plan on doing with the skills you learn. If you want to do legit unscripted dueling, it will be a lot harder to learn without a background in some form of Martial Arts. Not impossible though, people do it all the time.
  3. DarkS1de

    DarkS1de Member

    I agree. Also, some places will train you the basics before you even learn the dueling part with a lightsaber.
  4. Dw3ller

    Dw3ller New Member

    Honestly the beginners stuff is really just balance so if you can get good with balance I think you will be fine. I have a friend who enjoy Martial Arts. I will have to ask him.

  5. PaintItBlck

    PaintItBlck New Member

    That video reminded me of this one:

    Honestly in my opinion I don't think you need to. The only thing I would suggest is being in shape. Like you don't want to get into something like this right out of living a secondary lifestyle.
    Do basic things like jogging, swimming, and maybe some balancing body resistance like yoga.
  6. JediBeth

    JediBeth Member

    Someone in my class asked this as well and the trainers all agreed it is not necessary. What you learn in a class/club is all you need.
    Yes, having the background may be helpful but you don't have to go out of your way to learn it first.
  7. Bane0fShards

    Bane0fShards New Member

    This is what I was thinking myself. I know it can make you learn faster but then you end up having to learn two things.
  8. As a martial arts trainer, I find the question a bit disturbing ...
    If you can train with a club - shouldn't you learn a martial art there? I mean, if they duel, shouldn't they be training in a way that makes this possible?

    If you have to train all by yourself, go get some basics, preferrably some weapons-training. But take a look, if they are doing acutal sparring there - a lot of martial arts today are taught simply as dance-like movements without any real opponent. If you just want to do some spritual exercise, that's fine - if you want to actually fight, you need an opponent.
  9. BlitzGuard

    BlitzGuard Member

    As mentioned, you still need someone to face off with. I am sure it will help you get in better shape and do movements easier/better but not by enough to make it worth taking both types of classes.

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