Masonic Martial Artists

Discussion in 'Hobbies and Special Interests' started by Ian Niswonger, Jan 21, 2016.

  1. Ian Niswonger

    Ian Niswonger Premium Member

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    Do you practice Martial Arts? What style do you practice and where do you practice at?
    How has Martial Arts changed your life?
    How has Masonry impacted your Martial Arts and vice versa?
     
  2. NY.Light.II

    NY.Light.II Registered User

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    I hold a Blackbelt in Tae Kwon Do. It's helped me with fitness and mental discipline.

    In terms of a Masonic connection, I'm not yet a mason, so I can't speak to that. However, there is a group here in NYC that calls itself the "NY Chinese Freemason Athletic Club", although it doesn't seem to bear the hallmarks of any regular/recognized body of freemasonry.
     
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  3. Warrior1256

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    I attained Black Belt in Shotokan Karate and Yoshin Ryu Jujitsu. It taught me to have more respect for others.
     
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  4. JanneProeliator

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    I have black belt in Brazilian Jiujitsu, Scandinavian Defendo and Taekwondo (2.dan Kukkiwon)
    I just had a conversation with a brethen at our lodge this week about similarities in martial arts and freemasonry and how it is important to go trought the necessary steps to become master in both. You can't skip steps.

    Any one else find similarities in ma and fm?
     
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  5. Warrior1256

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    Agreed!
     
  6. JanneProeliator

    JanneProeliator Registered User

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    Warrior1256 When I had my own a Taekwondo club in the city of Tampere back in early 2000's we shared a dojo/dojang with sensei Willy J. Ortiz of Shotokan karate.
     
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  7. Warrior1256

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    Cool! My grandson also studied Taekwondo for awhile. Really a fast paced art.
     
  8. Center

    Center Registered User

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    Muay Thay, Wing chun and Thai Chi. More than 2 decades. Last month I found in the UGLE library in London know thyself the beautiful book from Michael Schiavello the UFC speaker. In the intro he speaks about the relationship between martial arts and freemasonry

    What I learned more from martial arts as semi pro fighter has been focus, discipline and embracing fear.
     
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  9. Ripcord22A

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    WB Schiavello is not a commentator for the UFC, he currently works for DREAM MMA and prior to that was the AXS TV fight commentator with Bro Par Miletich....he is however a member of this forum

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  10. JanneProeliator

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    There is ADCC Submission Fighting World Championships coming up this september in Finland. Are any of the brothers form this forum travelling east (literally) to watch the tournament? I'll be there and it would be awesome to see ya'll.
     
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  11. LK600

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    Aikido
     
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  12. Warrior1256

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    Great!
     
  13. otherstar

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    I have an orange belt (was 1 month away from getting my yellow belt) in Chayon Ryu Karate, but had to stop because I could no longer afford lessons for myself and kids (and the kids were losing interest). One of the instructors just happens to be a member of my Lodge too (I was inactive in Masonry when I studied karate) and he just got his 5th Degree Black Belt this year.
     
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  14. the_widows_son

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    I am a Certified instructor in Jeet Kune do, Krav Maga, and I am a Red Sash in Wing Chun Kung Fu. I was teaching on base now I give private instruction. Masonry reinforces for me discipline,fortiude, and attention to detail within my Martial arts.

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