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#424017 - 12/12/09 08:36 PM Re: ** Introduce Yourself! ** [Re: Yumi57]
Yumi57 Offline

Registered: 12/12/09
Posts: 2
Loc: Miami,Florida,USA
I forgot to tell you I'm also interested and cultivate bonsai,but that is not martial art,LOL.
“The warrior doesn't care if he's called a beast or a dog, the main thing is winning.”
-Asakura Norikage

#424187 - 12/30/09 05:20 AM Re: ** Introduce Yourself! ** [Re: patru]
Kathryn Offline

Registered: 09/24/09
Posts: 262
Loc: Washington, DC

I wouldn't really worry about a lack of strength. We get this idea from the wonderfully athletic martial artists on film that everyone has to have rippling muscles to do this stuff.

Just pick an art, any art that interests you and go for it! The worst that could happen is that you find it doesn't suit you, and move on to try another. But I guarantee that you will gain some strength in the meantime.

Good luck!
Be nice, until it's time to not be nice.

#424372 - 01/13/10 04:12 PM Re: ** Introduce Yourself! ** [Re: TimBlack]
XxTaexKidxX Offline

Registered: 01/13/10
Posts: 15
Hey I'm Darian Bradshaw and I'm currently a camo belt in TKD. I'm glad I've found a website to were I can talk to people about MA due to the lack of interest people have in it where I live.
No Sweat; No Determination; No Determination; No power; No Power; No Victory; No Victory, Who's To Blame Other Than You~.

#424395 - 01/15/10 08:25 PM Re: ** Introduce Yourself! ** [Re: underdog]
kensoukof99 Offline

Registered: 01/15/10
Posts: 2
hey glad to be here

#424457 - 01/19/10 05:49 PM Re: ** Introduce Yourself! ** [Re: patru]
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I can't speak for grapplers, but in karate, if you're relying on strength, you're doing it wrong. Yes, it's easier for really large, strong individuals to throw you around or resist you doing the same, but alternatives can be found once your techniques are good.

#425008 - 02/15/10 07:23 AM Re: ** Introduce Yourself! ** [Re: TimBlack]
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i am neeraj i am from india

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#425695 - 03/05/10 02:48 PM Re: ** Introduce Yourself! ** [Re: pinku]
Musubi Sensei Offline

Registered: 03/05/10
Posts: 5
Hello All

I am new to the board and thought I would take a few moments to introduce myself.

My name is Glen Pitcher and I have been training in the Martial Arts for 30yrs. I started when I was ten and if you do the math you now know how old I I hate to say the words LOL.

I have spent the vast majority of time training in Japanese martial arts. I trained in Judo to my brown belt under Jim Walker 6th of Maple Leaf Judo Dojo. In Kenpo Karate to my brown belt under Roy Dixon 2nd Dan and Bujinkan Ninjutsu to my blue belt under Frank Hill of the Durham Bujinkan Ninjutsu Dojo. I then found Aiki-Jujutsu and decided that was what I had been looking for. I trained in Aiki-Jujutsu under Al Evans 9th dan Kaiden and Paul Fox 8th dan Menkyo Kaiden of Chokushin Aiki-Jujutsu. As well as Rob Stein who is a 3rd Dan in Aiki-Jujutsu ranked by the CJC.

I now run my own Dojo ( Musubi Dojo ) in Bowmanville Ontario I am ranked Mokuroku in Chokushin Aiki-Jujutsu ( this license is equivalent to 4-5th dan in the Kyu/Dan ranking system ). I have also ranked with Canadian Jujutsu Council and currently hold the rank of 5th Dan with them.

I have worked in the law enforcement & security field since I was 18 in various capacities. Some of those being as a youth correctional worker, Correctional Officer in adult maximum security jails , Armored Car Guard and currently in the Nuclear Security industry. While in Corrections I was part of our tactical teams ICIT and CET ( Institutional Crisis Intervention Team and Cell Extraction Team )and was also a Use of Force Instructor. I am currently active as a Use of Force Instructor in the Nuclear Security Industry and have been for the past 8yrs.

Through our dojo's law enforcement training section I have also had the pleasure of teaching local area high schools , held seminars for other martial art dojo's, security companies and the Canadian Armed Forces.

I hope this gives you some insight as to my martial arts / self defense background and I look forward to getting to know all of you.



#425845 - 03/15/10 09:27 PM Re: ** Introduce Yourself! ** [Re: TimBlack]
captin Offline

Registered: 03/15/10
Posts: 1
hey i was jus wondering if any one can give me an idea of the basis of kenpo b/c im looking at taking it with a friend of mine and i would like to have at least a lil bit of back ground info on it plz

#426036 - 03/24/10 06:28 PM Re: ** Introduce Yourself! ** [Re: captin]
Zarith Offline

Registered: 03/24/10
Posts: 1
Hello all

I've been training martial arts for alitte over a year and a half now, trying out a few different arts fo find one that suits me.
Sofar I've done Kendo, still attending a Bujinkan class and had my first session of Taijiquan yesterday.

#426085 - 03/27/10 04:39 AM Re: ** Introduce Yourself! ** [Re: TimBlack]
boxermma Offline

Registered: 03/19/10
Posts: 1
Hello to all

I look forward to shareing and learning my martial arts studies with you. I have been in martial arts for over 27 years and I am still learning today and evolving.

Boxer MMA Trainer

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