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Martial Artists

For martial artists of all stripes, Eastern, Western, or in between.

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Comment by Charlie on the PA Turnpike on June 12, 2009 at 12:18pm
Greetings all,

I've recently earned my 1st Dan in Taekwondo (World Takewondo Federation). I have some experience in Hapkido as well.
Comment by Paul T. Manogue on June 2, 2009 at 1:22pm
Liam,
Both actually, I started my aikido in Japan at the yoshinkan , they teach the japanese riot police, so the martial was apparent, over the years I went a little "granola" with my training but after meeting some serious kali people in the mid 90's I went back into the hard core martial side, the cross training has really opened up my aikido and made it a good blend of martial and spiritual for me.
Comment by Paul T. Manogue on June 2, 2009 at 6:30am
Hey guys,

Have been reading AOM for quite a while, but just started to join groups. I train and teach aikido which I have been at for 21 years, I also train and teach Yagyu shin kage ryu, an old style of Japanese martial art. I strted in karate when I was 11, moved on to judo, went back to karate, fenced(saber and foil up to Jr olympic level), boxed, kendo, JKD, kali/silat/ muy thai, capoeria, savate and BJJ . MOst of my time now is in aikido, but I still like to get together and do some kali.
Comment by Jared on June 1, 2009 at 2:48pm
Recently joined a Krav Maga gym, I also study Boxing, Muay Thai, BJJ, Silat, Escrima.
Comment by Gary Slaughter on May 30, 2009 at 12:40pm
Testing time. Sunday I test for my black belt in Kum Do (Korean sword art). It's similar to Kendo, even using the wooden sword and bamboo sword, along with a bladed sword that will cut a cucumber, but anything harder will put a nick in the blade. I think Koreans tend to be more pragmatic and don't imbue the sword with the metaphysical characteristics the Japanese do (i.e. - The sword is the soul of the samurai.) It's another weapon like the staff, sai, nunchaku etc.
Comment by Jody Dawkins on May 5, 2009 at 1:24pm
Hi all. I'm Jody. I got my start in Taekwondo. I hold dan ranking in Hapkido but spend most of my time these days investigating principle based martial arts such as Systema.
Comment by Morris Harrell on April 27, 2009 at 4:39pm
I'm moe, I've previously trained in Mi Jhong, Akido and Tae Kwon Do for short periods, and I'm looking forward to getting home so I can start it up again! For me, it's a lifestyle to practice martial arts, not just a hobby.
Comment by Chris McCracken on April 23, 2009 at 6:41pm
My name is Chris McCracken. I am commonly referred to as Krakkerz. Studying the Martial Arts is the major portion of my life and has been for a very long time. I won't get into details about my history. If you want to know, you'll do a Google search.

I'm looking forward to seeing some spirited (not mean spirited) discussions on developing ourselves and our students, as well as ensuring the arts stay a test of character and not something you "do", but something you "are"
Comment by Dennis Leber on April 12, 2009 at 11:58am
hello group, i teach Tae Kwon Do, and recently started taking Ha Mun Do and Brazillian Ju Jitsu to become more well rounded.
Comment by Arnold Kelly on April 12, 2009 at 8:19am
I've been practicing and/or researching the "martial sciences" off and on for over 25 years now. Currently no students or school of my own, but I have my own personal fighting style, which I call Universal Dragon System. Currently working on my first ever self defense workshop that I'm teaching in May.
 

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