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About Big Furnace
Primary Style:
Traditional Wushu
Worcester, MA
Other Interests and Information:
Mountain biker, road cyclist, board gamer, artist, father, grandfather
IT/Systems Administrator for large industrial manufacturer. Heavy emphasis on uptime, automation and robotics.
Martial Arts Experience:
I started MA late (age 35) to keep up with my son who was taking TKD at the time. After a brief stint at a McDojo, a friend pointed me to this guy:

I have been studying with him almost exclusively since. Life got complicated, and I moved away for a few years and ended up at a Mantis place near where I lived. Basics, basics basics. Great workout, but simple stuff. No long forms at all. Very different from Sifu Wong. I hated it. I now drive the 90 minutes it takes to get to Sifu Wong's classes. I have been in active study for 7 of the last 10 years.

Open hand styles:
Northern Long fist
Southern Nanquan
Chen and Wu style tai-chi
Fu style Pa Kua Quan
Xing Yi Quan
Baji Quan

Weapon styles:
Northern & Southern Staff, Broadsword, Kwan-Dao, Nan-Dao, Dai-Dao, Tai-chi Sword

My favorites are Long Fist, Baji, Southern Staff and Kwan Dao.

My handle comes from fellow classmates. I'm 6'2". 265# and throw off a ton of heat when I get rolling
If you are going through hell, keep going. - Winston Churchill
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