Hey RWAA, I've been following this thread and I think you mentioned you've been doing BJK since the early 90s. I wonder if you ever met my instructor. I think I started around '97 or '98 and did it until I had to stop due to school and other factors around '00. Anyway, my instructor was Greg Tremblay from Kageyama Dojo in Toronto, ON. A lot of the members of my class would shell out a lot of dough to go to Seminars and conventions in various states. Personally I didn't have the money to burn, but I imagine that a lot of higher ranks and more dedicated students would go and there was probably a certain degree of networking amongst instructors.
I think he got his bb under Court Elliot. He was introduced to Bujinkan by Stephen Hayes. He told me he used to do some wing chun before in the 70s, sorta like you with your JKD background I suppose.
what do you do now? MMA? Do you compete? Where do you train?
here at the moment. When I was in Toronto I trained here. I have been out of training for some time though and just started again a few months ago.
I somewhat miss training at Kageyama Dojo in Toronto, but since I left the prices there got very high, and I have become aware of so much more in the MA world since then. Also there were a few things I disliked about training there that I think would probably bother me more than before if I went back, but I think about going back sometimes.
edit: forgot... no I don't compete. I'm a bit old and not in shape for that or at the skill for it. I seem to progress fairly slowly but it might be because I have had other priorities at times.
it looks like beginner judo