Las Vegas/Henderson, NV
*What part of the country do you live in?
Mainly TKD, and alot of Kenpo/Kempo schools. There's a growing number of styles out here.
*What's the distribution of MA schools in your area, with a rough percentage of the arts represented?
There are a few BJJ/NHB/Kickboxing (they all teach a combination of BJJ, kickboxing, boxing, vale tudo in one comination or another). There's Jeet Kune Do/Jun Fan, some traditional schools like Tang SOo DO, Shotokan, Shaolin Kung Fu (yes there is a shaolin do, i've heard some real negative things about how they train), Wing Chun study groups, Ninjitsu is now being taught at a school here, there are some off the wall japanese schools out here that fatality dragon has told me about. There's escrima, Kajukenbo, Universal Kenpo and some strange American Kenpo mixed with something or other schools as well, one offers Penjak Silat (sp?), and 2 Muay Thai schools to top it off.
*Are there any unique/uncommon martial arts offered in your area besides the normal TKD/Karate/etc, including MMA/NHB fight teams?
Vegas is exploding in population, so that's a hard question to answer, but with the number of schools in strip malls out here, I'd say it's a very healthy number.
*If you had to guess (unless you know for some reason) what percentage of people in the general community in your area are active participants in the martial arts?
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Edited by - matzahbal on July 11 2003 00:02:57