Posted On:5/13/2011 8:45am
Style: Itinerant Wanderer
I asked this question over in the Traditional Martial Arts forum, and thought I'd get it out in a wider audience, as well. Basically, does anyone have any advice, contacts, or knowledge of martial arts available in American Samoa?
I've done some digging online, and haven't come up with much. There's not a lot of that island that's wired, just some basic information about hotels and such. Finding a place to live has been just as fruitless. Anyway, I'm due to get there around the middle of August for a three year assignment.
Anything you've got would be appreciated, as it's more than I have right now.
Posted On:5/13/2011 9:26am
What did you do to get exiled to the middle of nowhere for three years? **** the boss' daughter?
There be Judo in American Samoa contact David Vargas, they practice in the Power Flow & Fitness in Malalemi on Tuesdays and Thursdays 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Saturdays 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Posted On:5/13/2011 10:08am
Heh, I didn't do anything quite so spectacular as that. I'm going to be the NOAA Corps officer at the Fagatele Bay National Marine Sanctuary: http://fagatelebay.noaa.gov/.
Judo works. I haven't gotten to focus on it in a while- the only judo here in Gulf Coastal Mississippi that I can find is out of somebody's garage, I think. It's kind of skeezy.
Incidentally, I'll be in Texas for almost the whole month of June. I'll have enough time to go check out my judo instructor's new digs, and get the crap kicked out of me like old times. If anyone in the D/FW area wants to get together, let me know. I'm getting rusty teaching newbies here.
Posted On:5/13/2011 11:02am
Lima Lama was founded in that area, quality control on that art is at like 0, so no promises but it would at least be worth a look if a school is in your area.
pro nonsense self defense
Posted On:5/13/2011 11:06am
Style: FMA, dumbek, Indian clubs
Isn't limalama from American Samoa? Maybe they've got t3h r34l limalama there.
EDIT: damn, donorean beat me to it.
Posted On:5/13/2011 11:10am
Style: BJJ, Boxing
Off topic, sorry , but the surf there is awesome.
Posted On:5/13/2011 11:08pm
Style: Bartitsu&German Longsword
Muerteds, keep us posted as to what you get into when you get there. Sounds like you will have an interesting adventure.
My situation is similar to yours, I moved from Anchorage to a remote place, Pilot Point in Bristol Bay, so I had to start a Bartitsu program to get training partners. Plus I have to accept that I have to do a lot of solo training to stay in shape.
Posted On:5/14/2011 1:05am
Style: BJJ & MMA
Is there any Limalama that's worth training in? My general rule of thumb is that until I see someone use it to some success in professional MMA, it probably sucks. I would therefore stick with Judo if I were in that situation.
I'd love it if someone could correct me with regards to the effectiveness of Limalama, preferably with vids.
Anyway best of luck, Muerteds.
Posted On:5/14/2011 10:45am
My old instructor's fight team, competition highlights starts around 1:04
Posted On:5/14/2011 1:51pm
Which moves were from Limalama in that vid? Some of the spinning and jump-spin kicks? I didn't see any of the characteristic hula feints as shown by Tino in the 1970s vhs demo I saw of the art, my only reference point.
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