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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    LOL maby I should find a co-ed class then LOL.
    But seriously, is co-ed an issue with martial arts?

    and does anyone know of, say, a good web page where i can find out the basics?

    What part of the country are you in? I could suggest a school in your area. BJJ Schools are still tough to find in some parts, so you might be stuck with learning just a standup art.

    By the way, that's interesting information there Iron Arahat. I wonder if those instructor programs accept anyone off the street without martial arts experience, or just people with a certian level or background in the Martial Arts.

    That's an eye opener. JKDChick's one of Vunak's students so hopefully she can fill us in a bit more on this.

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    Well I'm living in southern alberta right now (lethbridge actually). That's canada.

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    Well **** that makes it tough, I'll have to defer to Choke on this because he's a Canuck.

    I can recite the Canadian national anthem if that helps?

    This is all I can find:

    http://ju-jitsu.ca

    http://www.geocities.com/Pipeline/Valley/4510/shodan.html

    Probably not close to where you are.

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    Hmm, just look around, I've only been to Lethbridge a couple of times, so I'm not sure what's there. However AVOID Karate that doesn't involve full-contact sparring, in fact anything that doesn't involve full-contact sparring is a waste of your time.

    Find a place where they do full contact sparring and you should be fine. There should be a school in Lethbridge that does.

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    Co-ed grappling is cool...

    Been there done that, you up close and personal, but beware some chicks are mean. When I was still doing Judo I got a concussion from a Chick

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    I woudl say start with a stand up art Muay Thai sunds great. Kickboxing might be easier to find and makes you loose weight really fast. Then when you know stand up enough so that you can incorporate grappling then go find yourself a grappling art.

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    SORRY ABOUT ALL THESE QUESTIONS...JUST A FEW MORE
    :-)

    I looked around my home town (Lethbridge) and found a school that teaches brazilian ju-jitsu, mu thai/kickboxing, and something they called "mixed martial arts"

    They DO spar, and I'm told some of the people who go there are into tournaments and stuff, so it doesn't sound like a "McDojo" like the ones described here. The one thing that does strike me as somewhat odd is that there's a 'body shop' and health food store, and some sort of tanning salon or something right attached to the dojo. Does that sound fishy?
    THe place is called "Mein's martial arts". The only other dojos in my town (all 7 of em according to the phone book) teach only tai-kwan-do, and from reading the posts in this board, i don't wanna take that.
    I'm also a little overweight....okay I'll admit it. I've spent the last 4 years on my ass in front of a monitor while shoveling greasy food in my face. I'm about 200 lbs of flab. Should I even go into Martial Arts or am I gonna get my ass kicked?

    Anyway...does anyone know of a link to a really good INTRODUCTION TO MARTIAL ARTS web page? Like a FAQ or something? Somewhere that would answer all these questions and mroe?

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    If you found a place that teaches MT, BJJ, & MMA..I would check it out..

    I wouldn't assume that it's a cheesy place too quick based on health food store & tanning..check it out, see if you like it..If you don't find a place you enjoy, you won't want to go...

    <img src=icon_smile_blackeye.gif border=0 align=middle> Sam

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    Don't listen to these boobs about TKD. Try it out and see if you like it.

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    I think there is a Karate School next to a gym or something in Lethbridge as well.

    The health food and tannning is likely extra income to help keep the school open, or make his living.

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