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  1. eggman is offline

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    New Shorin Ryu student..at 47

    Howdy,

    First post :) Recently my lovely Filippino wife and I enrolled in a local Karate school that teaches Shorin Ryu. I'm fat and out of shape, but have been making good progress at getting into shape in recent weeks with 4 days/week of cardio at the gym. Add two 90 minute lessons per week of Shorin Ryu to that routine and I'm already down 10 lbs.

    We're excited about learning such a seemingly practical style (high stances, more punching than kicking and a fair emphasis on Jiujitsu)
    and benefit from small classes with a high % of classmates who hold a Brown belt or higher. We're always paired off with at least a Brown belt, which accelerates our learning. It's a blast. Anyone else practice Shorin Ryu?
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    10/07/2011 5:12pm


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    At risk of getting an infraction, I've got to ask. Why mention your wifes ethnicity? Is it an issue? Are you proud? How is it relevant?

    Other than that, hi there, glad to see you're enjoying it.
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    Posted On:
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    Welcome to Bullshido, hope you get a lot out of training.
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    Posted On:
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    Well done, hope you enjoy it & good luck with your fitness goals!
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    Posted On:
    10/08/2011 9:34am


     Style: Muay Thai n00b

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    To jugger: It's strange but here you always phrase you're relationships as "Farang" ____ or "Thai" _____ as if you'd have one of each other something. It's so pervasive in the expat culture though, that if you don't say "My Thai gf/bf" no matter what the topic the next question is inevitably their race. It's something I do not enjoy or have gotten used to.

    To the Newbie: Welcome to Bullshido. Is there a website or more info on your dojo we can look at? I'd like to see what your school is like. And congrats on the weight loss! I know how hard it can be and how rewarding it is once you start loosing it, and 10 lb's is fantastic, way to go :)
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    10/08/2011 12:11pm


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    Mmm, "fat and out of shape" and yet he's bagged a "lovely Filipina wife".

    Well done sir. I salute you.

    *checks airline schedule*
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    Posted On:
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    Welcome to Bullshido, enjoy your training and I hope it's an activity that you both enjoy.

    At JuggerNoob, his wife's ethnicity has nothing to do with the thread content other than he mentions it, his prerogative however, there's no need to make an issue out of it.
    "To sin by silence when one should protest makes cowards out of men".

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    10/08/2011 12:47pm

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    Howdy,

    My school or Dojo (I believe that's the more accurate name) is called Northwest Louisiana Martial Arts academy. My Sensei is Jeremy Haas, who holds a 5th degree Black belt in Shorin Ryu. I like his enthusiasm.

    As for my lovely Philippino wife, I mentioned her ethnicity because of her love of all things fighting related, LOL. It seems that boxing and Martial arts in general are more popular in her country than here in the U.S., but I'm rambling I suppose.. She surely holds the edge in mental toughness. Now I'm off to the gym for a whopping 23 minutes of cardio. Thanks for all the supportive comments.
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    I was just curious, no harm intended. WorldWarCheese explained it. Rather interesting.
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    Posted On:
    10/08/2011 2:25pm


     Style: Muay Thai n00b

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    eggman, mind if I ask you what your starting weight was and where you're at now? How's your diet been? Any further plans for both your body and the martial arts after you get that 6-pack? ;)

    And I hope you don't mind but I'm taking the liberty of posting a link to your school's website here for other members, you should also consider making a review of the school later on the Dojo Review section, but make sure you understand the categories and criteria clearly before doing so (save you a lot of trouble).

    http://www.nwlamartialarts.com/home.html
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