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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    I've lived in the South Fla most of my life. You can find just about any school you want. Anything from Kendo to your generic kickboxing/grappling fusions.

    South Florida is a big place where exactly are you moving too? I know some great places in Davie, Hollywood, and a variety of places in Miami Dade county.

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    do "kung fu".

    "Wrestling is the Martial Art of America";
    "If you don't know how to wrestle you don't know how to fight, that's the prerequisite to fighting" David Tank Abbott
    "Training = pain." - I said that.

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    punctuation!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    .,?!

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    i am new here, this is my first post although i have read several threads over the last month or so.

    gypsyking, it sounds to me like maybe you should hit the weights and spend some time beating a heavy bag. raise your intimidation factor and you will have to worry a lot less about actually having to defend yourself.

    feel free to critize or ask any questions of the "new guy"


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    STFU NOOB!

    welcome to the forum, omg please don't tell me you look like your avatar


    "you should hit the weights"
    one of the best training methods possible

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    I personaly think that self defence and fighting arts have very little to do with eachother. Most of self defence is in living in a safe place, avoidance, danger assesment, and verbal communication skills.

    If you want to learn how to fight, it's a whole other story. What I would do, is go adound schools, and pick one you like most. And do not sign any long temr contracts, because as you get into fighting you may (or may not) see your priorities shifting in one direction or another.

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    er......

    Situational awareness and avoidance of potentially compromising situations are parts of self defense........and martial arts

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    No they're not. What neighbouthood you live in is beyond the scope of martial arts, but it's about 40% of self defence.

    Not assosciating with the wrong people is out of the scope of martial arts, and that's another 40%.

    Not going to rowdy bars and nighclubs is not a part of martial arts, bat that's proabably another 10% of self defence.

    Not being a fucking idiot and doing anything too stupid (e.g. flashing large ammounts of money, stopping in ATM's in seedy neightbourhoods, etc.) is another 5%.

    We're left with 5%, which is better handle by a license to carry than by the ability to execute a chain punch.

    I know I'm pulling these numbers out of my ass and exaggerating quite a bit. But the point stands. Martial arts has very very little relevance to defending oneself.

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    Heh, for all of that, I still anally invaded you.

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    And then you woke up.

    Fag.

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