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  1. #101

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    Quote Originally Posted by Demon Eyes View Post
    No denying. There's a bunch of MMA/BJJ schools and teams. However, for every 1 I see of those styles, there are 10 TKD ones. Tampa has A LOT of MA schools. It's practically over saturated. Just check the link. It's dizzying how many there are per county.
    Wow, I was going to chime in with something akin to what RaycetpFL said, but for the hell of it, I ran a search and you're right. It's a crap load of Shang Tsung Foo schools out here! I'm in Brandon, and now that I think about it, I drive by the Royal Dragon Casino, oops, I mean Royal Dragon Martial Arts, everyday! I try to block it out, unless I'm attempting to mock my daughter into training harder by saying "If you don't want to keep it up, we can always go to Royal Dragon and do some HIGH KICKS! Hell, "Kick" is even in the phone number! (That's a fact)"

    But speaking strictly from the Martial Arts that we've decided to go with, there's Fabio Novales BJJ, KOH Muy Thai (Robbie Briere), Gracie Brandon (Rob Khan Black Belt Robbie Donofrio and his Gang of NOGI Merry Monsters), Gracie Fishhawk (Robbie's Brown Belt Josh Hayden, a beast in his own right), for kids there's Kozart's Wrestling Camps, and last but most definitely not least, for the masochist, there's Tampa Florida Judo.

    It's a ridiculous amount of good schools within ten miles of my exact address. So much that, yeah, I really do just look over the Taekwondo's and Kung Fu's of the world, which are right there on Hwy 60 en mass like you said. Funny thing about being around so many great grappling schools though, is that some instructors (cough!<The Brazilians>cough, cough!)don't allow drop ins from other schools due to competition, which in my opinion, harms the art overall.

  2. #102

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    martial arts in Pittsburgh, PA

    many TKD schools
    many Tang Soo Do schools
    several Okinawan Karate schools
    several boxing gyms
    3-4 MMA/NHB/Combat schools
    6 Eagle Claw Kung Fu/Tai Chi schools Ernest Rothrock's Kung Fu
    1 Hung Gar School
    1 Wah Lum Praying Mantis/ Tai Chi School
    1 Wing Chun Moy Yat School
    1 Five Animals school
    1 Northern Shaolin/Taji/Bagua school
    5-6 Poekoelan Tjiminde Schools
    1 Bukti Negara School
    3 Judo schools
    3-4 BJJ schools
    3 Muay Thai schools
    4 Aikido schools
    1 Kendo school
    2 Tong Bei Quan schools
    1 Baguazhang study group Ma Gui
    1 or 2 Kendo schools
    1 Kempo Ed Parker school
    1 JKD Concepts school
    2-3 Krav Maga schools
    3-4 Hapkido schools
    2-3 Escrima/Kali/ Arnis schools
    1 Liu Seong Kuntao school
    1 PRC Wushu school that also teaches Xingyi and Tai Chi
    1 Capoeria school
    1 Bujinkan school
    1 Western Fencing Club

    I would begin to say that roughly 15-2-% of the population here in pittsburgh
    take or have taken some form of martial art in Pittburgh. As you can see, we have
    variety here in Pittsburgh. More so than most places but not like NYC or LA.

    PittsKuntaoer

  3. #103

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    MC STOOGED!

    from about 11 years of age: Trained for 10 years in karate: Gokanryu (剛完流) aka 強姦流 the flow of rape
    Went to Japan in 2009 and stumbled into a local kyokushin dojo. proceeded to get my ass handed to me.
    Returning to australia, i quit the rape of karate and haven't touched my brown poo belt since... started kendo at a registered club under the Australian kendo renmei.
    2016, started training kyokushin at kimma.com.au
    dabbling in hokamas kobudo franchise... but I'm a little wary.
    also started iaido

  4. #104

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    Ballarat Australia


    Infinite MMA

    2 Muay Thai schools

    Karate- Kyukoshin, Goju-Ryu, Shorin-Ryu, Zenshin

    2 Taekwondo schools

    Judo

    2 Boxing/Kickboxing Gyms

    Aikido

    All purpose Gym with BJJ, Muay Thai, FMA, Boxing

  5. #105

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Your from the KC metro and I am too. Ever heard of Bushidokan? Its the style I am involved in.

  6. #106
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    Quote Originally Posted by joelc608 View Post
    Your from the KC metro and I am too. Ever heard of Bushidokan? Its the style I am involved in.
    It is Shotokan with a garden variety of add-ins. It is pretty much localized in your area by the Katzer family. I cannot find any fight record for any of them.

    Here come the red-flags for Steve Katzer:

    1. Rated number 1 by Karate Illustrated Magazine (number 1 in what??)
    2. 3 time national champion (in what? by what organization?)
    3. 8 time Missouri state champion (in what? by what organization?)
    4. 6 time Kansas state champion (in what? by what organization?)
    5. 3 time Oklahoma state champion (in what? by what organization?)
    6. 1 time Nebraska state champion (in what? by what organization?)

    Here are the red flags for Teresa Katzer:

    1. 2 time national champion (in what? by what organization?)
    2. Featured in Masters of Martial Arts Magazine (this was a pay-to-play advertising rag).
    3. Featured in Inside Karate Magazine (possibly pay-to-play, but I can't really say).
    4. First female to achieve black belt in Bushidokan (if my wife were the chief instructor, etc.)
    Last edited by slamdunc; 11/05/2016 4:53am at .


    Quote Originally Posted by Devil View Post
    You can not intellectualize your way to being a competent fighter.

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    I live in Tokyo. What martial arts do they do here? All of them. Seriously. Just about every martial art or fight sport you can imagine has at least a small group doing it somewhere around the greater Tokyo area.

  8. #108

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    Quote Originally Posted by joelc608 View Post
    Your from the KC metro and I am too. Ever heard of Bushidokan? Its the style I am involved in.
    I live just outside of the KC metro area(Olathe area). Who do you train Bushidokan with?

  9. #109

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    Quote Originally Posted by slamdunc View Post
    It is Shotokan with a garden variety of add-ins. It is pretty much localized in your area by the Katzer family. I cannot find any fight record for any of them.

    Here come the red-flags for Steve Katzer:

    1. Rated number 1 by Karate Illustrated Magazine (number 1 in what??)
    2. 3 time national champion (in what? by what organization?)
    3. 8 time Missouri state champion (in what? by what organization?)
    4. 6 time Kansas state champion (in what? by what organization?)
    5. 3 time Oklahoma state champion (in what? by what organization?)
    6. 1 time Nebraska state champion (in what? by what organization?)

    Here are the red flags for Teresa Katzer:

    1. 2 time national champion (in what? by what organization?)
    2. Featured in Masters of Martial Arts Magazine (this was a pay-to-play advertising rag).
    3. Featured in Inside Karate Magazine (possibly pay-to-play, but I can't really say).
    4. First female to achieve black belt in Bushidokan (if my wife were the chief instructor, etc.)

    Steve Katzer is just one of the instructors that teach Bushidokan in the area. You are spot on with it being localized to the KC metro area, since the founder of the style, Jim Harrison, created it here in the 1960's. They have done a ton of kickboxing in several organizations, and done pretty well(but mostly PKA before it died). In today's market, they tend to do point style tourneys and keep to themselves. Though I don't train in Bushidokan, I know many of the guys, due to training in close proximity to them and having kickboxed against a few of their guys.

  10. #110

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    london ontario here

    *London, Ontario
    *60% karate, 30% BJJ, 10%MMA Other,
    *Kobudo always interests me
    *5%

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