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    going to start kickboxing

    I was questioning whether or not to stick with Enshin karate but my instructor went ahead and made that decision for me by disbanding the club. I am starting to checkout some local kickboxing on LI. Does anyone train here http://www.modernfightingarts.com? They do kickboxing and full contact escrima (bonus!). The place is run by Guro Andrew "Tattoo" Filardo if that means anything to anyone. I am going to check the place out tommorow night.

    Anyone have any other suggestions for striking on LI?

    I also tried to get to Ray Longo's as all I hear is good things about it but it is just too far with traffic.

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    Last time I checked them out they only did American Kickboxing, and only the instructors did full contact Escrima. I don't know if they do any free sparring in the escrima classes. If you go to check it out let me know if anything has changed.

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    check out Tony 'Bee' Bottone's kickboxing gym, i believe its on Long Island.
    http://www.ringoffirekickboxing.com/

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    Arbiter, were they at the Battle of Brooklyn? Also were there any other LI schools at the Battle of Brooklyn?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ojgsxr6
    Arbiter, were they at the Battle of Brooklyn? Also were there any other LI schools at the Battle of Brooklyn?
    i don't think so gixxer, i havent been to all the Battle of Brooklyn events but i don't recall seeing Tony 'Bee' or any LI teams there. And of the events that i've missed, i didnt see fighters from that or other LI gyms listed on the fight cards. They are more specialized in American Full Contact Rules, but i think they have fought under other rule sets with some success. They put out some good fighters, don't let the American rules thing put you off. I've seen Tony 'Bee' at some other NYC events other that the B.O.B. thing and they can represent. Definately worth checking out for kickboxing instruction.

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    I'm actually starting kickboxing/boxing classes there on monday, so I'll have to report back to you in a week or so.

    I've visited the gym a few times, and talked with some instructors and students. They have nothing but praises. It's really low profile, but good training. Ppl who want to train excel. Filardo has an impressive background, and from what I'm told the arnis background translates well into the boxing/kickboxing training. While talking with Filardo, I got the impression that he would be a pretty serious trainer. He wasn't trying to push or sell anything, which was refreshing. You should try it out one night. It's 20 bucks to attend a class, i think there are classes m/w/f /sa.

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    wow 20 bucks for 1 class >_<

    american kickboxing is for pansies. you need to man up and start hugging people while thrusting your hips into them!

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    Yeah, American Kickboxing is just a castrated version of Muay Thai, it's pathetic, really. Only a bit better than TKD.

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    Its alot better then TKD, they actually spar full contact, no?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Schattenfaust
    Yeah, American Kickboxing is just a castrated version of Muay Thai, it's pathetic, really. Only a bit better than TKD.
    STFU, noob.

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