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    Bay Area Chen (or other CMA with a minimum of nonsense)?

    There's a strong possibility I may find myself living in the California Bay Area by the end of the summer. This is great in many ways, upsetting in a few. One of the ways in which this is problematic is that it would be difficult to find the sort of Chen I like to do out there, and with a teacher with whom I have some rapport. (i.e., Right now I'm training with a guy who is sharp, martially oriented, and without airs -- no "sifu", no bowing, no uniforms of any sort or silks or belts or sashes or other horseshit).

    So, I'm open to general CMA suggestions, especially anything in the East Bay. Anyone out there know anybody good?

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    my sifu is teaching in san francisco now, i don't think there's a website yet. it's all hung ga based but he has experience with judo and shooto as well. he also teaches chi gung classes as well.

    if you want i will PM you contact info for him.
    "Face punches are an essential character building part of a martial art. You don't truly love your children unless you allow them to get punched in the face." - chi-conspiricy
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    BWAHAHHAHA, go train with Dr. Tzun Tzu.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Omega the Merciless
    BWAHAHHAHA, go train with Dr. Tzun Tzu.
    TEH WINNAH!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rivington
    There's a strong possibility I may find myself living in the California Bay Area by the end of the summer. This is great in many ways, upsetting in a few. One of the ways in which this is problematic is that it would be difficult to find the sort of Chen I like to do out there, and with a teacher with whom I have some rapport. (i.e., Right now I'm training with a guy who is sharp, martially oriented, and without airs -- no "sifu", no bowing, no uniforms of any sort or silks or belts or sashes or other horseshit).

    So, I'm open to general CMA suggestions, especially anything in the East Bay. Anyone out there know anybody good?
    That's supposed to be the Mecca for CMA in the united states, so I'd research tons of schools.

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    Thanks Ming, please do.


    Quote Originally Posted by Omega
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    He's too deadly to train with!

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    Go to EBM. It's got northern shaolin, internal arts and sanda, all taught by a guy that can fight. He teaches out of a church in Oakland.
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    Where abouts in the East Bay? There's a bunch of schools around here, it's just a matter of wading through them to find what you like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Omega the Merciless
    BWAHAHHAHA, go train with Dr. Tzun Tzu.
    I was waiting.

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    Lots of good stuff. What new2bjj said, there is White Dragon in SF, and there is also an Eight Immortals Drunken Fist guy in Oakland. I havent trained with them, but heard good things. Oakland Doce Pares for Escrima, the Guro knows Tai Chi as well. There are some bad ass Wing Chun guys in SF as well. I'm serious. Tough guy fighters. Oh, and the guy from Kung Fu Hustle, the gay tailor with the iron rings (Hung Gar) in Oakland now.

    Of course, there is also Muay Thai, boxing, and BJJ, but why waste youre time...
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