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3/08/2006 12:27am,
okay, i've done several things. i'm a stand-up fighter for the most part. its what i like and enjoy. yes, i need to learn grappling, but i'm saving that for later. things i've studied: TKD, Korean Karate, bits and pieces of JKD, bits and pieces of various weaponry.

things to realize: yes, currently i'm a new SD student (the same school TaeboMaster and them went to spar). yes, i know the Do on the end is ridiculous. yes, the people are extremely varied in their skill level, from really terrible to pretty fantastic. please don't bring any of that up.

the question: i'm looking for something that trains strong and for purposeful application in (mostly) stand-up combat. i live in north austin. i'm looking for fast, strong movements. i'm a small guy, about 5'7", 150-160 depending on what i've eaten that week. i'm very quick, and when i train hard fairly strong (i've been out of the loop awile during college/moving/job search/etc.). any ideas will help. styles, locations, etc. i've been looking around for something on these boards, but haven't been able to find anything.

please don't start an SD flame war, i don't really care, i've read plenty. i am looking for a strong school, a strong teacher, and most importantly strong instruction where moves count and you don't move up until you actually have it right and can perform up to par with where you need to be.

thanks for reading, hope to hear good stuff. :)


3/08/2006 12:33am,
if you want to fight standing up I think Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is your best option.

3/08/2006 12:59am,
if you know of/find a school that seems good, let me know. i haven't explored kajukenbo myself so i'm not quite sure what i should be looking for. :P

Poop Loops
3/08/2006 1:07am,
If you're only 150lbs, a throwing art such as Judo is actually your best bet for SD.

But, if you're really that homophobic, then try Muay Thai.

3/08/2006 1:12am,
If you're only 150lbs, a throwing art such as Judo is actually your best bet for SD.

But, if you're really that homophobic, then try Muay Thai.
I thought the SD was for Shaolin Do?

3/08/2006 1:18am,
thanks for the suggestions so far everyone.

as an added note: i'm not looking for anything watered-down. i'm looking for difficult. i'm all for strong contact sparring, workouts that will kick me in the nuts when they need to, and all that fun stuff. :eusa_ange

Poop Loops
3/08/2006 1:19am,
I thought the SD was for Shaolin Do?


3/08/2006 1:20am,
also as and added note: ya'll guys are awesome, 5 styles and links to help me find one of them. kudos to all, but its late and i have to sleep now. look forward to more posts about this! :)

3/08/2006 6:23pm,
*sad* no more posts on this subject. thanks for all the help i did get though. :)

3/08/2006 6:38pm,
Well man, in Austin you have Vandry BJJ up north, several kali and silat schools, there are quite a few judo places. I know there are some Muay Thai gyms. It really comes down to what you want. If TMA is your thing there is a Hung Gar school in the 183 and Lamar area. You have some options if SD isn't all you thought it might be.

3/08/2006 6:51pm,
I'm only familiar with the Bjj places in town so I thought you wouldn't be interested in my recommendations. Many of the guys ay my dojo crosstrain though, so I will ask them about standup type places this week.

Offhand, I know Richard Lord's boxing gym has a good reputation.

in Austin you have Vandry BJJ up north

Hey that's where I train. If you're interested in grappling, you'd be hard pressed to do better than Vandry Bjj here in Austin.

3/08/2006 7:13pm,
i'll check out Vandry, mainly b/c i'm going to have to start grappling at some point.

also, found a kajukenbo/mma/jkd/bjj place. dean goldade's the owner and main instructor. seemed pretty nice on the phone, i'm going to check out his place too. anyone know anything about him or his school?


Blooming lotus
3/08/2006 7:41pm,
Shaolin has some good stand up grappling skills.... there's a monk out your way someway but I keep hitting a virus here and can't find u the number. I think his name's Shi Yan Feng?? ... but then again I could also waaay off. It's probably worth having a look at and if you can ask about they offer in taichi and WC if anything, that'll probably support it aswell.

Blooming Lotus

It is Fake
3/09/2006 12:05am,
^^Ignore that post.

3/09/2006 1:24am,
Offhand, I know Richard Lord's boxing gym has a good reputation.

That Lord's place is making me hope and pray to a god I don't believe in that I get into UT Austin.

There's no boxing in Bloomington, Indiana. *cries self to sleep*

3/09/2006 4:02pm,
I know a guy who trains in the same system I do who lives in Marble Falls (near Austin). I don't think he has a school, but he built a dojo out behind his house on his land. I think he is 4th or 5th dan (been at it about 20-25 years).

This stuff in no sport. Don't get me wrong I like sports, I'm a football offical, but this is the old, classical stuff (older than Traditional Martial Artst). It is pre-Japanese (before 1850s) Okinawan. I can give you the guys name if you like.
You can get in touch with him and see if he will be willing to teach you.