View Full Version : Obligatory Intro

12/19/2008 3:21am,
So I've been lurking here for quite some time and do have a few posts here and there. I figure it's time for an official introduction. I'm 29 and live in Northern California.

I've been training in the martial arts for about 10 years. Pretty much all of that time has been in Isshinryu Karate. That probably doesn't tell people much since I have seen Isshinryu dojo's run the gamut from really bad and really soft all the way to pretty hardcore.

For the past 2 years I was lucky enough to be able to make a comfortable living teaching full time for a large school. Teaching kids and adults six classes a day is wonderful way to stay fit to say the least. Next month I will be teaching karate classes in Sac for Parks and Rec.

I've competed in my fair share of karate competitions: no-contact, light point-sparring, medium contact continuous fighting, and full-contact knockdown. I hope to try out some full contact kick boxing sometime soon as well. I'm no world champion, but we do train hard.

I have a few training partners that I get together with outside of classes as well from various disciplines (One of them is here: E-Van you scoundrel are you ready for the GSKA? I don't know if we can handle their elite skillz). I hope to soon expand my experiences into BJJ or Judo at some point.

12/19/2008 3:22am,
Welcome to the Bullshido Forums Zorbal... Make sure you review your dojo (http://www.bullshido.net/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=83) and add it to your user control panel so you can get the http://www.bullshido.net/images/dojoreview1.gif icon in your user info bar in your posts.

12/19/2008 4:38am,
Make sure you review your dojo (http://www.bullshido.net/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=83)

I'm not so sure it would be fair to review the dojo that I train at since I still actively teach there would it? I definitely don't think it would be fair to review my own dojo in Sac! I just might accidentally give myself all 10's or something. :) I'll let one of my students there do that.

12/19/2008 4:42am,
Welcome aboard!

12/20/2008 2:54pm,
Wow, looks like you have been lurking for a loong time!