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southstarfist
10/20/2009 7:58am,
Hello all,

Been lurking on here for quite awhile and in a moment of extreme bordom (elicited by the horror of sitting in a freezing cold house with nothing but luke warm lemsip and internet porn for warmth) I though I might finally introduce myself.

My limited martial arts resume pretty much runs the gamut of craptastic training - transitioning as it does from the naive to the delusional.

Other than just over a month of kiddy tkd I started my training in a mcdojo Jujutsu school full of disinterested 11 year olds and adults of vastly disparate fighting ability which seemed totally without relationship to rank. stayed there till blue belt which clearly solidified in my mind my status as the physical manifestation of kenshiro from hokutonoken.

Took a LONG break after discovering the joys of a multitude of intoxicants and of course...the fairer sex.

Having ravaged myself in an Elvis-esque pageantry of sensory indulgence I felt the need to get back into training so started looking about... here's where it gets worse.
I stumbled blindly from wing chun (foom) to bujinkan (god help me) before settling on what actually seemed a pretty decent Hung Gar school even in retrospect (full contact sparring plus instructor had wrestling background and competed in ammy MMA with an at least face saving record of no wins no losses and two draws.) where I stayed for about 2.5 years.
Found this website around the same time and started checking out the matt thornton clips and reading around the forums. Long story short the more I read and the more the training shifted towards a form centric training methodology the less enthusiasm I had. I injured my back lifting and after I recovered I just never went back.

Having taken another year long hiatus I now train in BJJ with an SBG-UK student and JJJ at decent jujutsu school with places an emphasis on randori both standing and ground based.

I'm pretty happy with my current choices.

Back to lurking for me...



P.S. I haz da r34l _ing _un etc.:psyduck:

MMAMickey
10/20/2009 8:22am,
The bible should be filled with stories like these instead of that dumbass resurrection crap.. good post.

ignatzami
10/20/2009 10:33am,
.....Having ravaged myself in an Elvis-esque pageantry of sensory indulgence I felt the need to get back into training.....

That quote is 110% fucking WIN!

southstarfist
10/20/2009 12:43pm,
cheers lads,

Notice you guys are Brits. Maybe see you at one of the throwdowns in time.

BHatley
10/20/2009 8:36pm,
Hey fellow lurker.

Conde Koma
10/20/2009 11:13pm,
Wow, three years? Is there a record for longest time between signing up and posting?

Good to hear from you, contribute to the community!

southstarfist
10/21/2009 5:12am,
Wow, three years? Is there a record for longest time between signing up and posting?

Good to hear from you, contribute to the community!

Yeah quite a while!

I'm here to learn first and foremost. I'll be sure to contribute when I have something worth saying. Until then however my primary contribution to the forum will be keeping it free of my inane and clueless simpering for the good of all concerned haha.