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About Dork Angel
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Jujitsu Aikido Bodycombat
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IT analyst in NI Civil Service and freelance fitness instructor.
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Started training in Jujitsu under Davy Gracy (no relation to the brazilian ones) in 1988 (our club was one of the ones that split from WJJF over their politics. Our instructor explained it all to us but I didn't really pay attention). Black-belt in 1994. Two year wait for second dan and a lack of interest in the techniques (too many weapon katas) led me to try other things. Wing Chun - liked the trapping and simultaneous block+strikes. Found the stance too static and immobile. Tried Aikido for a year and graded to Orange Belt. Liked their kata as it contained all the footwork of their syllabus (as opposed to ours which just demonstrated different blocks). Missed the physical contact of Jujitsu. Trained in Kick-boxing but just for fitness not in ring fighting. Missed the throws and grappling. Refocused on Jujitsu becoming an instructor. Introduced pad-work and more fitness training to my Jujitsu class. Watched UFC and thought that's more of what we should be doing. Started introducing sparring and more live training. Club closed when building we were training in was condemned and we couldn't find alternative affordable premises (we ran the club to cover expenses, not profit). Went into Fitness teaching a pad-work class then becoming a Body-combat and Body-pump instructor. Couldn't risk an injury and stopped MA training bar bag and pad work.
Float like a butterfly and sting like a wasp.
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