1. #1

    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Karate, w/ a side of judo

    A Lurker's First Post

    Hello everyone,

    I have been a lurker on here for about 3 years, off and on--I even created this account way back then--but I haven't ever really felt like posting anything. I figured I might as well at least give myself the one "gimme post" of introducing myself.

    I have been training for about 5.5 years now. I started in Shuri-Ryu karate with a heavy emphasis on strong basics and Kodokan judo that focused largely on newaza for about 2 years, then moved and focused on my judo at a dojo that focused more on competition for another 2 years while practicing my karate on my own before finding a good Shorin-Ryu karate dojo, where I currently train. I have trained a little with some people of different arts and worked a few techniques from different arts, including some weapons work, but Okinawan karate and judo are my base.

    And, to answer a few of the inevitable McDojo questions:

    • Yes, we spar with contact
    • Yes, our sparring includes grappling
    • Yes, I've been injured and dropped in sparring
    • Yes, we work our techniques against resisting opponents
    • Yes, we work some pressure points
    • No, we don't work magic dim mak/no-touch-knockout BS
    • No, we don't work "anti-grappling" BS
    • No, my instructor isn't a 12th-degree-dai-soke-grandmaster who learned from a mysterious Asian man no one has heard of
    • No, I didn't sign a contract to train--but I did sign a liability waiver
    • No, I don't think that one martial art is the be-all-end-all of self defense or combat sports

    Nice to meet you :P

  2. #2

    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Puerto Rico
    Welcome to Bullshido,

    Thats a long time lurking lol.

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Denver, Colorado
    mostly BJJ with some Judo


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