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    A little help please?

    I have exprrience in MMA and Shou Shu with a little southern style kung fu(keep in mind I have no real clue it was private ldssons). Would goju be a good supplemental because I know of no kyokushin dojos in louisville kentucky. I do have a goju dojo. They claim that they add other martial arts accordin to the guy I talked to which is by all rights not taken verbatum. I do have a chance to take a class and watch sparring . I like 6 day a week classes it helps with my ptsd from combat. What I don't wanna do it znd suddenly go this is horse **** because of what I have experience in. Does this make sense?


    I also understand it sounds like I am all over the place. My experience spans about 10 years this would be my first total complete system or art. So I am in uncharted waters. I like what I do and the knowledge I gain is primary but the ability to keep myself ready for any situation is a close close second. I like sparring hard. Loved MMA but it takes alot of money if you want the best training.

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    I havd to correct myself. It is an American Goju school with Shotokahn and American boxing included.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2socksNOshoes View Post
    I havd to correct myself. It is an American Goju school with Shotokahn and American boxing included.
    What the heck is "American Goju"? AFAIK there is the original style which is from Okinawa (Goju Ryu) and then a Japanese version (Goju Kai). You would probably find either of those maybe too traditional based on prior experience. Why not just join a boxing club?

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    From what info they have it's Okinawa in origin if that helps. See I never took a traditional style so if this is a good place then 60 bucks a month for classes any day of the week atleast will get me some sparring. I am not familiar with karate so tomorrows intro to the school will either have me goin hell yeah hard sparring and decide whether its worth it. I fo need some things to look out for though just to call bs on. Until recently upon my own research, I just learned that karate broke inyo styles so this is new. For example I can walk into a mma plce and tell whether or not its good

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    Quote Originally Posted by NeilG View Post
    What the heck is "American Goju"?
    Rebranding of EPAK, perhaps?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NeilG View Post
    What the heck is "American Goju"?
    Goju in a black gi?

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    Yes. I am trying to wrap my head around it I always research before I jump.

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    Not as far as a different system. For example Kali. I wouldn't be able to tell you what's good and what isn't. I have made this mistake before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2socksNOshoes View Post
    From what info they have it's Okinawa in origin if that helps. See I never took a traditional style so if this is a good place then 60 bucks a month for classes any day of the week atleast will get me some sparring. I am not familiar with karate so tomorrows intro to the school will either have me goin hell yeah hard sparring and decide whether its worth it. I fo need some things to look out for though just to call bs on. Until recently upon my own research, I just learned that karate broke inyo styles so this is new. For example I can walk into a mma plce and tell whether or not its good
    From what I've seen it's more Japanese than Okinawan in flavour / descent

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