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    Took a while, but found what I was looking for

    Hey you guys I'm new to martial arts and kinda upset I never started it sooner. I come from an exercise science background and consider myself in good physical condition. One of my biggest complaints visiting a few schools (aikido, juijitsu, jkd, kung fu) was the lack of conditioning. That and some schools of the lack of practicality. I did end up settlinging on a Krav Maga school that I wasn't even remotely interested in at first. I know there's a few mixed emotions on Krav Maga, but of the schools the class seemed most practical and actually had individuals in shape. It was more aggressive and I felt best utalized my natural ability. I really wanted to get into kung fu and even aikido, but was a little dissapointed.

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    Before you settle check out Judo and maybe some kickboxing/boxing. It is hard to get more practical and no nonsense.

    Good luck and welcome to Bullshido.
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    I really wanted to do Judo, but the closest place was like 35min from me.

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    Where are you located ? We might be able to track something down for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jean Paula-Satire
    Never believe that the GOP and fellow bigots are completely unaware of the absurdity of their replies. They know that their remarks are frivolous, open to challenge. But they are amusing themselves, for it is their adversary who is obliged to use words responsibly, since he believes in words. The bigots and Republicans have the right to play. They even like to play with discourse for, by giving ridiculous reasons, they discredit the seriousness of their interlocutors. They delight in acting in bad faith, since they seek not to persuade by sound argument but to intimidate and disconcert. If you press them too closely, they will abruptly fall silent, loftily indicating by some phrase that the time for argument is past and that besides, they have already won

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    I'm in southern nh/ma border

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaseyRyback View Post
    I really wanted to do Judo, but the closest place was like 35min from me.
    Well, I don't know what your life is like, but a 35 minute drive for a quality martial arts school isn't all that bad. As others have said, the time you spend in the commute will more than make up for the time wasted at a sucky school closer to home. Just something to consider.

    Also, I don't know what the krav school is like. There are mixed feelings about KM on Bullshido, but IMO, it depends more on the school than anything. If it's meeting your expectations and goals and you're happy, and the school spars or has other alive training frequently, it's probably okay.

    That said, keep your ears and eyes open for other opportunities. It never hurts to crosstrain.

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