My Experience Has Been Very Diverse.

For me this includes fighting systems outside of traditional oriental martial arts.

 

In school I was a wrestler and trained with that for nine years. My dad was boxer and taught me boxing at a very young age. During this time I had a year of judo because the coach thought it would make us better wrestlers. After I got out of school I studied Jiujutsu and muay thai. I trained with a good friend of mine that went on to become a very successful UFC champion. From there I trained formally in a dojo for the next 4 years where I learned Tang Soo Do and Hapkido, I also picked up the sword for weapons training. I have studies Chin Na at some length.

 

After that and as I got older I begin looking into Chinese internal arts and took Tai Chi up to advanced classes and a year worth of combat application. I also studied Qigong and continue to do both today.

 

My most recent is a combat system, Krav Maga where I teach up to brown belt level.

 

For me it’s been a lifelong pursuit.

 

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4 Responses Jul 2, 2008

thats a lot of different styles....respects for that that you can keep the techniques appart. Sometimes i notised techniques from the one seeps trough to the other style...sometimes not a bad thing, but its bad if your a purist...

Oh how lucky. I have been wishing for a master or at least a sparring partner to teach me. I have longed to pursue martial arts for many years now, but I live in a small village. In my village there is nothing that supports any kind of martial arts. I also have obligations to my family and my to education. Oh well, perhaps I can pursue my dream after I finish my education and get a good paying job. In the meantime, perhaps I can also train myself in any means possible. :) I too admire your dedication.

Something to be learned from them all.

I admire your dedication and especially how it hasn't got in the way of your openness to trying other kinds of martial arts. So often you find someone who really boxes themselves in.