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Trey Regular 49 posts
American Tykwondo Association? sumthing like that i think
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Bren Addict 123 posts
I can't say I know anything about US local Govt. but I imagine your City hall, Town hall, Mayors offices probably have websites. It's part of their job to encourage new businesses and commerce into their towns and to serve the taxpayer. If they're not doing that, they're not doing their job.

(Ok, I'll climb down off my soapbox now)

If your dad feels it might be too expensive to train at a dojo you might really then just go with what he can afford. As long as you're learning something and enjoying yourself it wont be time wasted.
I wish I'd taken up a martial art as a kid. I only got into jujitsu to keep fit 3 years ago at the age of 32 but I've been training 2-3 times a week since.:-)
Trey Regular 49 posts
i work on my basic punches and kicks daily, i love it but cant learn defence with no attacker...
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Bren Addict 123 posts
" might really like" I meant to say back there.

How about sparing practice your dad or a friend until you find a place to train. As long as you don't try to KO them. :-D
Trey Regular 49 posts
yeah... I can easily KO my 6'2" 250lb dad with basic ju jitsu..

lol
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sl Resident 855 posts
Especially if you learn yourself a nice Kata....:-p
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Trey Regular 49 posts
whats a kata? btw, 2 other problems, i weigh 70 lbs too much, and i have the flexibility of a square sheet of paper folded 6 times >.
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sl Resident 855 posts
A Kata is really a mystical pixie dance used to repel attackers.
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Trey Regular 49 posts
how do u know things like this???
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sl Resident 855 posts
Its not really a pixie dance i was taking the piss.....

Its a set routine of moves like kicks and blocks you have to do in most traditional martial arts, usually as part of a grading. I personally dont think they are useful but i could be wrong.

Know weve had this before but what do people honestly think about Katas?
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lance Regular 26 posts
I think katas are good for developing balance and coordination. Also, they're a good way to learn the proper mechanics of various blocks and punches. The same blocks and punches that are used, in a more fluid way, in the various techniques that we do.:-)
sl Resident 855 posts
so not mystical pixie dancing then?

;-)

I personally think the only way to learn a block is someone throwing a punch / kick etc at you and defending it appropriately.
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Trey Regular 49 posts
see thats my problem si, all i got is a matress to hit on... and it's only gonna scrape skin off my knuckles X.X
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sl Resident 855 posts
matress beater matress beater, dont you have a younger brother? Older one? Sister? Little Cousin?

Why cant you have proper lessons? Money? Location?
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Trey Regular 49 posts
Location. I can't even find a boxing place around here.... my sister is flabby and weak... no good for training.. all my cousins live 250 miles away...
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sl Resident 855 posts
where do you live?
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Trey Regular 49 posts
I live in Cairo.... Cairo Georgia.

*and yes i know there is a Cairo Egypt.*
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alski Regular 73 posts
buy a punch bag mate:-)
Bee Regular 33 posts
Shame its not cairo in Egypt. You could have bought a camel & hung it upside down. You could have 2 punchbags. Do those camels have one hump or two?:-))
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Trey Regular 49 posts
yeah i will buy a punchbag.... as soon as i get $200......

and they have 1 hump, Bee:-)
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