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Wamp
Yellow Belt
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Joined: 29 Oct 2020
Posts: 38
Location: Japan
Styles: Ashihara Karate, Marine Corps Martial Arts Program (MCMAP)

PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2020 3:25 pm    Post subject: Hello from Iwakuni, Japan Reply with quote

Hello everyone,

New guy here joining the forum. I stumbled across this site and thought I would join up for some good martial arts talk. I currently live in Japan and train in Ashihara Karate. Looking forward to chatting with you all.
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Location: Los Angeles, California

PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2020 6:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome to KF, Wamp! Glad to have you.

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sensei8
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Joined: 23 Feb 2008
Posts: 15148
Location: Houston, TX
Styles: Shindokan Saitou-ryu [Shuri-te/Okinawa-te based]

PostPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2020 12:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome to KF, Wamp; glad that you're here!!



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Fat Cobra
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Joined: 14 Jul 2018
Posts: 283
Location: Fort Drum, NY
Styles: Ryukyu Kempo

PostPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2020 7:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome, Wamp.

Karate no michi!
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bushido_man96
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Joined: 31 Mar 2006
Posts: 28545
Location: Hays, KS
Styles: Taekwondo, Combat Hapkido, Aikido, GRACIE

PostPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2020 12:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome to KF! I see you also list MCMAP in your styles. I'd love to hear about that, too!
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Wamp
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Joined: 29 Oct 2020
Posts: 38
Location: Japan
Styles: Ashihara Karate, Marine Corps Martial Arts Program (MCMAP)

PostPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2020 7:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In all honesty MCMAP is a good combatative MA. It is a good mix of standing, ground, and weapons training and the combat condition that goes along with it and is phenomenal for physical fitness. To achieve Black Belt one has to do night fighting as well. Lots of bayonet training. MCMAP also integrates warrior ethos and moral tie-ins into their lessons.

MCMAP does have its downsides though, once the Corps starting factoring in belt rankings in the promotion scoring criteria, earning a new belt became a check in the box to help achieve a new promotion.

Still a very good combative MA and you get out of it what you put in.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2020 6:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for sharing, Wamp!
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