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DarthPenguin
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Joined: 03 Dec 2021
Posts: 316
Location: Glasgow, Scotland
Styles: Shotokan, Judo, BJJ

PostPosted: Fri Dec 03, 2021 9:04 am    Post subject: Hi Everyone Reply with quote

Hi everyone, new to forum here but it looks like an interesting place. Discovered it when looking up some info on karate.

Myself i am in my early 40s and recently started back at Shotokan with my young son and at Judo. I had originally trained in Shotokan when i was a junior (only got to 3rd Kyu) but have started again to take my son.

Have decided to start the grades again from the beginning as i wanted to learn properly. Also train in bjj, and have done for several years, though not had enough time for quite a while to give it proper attention (hopefully will manage to get back to it in a couple of years when the kids are older).

Nice to (virtually) meet everyone
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sensei8
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Joined: 23 Feb 2008
Posts: 15923
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Styles: Shindokan Saitou-ryu [Shuri-te/Okinawa-te based]

PostPosted: Fri Dec 03, 2021 9:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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

Welcome back on your continued MA journey as well as your son joining you on his own MA journey. You seem well rounded with your MA background across the board. I look forward to your many contributions here.



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DarthPenguin
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Joined: 03 Dec 2021
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Location: Glasgow, Scotland
Styles: Shotokan, Judo, BJJ

PostPosted: Fri Dec 03, 2021 9:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

sensei8 wrote:
Welcome to KF, DarthPenguin; glad that you're here!!

Welcome back on your continued MA journey as well as your son joining you on his own MA journey. You seem well rounded with your MA background across the board. I look forward to your many contributions here.




Thanks

One of the benefits to being reasonably well rounded is i know how much i am lacking in plenty of areas!

I've always tried to use that as a prompt in my prior training and actively sought out areas i believed i was weak in and tried to study them (going from totally incompetent to mildly so is an improvement!) . Everyone has arts they are more naturally suited to so i thought it made sense to learn the weaker ones (i always thought my kicks were a weekpoint so i spent several years training in a tkd offshoot style etc)
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Zaine
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Joined: 31 Aug 2005
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Location: Dallas, TX
Styles: Matsumura-Seito, Shobayashi-Ryu, Shudokan, Long Fist, American Street Karate, Southern Mantis, HEMA

PostPosted: Fri Dec 03, 2021 11:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome to KF! It's great to have you!
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DarthPenguin
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Location: Glasgow, Scotland
Styles: Shotokan, Judo, BJJ

PostPosted: Fri Dec 03, 2021 11:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Zaine wrote:
Welcome to KF! It's great to have you!


Thanks
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 03, 2021 5:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello and welcome, DarthPenguin.

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Wastelander
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Joined: 18 Oct 2010
Posts: 2646
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Styles: Shorin-Ryu, Shuri-Ryu, Judo, KishimotoDi

PostPosted: Mon Dec 06, 2021 12:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome to the forum!
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Joined: 31 Mar 2006
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 09, 2021 2:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome, DarthPenguin!
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DarthPenguin
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Styles: Shotokan, Judo, BJJ

PostPosted: Fri Dec 17, 2021 3:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Patrick wrote:
Hello and welcome, DarthPenguin.

Patrick


Thanks (and apologies for the tardy reply!)
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DarthPenguin
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Location: Glasgow, Scotland
Styles: Shotokan, Judo, BJJ

PostPosted: Fri Dec 17, 2021 3:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wastelander wrote:
Welcome to the forum!


Thanks (and as above apologies for the tardy response!)
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