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Steppenwolf
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2022 11:51 am    Post subject: Hoping to learn self defense near NYS' Capital District Reply with quote

Hi,

I'm looking into martial arts schools, and am particularly interested in something that is predominantly self-defense focused. Not looking for concussions or movements without practical use. I should add that I really enjoy doing kata, particularly outdoors, so any style with something like forms would be cool, too. Any ideas?

Thanks for any suggestions!
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Zaine
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Location: Dallas, TX
Styles: Matsumura-Seito, Shobayashi-Ryu, Shudokan, Long Fist, American Street Karate, Southern Mantis, HEMA

PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2022 12:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's a Shoshin Karate school in Albany that looks pretty good.
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bushido_man96
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2022 5:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Your best bet will be to go check out schools on an individual basis, speak with instructors, and see which one offers you the closest thing that you're looking for.
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Steppenwolf
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2022 8:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you both for the advice! After a good bit of searching around, I found a Uechi Ryu school a bit of a distance from here. Gonna check it out in early September.
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Zaine
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2022 10:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's awesome! Uechi-Ryu is a lot of fun! (In all fairness, I should warn you that I would probably say this about most, if not all, styles).

I have a buddy who does Uechi-Ryu and he loves it. Make sure to update us after you start! We would love to hear about your experiences.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2022 7:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Zaine wrote:
That's awesome! Uechi-Ryu is a lot of fun! (In all fairness, I should warn you that I would probably say this about most, if not all, styles).

I have a buddy who does Uechi-Ryu and he loves it. Make sure to update us after you start! We would love to hear about your experiences.
I second this! We look forward to hearing from you!
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