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andym
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 06, 2013 7:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are you in US or in GB ? I ask as the Isshin in the US, is of Okinawan origin : Kata and Bunkai based training, along with Kobudo. Here in GB, it's a free style sports system, developed by 'Ticky' Donovan, more free sparring based. Both have good reputations though. They styles within the art of Karate. TKD is an art, like Karate, sub-divided in organisations and styles. Sorry to seem negative, but TKD has the largest disparity of quality within an art that I have come across. Some are brilliant within a style and some - within that same style - are very poor. So you need to look at the TKD schools on an individual basis. I've found this to the case, both here in GB, and on my visits to the US.

Sorry forgot to add, welcome to the forum.
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Matt123
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 09, 2013 1:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No, they actually don't do any sparring there at all. I have also looked into a krav maga gym nearby. I am really considering giving the isshin ryu a shot over all the other though. Any thoughts?
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Styles: BJJ, MMA, Gongkwon Yusul

PostPosted: Mon Dec 09, 2013 4:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No sparring is a bad idea. It's not a sure sign of a bad school, but it's pretty close.

Krav maga is brutal, If pure adrenaline is your idea of a good time, it's definitely worth training in even if it's just for the ability to cope with fear and utilise agression. make sure you get a good school though, there are plenty of schools that would make israeli soldiers cringe.
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sensei8
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Joined: 23 Feb 2008
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Location: Houston, TX
Styles: Shindokan Saitou-ryu [Shuri-te/Okinawa-te based]

PostPosted: Thu Dec 12, 2013 4:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Matt123 wrote:
No, they actually don't do any sparring there at all. I have also looked into a krav maga gym nearby. I am really considering giving the isshin ryu a shot over all the other though. Any thoughts?

Ouch!! SPAR!! SPAR!! SPAR!! SPAR!! SPAR!! SPAR!! SPAR!!...I think you get the idea.


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Matt123
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 14, 2013 9:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the advice guys.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 14, 2013 1:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Matt123 wrote:
Thanks for the advice guys.

You're very welcome!! Let us know how things go, please.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 11, 2014 2:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Still have not joined anywhere. My lower back has a lot of issues and goes out suddenly and now more and more often. This is what is keeping me from signing a year long commitment. Does anyone here have back issues and if so is there any advice on staying healthy? This is a very annoying issue to keep running into. Thanks.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 11, 2014 8:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Matt123 wrote:
Still have not joined anywhere. My lower back has a lot of issues and goes out suddenly and now more and more often. This is what is keeping me from signing a year long commitment. Does anyone here have back issues and if so is there any advice on staying healthy? This is a very annoying issue to keep running into. Thanks.

Stretch!!



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 11, 2014 9:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

To be completely honest I stretch every day. I do have 2 herniated discs and I don't know if the stretching will overcome this. Its very frustrating to feel great and want to start, then I pick up my daughter and bamm, on one knee.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 11, 2014 9:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What has your doctor directed you to do?? His/her advice is above all, especially mine!!


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