Hello All.

Discussion in 'General Martial Arts Discussion' started by Hazzard, Feb 6, 2017.

  1. Hazzard

    Hazzard New Member

    I'm a 46 year old guy from Western Canada, that didn't start martial Arts until 4 years ago. I've dabbled in a bunch of things, trying to find what I think is the "right path" for me to follow. I started at a WMA sword class, looking to find something physical to do, that I would go back to. Going to a gym and picking things up and putting down, or paying someone to tell me to do pushups never appealed to me. 4 years later, and 70 pounds lighter, I've gone to "Modern Combatitives/Self Defence," and have tried some Judo, Iaido, Systema, Aikido, FMA, KAPAP, and Martial Blade Concepts, and now am taking baby steps into JKD.

    I wind up doing a lot of solo practice, and figuring out stuff on my own. I'm certainly no expert in anything, just a guy trying to be better.
  2. Hannibal

    Hannibal Cry HAVOC and let slip the Dogs of War!!! Supporter

    Welcome Hazzard :)
  3. Mitch

    Mitch Lord Mitch of MAP Admin

    Welcome aboard :)
  4. Pretty In Pink

    Pretty In Pink Moved on MAP 2017 Gold Award

    Welcome to MAP :)
  5. Dan93

    Dan93 Valued Member

    Welcome to MAP!
  6. aikiMac

    aikiMac aikido + boxing = very good Moderator Supporter

    LOL, I think you'll find that a lot of us followed a similar path! :D
    And there are several knowledgeable escrima and JKD'ers on MAP.
  7. Frodocious

    Frodocious She who MUST be obeyed! Moderator Supporter

    Welcome to MAP! :)
  8. Marku85

    Marku85 This is the Way

    Welcome to map!
  9. Thomas

    Thomas Combat Hapkido/Taekwondo

  10. Aegis

    Aegis River Guardian Admin Supporter


    Did you stick with the WMA? If so, which arts did you study?
  11. Hannibal

    Hannibal Cry HAVOC and let slip the Dogs of War!!! Supporter

    Full disclosure....

    Hazzard is a new found friend of mine who recently started training with me on Fridays

    He trained - and continues to do so - at The Forge here in Calgary, which is also home to Langenschwert :)

  12. Simon

    Simon Administrator Admin Supporter MAP 2017 Koyo Award

    Then he is in good hands.

    Welcome aboard, Hazzard.
  13. aaradia

    aaradia Choy Li Fut and Yang Tai Chi Chuan Student Moderator Supporter

  14. Aegis

    Aegis River Guardian Admin Supporter

  15. Giovanni

    Giovanni Well-Known Member Supporter

    welcome to map
  16. Hazzard

    Hazzard New Member

    I did German Longsword and Messer for 3 years. Our club still trains it, but I decided to move on to things that were a little more "practical." I didn't see that I was ever going to get into a sword fight in the street. (Dammit.)

    That, and our club turned towards being more competitive in tournaments, rather than the martial arts, so it became a bit like "sword tag."
  17. kandi

    kandi Valued Member

    Well done on the massive weight loss :) Kudos!

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