Seeking Training Partner(s)student/teacher

Discussion in 'Disabled Martial Artists' started by Justicarius, Dec 23, 2013.

  1. Justicarius

    Justicarius New Member

    My martial arts base consists Korean Military Otokan, Judo/Yudo, wrestling, and Shure'Te Okinowan Karate. I hold a 2nd Degree Black Belt, and 2 2nd Kyu brownbelts. I am currently studying under a Guru trained to the master level by Angel Cabales, which consists of Cabales Serrada Escrima, the pacific rim island weapon fighting arts, wing chun, and Jeet Kune Do so far- jui jitsu and ground fighting will have to come later. I have recently moved from isometric resistance training to progressive resistance exercises using thera bands, a bowflex, and the nautilus machines at my YMCA.
    I have made decent progress training 2 days a week one on one with my Guru, but in order to really practice outside the dojo, I need to find an equally motivated partner who has a passion for learning, training and teaching the martial arts for life.
    Being since this is my first post on this forum, I would appreciate any and all feedback from the mods and vets. I live in Troy, Illinois, about 20 minutes from downtown St.Louis. JusticariusLegionarius

    "I must let go of who I am so that I can become the person I was always meant to be"
  2. Ero-Sennin

    Ero-Sennin Highly Skilled Peeper Supporter

    It's like Craigslist on MAP lately. :p:D
  3. Justicarius

    Justicarius New Member

    You will have to pardon me, because I have never participated in "Craigslist". I am just a retired/disabled Army Combat Medic(2nd Award)of 11 years who says exactly what I mean and I do what I say I am going to do. If you are offering constructive or helpful advice from one who has honor I would appreciate a straightforward response. If concepts like Honor, Humility, Courage, Service, Sacrifice, Duty,Charity or Righteousness are not held by you then I respectfully ask you to ignore the path I am presently on and go your own way. Thank you, Saludo.

    "In order to achieve I must give up what I am so that I can become the person I was always meant to be"
  4. Dean Winchester

    Dean Winchester Valued Member

    There's always something a little off, IMO, when people come on a forum and say "let's train".

    You are an unknown entity and so people will, rightfully, be cautious.

    Maybe get known around here a little more, tell us more about your training.
    Last edited: Jan 5, 2014
  5. Justicarius

    Justicarius New Member

    Dean, I appreciate the input and response. Since you are a Vet on this forum I will take your advice and try to understand why people might be distrustful or cautious. Have there been incidents where people were "scammed" or came to harm from contact with people using the forum for some nefarious agenda? I realize that is common on FaceBook, but my Guru said that this forum would be a good place to get advice on how best to train within my limitations. I will endeavor to respect the members of the forum and try to be of any help or resource myself.
    Right now my training in Cabales Serrada Escrima has been going quite well and my instructor has been pleased with my progress. At home, I use a tai chi type approach to practicing the techniques and their variations-as well as experimenting and intergreting them with my Judo and Otokan training. My Guru has also been teaching me open hand wing chun technique using the JKD training method as well as the Cabales Method, which has actually accelerated my learning curve.
    I have been watching, but have yet to download or practice the modified form of the style adapted to someone who uses a wheelchair or is in a sitting position. The next time I go to class he will teach me the modified techniques he already has experience teaching and I am very blessed that he is learning more on my behalf and that of future students he may accept.
    By the way, I have been in touch with someone who emailed me and is interested in training. I am looking forward to taking it to the next level by having a training partner, but as people get to know me perhaps someone in my area will be interested in attending classes with me and training outside of class 1 or more times a week.
    Once again, I appreciate the heads up.-JusticariusLegionarius-
  6. britishwarrior1

    britishwarrior1 New Member

    what are your thoughts on wheelchairmartial artists practicing wing chun? as im still a novice and interrested in another wing chunnists opinion?
  7. Dean Winchester

    Dean Winchester Valued Member

    Where are you studying Wing Chun?

    You and I are from the same locality, roughly, so I'm just being nosey. :)
  8. aaradia

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

    Hi there,:)

    What do you mean by a "Tai Chi approach" to practicing another style?

    Do you mean just moving slowly?

    Because to practice with a TCC approach, you need to use the principles of TCC.

    TCC moves slowly, but any style done slowly is not TCC.

    If you don't mean just moving slowly, I am curious about what you are doing and how it works.
  9. Tom bayley

    Tom bayley Valued Member

    Tai chi is a martial art like any other. Tai chi contains elements of all martial arts and all martial arts contain elements of Tai chi. By practising a martial art slowly one can experiment with experiencing the tie chi like elements of that art. If you include this as just one of your approaches to learning you can gain some valuable insights. Practising techniques slowly with an emphasis on understanding the principles of physics and anatomy that underlie them is a good way to gain insight into technique.

    I think going on the internet to appeal for a training partner is a natural and sensible thing. Different people are used to training in different ways. Some of these training habits are so ingrained that we are unaware that we have them. Working with people from different backgrounds is a vital part of any martial artists training because it exposes our implicit habits and assumptions and makes them explicit.

    I personally treat meeting up with a new training partner a bit like a first date. It is good to cautious when meeting up with a new training partner. I go along with the intention of finding out more about the person. I don't have an expectation of getting hot and sweaty on the first meeting. They might not trust me all the way on first meeting and i need to be sure they are not a bunny boiler. There are some weird people in martial arts.

    Some people however, like talking about martial arts more than doing them. I know what I want out of a training relationship. If the situation does not develop quickly into one were we cross hands on a consistent, mutually constructive basis, I move on.
    Last edited: Mar 16, 2014
  10. Thomas

    Thomas Combat Hapkido/Taekwondo

    Thanks for serving - I have a huge amount of respect for Combat Medics (especially one with a star on top of the badge) If you don't mind, can I ask where you earned them?

    By the way, MAP is usually pretty friendly but some people ask pretty pointed questions - you'll figure out who's who pretty quickly.

    I'm in NY but I do work with a disabled martial artist and have helped him earn his 2nd dan in Combat Hapkido. So, I'm a bit too far away to help directly, but would love to discuss any ideas or concerns or whatever...

    All the best! (AATW)
  11. Van Zandt

    Van Zandt Mr. High Kick

    *Looks at Ero's avatar*

    Yep. :p
  12. southernKarate

    southernKarate New Member

    It does help to have a training partner, when i moved i left to move up to derbyshire i lost the will to train, having a group to train with makes you more dedicated and it hard to hold the pad and hit it at the same time .
  13. kuntaoer

    kuntaoer Valued Member

    How close are you to Franklin or Marion.. I have a couple of acquaintances who teach eskrima and jkd in the area..

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