What's crackin', everyone? I just registered and thought I'd introduce myself. My name is Billy and I'm 21. I've been in the martial arts for about 4-5 years now. My class is a little bit unorthodox in the aspect that everything is kept informal. But, somehow, my sensei has made it work and I enjoy the class immensely. We've delved into many styles including tae kwon do, aikido, kenpo, brazillian jiu jitsu, and many more, as well as weapons training with katanas, bows, knifes, guns, nunchakus, arnis sticks and many more.
My goals are to include martial arts into more of my daily life, which is why I've decided to pursue becoming a cop. My ideal job is to become a hand-to-hand combat trainer at an academy. If anyone knows more about this kind of stuff, please e-mail or pm me with more info.
different arts at different times, nowadays mostly dances with sticks
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Hi there. Thought to give 'real name talk', but saw that someone was faster than me, on some other thread ..
Formality, and informality, varies greatly depending on art; and there might be reasons either one, it's up to teachers/instructors/coaches ambitios and ideas about teaching and the essence of MA... One can't say that formality - or informality - would be bad thing an sich , right?
About LEOs and martial arts you might get good opinions and info from this forum, from those folks having such a jobs .. polices have perhaps different needs for things to train than what are seen in all-around -classes, and training might differ somehow.. There are many ways to integrate MAs as part of one's life: on first level, it starts to interact your daily schedule, your choices, values.. occasionally it can lead to profession, altough there is some thread elsewhere in this forum claiming that one, most likely, will not become rich by MAs ..
Thanks for the nice reply, Riku. I appreciate some of the info on LEO's. I believe I can make it work, but only time will tell, I guess. If you're interested in my progress, I'll try and keep you updated.
As for integrating MA into your life I believe that MA (at least it should) is already a part of your life once you make that first decision to join. It definetely is a way of life and I can't see myself without it and I can't possibly remember when I WAS without!