FMA in Newport, Rhode Island

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  1. Skubysnak

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    Hello,

    I'm moving to Newport, RI by the end of the year and was wondering if there are any FMA schools in the area. I think there is a Pekiti Tirsia school nearby, but was looking for more options.

    Thanks in advance...
     
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    I know there's stuff in Providence, but I'm not sure about Newport!
     
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    I remember seeing a Kuntao school in North Providence the last time I was up there. But that was a long time ago.
     
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    Thanks for the responses. Is Providence far from Newport, RI???
     
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    Its about a half hour...maybe a little longer when traffic is rough. Its a very small state - nothing in Rhode Island is far from Newport. :)
     
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    Nothing's far from anything in RI!
     
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    I'm from San Diego, so I know distance and traffic. Thanks for the hook up guys...
     
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    http://www.kuntaojiujitsu.com/

    This is the place I was thinking of. Understand this isn't a recommendation. I have no experience with the place aside from a couple of online chats with one of the teachers there. But you may want to check it out.


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    They did a demonstration during the Black Ships Festival this past weekend. There were several other martial arts demonstrations I watched as well. Look into your options and I hope you find the best fit for you.

    http://www.newportevents.com/Blackships/calendar.shtml
     
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    Geographically that is a true statement.

    Psychologically, well, you must understand your typical Rhode Islander has the mentality - "if it is more than a fifteen minute drive - it is too far away!"

    Also some other RI factoids regarding driving a motor vehicle, in Rhode Island the person making the left hand turn actually believes they have the right of way.

    Part B of that belief - is the infamous "Rhode Island Roadblock" - as a person entering the traffic flow while attempting to make a left turn does feel entitled to block any on-coming traffic (on his driver's side).
     
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    Very true. :)

    They also like to give directions by using local landmarks.......especially ones that no longer exist.



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    Absolutely. You keep going straight then you make a right where McGrath's store used to be -- we're down the road a half mile in the old Lombardi building. :D123
     

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