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  1. Mountie

    Mountie White Belt

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    Greetings all. New here, obviously. This is the part where I talk about myself, right?

    Martial arts background is pretty straightforward. Wasn't allowed to train as a kid, which sucked since I was the smallest/shyest guy in the class. Started training as soon as I left for university, but I had to switch styles a lot as I moved around. Spent 6 years in various striking styles, Tae Kwon Do, kickboxing, karate.

    I became a police officer in 2011, and as I got into real fights realize that I never strike anybody, I take them down and control them on the ground. The schools there had too many criminals in attendance, so I trained with other more experienced police officers. I finally transferred to a place where I could train again, I switched to Japanese Ju Jitsu. Been taking that for 2 1/2 years now, has served me very well. Very useful in a street situation.

    I'm here hoping to find a place where I can talk about martial arts where nobody has an agenda. My school is closing and I have to switch styles, and everyone I know who likes to talk about martial arts is trying to push me in a different direction. I'm especially disappointed, as I had finally stayed in one place long enough that I was within striking distance of that elusive black belt. My poor wife is dealing with a very grumpy husband.
     
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    Hello!
     
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    Hey Mountie, what's happening, I've been inactive in MT for,,,,too long, welcome and hope you find something you like and your boss can deal with! Happy wife = happy life
     
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    Welcome to MartialTalk, Mountie. :)
     
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    G'day,eh? What part of Canada are you from?
     
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    Ut oh another cop, hide the..

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    Good evening officer!
     
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