Hello from Utah

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  1. bwindussa

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    Good Morning,

    My name is Brad. I just discovered this excellent forum a few days ago and wanted to say hello. Here's a little bit about myself;

    Born and raised in Utah. I've travelled around the western US a bit but I regret I haven't seen more of the world first hand.

    I began training in a Togakure style back in the late 1980's, but somewhere around 1996 I had a terrible knee injury that put me on a 'perma-gimp' status until earlier this year when I had a total knee replacement. On that note, if I had known these replacements would help this much I would have done it ten years ago. It's amazing, sometimes I go a whole week and then realize I haven't fallen down once!

    Sorry, I digress a lot. With the success of my surgery I have been feeling strongly the need to dump this fat I've accumulated and return to actively controlling my life. I'm currently seeking a place to train and will lose my 120 (wow, that much???) extra pounds in the next year and become a better husband, father, and me.

    Wish me luck, I need all that I can get.

    And a huge thank you to everyone here for all the positive attitude and energy I feel. this is a good place.

    take care,
    Brad

    ps, sorry for typing mistakes, I learned ona manual typewriter in the 1970's :)
     
  2. Chris Parker

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    Hi Brad,

    Welcome aboard! Best of luck with your knee and future training! So you know, though, the Togakure Ryu name hasn't been used for a long time, so be on the lookout for Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu, Genbukan Ninpo (or Kokusai Jujutsu Renmei/KJJR), or Jinenkan Jissen Kobudo if you are wanting to get back into that training. There are also a number of legit branch-off organisations (one of which I am a member of), but you're safer looking for one of the big three, at least to begin with.
     
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    Hi Brad, Welcome to Martial Talk! :)
     
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    Hello Brad, welcome to MT :)
     
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    Hey, Welcome to MT! Enjoy
     
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    Welcome and good luck on acheiving your goals. they are quite worthy :)
     
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    Greetings Brad and Welcome to MT....
     
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    Hello Brad, welcome to MT
     
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    Hello Brad! I'm a Utahn here welcoming you to MT! :wavey:

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    Welcome to MartialTalk! How's everything in Utah? Surviving the cold so far?
     
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    Welcome to MT, Good luck with your training, hopefully you can tailor the training to suit your needs.123
     

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