How to Find Local Training Partners?

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  1. Volodya

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    Hi there, I am studying the IKCA Kenpo online curriculum and need a training partner. I just don't have time with work and three kids to commit to a dojo. Does anyone know of a portal where I might find martial artists in the Northern Virginia area who might want to get together and train? Doesn't have to be kenpo; in fact, would be interesting to practice with someone from another style. Thanks!
     
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  3. Kung Fu Wang

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    Local MMA gym.
     
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    this really, the easiest way to find ma, is to join a club, you dont have to attend regularly, in fact popping in to club once a month might be a good reality check on your progress. Make a few " friends"and,see if any one wants to meet up for a bit of practise
     
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    He said he can't comit to a dojo why would an Mma gym be any different
     
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    As a place to find someone willing to meet up to train. More likely (I'd expect) at an MMA gym than most TMA schools.
     
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    Yeah well the guys been learning kenpo online probably not the best idea to jump in with an Mma guy when he's not even done partner work before let alone sparring.
     
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    It would give him a chance to find out his limitations. MMA guys aren't necessarily going to eat him alive. If his training is only online, even a low-ranking Kempo partner isn't going to be much help unless they spend a lot of time working together (which he doesn't want to commit time to).
     
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    Honestly, getting to a dojo once a week will get you much further than you're likely to get working solely off online material. And your chances of finding a good training partner near your own level go up dramatically when you know people training at the same dojo.
     
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    hmmm go to FB and find ya a kenpoits from your city
     
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    How to Find Local Training Partners?

    You may try the following approaches.

    1. Go to a MA school. watch their class. At the end of their class, walk to a student,
    2. Go to a fitness gym. Pick up a body builder,
    3. Go to a beach. Find someone who trains MA on the beach,
    4. Knock on your next neighbor's door,
    5. Talk to your father, mother, brother, sister, wife, girlfriend, ...
    6. ...

    and ask if that person likes to be your training partner.
     
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    @Psilent Knight, what part of this were you disagreeing with?
     
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    @Psilent Knight, did you have a problem with this one, too? Something specific, or just felt like dropping some non-comments in the thread?
     

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