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  1. Bob Hubbard

    Bob Hubbard Retired

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    Welcome to the Martial Arts. A world of wonder and discovery awaits you. This forum is for all of us beginners, just starting out, looking for something new, or just curious.

    Please feel free to ask any questions you may have, regardless of how 'odd' it may seem. There are no 'stupid' questions, just those left unasked.

    Many of our members are experienced instructors who will be more than happy to help guide you on your journey. We believe that there is no one 'Best' art, just what is 'best for me'. Everyone is different, has different needs and abilities.

    Good luck in your Journey.
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  2. Flatlander

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    I'm not very far off from being a beginner. I've been at it for a couple of years. One of the things that I have learned on my martial path is that the road to learning and discovery is never ending, and different for everyone. People decide to start learning the arts for a multitude of different reasons. Here are some threads that I think can be useful to those of you just starting out. Check them out, there's a lot of good stuff in there.

    Why do beginners question their instructors?

    What do you wear on your first day?

    How long to Black Belt?

    A study on distance learning vs. dojo learning.

    The reasons why (people study). and another one here

    A great thread on one woman's journey, preparing for Black Belt.

    The ever important issue McDojo.

    Backyard study some great stories in there.

    Some stupid things others have done in training - everyone does'em

    What brought you into Martial Arts?

    This list is by no means complete, but it will give you some things to consider, and reveal some thoughts of others who have travelled down the path upon which you are embarking.

    Happy training!
     
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  3. matt.m

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    This is a great website. The forums are very informative.
     
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  4. thewhitemikevick

    thewhitemikevick Yellow Belt

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    I just wanted to say that this seems like a really great community, and I am looking forward to being a part of it. Thanks a lot for providing this! It's a big help, and I'm sure I'm going to enjoy it very much.
     
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  5. Carol

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    Glad you are with us Mike!

    It would be great if you could drop in the meet and greet section and introduce yourself. You have a fantastic background in the arts, it will be cool to get to know ya more.

    Welcome to Martial Talk!
     
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  6. Lazarus

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    I got interested with ninjutsu some time ago, but I really don't know how to start, we don't have any dojos around and I've heard that other kinda schools here don't teach much, but I believe that desire and knowledge are powerful tools, and with the internet it's easy to find most of all you need, but what should I start with?
     
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    One of the stickied threads in the Ninjutsu section has links to several websites that can help you find a dojo or training group. You might be surprised what's around you, but not advertised in the Yellow Pages.
     
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    well hello everyone im new to this too and i am a orange belt in bjj anyway that is my main art i take. i have been doing bjj for a year now and if any of yall are black belts then i want to know how effective bjj is in self defence because people say oh bjj sucks for self defence and i want to know the truth about what type of joint locks you can do in bjj for self defence
     
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  9. DavidMoreland

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    I simply wanted to say this looks like a really wonderful community, and I'm excited to being a part of it. Thanks a lot for supplying this! It is a major aid, and I am certain I am going to appreciate it very much.
     
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    Hi all

    I am also new and just joined the forum here.
     
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    I joined a couple of weeks ago
    It is brilliant.
    Loads of useful information everyone seems respectful and willing to give informative answers
    Thanks
     

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