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    Feedback on local BJJ schools

    Hey there everyone. You may have seen from other threads that I've recently moved to the Phoenix area (NW Mesa specifically) and I'm about to start looking at schools. BJJ is on the list of arts I'm considering but there are so many schools in the area that it's tough to know where to start...
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    Looking at schools locally

    So, now that I know where I'll be living for a while and I expect I'll be able to get the vaccine soon I've been checking out schools on the Internet that are near-ish my new home. I haven't researched any of these very thoroughly yet, I'm just sort of trying to pair down my list to figure out...
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    An embarrassment of riches

    As you may have read in another post, I recently moved to the Phoenix area and I was thinking about what @dvcochran and a couple of other people were saying about only having 2-3 schools in their towns. I'm not ready to start with a new school yet, with covid at a peak and Arizona being one of...
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    Moving to Arizona

    Hey there everyone, I haven't posted much in a while as things have been a little crazy here. When I first joined the forum a couple of years ago I was thinking about moving to Phoenix but my business here picked up and I decided to stay put. Well... strangely, one pandemic later and all that...
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    Have you gotten useful advice from a doctor about martial arts training with an injury?

    WARNING: Wall of text ahead! I was reading yet another thread with someone asking whether their medical condition would prevent them from training in martial arts. And of course they got the usual nearly universal "talk to your doctor" responses. I admit I usually say something along these...
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    What are your favorite ways to improve mobility/range of motion?

    So, as I've said in a number of threads I've always been very inflexible. About the only time in my life when I might have been considered fairly flexible was the last couple of years I was training in Hapkido, after about 3 years of working on it on a daily basis and I was in my 20's back then...
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    Tai Chi book/video/blog recommendations?

    So, I started a Yang Tai Chi class a couple of months ago and I'm really enjoying it so far. I've tried tai chi a few times before and outside of my first class over 25 years ago this is the only time I've felt like I've found an instructor who's interested in teaching the whole art including...
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    How does your school structure the curriculum?

    This is a very long post, if you want to jump to the meat of my question just skip to below the break ****** I recently started taking Tai Chi at a community center nearby. So far, only a handful of classes in, I'm enjoying it and feel like I'm learning a lot faster than I have in previous...
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    MMA for self defense thought experiment

    If you read my posts, you'll see that overall I'm pretty positive about MMA training and techniques and when I criticize it's self defense application I'm usually talking about how to refine it's focus if your goal is self defense rather than competition, not a criticism of MMA as a good choice...
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    New to the forum, looking to get back in martial arts.

    Hello All! Ive been lurking for a bit and decided to join the forum. I like that the atmosphere seems to be friendly and constructive. Im looking to get back into martial arts after a long break. Im 47 now, havent studied anything in about 10 years and havent done more than dabbled since...
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