Greetings from South Carolina, USA

Old Happy Tiger

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Hello,

I'm happy to be here.... I hope I'm not rambling on too much.

My past martial arts experience is in Kempo Karate back in the 80's (purple belt) which was a combination of Villari and Mitose origins, Yang Tai Chi Chuan (TaiJiQuan) from two lineages Cheng Man-Ching and also Yang Cheng Fu and a little bit of Aikikai Aikido (5th kyu). The longest studying and training that I had was in Kempo but I have a great respect still for each of these martial arts that I was trained in.

I have some physical limitations and I really need to lose weight so I'm getting back into martial arts as that is the only thing that will keep my focus going forward.I am looking around my area for a school (dojo / kwoon) to join (checking each out after the virus situation has lifted). I want to try a different style that I have not tried before that I can do with my current limitations. So far, I have the following interest in these:

Jeet Kune Do
Ryu-Te
Shotokan
Krav Maga

I think the Jeet Kune Do is my top choice as it seems to fit my physical needs to best, but I'm going to look at all of them again after the virus pandemic is lifted. I look forward to checking out the forums here. Thank You.
 

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Just an FYI, villari was a 3rd (or 4th) generation student of Mitose (I believe mitose-chow-cerio-villari). His style certainly is a mixture, but not of mitose and villari. But that's just me being nitpickey-welcome to the site, and good luck with your journey!
 

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Welcome to MartialTalk, neighbor! Whereabouts in South Carolina are you? I grew up in Spartanburg, and now live just across the border in Hendersonville, NC.

Rambling is a rank requirement here. :D
 
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Just an FYI, villari was a 3rd (or 4th) generation student of Mitose (I believe mitose-chow-cerio-villari). His style certainly is a mixture, but not of mitose and villari. But that's just me being nitpickey-welcome to the site, and good luck with your journey!

Thank You... Villari was a student of Nick Cerio.
Nick Cerio was a student of William (Kwai Sun) Chow "senor student", William Chun, And also a student of Ed Parker.
Ed Parker learned Kenpo from William Chow, and William Chow learned Kenpo from James Mitose.

You are correct that Fred Villari combined elements from Mitose kenpo and added more Chinese elements to it. Thet "base" of stances in Villari's kenpo is more inline to Mitose's.
 
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Welcome to MartialTalk, neighbor! Whereabouts in South Carolina are you? I grew up in Spartanburg, and now live just across the border in Hendersonville, NC.

Rambling is a rank requirement here. :D

Hey Thanks, I hope you are doing well upstate. I'm right close to Columbia.
 
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