New to martial arts. Looking for legit gyms in Louisville KY

zac358

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I was given advice by one of the admins on here to check over a gym to make sure the leader is legit. I was really interested in JKD but no one in Louisville teaches it that I can find. I was wondering if you are from Louisville Kentucky and you know of a legit gym and the leader of that gym is legit let me know the gym please. I'm a college student here but I want to learn martial arts. I'm hoping the gym can push me and allow me to work my butt off. I want to be really comitted to this and hopefully train several times a week. Thank you.
 

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My advice as far as looking for a JKD instructor is be extremely cautious!! JKD Instructors are everywhere, some legit, some not! Be sure to check out the Instructor before making any commitment.
 

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A lot of people who throw some various things together call what they do JKD, so I would be careful.
I teach Wing Tsun, which is the original art Bruce Lee learned before venturing off to start JKD.
I live in the Louisville area if interested.
 
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zac358

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I'm interested for sure. Where can I get info?
 
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zac358

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Sent the pm. Let me know if you got it. I'm still not sure how to check if they sent on here.
 

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Hey, guys... just as a general rule, we discourage a lot of "check your PM" type posts. Some information is most definitely most appropriately shared via PM, and we encourage you to use the feature -- that's why it's there! But threads of "Fred, check your PM" and "Harry, got your PM, sent one back to you" kind of defeat the purpose of a discussion forum, y'know?

Most members get a notice when a PM comes in, so you don't really need to tell them in the thread.

Good luck, and it sounds like maybe y'all have a training connection in the offing!
 
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zac358

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Yes I'm going to get some info from him. Sorry that was the first pm I've sent on a chat sight before so I was kind of confused by it. I've got it now though.
 

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Zac, I don't really know from JKD but there is some excellent Systema in Louisville. For what it's worth ... or not.

Oh ... and happy Thunder. :uhyeah:
 

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There are some other people on MT who are much more qualified to answer this than I am. But the grossly oversimplified version is that it's Russian. There's a strong emphasis on keeping one's body loose and relaxed and turning the opponent's body tension against them. It's highly improvisational with very little technique. There's a lot of Systema on Youtube, but here's one compilation to get you started:

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And with that, I'll defer to anyone else who can explain Systema better than I can. I never was very good at it. :eek:
 
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zac358

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It looks pretty cool. There are so many different styles here in Louisville it's hard to choose one.
 

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Elizabethtown may be a bit of a travel for you, but there is a solid Taekwondo school there under the direction of Grandmaster Robert Sheroan.

http://sheroantaekwondo.com/

He is very self-defense oriented.
 

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I know of another TKD teacher in Bardstown, but I'll have to look up his name after work if you're interested.
 
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