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12/15/11 11:40 AM
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Traveller2h
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I am 32 years old so a bit late to the game, but I'm interested in starting to train a martial art in London. My criteria for choosing a school are:

1. It has to be applicable to real life self-defense.

2. It should use live or close-to-live sparring. It seems to me it would be hard to learn to defend yourself without practicing defending yourself in training.

3. I'm interested primarily in learning a striking art.

4. I'm more interested in learning a traditional martial art than one of the newer MMA styles.

While I'm old to be starting out, I'm strong, fit and athletic. I've done a bit of wrestling and BJJ in the past but never really a striking art. I've thought about Kyokushin, Wing Chun, etc but would really appreciate any specific info you have on training in these styles or others in London. Thanks.
12/15/11 10:27 PM
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 Kyokushin would likely be your best bet. Wing chun is fun but from your post I don't think it would be your thing.
12/16/11 1:12 AM
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judo?
12/16/11 6:10 AM
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 ^Yes think of judo. just think that you are striking your opponent with the ground rather than your hands or feet.
12/21/11 2:31 PM
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 Budokwai

4 Gilston Road, London, SW10 9SL, United Kingdom
020 7370 1000

http://www.budokwai.co.uk/the_club/history

1/2/12 3:35 PM
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http://www.kalis-ilustrisimo.org/classes.html

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1/2/12 3:38 PM
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