well then I’m in luck, there are quite a few dans where I live. There’s about 3 or 4 different schools around here which all use the same locations, and several principles to choose from. More experienced martial artists from different disciplines don’t mind teaching what they know to the new guys, like myself.
The principles I know of that are around here:
karate (I think)
Kickboxing/thaiboxing (well, used to be, I think that gym was closed recently)
kick and box (some “for the masses” dancy fancy weakened kickbox thingy)
unfortunately, aside from the fact that I haven’t the time to follow all of them, some of these are being taught at the same time, some even only once or twice a month. So you have to compromise in your choice…
Not really much else of interest around here though, most girls look like cows or have an massive ego, both like to try and make you feel like shit, most of them lack discipline or character, (people with some more discipline tend to migrate elsewhere). People like to gossip endlessly about one another. Everyone knows what everyone’s been doing… and I travel several hours a day just to get home from work, I get home, eat, grab my gear, go sport, get home, chill 15 mins, sleep…
If I ever move out of the country, this variety of martial arts is something I’m really going to miss.
I’ve been hearing good things about Vancouver though…