The 6 Martial Art Styles I Know and Their History
One of my bosses I worked with at my undergraduate school got me into martial arts. He said that he thought I would like it. I started in 2002 in Boone, N.C., at the Blue Ridge Kung-fu Arnis Academy. I graduated from undergraduate school in 2005 and periodically after that I would attend classes, but working full-time took my time away from it.
I moved in 2007 to Roanoke, V.A., to attend graduate school. I had a few problems, which deterred me from starting graduate school until 2009 at Hollins University, where I studied Screenwriting. Upon completion of my thesis, an autobiography, I graduated in October 2018 with a M. F. A. in Screenwriting. I learned with screenwriting that you write what you know. So I write martial art screenplays.
In 2008, I began martial arts again at Lindamood’s Tae Kwon Do Academy, which is now called Lindamood’s Martial Art Center. I was attending classes on a regular basis until 2011. I’ve been going periodically ever since. I am struggling to get that probationary black belt, which is one away, in Tae Kwon Do (I lack the senior red belt), due to financial – and other – reasons. But if there is one thing I learned throughout my martial art career, DON’T GIVE UP! It’s going to take some time to get that 1st degree black belt, but I WILL get it.
So, here I am, wanting to help others who are in the same bout as I am. I know what it feels like.
All thanks to my boss….
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Sil-Lum Kung-Fu. Sil-Lum Kung-Fu training. 2002. Blue Ridge Kung-fu Arnis Academy, where it all started. Actually, it began at my job, where my boss suggested I go to this school and check it out, because he thought it would help me relieve stress. The 6 Martial Art Styles I Know and Their History.
Emperor’s Long Fist. Emperor’s Long Fist Training. My second form of martial arts I learned was Emperor’s Long Fist, which was taught under the instruction of Tuhon Rick Ward at the Blue Ridge Kung-fu Arnis Academy in Boone, N.C., while also training in Sil-lum Kung-fu. The 6 Martial Art Styles I Know and Their History.
Kali. Kali Training: I had the pleasure and opportunity to meet Tuhon Guadiosa Ruby at Blue Ridge Kung-fu Arnis Academy while training under Tuhon Rick Ward. The 6 Martial Art Styles I Know and Their History.
Tae Kwon Do. I started training in my 4th style of martial arts in October 2008, and I have had multiple hiatuses since then; twice for martial art injuries to my left foot, which now has 12 screws and 2 plates in it and which also has survived a fractured open toe that occurred while sparring during Fight Night in May of 2015. The 6 Martial Art Styles I Know and Their History.
Kickboxing. Kickboxing Training: During the training I had in Kickboxing, the highest belt I earned was the Orange Belt before the martial art program was cut from Lindamood’s Tae Kwon Do Academy, now known as Lindamood’s Martial Art Center, due to the decline of interest in the martial art style, the 5th style that I have learned. The 6 Martial Art Styles I Know and Their History.
Robson Moura Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Robson Moura Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Training: I started learning Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Robson Moura style – I believe it was back in 2012 – at Lindamood’s Tae Kwon Do Academy (now known as Lindamood’s Martial Art Center), in Roanoke, V.A. The 6 Martial Art Styles I Know and Their History.