Get to know the locals

Sorry for the radio silence folks, I’ve been spending a lot more time on Google+ and LinkedIn’s martial artist communities and posting there a lot more than I post here. A sad thing; this blog must feel like a jilted mistress or something.

The subject of today is getting to know your kung fu neighbors. Sure, you can crack open a phone book or look at Google’s business registries, but that probably won’t find the private practitioners who are living far from their home schools. Let’s say that you’re a guy like me who enjoys a rousing spar with other practitioners every now and then, or just wants to have a friendly exchange of skills. Let’s say that you have experiences like mine where seemingly every local club or group is intent not on sharing or exchanging skills but wanting to brag that they “can beat up the kung fu guy.”

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