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    Hello everyone,

    I’m wanting to learn Kali with a friend of mine but we are having a hard time finding a local instructor. Could someone suggest some places to look? I’m near Greensboro North Carolina.

    I also would like to ask what are opinions on learning from a book, or video? How effective can it be & what resources would you recommend if we absolutely had no other choice?


    Wink.

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    Take up olympic fencing.........it will developes attributes that is extremely valuable in FMA.

    Then incorporate what you've learnt with techniques found in videos, books and seminars.......

    Keep things simple, efficient and direct.

    With the System I teach now. I would say that 70% is based in fencing principles and concepts

    Raymond Floro
    Floro Fighting Systems
    www.florofighting.com

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Wink Dinkerson
      I also would like to ask what are opinions on learning from a book, or video? How effective can it be & what resources would you recommend if we absolutely had no other choice?
      Maybe it depends on what kind of athlete you are. Speaking strictly for myself, at the beginning phases, if I don't have an instructor there with me, mostly I develop terrible habits. Yeah, eventually I get faster and sharpen up, but still with bad habits that someone with a little training can exploit. That said, if I didn't have any other choice, I'd take the route of book/video PLUS training partner if I had to.

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      • #4
        [QUOTE=Joe Talmadge]Yeah, eventually I get faster and sharpen up, but still with bad habits that someone with a little training can exploit. [QUOTE]

        The truth.

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        • #5
          Hi Wink. Have you tried the FMA database? There are a couple that I found in Greensboro.

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          • #6
            If you can't find a school then self education is the next best thing.. But me, I would enroll in something. Shotokan, bjj, wing chun, tkd, hapkido, judo, jjj,etc,etc...........I would find something to get a Basis in and continue to cross train in Kali. If you can afford a paid instructor/dojo/dojang............then by all means get in formal training. That's my opinion.

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            • #7
              Self-education will give you bad habits that are hard to break. Without no one to correct you, how are you going to know if you're doing the technique correctly?

              Unless your self-education is going into the streets and fighting people armed and unarmed and staying alive with no serious injuries.

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