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Hi there, please allow me to introduce myself. My name is Lee Dugas, I am 52 yo, and I live in Mt Vernon, OH. I served in the Army for 13 years, and I have trained in Martial Arts (Shodokan & Tai Kwon Do) for 8 years. However, I have been out of the dojo for about 10 years and have been having the urge to get back in, getting back to a comfort level, a proficiency level terribly lately – so here I am! I have been shopping around, but just didn’t want to join any of the money sucking, belt factories. I was about to pull the trigger on a local Krav Maga school…cause I really like the philosophy of it being a “system” and NOT an “art”. I’m not looking for an art anymore, I am looking for practicality, real world, self defense….and this is what it looks like I have found. I cannot wait to get started. Thanks Damian for putting out a product much needed!
In closing, I truly think the “arts” are great for kids to teach discipline, the respect for the arts, form, etc etc . But as an adult…..you NEED real world practicality! All the Kaddas/forms will do nothing but get you hurt!