We are very lucky that we have our own community hall in our strata. Members can rent it for $5 per hour. Some guy had started a Tai Chi club and I went there once a week, but after a few months there just weren't enough people at the class to make it worthwhile. This guy also happened to be the Sensei of the River Springs Nisei Karate club and he invited me to visit and see if I like it. And I did! Even though the first few classes I thought I was going to die halfway through the warm-up, I stuck with it and now I'm working on my black belt grading - I'm aiming for next summer.
Nisei karate is based on Shotokan and incorporates some elements of Go-Ryu and of kung fu. I like to think that we solved the age old question "Is karate better or kung fu?" by taking the best of both styles. Compared to Shotokan, it is more defensive; the moves tend to be circular rather than straight. Some of the katas look like fast forward Tai Chi. Anyway, I like it.
Edited by: KARATE_KID at: 3/29/2010 (23:28)
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