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    In the summer of 2001 I launched MartialTalk with the help of Datu Tim Hartman. The original idea was to be a small forum for people in WNY and Southern Ontario to talk about martial arts. We rapidly became more than that. Over the last 12 years we became one of the largest general martial arts communities around. In 2005 we launched both KenpoTalk and FMATalk, each becoming a solid community for Kenpo and the FMA respectively. But time moves on, and change is sometimes needed to continue the journey. After a lot of discussion and thought, I made the decision to pass MartialTalk and KenpoTalk on to new owners, so they could keep the flame burning and take things to the next level. Over the years I've discussed the idea of selling MT and KT with a lot of people, but I always said I couldn't sell to anyone who wouldn't care for them. After some deep digging, I found the right people to pass the keys over to.

    MartialTalk and KenpoTalk have become members of the Forum Foundry family of sites. Home Page
    We're on a new server, there's new features going in, things being tuned up, it's exciting!

    You'll see a few new faces in the admin hats. Welcome them aboard.

    To everyone who has been a part of this journey, from the bottom of my heart, thank you. Thank you for making MT and KT what they are, and for all of your support. Don't worry. I ain't going anywhere. I'll still be hanging around.
    The first 12 years have been a wild ride. Here's to the next decade!
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    Default Re: MartialTalk and KenpoTalk under new Ownership

    Thank you for starting this site, Bob! Both KenpoTalk and MartialTalk have been well-used by me over the years. I've made many, MANY friends from those sites. Some are still virtual, some have been made whole; but, without your sites, they wouldn't be at all... and my Life would be darker for it.

    So, THANK YOU! And, CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! I look forward to hearing what you'll be up to next!
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    Default Re: MartialTalk and KenpoTalk under new Ownership

    Bob who?

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    Bob, I know this decision was tough for you. But I know the person you picked will be as gracious and helpfull as yourself.
    When will you be back in the Atlanta area?

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    Not sure. Last year was...hellish for me, right now I'm focusing on getting some over due repairs done on the house. I don't have any plans right now for the Atlanta area, but when that changes I'll let you know. I may (big may) be down for Dragon Con in August, but it's a big maybe this year.
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