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    Well, I guess I ought to say Hi.

    I've been lurking around here for several months. I decided quite awhile back that I wanted to support KT, but never got around to joining up until this morning. So now that I have, I might as well jump all the way in and post something.

    This is kind of a long, winding story, even with a lot of the details left out, but what the heck. Here goes.

    I have been in and out of Kenpo for years. I started back in 85 with a Tracy offshoot school where I earned my orange. Then I moved and couldn't find a school in the small town I wound up in. In 93 I moved to Southern Cal for grad school and drove past a Kenpo studio every day. I decided to drop in, and signed up on the spot. At the time I didn't know enough to recognize a good school from a bad one, but I got lucky enough to wind up in a great place. I spent a bit over 3 years there, got my blue and was working toward green when I wound up moving out of the state. After a couple of years I landed in a small town in Kansas. Knowing what I wanted to look for, I found a school in Wichita and drove 85 miles each way once or twice a week to study. I was able to do that for nearly 2 shool years, with the summer between taken off. Again, I had to move for work and wound up in Kentucky. Eventually the bug hit again, and unable to find a Parker school I joined up at the Tracy World Headquarters in Lexington. It was about an hour drive each way, and I was able to stick with it for only about 8 months before work got in the way and I had to drop it. After moving around and trying to break into a new career field, I found myself in Long Island, NY and again started feeling the Kenpo bug. I looked around and found a good school, and here I am a year and a half later intending to stick it out here and finally earn that elusive black belt.

    I have enjoyed my journey so far, even the earning of yellow and orange belts at 5 different schools with all of the variations that entails. I like to think that I have a strong, broad background, and now I am looking to develop more of the depth that comes from working all the way through the system in one place. Having said that, I also enjoy traveling to seminars and camps whenever work and finances allow, and have had a blast working with others on the mats.

    Obviously, there are a lot of details left out of that little sketch, but for an introduction it already seems a bit long. I have enjoyed reading the posts here, and have been tempted to post a few times. I've never really been much for posting to things like this, but maybe I'll allow myself to be drawn into some of these discussions. It's definitely one of the more comfortable forums to think about writing on.

    Thanks for sticking with my rambling so far (if you made it ), and I look forward to actually being a member of this group now.

    Troy

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    Welcome to KT, Troy!

    Thank you for the introduction... sounds like you've bounced around some in your MA career... as I have...

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    Welcome to Kenpo Talk, the Kenpo bug is a hard bug to get over. Its good to see you found your way back again. Good luck in your training and hope you find a Kenpo home.
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    Welcome to KT

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    Welcome!
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    Welcome to KenpoTalk
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    Greetings & salutations! Welcome!
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    Hi Troy. Welcome to KT.
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    Welcome to KenpoTalk.
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    Welcome to KT . I understand your journey . I closed down more than one school with a variety of ranks . Finally made Black @ 43 , roughly 30 years after my first lesson .

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    Welcome to the game. Hey, karate has "players" LOL. Anyways welcome to Kenpotalk.
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    Thanks everybody for your kind words. I look forward to becoming a more active participant here.

    Troy

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    Welcome Troy, That's one bug that Raid will NOT kill!

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    Welcome Troy!
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