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PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2005 1:23 am 
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Location: Arlington, MA
Hi there,
Sorry to interject myself into these forums, but they looked like a good place to ask for help.

I recently moved to Arlington, MA (basically the border of Arlington and Arlington Heights on Mass. Ave.) and am interested in finding quality martial arts instruction. From my days as a wee nipper until the end of high school I was a wrestler and from 1994 - 1998 I studied Hapkido, but I haven't trained a lick since then. Hapkido interested me for its combination of strikes, throws, and joint locks (I profess no expertise in anything, but I know I'm interested in a style which isn't 100% arms-length or 100% grappling .. and I'm particularly enamored with joint manipulation because I think it's just biologically fascinating).

Anyway, one severely limiting factor for me is the fact that I probably couldn't reliably be out of work and physically at a class on time unless, on weekdays, the school offered classes at around 8PM (7:30 or 7:45 might be ok, 8 would be ideal). 7:30 would definitely be doable if the school were close to Boston's World Trade Center.

So in a nutshell, I'd be very very grateful if anyone could suggest quality schools either near me in Arlington or near me downtown which offer classes a little later than seems to be typical.

For anyone familiar with the area : I'll probably drive to Alewife and take the red line to South Station to get to work. So I could either drive from Alewife to a class in the evenings, stop somewhere on the red line while making my way back to Alwife after work, or potentially even stop somewhere in the very early morning on my way to work, as long as there was a shower available somewhere between the school and my job.

Sorry again for inserting myself into your forum. I found it because I know I'm interested in Uechi Ryu, but I'd be grateful for any information at all.

thanks very much,
amw


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2005 2:12 am 
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Couple of ideas.
Beacon Hill Athletic Club teaches Uechi. Somewhere nearby.
Arlington isn't too far from Lexington. Allan Azoff has a great school there.
If you are interested in joint locks and learning Uechi, Mike Murphy teaches Nihon Jujitsu and Uechi-ryu in Randolph. Little out of the way but good wrist lock stuff is hard to find.
Good luck. Your in the best part of the country to learn Uechi.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2005 7:04 pm 
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Location: Boston MA
f.Channell wrote:
Beacon Hill Athletic Club teaches Uechi. Somewhere nearby.


Yup... We are right at North Station...

Our current classes are as follows:
Monday 7:15-8:15 All Ranks
Monday 8:15-9:30 Brown and Black Belts
Tuesday 6:00-7:30 All Ranks
Thursday 6:30-7:30 All Ranks
Thursday 7:30-8:45 Sparring
Friday 6:30-7:45 All Ranks.

Cheers,
ljr


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