Starting stand up, need help please

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  1. foxtrot

    foxtrot White Belt

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    Hi, I'm trying to figure out what I should take for my first stand-up martial art, I've been looking through the forums and am not sure what to try.:icon_neut I researched a couple places around here (northeast ohio) and I found Victory Asian Arts, they advertise tae kwon do, is that a good style to start with? And if anyone knows if that is a good school or not would be helpful because I can't find anything else about them. Also I'm 6'1 170 pounds, and I lift 3 days a week, I dont know if that affects anything or not lol. If anyone could suggest a style and a good place around here to train I would appreciate it alot, I have no experience with any martial arts other than wrestling. :icon_chee
     
  2. mschatz

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    jiu-jitsu is not a stand-up style. Look for a boxing or muay thai place
     
  3. foxtrot

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    Oops lol I didn't mean jiu-jitsu idk why I put that. I meant tae kwon do xD. I changed the first post now.:redface: But I can't find any muay thai places closer than 2 hours away which isn't really practical and no boxing places as far as I can tell at all. Thanks though.
     
  4. mschatz

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    The boxing places will be in the ghetto and may or may not have a website or be in the yellow pages. See if there's a police athletic league in your city, they usually have good boxing programs.
     
  5. foxtrot

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    Ok I'll check for a police athletic league, would that be in the phone book or like on the police station's website or something?
     
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    oldie but goodie

    www.googlemotherfucker.com

    no, but seriously. try a google search.
     
  7. foxtrot

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    Umm well I'm trying to find one of those does anyone else have any other advice/reccomendations? Or is boxing probably the best place to start out?
     
  8. mschatz

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    what city do you live in?
     
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  10. foxtrot

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    Canton, I can't find a police athletic league but I found a "shaolin boxing academy" about a half hour away, but I'm pretty sure thats not regular boxing.
     
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    ok, thanks I'll keep looking for a place.
     
  12. mschatz

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    Canton. That's Ohio, right? Any of these close to you?

    Name
    Address
    City
    State
    Zip Code
    Phone

    Good Shepards
    Boxing Club
    933 N Howard
    Akron
    OH
    44302-1410
    330-384-0533

    Kings Gym
    24775 Aurora Rd.
    Bedford Hts
    OH
    44146
    440-439-5464

    CASTLO
    Police Athleic League
    91 Bright Avenue
    Campbell
    OH
    44405
    n/a

    Chillicothe-Ross County
    PAL Ruffhouse Boxing
    Club
    1049 Columbus Ave. &
    10699 Upper Twin Rd.
    Chillicothe
    OH
    45601
    740-779-3905
    740-207-6745

    Continental Boxing/
    Tripple Crown
    1 Nancy Wilson Way
    Chillicothe
    OH
    45601
    740-773-7529
    740-775-5005

    boxing4fitness
    3460 Cardiff Ave.
    Cincinnati
    OH
    45209
    513-317-8879

    Cansco Boxing
    & Martial Arts
    7766 Beechmont Ave
    Cincinnati
    OH
    45255
    513-474-6342
    513-344-9247

    Golden Glove
    Boxing
    10660 Reading Rd.
    Cincinnati
    OH
    45241
    513-563-8787

    Millvale Police
    Athletic League
    (PAL)
    3303 Beekman St.
    Millvale Rec. Center
    Cincinnati
    OH
    45225
    -

    Mt. Auburn PAL
    270 Southern Ave
    Mt. Auburn
    Community Center
    Cincinnati
    OH
    45219
    513-841 1726
    513-793 4389

    Northside
    Boxing Club
    9651 Hamilton Ave.
    Cincinnati
    OH
    45231
    513-931-0278

    Queen City
    Boxing Club
    1027 LIinn St.
    Cincinnati
    OH
    45203
    513-721-1018

    Brighterside
    Boxing
    2182 East 81st
    Cleveland
    OH
    44103
    216-926-7512

    Hard-Knock Boxing
    4125 Fulton Road
    Cleveland
    OH
    44144
    440-888-5641
    216-664-4149

    Innercity-Boxing
    669 E.185th
    Cleveland
    OH
    -
    216-541-4816
    216-224-5056

    Inner City Productions
    and Management
    PO Box 21485
    Cleveland
    OH
    44121
    216-224-5056
    216-541-4816

    Raul Torres
    Academy of Boxing
    3332 W. 32nd
    Cleveland
    OH
    44102
    216-355-7760

    Salvation Army
    Boxing Academy
    600 Huff St.
    Cleveland
    OH
    44103
    216-531-9313

    W.J.Edwards
    669 E.185th
    Cleveland
    OH
    44121
    216-541-4816
    216-224-5056

    West SideBoxing Club
    3256 W.25 St.
    2nd Floor
    (Enter the parking lot
    off Meyers Avenue)
    Cleveland
    OH
    44109
    216-978-4778

    Advanced Fitness
    and Boxing with
    Doug Owens
    470 Schrock Road
    Columbus
    OH
    43229
    614-844-5658

    Douglas Rec Center
    (EX-Heavyweight Champ
    Buster Douglas)
    1250 Winsor Ave.
    Columbus
    OH
    43211
    614-645-7407

    Gregory's Corner
    6124 Busch Blvd.
    Columbus
    OH
    43229
    614-806-6359
    614-738-1156

    Ms. Barbara Jean
    Thompson
    P.O. Box 83532
    Sawyer Receation Center
    1056 Atcheson St.
    Columbus
    OH
    43203
    614-804-8572
    614-645-3062

    Thompson
    Rec. Center
    1189 Dennison Ave
    Columbus
    OH
    43201
    614-645-3082

    The Porter
    Training Team
    2710 Maitland Ave.
    Cuyahoga Falls
    OH
    44221
    330-203-5590

    Dayton Metro
    Boxing Club
    3998 Salem Ave.
    Dayton
    OH
    45406
    937-321-6608



    Drake's Downtown
    Gym
    207 E. Fourth St.
    Dayton
    OH
    45402
    937-223-6193

    Defiance
    Athletic Club
    Moving to new location...
    Defiance
    OH
    43512
    419-782-1434
    419-438-6926

    Claymont Boxing A.C.
    335 MCrea Ave.
    Dennison
    OH
    44621
    740-922-6319
    330-432-8996

    Dublin Martial Arts
    6255 Corporate Center Dr.
    Dublin
    OH
    43220
    614-789-9266

    MLK Premier
    Boxing Club
    Shaw Ave.
    East Cleveland
    OH
    44112
    216-323-5841

    Spears Amateur
    Boxing Karate
    5072 Pleasant Ave.
    Fairfield
    OH
    45014-2518
    513-863-8081

    "X" Boxing
    Symmes Rd.
    Fairfield
    OH
    45014
    513-673-0664

    Excalibur Boxing
    3249 Dixie Hwy.
    Hamilton
    OH
    45015
    513-892-7700
    513-673-0664

    Jerry Page Boxing
    & Fitness Center
    4749 Northwest Pkwy.
    Hilliard
    OH
    43119
    614-850-6160

    Special Forces
    752 W. Main St.
    Lancaster
    OH
    43130
    740-808-7721

    A&B Boxing Gym
    Salvation Army
    Eighth St.
    Lima
    OH
    45801
    419-225-5397

    South Side Spartans
    719 S. Main St.
    Lima
    OH
    45804
    419-234-0120

    Spyders
    Boxing Club
    429 N. Main St
    Lima
    OH
    45801
    419-234-0120

    Freddy's Boxing
    4th & Washington
    (Masonic Temple)
    Lorain
    OH
    44053
    440 282 88134?

    Z.A.C.'s Fitness
    Studio Inc.
    5824 South Lee Rd.
    Maple Hts
    OH
    44137
    216-518-1901

    Sulky Houghton
    Boxing Team
    185 State Street
    Enter from rear
    Marion
    OH
    43302
    740-396-2368
    740-383-2698

    GriffonRawl
    Boxing
    6090 Pinecone Dr.
    Mentor
    OH
    44060
    440-477-2846

    Rusty's
    BodyBoxing/
    SafeBoxing
    300 Deertrail Ct.
    Niles
    OH
    44446
    330-505-1525
    330-550-5824

    Shawnee
    Boxing Club
    571 Whitley Lane
    Portsmouth
    OH
    45662
    740-776-3435
    740-354-8827

    Steel Valley
    Martial Arts
    & Fitness
    110 East Main St.
    2nd Floor
    Scio
    OH
    43988
    740 945-1801
    740 381-0820

    Bullpen
    Boxing Club
    1401 N Detroit Ave.
    Toledo
    OH
    43607
    419-242-4176

    East Side
    Boxing Gym
    617 Parker
    Toledo
    OH
    43605
    419-690-8969
    419-932-4961

    Glass City
    Boxing Gym
    3530 Suder Avenue
    Toledo
    OH
    43611
    419 727-4334
    419 478-3962

    International
    Boxing Club
    615 Front St.
    Toledo
    OH
    43605
    419-691-2584

    Sedric's Ultimate
    Boxing Gym
    1205 Adams St.
    Toledo
    OH
    43624-1510
    419-242-4220

    Toledo PAL
    525 N Erie
    Toledo
    OH
    43624
    419-936-2943

    Toledo Titans
    Boxing Academy
    2345 Dorr St
    230 Ivanhill Dr
    Toledo
    OH
    43607
    419-810-0958

    Cardio Boxing
    and Training
    by Kendra
    214 Hoff Rd.
    Suite E
    Westerville
    OH
    43082
    -

    P.A.L. of
    Zanesville
    P.O. Box 1001
    804 Pine Street
    Zanesville
    OH
    43702-1001
    740-450-8245
     
  13. foxtrot

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    Yeah it's Ohio, the closest one there is the one in Akron, about a half hour. I'll check there first, the rest are all about an hour+ away, I live in the middle of nowhere lol.
     
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    Oops, double post. Thanks for all the responses though, I'm gonna be gone for an hour or two, if anyone knows anything else that might help feel free to post it. Thanks again. :]
     
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    yeah so did i, doesn't go anywhere, woulda been funny...
     
  18. foxtrot

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    I'm back. Lol I clicked it too I thought it was like an actual site or something.
     
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    mschatz Hamma: I has it

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    Yesssssss

    *savors victory*
     
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    Does anyone know anything about the Shott Academy of Self Defense? It's right in canton and it says they offer kickboxing, thai boxing, boxing and like open gym training.
     

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