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Hello all.

My name is Jillian. You can call me Jill or Jillian. I am a 23 year old masters student who is studying human resource administration born and raised in Michigan. According to the map that is my hand (because as a Michigander that is a valid map ;) ) I live smack dab in the middle of my home state. I studied English literature as an undergrad with minors in economics and sociology at MSU. (Go Green!)

I am driven by a desire to obtain a career that focuses on helping my community out whether it is in an indirect or direct manner. It would be really cool if I could work in a field that allows for traveling abroad, especially to the UK and the continent in general, partly because of my experience studying abroad.

I enjoy being very physically active. I am actively involved in martial arts, more specifically Kendo and TKD. One of my personal goals is to eventually run a half-marathon.
I am a liberal agnostic who enjoys productive open discussions.

My personality type is ENFJ. I discovered this site and decided to join because I'm interested in intellectually understanding the MBTI at a deeper level.
Thanks for having me on this forum.




 

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Welcome Jill, glad you could join us!!

How do you like Kendo and TKD? My best friend is testing for his novice black belt in TKD this month. I am currently training in Krav Maga and I have to say it is awesome!
 

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Hey Sidoba.

I am pretty much addicted to Kendo and to a lesser extent TKD. I've been doing Kendo for about 5 years now and TKD off and on for 2 years.
I'm a nikyu (2 steps from 1st degree black belt) in Kendo and due to my lack of consistent training in TKD, due to my schedule, a yellow belt because I can never seem to find time to train the forms adequately (which can be frustrating.)
It's kind of funny how dojo habits can transfer to real life (like bowing and using japanese phrases instead of their english counterparts).

Isn't Krav Maga the martial art the Isreali national forces learn?

Anyway thanks for having me. (oh, and sorry for rambling. *sheepish grin*)
 

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I am all about the rambling (being an ENFP, I do it quite often).

That is awesome that you are so dedicated! I hear kendo is pretty time consuming. I really don't know much about it though.

Yes, Krav Maga was developed by an Isreali and adopted by the National Forces there. I definitely enjoy learning it. I still have a much to learn though.
 

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Kendo is essentially a martial art derived from samurai techniques. It is roughly translated as Japanese fencing. You use a shinai (bamboo sword) to strike your opponents head, side, wrist or throat (well thrust in that case). It is a very strategic martial art, which can make it challenging to learn.

My avatar is actually a shot taken of me mid-strike.

What is Krav Maga like? Is it more of a grappling/wrestling discipline or striking discipline?
 

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Kendo is essentially a martial art derived from samurai techniques. It is roughly translated as Japanese fencing. You use a shinai (bamboo sword) to strike your opponents head, side, wrist or throat (well thrust in that case). It is a very strategic martial art, which can make it challenging to learn.

My avatar is actually a shot taken of me mid-strike.

What is Krav Maga like? Is it more of a grappling/wrestling discipline or striking discipline?
Krav Maga is scenerio based fighting that involves striking. It employs a "closest weapon, nearest target" striking philosophy.

As much as I really like Krav, with the advice of my instructor, I am moving into Jeet Kune Do. This should be interesting to say the least.
 
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