Hello world!

In order to kick off the blog, I figured I’d introduce myself:

Hailing from the deep woods of Sweden, I had very humble beginnings – in spite of growing up in a small town with very few martial arts schools, I was privileged in getting a versatile ‘base’ through a couple of years of Tae Kwon Do and Kempo training before the schools in question shut down. After ‘dabbling’ a bit in the other arts available in my home town,  I moved to Gothenburg where I started training (and fell in love with) the Brazilian art Capoeira. This is also where I got my Capoeira nickname, ‘Lobo’.

In 2006, I moved to Australia where I currently reside. I continued to practise Capoeira on my own, but eventually found myself stagnating and eager for a new challenge. This is why for the past few years back I have been training with Jow Ga Kung Fu in central Sydney, under Sigung Randy Sullivan Bennett.The curriculum in this school contains traditional forms, both empty-hand and weapons, as well as technique and sparring training. It’s a solid challenge to take it all in!

Throughout the years of training my passion for martial arts have never lessened, which is the main reason I’m now writing a blog. As I continue to learn and grow in skills and experience, I keep realising how little I actually know about martial arts – so my intention with this blog is to share my thoughts, explore topics of interest and hopefully deepen my understanding.

I hope you’ll enjoy the upcoming posts here, and feel free to share any feedback!

– Lobo

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