I started out in kodokan judo. I still use some of the techniques, but I moved into more striking orientated skills after I became a peace officer. For me, judo was a good introduction to martial skills, and I would reccomend it to anyone who wants to get their feet wet in unarmed combat.
"The Father wove the skein of your life a long time ago. Go and hide in a hole if you wish, but you won't live one instant longer."
--The 13th Warrior
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