Hello all. I'm another British Columbian, hailing from the Kootenays, specifically Creston. Nice to meet everyone here.
My name is Joel, and I stumbled somewhat head first into IMA by joining a local Gong Fu class a few years back. I was very lucky, and have been there ever sense learning from Sifu Neil Ripski, doing a Northern Family system which is known as Ba Ying Quan. Furthermore, I got introduced to his internals, Chen style Tai Chi of Hong Junsheng's lineage, as well as getting to feel both Cheng and Yin Fu bagua, some 5-element Xingyi, and 10 animal Xinyi. I have been also lucky enough to meet Kevin Wallbridge, who lives about an hour away, and have plans of going to ACOS school for their TCM doctorate program which he teaches at.
I personally have very little experience, and primarily am working on Yilu as of now, for about the last 2 years, along with Ba Ying Quan, which is taught very much from an internal standpoint. I hope to get to learn a lot about you, and look forward to learning from everyone here. Perhaps in 30 or so years, I might actually not be so bad at the martial arts I'm learning... but more than likely, I will be so in different ways.
Thanks for reading! Good to meet you all. Hope to push hands someday with you guys if you're ever in the Kootenays!