New here, my name is Jon Dyer, aka Jay_Bee on EF and a few other forums.
I been practising martial arts since I was 14 and I am now 31.
Regarding my m.a's background I have done Karate, Aikido, Jiu Jitsu, Ninjitsu, Muay Thai, Ninjitsu and a little of Kempo.
I started out training in CMA doing some Wu Shu and Bei Shaolin with a student of master Shi Mei Lin, in Wellington, New Zealand, before meeting Dr Stephen Yan, which I trained under for around 13 years. In that time I learnt Bei Shaolin, some Cha Quan, Yin Xing Mi Zong Quan, Liu He Quan, Chin Na, Hebei Xing Yi Quan and also Xin Yi Liu He Quan, which I concentrated on the most. I was fortunate to get exposed to all major 3 styles, such as Mai Zhuangtu, Luoyang and until finally wanting to concentrate on Dai Shi Liu He Xin Yi Quan.
I been to China 3 times and have met a variety of masters, some great, some average and some not so good, but I made friends wherever I went and can say that the good all traditional styles do exist, if you look for them hard enough.
Enough rambling, if you want to ask me something, not that I profess much, I am after all a beginner, ask ahead.
Jon (aka Jay_Bee)