went to pro-wrestling school in east alabama for a bit. (no kidding)
went home with concussions a bunch and learned a lot rounded out my martial arts skills a lot. for certain skills you have to have certain ground work. got tossed around and got a lot more comfortable with falling.
completely ruined how i learned how to fall in karate. I can still fall without getting hurt. it just looks like it should hurt now, but i can fall in lot more directions effectively which is really cool .
good luck with that. the us sport karate foundation has an exchange program my college had that and a few guys when over. and there is a wushu school (a traditional chinese art) that has an exchange program you may be able to look into
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