Alright, to give you all my validity in reasoning, here's why I've come up with this. When I was a kid I took judo classes and loved them. I never cared about advancing in rank, simply because I never felt any need to. My instructor taught us all the same thing. When I was about 13-14, I developed cancer in my left leg, right above the knee (distal femur). I had to have all of the bone from my upper thigh to my upper shin removed and replaced with a metal internal prosthetic. My days of playing soccer and judo training were just about over. There was a complication in the whole process (don't you just love it when that happens?) and I wasn't able to be put on the physical therapy machine that bends the joint while you sleep. The joint quickly scarred down, and now I only have about 10 degrees of flexion in my left knee. After a yearlong healing process, I tried to take judo back up again, but being thrown was way too much shock to the prosthetic knee. There's been quite a long latency period from when I last had any martial arts training and now, when I've decided to make my own style (I've been recieving FREE instruction from a couple of instructors and a few close friends. I figured, in Richmond where I live, if someone pulls a knife on me or if I'm caught in the middle of something, I need to be able to defend myself (I sure as hell can't run, bad leg and all). I've blended techniques from Hapkido's Cane style and Hanbojutsu, along with the balance taught by Tai Chi and leverage techniques of Judo. The stuff I've been learning (and teaching) its pretty nice. It's a huge jump from not doing anything with my knowledge. The style's called Cripped Fist, and I occasionally teach a small class of 4 - 5 people. What do you all think? A weapon style with which you can pimp and kick ass at the same time!