I was trained in MMA for over 10 years from the age of 12 by a retired U.S. marine and now retired police officer. Shi-han Sensei was first trained in Japan by Tochiko Yogami in the Kodokan.
Thanks to his travels, my experience lies in the following art forms:
Japanese (Judo, Aikido, Shotokan)
Chinese (Kung Fu, Wing Chung, Kun Tao)
Korean (Tae Kwon Do, Hapkido, Moddykwan)
Okinawan (Go Ju Ryu, Isshin Ryu)
Indonesian (Javanese Silat, Penjack Silat)
Filipino (Kali Escrima, Thai Kickboxing)
Tibetan (The Monks, forms, animal styles)
Israeli (Krav Maga wrestling/grappling techniques).
I also work with all bladed weapons including both the Chinese broad sword and Japanese katana. My all time favorite weapons are the Double Nunchaku, and Kamas. I will use the Bo and tri-sectional Bo, Jotos, Tonfas, and Sais to keep up my abilities, but prefer anything with a nice Sharp edge just like me. A lot like Bruce Lee, my Shi-han Sensei, as do I, believe in tapping the knowledge available from all styles and adapting it, Owning It. So far it's worked for me...
On Other sports:
It's hard to just sit and watch when I'd much rather play, but basically any contact sport and I am all over it. I try to sit and watch sports like Baseball (which I don't feel gets exciting enough until the end so I gotta have plenty of beer to keep me in the stands for that), I was point guard in B-BALL 5 years straight, and made varsity my freshman year so I like to think I know a thing or two about it and have to say I enjoy watching basketball over any other American sport. None-the-less I will always show my support for athletics in general.
Give me a good boxing match or some mixed martial arts and you have my full and undivided attention =D