Life stories but no Answers Gray Martin Kung Fu
It Is Fake - Post #89
^^See, I'd take your post seriously if it wasn't for this little caveat. You didn't find **** by accident.
I've trained with Gary for only 1 year. I came across this forum by typing "Gary Martin Kung Fu" in google, because i have not seen the website. It was the 3rd link down so i think that justifies my reason for coming across this thread by accident.
The other fake thing is you "finding this thread on accident." Yeah, I guess that makes you a professional liar.
I am in the beginners class, but have seen multiple people from different styles with many years experience under their belt arrogantly and respectfully visiting our training and taking part in sparring because they want to know if it is BS martial arts, or not, just like you.
One guy claimed he was a Blackbelt (can't remember what degree) and had 20 years of experience in karate. He asked Gary if he could train in the advanced class thinking he was top ****, so he was given a Red Sash (grade after black and before gold sash[sifu level, i believe]) to train with. When It came to simulating scenario's of defending yourself from various attacks, it looked like full contact sparring to me, with no pulled back or missing strikes. But most if not all of the time the karate guy got owned.
But everything you read on this forum is not a primary source. It is secondary. So if you want to know something, go and find out these questions your self from Gary by calling him or going to our training.
Soundless - Post#90
Shifu - Post#92
I wanted to know where they came from, oh but that's right, your teacher has an UNTRACEABLE LINAGE, OOOPS.
Since you all wonder about lineage, I can vaguely recall Gary talking about it once or twice. This is when he has a little talk about the schools history. I did not pay too much attention to it because I find that what i'm learning has very real practical application to defending yourself from an attack, physically but most importantly, psychologically(avoid being in confrontation).
Can you please inform us who awarded Gary Martian his 10 Level Gold Sash. I would be most interested (as would others) in hearing of this.
This is a summary of his history(but do NOT quote me word for word because this is a general description to nullify claims, "there is no lineage"): Two sons from a well renown internal kung fu master in China (can't remember the name but I will find out if i can be bothered) immigrated due to the civil war. One of the sons moved to Malaysia and the other to Australia. The son living in Australia met Gary's grandfather due to a mutual friend. Gary's grandfather had tuberculosis and was referred to the internal kung fu practitioner for healing and learning the internal arts. Gary was taught the arts from the age of 4, and was given permission by his grandfather to teach in 1979. Skipping a few years... he got his Grand Master level grading in 2006 at the school of the brother who moved from China to Malaysia. The name of this school I have forgotten but will find out.
soundless - post#90
We train to get out of confrontations ASAP. As soon as we are attacked we strike back and get to safety depending on the scenario. The difference between the thai fighter trying to pick on me is that getting kicked in the balls or raked in the eyes would be one of the last weapons he would use in his arsenal of strikes and clenches, whereas I would keep it in the FORFRONT of my arsenal of strikes to avoid any more injury to myself or the thai fighter for example. When it comes to defending a loved one, then thats the only time I would stick around to absolutely demolish the opponent(s) with any means possible, traditionally and instinctively.
No they wouldn't, but anyone can do this, it's no substitute for having skill in the departments of striking or grappling. A thai fighter would be happy to kick you in the balls all day but he doesn't need to train it. Just stop assuming everyone else cant grab your balls and rake your eyes.