I don't know about shaolin but I do know there's a great mantis school in ottawa. I'll see if I can dig up a link.
I've look into all three. The first link I emailed the guy inquiring about the prices. I actually do go to Carleton. But it's something like $80 for four months for a 1 hour class on Mondays. I would like something more regular. I also found on this forum regarding this teacher is that he stresses it's a introductory course. I would like something more often/full?
As for the second link, I find they are to commercial. Doesn't mean they aren't good, but I dislike large class sizes.
As for the third link, I'm going to try their class this Thursday hopefully. For sure in the beginning of September.
Thank you for your responses.
Chili Pepper, I've looked into this Siling Labuyo Arnis. Your dojo is right near my house! I'm just confused about what you offer exactly. I understand it's based on the Filipino Martial Arts system. But what's the difference between what you offer and something else since it doesn't have a curriculum?
As for curriculum, the class will consist of whatever the hell I feel like doing that night, depending on which students are there, what their mood is, and what we need to work on. There's no lesson plan, and the only structure is that things are made to dovetail into other things, which is a particular quirk of the Filipino systems.
Hmmm. Interesting. Isn't there some driving philosophy behind this modern arnis?
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