1.) IMO, not mcdojo. $25 bux a month, no contracts, even tho they have a nice open facility... but could be bullshido not really sure
2.) if u cant find anything within a 30 min drive id say just stay there for time being.
3.) depends on what you want to do. if u wanna fight go bjj/MT/otherstuff that you can read about using the search engine.
remember skewl is most important.
I'm lucky. My PTSD school doesn't buy into any of that fake lineage crap, we don't pretend we're an ancient style of traditional korean fighting or anything like that. We totally acknowledge that the karate in our style comes from japan, and really don't care about a grandmaster or organization. Katas are only really concentrated on in the kids class, the emphasis in the adult class is on practical technique first... and the 'progressive' part means that we've incorporated boxing/kickboxing, more kung fu/wing chun, and BJJ, so much so that most of the karate has been pushed out in favor of real world friendly stuff.
Is it your tsd school that also has joint mobility programs going on Maestro?
yeah they have a few different classes offered. some if it is because they rent the space from a health club and by offering stuff like that, they get primo mat space for a really good rent...
Please stick to the historical aspect of TSD. If you want to find out if your school is Bullshido, then please start another thread in the General Forum area. Thanks.
OK, Thanks everyone!
I was a victim of bullshido myself(hey I'm 22! I'm still young but I'm learning) but ever since I found this website, I'm grown more wary about the useless MA practices out there. I've found this website to be pretty useful for me in my quest for bullshido-free training.
As for my school, I'll hang on to it for now till I move out since I made a lot of progress there. I live in Puerto Rico BTW, I get plenty of crappy TKD, Karate and Judo schools with the occasional wushu mcdojos. The closest MMA school teaches BJJ, Muay Thai and Fillipino arts which is cool but it's about an hour or 2 long drive from my town.
Plus I'm poor college boy and with a busy schedule so I can't fancy for much. And while the school has plenty of mcdojo stuff it does occasionally do grappling and hard-sparring and tried to make the most of my training by hitting sandbags and pumping iron(which is all I do now for this semester in my home). I haven't gone there in months but I'll get back there as soon as class is over.
Oh, and I'm sorry for hijacking your thread. I was going to start a new one but I thought since TSD was discussed here I thought, why not? Typical noob behavior, I guess. :5paperbag
You may now continue with your regularly scheduled thread.
Well it all depends on if you have fun with what you are doing. Even tho my school says its TSD we also do Muay Thai Kickboxing and other things based on who is instructing the class.
Does anyone actually know the correct lineage of TSD?
Okay, so we have Hwang Kee...
And somewhere down the line, you get JC Shin, and CS Kim pops out of somewhere.
Kang Uk Lee published a book titled "Tang Soo Do" (original huh). But in it he has a Moo Duk Kwan family tree (not too extensive, but it has the big names on there and all the pioneers of TSD) which I thought was pretty good. Other than that I don't know of any other lineage sources save for each organization's book of Dan numbers.
I think I'm going to have to ask my master about all of this.