Bullshido at Georgia State?
My school (Georgia State University) is offering a few new classes this semester at the recreation center. I'm going to check a few of them out, some look promising, while some are obvious bullshido until proven otherwise. I'll report back once the classes start in a week or so.
Fu Hok (Yao Gong Fut Pai Kuen) - or Tiger Crane Soft Hard Buddhist Kung Fu. The website is funny. Looks like total bullshit, but I didn't really read much. My school's description is "a cross between Wing Chun and Tai Chi." Wonderful.
There's also one called Lotus Self Defense that claims to be a mixture of thai boxing, karate, kung fu and japanese jujitsu. Which makes me wonder.
Then theres a jap jujitsu class that is described as a "Traditional Japanese martial art utilized by the samurai encompassing all forms of attack, defense and weapons. Judo, Kendo, Aikido, Kung Fu, and Muay Thai" Gee, I didn't know the samurai knew muy thai.
Theres a Bando Kickboxing class that is described like this: "Simple, powerful techniques form the extremely effective self-defense and fighting style (similar to Muay Thai) of Bando, the ancient martial system of Burma. This class offers training in martial arts forms, weapons, and animal styles, as well as light-medium, and some full-contact sparring. Offered at GSU since 1973." That one actually sounds promising too, but I've never heard of Bando before. Might need to look that up.
Last but not least is "Moving Meditation Tai-Chi," and yes, you get to learn about ki/chi/chai lattes. I'm excited, I'll report back on how my energy blasts are coming along.
Hopefully I'll be able to post a good review of these classes in a week or two, I think I can take the first class free of charge, and if not I'm just gonna sneak in and stay quiet.