Students of Sifu Brown...
HA!HA!HA!HA!HA!HA!HA!HA!HA!HA!HA!HA!HA!HA!HA!HA!HA !HA!HA!HA!HA!*choke* Ahem. HA!HA!HA! :pancakebu
(a fan page here) http://www.wideopenwest.com/~goffene...tial_Arts.html
Anyway, so I was at a coffee house and noticed some guys come in with "Kung Fu" shirts on. One of them was named "TONeeeeey" (make it sound as garbled and Italian as you can). So, I started asking about their school. TONeeeeeey repeatedly told me how great "Sifu Brown" was and how he was unbeatable and all this other idol worship mumbo-jumbo. TONeeeeey even showed a "what to do if someone grabs your wrist" to one of my friends. Wow. It took you over two years of training for that, TONeeeeey? At $150 a month? Plus uniform costs? Plus weapon costs? Plus testing costs?
Anyway, TONeeeeey also didn't seem to know jack-**** about anything. I felt bad for him. He was in his mid-twenties and had ZERO faith in his abilities or techniques, but instead kept saying how great "Sifu Brown" was (after 2 years under him?). He told me that "Sifu Brown" had never given someone their black-sash because nobody was as tough as he was. ? He said that "Sifu Brown" trained in China under a secret Shaolin Monk master, but that nobody in the school knew who that was because it wasn't important because "Sifu Brown" invented his own kung-fu style. Here's his "master's" page: http://www.bushinjuku.com/arts/bushi...ushu/wushu.htm
Anyway, I tried to do some other research, but because I was laughing so hard I might have missed a few things:
*Every year the students purchase and learn a new weapon. Yeah, nice expensive Kwandao you got there. Kids normally get TMNT weapons too.
*"Sifu Brown" apparently earned his kung-fu mastery in only a couple of months after flying to China... because he is so good.
*The school is the largest and one of the most profitable in the U.S.... because he is so good.
*Oh, you need to buy his teaching CDs too! WTF?
*"Sifu Brown" does lots of lectures at different places if you want to know how to run a profitable dojo (dojo? Kung fu?)
*"Sifu Brown" beat Palsy and dyslexia by taking karate when he was only eight... which is why he is so bad ass. You never see Palsy fighting in the UFC, do you.
*"Sifu Brown" doesn't need to tell people that most of his training was in karate, because, ya know, his school is called "School if Chinese Martial Arts", even though they use lots of Japanese weapons, and because he teaches kung-fu katas.
*"Sifu Brown" also teaches meditation and Chinese spirituality, because his martial art is spiritual and deep.... because he is so good... and he read about it in a book.
*During each belt test you have to write an essay about how spiritual and deep your training is.
*His website and tapes are overflowing with rhetoric declaring just how great "Sifu Brown" is.
Anyway, I still see TONeeeeey at the coffee shop every now and again hitting on girls with his friends and telling them how great thier sifu is and how they masturbate to kung-fu all day. :homo: :5badair: