sounds more like an advertisment spokesman. that aside,
Grappling? they teach you grappling? what kind?
im assuming from previous posts about it looking like tfd/hapkido that the
"grappling" you're doing is mostly wrist locks, and really bad hapkido ground work.
But would you care to elaborate?
Why do I even look at these threads? I just start to get all worked up. Now Im going to lose sleep tonight.
I did a little research and it appears that this move is a ancient chinese anti-red flag touch technique.
Sorry I was bored.:new_gmorn
Man, some of those instructors look like they could not fight their way out of a wet paper bag.
It's not necessarily the style about it anymore as what the things have been mentioned about the "grandmaster". Long story short, it was a taekwondo (ATA) school, kinda hardcore, partners with his own brother who was a former police officer. Basically, the grandmaster partnered with the ata grandmaster's relative (I have no idea who), left the ATA, ormed another school and cut his brother out of the businness in order to control all of it.
quote from the email sent to me from someone who was close to them. Whether this is true or not I have no idea, but with the missing link of the grandmaster as it is, and the legitimacy of the fact from someone I know who has experience in said style along with other styles that are actually legit, it remains open.
"Franzen stayed with ATA for a number of years, but eventually opted to leave the ATA and go with a new organization - one where he could be more powerful and control more of the business. Franzen teamed up with a relative of the ATA's grand master, left the ATA, and formed Taekwondo America. It was at this time that he ended up selling the fitness center in Mt. Washington and cut his brother Scott out of the business completely. Scott was furious about this, but - for whatever reason - there was nothing he could legally do. Scott's story ends here."
NOTE: This was never an attack on Patten. My cousin actually knows him and says he is a great guy, and truthfully DOES care about his students so I respect that aspect, regardless.
Great, now I require an energy drink to calm me down. (don't ask)
So we know that the style originates somewhat from ATA TKD, at least part of the puzzle has been solved.
Have met Jason Patten he is one of the nicest, most sincere, decent guys I have ever met, although he couldnt pick me out of a police lineup. My son was in some introductory classes with Jason several years ago I was staggered by how good this guy was with kids and the discipline he demanded/expected and got from his students. His students that i have talked to are fiercly loyal. My wife recently started training under one of Jason students . I cant identify exactly what the system is, its seems to be a family system but growing pretty rapidly. I know its a combination of Tae kwondo and Karate it seems to be a very effective hybrid. She is being taught forms etc but alot of stress on applications. She loves it
You are all very ignorant.
I've been a part of Maududo since last April, as has my brother.
We don't "catch a punch." We earn our black belts just like everyone else. I just got my brown belt in the West Chester school. I had to learn a form, bo, applications, knowledge & be able to break boards. I've gone to tournaments and gone to seminars (including a sparring with Jadi Tention). Please go to the school and classes before you insult it. (:
Looks are deciving. My instructor there has been to the junior olympics for it.
Originally Posted by El Neko
I have, and Maududo is the best I've been in.
Originally Posted by Ronin.74