Jai Dai Wu Shu? A new Bullshido Art?
So, has anyone here ever heard of Jie Dai Wu Shu? (I think that is how they spell it) I was just wondering because I had a totally hilarious introduction to a few "practitioners" from that "style." My friend and I are both in a Kyokushin dojo and were talking to other styles that trained near us about our upcoming open tournament. My friend met these guys training in a mat room and gave them a flyer. He says they were real interested in entering even though they said they didn't like to use their techniques unless they had to because they were so powerful they would kill people really easily.
At this point, my friend tells me that he learned that all of them only address each other by their special dojo names. Off the top of my head I can remember Fury, Rogue, Avalanche, and Rager. I pretty much called bullshit on my friend's story at this point because we trained at a state college and I didn't think anybody over the age of 10 would actually be in a martial art that made up names for themselves. So, I remained in my state of disbelief until the tournament rolled around and to my great surprise, 5 of them showed up and 3 of them actually entered! On meeting them in person, I noticed that they were all between 5'6" and 5'8", were pale, pasty-white, and looked malnourished. They actually went through with it and entered though. The first guy up in lightweight wore this silly looking black outfit that was sleeveless and open on the sides. Unfortunately for him, he was up first round against the guy who won the division. Lightweight was up to 160 pounds and the Jie Dai Wushu guy was maybe pushing 130. Fight lasted about 15 seconds. It basically consisted of the Kyokushin fighter (from Miami) waiting for him to do something, getting bored, and then punching him a few times in the midsection, which ripped his little outfit and rapidly dropped him to the floor, ending the fight. I will seriously post video of this as soon as I get it from my friend who is digitizing it.
I didn't get to see the other two guys fight, but I heard that there were similar results. I was busy coaching some of the younger kids that entered the junior division. Anyway, I tried asking what a few of their real names were after the guy fought, but they said the only go by their dojo names. They also said that their "art" is really widespread and originated in England. This is why I was wondering if anybody has actually heard of it before. The fun doesn't stop there though. . .
My friend that got them in the tournament in the first place decided to go check out there training regimen and took part in one of their classes. He said it consisted of a warmup with pushups and situps and the like, which wasn't too bad. He said they then moved on to practicing that running up walls technique that Neo does on the Matrix. He said one guy could actually get two steps on the wall and then flip off but that nobody else could really do it. After that they did some sparring which consisted of them throwing "techniques" that he said mostly came from Street Fighter video games at each other but aiming about 12 inches in front of their opponents body. They got mad at him when he said that they would have hit him in the head with their punches. When he said that they should spar and actually hit each other, they said that was way too dangerous because (again if you weren't listening) that it was too easy to kill people that way. So, if anyone has any other experience with this "art," I would love to hear about it because I would like to know a few things.
1. Is this actually a system, or are these guys just a bunch of sorry lamers pretending to be in a system of some sort?
2. If it is a system, is this how things are typically done?
3. Do they have any sort of belt system or tournaments?