Thread: Shou Shu; any redeeming factors?
7/23/2012 4:28pm, #211Beginners MindGuest
7/23/2012 4:34pm, #212Beginners MindGuest
We Shou Shu practitioners could learn a lot by cross training in some kind of ground fighting. We could also probably use more exercises like the one you showed in your video. We definitely need to start going to open competitions to show us where our weaknesses and strengths are, both as an art and as individuals.
I also feel compelled to say there is a great richness and depth to the art of Shou Shu, there is enough technique and subtlety to spend a lifetime on far beyond just the basics of stances, shifting, turning the hips, body positioning, and reacting to the opponent. Then again, we all feel this way about our individual arts.
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7/23/2012 4:35pm, #213
And Shou Shu most certainly is not one of them based on the evidence - and more significantly lack thereof - produced so far
7/23/2012 4:44pm, #214
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7/23/2012 4:45pm, #215Beginners MindGuest
Shou Shu has the material available for any person - within reason - to become a formidable human being... The same is true of boxing, aikido, hsing-i, and the whole plethora of other arts. Its up to the individual to turn that mere data into actual capability through hard work.
7/23/2012 4:50pm, #216Beginners MindGuest
Here's the phone number:
The studio where the event occurred was:
5023 Stockton Boulevard Sacramento, CA 95820
The martial artists name who was attacked by the men is:
Shun Shifu Jeff Townsend
Several of his students were there when the incident occurred.
7/23/2012 4:56pm, #217
I don't need to.
You need to support your claim, not me.
I posted the reason why i think you're lying.
Ball's in your court.
7/23/2012 5:02pm, #218
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- NY, NY
This is like saying "there are no great cars, just great drivers" - of course there are. Along those same lines, 10 years of driving around the cul-de-sac at 25mph, no matter how good you get at it, is not going to make you a competent racer.
Yes, some MA's are simply better than others. Let's not get into the "what is 'better'" argument, please.
7/23/2012 5:08pm, #219Beginners MindGuest
7/23/2012 5:11pm, #220Beginners MindGuest