Thread: Shou Shu; any redeeming factors?
7/27/2012 12:47am, #521
A neat part of the FAQ
Why don't I hear about Shou' shu' in the popular martial arts histories?
Actually there are a couple of reasons for this. One reason is because the art was underground
for so long. When the martial arts were outlawed in China, Shou' Shu' went underground. It
actually fell into the hands of the triads. The triads preserved it, but because they
7/27/2012 12:49am, #522
and the golden answer out of the FAQs
Do you Spar?
Not really. We have drills which are sparring like and designed to develop certain aspects of the
art. Unlike most schools which are focused around sparring, you will not find this at Sheng Chi
Kung Fu. We are a self defense art, not a sport. There are beneficial aspects of sparring and we
do have special classes outside of the regular curriculum which take advantage of these
benefits. These classes are invitation only and we only invite a student in when they are ready.
7/27/2012 12:51am, #523
Shou Shu; any redeeming factors?
Right now, Shou Shu's most verifiable factor seems to be the persistence of it's most fervent apologist, Beginners Mind. I can laud you for your ability to remain civil, although you're also occasionally extremely condescending.
Please go watch a Judo tournament in the near future.
If you take the time to learn the rules and are willing to join the parent Judo org that sponsors it (this mostly boils down to paying a rather low joining fee that includes a limited amount of health insurance for you if you get hurt), I think it would be a good litmus test for you.Shut the hell up and train.
7/27/2012 1:09am, #524
I particularly like this line:
Teachers are free to pass on arts regardless of their effectiveness. If they can convince their students that attaining such and such belt will render them invincible in the street, then that art will spread and that teacher's pockets will be filled.
Dum spiro, spero.
Tada gan iarracht.
7/27/2012 1:38am, #525
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Does any of the CMA guys know if this is in any way kung fu? Wearing the belt to the side during lessons and the techniques are a lot like kenpo. The OPs description of self defense techniques sound a lot like kenpo. The founder also studied kenpo.
7/27/2012 1:46am, #526
I've heard it called Shou' Shu' Karate, is it Karate?
No, it's Kung Fu. However, in the 70's the teaching methodologies of Kempo Karate were
incorporated to teach Shou' Shu'. The system of teaching through techniques was borrowed
from Kempo karate. Even a lot of Kempo techniques were used. When they were taught, the
animal motions of Shou' Shu' were applied to them. They were only used as a vehicle to teach
Shou' Shu'. Shou' Shu' is not these techniques, it is a set of principles which teach a highly
efficient system. However, take the animal principles out and you basically have kempo karate.
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Is Shou' Shu' similiar to other forms of Kung Fu?
Are there other systems similar to Shou' Shu' Kung Fu?
Probably, but we haven't found them yet. When looking at other arts we'll sometimes recognize
pieces but we've never encountered an art that has anything more than a few of the pieces.
7/27/2012 2:07am, #527
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But wait, there is animal forms and principals in many styles of kenpo.
So even if you don't strip away these principals it would be....ke?po!
7/27/2012 4:12am, #528
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7/27/2012 7:33am, #529GET A RED BELT OR DIE TRYIN'.
7/27/2012 8:13am, #530
Blue Belt: When you reach the high blue belt level, you will be moving 3-5 times faster than you can now. You will be able to defend yourself against 2-3 people at the same time.