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    Quote Originally Posted by burningflames View Post
    but that isnt how kung fu works, just look up xingyi and bagua on wike. isnt that awesome? Im excited but I think im leaning toward learning the five ancestral animals first.... while i can be fit enough to perform to that level of conditioning...
    Then shut the **** up and do it already. Go to a class.

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    Quote Originally Posted by burningflames View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by bigmike_ebw View Post
    **** it, im just going to ask.

    Do you want to learn how to fight, or how to perform?
    I want to learn kung fu!
    Kung fu can teach you either. Which one do you want?

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    You're either a really unsubtle troll or a total moron.

    If you want to do cool forms go do Wushu.

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    see this is why i'm not a mod, i would have banned this guy already, don't care if he's an idiot or a troll. we don't need him here (on earth, OR our forums.)
    "Face punches are an essential character building part of a martial art. You don't truly love your children unless you allow them to get punched in the face." - chi-conspiricy
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    Teach yourself Yellow Bamboo. Should be right up your alley.

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    I would just like to know what the first school is offering. what is five animal kung fu? Is it really ancestral to wing chun and karate?

    where did it come from to be taught at this school?

    is it a good school?

    what is it really teaching?

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    Quote Originally Posted by burningflames View Post
    The chinese place with xingyi and ba gua zha also teaches southern crane and tiger. i dont know if this is the same as th crane and tiger taught in the "five animals" of kung fu. I hope it is, that school is sounding better and better. The teacher there reminded me that xingyi has animal forms in it as well.

    I think that must be a great school, san shou, southern tiger and crane, xing yi and bagua zha plus tai chi.

    what exactly is southern crane and tiger

    The five animals school is also a yoga studio. I cannot decide but I am pretty excited to try them out in person.
    No, they really don't have animal forms in the sense you are trolling about. He is either trying to upsell or doesn't know what he is saying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by It is Fake View Post
    No, they really don't have animal forms in the sense you are trolling about. He is either trying to upsell or doesn't know what he is saying.
    he said it had "some"

    and i am unaware of what kind of animal form i am trolling about. im just trying to learn

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    Quote Originally Posted by burningflames View Post
    im just trying to learn

    The evidence contradicts this statement.

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    I know cultural relativism is a big thing in anthropology. Cultural relativism kind of assumes that judging one culture by another's standards is a barrier to learning. However, when we're talking real martial arts, we can find ways to draw conclusions about martial arts, if we assume that they are teaching a person how to fight. There's a very large body of evidence of fighters from different (and/or multiple) styles, and animal kung fu, wing chun, and shotokan don't have great records (yes Machida did shotokan, but he did other arts as well). If you look at the training methods, you can see why. Fighting is a fast-paced, unchoreographed, multi-person endeavor, and the styles you mention tend to practice in a choreographed, single person routines. This is okay to catalogue principles and so forth, but it shouldn't be the majority of training time. However, a lot of places, it is the central focus, because the art is taught in a linear way and there's just so many forms to learn. Therefore, their training is inadequate for fighting, especially against people trained to deal with an unchoreographed bout.

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