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    Back in 2002:
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    No, but given that the name is a mixture of mandarin and kantonese, I doubt it is that "authentic". Nevertheless, translated it would mean "Tang family boxing methods".

    Refering to a Tang family is not a good idea, since the famous "Hands of the Tang" refered to the Tang dynasty. Calling a dynasty of an emperor a "family" would be an affront. Therefore it was called "Tang shou tao".
    So, someone called shenanigans over a decade ago.
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    Back in 2002

    So, someone called shenanigans over a decade ago.
    If it really is bullshit, how are they still teaching?!
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    If it really is bullshit, how are they still teaching?!
    You're new here, but do you really need to ask that question?
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    If it really is bullshit, how are they still teaching?!
    Same reason a fiction story is now a religion. People will believe anything.
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    I realise there is a lot of **** out there, it's just depressing that it's allowed to carry on unchecked. People who train there will probably think they can defend themselves, but are seemingly learning absolute rubbish.
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    Yes and there are people who would say the same thing about race, gender, sexual orientation, religion and many other things. These things occur unchecked, so the same thing happens in martial arts.
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    I realise there is a lot of **** out there, it's just depressing that it's allowed to carry on unchecked. People who train there will probably think they can defend themselves, but are seemingly learning absolute rubbish.
    Absolutely, and that's sort of the fuel that drives Bullshido. Just think, though - pre-internet, it was even worse since checking up on someone's claims involved actual legwork instead of the virtual kind.

    The best we can hope for is to have a potential student google an instructor, and see what information we've been able to gather, to make an informed decision before putting any money down.
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    Has anybody contacted this puissant martial artist yet? I would most definitely like to receive whatever wisdom he cares to dispense.

    I will be contacting him later today.
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    I realise there is a lot of **** out there, it's just depressing that it's allowed to carry on unchecked. People who train there will probably think they can defend themselves, but are seemingly learning absolute rubbish.
    Absolutely, and on top of low quality teaching it's irresponsible and downright dangerous. Students might use techniques that simply don't work, cause injury to themselves when applied with any kind of force, or leave vulnerable areas open to attack. It could also lead to students escalating or jumping into situations they think they can handle and getting badly hurt.

    I feel sorry for people who get taken in by this type of rubbish. At worst Sifu Gary is a liar, at best he's seriously deluded and wasted his life on this tripe.
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    "Within the first few weeks, Gary learnt the skills to keep him safe from physical attack, but preferred not to hit back."

    Hmm. When he was 5. Three weeks of training and he had both the abilities and the self control to make that sort of decision.

    "Gary’s twenty five years of experience, training and dedication has now lead him to become the creator of Tang Lang Kung Jutsu. He now carries the title of Soke which means Head of Family and Creator."

    Why, when you're only 30, would you have the hubris to title yourself "Soke"? Surely that should be about the age where you realise how much there is still to learn. If you're calling yourself Soke at 30, it probably means your teachers aren't very good / need to give you a smack.

    I look forward to hearing his response to resonance10.
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