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    "Super Hero" School Opening

    Wasn't the kid with this bright idea a bully?



    'Dark Guardian' to Open Superhero School in New York
    It's where all the future Spidermen and Catwomen will learn the tricks of their trade.


    At least that's the hope of self-proclaimed superhero Christopher Pollak, who goes by the moniker "Dark Guardian" and plans to open a school for superheroes in New York City early next year.

    "The idea is to teach martial arts and self-defense but also to teach heroic ideas and values at the same time," Pollak told ABC News on Wednesday. "Whether that's how to deal with bullies or how to help other people in the community, there will be a whole big curriculum to teach those things and we'll use superheroes to help learn lessons in the classroom."

    [Read the rest at the link above.]
    Surely having a superhero school out in public like that will lead to a supervillain just blowing it up!

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    I think the RLSH movement and the idea of a "superhero school" are both pretty silly, but its a little refreshing to hear heroic ideals taught alongside martial arts, which are usually taught alongside yuppie parents with ideals about how martial arts are for SELF DEFENSE ONLY and how fighting is NEVER, EVER the answer, and how the REAL martial artist ALWAYS WALKS AWAY FROM A FIGHT. But I'm also against a false sense of confidence that martial arts can bring, and I reckon teaching turn kicks and heroic ideals to superhero obsessed kids is a recipe for a kid to pick fights with bullies who can probably beat up a scrawny yellow belt or whatever.

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    So the gardian angels with capes.

    Look I like the idea of RLSH it is silly and they will probably get hurt or locked up. But hey beats sitting on the couch.
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    "Heroic reasons" is a great answer when someone asks why you practice martial arts.

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    Do you like my superhero costume?

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    I know it doesn't quite fit with my name, Captain Push-Hands, but it's a work in progress.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rivington View Post
    Do you like my superhero costume?

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    I know it doesn't quite fit with my name, Captain Push-Hands, but it's a work in progress.
    Make the black on the face into a handprint (and maybe a warning that pushing the face is not legal in push hands).

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    This basically a superhero movie inspired 21st century version of the the post 80s Ninja crazy so at least they won't be claiming their hero "lineage" goes back hundreds of years and the costumes will be much brighter

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    Quote Originally Posted by Permalost View Post
    I think the RLSH movement and the idea of a "superhero school" are both pretty silly, but its a little refreshing to hear heroic ideals taught alongside martial arts, which are usually taught alongside yuppie parents with ideals about how martial arts are for SELF DEFENSE ONLY and how fighting is NEVER, EVER the answer, and how the REAL martial artist ALWAYS WALKS AWAY FROM A FIGHT. But I'm also against a false sense of confidence that martial arts can bring, and I reckon teaching turn kicks and heroic ideals to superhero obsessed kids is a recipe for a kid to pick fights with bullies who can probably beat up a scrawny yellow belt or whatever.
    I am pretty much against moral ideals being taught alongside martial arts altogether, except insofar as they directly relate to martial arts training itself (don't be a dick to your uke, etc.). Morihei Ueshiba's philosophy didn't stop Steven Seagal from being the biggest douchebag in the known universe. The Tenets of Taekwondo didn't stop Angel Matos from kicking an Olympic judge in the face. And what qualifies a martial arts instructor to be a moral authority, anyway?

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    I like the idea, kind of reminds me of the Jedi academies i've heard about. I've always wanted to check one out. I'm a fairweather nerd though, don't really know enough about super hero lore to larp properly. I do know if there were a superhero school near me I'd have a hell of a lot of fun dojo storming as a villian(and I would be able to convince myself that i'm not just being a dick).

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    They should offer zombie defense classes. That would be honest advertisement at least.

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