12/05/2013 10:13am, #51
Watched the clp. Didn't like the music
I approve of Omega's testing procedures. Props to everyone especially to the girl in red.
12/05/2013 11:13am, #52
12/05/2013 11:32am, #53
2. I wouldn't call it "my testing procedures", I tried to mold this according to what I thought the members would like to see.
3. Thank you, she's my daughter.
12/05/2013 12:05pm, #54
This is probably a higher bar than 99% of all black belt tests, across most styles.
What this would say to me (Joe consumer) is that Valhalla has very high standards for their particular BB program. Other martial artists themselves will either love it or hate it, but word will get around that Valhalla has the r34l and your BB will actually mean something in your market...when you consider how many thousands of crappy BB programs surround your gym, this kind of video would tend to invite the discriminating MA customer, ie one who has already made up their mind to train hard and swallow the pain before they even show up.
I think there are those customers who come and never have a hope of attaining your BB, customers that will be inspired along the way to do so, and the ones who drool at the thought of training at Valhalla. I think this video hits at least the latter two prospective customer groups, and discourages the first.
And imho, any good test of arms should include trivia, physical challenges, and an obstacle course.
Oh and you should add some sort of awesome prize on top of the BB. Send one lucky BB to Space Camp:
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12/09/2013 12:44pm, #55
12/09/2013 1:38pm, #56
the kohaku shiai is a pretty good system, but it has a couple of things that make it tough for someone in my shoes.
* they only happens 2x a year here (not so bad, but my schedule always causes me to miss one of them, so 1x a year for me. more would be nice, but i understand why they only have two
* the masters division (40+) is full of large people. as a 42 year old who competes at 66kg, i get the choice of fighting someone roughly my age *or* someone roughly my size. this isn't the fault of the USJF, it just sucks for me
* the recent IJF rule changes (last 5 years) make it harder for a smaller player to beat a larger one (no leg attacks) again, not the USJF's fault, but it sucks for me.
so the kohaku shiai is pretty much the best system i have seen so far for judo, and i have no suggestions on how to change it, other than magically getting more people into judo to allow for more populated and frequent shiai."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
"When I was a little boy, I had a sailor suit, but it didn't mean I was in the Navy." - Mtripp on the subject of a 5 year old karate black belt
"Without actual qualifications to be a Zen teacher, your instructor is just another roundeye raping Asian culture for a buck." - Errant108
"Seriously, who gives a **** what you or Errant think? You're Asian males, everyone just ignores you, unless you're in a krotty movie." - new2bjj
12/09/2013 4:14pm, #57
That being said, it'd be a hard thing to determine an style such as mine compared to one who has a competition side built into it.
a. San Shou
4. Multiple person
Then we'd have to pressure test the x factor of skill knowledge, so we introduce fatigue.
I'm starting to see why there are so many Mcdojos out there.
Some of you guys would rather see this: