Posted On:6/04/2004 2:38am
Style: Hung Ga Gung Fu + Judo
I was just wondering if anybody in the Bay Area has heard anything about this YC Wong's Kung Fu Studio on Sacramento St. in Chinatown (san fran). Also if anyone in the Bay Area (I'm around SFSU) would like to train or exchange techniques or something please post something. Its been a while since I have done some good sparring and I would really like to get to meet some people that share a genuine interest in REAL martial arts. (Unfortunetely, I'll be in SoCal until August). Just don't kill me or else my mom will yell at me.
Posted On:6/04/2004 4:45am
Style: Chinese Kung Fu
I trained there for 8 years. What do you want to know.
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Posted On:6/04/2004 1:23pm
How often do they spar? Is it light or full contact? Is the style effective? What do they encompass in the regimen (Locks, groundwork, throws etc.)? And could you please tell me about your overall experience and opinion of the place. Also are their any other good MA schools in the Bay Area? Thanks alot Omar your reply will really help me out.
Posted On:6/04/2004 2:06pm
Style: jits with hits
Originally posted by parthenon
Also are their any other good MA schools in the Bay Area?
Hmm... let's see... there's a bunch of Gracie Academies... and then there's the Fairtex gym...
So yeah, I'd say all you've got is access to some of the best martial arts schools in the nation.
Hope to see you at a NorCal throwdown. There's one on the 13th in Berkeley, if you can make it.
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Posted On:6/04/2004 2:16pm
I'm new in the Bay Area so your reply really helps alot. I'm a freshman at SFSU.
Aww man I would love to go to the throwdown and i was really looking foward to it but I have to leave for SoCal this weekend. I'll be back in August though I'll do everything in my power to make it to the next one. I hope you guys have a great time at the NorCal throwdown and learn alot.
Posted On:6/04/2004 2:22pm
There are also cheaper options and good schools in other arts, just so you know.
Posted On:6/04/2004 2:50pm
Please enlighten me
Posted On:6/04/2004 2:54pm
What are you looking for?
Posted On:6/04/2004 3:13pm
I can't decide whether i should focus on a striking art or a grappling one, I know i need to work on both since i haven't done either in a while. I'm looking for something practical but I can't decide between striking or grappling. What do you think is more important in your opinion?
Posted On:6/04/2004 3:57pm
I wouldn't say either is more important. You need both. I'd say the most important factor is what you enjoy, plus the school's price and proximity, because those are what guarantee that you keep training and don't burn out.
I prefer grappling because I don't like getting hit in the head. It's personal. Since you don't seem to be leaning one way or the other, I'd say just try the different schools in the area and see which you like and which you can afford. After that, you'll probably have some more specific questions that you can ask here. Plus, maybe SFSU's got a judo club or something.
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