221984 Bullies, 4183 online  
  • Register
Our Sponsors:

Results 1 to 10 of 11
Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Sponsored Links Spacer Image
  1. JKing is offline

    No longer a Kaju-Critic

    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Posts
    724

    Posted On:
    7/14/2004 12:48am

    supporting member
     Style: Kajukenbo, BJJ

    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!

    Tat Mau Wong - McDojo or not?

    I read about Tat Mau wong a long while ago while waiting at a book with a friend (in black belt magazine... yeah, I know). From the reading it said he was a FULL CONTACT FIGHTER before coming to America. My question is this:


    Is Tat Mau Wong McDojo, or does he teach valuable fighting? I'm not planning on training in his schools (I dont even live near one) I'm just curious. Is this TMA as it should be, or just the same old same old?



    For those who've never heard of Tat Wong, heres a short biography from his own website: http://www.tatwong.com/master.htm
  2. Gezere is offline
    Gezere's Avatar

    My guns bigger than Scrapper's!

    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Location
    Rhineland Pfalz, Der Vaderland
    Posts
    10,588

    Posted On:
    7/14/2004 1:09am

    supporting member
     Style: Kakutogi

    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    I haven't seen Tat Mau Wong.* We shared the same sifu, Lee Koon Hong. Both were full contact fighters in HK before coming to America. He is a Choy Lay Fut guy. CLF is one of the more practical forms of KF out there and does have a reputation for fighting. (mosty by Tang member though) He has gotten big over the year and I don't know, or think, he went the McDojo route. I say go to one of his schools and see. Yes you will do forms and they have lion dancing but that in itself does not make a McDojo.


    *Edit: Meant to say I haven't seen him in years. I met him almost 9 yrs ago.
    ______
    Xiao Ao Jiang Hu Zhi Dong Fang Bu Bai (Laughing Proud Warrior Invincible Asia) Dark Emperor of Baji!!!

    RIP SOLDIER

    Didn't anyone ever tell him a fat man could never be a ninja
    -Gene, GODHAND

    You can't practice Judo just to win a Judo Match! You practice so that no matter what happens, you can win using Judo!
    The key to fighting two men at once is to be much tougher than both of them.
    -Daniel Tosh
  3. Omar is offline

    Baji demigod.

    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Location
    Xi'an, P.R.C.
    Posts
    4,249

    Posted On:
    7/14/2004 1:51am

    Join us... or die
     Style: Chinese Kung Fu

    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    They can fight alright. I personally don't think his schools are the best. But quality is bound to suffer a bit when you franchise.
    Fighting evil and upholding justice in blue silk pajamas baby!
    http://youtube.com/watch?v=UGaYD_wcaIg

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=6Uepo9ahg-M

    Bah!!! Puny Humans.


  4. redrover is offline

    Registered Member

    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    510
    Posts
    118

    Posted On:
    7/14/2004 2:24am


     Style: On the injured list....

    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Back in the late 80's and 90's he was the host of the Kung Fu theater TV series in the Bay Area. I knew some guys that trained in his SF school. His students loved to fight and enter full contact or San Shou comps., because of that I dont think his school is a McDojo.
  5. Omar is offline

    Baji demigod.

    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Location
    Xi'an, P.R.C.
    Posts
    4,249

    Posted On:
    7/14/2004 2:27am

    Join us... or die
     Style: Chinese Kung Fu

    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Which one of his schools....there are several.
    Fighting evil and upholding justice in blue silk pajamas baby!
    http://youtube.com/watch?v=UGaYD_wcaIg

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=6Uepo9ahg-M

    Bah!!! Puny Humans.


  6. Mr. Mantis is offline
    Mr. Mantis's Avatar

    One Ambulance, Eleven Cops...

    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    under the sink
    Posts
    6,338

    Posted On:
    7/14/2004 12:46pm

    Join us... or die
     Style: Kung Fu

    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Tat Mau Wong is legit.
    “We are surrounded by warships and don’t have time to talk. Please pray for us.” — One Somali Pirate.
  7. Zendetta is offline

    Senior Member

    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    SF Bay area
    Posts
    2,681

    Posted On:
    7/14/2004 1:30pm

    Join us... or die
     Style: MMA, functional JKD

    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    One of my lady friends trained San Shou with TW's people in san francisco - she was a bad bitch too. The do forms, have a black belt club, charge a bit of cash $$$ - but they also train and compete in San shou and I think they produce some good fighters.
    "You know what I like about you, William? You like guns AND meditation."
  8. Matt Stone is offline
    Matt Stone's Avatar

    U.S. Army

    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    Wahiawa, Hawaii
    Posts
    1,246

    Posted On:
    7/14/2004 8:48pm

    supporting member
     Style: FMA, CMA, & more

    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Tat is probably legit, but his Brazilian franchise schools are a big bunch of suck ups...

    When I went to Tat's tournament back around 1997 or so, the Brazilian delegation (there had to be at least 50 or more of them) formed a large block in the stands... Anytime Tat would show his face, or one of Tat's students (from whatever school) would do even passably well, they'd erupt in chorus after chorus of "SEE FOO TATMAUWONG!!! SEE FOO TATMAUWONG!!!" Over and over and over... It was enough that pretty much everyone that wasn't TMW or an affiliate was chanting along with saying "WILL YOU SHUTTHEFUCKUP?!?!"

    They were really annoying...
  9. defacedcreation is offline

    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    3

    Posted On:
    10/16/2007 9:57pm

    Bullshido Newbie
     Style: San Shou Kickboxing

    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    I can tell you that the traditional Choy Li Fut schools have slowly gone the route of the McDojo, although they're still a bit away from that.

    The San Shou kickboxing center in San Francisco is legitimate though, although it isn't quite as hardcore as you might see at Fairtex or World Team USA. We have some people that fight amateur like myself, and the main instructor is on the American National San Shou team that's competing in China next month.

    Overall, it's not the most hardcore gym you can find, but it's great if you want to learn San Shou in San Francisco.
  10. jdinca is offline
    jdinca's Avatar

    Registered Member

    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    SF Bay Area
    Posts
    1,053

    Posted On:
    10/16/2007 11:16pm


     Style: Chinese Kenpo

    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Not sure what his franchise schools are like but Tat Mau Wong is the real deal.
Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Powered by vBulletin™© contact@vbulletin.com vBulletin Solutions, Inc. 2011 All rights reserved.