11/21/2004 5:30pm, #31
Originally Posted by PeedeeShaolin
- Join Date
- Mar 2004
- Wing Chun
Straight-blast Gym and the Gracie's successful schools are cases in point. Sites like Bullshido are only going to increase the demand for serious, demanding training. People all over the world who've been trying hard at some TMA, but can't shake the niggling feeling that they aren't really learning 'how to fight' are reading this site and looking, right now, for clubs where hard-sparring is practiced and the moons of jupiter are never discussed.
11/21/2004 5:31pm, #32Originally Posted by KungFuDoesWork
11/21/2004 5:42pm, #33Originally Posted by Shumagorath
11/21/2004 5:43pm, #34Originally Posted by Shumagorath
Yes. I'm thinking about going back into formal training. That sounds like exactly what I'll look for.
I'm uncertain as to style... I want practical over formal and I'd like to combine with weapon training -but practicla weapons - small knives and pistols.NextGuard = Paul from Atlanta
Ten years experience can be ten true years or one year repeated ten times.
11/21/2004 5:48pm, #35
If the bags don't stay up then I'm not keeping my promise to rejoin this summer. Sean extended my contract for a couple months because I didn't freeze it while I was living downtown, and asked me to repay the favour.
I didn't even know they had bags, and now I refuse to join a gym without them.
11/21/2004 5:52pm, #36
I think kid classes are a great idea if they are used to lay a groundwork and get a kid interested in MA. Of course most parents want their kids to get a blackbelt, yell KIA!! and talk about their chi. "Little Johnny is getting picked on can you turn him into an unstoppable death machine capable of stopping hearts with his mind?" "Sure, just sign this 5 year contract for 150 dollars a month." "That will make little Johnny a killing machine?" "Of course, we will channel his chi and turn his inner warrior samurai gladiator loose." "Ok does that package come with a blackbelt?" "Only after 3 months of kind of hard work."
11/21/2004 6:01pm, #37Originally Posted by Shumagorath
11/21/2004 6:04pm, #38
Is there somewhere to hang them at least? Because I have this big Everlast bag I don't have anywhere to hang and I would gladly haul it the three blocks to and from the gym.
11/21/2004 6:11pm, #39
- Join Date
- Nov 2004
- hmm... it's awful dark in here
- TKD, BJJ
Why would having heavy bags be bad for their image? And if not the hanging kind, there are the ones that have bases on the ground. Not as good, but it can substitute if needed. I was at one place that, because of the building the school was in, there was nothing strong enough to hang a heavy bag from. So they just put in the ground mounted ones.
11/21/2004 6:14pm, #40Originally Posted by tkdan28