Posted On:12/18/2004 3:40am
I smell another sponsorship for yet another throwdown
Posted On:12/18/2004 4:59am
Style: TKD, MT
Jungle-mania and Liu: I'm not saying the school is bad, I just didn't know exactly what to expect. Just because it didn't meet my (probably very off) idea of how it would look like doesnt automatically qualify it as a sucky school.
I know of Chris' qualifications, as well as of his injury, and I took that into account when I visited the school. As it is however, I'm rather glad I didn't join it because I'm getting a lot more activity at NUS. The trainings are longer and more demanding, and the people there are pretty friendly as well.
Posted On:12/18/2004 10:34am
No worries, no harm done. BTW is Mr Tan Kheng Juan still the head coach there? It has been a long while since I was there, almost 2 years. Also is Lai Han Seng still co-instructing there?
Posted On:12/19/2004 9:24am
Yep, they're both still there, and they're both awesome.
Posted On:12/19/2004 9:37am
Style: Sandbagged BJJ white belt
What does everyone hate Hannibal? Sure, I've read some pretty boring posts where he just blurts out things everybody here already knows, but I've seen plenty of others do the same without attracting all these flames.
Really, I'm just curious. I love messageboard politics, pecking orders and social structures. It's just so wonderfully bizarre.
I pointed at him [the panhandler], bringing my rear hand up in a subtle approximation of the double Wu Sau guard that is the default hand position in Wing Chun Kung Fu.
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Posted On:12/19/2004 10:03am
PoleFighter.. I think you need to read the last 6 months of Hannibal's posts.
He used to be really rebellious, and even admitted he did no training, but was still prepared to comment on the OBVIOUS effectiveness of ninjutsu or whatever..
But we wore him down.. (major props to Shumagorath for his ongoing and consistent efforts) He went and apparently visited a Kyokushin School to see what they did in his search for a suitable style that he could commence once his 'injury' had healed. (or he was sick, or something)
He came back from the demo of the school saying how much Kyokushin Sucked. He was then hammered HARD by many many people here who know the opposite.
That's the point at which he caved. From then on, he apparently 'joined' up with Kyokushin, and pretty much agrees with anything that any senior site member says. Just like a parrot.
He'll regurgitate some **** he heard a week ago - but get the details wrong.
Worstly - He'll make up any excuse he can to not meet anyone from this site in person.
Hannibal..I bet you love it how people talk about you like you aren't even in the room..
Rightio everyone - have I missed anything important? or does that about cover it?
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Posted On:12/19/2004 7:34pm
Lifetime, I used to train under them, they are one of the best in TKD in Singapore and the TKD training at NUS is very tough compared to most other schools, with the exception of NTU (their arch-rival in the Varsity games) who always seems to a month or 2 ahead of the competition in training. It would seem to me that you are more gamed for tough pyhsical training and less on the technical side. Now, don't get me wrong on this, but it is not that TKD does not have a technical side to it, but there is a stronger emphasis to be better at certain techniques than any others due to the rules of the game.
If you are keen to train in MMA, you got to be more rounded and have alot more technical knowledge as a first priority, hence the need to drill in the basics in all aspects of the combat field. Conditioning is pretty much a DIY.
The rule of thumb is the rules of the game decide the way you fight, take a look at how every fighter in their own art stand differently from others. The more rules there is, the more emphasis on conditioning, since it is the dominant deciding factor. The less rules there is, the more technical you have to be, soyou can last alot longer. Although this is a very rough gauge on martial sports and can vary, depending on the level of skill and cardio of the fighters in a match.
Posted On:12/19/2004 7:54pm
I asked you about the claims you made about your judo coach in a different thread, him being a former heavy world champion and olympic participant for the Czechs.
( best teacher thread)
You seem to have a no-bullshit approach when it comes to other people in this forum, that's why I am wondering why you haven't answered on my questions.
Maybe you didn't see them.
Posted On:12/19/2004 8:09pm
AFS: Quite right you are. I'm sorry, I didn't see the question. In answer to your question - Bruce Mok - the friend that introduced me to the club was the one that told me about Milos' history with the sport. Given that he is on the current Olympic coaching team - I never doubted it. I'll do some research for you to give you a better answer.
Posted On:12/19/2004 8:15pm
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