tai fu do / taifudo
Does anyone know what this style is?
“What is Tai Fu Do? It could more appropriately be said “what isn’t Tai Fu Do?” First and foremost, it must be made clear that Tai Fu Do is not a new martial art.”
“Tai Fu Do as a self-defense system refers to a curriculum devised by Ajarn Chiwin, and is drawn from his deep knowledge in a broad spectrum of martial arts. The focus is on practicality and applicability in multiple situations. Natural movement and realistic self-defense techniques are utilized to counter dangerous situations commonly encountered in today’s social environment.”
They really tell us nothing about their system. In addition, a lot of the page is in a language that I cannot speak or even identify (Hindu maybe). There are a lot of pictures on the site, maybe someone can identify the style that way…
There are some videos too…
To me it looks like Wing Chun mixed with Aikido.
Last edited by Olorin; 5/23/2005 3:50pm at .
The lauguage seems to be either Thai or Burmese.Whatever it is? It's not Indian.Although, they seem to have adapted to white gi's and in the picture gallery is limited to only what looks like a seminar.
They are doing grappling too.
Oh lord, yet another buffet line.
In addition, would people read the stories section. Something seems off to me…all the stories are written in a similar style. It seems to me that one person wrote all of the personal testimonials (the ones in English…I do not know Thai).
Each section stated that the story is by the pictured student. These examples are the last paragraph of each of the four english language personal narratives…
“That week I realized I was watching something special within martial arts: the culmination of many years of intense personal training and the beginning of a new period in which that training is translated to transferable knowledge. You see, when one person devotes himself to something so totally, the fruits of that devotion must inevitably be passed on to others. I was being asked to participate in that process, and I was eager to do so…”
“As the gravity of Vicharns words started to hit home, I knew it was the perfect answer to the dillema that I had been struggling with, and as I watched the world go by the outside of my wobbly train carriage on the way to Hatyai (home of Tai Fu DO) I started to feel a part of me alive again.”
“So it happened that Tai Fu Do found me in a small park in Thonburi. As for Sangop and I’s training and how I came to live again in Thonburi (where I currently train in the recently formed Thonburi Tai Fu Do club), that’s a story for Chapter Two.”
“At the time of writing, I have been here exactly one month, and in terms of martial arts training, can honestly say that my expectations have been exceeded. My body aches, my head is being filled with knowledge, and I know there is much more to come…..”
Is this the way normal people write? It sounds like the work of an amateur but trained fiction author.
Last edited by Olorin; 5/23/2005 4:20pm at .
Mmmmmm.... Thai Foodo...
It's a Rex Kwon Do offshot developed by Ajarn Chiwin after fighting for 3 seasons in the octagon.
This is what I thought at first. Tai Fu the PS video game.
Last edited by It is Fake; 5/23/2005 6:51pm at .
i loved it. much better than cats. i'm going to see it again and again.