Maybe it's called "goukan ryu" because the founder likes to anally violate other stylists with "kancho". :confused2
So you've been to Japan I take it? :toothy11:
I was actually born there, but left when I was like 3 years old.
Originally Posted by Nightstrike
There are a couple of GKR dojos in the Houston area, if anyone around there is interested in infiltrating one.
10950 Westheimer Rd.
Houston TX 77042
6521 Highway 6 North
Houston TX 77084
There are stacks in Australia, it's one of the biggest organisatons here. I never really considered it worth the time anymore.
It's McDojo, Bullshido, it's one of the biggest organizations in Aus, it's growing fast and expanding overseas. At what point does it become worth the time? Do you really want to wait until GKR is declared an Olympic sport?
I think you misunderstand my enthusiasm for willingness to be put in the hospital. Obviously, I don't think the injuries should actually be inflicted, but with many things, it's quite possible to apply some sort of force and say "I'm doing this with minimal effort, imagine how much it would hurt if I put some actual strength into it."
Alhazred I don't think that's really necessary. In BJJ classes we don't say "keep your arms, or else this will happen" and snap it with an armbar. Similarly when doing drills in muay thai, we don't say "keep your guard up" and kick them in the face when the guard drops.
At the level I'm at, my sensei will walk over to me and poke me between the ribs if I'm not guarding them during exercises (as guarding one's ribs is accomplished simply by being in stance correctly, this is a pretty good way to make sure everyone is practicing their stance when they should be.) Needless to say, after a couple of these, I had no trouble not forgetting to keep my arms up.
As with everying, it depends on the situation. No, I'm not even going to try against a trained opponent or even one who can throw a decent punch. There ARE idiots out there who would try to punch me in an exceedingly pathetic manner and leave their arm vulnerable. I expect the worst, but if something easier happens along, I'm not going to complain.
Do you really think it's that easy to break someones arm when a punch is coming AT you?
I already wasted several years on them, and I figured it wasn't worth the time off MMA to even visit one of their classes.
Originally Posted by DubhGhaill
Considering the fairly low participation of Australians on BS, I don't really bother. Australians who are on the site are already well aware of the faults in GKR.
I stumbled across this yesterday:
Looks like WR was right about kancho...
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