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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt W.
    Can someone give me the Cliff's notes on this? There is a "Kung Fu For Life" place here in Spokane that (so I heard) used to be a Temple Kung Fu school. Allegedly they closed and reopened under the new name (and new management?) due to controversy surrounding TKF.
    This will sum it fairly nicely. I had a link that went through everything but, I can't find it now. I may have to check my old computer.

    http://www.kungfu4u.com/_disc3/00000990.htm

    This is the one that got me interested. I'll add more links as I find them.

    Basically think of all the derisive things about Shaolin-do. Guy learns one thing and apparently fits the market demand by switching with the times. Karate, Kung Fu, SHaolin, etc etc etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt W.
    Can someone give me the Cliff's notes on this? There is a "Kung Fu For Life" place here in Spokane that (so I heard) used to be a Temple Kung Fu school. Allegedly they closed and reopened under the new name (and new management?) due to controversy surrounding TKF.
    Basically their have been many splits from Simons group. KFL is one of them. From what I understand Simons actions lead to his senior students leaving/expelled and they moved on to create new systems based on his made up system.

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    We had a TKD guy set up shop as a Kung fu school down the block from the TEMPLE, and the ironic part was teh TKF guys were complaining that the TKD guys were not kung fu....I laughed

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    Quote Originally Posted by kensei
    Basically their have been many splits from Simons group. KFL is one of them. From what I understand Simons actions lead to his senior students leaving/expelled and they moved on to create new systems based on his made up system.
    Ah, that explains the appearance of a Kung Fu for Life in the south end of my city....

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    Did someone copy the old forum with Httracker etc?

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    Is there TKF affiliates in Toronto? I would love to go down for a free class, lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heng fa
    I think that would be a fantastic resource to have in here, as we constantly have people contact us about them asking questions.
    Seconded.
    " If one wants to have a friend one must also want to wage war for him: and to wage war one must be capable of being an enemy." - Fr. Nietzsche 'On The Friend' Thus Spake Zarathustra

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    Quote Originally Posted by marcell
    Is there TKF affiliates in Toronto? I would love to go down for a free class, lol.
    Dunno if there are any more, but there used to be. Temple Kung Fu and Energy Lakes Kung Fu were the two names they operated under IIRC.

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    No such thing as a free class.

    It goes like this:
    Trial package
    Orange belt program
    Trial package end-date
    Kung Fu Club (brown belt program)
    Relentless hustling of books, uniforms, pads, shoes, rambling, nonsensical meditation lectures
    Pai Hu Shi (black belt program)
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    Weird pressure to join the Neo-Chan Buddhist Temple (monotheistic, homophobic, yet supposedly Zen)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Repulsive Monkey
    No such thing as a free class.

    It goes like this:
    Trial package
    Orange belt program
    Trial package end-date
    Kung Fu Club (brown belt program)
    Relentless hustling of books, uniforms, pads, shoes, rambling, nonsensical meditation lectures
    Pai Hu Shi (black belt program)
    Kung Fu Club End-date
    Weird pressure to join the Neo-Chan Buddhist Temple (monotheistic, homophobic, yet supposedly Zen)
    Well, it claims on their site you actually get TWO WEEKS free. In any case, I would love to go down there and ask if I can try class for free. Or just take a class an then not pay, then I can report back how deadly it was.

    The site claimss there is an East and West end school in Toronto, but it's an US site., so maybe they closed down.

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