San Soo in My McDojang
After a lazy weekend of fun and games I was eager to get back to the McDojang and train some . Monday I show up for class and as I come in the backdoor there is an old man with white hair standing by the office talking to three or four of the TKD blackbelts . Next to him was tall broad shouldered dude who looked slightly nervouse.
I ignored these people assuming they were some deadly black belts from Louisville checking in on us out here in the stix . I changed in the bathroom and bounced out to head to class . I turned the corner and heard one of the black belts say to the old man " you should talk to BMF , he is all about training hard and learning how to fight " . I laughed and walked over to see why they were making fun of me .
Turns out they werent .. this old man was talking about "San Soo" and how bad ass it was , He is going to be teaching a San Soo class during the Hapkido class now . I of course being the retard I am told him "Thats awesome I have been reviewing the rule set for it becouse I will more than likely be using them @ a upcoming competition(Nashville Throwdown )"
His responce was " thats a lie San Soo is too deadly for the ring , we have eye pokes and jugular bite and groin shots . " He then handed me a nine page handout of random crap and too deadly for sparring propoganda .
I then read Shan Soo across the top of the page and laughed . I thought he was saying San Shou I explained that and spelled it out for him , he responded with " There is no such thing " .
I blinked @ him a few times then asked " So there is no San Shou ? , No chinese kick boxing with take downs ? "
his reply " No such thing " ....
I know better than that but didnt say anything yet .
He starts talking about how everyone should always be afraid for their lives and the safety of they families . He says no sport M.A. will prepair you as well as San Soo in those area's . He talked of throat punches killing people with a high percentage and pressure points that cripple even drugged out wild men who do any other Martial Arts .So by this time I am almost laughing in this guys face. luckily class starts up so I tell him I will see him on the mat ( hoping of course he would maybe share some of his teachings with us, no such luck though ) .
Our class was really weak monday . Standing nonresistant joint locks and striking drills on each other . A little bit of breakfalls and takedows and some rolling ( like judo rolls, front rolls,and back rolls not grappling ) . The old man watches us more than teaches his only student , though I must say I spent some time distracted watching him" teach " the big nervouse looking guy more than I should have .
After class ended I sat around waiting for a ride home . The old man and his student are still on the mat becouse cardioboxing wasnt going down that evening .
I sat in shock as I watched the old man suck wind and gasp trying to walk his student through some useless wild flailing of the arms in big circles drill . Since the old man was using the giant foam bat looking thing to pretend to hit his student I assume that was some sort of blocking technic , I am not a Kung Fu guy anymore ...but I have some knowledge ... I will openly say I have no fucking clue what the hell the old man was teaching .
I did a search for San Soo here on Bullshido and the internet so far all I have come up with is a bunch of "RAH RAH RAH !!! San Soo is the deadly ! " or San Soo is bullshit .
Wednesday the old man is gonna be there again. I am thinking of seeing if I can jump in and see what he is teaching first hand . I am in the proccess of getting more info on this dude . If he is as full of **** as I think he is ... I will have a full report and disclosure forthcoming .
Last edited by BackFistMonkey; 10/18/2005 6:03pm at .
this is the first four pages transcribed word for word , letter for letter .. sorry I dont have a scanner to truly show how shitty the handout is ....
Originally Posted by stupid hand out from San Soo Guy
Tough is not how you act, tough is how you train.
Isn't there a recognized governing body for San Shou? Isn't that what Cung Le competes under?
Hmmmm..... why yes there is. IKF.
Tell this pud to go to www.cungle.com and then ask him if there's no such thing as San Shou.
I hate old people.
Wow. The worst thing I've heard in my current McDojang is, "No, we don't kick to the legs in sparring, but we do drill them with pads. Kicking there isn't good anyway. It only takes _lbs of pressure to break the knee."
I bow to you.
I was going to give you some sarcastic advice about showing this guy up, but I think it's actually more serious than that.
I would seriously consider talking to the head of your Dojang. Show him the stupid handout. Have him sit in on one of this guy's classes. My guess is that he will be invited to teach somewhere else.
Even in a McDojang, reputation is everything. This clown could cause a serious dent in the school's business.
Something you could do to change his mind is telling him about this site......
"Grandmaster Jimmy Woo?" What a fucking joke. He got his shorts stuffed big time by Rudy TerLinden years ago and backed down in public ... lost all face.
Most of Chin Siu Dek's peeps are older Choy Li Fut guys ... not a bad group ... just brain washed with the whole origin of system being the Kwan Yin Temple myth bullshit. Buddhism does NOT support killing - maiming and the like.
The Temple is real enough, it's in Southern China ... outside Pon Hong Villiage. How fucking retarded is citing to that particular Temple as the origin of a brutal killing hand? Consider this, Kwan Yin is known as the Buddhist Goddess of Compassion.
**** up that old Man big time ... lure him into doing something and simply "miss" or "miss time" a bit ... splatter his nose all over his face. Bummer you are so far away ... I truly enjoy beating the **** out of "too deadly peeps" ... kind of a hobby of mine.
I hope Evil Asia doesn't catch this thread ... he'll rub it in ... yet another allegedly TCMA bullshit factory ... what a fucking joke ... gets harder to clean away the garbage every day and I'm rapidly aging out.
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Originally Posted by Feryk
* deep breath *
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wooo ... * snickers * ok sorry , man that brought a tear to my eye . The dude is there becouse he knows and likes my GM and vice versa I am sure .
and the rep my GM wants is basicly " M.A. for health and personal betterment " not "M.A. is for combat" . As a matter of fact I will more than likely catch heat for calling this fool out ....
Originally Posted by Stupid Handout
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