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    Quote Originally Posted by Memnoch1207
    What's wrong with books?

    Books are a great supplement to training.
    As long as you aren't learning only from books, books provide a wealth of information about technique, training etc...

    i have several books related to training....

    Mastering Jiu-jitsu - Renzo Gracie
    Kodakan Judo - Jigoro Kano

    Numerous boxing related books...
    theres nothing wrong with books, but they cant be your soul source of instruction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Method2Madness
    theres nothing wrong with books, but they cant be your soul source of instruction.
    agreed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Abominable Snowman
    That is awesome.
    As for the rest of the FAQ, the mere fact that they offer private lessons screams bullshido, as far as I'm concerned.

    Is that common in the states? I've never trained at a gym that offered private lessons for an extra fee.

    http://www.beyondkungfu.com/files/pr...html#blacksash
    Yeah...okay. That settles that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Memnoch1207
    What's wrong with books?

    Books are a great supplement to training.
    As long as you aren't learning only from books, books provide a wealth of information about technique, training etc...

    i have several books related to training....

    Mastering Jiu-jitsu - Renzo Gracie
    Kodakan Judo - Jigoro Kano

    Numerous boxing related books...
    There's nothing wrong with books, per se. And both books, and instructional videos, are neat supplements to training. But you can't learn to fight by reading any more than you can learn to fight by doing kata.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mjelva
    That is awesome.
    As for the rest of the FAQ, the mere fact that they offer private lessons screams bullshido, as far as I'm concerned.

    Is that common in the states? I've never trained at a gym that offered private lessons for an extra fee.

    http://www.beyondkungfu.com/files/pr...html#blacksash
    Yeah...okay. That settles that.
    Screams bullshido?

    Oy Vey....

    Bullshido=martial techniques or claims that don't really work.

    Mcdojo=commecialized water down approach to mass produce martial arts with very little substance.

    I believe you're thinking on the Mcdojo side of this.

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    Oh, yes, that's the one. Thanks.

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    I asked to see the "head instructors" certificates he had nothing to show for his so called "many years" of being a sifu.

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    Quote Originally Posted by squirrelstyle
    I asked to see the "head instructors" certificates he had nothing to show for his so called "many years" of being a sifu.

    Not to come to his defense but what does that have to do with anything? Most "Sifu's" couldn't produce many things in ways of certificates.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mjelva
    the mere fact that they offer private lessons screams bullshido, as far as I'm concerned.
    That's funny. BJJ has a long claim of encouraging privates.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mjelva
    That is awesome.
    As for the rest of the FAQ, the mere fact that they offer private lessons screams bullshido, as far as I'm concerned.

    Is that common in the states? I've never trained at a gym that offered private lessons for an extra fee.

    http://www.beyondkungfu.com/files/pr...html#blacksash
    Yeah...okay. That settles that.
    In 2003, I took one private class a week, addded to my 5 - 7 group classes a week.

    Can you tell me where you base your statement that all privates are bullshido, as far as you are concerned?

    I'm pretty sure if I call my instructor to tell him he is bullshido, he'd be pissed.

    http://www.gracieacademy.com/rener_gracie.html
    Quote Originally Posted by Sifu Rudy Abel
    "Just what makes a pure grappler think he can survive with an experienced striker. Especially if that striker isn't following any particular rule set and is well aware of what the grapplers strategies are".

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