sweet. i wish san shou had some performance elements in it, itd be great for parties or whatever. i hate being asked to do 'kung fu tricks' by people expecting me to do backflips and spin kicks when the best i can do is like.... yar! rear cross!
Originally Posted by KSWolf
and hey, no need to get all defensive. i didnt say anything against TMA or kuk sool
Sorry, didn't mean to come off as defensive. Lots of people aren't into the whole TMA thing, so sometimes I almost feel obligated to point out it may not be your cup of tea, but some of us are into it. It wasn't really meant to sound defensive.
Originally Posted by nezha
On a side note, the video really doesn't do much to display the large part of KSW that is the jointlocking and throwing curriculum. I can definitly see why just watching that video makes one think it's a flashy show off art. These students just happen to excel in acrobatics.
I honestly think some acrobatic skill should be taught when learning Martial Arts . Basic break falls , tumbling , maybe some arial work . Mainly for self exploration and finding the limits of what you can do ... ( and get away with without injury ) .
Originally Posted by KSWolf
But ... seriously ... there is a point where you draw the line . Acrobatics and tumbling should be BASICS in the curriculum . The Black belts shouldnt be pimping this crap , like it's some culmination of the years they spent at their art . IF this is the end Result of KSW then I am disapointed ... greatly ...
Originally Posted by ghost55
“I don't mean to sound bitter, cold, or cruel, but I am, so that's how it comes out.”
Originally Posted by WFMurphyPhD
During the Josun dynasty, which where part of Kuk Sool supposedly draws it's inspiration, four ryuha of Japanese swordsmanship had an influence on the Korean military arts.
Originally Posted by Lights Out
I second that :eusa_doh:
Originally Posted by Method2Madness
Those were actually pretty average for the advanced breakfall stuff. I used to have some videos of some crazy Hapkido and KSW demos with some amazing breakfalls. I'll see if I can find them again.
Oh, I see. At first I was afraid that these people where mixing a bunch of TMA´s and then claiming their style to be a gazillion thousand years old. "Man, our style is so old, it was created by neanderthals".
Originally Posted by DerAuslander108
BTW, why hasn´t Pagan shown yet to cocksuck KSW?
The breakfalls and basic tumbling are paramount when it comes to the acrobatics in KSW. The rest is just sort of optional. I do agree that when promoting the art the focus should be on what is actually the important part of the art.
Originally Posted by BackFistMonkey
Not that it really matters, but may interest some of you, this is Seo, In Sun's group who is now part of the Kidohae (though I think they still also operate loosely under the Korean Kuk Sool Association that he runs). Most any Kuk Sool you'll find over here is run by Suh, In Hyuk's (Seo, In Sun's brother) World Kuk Sool Association.
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