Thread: Fang Shen Do

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    Double Post.

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    Were the posters and articles to the MMA event ever posted? I couldn't find them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon McNeil
    They are not there.

    No pictures in your gallery at all. Try again.

    Seriously man my big problem is from what I've heard you pay WAY too much. You can get good martial arts training for less than half the price and from what I've seen the longer you stay in FSD the more it costs you.

    The Chinese have an expression I use a lot...

    Tai guei le!
    太贵了? tai gui le?
    Tough is not how you act, tough is how you train.

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    Tai Gui Le = (It is) too expensive.

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    Hi again:

    Thank you Scott for the kind words and I believe what you say is true as you are a man of honor, and I fully respect that. As far as everything else goes, Mandy and I will do well out west as it's closer to our roots and is a place booming with opportunity right now. As for Sijo's words, I guess it is something between him and I.

    Once again, thank you for your respect and our good training sessions. Maybe one day you and I could spar again. (This is not a challenge for those who may be reading into it)

    All my best

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    Best of luck Richard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Askari
    Tai Gui Le = (It is) too expensive.
    Yup a phrase more important for westerners in China than "Where's the bathroom".

    Accompanied by "Pian yi diar" = make it cheaper.

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    Wow, this is great. Someone is finally taking it to one of the biggest McDojos in Canada.

    My own school has had a run-in with some of the folks coming out of there; they were visiting and were trying to demonstrate that their style is similar to ours... man, what they did was definately not WC. We even have a few ex-FSD guys in our school.

    They are marring the name of kung fu with their franchise, and turning asian culture into a cheap gimmick. Wing Chun Do? The last word is not even chinese. They are cheating people by using a facsimile of an existing martial art. It's hideous to know such an organization exists, and right here in my home city.

    They're crooks, plain and simple. I think it's about time someone has exposed them.

    Tai gui le!
    Last edited by Liu Bei; 2/19/2006 11:33pm at .

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    Liu Bei,

    Chinese and Japanese use the same character set for some things. "Do" is Chinese, same transliteration as the Japanese use for the same character. The character in question when translated from Chinese most often works out as "Heaven's Way," and is usually pronounce as "Tao" today. The pronounciation of the character as "Do" is from an older transliteration method that is not in as much use today. Another example is the capital of China which can be transliterated as Beijing or Peiking, depending on which system you use.

    Since Feng Shen Do is somewhat decended from Jeet Kune Do, its not really a bad word choice.

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    Just quick correction, the spelling (I see it on the way to and from work) is 'Fang Shen Do', not 'Feng'. I don't know if that does anything to the translation, though.

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