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  1. It is Fake is offline
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    Quote Originally Posted by ehuber
    Although Thaiboxerken cannot express himself all that well, he does have a point. Most schools of kung fu are a little 'bullshido'.
    Subtle insult to show how he is above name calling. Even though it is still an insult.

    Quote Originally Posted by ehuber
    Be careful if in the first class they try to teach dim mak (pressure point striking), overly complex stances, kicks, etc..
    Good, after the insult supply truth use unknowns like Dim Mak to fool the uninitiated.

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    a good kung fu school will always first make you master the basics such as straight punch in horse stance.
    Now the Dogma starts. :biblethum

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    This is meant to lay a foundation so that when you begin forms you will have the leg strength necessary to have stable, low, long stances.
    Then the "forms."


    Nothing wrong with this if you are going to memorize and preserve forms. If you want to learn how to fight the above is a warning sign.

    This is why Thaboxerken went straight to the point.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DropThaBomb
    There's only ....Akido,Taekwondo,shotokan karate, and a kung fu place.
    As others have ignored, you don't have many options.

    On that "Kung Fu" place. They have carpet on the floor in those pictures. Very bad sign in and of itself. If you want to know for sure, consider asking the chief to a friendly sparring contest, so that you can see some technique.

    Unless you find a diamond in the rough with that KF place, I'd stick with the TKD while you get in a position to go and learn something else.
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    Better to do nothing than to train crap. Go workout at a gym and work on your physical attributes, it would be better than going to any of the places you listed.
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    Holy ****! I think he ki blasted that guy! You totally have to go th that place!!!11

    On a more serious note, I would be wiliing to bet your highschool has a wrestling team. Join it.
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    LOL@this thread getting past 2 posts without someone calling troll.
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    From the link you gave, I'm guessing that you're in Skokie Illinois. Google says that they're a Judo school not far from the address of the whack kung-fu school in your link.

    Kokushikan Judo Academy, 4125 W. Oakton St. Skokie Il

    I don't think that you've explored all of your options. The ones that you listed, miscellaneous Kung-fu, aikido, or TKD, pretty much suck. (BTW, I believe in the existence of good kung-fu, but this aint it.)

    The Judo school is worth checking out. Also, see if there aren't some MMA, Muay Thai, boxing, BJJ or kyokushin schools.
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    I'm sorry if it didn't sound like I meant.
    I was just a little annoyed at Thaiboxerken's one-sided viewpoint, it also seemed to be 'dogma' like you said of my post. But what I was trying to do was expand what he said, because I really do agree with him, in essence.
    In the case that the guy wants to try out the kung fu school, I was trying to give him some pointers on what to keep an eye out for.
    Anyway I stand by my comment, "But in the end it really all depends on the instructor".

    Take it easy
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    Quote Originally Posted by _Mick_


    Holy ****! I think he ki blasted that guy! You totally have to go th that place!!!11
    That's not an after shot, it's a before. Training for the street.
    You see, muggers always jump at you from the shadows, it's a scare tactic. Notice, he is simulating a weapon with his left hand, and preparing to steal his wallet with the right.

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    Since Mr. Mantis implied we weren't being helpful..................... :BangHead:

    Here are schools within the area around the kung fu school you posted.

    1716 16th Ave
    Moline, IL 61265
    Chief Instructor:
    Jack LaGrange
    (309) 764-7844

    He has fought in the ring although, I can't find his record. I've seen his name teaching modern Arnis.

    Kokushikan Judo Academy
    (847) 677-6560
    4125 Oakton St
    Skokie, IL 60076





    GracieBarra Chicago
    4900 Lincoln Ave
    Chicago, IL 60625
    Instructor: Eddie Redzovic


    These are all within a 5 mile radius of the school you posted.

    These are 13 miles away again from the kung fu school you posted.

    Carlson Gracie Team
    1235 N Lasalle St Fl 2
    Chicago IL 60608
    (312) 491-0989
    Instructors:
    Carlson Gracie Sr(R.I.P). & Jr.
    Daniel Vienna BB


    Dino Costeas
    950 W. Washington
    Chicago, IL 60607
    (312) 829-7699
    Under Rickson Gracie

    http://www.powkickboxing.com/


    Carlson Gracie Team
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     Style: BJJ/Judo/Boxing

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    You already have exp in a striking art. I suggest picking up a grappling art to fill in the holes. Check out a judo/bjj school. It looks like there are a few good ones in your area. Plus a lot of bjj schools also have some form of mma/nhb type program so you can keep your striking skills up to par and maybe even get some boxing/mt instruction while your learning bjj. I'm picking up MT here soon to fill in the gaps with my striking as I drop more judo/aikido classes (I should note the only reason I'm dropping judo is becuase of a lack of adults in the class for me to train with, so I get more training at bjj).

    In the end you have to go with what you want. But I'd suggest not jumping into anything, take it slow, maybe even see if you can do some friendly sparing. No need to jump into something you might hate.
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