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    Just got an e-mail from shaolin-do

    Aren't all martial arts basically the same?
    To the average person the answer is YES. They use punches and
    kicks, wear little uniforms, have secret hand signals and wear
    different colored belts.

    Well now that you put it that way, they are mostly the same.
    But these features are not what make martial arts special among
    fitness and sporting activities. Martial art training can offer
    benefits to a person that virtually no other sport can approach.

    • At Shaolin-Do you never compare yourself to another person, only
    only to the way you were yesterday.
    • In Shaolin-Do you aren't winning one for the team. Personal
    mastery is your goal.
    • No team sport can give you the confidence and skills to defend
    you and your family in dangerous situations.
    • The movements and skills you learn will translate to the real
    world.
    • NO sport requires more of a combination of endurance,
    flexibility, mental sharpness and mental commitment (of course I'm
    biased to think this way)

    Shaolin-Do is unique among martial arts.
    Most martial arts have turned to the world of organized sports to
    learn a few tricks. They entice their students with little trophies
    and a promise of fame. The benefits of martial arts are too
    important and tremendous to let ourselves fall into this trap.

    Shaolin-Do seldom holds big competitions and you will rarely hear
    an instructor even mention them. You will NOT spend class time
    preparing for competitions. Shaolin-Do teaches traditional fighting
    techniques that have been unchanged since ancient times and in
    fact, do not go well with sport-type competitions.

    So What Is Shaolin-Do All About?
    This is simple! Shaolin-Do is all about YOU! I will use Shaolin-Do
    to improve your life in whatever way I can. When you begin, I assume
    you are a true beginner. If you can do only 5 push-ups today then
    tomorrow we'll try to do 6. My hope is that you will reach
    most of your endurance and flexibility goals by the end of your
    first 12 months of training. This will allow you to really “dig in”
    in the second year and prepare to become a black belt in the
    Shaolin-Do art (about 2.5 years). However, black belt is only the
    beginning in Shaolin-Do. We teach more material from white belt to
    black belt that most arts teach in their entire system. Yet, the
    material up to black belt represents only 10% of what I personally
    teach. This is why I have over 100 active black belt students with
    ages ranging from 12 to 55. They stick with me for many years
    because they have a huge body of knowledge yet to learn. Aren't you
    looking for a fitness activity that will last a lifetime?
    Man I wish I never visited their actual school, I liked the guy I learned from so much better then after I met his teachers...

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    "Aren't all martial arts basically the same?
    To the average person the answer is YES."

    The crap ones maybe... or is BJJ too much like kickboxing?

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    i'm sry to say that i have never seen(or heard of) shaolin-do until recently. anyone got any vids of it?

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    Well, you had an open mind, and you learned.

    It is a shame people waste their time. Reading the e-mail, I had to think all of the excuses read familiar.

    --J.D.

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    Shaolin-Do teaches traditional fighting
    techniques that have been unchanged since ancient times and in
    fact, do not go well with sport-type competitions.
    Christ. They just admitted to you that they're ****. :owneddanc

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spyda
    i'm sry to say that i have never seen(or heard of) shaolin-do until recently. anyone got any vids of it?
    They have rules against video taping any of what they do and showing it to anyone that is not a Shaolin-do member. So your unlikely to see one..

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    ARGUMENTUM AD LATINUM DICTIONAIRUM Bullshido Newbie
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    RED Flag

    --J.D.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaolinz
    They have rules against video taping any of what they do and showing it to anyone that is not a Shaolin-do member. So your unlikely to see one..
    thats the....................STUPIDEST THING I'VE EVER HEARD! how is someone sposed ta know if they want to take up the MA if they cant even see it in action?

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Visit a class.

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    Looks like a big bag of bollocks.
    :bssign:

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