1/10/2008 12:54pm, #281
Originally Posted by leec123
- Join Date
- Dec 2005
- W. Yorks, UK
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1/10/2008 1:55pm, #282
Originally Posted by MSphinx
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- Apr 2007
- Somerset, UK
1/10/2008 2:09pm, #283
ok, just found this thread again. Here's my two cents. It can be fun, but it's not worth the money at all. Now, i've never actually shared my full reasons for leaving other than I felt I wasn't prepared well enough for a fight. Out of respect for my previous instructors (I actually feel like I was lucky enough to have a couple of open-minded a quality instructors who could actually scrap) I still keep my reasons quiet in public. Suffice it to say I left mainly because of the WKSA and it's policies and fees.
I paid $250 for my first dan, and coming up on second was going to cost me another $500. The WKSA finds ways to charge you for everything under the guise of, "it costs this much to run the org." Note that there are very few quality instructors/schools left. If you want to try it out, by all means, but don't let them sucker you with the propaganda, and I recommend bailing out before you have to drop the money on 1st degree testing and all that. I still have a General's Uniform that I spent $250 on and never wore. Yeah, that hurts.
1/10/2008 4:02pm, #284Originally Posted by jkdbuck76
1/10/2008 4:06pm, #285
Originally Posted by reinerbs
- Join Date
- Aug 2007
First off, for their claim that their art is comphensive, its bullshit. A lot of their techniques are terrible and their so called groundfighting is limited to black belts and from I read they are terrible. Point sparring is lame since you really can't actually use any throws or joint locks. So it basically tag kickboxing. My instructor told me that KSW was the official martial art of the korean army. Despite the fact that I couldn't find any evidence to prove so.
Second, I hope that you have some cash saved up because you are going to need it to pay. First, there is the tution, then the uniform, the badges, the sparring gear, ( for point sparring) and their is the testing fee for belts. ( 30 bucks a belt now) Which may not seem like a lot but you have to test like 10 times before you reach brown belt, and you have to test ten more times to reach black belt. And you have to buy the weapons from them ( see where I am going with this?)
Listen if you just want to learn the kuk sool won forms just look the vids for them and larp away.
It seems to me that you want to take an "traditional martial art" then you should take something else, like judo, what schools are in your area?:new_xmas:
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1/10/2008 6:46pm, #288
Originally Posted by boondock lee
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- Jan 2008
- Marysville, CA
1/10/2008 9:38pm, #289
You can definately do that scarf move with a firehose. I'd take a look at the Kempo if I were you.
1/10/2008 10:29pm, #290
I took KSW several years ago and my experience was a lot different than other people's that I hear about, well, aside from the fact that it sucks. That part was the same. I did learn a pretty good head kick from it though.
Anyway, I paid forty dollars a month, never paid for a belt test, and never once saw a pink fan or a uniform that wasn't just a plain black gi or gi pants and a t-shirt. I suppose my teacher wasn't adhering to the larger organization's rules or maybe wasn't even affiliated with the larger org. I really don't know.
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