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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Savate is very under-rated though, you're right.

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    I agree with JKDC, Baji is underated and it is an awesome style. I had the chance to learn Baji the last time i was in Beijing, i learnt one small frame form but i stopped learning the rest when i found out it was a contemporary Baji form!! grrr.

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    The only time I saw baiji was from a visiting top teacher from China. Nice form but he had trouble working the applications against some of our guys.

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    What the hell is Baiji?

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    I should have typed baji. Looks a bit like a cross between hsing i and taiji.

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    How is tkd underrated? The majority of martial artists think it works.

    "There's no love in your violence." Kakihara

    Okay, perhaps 'underrated' is the incorrect term. I should have said misrepresented. Sorry about that, Os.

    I just think that because the vast majority of TKD schools in North America place far too much emphasis on that Olympic modern competition sparring, as you and I both know all too well, TKD's effectiveness as an art form and fighting style are underrated.

    Because of that, people don't see the self defense aspects and applications of the art.

    As a TKD stylist, surely you are familiar with some of TKD's self defense, or Hosinsul, techniques and how effective they can be when properly used.

    Le Grill?? What the hell is that?!! - Homer Simpson

    Edited by - Rising Phoenix on July 21 2003 05:40:24
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    over: Wing Tsun

    under: ermmmm errrrrrrrr I don't know. San Shou I supposed - it's not that well know overall. Possibly Wrestling, Savate and Sambo too.

    If people say BJJ and/or MT is overrated that's an automatic "I don't know what I'm talking about"/ignorance of MA or it's a practitioner of Judo who hates BJJ, even though there isn't much reason to."

    Skummer: "shuai chiao" a lot of that style is taken from Judo so I've read. It's just chinese wrestling is it not?

    "Wrestling is the Martial Art of America";
    "If you don't know how to wrestle you don't know how to fight, that's the prerequisite to fighting" David Tank Abbott
    "Training = pain." - I said that.

    PizDoff when drunk: "I'm actually MOST pissed that my target for the evening got drink...then I gave her my Bullshido Canada hoodie like a gentleman because she was outside with not much on...did I mention she barfed twice when I got our jackets...steaming barf is kinda fascinating..." - PizDoff.

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    Overrated: Possibly TKD

    Underrated: Combat Sambo,
    and the Fairbairn/Applegate WWII tactics

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    BJJ is overrated... going to the ground during any fight is not what you want to do. Furthermore it may not be easy to bring your opponent to the ground when he has strong stand up skills, and in the mean time he can attack you with his strong strikes.

    TKD is overrated to the laymen, but underrated to the martial artists.

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    "a lot of that style is taken from Judo so I've read. It's just chinese wrestling is it not?"

    It has taken nothing from Judo, except
    for the belt ranking.

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