new site: www.badmartialarts.com
This link was on James Randi's web site:
A search turned up little, hopefully this is not repost.
Looks like a decent site, more PG than this place.
Looks cool, something that could be linked to in arguments.
Some good stuff, some crap.
Sport vs. teh r34l
Look at his source. It's TKD. He talks about 'Jui jitsu' but not MMA. I read his Ancient Knowledge one. That was good, but this is crap. If I wasn't so lazy I'd email him.
Oh and here is his bio: http://www.badmartialarts.com/about.php Pure TKD guy.
Meeh. It's not half bad, but it's not terrific either. Check out this. Or this. Or, good lord, THIS.
Actually, their styles bit isn't terrible, but they're still in the "it's all just the practitioner", and are missing out on the whole concept of delivery systems as stressed by SBG and Matt Thornton.
It's certainly a huge leap in the right directions, but it's missing a few of the messages Bullshido jams down peoples' throats: Styles were NOT all created equal. Aliveness is the ONLY way to train. Cross-training and MMA training are the BEST ways to get prepared for a street-fight.
Their pushing of critical thinking is great, their myths section is right on, their science section is a good attempt but falls somewhat short, and their concept of the evolution of arts and the scientific method is the way to go. I'm not crazy about everything they say, but that's the way things go.
Oh, and they do TKD. loltkd.
Nothing in there is groundbreaking, but its presented well. Some people would be offended by the language & attitudes here. It could be a good link to send people that are considering schools for themselves or their kids.
Your cliched "Soccer Mom" might run screaming from here only to be taken in by some Bullshidoist who markets his crap by spouting off about "values" or ancient wisdom. The site at least stresses critical thinking.
Critical thinking resulting in using non-sport styles. So she'll end up in TKD anyway. Just one that isn't TKD sport based.
Yeah, I guess it's nice to have the whole neat setup and soccer mom-friendly site, but I would figure that's more along the lines of Bullshido.com, not .net. Oh, and also, I think a site can speak the truth without being all goodsy-goodsy like, "Oh, all styles are good, and we are all unique and beautiful snowflakes." Y'know? That's why I like the Bullshido forums: the Bullies don't mince words, but they also don't bullshit. You'll get the truth, even if you take it in suppository form.
Originally Posted by moli
I thought TKD was a sport . . .
The dude seems like he might be open-minded. Perhaps he'd accept and publish an article about aliveness or the sport/street controversy.
I do not agree with everything on the site myself (I like alcohol), but its better then 99% of the crap that's on the web. Anyone who argues against chi and dim mak can't be all bad.
Wait till we see his stance on Kukan balls :P