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    Ask if any of their students have competed professionally, as in Kickboxing or MMA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robot Jesus
    im sorry. im still quite retarted in the combative arts. the best i will be able to offer is a vage estimation.
    The other member's are offering some good points but I'm sure they will be suspecious if you come out and say it like that. I would suggest using scenarios as a means of fleshing out some information. One such would be:

    "Lets say I kick him and he grabs my leg and I accidently trip and fall. He lands on top of me. How do I get out of this position?"

    Their responce would let you know if you use the "Anti-Crapple".

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    Thats a great way to put it!

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    When I play dumb I use the old 'my friend says this' line.

    This allows you to say anything to them to gauge their response and still see you as a noob.

    Example. "My friend says I should only train somewhere that does full contact sparing." or "My friend says grappling is a very important part of self defense." or "My friend says people in the UFC never do kata and are better then people who do kata."

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    Quote Originally Posted by FictionPimp
    [. . .] or "My friend says people in the UFC never do kata and are better then people who do kata."
    If you want to appear totally new at this, before they have a chance to answer, say, "First of all, what's kata?" This takes any pressure off them and turns a "hardball" question into a "softball" question -- it's good when doing investigative journalism to move from the easy stuff that isn't confrontational to questions that may appear to be testing what the interviewee believes.

    Follow up later with "was my friend right about that kata thing?" This may bother him, or it may not. Depends on if he "feels" like he's being investigated/questioned.

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    Bullshido should really have a template of standard questions to be asked at a prospective club, and a way to calculate their responses with a "Bullshido meter."

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    Problems, the temple kung fu location nearby appears to have been bought out by its neighbors lazy day raft rentals. I went inside, what was the training floor appears to have been converted into a work shop. Dragons and what not are still on the walls but the floor is bare concrete and area is filled with large power tools and raft paddles. Most strangely I saw no one.

    The web page is a 403 error.

    Have they finally been killed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robot Jesus
    Problems, the temple kung fu location nearby appears to have been bought out by its neighbors lazy day raft rentals. I went inside, what was the training floor appears to have been converted into a work shop. Dragons and what not are still on the walls but the floor is bare concrete and area is filled with large power tools and raft paddles. Most strangely I saw no one.

    The web page is a 403 error.

    Have they finally been killed?
    Which city is this location in? I remember them from years back, but havent spoken to anyone that would admit to training with them in years.
    "Sifu, I"m niether - I'm a fire dragon so don't **** with me!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by datdamnmachine
    I would suggest using scenarios as a means of fleshing out some information. One such would be:

    "Lets say I kick him and he grabs my leg and I accidently trip and fall. He lands on top of me. How do I get out of this position?"

    Their responce would let you know if you use the "Anti-Crapple".
    Very nice way of getting some revealing tasty info from the instructor !
    But what if Angelina Jolie fell ontop of you when you pretended to kick her?
    Or does she not really train there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Askari
    Which city is this location in? I remember them from years back, but havent spoken to anyone that would admit to training with them in years.
    calgary

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