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  1. Ronin.74 is online now

    霍氏八极拳徒弟

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    Posted On:
    1/05/2007 10:17am


     Style: CMA,Muay Thai ,Yudo,TKD

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Ask if any of their students have competed professionally, as in Kickboxing or MMA.
  2. datdamnmachine is offline
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    Jiu Jitsu - Sometimes passing just isn't an option.

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    Posted On:
    1/05/2007 11:29am

    supporting member
     Style: BJJ, Unauthorized Judo

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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".
  3. Sam Browning is online now

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    Posted On:
    1/05/2007 11:32am

    hall of famestaff
     

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    Thats a great way to put it!
  4. FictionPimp is offline

    Sexiest Punching Bag Alive

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    Posted On:
    1/05/2007 11:37am


     Style: BJJ/Judo/Boxing

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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."
  5. kobudo is offline

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    Posted On:
    1/05/2007 12:25pm


     Style: Mixed grappling & fencing

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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.
  6. HearWa is offline

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    Posted On:
    1/05/2007 3:28pm


     Style: Sub-wrestling, mostly...

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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."
  7. Robot Jesus is offline
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    Posted On:
    1/06/2007 1:46am


     Style: Judo

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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?
  8. Askari is offline

    The Bottom Brick

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    Posted On:
    1/06/2007 12:58pm


     Style: BJJ, Ju-Jitsu

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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!"
  9. Dirty Rooster is offline

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    Posted On:
    1/06/2007 1:22pm


     Style: Basic Self-Defence

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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?
  10. Robot Jesus is offline
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    Posted On:
    1/06/2007 1:25pm


     Style: Judo

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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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