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    Saskatoon Wushu/ Chinese Martial Arts

    I was browsing through a MMA-related group forum for my university when I came upon a thread entitled "Do What Jet Li does in Fearless". It turns out to be someone advertising an open house/recruiting for a Wushu academy, and their website. They claim that Wushu is going to be the newest olympic sport for 2008. Anyways, I went to their website http://saskwushu.com/ , and did a little searching around. I still don't have a very clear idea of what exactly wushu is, specifically. But I got to wondering "Are these guys just a bunch of LARPers?". As a side note, I recognized one of the guys on their site, and he used to train at my dojo some times. I thought it was funny running into his pic here, seeing as how I always thought he was a little bitch. Is this place complete Bullshido? And if so, what must I do to rectify this sitution, before any more people join this club? Anyhow, Here are some photos:

    http://www.saskwushu.com/index.php?o...c=detail&id=42



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    Well first off the link to their website didn't work.

    Secondly, Wushu is not a new Olympic sport in 2008, it will be an exhibition event only and if we're lucky after the 2008 games we will never see it at the Olympics again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ronin.74
    Well first off the link to their website didn't work.

    Secondly, Wushu is not a new Olympic sport in 2008, it will be an exhibition event only and if we're lucky after the 2008 games we will never see it at the Olympics again.
    try the link now.

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    ****, now I'm going to need the eye bleach.....

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    And resize those pics so they fit on the screen.
    "Sifu, I"m niether - I'm a fire dragon so don't **** with me!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Askari
    And resize those pics so they fit on the screen.
    dunno how

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    Just a couple of quick notes:

    1.) Wushu sucks

    2.) Wushu sucks

    3.) WTF is with the splits picture!

    4.) Wushu sucks

    Thanks for your time.

    TKD

    PS - Did I mention that Wushu sucks?

    THIS IS NOT AN EXIT


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    Yeah so does TKD.

    Anyway, did you email the guy?

    Wushu is supposed to be gymnastic form interpretation. I liken it to the the Ribbon and ball dancers of the olympics.

    It sucks hard.

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    Wushu is a pretty generic term to be using to describe what they are teaching. Wushu translates to martial art (as many of you already know), it is the predominantly used term in China. When they say "we teach Wushu." my first question is, "What style do you teach?" From the photos it looks like straight performance stuff, I would guess Long Fist (which is what will be demonstrated at the Olympics), i.e. complete crap that in no way will teach you how to defend yourself, it can be used for a decent workout.

    If the instructors claim that the crap they are teaching in those pictures can be used for self defense I would laugh in their faces (as would my Baji instructor).

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    You don't think dropping into a split and throwing your palms to the side is a good defense technique?

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