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    Found a Vietnamese MA school...

    Someone posted a link to this website at another forum I frequent:
    http://www.bestmartialartsstyles.com/index.html

    Looks kinda bullshido to me:

    - Created his own style
    - Instructors I've tried researching and have black belts in EVERYTHING and crazy records (all unverifiable)
    - No actual action shots of them doing stuff...only "stock" type photos of other athletes performing the styles they teach
    - Throw in some internal martial arts...I didn't know Feng Shui was a martial art, though...I thought it was how you set up your furniture...

    A quote from them:

    "Hiep-Tinh-Mon Vietnam also offers internal and external force, including breathing exercises for longevity, curing illnesses, and general health and well-being. Some breathing techniques are similar to Chinese Tai chi, Yoga, etc. The Frog Style breathing techniques develop students' lung expansion and improves the cardiovascular system as well as internal organs."


    I don't think it's too hardcore bullshido because they don't make a ton of outrageous claims like teaching you how to kill 10 men or disarm a fire-breathing dragon wielding an AK...they make your basic promises..."get you in shape" "teach you how to defend youreself" sort of things...However, I do see that they try to jump on the BJJ bandwagon...

    "Best Martial Arts Styles are composed of...

    1. HTM World Martial Arts (American Mixed Martial Arts)
    2. Hiep-Tinh-Mon Vietnam (Combination of many Vietnamese kung-fu styles with elbow and knee strikes (Muay Thai) from Thailand)
    3. Kickboxing (American, Muay Thai & Vietnamese Vo-Tu-Do styles of kickboxing)
    4. "Daito-Ryu" Aiki-Judo-Jujutsu (The root of Aikido, Judo, and Japanese Jujutsu, also including Brazilian Jujutsu)
    5. Internal Force (Vietnamese kung fu translated as: "Miraculous healing power of fresh air abdominal breathing techniques")
    6. Yoga & Feng Shui instruction
    7. Kenjutsu/Kendo (Including all traditional Japanese, Okinawan, and Chinese weapons)"

    Anybody checked it out before?
    Last edited by DaChinkOfSteel; 1/10/2007 11:58am at .

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    "To be the best...learn from the best." I guess they think their the best.

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    they teach bjj, yet no one holes rank in it...hrm
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    I wasn't aware Vietnam had any native MA style, aside from being incredibly tough people.

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    oh, and don't forget

    The 72 Fighting Elbows can be applied with deadly force to attackers' pressure points
    Elbows in a pressure point? Maybe if you have bony half starved vietnamese elbows....
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    Their Instructors page: http://www.bestmartialartsstyles.com/instructors.html

    Those grades should be easy to verify if they're legit, specifically the Kyokushin, Judo and Daito Ryu.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neildo
    I wasn't aware Vietnam had any native MA style, aside from being incredibly tough people.
    viet vo dao and vovinam are the two I'm acquinted with.
    I'm might be talking outta my ass but I think it's somewhat similar to wushu.

    "edit: Master Derrickson yoga - Feng Shui" errr... how is that supposed to be a martial art!?!
    Last edited by GreenHornet; 1/10/2007 1:03pm at .

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    they claim to have a muay thai champ! anybody heard of him?

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    this reminded me of an OLD thread I started...

    http://www.bullshido.net/forums/showthread.php?t=9830
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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrijl
    they teach bjj, yet no one holes rank in it...hrm
    Maybe I missed something...where does it say that he teaches BJJ?

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