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  1. Asriel is offline
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    I'd like to leave this world like I came into it: Screaming, naked & covered in someone else's blood

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    Where abouts are they in London?
    " The reason elite level MMAists don't fight with aikido is the same reason elite level swimmers don't swim with their lips." - Virus

    " I shocked him with my skills on the ice becuase Wing Chun is great for hockey fighting." - 'Sifu' Milt Wallace

    "Besides, as you might already know (from Virus, for example) - there's only 1 wing chun and it sucks big time" - Tonuzaba

    "Even when I'm promising mayhem and butt-chicanery, I'm generally posting with a smile on my face." - Sochin101

    "That said, if he blocked my hip on a drop nage, I would extend my leg into a drop tai Otoshi and slam him so hard his parents would die." - MTripp

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    Posted On:
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    tottenham
  3. red bull is offline

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    Posted On:
    5/16/2007 2:04pm

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    Yeah tottenham. I was studying at Middlesex Uni, White Hart Lane
    at the time.

    Like I said, I left after 2 months and joined the KO Gym run by a guy called Bill Judd. Excellent thai-boxing gym, stable of real professional fighters and to this day,the best thai-boxing instruction I have ever recieved.

    Plus no calls to your house - with your mum having to make excuses for you if you don't turn up for a lesson!

    :bduh: :laughing9
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    Posted On:
    5/16/2007 3:00pm

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    Hey KO Gym have a great rep down South!

    I might have to check out Mr Sofos' studio
    " The reason elite level MMAists don't fight with aikido is the same reason elite level swimmers don't swim with their lips." - Virus

    " I shocked him with my skills on the ice becuase Wing Chun is great for hockey fighting." - 'Sifu' Milt Wallace

    "Besides, as you might already know (from Virus, for example) - there's only 1 wing chun and it sucks big time" - Tonuzaba

    "Even when I'm promising mayhem and butt-chicanery, I'm generally posting with a smile on my face." - Sochin101

    "That said, if he blocked my hip on a drop nage, I would extend my leg into a drop tai Otoshi and slam him so hard his parents would die." - MTripp

  5. red bull is offline

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    Posted On:
    5/16/2007 3:08pm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Asriel
    Hey KO Gym have a great rep down South!

    That's good to hear, and I'm not suprised.
    I think the one near me - just round the corner from White Hart Lane
    - was actually the original.


    Quote Originally Posted by Asriel
    I might have to check out Mr Sofos' studio
    Mate, if you do, just be careful.
    It's like in the movies where the deep cover cop gets busted for wearing a wire
    - whatever you do, don't take along a notepad or voice recorder.

    We'll never hear from you again....


    oh, and don't look into sijo's eyes. or stroke his pet lion...
    Last edited by red bull; 5/18/2007 8:43pm at .
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    I didn't mean as in a proper investigation. Just go down there, see how their classes are etc.

    Oh and I never stroke stranger's pet lions
    " The reason elite level MMAists don't fight with aikido is the same reason elite level swimmers don't swim with their lips." - Virus

    " I shocked him with my skills on the ice becuase Wing Chun is great for hockey fighting." - 'Sifu' Milt Wallace

    "Besides, as you might already know (from Virus, for example) - there's only 1 wing chun and it sucks big time" - Tonuzaba

    "Even when I'm promising mayhem and butt-chicanery, I'm generally posting with a smile on my face." - Sochin101

    "That said, if he blocked my hip on a drop nage, I would extend my leg into a drop tai Otoshi and slam him so hard his parents would die." - MTripp

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    Posted On:
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    Quote Originally Posted by nastyned
    He used to teach at my university (Imperial College, London). Until he was done for flashing that is, then his brother took over. This must be about 14-15 years ago but they had something about it in the student paper.
    Really? I had heard the flashing story before but thought that it was Andrew, but then, until this thread I didn't realise there were two of them!

    I trained with Andrew Sofo's at Imperial for a (academic )year. Quit as that class was only for beginners...you had to go to his studio after the first year. Class involved quite a lot of hitting pads (statically, not in an "alive" fashion) and quite a bit of conditioning. No sparring though. Dunno what the other brother is like at all.
  8. red bull is offline

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    5/18/2007 4:40pm

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    Quote Originally Posted by PsychoMongoose
    Really? I had heard the flashing story before but thought that it was Andrew, but then, until this thread I didn't realise there were two of them!
    Lol! See, that's what I mean.
    Any introduction of a school or teacher
    which starts like that is a bad bad sign...


    Did he/they get to you? Your mind, I mean.
    Did they brainwash you?
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    Posted On:
    5/18/2007 5:38pm


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    I did my research into this way way way back in the day, when I was training with (and sometimes instructing under) Andrew Sofos. And yeah, basically all the rumors that have been mentioned on here were rumored back then, particularly the masturbation thing. Got caught in the changing room watching people across the road change. Had photographic evidence, too. Or so the story goes. General impression is that he's a bit of a nutter. If you read through the life story, it becomes pretty clear how the two brothers have completely divorced themselves from each other, and Andrew was pretty clearly present in all of the events in Sid's early life, although he doesn't mention him at all. Also, on asking about Sid to a senior student of Andrew's he said he'd heard of him, but only heard Andrew mention him about three times in six years. So obviously they weren't all that close in recent(ish) times.

    Sadly, I have no concrete evidence of any of these things, but for a rumor to last that long you'd think there had to be some reason, no?

    For what it's worth, although ultimately I grew unhappy with the training at Andrew's school, the man himself is in good shape and clearly has some skills, although how he rates in a non-Wing Chun context I'm not so sure.

    Sorry I can't add much of value, except added weight to rumors.

    Take care,

    Stalks
  10. Eddie Hardon is online now

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    My local paper on Grandmaster Sid Sofos. This is too good not to share:

    http://www.camdennewjournal.com/news...fter-heart-con
    Health News - Martial arts expert who taught Steven Seagal thanks doctor after heart condition recovery

    Published: 8 September, 2011
    by TOM FOOT

    A KUNG Fu master who taught boxer Lennox Lewis and actor Steven Seagal has had his life saved by experts at the Royal Free Hospital after his weight mysteriously ballooned to 27 stone.

    Sid Sofos, 47, from Drayton Park, Highbury, was on death’s door after a rare condition stopped his heart from functioning properly, causing water retention.

    The “17th scroll grandmaster” found himself unable to move and was confined to his home for a year.

    But following surgery he is fighting fit again and has lost an amazing 12 stone in a month.

    Mr Sofos, who has a two-year-old son, Harry, said: “I saw various doctors and they couldn’t give me a diagnosis and it just got worse and worse.

    “By April this year I couldn’t walk, I couldn’t even move. It was unbearable, especially as I was so active before.

    “I’ve been practising professional martial arts for over 30 years and have schools in Tot­tenham, Ireland and America.”

    Mr Sofos was taken to the Royal Free where consultant cardiologist Dr Joseph Davar diagnosed him with constrictive pericarditis.

    Mr Sofos said: “I was at such a low ebb, I thought my life was coming to an end. I thought I wasn’t going to be able to watch my son grow up.

    “Dr Davar was like my knight in shining armour – I owe my life to him.”

    This week Mr Sofos presented Dr Davar with a Chinese statue as a token of his gratitude.

    It was inscribed with the words: “In the depths of winter you gave me an invincible summer. Thank you for saving my life.”

    Mr Sofos underwent surgery to remove the outer layer of his heart at St Barts Hospital.

    He has now returned to normal life and is once again practising kung fu.

    Constrictive pericarditis causes the outer layer of the heart to become rigid, trapping the heart in the outer layer so it cannot function properly and the body begins to accumulate fluid.

    Dr Davar said: “Constrictive pericarditis is a rare condition – I have only seen a handful of cases in my 17 years at the Royal Free.

    “It gives me a great sense of satisfaction to know that I’ve made such a difference to someone’s life.

    I’d like to thank Sid for his thoughtful gift – it’s taking pride of place in my office.

    “I’d also like to thank all his students who have written to me – I’ve had many letters of thanks from them.”

    Mr Sofos coached former heavyweight champion Lewis after the ­boxer lost his WBC belt in 1994 and travelled around the world helping him train for comeback fights.

    He worked with action star Seagal on the 1996 Hollywood Blockbuster The Glimmer Man – about an state-sponsored assassin who could move so quickly through the jungle that his victims would only see a glimmer before they died.

    Mr Sofos has been practising martial arts for 30 years since he went to live in China for a year at the age of 16.

    He learned wing chun kung fu and when he returned taught the discipline in colleges across the capital and was later inducted into the American Blackbelt Hall of Fame for martial arts.
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