Posted On:4/06/2007 6:51am
Oh yeah, anyone in the west london area with recommendations for decent venues, be much appreciated too. Ta
Posted On:4/06/2007 8:26am
Style: No gym currently.
Originally Posted by oni
i hate these guys and they need an investigation.
good article here
to get an idea of the standard...
from her myspace site...
FITNESS/ SELF DEFENCE / PERSONAL TRAINING. I have been practicing Kixa Fitness and Self Defence for a continuous period of 6 years, I am also a fully qualified Instructor of Kixa to a high degree. Over a 6 year period I have traveled to the far east 19 times to learn, develop and improve my skills and abilities in this remarkable training, this has enabled me to become a better instructor with a very strong knowledge base.
Isn't it funny how training in a 5000-10,000 year old art for six years makes her look like she does very poor karate?
The video of her in the hallway... ouch. Six years continuous training should have had her kicking better, blocking better punching better...
If not for the obvious cultish over-tones and "we are a 5000 year old art" crap, people should keep away from Kixa purely for the obvious lack of proficiency from a 6 year student and instructor.
Last edited by sochin101; 4/06/2007 9:20am at .
Posted On:4/06/2007 12:43pm
Style: Karate, Judo
Well, im free this tuesday, and as both my Judo and Karate Dojos are closed for easter ill give em a look see. Ill ask as many questions as I can think of and report back to you guys.
Posted On:4/06/2007 5:44pm
Ok, the amount of Women only classes is kinda scarey. Also, should I let them know I do other Martial arts when I go, or pretend to be a total noob?
Posted On:4/06/2007 6:05pm
If it were me, I'd tell them about your judo and tell them you're looking to add some striking to your repertoire... that way, if you come off as sounding like you know what you are talking about (which you may do... it's difficult to act dumb sometimes), they won't necessarily hear alarm bells and clam up.
Posted On:4/06/2007 7:25pm
Good advice Sochin, ill tell them that. Any paticular questions I should ask, or should I just pretend im interested?
Posted On:4/07/2007 2:31am
Honestly? I'd just get a feel for the place.
If you go in with too specific questions ("I see from your website you claim a 5,000+ year history, where are the cave paintings showing your basic techniques?") they might suss you...
You have to recognise the possibility that they know about this thread... and that any questions that are posted here for you to ask, could end up red-flagging.
Just go in there with the intent of observing a class, and if you do talk to the instructor, play it by ear.
Posted On:4/07/2007 5:12am
gottcha, thanks for the advice.
Posted On:4/07/2007 6:05am
Hidden Ronin - to be honest, they do all the talking so you won't even have to ask em that much... I couldn't get a word in edgeways. Just feign interest, and the bullshit will surely flow. I'd be interested to hear about the money situation, charges etc. Good luck
Posted On:4/07/2007 6:52am
Style: KARATE / MUAY THAI
i saw a demo a few years back when they tried to open a class locally. hated them ever since. they keep trying to open them/advertise, but now its a dfifferent instructor and its ladies only. i think i even ranted about it here... cant remember.
they bugged me at the time - i know theres some mege threads on other forums, mostly focusing on:
the instructor courses: ie you pay, go to indonesia, come back an instructor
the kixa/kateda controversy
if i get round to it, ill try and post them
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