Is that hissing noise he is making common in Karate?
Or is that his own personal touch?
I've seen other karate folks do that.
Yes, not just Karate. I've seen pro-boxers do it to.
Originally Posted by Money
"Dragon Boy" is slang for Empi/Wanshu.
Originally Posted by Hanniballistic
Performance here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNhdL-2yDu8
I don't know what the hell that Isaak guy was doing.
This stuff looks like standard dead-trained TMA. He says at the start that it is a drill in tai sabaki, so he would probably say that his uke missed him because he made a slight movement out of the way. It's silly and ineffective for fighting, but that doesn't make it Bullshido (if by Bullshido we mean deliberately deceptive / made up)- except for the title, which I agree is total nonsense.
I also disagree that he "doesn't have a basic skillset." I think his form looks fine. It's not anything that would help much in alive-trained martial arts; but that doesn't mean he made it up last week in his basement or from watching Steven Seagal movies.
I make the distinction because I think there's a big difference between the Coda Scotts / Ashida Kims of the world, and people who are just really dedicated to martial arts that don't work.
He can't keep a fist while punching and leads his punches with his elbows to fake out a snap. That's no good.
Originally Posted by aaaargh
I agree with arrgghhh, except for the fact that he's tacitly claiming that his style is not only effective but battle-proven, which from what I can tell is a blatant lie.
How the hell can you lead a punch with your elbow? Unless I know what you're talking about and just misunderstood you.
Originally Posted by eyebeams
Holy f*ck, this guy hurts... I can't believe this is 2007 and not 1977...
CLICK & WATCH:
I got BULLSHIDO ON TV
"Bruce Lee sucks because I slammed my nuts with nunchucks trying to do that stupid **** back in the day. I still managed to have two kids. I forgive you Bruce."
- by Vorpal
I disagree though I hear your points. I don't think he's as bad a case of deliberate fraud as the Coda's or Radford's either, but he's doing two general things which I think definately count as bullshido:
Originally Posted by aaaargh
1) Making claims (explicitly or implied) that are misleading. I.e. his students/customers aren't getting what he's telling them they are getting
2) Painfuly crap content portrayed as effective.
PS. Yes I do think most martial arts being trained today amounts to bullshido.
You are a total Douchbag. Train more, post nevermore.
FickleFingerOfFate -08-21-2007 08:59 AM
just die already.
Plasma - 08-20-2007 11:45 PM
Best MA website ever!!!!!: http://www.dogjudo.co.uk/
Tthrust your arm forward with a serious bend, presenting the elbow first, and then swing it into a straight position. Karateka do it a lot because it makes the punch sound and look snappy, but, of course, it isn't actually a good punch.
Originally Posted by kwoww
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