Page 2 of 3 First 123 Last
  1. #11

    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    41
    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    The best way to fend off any attacker is best paraphrased by the great Bruce Campbell:
    "THIS....is my BOOMSTICK."
    If you're in Athens, I recommend the Hardcore Gym or the Itto Dojo. I visited most other places and was deeply discouraged.

  2. #12

    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    6
    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Athens, TN not Athens, GA

  3. #13

    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    41
    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    >.< Missed the TN. Too many Athens out there anyway.

  4. #14

    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    West coast
    Posts
    1,444
    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Five year old black belts, that's ridiculous. Know a school where they justify giving toddlers black belts by saying they are "junior" black belts, "junior" Nidan Black belts, "junior" Sandan Black belts, etc.. I asked what happens when they are no longer juniors , do they go to a lower adult level, he didn't say anything....

  5. #15

    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    6
    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    you are correct 5 year old black belt are ridiculoous... Instructors should have a little bit more integrity when promoting there students. I own a TKD school and my students stay in the tiger cubs class until they are 7 then they can start back at White belt and advance through the ranks in that case they would get there black belt at 91/2-10 years old after 5+ years of training. And just to put my .02 on the topic of rank... to me rank in a school or style is just like a degree from university.. you may not have had to work as hard as i did to get my degree at UGA and I didnt have to work as hard as some getting a PHD at Harvard but in the end which means more and which can you go more with.

  6. #16

    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Posts
    637
    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Quote Originally Posted by nicktkd
    you are correct 5 year old black belt are ridiculoous... Instructors should have a little bit more integrity when promoting there students. I own a TKD school and my students stay in the tiger cubs class until they are 7 then they can start back at White belt and advance through the ranks in that case they would get there black belt at 91/2-10 years old after 5+ years of training. And just to put my .02 on the topic of rank... to me rank in a school or style is just like a degree from university.. you may not have had to work as hard as i did to get my degree at UGA and I didnt have to work as hard as some getting a PHD at Harvard but in the end which means more and which can you go more with.
    What kind of jobs does a TKD BB qualify you for these days?

  7. #17
    Coach Josh's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Lafayette, LA
    Posts
    2,188
    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Even a 10 year old with a BB is suspect. I was part of the ITA way back when it was the USTA so I know what goes on in those dojangs. I am glad I left.

    Just so ya'll know that when that 10 year old gets his BB a 30 year old man is required to call him Mr. Snot nose and say yes sir to him more so if they have that red stripe around the collar. This means that they are an assistant instructor.

    Tell your girl to find a place that can give her real results not just a false sense of bravado after a few years. Tell her she needs a place that teaches real self defense and doesnt prescribe to the order or martial arts like a TKD school. I always recommend Judo but thats because I am a Judoka. Hell she will learn more in a Maui Thai gym then in a TKD school or even boxing.
    Judo is only gentle for the guy on top.

  8. #18

    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    No where near
    Posts
    567
    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    for your freind her best bets for self defense would be a muy thai school, BJJ or maybe judo, you can get very effective training in a small amount of time.

  9. #19

    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    3
    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Thanks for all the replies, guys. So, she should be taking something like BJJ. I'm really cocerned about her safety. How can you convince someone their martial art sucks and NOT loose them as a friend?

    (Simply tackling her and pinning her to ground is not an option, because we live about an hour away from each other.)

  10. #20
    TheMightyMcClaw's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Ann Arbor, MI
    Posts
    3,456
    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Quote Originally Posted by mus_e
    Thanks for all the replies, guys. So, she should be taking something like BJJ. I'm really cocerned about her safety. How can you convince someone their martial art sucks and NOT loose them as a friend?

    (Simply tackling her and pinning her to ground is not an option, because we live about an hour away from each other.)
    Ideas:
    -Send her here. Spending time on forums like this convinced at least one of my friends to switch from Aikido to BJJ (he eventually switched back, for silly reasons).
    -Suggest a friendly sparring match. If she sees her TKD isn't doing so hot, she might consider something more effective. Use this as an opportunity to explain Aliveness, the problems of TKD, blah blah etc.

    Also, it is my personal opinion that knife ownership > all martial arts. Get her a folding pocket knife as a birthday present or something. On the off-chance that she is sexually assaulted, if she can't axe kick her attacker unconcious, she can at least stab him and prevent further trauma.

Page 2 of 3 First 123 Last

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Log in

Log in
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO