4/29/2007 2:35pm, #1
Kuk Sool Won has a powerful new ally....
So there I was, Saturday afternoon walking up to my local Wal-Mart with a friend of mine to pick up some stuff. As I entered through the doors I saw a woman in a black gi and a black belt around her waist greeting people as they entered the store. She was also holding a small box. I dint think much of it so I went on to and started searching for my stuff.
While I was in the candy aisle I heard a store announcement through the ceiling speakers -
"Kuk Sool Won Demo is about to begin in-between the jewelry and ladies clothing department". As soon as I heard the announcement I quickly walked over to the cleared out area, took a seat and unfortunately, dint think of catching the event on my phone.
As soon as the demo started I noticed something fishy straight from the beginning- the WHITE belt was the guy demonstrating the moves on a blue belt....
So the demo began- It started off with the white belt doing an Ashida Kim style arm lock and takedown. Once the blue belt was on the floor (on his stomach) the white belt "quickly" took off his white belt and tied it around the blue belts ankles. The Blue Belt, for some reason, was tapping the mat several times and was yelling in pain. (Who knew having a belt around your ankles was so painful). The white belt guy then looked at the audience and said "The Foot cuff technique!". After that, a bunch of KSW kids in uniform raided the mat, said something in Korean, bowed to the audience and then the demo was over.
My friend and I tried our best to hold in our laughter. We started walking away and I saw a bunch of parents asking the Asian lady about the "2 free weeks". My friend told me to play stupid and go check it out. They asked for my contact info, gave me a "2 free weeks" pass and a brochure. The brochure had the address to their website:
Apparently, they teach everything including ground fighting according to their website:
Based on the demo that I saw, there’s a 99% chance that this school is a bullshido-riden mess. There is only one true way to find out though- I will be attending some of their free classes next week. I will update this thread after class.
4/29/2007 3:42pm, #2
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Actually, seems like a run of the mill Martial Arts School. They probably do what every school does: Forms, compliant self-defense techniques and some non-contact sparring. No different then the rest.
4/30/2007 7:56pm, #3
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BackFistMonkey VS Tom ::: take 2
Well I have looked through all the pictures in the gallery and there is not one person in any photograph that I would not spar or fight full contact . I am a ***** ... it doesn't take much to impress me . I saw a glorified daycare and LARP-tastic training methods .
Originally Posted by website
Originally Posted by website
I hope the OP will be taking notes during the lengthy bits about payments and contracts at the end of the first week .
4/30/2007 10:30pm, #4
I was going to drop by for the free lessons today but finals are right around the corner. This will be slightly delayed.
5/01/2007 1:37pm, #5
I'm curious about this white belt doing the techniques. What you saw was "Po Bohk Sool" or rope techniques. These are not generally taught until 2nd Dan. Excepting that the technique looked impractical, how smooth did it look? The reason I ask is that new Masters (5th Dan) are issued white belts as a sign that they are really just beginning their learning. I've never seen one where one for a demo though. I'm just curious is this was the case. As for the school itself, Tomball is the home of the KSW world headquarters. I never got a chance to train there, so I can't speak firsthand of the school, but it looks pretty similar to most every kuk sool school I've seen.
5/03/2007 11:17pm, #6Originally Posted by Wolf
Anyways, I still have yet to drop by, I will as soon as I'm done with finals.
It has just been brought to my attention that these guys are not satisfied with just Wal Mart. They will be doing a Demo at my own school during finals week. I'll be prepared this time. I'll catch them on video.
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5/03/2007 11:39pm, #7
Umm.... excuse me! could you please tell me what isle the kuk sool won is on. thank you.
5/04/2007 10:18am, #8
That's it. I'm done with this ****. I'm going to go out and make up a fucking ridiculous martial art to sell multicolored sword-substitute sticks to children and adults. We'll have compliant drills, fake meditation, and we'll practice kneeling sword techniques in fields. Sparring isn't hardcore: grass stains are hardcore. Don't worry, though, the uniforms will be black so they'll still look okay.
I'll create a cult around that ****, and I'll make TEN MILLION DOLLARS before announcing that it's all one big FUCKING FRAUD.
God damn I wish I had the balls and the startup capital to actually do this. Somebody needs to prove, in this area, as in any other, people are gullible fuckers. I would consider it a public service.
5/04/2007 12:37pm, #9Originally Posted by kohadril
5/04/2007 3:50pm, #10
Originally Posted by Emperor Cesar
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