Originally Posted by Cullion
Thanks, though I never claim to be a good fighter by any means. But, if you spar every lesson then you're bound to pick up some knowledge!
The only correction here is that ZSK is much more open than WSK. The history is all there on their website, unlike WSK, which is less specific. You have to join to get the offically history, which I've never really tried to verify.
Also, WSK doesn't compete in the ring anymore. Though I have no idea why not.
psychomongoose, since you have actually trained with them i will take your word for it.
but i must agree with your observation they arent advertising themselves well! ;-)
Some time ago, a work colleague (and Arsehole) revealed he did WSK. It was taught at Swiss Cottage in North London. Subsequently I learned (can't remember how) that the Grandmaster had been 3rd Dan TKD and after a dispute, he left to form his own style hence WSK.
His wife, Tina, I think was noted as a Breaker and in various flyers was photographed breaking Ice Blocks and was featured in various UK TV programmes demonstrating the same.
FWIW, Sensei Mark Fitz-Gerald, 5th Dan Ju Jitsu was 1st Dan WSK before switching to Jikishin Ju Jitsu (following his having seen a demo).
Hope this adds something and regrets if it doesn't.
Pretty much all in the wiki I wrote about it a while back. In short, I'm told that ZSK trains slightly more 'realistically' than WSK, but from what WSK people have said to me (or at least the two I've met), its almost exactly the same except for the name.
Originally Posted by PsychoMongoose
My description is normally kickboxing with traditional trimmings, so I'm guessing that largely goes for WSK too.
Yeah, the kicks, but the sparring is more like kickboxing, as there aren't any limits on target area (i.e., you can strike the head and legs). Generally heavier contact too, especially at higher levels (which either means higher grades, or people who have experience in other stuff: plenty of people from other styles have trained at the Warwick club over the years).
Originally Posted by Asriel
There is footage of one of the ZSK instructors, Glen Cudjoe, in my gallery on here (should be on page two, under '[Video] Glen Cudjoe'). If that doesn't work, also on the Warwick ZSK site.
not a lot of internet footage to comment on
Glen originally got his black belt in WSK, then moved over to ZSK with his teacher during the split. Not entirely representative of ZSK or WSK, as he's a big powerful guy with lots of experience, but gives you some idea.
I'll finish with a description that other WSKer I mentioned gave about two years ago on Cyberkwoon:
Originally Posted by Darkdragon
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