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  1. ForkLiftRacer is offline

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    Any Hung Fut Students?

    I just started with a Hung Fut Kung Fu school in Maryland, and wanted to know if anyone else is studying this. Anyone have any insights into the system? I am new, in fact only my second week and could use any info/advice that is constructive. :qgreenjum
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    Quote Originally Posted by ForkLiftRacer
    I just started with a Hung Fut Kung Fu school in Maryland
    Are you training with Tai Yim?
    “Most people do not do, but take refuge in theory and talk, thinking that they will become good in this way” -- Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics, II.4
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    Yes and he is super nice! Although its mostly his senior students leading us.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ForkLiftRacer
    Yes and he is super nice!
    Tai Yim is a great guy. Have you had any other martial arts training? What are your goals in taking up kung fu? If you're interested in fighting, make sure to indicate a desire to be part of the san shou team as early as possible in your studies.
    “Most people do not do, but take refuge in theory and talk, thinking that they will become good in this way” -- Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics, II.4
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    Quote Originally Posted by ForkLiftRacer
    Yes and he is super nice! Although its mostly his senior students leading us.
    I used to train with Tai Yim "back in the day" :) (1995-1999).
    He's got some pretty good boxers there, I can vividly remember the advils after each sparring class.

    Hope he's doing well, tell him I said hello.

    Tomas
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    My goals are: get in shape, learn how to defend myself, learn some Chinese culture, and become a better person overall. This is why I chose his school and it seems to hold the potential for all these things.

    I know there are lots of arguments about style a vs style b and so on, but I honestly believe its the individual, not the style, that makes the difference. You have to have fun with what you are doing or else you wont stick with it.

    Plus this is right around the corner from my work so its easy to get to.

    I will tell him you said Hi Tomas.
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    Now, this is from some article in Inside Kung fu, but doesn't Hung Fut work the left side a lot? Like a southpaw technique? Just wondering.
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    Quote Originally Posted by new2bjj
    Now, this is from some article in Inside Kung fu, but doesn't Hung Fut work the left side a lot? Like a southpaw technique? Just wondering.
    You were not misinformed. I'm not sure why they train so much southpaw, but it's encoded into the way they do their drills and forms. There are also some weird "cripple" forms in which the person pretends to be spastic (no, I'm not joking). It's an odd mix overall, but the school has produced a number of national level full-contact champs in the CMA scene, and Tai Yim -- bless his heart -- fought for less restrictive rules when the national san shou organization was figuring out how to judge fights.

    Also, and this is primarily directed at the HK movie buffs on this forum, Tai Yim's si-gung (his teacher's teacher) was Hung Ju Sing, who was the real life "White Haired Devil" after whom the ubiquitous film character with the long white hair is based. Hung Ju Sing killed more men than the plague.

    Quote Originally Posted by ForkLiftRacer
    My goals are: get in shape, learn how to defend myself, learn some Chinese culture, and become a better person overall. This is why I chose his school and it seems to hold the potential for all these things.
    You'll get fit and learn as much Chinese culture as you want. In terms of self-defense, you'll learn how to fight standing up, which is good, but if you ever want to take fighting seriously (which, admittedly, most people don't), you'll need to add in some kind of submission wrestling.

    Have a great time, and good training to you.
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    I just asked because I'm left handed, and most stuff is right side only, well, everywhere.
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    11/03/2007 9:36am

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    I don't want to be an expert fighter, just be able to have the ability to defend myself and get out of a situation and survive, hopefully this can do that for me.
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