Yes I realize this. However there has seemed to be a bit of a surge in the name usage for MA Gyms after The 300. Kind of like the number of gyms that were named "Fight Club" about a decade ago. Now if Bas Ruten or Frank Shammrock want to call their gym "Fight Club" or "Spartan Warriors" whatever, they can back up the claim. However, when it is used as hype to get people to join, it is a warning sign to me. Hence I said I am "leary", as opposed to "I shake my head and walk away."
Originally Posted by Rivington
Judo does seem like a good choice, since it's usually run through a YMCA or somesuch and as you mentioned, not commercialized.
Originally Posted by mad_malk
There are a couple of people at my club who started doing Judo with their children - it seems like a good way to get kids involved, stay active, and bond with your children all at once.
Lol joking aside, skip it. Kids would be better in kiddies Boxing or Judo.
this is not the same Steve Richards, who used to post on kung fu forums a lot ? the close friend of JFS USA ? was he not also in Liverpool from memory? he was always very knowledgeable, a respected poster
some of the old bullshido threads Google finds are very funny. if it is the same person I thought he was from Tibetan Lion Kung Fu. maybe I was wrong
Was this gym founded after the movie, or before it?
Originally Posted by melk
If this is Arvanitis school, then they had hard on for Spartans way before 300.
I check out the school last week like you said.
I'll be sending my boy to judo or something else because they were doing all kinds of mixed up stuff at this pankration place.
First off theer was no sparring or anything like that. Not the adults, no one.
The dude was saying stuff about kung fu all the time and things from indian martial arts and tibetan martial arts and it was a big jumble of stuff.
I don't understand why mixing up lots of stuff from other styles makes it MMA (he was talking all long about how much he knew about that too as if he was an expert but he didn't look much like a fighter) or Pankration.
Tibetan arts can be really good. Take Tescao for example, I know a lot of people that hold that art in very high regard.
Seeen. Just read that thread. So this guy part of an organization that was alreday smacked up on here?
So how's it going down that he has more organizations now and they are all new?
In the class they were saying what they did was like MMA but before MMA was invented. Not gonna lie bruv, I didn't understand it myself.
So he was saying that like a Kung Fu technique is used then a Reality Self Defense thing then another and that means it's MMA!