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  1. Tofudog is offline

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    12/13/2007 2:47pm


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    WTF is TSK karate? (youtube link)

    http://uk.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3CNSxdf1b0

    "My sensei tying my black belt?"

    more here: http://www.tsk.com/
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    12/13/2007 3:00pm


     Style: Boxing, Greco, Judo

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    Edit: Tiger Schulmann, doh. I did a search for TSK karate, which yielded no result from the forum but of course, Tiger Schulmann did. Sorry. Please delete this thread.
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    12/13/2007 3:04pm


     Style: Shotokan, Krav Maga

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    McDojo at it's finest.
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    Posted On:
    12/13/2007 6:08pm


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    By the time you get a black belt, shouldn't you have had numerous other belts, each of which you have had the opportunity to practice tying multiple times? Or worse yet, was this some sort of impromptu award of rank being performed on a crowded gym floor whilst wearing tennis shoes?

    Generally I refute the argument that the ability to perform superfluous movements a la waxing on and off not germane to the actual style at hand should be a prerequisite for rank, but what the hell? Being able to wear the uniform properly is a skill that should probably be acquired on the way to black belt and not afterwards.
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    12/13/2007 6:11pm


     Style: Boxing.

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    Belts are cool, I can't quite shake that sentiment. As a child when I got to orange in Ju Jutsu/Judo I was happy. Untill I had to roll with those of a similar rank, I was pissed.

    I remembered sparring with coache's daughter and how whenever we'd end up on the floor she'd somehow outwreastle me and fucking sit on my back. I've never had much of a ground game as a child that was perhaps one of the reasons I traded jits for boxing. :S

    I've yet to be sat on by a girl whilst boxing.
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    Posted On:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Letum
    I've yet to be sat on by a girl whilst boxing.
    You're really missing out.
    "Emevas,
    You're a scrapper, I like that."-Ronin69
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    Posted On:
    12/13/2007 7:49pm


     Style: Does exercise count?

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    Before I became a crippled mass of injury I trained at a TSK (THERE ARE LOTS). They are total McDojos, but not bullshido by any means. There have been a few threads about them over the years. Bullies convinced me to check them out when I was looking.

    Anyhow, that video looks like the kid is being presented with his belt. He's standing in their silly little ceremony pose, and someone (a parent most likely) is taping it. The teachers tie your belt when you move up a rank.
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    12/13/2007 9:46pm


     Style: Kickboxing, Boxing, BJJ

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    The general gist of what I've gotten from rumors and the like is that there's two halves to TSK. The first is the general McDojo population teaching krotty and cardio kick to the masses, while deeper in their circle are an array of competitive Thai boxers, sub wrestlers, and MMA fighters that get standard MMA fight team training in order to get the name out. On top of that, Tiger's main facility is rivaled only by American Top Team, Xtreme Couture, and other supergyms in size and equipment. As for the fighters, for instance, Mike Stines (Of TUF 3 fame) runs a Tiger Schulmans out here in Great Neck, and I've even heard someone from TSK's fight team was able to enter K-1 MAX. (That's the LW one with Buakaw, Andy Souwer and the like, not Akebono)

    Here's the problem. Lots of fees, contracts, belts, and other McDojo crap make getting to the meat (the good trainers) difficult if not impossible. Most of the time, a grappling class for the uninformed masses can and will be taught by a fresh BJJ blue belt. Also, cross-training seems to be discouraged.

    If TSK made these decent kickboxing trainers available to the general public, it'd be wonderful. We'd have easily accessible quality Muay Thai (which would be great to balance out the loads of quality BJJ out here on LI for those not willing to make the trek to say, Sitan in Queens). But as with a lot of things in life, it isn't that easy.
    Last edited by yodaman; 12/14/2007 1:16pm at . Reason: A few details from other people I wanted to add

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