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    RATINGS: How Do Aliveness.....does your school look like this?

    OK, probably the biggest confusion in these reviews is how to rate your particular schools "Aliveness".

    I have made it easy for you. Below is the Aliveness rating scale and a video of the type of contact or training that corresponds to that rating.

    You now have no excuse when I decide to delete your review and stamp your avatar with an "Interwebs Doofus" label for rating your Wushu or Tai Chi school a 10.......so here it is.

    1: No sparring/contact, performance demonstration/forms only.

    YouTube - XMA Mike Chat

    YouTube - HIMAC 2007 Karate Form

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kKQMKgcwBgI

    Sorry, that last one just cracked me up...

    2-3: Compliant partner drills, board breaking, point sparring

    YouTube - Wing Chun - Chi Sao fast and slow mo

    YouTube - Women's self defense simple step

    YouTube - Combat Tai Chi

    YouTube - Excellent Aikido Demonstration

    4-5: Light contact continuous sparring (negligible pain/risk).

    YouTube - karate sparing

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b6S8iZUspqk

    6-7: Medium contact with excessive safety gear.

    YouTube - TAE-KWON-DO Tornado Kick!!!!!

    YouTube - Full Contact Sparring (American Kickboxing) 2 R2

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJO8Rj1WfKM

    8-9: Hard contact with reasonable safety gear and/or limited to one range of fighting (standup/grappling).

    YouTube - David BASS 4th Match at BJJ PAN AM 2008 (Alliance BJJ NYC)

    YouTube - Huge Boxing K.O 4

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FlkAeYbNjEg

    YouTube - Muay Thai KO

    YouTube - Boxing Kangaroo

    Don't **** with the Kangaroo BIATCH!!!!

    10: Regular (monthly or less) skill testing via full contact, full range fighting, minimum safety equipment.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Td4I_O3Sjgs

    Bas set to Big Pun.....hellzzzz yea!!!!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UuC6W...eature=related

    So, there it is......You now have no excuse to rate your XMA training as a 10.

    "Yea, but GJ, my school doesn't wear the footy pads and we can Roshambo each other all we want"


    Whatever, the scale is not perfect by any means. So, if you feel your TKD school matches the vids for a 6 or 7, give it the 6 or 7 and explain why you think it is a 6 or 7. I may think, whatever, your school is actually a 5, but I will not be nit picky on anything other than obvious infections of stupidity where you give your sons TKD school a 9 or a 10.
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    Would it be possible to get new videos that demonstrate level 10? I just checked and both of those videos have been removed.

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    Zuffa=UFC.

    I don't know what the other one was.

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    Thanks.

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    I don't agree with BJJ being a 8.

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    i keep tryin to spar, but nothin happens! supporting member

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    it was my understanding that "aliveness" was more about everything that leads up to sparring, rather than just sparring itself.

    based simply on sparring and the above descriptions, my karate class falls in the 8-9 range, which is all KINDS of what the ****.

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    My interpretation of aliveness is resistance to the level of realism. BJJ does not resist to that level.

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    I am not sure we look like these. We use sticks, maglights, pipes, tools, metal and wood training knives and how each relates to emptyhands. I will get some vids made up in the near future for you. Our goal is to survive an attack from 2 assailants with impact or bladed weapons, and have proved to ourselves it is a very hard thing to do, next to impossible. I have 3 students, most who have come to join leave soon after starting. We do not do this for sport or exercise. We do drills for awhile then try to apply them against 2 attackers, drills are done for weeks, beginners learn the drills and applications against one attacker then after weeks we do the 2 attackers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Imuadude View Post
    I am not sure we look like these. We use sticks, maglights, pipes, tools, metal and wood training knives and how each relates to emptyhands. I will get some vids made up in the near future for you. Our goal is to survive an attack from 2 assailants with impact or bladed weapons, and have proved to ourselves it is a very hard thing to do, next to impossible. I have 3 students, most who have come to join leave soon after starting. We do not do this for sport or exercise. We do drills for awhile then try to apply them against 2 attackers, drills are done for weeks, beginners learn the drills and applications against one attacker then after weeks we do the 2 attackers.
    Try elaborating what you're whining about instead of bragging about your weapons masturbation techniques.

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    Has anyone in Georgia heard of a school named Marietta Martial arts? if so any comments?

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