10/29/2008 10:59pm, #11
The guy was born and raised in California.
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Still, he's bringing the art of his country to a foreign land, it would have been better if he returned to the Philippines.
I mean, for ****'s sake, TKD is more popular here than Eskrima or Kali, WTH does that say.
10/29/2008 11:16pm, #12
10/30/2008 12:27am, #13Originally Posted by tubemode12
10/30/2008 12:42am, #14
There's a great DVD by the Dog Brothers called Grandfathers Speak that talks about how the Filipino arts came from the Phillipines to the US. Good interviews with guys like Leo Giron.
By the way, not everyone likes Dan Inosanto. The Dog Brothers Kali Tudo DVDs were made because there were questions of why you don't see kali in the cage, but in an interview Marc Denny admits that part of it was addressing criticism of Dan Inosanto by a former student who thinks the FMA he teaches is a bunch of unworkable dead patterns (sounds kinda like Matt Thornton), and Marc wanted to show a different perspective (Marc Denny is also a student of Dan Inosanto).
Originally Posted by Meex
10/30/2008 12:44am, #15
Sorry, your country doesn't "own" any martial art just like no country "owns" it's language.Tough is not how you act, tough is how you train.
10/30/2008 12:50am, #16
There are a lot of reasons why no one ever beats their teacher. Even if you get the physical ability and get passed the psychological barrier of him consistently proving he's more capable than you in the beginning, he still knows your entire game inside and out. It's like fighting your big brother.
10/30/2008 12:53am, #17Originally Posted by tubemode12
10/30/2008 1:03am, #18Originally Posted by han090
btw, my first most satisfying thing was getting laid....at the age of 13....to a hooker....yeah..
10/30/2008 6:02am, #19
Paul highly regards Dan. My instructor is a Vunak Full Instructor. Paul said something like "you represent Bruce Lee and Dan Inosanto so train hard and represent well."
I've never been to a Dan seminar, so I can't tell you what it is like. I can admire a guy who late in life can train hard and get a black belt in BJJ. If anything, that should encourage us to eat right, train hard and keep learning even when we get old.
As for kali.... I don't understand the need to teach all kinds of patterns and flow drills and whatnot. I mean, I saw some Dog Brothers stick sparring and it looks pretty much like the sparring we did in Jkd with the exception of the level of protective equipment.
Akuma, you dunked the noodle at 13? Wow! I'm impressed!SEANBABY:
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10/30/2008 6:20am, #20
I went to an Insanto Seminar at the Bob Breen Academy in London about 2 years ago.
I was pretty impressed at the time, he seemed like a nice guy also.
(my only problem with those JKD instructors now is the're still maintaining the whole 'our art is more 'Deadly' than any 'sport fighting' attitude. Also all the Insanto affiliated schools seem to be VERY expensive)
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