View Poll Results: Who represents kung fu for this community
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4/13/2009 10:58am, #31
4/13/2009 11:58am, #32
4/13/2009 12:19pm, #33
I voted for everyone as they stand up, make themselves known versus the unknown internet masters of crap that are most prevalent in our net culture
Too many internet whiners out there, but thats reality.
real people step up and the cowards mock you from a distance.
4/13/2009 12:29pm, #34
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- Dec 2005
I am an advocate of CMA and greatly enjoy what it has to offer and I am thoroughly disgusted with it's current state. With the exception of a handful of practioners CMA, for the most part, is over populated by delusional instructors and hardcore larpers who would rather believe they have th3 d43dly then actually train hard to acquire even an ounce of skill.
I have spent 5 of the last 17 years of my training focusing on Muay Thai and Baji Quan and outside of what I've learned and the enjoyment I get from the training I have little to show for it in terms of a competition record.
So I too believe that there are better representatives here than myself but I am glad to have been mentioned and quite happy playing a supporting role.安氏八极拳学生
4/13/2009 7:25pm, #35
Aw, hell. I forgot Lee and Meex. And Tom Kagan, for that matter.
Kid's been training 1.5 years with one of the best sanshou athletes in the US (whose father is one of the most respected taiji players in the world), during which time he's gotten fit, lost 40+ pounds and learned to fight. He has his first amateur ring fight next month, plus he's cross-training BJJ — with his coach's knowledge and endorsement — at Alliance NYC because he plans to fight MMA later in his career. This is how learning martial arts is supposed to work, and I think it shows that real CMA is alive in the US after all.“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
4/13/2009 7:59pm, #36
I wasn't sure if I was to add Meex or Tom.
4/15/2009 11:32am, #37
4/15/2009 11:35am, #38
4/15/2009 11:38am, #39"Face punches are an essential character building part of a martial art. You don't truly love your children unless you allow them to get punched in the face." - chi-conspiricy
"When I was a little boy, I had a sailor suit, but it didn't mean I was in the Navy." - Mtripp on the subject of a 5 year old karate black belt
"Without actual qualifications to be a Zen teacher, your instructor is just another roundeye raping Asian culture for a buck." - Errant108
"Seriously, who gives a **** what you or Errant think? You're Asian males, everyone just ignores you, unless you're in a krotty movie." - new2bjj
4/15/2009 11:41am, #40