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8/20/2006 1:45am,
Tomorrow I'm going to observe/participate a local kung fu class. What should I be looking for in deciding whether or not I want to join up with the school?

8/20/2006 1:59am,
Aliveness, that they actually drill with resistance instead of straight up compliance or only forms work. Watch how good the individual members are and how they interact, if the average caliber of student is low, then it's usually indicative of a bad school. Make sure you like the attitude of the folks.

8/20/2006 12:30pm,
I went today...the experienced students seemed like they really knew what they were doing. The kung fu is very simplistic(I guess that's a positive) and it works on some scientific principles, blah blah blah, it translated into them teaching me different positions and theory to start off with. Apparently they spar often, but they didn't today. What do you guys think? This is the Ng Family style of Six Harmonies kung fu, by the way.