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Ronin.74
4/24/2007 9:45am,
I have a book about old Japanese budo and it says that some masters of kiai can paralyze birds.

You mean like this;

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7FZjHAijc0k

bodhihuss
4/24/2007 11:47am,
One of my all time favorites: When you get Black Belt you have to register your hands.

My all-time favorite!! I always get asked if my hands are registered.

Virus
4/24/2007 11:57am,
Answer "Yeah, under the names "teh" and "deadly"

ggboxer
4/24/2007 12:38pm,
That grappling works. Grappler's also tend to have bulky gis and work out clothes that don't flow with movements properly as a traditional MA uniform will.

El Neko
4/24/2007 12:52pm,
can I sugest a perma ban for ggboxer?

ggboxer
4/24/2007 1:23pm,
Ok kids, class is in session. The topic of this thread is disproving bullshit in the martial arts, and you're in luck because today's lesson is all about Ving Tsun Kung fu.

In the street where random attacks occur there is no time to warm up, to stretch, or throughly study your opponent or develop a fight plan. Again, the inherent weakness in sprot oriented grappling and Jiu Jitsu styles.

Neildo
4/24/2007 1:27pm,
Thats why i never leave the house without my trusty lead pipe. Ol' bashy has never let me down.

Permalost
4/24/2007 1:56pm,
The register yourself as a weapon one always cracks me up, I also believed this was something that had to be done when you got a Karate blackbelt (only karate was DEADLY enough to merit this honour)

I had to register my hands when I got my blackbelt in sexual preadator do.

meataxe
4/24/2007 2:58pm,
My brother had a school mate (studying Physics no less) who believed martial artists could chop down lamp posts with their bare hands.

Neildo
4/24/2007 3:32pm,
I had to register my hands when I got my blackbelt in sexual preadator do.

So when you move to new neighborhoods, do you have to go door-to-door and announce "in accordance with the law, i have to notify you that I am a registered black belt."?

Virtua
4/24/2007 5:57pm,
you just don't know what you are talking about.

search more of the old threads, read more. post less for now.

is there an astounding amount of BS in TCMA? yes. in fact i would say most of it is total BS.

is there NO good, traditional CMA? no, there is some, in the US, in the UK, in europe, in china, in taiwan, etc.

FYI, sanda is a rule set, not a style. calling the fighters who won the tournaments you are speaking of "sanda fighters" is the first clue that you don't know what you are talking about. any TCMA school worth it's salt has "sanda fighters" in it.

Ok, thank you for enlighten me.

But there are schools and clubs only training for sanda, as there are clubs training for taichi tuishou tournaments without learning any forms. Because forms are not necessary for fighting.

So what's next? Boxing is no style, it's only a rule set?

As I have seen sanda fighters did quite well in MMA tournaments here in Taipei. So it is not only about rules.

PointyShinyBurn
4/24/2007 6:10pm,
FYI, sanda is a rule set, not a style. calling the fighters who won the tournaments you are speaking of "sanda fighters" is the first clue that you don't know what you are talking about. any TCMA school worth it's salt has "sanda fighters" in it.http://boston-kickboxing.com/

chingythingy
4/24/2007 6:44pm,
That you can break bricks with "chi".

Ming Loyalist
4/24/2007 7:28pm,
http://boston-kickboxing.com/

and they have a traditional program as well. like any good kung fu school.

http://www.bskstudio.com/

ojgsxr6
4/24/2007 7:37pm,
What would you call it if you just trained for the Sanda competitions?

PointyShinyBurn
4/24/2007 7:40pm,
and they have a traditional program as well. like any good kung fu school.

http://www.bskstudio.com/
Interesting, it appears to be taught by a totally different guy, almost as if it had nothing to do with fighting at all...

What would you call it if you just trained for the Sanda competitions?Well, Marvin Perry seems to call it Sanda, but what the **** would he know, eh?