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PizDoff
1/31/2007 11:44pm,
More than just karate being taught here

Willian Avila
La Quinta Sun
January 25, 2007

With their hands cringed in the shape of cobras and their empowering shouts bellowed in sync, it is apparent the spirit of the East has taken hold of martial arts students in the California Desert.

But Moore's Karate, a new addition to the La Quinta business community, is not just a dojo where a hobby is taught, it is where discipline and balance is cultivated for success, said husband-and-wife owners Grey and Lorrie Rappe.

"We do reality-based training," said Grey Rappe, who has studied the art for 20 years. "We don't go to tournaments and win trophies. Our trophy is life."

The 2,500-square-foot training facility features Shou Shu, a system of practical self-defense skills, coupled with an optional preceding homework session for younger students to achieve academic success.

As La Quinta residents for more than 15 years, the Rappes said they felt there was a need for a program to teach kids how to lead a balanced life.

"We're using martial arts to integrate with their academic success program," Grey Rappe said. "These kids here are the future entrepreneurs of the country. We believe that."

Grey credits his own achievements in life to the strict regime and discipline that Shou Shu requires.

"I'm a classic example of that," he added. "I'm a successful chiropractor with multiple offices and wouldn't have done it without Shou Shu."

Moore's Karate is open to people of all ages and is not restricted to a strength level or size.

Maria Salazar, mother of 6-year-old student Nikolas Salazar, believes the system will help her son be more decisive.

"He's very smart but not a very physical kid," said the La Quinta resident. "In school he needs time to transition and this is going to help him have a quicker reaction. Frankly," she added, "it's also so bigger kids won't pick on him."

The deeply engrained principles of the art restrict students from using the potent moves outside of self-defense situations.

Shou Shu, whose literal translation is "beast knowledge," mimics the fighting motions of seven different animals and was brought more than 50 years ago from China by franchiser Al Moore, the Rappes said.

Each session ends with the instructor and students forming a circle to display unity and respect.

Ted Guerrero, the Shun Shifu, or chief instructor, strives to teach what he has learned practicing Shou Shu for 20 years.

"This has helped me in so many ways. My self-confidence, my fitness and it's protected me," said the 28-year old energetic instructor. "My father got me into it, my mom and my brother do it. This art makes everybody a better person. People feel empowered."

http://www.thedesertsun.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2007701250305

Shou Sou is Chinese........so how is this karate?


Look at this, this is your basic CMA sword form as well.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Ow9_-5AV1w

PizDoff
1/31/2007 11:45pm,
Yeah, more than just karate. It is kung fu!

From their site: http://www.mooresofsacramento.com/home.htm


The Benefits of Moore's Martial Arts

The benefits of the Chinese Shou' Shu' martial art include:

* An increased level of fitness and strength
* Improved balance, coordination and flexibility
* Enhanced power of concentration, self-discipline, and self-control
* A subsequent reduction of stress and its harmful effects on the body and mind
* Perception is greatly increased
* Positive Reactions in self-defense situations

We invite you to explore our website to learn more about self-defense instruction at Moore's Chinese Martial Arts of Sacramento and Natomas. We have both individual and group classes for adults and children. To view our video presentation of demonstrations from camps and seminars, please click on the link below. This martial arts video presentation is best suited for faster internet connections (such as cable or DSL), and has a running length of 7 minutes, 23 seconds.

Torec_Scrail
2/01/2007 1:42am,
Maria Salazar, mother of 6-year-old student Nikolas Salazar, believes the system will help her son be more decisive.

"He's very smart but not a very physical kid," said the La Quinta resident. "In school he needs time to transition and this is going to help him have a quicker reaction. Frankly," she added, "it's also so bigger kids won't pick on him."


Is it cruel to want him to get bullied just a bit? Not hurt or anything, just enough to show him what hes taking won't work..and if it does, he got lucky/they suck (and if it isn't those, then good for him)

Karate = Kung Fu also perplex's me. I honestly wonder if people don't know the difference, or they just like to market on the whole "Oh yea, we do karate, kung fu, ke?po, TKD, we cover everything really." At least to a regular person..8/10 if someone hears MA they say you take karate? At least for me.

Diesel_tke
2/04/2007 9:43am,
Shou Sou is Chinese........so how is this karate?


Look at this, this is your basic CMA sword form as well.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Ow9_-5AV1w


That would be called semantics. And that is the reporters f-up. That huge thread just to point that out. Man you shouldn't let white belts post threads.

shoushutiger
2/10/2007 12:05am,
actually, honestly shoushu is a gracefull clusterfu*k of karate and kung fu, as it has been ifluenced heavily by kempo, so lots of people call it karate, but everything is done under the chinese principles, therefore kung fu. That probably didn't clear much up lol

S0meguy
2/12/2007 3:47pm,
But it sounded good. I think I'm gunna' incorperate "graceful clusterf*ck" into my regular library of phrazes.

xcakid
2/13/2007 12:38pm,
actually, honestly shoushu is a gracefull clusterfu*k of karate and kung fu, as it has been ifluenced heavily by kempo, so lots of people call it karate, but everything is done under the chinese principles, therefore kung fu. That probably didn't clear much up lol

He should just call it Shaolin Kempo then and end the confusion.

Truth seeker
2/16/2007 8:43pm,
http://homepage.mac.com/tony_baltera/shou_shu/Interview.pdf (http://homepage.mac.com/tony_baltera/shou_shu/Interview.pdf)


Read about his fight with 12 men on page 6!

Enjoy

Xiangfei
2/21/2007 10:29am,
brought more than 50 years ago from China by franchiser Al Moore

I like that part.

Truth seeker
2/21/2007 11:29am,
From a Shou Shu Green Belt!

Here's a little info. Though I am only on need to know basis, I heard Mr. Moore went to China to train when he was already a Black Belt! What style, I dont know! If any of you have trained in Martial Arts and have reached any higher belt, you know training comes easier once the nervous system has been reprogrammed! Meaning your style becomes a reaction! He never studied under Parker or those guys! They trained together and shared philosophies about, for the most part, ways of running schools! This comes from my Shun ShiFu! In which he is only on need to know basis as well! So as you can see for someone to learn this history, one needs to have Seven Circles I would imagine!

I figure none of you, nor myself, will know how exactly Shou' Sho' came about. The Master has moved on and those secrets are with him, or now with Da Shifu Ralph Moore and/or Da Shifu Moore Jr.!

It must be true he recived this information from his Shun Shifu!:bssign: :bssign:


Karate Korner Message Board - Martial Arts Discussion Forum (http://www.karatekorner.com/messageboard/viewmessages.cfm?Forum=27&Topic=3729&srow=1&erow=10)


Zanshin 8: Are You in A Martial Arts Cult? (http://www.furyu.com/archives/issue8/zanshin8.html)

jtkarate
2/21/2007 1:18pm,
I don't know how you train but after reaching black belt levels training is still just as tough as it was being a white belt. Just because you have a black belt doesn't mean it's a cake walk from that point on.

Depending on what it is your looking for in whatever art you train in it's just the beginning . Whether you look for the spiritual aspect or are trying to perfect your technique.