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    $1,300 for dog style kungfu - total ripoff!

    So, today when I did my daily duty of clicking on bullshido.net's google ads, I came to this page: http://www.kungfu-taichi.com/servlet...avelHub/mid/3/

    On this page was a listing for dog style kungfu where for 2 weeks of study you pay 1,300 dollars.

    So you click on the link to the dog style kungfu training thing, http://www.kungfu-taichi.com/servlet...ils/TripKey/33 ,
    and the first thing you see are little meters pertaining to "physical difficulty", "mental difficulty", and "technical difficulty". I was amused to note that "physical difficulty" had the lowest possible rating.

    Then the text for doggie style said

    Dog Style or On the Floor Style is one of the most famous traditional Wushu styles from Fujian Province. It was created by Master Da Si Yue in the 17th century, a time of troubles and almost constant war in China following the fall of the Ming Dynasty.
    And by traditional, we mean it became popular *after* grappling became mainstream.

    Dog style is actively taught for 2 hours in the morning and 2 hours in the evening. Through the rest of the day you will be able to practice with some time being coached by the masters.
    So, in other words, you pay 1,300 dollars for 2 weeks of training in which you are only being "actively taught" for 4 hours a day in a physically undemanding "lite" grappling cirriculum.

    Oh, and here's the description for having a difficulty rating of 1 from http://www.kungfu-taichi.com/servlet...lained_screen:

    Level "1" (Easy) - None of our level "1" trips are particularly difficult but you will get more enjoyment out of the trip if you are in good physical condition. These courses are aimed at those who would like a gentle introduction or would like to take things slowly. No pre-trip conditioning is explicitly required.

    So, yeah....physically undemanding grappling lite. For USD 1,300.
    Lone Wolf McQuade Final Fight: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VmrDe_mYUXg

    #2
    Sad - the world turns to the beat of money. I guess the
    monks are getting tired of having to beg for cash or rely
    on donation (as was traditional), so now they are going
    with the flow and charging for what the people want/expect.
    (Just my opinion, I don't have firsthand knowledge of the
    exact culture of the Shaolin monks, so feel free to correct
    me if relying on donations was never part of their culture)
    Last edited by Chronomorte; 3/30/2005 10:20am, .
    It's hard to fight when you're in a gazebo -- Mitch Hedberg

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      #3
      I personally have never paid more than $100 for doggie style. But I had to have a room.
      I dork harder than any of you can imagine.

      - Hedgehoney

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        #4
        2 weeks for $1,300, i could buy an ivory back scratcher for that

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          #5
          I can personally say that I have never paid for doggy style!! or any other style!

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