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    RATINGS: How Do Aliveness.....does your school look like this?

    OK, probably the biggest confusion in these reviews is how to rate your particular schools "Aliveness".

    I have made it easy for you. Below is the Aliveness rating scale and a video of the type of contact or training that corresponds to that rating.

    You now have no excuse when I decide to delete your review and stamp your avatar with an "Interwebs Doofus" label for rating your Wushu or Tai Chi school a 10.......so here it is.

    1: No sparring/contact, performance demonstration/forms only.

    YouTube - XMA Mike Chat

    YouTube - HIMAC 2007 Karate Form

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kKQMKgcwBgI

    Sorry, that last one just cracked me up...

    2-3: Compliant partner drills, board breaking, point sparring

    YouTube - Wing Chun - Chi Sao fast and slow mo

    YouTube - Women's self defense simple step

    YouTube - Combat Tai Chi

    YouTube - Excellent Aikido Demonstration

    4-5: Light contact continuous sparring (negligible pain/risk).

    YouTube - karate sparing

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b6S8iZUspqk

    6-7: Medium contact with excessive safety gear.

    YouTube - TAE-KWON-DO Tornado Kick!!!!!

    YouTube - Full Contact Sparring (American Kickboxing) 2 R2

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJO8Rj1WfKM

    8-9: Hard contact with reasonable safety gear and/or limited to one range of fighting (standup/grappling).

    YouTube - David BASS 4th Match at BJJ PAN AM 2008 (Alliance BJJ NYC)

    YouTube - Huge Boxing K.O 4

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FlkAeYbNjEg

    YouTube - Muay Thai KO

    YouTube - Boxing Kangaroo

    Don't fuck with the Kangaroo BIATCH!!!!

    10: Regular (monthly or less) skill testing via full contact, full range fighting, minimum safety equipment.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Td4I_O3Sjgs

    Bas set to Big Pun.....hellzzzz yea!!!!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UuC6W...eature=related

    So, there it is......You now have no excuse to rate your XMA training as a 10.

    "Yea, but GJ, my school doesn't wear the footy pads and we can Roshambo each other all we want"


    Whatever, the scale is not perfect by any means. So, if you feel your TKD school matches the vids for a 6 or 7, give it the 6 or 7 and explain why you think it is a 6 or 7. I may think, whatever, your school is actually a 5, but I will not be nit picky on anything other than obvious infections of stupidity where you give your sons TKD school a 9 or a 10.
    Last edited by GoldenJonas; 5/16/2008 2:08pm, .

    #2
    my dojo doesn't even come close to looking like these bally total fitness dojos no frills babe

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      #3
      Been away awhile haven't you, black tony?

      Since when is "less is more" been a reality considering MA training or health in general? There have been great leaps and bounds in the MA world since Karate was developed in Okinawa, might want to get with the times.

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        #4
        Originally posted by black tony
        my dojo doesn't even come close to looking like these bally total fitness dojos no frills babe
        then post a vid of what training at your school looks like.

        I imagine this....

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g82yZXXpxY8&NR=1

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          #5
          sorry guys i'm not that modern and you are right i probably should get with the times

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            #6
            read wikipedia about bullshido and its bias/ scorn against various martial artists and styles not being mma schools. it is a haven for trolls. and constantly monitered by its members to keep a vigilante attitude toward its victims of its so- called investigations, soorry but mma is nothing more than some kind of self-ego aggrandizement of its members. its founder has attemted to place his website bullshido on to wikipedia and has been denied . read it for yourself .

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              #7
              Read richguerra's lies about his military service.
              Sifu Richard Guerra - No BS Martial Arts

              Oh and this entry right here?

              Looks like the article is still on wiki.

              http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bullshido

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                #8
                I got to about 3 and noticed the translation for aliveness must have meant 'how close to a BJJ armbar does this school approximate', and was then able to guess the next flood of videos all the way to the end. Perhaps 'aliveness' should be rewritten as something else?

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                  #9
                  So it's a mere coincidence that Aikido happens to occupy the spot you stopped at, and that you're not at all upset that it apparently isn't as revered as you think it should be?

                  As for BJJ bias, most of the top end examples are actually striking arts, so I've no idea what the fuck you're smoking...

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by shintashi View Post
                    I got to about 3 and noticed the translation for aliveness must have meant 'how close to a BJJ armbar does this school approximate'
                    Yes, because all of those striking videos approximate a BJJ Armbar./sarcasm


                    , and was then able to guess the next flood of videos all the way to the end. Perhaps 'aliveness' should be rewritten as something else?
                    No, you couldn't guess or else you wouldn't be complaining. You are upset because, one of the styles you like isn't at a 7-10.

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                      #11
                      actually I knew something was amiss when the first video, full of physical action was placed at one. the videos that followed grew slower, in my opinion, and since I associate speed with aliveness, I began to question what the point of "aliveness" really was. After I left the house, I thought about my post and realized people would criticize it, but figured I would need a better word to describe what I was seeing than "aliveness".

                      I would say 'close contact' is the best I could come up with, with 'contact' being an abbreviation thereof. Basically, aliveness in this forum seems to represent the duration that you are connecting with the opponent, not how fast you are moving, or how hard you are getting hit, or how hard your heart is beating. I originally thought aliveness represented how lively the school was going to be.

                      edit: I should have read the second sticky first. The videos perfectly match the text descriptions.
                      Last edited by shintashi; 8/09/2010 11:23am, .

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                        #12
                        No it means this: http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...0760833041053#

                        It is not a terribly complex concept.

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by shintashi View Post
                          actually I knew something was amiss when the first video, full of physical action was placed at one. the videos that followed grew slower, in my opinion, and since I associate speed with aliveness, I began to question what the point of "aliveness" really was. After I left the house, I thought about my post and realized people would criticize it, but figured I would need a better word to describe what I was seeing than "aliveness".

                          I would say 'close contact' is the best I could come up with, with 'contact' being an abbreviation thereof. Basically, aliveness in this forum seems to represent the duration that you are connecting with the opponent, not how fast you are moving, or how hard you are getting hit, or how hard your heart is beating. I originally thought aliveness represented how lively the school was going to be.

                          edit: I should have read the second sticky first. The videos perfectly match the text descriptions.
                          I will be kind and say you need to go educate yourself.

                          Mr Thornton awaits.

                          Until then, shut the fuck up.

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by PointyShinyBurn View Post
                            No it means this: http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...0760833041053#

                            It is not a terribly complex concept.
                            ohhhh! I get it now. Its kind of like the better version of randori. I really dislike dojos that don't have this aspect, because it gets so fake, standing there going 'you're kidding me, I could totally just _____'. I once had a sensei call me on my "bluff" and rolled out of his pin.

                            I just don't understand how you don't kill people at 10, I mean its one thing to be dodging a fist, escaping a lame lock, or avoiding a stick to the head, but how do you train at 10 with things like knives, swords, or throws where the bones break? I watched my sensei get carried away in an inflatable cast by the EMT because his missed the angle of his landing, and they were actually going "slow".

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                              #15
                              If by better version of randori, you mean the Judo version, then yeah...

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