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  • socratic
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    Originally posted by Errant108
    Socratic,

    You have dishonored my family, & the Gakhwang temple.
    Gong sau at dawn? Your Iron Wheel is no match for the fury of the Honky Fist!

    I wonder how many of those demo moves were used in the Sanda he was learning? (I'm assuming it was Sanda or something, 'cause it's clearly kickboxing with sweeps and throws, if the first vid from the temple is any indication).

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  • NJM
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    This two videos went along with the one I posted in case you guys are interested:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LfNi0l-VupE

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22KclKqgcHI

    Damn his taste in music.

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  • Virus
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    Originally posted by mightydavefish
    I enjoyed the book, too.
    I'm disappointed to see Polly all soft and fat.
    Doesn't look like he's doing much kung fu these days.
    Maybe he's taken up Systema.

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  • mightydavefish
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    I enjoyed the book, too.
    I'm disappointed to see Polly all soft and fat.
    Doesn't look like he's doing much kung fu these days.

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  • E-Van
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    Its a awsome book. I couldnt put it down, and I think I would have enjoyed it just for his writing style alone.

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  • TheMightyMcClaw
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    Originally posted by socratic
    That said, is the book any good?

    Also my bad, double post. Where'd I put my delete function?
    It is. It's very well written, and it gives a good insight into what martial arts training in China is actually like. It has, of course, evolved over the decade and a half since Matt's experience took place, but his description of CMA in the early nineties was pretty similar to my encounter with it when I went to train in China in 2004.

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  • Scott Larson
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    Originally posted by MrBadGuy
    I guess you could say...you're missing the trees for the forest?!?!?!?

    Get it, cause it's a proverb, and you're literally missing the amount of trees for the forest.
    You guys are awesome.

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  • DerAuslander
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    Socratic,

    You have dishonored my family, & the Gakhwang temple.

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  • Virus
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    If it the book doesn't reveal who's got the real _ing _un I don't think I'll bother with it.

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  • Elemental Fist
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    Originally posted by NJM
    I enjoyed it. He posts on KFM occasionally.
    Seems like a knowledgable guy with a good book, I plan to buy this book sometime soon.

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  • NJM
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    Originally posted by socratic
    That said, is the book any good?
    I enjoyed it. He posts on KFM occasionally.

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  • Scott Larson
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    Thanks, Virus. It seems like the truth about Shaolin is getting easier to come by.

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  • socratic
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    That said, is the book any good?

    Also my bad, double post. Where'd I put my delete function?

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  • socratic
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    Originally posted by Errant108
    I need to gong sau a Shaolin monk...for the honor of my temple.
    You are a Shaolin Monk.

    You know, sorta.

    Also, Fergeson should have just let the man talk. He sounded like he a good story and all we got was the SparkNotes.
    Last edited by socratic; 4/22/2008 6:41am, .

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  • Virus
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    I found this video.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sky_xcc9RAM

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