1. #1

    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    San Diego
    Muay Thai & BJJ
    Went over to a business associate's house to finalize a deal. We were sitting around eating our Carl's Jr. burgers talking ****, and the guy who owned the place was like, "Yeah, I'm limping a little bit, we were really going into it really hard sparring".

    We asked him sparring? He said, "Yeah, 5 Families Kung Fu, you wouldn't have heard it, it's not very well known."

    We were like, "Oh really? What is the basis of the art?"

    He answered, "It's a offense and defensive art, meant to keep you protected..." I actually tuned him out at this point, till I heard something about it being anti grappling.

    Now, I haven't trained since my accident almost 2 weeks ago. But my buddy has been pumped going 4 times a week to the Gracie academy. So our host leaves for a second, and I'm like, "Dude, put him on his ass."

    He comes back, and they get up and face off. My buddy shoots in for his waist, gets it. The other guys is like, "Wait, let's do that again, I wasn't ready." So they face off, again. My buddy shoots in and gets underhooks. There's a pool directly behind them, and since it seems the Five Family Kung Fu, they only go back one way, straight, he goes one leg in it. Needless to say, some chagrin on his part.

    I finish eating my burger and burp. Later in the evening, he says he's gonna start BJJ. We tell him Rickson's school is about 10 miles away. Let's see if he will. Most ppl don't.

    Just wanted to share. Another BJJ nutriding experience brought to you by Bullshido's resident CMA.

    "When we go to the ground, you are in my world. The ground is the ocean, I am the shark, and most people don't even know how to swim." RCJ Machado
    Quote Originally Posted by Sifu Rudy Abel
    "Just what makes a pure grappler think he can survive with an experienced striker. Especially if that striker isn't following any particular rule set and is well aware of what the grapplers strategies are".

  2. #2
    I thought the "Five Families" were the rival mafia clans in the Godfather. I never knew they had Sicilian Kung Fu.

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Danvers MA
    Bonanno, Colombo, Gambino, Genovese & Lucchese. All in NYC.

    personally, my favorie is The Genovese Crew. and thats the GOD'S honest truth!


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