5 Badass Kung Fu Fighters Who PROVED That Kung Fu is Legit

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  1. hewho

    hewho Valued Member

    I don't totally disagree with this, but at the same time I appreciate the instructor needs to make a living. I think what he does is probably a good way of doing it, offering two separate classes, and there are some people who do both.
  2. Knee Rider

    Knee Rider Valued Member Supporter

    Yeah, I get it. It's their shout. But though the motivations are clear the results remain the same.

    No comment on the skill of your coach or the efficacy of the sanda training of course!
  3. El Medico

    El Medico Valued Member

    I understand. That's the problem which sometimes arises twixt running a MA business and actually imparting the teachings. Catering to the student may pay bills but it may not ensure a complete transmission.And what happens when such individuals go on to be instructors themselves? I've seen some instructors such as that.Didn't strike me as folks I'd be worried about.

    Not saying that's the way it is in this particular instructor's group,just saying it's common now.
    Exactly. So people can laud how San Da "works" and TMAs don't-but it all really comes down to how one trains. Just speakin' as a T'ai Chi guy who used to "enlighten" Karate and TKD folks.
    Yeah,I agree it's instructor's choice.My first teacher taught a general class of mainly just TC form,and then had classes for other training/practices.Most people didn't partake of those classes.

    But I would venture to say that over the last 30 years or so with so many people wanting to make a living out of this stuff it has led to dumbing down in many schools.

    Highlights the difference between a classical Japanese ryu which is about transmission,and the modern business model-which in many instances is about paying the overhead.I get that,but-and of course this depends on the individual school and instructor- it doesn't always make for turning out good representatives of a system.

    Yup. Poorer CMA.And then when one says "But this stuff works if it's trained properly" people will say "Yeah,right,never seen it." And they haven't.

    After the TC "master" who had studied for around 2 years got creamed I heard Rogan blathering that TC isn't even a combat system.And why should he think different?
    ( Although if one is going to be a pundit one should do some background checking so one knows what one is talking about - he obviously doesn't know about CMA tourneys in SE Asia and Hong Kong over the last 50 years.).
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  4. hewho

    hewho Valued Member

    That is a problem, and it's probably not one I'll be solving, but perhaps if there was a governing body who had to license all instructors, who insisted that to instruct you had to be able to demonstrate your ability to perform and teach all aspects of the art? But that would come with problems of it own. I would love to see TMAs taken more seriously though.

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