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    LOL. Dave's computer didn't have the Virus:D ...

    LOL.

    Dave's computer didn't have the Virus:D

    Welcome back, glad your feeling better and the diet is working too:p
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    Thank you Iron Weasel for a direct concise...

    Thank you Iron Weasel for a direct concise answer.

    The indirect method I follow started out with the mung bean sack until the contents were pulverized (took just under 3 months) and I had to...
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    Are there pre-set testing standards to mark...

    Are there pre-set testing standards to mark completion of each level of training IP?

    example: Breaking Materials, how they progressively change in density and or purpose.
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    :D lots of drugs :D

    :D lots of drugs :D
  5. Thread: McDojo Stories

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    $$ played a role in it as well.:) Back on...

    $$ played a role in it as well.:)

    Back on topic to what makes up a McDojo/McKwoon would be how a teacher *****s out their style. Franchise concept has taken over even back in Asia. Teachers who...
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    okay Norman. Then I'll say you were a lucky...

    okay Norman.

    Then I'll say you were a lucky person. I know for a fact that he charged alot of individuals alot more then $10 so there must have been a personal reason.

    Your sifu was one of...
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    -n- Who is your teacher? or Who are you? ...

    -n-

    Who is your teacher?

    or Who are you?

    just because someone teaches for free has the same meaning as someone who charges $1000 a month.

    Is their skill good and is the quality of...
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    Customers get what they pay for. If they don't...

    Customers get what they pay for. If they don't like it then can leave. Most individuals who do MA is the hobbiest and their goal is a Black Belt.

    One of my teachers used to resent this but...
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    oh he rolls allright. Nice and plump guy they...

    oh he rolls allright. Nice and plump guy they got there. I saw some early photos of him training and well he was not your average wuseng by any means. Too many trips to the rice bowl.:D
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    uh I was going to comment more but just saw video...

    uh I was going to comment more but just saw video clips of DJ doing stick and knives, well I won't waste my time.:eek:

    As for taking david's place in the aspect of naysayer, atagonist. Actually...
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    I don't have any proof. A Bagua instructor told...

    I don't have any proof. A Bagua instructor told me that.

    oh........:rolleyes:

    but quoting a text that states he trained in SC does give pause to think he might of been influenced in his...
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    your backyard, garage or basement:D

    your backyard, garage or basement:D
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    The Bagua Kou Bu and Bai Bu came from SC ...

    The Bagua Kou Bu and Bai Bu came from SC

    :rolleyes:

    and the proof is???????
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    Most styles don't have a "Head" of anything. All...

    Most styles don't have a "Head" of anything. All you can hope for is possible to meet your Sigung and your Sifu's classmates, but even that was very rare in the past, especially here in the USA.
    ...
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    also its kind of a non-productive question as...

    also its kind of a non-productive question as most of the individuals commenting here aren't professional martial arts teachers. :)

    They don't run schools or even teach at all. :confused:

    Hey...
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    - non descript style or lineage - hodge podge of...

    - non descript style or lineage
    - hodge podge of styles
    - fixation on ranking
    - fixation on uniform
    - price list for belt tests
    - children with black belts
    - unfit and out of shape instructors...
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    too many variations out there even within the same lineage and even amongst classmates.

    I've seen at least 3 versions coming out of Yee Sifu's school alone.
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    Mc Dojo/Kwoon = "Mc/Mac (son of/relative)...

    Mc Dojo/Kwoon = "Mc/Mac (son of/relative) Dojo/kwoon (training hall)

    well thats the literal translation. :D

    Generally this has been taken over to denote a negative connotation about a...
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    Tomorrow marks the 9th Anniversary of the passing...

    Tomorrow marks the 9th Anniversary of the passing of Grandmaster Chan Tai San.

    A memorial gathering & demonstration by some of his Grand Students will be held on Tuesday at the Atlanta Kung Fu and...
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    I find it also on the Southern mantis Spirit...

    I find it also on the Southern mantis Spirit Altar as well.

    Any specific meanings a student should know?
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    oh and I forgot to say that is referenced for...

    oh and I forgot to say that is referenced for Full Time Professional Martial Arts teachers who run their own school as their only source of income.

    Individuals who teach but only part time as they...
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    you get what you pay for.:D Average cost of a...

    you get what you pay for.:D

    Average cost of a 1 hr Private lesson is between $100 and $250 an hour.
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    Ric Meyers blasts Weinstein Company

    USA Company Anti Asian Films
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    sorry haven't had the time to work on and update...

    sorry haven't had the time to work on and update that website.

    Here is a basic layout that I've been taught and seen used.
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    "Real Kung Fu in America". Okay lets get more...

    "Real Kung Fu in America".

    Okay lets get more specific. Lam Jo's Hung Gar students.

    He's got quite a few of them here in the states, so is what your saying that they don't teach "Real Kung Fu"...
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