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  1. #13816
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    Since it has been several years since I have made a contribution to this thread, I give you this:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JojLZ-OQJOs&feature=fvst
    Those that are the most sucessful are also the biggest failures. The difference between them and the rest of the failures is they keep getting up over and over again, until they finally succeed.


    For the Women:

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  2. #13817
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    "The Soul of Shaolin"

    Anyone seen this show (live play, currently playing in Sevierville, TN)?
    Just One Student

    "I seek, not to know all the answers, but to understand the questions." --- Kwai Chang Caine

    (I'd really like to know all the answers, too, but understanding the questions, like most of my martial arts practice, is a more realistically attainable goal)

  3. #13818
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    Yes, I have been there twice with my Master. The Coach of the Team is one of my Masters gongfu brothers. It is an awesome show, but the first version was better.

  4. #13819
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    Quote Originally Posted by tattooedmonk View Post
    Something about that reminds me of Chung Moo Quan
    Those that are the most sucessful are also the biggest failures. The difference between them and the rest of the failures is they keep getting up over and over again, until they finally succeed.


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  5. #13820
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    "The Soul of Shaolin"

    Quote Originally Posted by sha0lin1 View Post
    Yes, I have been there twice with my Master. The Coach of the Team is one of my Masters gongfu brothers. It is an awesome show, but the first version was better.
    I did go to see the show in Sevierville, Tenn. I would recommend it for martial arts enthusiasts. The martial arts performances were excellent. Maybe one of the best demo's of the three-section staff and whip chains (single and double) I have seen (definitely best I've ever seen live). And a demo of a skill I have never seen before that was amazing (that I am not describing only to avoid being a spoiler).

    I took my 17 year old daughter with me, who has shown no interest in martial arts but an interest in theater (she has done high school plays including musicals), and she said she really enjoyed it and was emotional at some points. Hopefully, she wasn't just humoring me.

    I have a thought that one of the lead "monks" is the same one that has appeared on Stan Lee's "Superhumans," showing the "one inch punch," and the one who was on Fight Science showing the spear-bending on the throat stunt. I could be wrong.
    Just One Student

    "I seek, not to know all the answers, but to understand the questions." --- Kwai Chang Caine

    (I'd really like to know all the answers, too, but understanding the questions, like most of my martial arts practice, is a more realistically attainable goal)

  6. #13821
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    Wookie, thank you very much.

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    Pa Kua History

    i have hear rumour that sin the' have the ancient scroll from dong hai chuan where he write he learn the pa kua from a hermit in the mountain. that same hermit being the one you call su kong tai djin. what do you say to this?

  8. #13823
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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Man View Post
    i have hear rumour that sin the' have the ancient scroll from dong hai chuan where he write he learn the pa kua from a hermit in the mountain. that same hermit being the one you call su kong tai djin. what do you say to this?
    Oh boy...lol
    Yes, "Northwind" is my internet alias used for years that has lots to do with my main style, as well as other lil cool things - it just works. Wanna know my name? Ask me


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  9. #13824
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    Michael Reid interview

    He was discussed previously on this thread.
    Ex-Falcon Tackles Martial Arts
    Since 1993, the Chinese Shaolin Center has offered kung fu and tai chi for beginners and experts alike in Northeast Cobb.



    The Chinese Shaolin Center is owned and operated by sixth-degree Master Michael Reid, the ranking student of the Atlanta-area Chinese Shaolin Centers.
    Master Michael Reid, a former Atlanta Falcon, runs the Chinese Shaolin Center in Northeast Cobb.

    Master Michael Reid, a sixth-degree Shaolin master and former linebacker for the Atlanta Falcons, is living his passion of owning a Shaolin studio and training students to develop themselves through the study of traditional martial arts at the Chinese Shaolin Center. Reid also serves as head of operations for all Chinese Shaolin Center schools and clubs in Georgia.

    Q. What's the hardest thing about being a small-business owner in Northeast Cobb?

    A. Unlike a grocery store or gas station, I run a business that's based on discretionary income. The economy is not booming, so you have to do a very good job and attract new clients. Nineteen years ago, it was all teaching and training. Now you've got to worry about making enough money to keep your door open.

    Q. What's the best thing about your job?

    A. I do something I enjoy every day. I've been studying martial arts since 1988 when I joined the Atlanta Falcons. In college I was playing football, studying for a computer science degree and enjoying fraternity life, so between all that there was not enough time to study martial arts.

    Q. What is the best thing about Northeast Cobb?

    A. I feel safe here; there's a sense of community. This is much bigger than Albany, Ga., where I'm from, and it has metropolitan aspects, but it still feels like being in Georgia. It's nice that you don't have to go downtown for everything.

    Q. Why did you choose to open your business in Northeast Cobb?

    A. I'm the first student of my instructor to open a school. His school was in Norcross. Back there we looked at marketing strategies, and Cobb made the most sense to me. Nineteen years ago there were definitely growth opportunities.

    Q. Why did you pick this particular kind of business?

    A. When I left the NFL, I had the choice to go the corporate route. I could've gone to IBM since I had worked for them a few times. I could've been an NFL coach. I would have had to move my family everywhere in order to move up the ranks.

    My other dream as a child was to be a Shaolin master. So, this way, I can still be an athlete, a teacher and a sort of coach.

    Q. What are some of the services you offer that people don't know about?

    A. I don't think a lot of people really understand what we do. The average person doesn't understand kung fu or tai chi.

    I do not run a fighter or a sports school. I am a teacher of an art that helps students develop positively over a long period of time. It's hard to sell the fact that we are about the development of the person because of the common image of martial arts. We help students to be healthier, think better, manage stress and develop themselves.

    Q. What advice can you offer to someone thinking about starting a small business?

    A. First, do some research and make sure you are committed. I have no business background, so I made a ton of mistakes, but I was committed, so I could learn and grow.

    Second, know exactly what you want; otherwise, your passion will consume you, and you will become frustrated.

    Third, do you want a personal job, or do you want a business? Because one of them only works when you are there.

    Q. Is there anything else you would like our readers to know?

    A. We still live in a country where you can achieve great things if you believe in yourself and never take no for an answer.

    On the other hand, you must do the research to know what it takes to achieve your dreams. As people, we should aspire to do things that bring us happiness. Why am I here, 19 years later, with no business background? There was a passionate dream I had, and I believed what we were doing was important. And it was important.

    Finally, mentorship is important to help you build up your plan.

    Northeast Cobb's Chinese Shaolin Center is at 2727 Canton Rd., Suite 500. It is on the corner of Piedmont and Canton roads in the Piedmont Walk Shopping Center. For more information, call 770-422-9250, or email csc.marietta@shaolincenter.com. Classes are offered on a daily basis except Friday.
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  10. #13825
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    well i would guess everyone has been training really heard in real kung fu and not key board kung fu...lol
    ...or is there something i have missed a glimpse of phantoms in the mist. Traveling down a dusty road bent forward with this heavy load..

  11. #13826
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    And back to the top of the page it goes again.... any one have any info on the two new drunkens that will be showed this month? any youtube videos?
    ...or is there something i have missed a glimpse of phantoms in the mist. Traveling down a dusty road bent forward with this heavy load..

  12. #13827
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    lol.. i enjoy what i do and that is all that realy matters to me, been doing it over 25 years and teaching it for over 18... but mostly i like the orange cool aid.......lol
    ...or is there something i have missed a glimpse of phantoms in the mist. Traveling down a dusty road bent forward with this heavy load..

  13. #13828

    Attention all shaolin do black belts

    Does this look somewhat familiar?

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

  14. #13829
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    hmm looks like something i may have seen before?? just maybe
    ...or is there something i have missed a glimpse of phantoms in the mist. Traveling down a dusty road bent forward with this heavy load..

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    Looks like the spear fight techniques form. So how did this Jerry cook guy get it?

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