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Postby barnz2k » Mon Nov 12, 2007 11:35 pm

[quote="my bloody valentine"][quote="Rubber_Ritchie"]She is a former Wushu chamption.


That's why it is like a dance class.

since you are a rubberman, I guess you might wanna try Eagle Claw style...

ready to get :shock: by this Wuhaubao routine. my performer is one of my sifu (in Hong Kong) best student :

http://www.cws-cma.com/movies/kf_5_18.wmv


OK. That is pretty wicked :)

I should probably research what style I would like to learn opposed to whats nearest to me.. As said Im a big fan of kung fu - but mostly in the form of ive seen 100s of kung fu movies haha. Actual knowledge is squat.

Ever seen videos of Joe Eigo? Loves his Noni Juice. Havent seen anything from him in a while.. That kid can fly man.
http://www.multilevelmoves.com/

Also the Urban Ninja
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2kJZOfq7zk


And my fave Finally found it on You Tube. This is a short but fast routine to music. Even his mates are pumped. This is wicked.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JajvkPWZeDU&NR=1


I know! I should learn "The Buddhist Palm".
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Postby barnz2k » Mon Nov 12, 2007 11:58 pm

check out this kid!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WhSIDEVTBF8&NR=1

Ok ive spent another 30min watching kungfu on YT again after visiting this thread lol..

At 10sec in, this guy does a kick off one hand from the ground..
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WhSIDEVTBF8&NR=1

I know they all do in a way, but I guess ultimately I would like a form that really works on body weight exercises.. like being able to the stuff above. I dont think I ever could, but in that direction. I cant jump for shit.
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Postby ^toby^ » Tue Nov 13, 2007 5:58 am

The Buddhist Palm.....
LOL
Make sure you learn the
"10,000 budda toward the source" attack
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Postby Rubber_Ritchie » Sun Dec 09, 2007 3:24 pm

I went to this Shaolin Kung Fu class a few days ago and I'm going again tonight. http://www.tang-long.co.uk/index.html

It was amazing! It's a very acrobatic, agile style so it suits me. Check out the teachers video http://www.tang-long.co.uk/html/gallery.htm

My thighs are still hurting 3 days later from the horse standing exercise.
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Postby october_lost » Thu Jan 03, 2008 1:40 am

Cheers guys, you pre-empted a discussion I was going to raise. Im moving out and so Im leaving my WC club behind. Im happy with what Ive learned but I was hoping for more sparring and more cardio than I think WC can offer.

I have a soft spot for CMA but I recognise theres a lot of ecosteric (sp?) stuff I dont want and alot of places that will charge you a fortune for very little in return.

To cut a long story short I looked at what you posted and with my criteria of somewhere I could train 3+ days a week, get fit, learn self-defence without having to take out a bank loan, I will bascially look at this Fujian White Crane club in the next week.
Otherwise it looks like theres a Muay Thai place in Bethnal at £70 with a months pass (7 days a week training!!!11!) or Judo clubs dotted around.

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Postby ^toby^ » Thu Jan 03, 2008 11:42 am

Fujian White Crane is a good style
But I am obessed with Hung Gar...
It is very straight forward and no "ecosteric stuff" at all (at the end of the day... those stuff is just from movies LOL)
I have posted lots of clips about Hung Gar under Toby's favourite Kung Fu vdo.

If you want, you can send me the website of the school that you plan to join and I might able ask my Kung Fu friends about it for you.
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Postby october_lost » Thu Jan 03, 2008 12:24 pm

cheers mbv for the prompt response, the club is
http://www.fwckungfu.com/ and it would be the class in East London, which sounds to have a good instructor. The plus is that its three times a week.
I had heard there was a good Mantis club in East and I was very interested from demos Id seen, does your Hung Gar have clubs in the East of London?
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Postby october_lost » Thu Jan 03, 2008 12:29 pm

This might be the Praying Mantis club, complete lack of a website though
http://www.bestvenue.com/featured.aspx? ... %20defence
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Postby ^toby^ » Thu Jan 03, 2008 7:59 pm

this one seems good
http://www.kungfu.co.uk/
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Postby october_lost » Fri Jan 04, 2008 4:18 am

[quote="my bloody valentine"]this one seems good
http://www.kungfu.co.uk/

They train only Monday and Saturday, which would mean I would need to suppliment with other training, which in turn is more membership fees etc. My fitness is really about doing running and going to MA classes.

I was doing WC and Judo before for a period of about 4/5 months and it was a hassle changing between them, and one was always happening at the expense of the other. If what a club teachs is good I could some weeks be there 4/5 times a week, thats ideal.
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Postby barnz2k » Fri Jan 11, 2008 2:18 am

Hey

So turns out the body combat in Fitness First doesn't involve any bag work or anything and more like boxercise or something..

SO Im looking for some kind of martial art form in Islington, near Angel tube station if possible! I found one before but can't see it on google now.

I took a class in back in sydney that was like fitness using Tae Kwon Do techniques, was good. So something along those lines, not just into air etc. Pad work or something.
So style or doesnt really bother me - want to improve fitness, flexibility, and possibly meet some people (and not too expensive!)
Will probably just go once a week, so nothing too serious.

Any suggestions? :D
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Postby october_lost » Thu Jan 31, 2008 2:05 pm

In the end the local judo club was too good and trained to regularly for me to say no. But if time permits I may look at some of the recommendations....
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Postby Patrick Bateman » Thu Jan 31, 2008 2:39 pm

[quote]it looks like theres a Muay Thai place in Bethnal at £70 with a months pass


October_Lost-if its self defence skills and an improvement in fitness you're after then i'd recommend Muay Thai. I am biased as its the only martial art i've tried but i absolutely love it. In terms of practical fighting skills its probably the most appropriate as it makes use of shins, fists, knees and elbows as well as some basic clinch work, it's also fairly easy to learn the basics unlike some other martial arts.
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Postby barnz2k » Mon Feb 11, 2008 1:02 pm

Anybody check out Chinese New Year in London yesterday?
THe first "kung fu" was pretty bad, slow, poorly performed, fat guys lol. Couple of OK moments, but really just an average local club.
- Just watching the video back and there was a part where they repeatedly kicked this guy in nuts.

Then the Chinese Wushu Academy UK came on, very impressive I thought. President is the master of Jet-li! And Shifu is "35th disciple of Songshan Shaolin Temple China, Shifu Shi Henglong". The second they entered the stage I could they would be good. Even the young kids were impressive.

I got their leaflet and it really made me want to join! Little bit far though. (Leytonstone)

www.chinesegongfu.co.uk

Il have some video of it up on youtube soon
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Postby barnz2k » Fri Feb 15, 2008 6:37 pm

got my video up from the Wushu Academy.
also other pics etc from Chinese New Year

http://www.barnz2k.com/blog/index.php/2008/02/10/255
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