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#275939 - 07/30/06 03:58 AM About a school.....
KDHPP Offline
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Loc: Memphis, TN
I'm relatively new to the world of martial arts(I did a bit of Karate when I was younger) and I'm really interested in Kung Fu. I was wondering if anyone here is familiar with the Bei Shaolin Kung Fu Institute(Memphis and Chicago). If you do, is it worth checking the place out. I know the school creed, but their site doesn't say much about the school....

???


Edited by KDHPP (07/30/06 04:30 AM)

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#275940 - 07/30/06 04:09 AM Re: About a school..... [Re: KDHPP]
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go in there and watch a few classes, watch about 6 classes and take notes on what you see and how his class is ran and you should be able to tell if its for you, i sure wish I did that

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#275941 - 07/30/06 04:16 AM Re: About a school..... [Re: Derik]
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Well, they are giving one week of classes for free coming up.....that sounds better than watching, but I wish I knew more about the instructors(only says a name on the site)


Edited by KDHPP (07/30/06 04:20 AM)

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#275942 - 07/30/06 04:20 AM Re: About a school..... [Re: KDHPP]
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sure take the weekw worth of classes and see what you think of it and such and such. If you like it then continue on. If you dont try to see if there are other kungfu schools out there if kungfu is what you want.
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#275943 - 07/30/06 09:18 AM Re: About a school..... [Re: KDHPP]
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What is the site?
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#275944 - 07/31/06 07:53 AM Re: About a school..... [Re: Fisherman]
KDHPP Offline
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www.memphiskungfu.com

edited to fix link


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#275945 - 07/31/06 10:28 AM Re: About a school..... [Re: KDHPP]
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I don't know. I thought the "student creed" was a little too dogmatic. You might want to treat this one with caution if you're not into the religion.

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#275946 - 07/31/06 11:24 AM Re: About a school..... [Re: ShikataGaNai]
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Well said ShikataGaNai
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#275947 - 08/01/06 07:34 AM Re: About a school..... [Re: Fisherman]
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One week of free sweat wouldn't hurt.

Bei Shaolin simply means North (Bei, as in Beijing) Shaolin. It is such a wide term it can mean almost anything. You need to start somewhere I suppose.

Good Luck; sad that you need luck to learn MA these days.
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#275948 - 08/01/06 08:45 AM Re: About a school..... [Re: ButterflyPalm]
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I'll do the free week of this, but I may not go for it.

My friend told me about a Memphis Martial Arts Center that teaches Kenpo, Wushu, Jujitsu, Wing Chun, JKD/Kali, Savate, Muay Thai, Boxing, and Silat. Apparently the instructor started teaching at 14 and opened his own school at 18. He looks legit.

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