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  1. Free trial class for Lo Man Kam WingChun KungFu Training

    Can you name a specific moment when he incorporated a Kung Fu technique? Conor's original striking background is boxing, which he began at age 12. Whether or not he incorporated Kung Fu moves, which I don't believe, doesn't change the fact that his primary striking art is not Kung Fu. Kickboxing, boxing, wrestling, sambo, and BJJ form the basis for the vast majority of UFC fighters (and champions). Besides Kung Fu's numerous technical issue, the main problem is that the majority of Kung Fu gyms do not incorporate live sparring. Look at the above photos, which are taken on wood floors. How are athletes supposed to spar live on wood floors?
  2. Free trial class for Lo Man Kam WingChun KungFu Training

    I'm sure it would go like every other video of a Wing Chun/Kung Fu guy sparring against a non-bullshit martial art.
  3. Free trial class for Lo Man Kam WingChun KungFu Training

    The UFC-and many other mixed martial arts organizations-did not require gloves until 1997. WingChun/Kungfu still had no success then. And of course BJJ alone isn't perfect. A combination of competition-tested grappling (judo, wrestling, or BJJ) and competition-based striking (boxing, kickboxing, or muay thai) would provide the best change for someone to defend themselves. In a multiple opponent fight you are pretty screwed regardless of one's self-defense background.
  4. Free trial class for Lo Man Kam WingChun KungFu Training

    I see a guy exposing himself to an easy single leg takedown. Possibly a high crotch lift too if the other guy in the picture has any wrestling skills.
  5. Free trial class for Lo Man Kam WingChun KungFu Training

    Have you seen the recent videos of WingChun/Kungfu "masters" sparring competition-based martial arts that actually work (wrestling, BJJ, kickboxing, etc.)? I'm sure it's a fun time, but I wouldn't want anyone getting tricked into thinking this stuff is legitimate.
  6. Recommendations for bars

    Appreciate the detailed response. Yeah, I walk by Reggae Bar quite a bit and it looks abandoned now. Hard Rock also has some decent happy hour deals and proper bar to sit at.
  7. Recommendations for bars

    I like Eudora Station, Wade's, and Blue Frog. All pretty chilled out pub-type atmospheres. As a side note, does anyone know what happened to Reggae Bar? It seems like it has been closed for the last couple months.
  8. Bars with the least number of Chinese

    Great, thanks. I will check those out. I was hoping for at least a 60/40 foreigner to Chinese ratio-not "just" foreigners.
  9. Hey guys, Where is good bar to go (pub type atmosphere) that is mostly foreigners? I have visited Hangzhou a bunch of times, and it seems that Wade's has shifted to a mostly Chinese clientele over the last six months. I've found the Hard Rock can be ok-before eight o'clock or so. Anywhere else that I am missing? Trying to avoid the screaming, complaining, posturing, and general rude behavior that comes along with a large number of Chinese customers.
  10. Salary Expectations

    Great, all good points. I often see exaggerated numbers online, so I was just trying to get a better read on the situation. I think there was actually a post on here yesterday that had the 12,000-20,000 scale number on it. I am assuming they rarely pay the top end though.
  11. Salary Expectations

    Ok, that makes sense. 12,000-15,000 is a much narrower range that seems reasonable in relation to the cost of living.
  12. Salary Expectations

    It would be full time. Either training center (adults or kids) or public school (not university though).
  13. Salary Expectations

    Yeah, I found the large monthly range that is often referred to strange as well. I am mainly talking about the basic ESL positions advertised on sites like this (not for fully qualified teachers).
  14. Salary Expectations

    Hey Guys, I am considering work in Hangzhou, and was wondering about the salary guidelines for ESL teaching positions. I see a lot of job advertisement posts that have large ranges, such as 12,000-20,000 RMB/month. What are most ESL teachers here getting paid per month? I am familiar with the going rates in Shanghai, but I assume it might be lower here.