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Sigung_Pat

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"Black belts ?? We don't need no black belts !!"
« on: April 28, 2007, 04:46:52 PM »
Ah-hah!  Gotcha.  No, this isn't a thread or a statement about whether or not we need black belts.  The title was a mere ploy to get you to open and read this thread. 

This thread is addressed to and solicits responses from -- (fan fare and drum roll, please) -- the KAJUKENBO  COLOR  BELTS AND WHITE BELTS.

This thread asks you Kajukenbo color belts and white belts the following survey question:

WHAT ONE THING ABOUT YOUR CURRENT INSTRUCTOR INSPIRES YOU THE MOST?

The one (1) "thing" can be an attribute, policy, deed, whatever you want.  The "inspiration" does not have to be martial arts related.   The goal of the survey is to share with others your positive experience, which in turn, with any luck, may further inspire others even more.  Thank you, Color Belts and White Belts, for participating.   :) :)

Attention Black Belts -- I ask that you kindly not respond to the survey question because it is possible that the survey results may be influenced by your comments.  Thank you for NOT participating.   ;D ;D

Attention Guangxi Students -- Please do not respond to this survey.  (I wish to avoid any appearance of posting what could otherwise be labeled a self-serving thread.)  Thank you, too, for NOT participating.    ;) ;)




Offline NYKaju

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Re: "Black belts ?? We don't need no black belts !!"
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2007, 04:59:27 PM »
This forum has colored belts on it? They post?
Sensei/Coach James Mayors
Ronin Martial Arts
Kajukenbo under Dan Tyrrell
BJJ under Matt Serra
Judo under Mark Staniszewski
"You don't rise to the level of your expectations, you fall to the level of your training"

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Re: "Black belts ?? We don't need no black belts !!"
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2007, 05:29:01 PM »
LOL.  Not even 15 minutes from posting the thread and a black belt responds!   

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Re: "Black belts ?? We don't need no black belts !!"
« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2007, 07:36:00 PM »
Well, I've had a number of instructors, so I'll talk about some in the order I  met them.

Perseverance is what Prof. Richard Lewis is about.   He just keeps on doing his Art.

Eclectic is Vince Uttley is .   He is able to learn many arts, teach them separately and combine them later on.

Creativity is what Suro Jason Inay is about.  He manages to come up with yet a new way to train the same material.
Systemization of technique is what Guro John Peterson is about.  You can just feel the neatly organized library inside his head.

Toughness is what Prof. Bono is about.   Effective delivery under physical stress is the essence of self-defense.  You always have to worry if you're going to make it to the end of his class.




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Re: "Black belts ?? We don't need no black belts !!"
« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2007, 09:00:02 PM »
My favorite attribute my instructors have is their humility. Humbleness from people who can kill you, is an awesome trait to have.  ;D
Jason Hahn
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Re: "Black belts ?? We don't need no black belts !!"
« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2007, 01:51:24 PM »
To me, my instructor has alot of enthusiasm and energy.  He goes out of his way to make you feel like family and to make sure that you know the material and understand the material.
Carlos Sanchez
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student of Prof. James Cox

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Re: "Black belts ?? We don't need no black belts !!"
« Reply #6 on: April 29, 2007, 02:50:20 PM »
Ah-hah!  Gotcha.  No, this isn't a thread or a statement about whether or not we need black belts.  The title was a mere ploy to get you to open and read this thread. 

This thread is addressed to and solicits responses from -- (fan fare and drum roll, please) -- the KAJUKENBO  COLOR  BELTS AND WHITE BELTS.

This thread asks you Kajukenbo color belts and white belts the following survey question:

WHAT ONE THING ABOUT YOUR CURRENT INSTRUCTOR INSPIRES YOU THE MOST?

The one (1) "thing" can be an attribute, policy, deed, whatever you want.  The "inspiration" does not have to be martial arts related.   The goal of the survey is to share with others your positive experience, which in turn, with any luck, may further inspire others even more.  Thank you, Color Belts and White Belts, for participating.   :) :)

Attention Black Belts -- I ask that you kindly not respond to the survey question because it is possible that the survey results may be influenced by your comments.  Thank you for NOT participating.   ;D ;D

Attention Guangxi Students -- Please do not respond to this survey.  (I wish to avoid any appearance of posting what could otherwise be labeled a self-serving thread.)  Thank you, too, for NOT participating.    ;) ;)





As a non-black belt in Jiu-Jitsu I can say the most inspirational thing about him besides his ability to use any submission he wants from seemingly any position would be his work ethic. Trains harder than any of us. I wish I was that dedicated.
Sensei/Coach James Mayors
Ronin Martial Arts
Kajukenbo under Dan Tyrrell
BJJ under Matt Serra
Judo under Mark Staniszewski
"You don't rise to the level of your expectations, you fall to the level of your training"

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Re: "Black belts ?? We don't need no black belts !!"
« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2007, 10:16:59 PM »
"Attention Guangxi Students -- Please do not respond to this survey.  (I wish to avoid any appearance of posting what could otherwise be labeled a self-serving thread.)  Thank you, too, for NOT participating.    Wink Wink"

THAT SUCKS! I HAVE A TON OF STUFF I WOULD LOVE TO SAY ABOUT MY INSTRUCTOR(S)!!!!! Very cool topic Sigung.
Magdalena Guevara
A goodsifu student.
Guangxi School of Martial Arts, Tyrrell Academy
Napa, CA

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Re: "Black belts ?? We don't need no black belts !!"
« Reply #8 on: June 07, 2007, 05:44:48 AM »
I could not be the only colored belt in here am I? 


Come on guys POST UP...............PLEASE,  ;D .
Carlos Sanchez
Abilene Kajukembo
student of Prof. James Cox

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Re: "Black belts ?? We don't need no black belts !!"
« Reply #9 on: June 07, 2007, 02:27:20 PM »
What inspires me?? my instructors show a alot of enthusiasm,energy and humbleness. While they strict when it comes to how they teach they will push you to the edge and past it with out making one breakdown. They are a family that is there to help and talk or even just listen.. The material we go over is well explained both verbally and phyically and they keep explaining it both verablly and phyically untill we have the understanding ourselves..There dedication and ethics are what keeps me coming back..
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