What are your opinions on Jake Mace?

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  1. Manwithquestions

    Manwithquestions White Belt

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    I dont practice Chinese Martial arts but I do practice Karate. I see that theres some controversy on Jake Mace and I was just Curious on what your opinions are :p I'd also like to say Kung Fu looks very practical and I would love to train in it one day :)
     
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    Anarax 2nd Black Belt

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    This topic was already covered, here's a link
     
  3. Martial D

    Martial D Master Black Belt

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    Jake Mace is..uhh. He is very flexible and appears to be in good shape. That's about all the positives I have on this one.
     
  4. Headhunter

    Headhunter Senior Master

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    Never heard of him
     
  5. VPT

    VPT Green Belt

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    I don't believe anyone has ever taught him the stuff that he claims to know. In the world of traditional martial arts, where things depend heavily on informal verbal transmission, it often means that you come up with the stuff by yourself.

    You should refer to the previous discussion.
     
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    Headhunter Senior Master

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    That's not always a bad thing though. It can be but it can also still be good
     
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    Flying Crane Sr. Grandmaster

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    He was a student of Shaolin-do, headed by Sin The. They had a falling-out and Jake does whatever he wants.

    Grandmaster The has made claims about his Shaolin-do that probably cannot be supported, such as he is the current grandmaster of the Shaolin temple. His method was probably a legitimate kuntao before he began making grander claims about it.
     
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  8. mdavidg

    mdavidg Yellow Belt

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    Umm, I follow his gardening channel but his martial arts has never "spoken to me". And, not sure if this makes any difference, but he clearly isn't teaching any longer since he, and his new girlfriend are about to start hopping all over Europe to stay at various permaculture places. And he and her gf have been asking for kickstarter money to help make their dreams of doing this come true. So clearly he's not in the money. Not that this makes any difference but I just don't see him as any kind of a master of Kung Fu at all.
     
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    Eric_H Black Belt

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    Pretty sure I dropped by his school once while looking for a secondary art. His students were doing some kind of screaming chi kung that looked and sounded ridiculous. I couldn't help myself from laughing and left before they thought I was too rude.
     
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    mdavidg Yellow Belt

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    Ha Ha. :)
     
  11. VPT

    VPT Green Belt

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    I actually put a big effort trying to find that one video of him doing a form that popped up some years ago, but to no avail, couldn't find it. It was... not pretty. In any kind of way.
     
  12. vince1

    vince1 Yellow Belt

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    I thought he was a jazz dancer.
     
  13. Tames D

    Tames D RECKLESS

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    I thought he was a jazz singer.
     
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