What do you think of Jake Mace?

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  1. amateur

    amateur Orange Belt

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    He's a highly controversial kung fu teacher that has posted several youtube videos.
     
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    He seems to be a personable guy who’s in excellent physical shape. As far as his technique goes ... I wouldn’t recommend him even if you were interested in one of the styles he professes to teach.

    His background is in Shaolin Do, which despite the name has no actual connection to the Shaolin temple and only a remote connection to CMA in general.
     
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  3. Danny T

    Danny T Senior Master

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    Someone asked this exact same question in Oct. 2017.
    My remarks then still stand.
    "Not ever heard of him but did look up a few videos.
    Based on the portions of two videos I viewed...Beware!"
     
  4. lklawson

    lklawson Senior Master

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    Who?

    Oh. Why would I care?

    That's actually a serious question. Why do I, or anyone else, care about what Jake is teaching?

    Peace favor your sword,
    Kirk
     
  5. pdg

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    I can't comment on his vegan videos, because I haven't watched them and don't know enough to judge anyway.

    Some of his gardening stuff is good, some is very climate specific.

    The majority of his fitness stuff is at least passable, ranging up to good.

    He looked awful when he shaved his head.
     
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    ballen0351 Sr. Grandmaster

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    I disagree just because you don't know how to properly use a razor on the head doesn't mean he looked awful. See here is another example of head shaving on youtube so since I found it on the youtubes I'm then I'm right and your wrong
     
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  7. pdg

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    That's not the reason he looked awful at all.

    He looked awful because he's got the wrong shape head for intentional lack of hair.
     
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    ballen0351 Sr. Grandmaster

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    Well since you have no youtube proof of misshapen heads your point is not valid.
     
  9. pdg

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    I don't need YouTube proof, I have ancient anecdotal evidence.

    And my own misshapen head, which is going to remain hairy until genetics decide otherwise.
     
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    ballen0351 Sr. Grandmaster

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    But hows your neck?


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  11. pdg

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    Those necks are obviously designed to prevent them getting their heads stuck in railings.
     
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    Don't know him don't care about him
     
  13. amateur

    amateur Orange Belt

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    I think I made it obvious that I'm interested neither in his diet nor in his hairstyle. I asked you to judge him as a martial artist.
     
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    We sometimes get goofy around here.

    Ah, who'm I kidding? We sometimes manage to be serious long enough to make sense around here.
     
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  15. amateur

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    I used to be something like that too. But, having been perma banned from several forums AND youtube, with no right to appeal, I'm way more careful what I post nowadays.
     
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    Well, I've managed not to get banned for it, so silliness appears to be reasonably safe here.
     
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    There's 3 new sheriff's in town though.....
     
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    If that's a concern of yours, read through this post MartialTalk.com Forum Rules and Procedures

    Ultimately, be civil with people, don't try to incite things among posters, watch out with advertising, avoid politics, and no challenge matches. There's more to it obviously, but that's the basics and you can read the rest at your leisure.
     
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  20. MetalBoar

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    I think if you look at the following in the forum rules you may see why people are limiting their assessment to diet and hairstyle and perhaps get most of the answer you're looking for:

    1.10.3 No Individual Bashing / Fraud Busting
     
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