- Sep 26, 2012
- Reaction score
- Austin, Tx/Shell Beach, Ca
I can only speak from my personal experience. After I have developed my MA foundation from the long fist system in my high school years (I was no longer a beginner), I decided to cross train another CMA system. I had 3 recommendation letters from friends for the following 3 different famous CMA teachers.Picking up a style is very simple.
1. Shuai Chiao (Chinese wrestling) - Chang Tung Sheng
2. Baji (power generation) - Liu Yun-Qiao
3. Zimenquan (speed generation and pressure points attack) - Xiong Jian Xun.
All these 3 teachers were among the "top 7 best CMA masters in Taiwan" at that time period. If I selected one teacher, the other 2 teachers would reject me (Chinese old fashion way of thinking). Since I could only make one correct decision. That decision was never easy for me. One day, GM Chang who knew that I had 2 more recommendation letters for the other 2 CMA teachers. He asked me, "Have you seen Liu Yun-Qiao yet?" I took out that recommendation letter and tore it apart right in front of his face. I could then see a big smile on that old man's face.
I assume in the modern time, people don't have the same problem as I had before.