I'm going to step back from my comments on Shou Shu. I had an in-built faith with my uncle being a black belt, and I haven't done much training with it yet. I'm going to do some research.
Edit: And for the record, my change of heart was after watching the demos you posted. I simply hadn't done my homework yet.
Last edited by wiltondeportes; 05-30-2013 at 09:01 AM.
To be fair though, most "demos" at a public events look fake, as that's exactly what they are. They are usually choreographed adverts to demonstrate the most fanciful and exciting aspects to attract new students.
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There is one key point I'd like to make about sparring.
It's late, and I just forgot the specifics of the discussion I had over this earlier.... Well, stay tuned.
Last edited by wiltondeportes; 05-31-2013 at 05:54 AM.
The "best" martial art has to be one that makes use of a weapon. As a general rule, weapon beats no weapon. If you find yourself legitimately fighting for your life, grab a pool cue, rock, keys, whatever is handy, before your opponent does. This has 4 effects: threatens your opponent so he might back down, gives you greater reach, protects your own hand since the object will be doing the hitting, and hurts more.
Most effective martial art? Probably point shooting.