A prospective student came to the door, interested in martial arts training. When I asked him if he had any previous experience, he replied "yes, I've studied for about two years." His training history consisted of 3 months in aikido, 2 months of karate, 4 months of kung-fu, 3 weeks of tai chi, etc., etc. This is what we call "style hopping"; going from one style to another.
If you're going to open a martial arts school, please beware that you will have to deal with troublemakers. You know what I'm talking about. You've seen the martial arts movie where a karate teacher is busy teaching class for example, and all of a sudden, a bunch of clowns from a rival school show up and want to fight. If you think this scene only happens in the movies, you are sorely mistaken.
In The Karate Kid, Mr. Miyagi admonishes Daniel-san for not looking him in the eyes. In Enter the Dragon, Bruce Lee points to the moon and tells his student not to concentrate on the finger or he will lose all the heavenly glory. Some martial artists, however, spend a lot of time working on their basics, polishing their forms, but little or no time developing proper eye contact and focus.
First you must empty your cup. What martial artist hasn't heard this piece of Eastern philosophy at one point in his lifetime?
Here's how the official story goes. A professor of philosophy visits a well-known Zen master. The professor is full of his own opinions. The master, being a good host, serves the professor a cup of tea. As he fills his cup, he just keeps pouring until the cup starts to overflow.
Fedor Emelianenko is said to be one of the best heavyweight fighters in the world. Known in MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) as The Last Emporor, Fedor Emelianenko has proven that he is one of the greatest Mixed Martial Arts champions who has ever lived. ESPN, The Wrestling Observer, and The Fight Network all couldnt agree more.
Fedor Emelianenko was born on September 28, 1976 in Luhansk, part of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic in the former Soviet Union.