The Return of Iron Buddha Kung Fu

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The Return of Iron Buddha Kung Fu

Postby kenneth fish on Thu Jan 18, 2018 2:25 pm

Iron Buddha Kung Fu will return in the Fall of 2018. Foundation Shaolin (Lohan system) and whole body strength training will be the focus. Xingyi and Tongbei instruction will begin in the late Winter/early Spring 2019. We are currently actively looking for a suitable space in Rockville, Maryland.

We will have a novel approach to tuition - the more frequently a student shows up, and the harder they train and practice, the lower the tuition.

Keep watching this space for more details.
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Re: The Return of Iron Buddha Kung Fu

Postby Tom on Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:18 pm

Very cool. Best of luck with the renewed teaching endeavor.
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Re: The Return of Iron Buddha Kung Fu

Postby David Boxen on Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:25 pm

I like the tuition structure. Lets prospective students know where you priorities lie.
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Re: The Return of Iron Buddha Kung Fu

Postby kenneth fish on Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:16 pm

Thank you Tom and David
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Re: The Return of Iron Buddha Kung Fu

Postby edededed on Sun Jan 21, 2018 6:42 am

Sounds like a treasure for anyone in the area! (If only I was a leeeetle closer than the other side of Earth...)
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Re: The Return of Iron Buddha Kung Fu

Postby Peacedog on Tue Jan 23, 2018 7:43 am

Good luck.
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Re: The Return of Iron Buddha Kung Fu

Postby kenneth fish on Tue Jan 23, 2018 7:43 pm

Thank you!
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Re: The Return of Iron Buddha Kung Fu

Postby gerard on Tue May 15, 2018 3:51 pm

kenneth fish wrote:...the more frequently a student shows up, and the harder they train and practice, the lower the tuition.


You are being very generous. I wouldn't teach anyone until they prove to me they are worthy students. Clean my place for 6 months and see if they come back at the end for more cleaning. ;)

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Re: The Return of Iron Buddha Kung Fu

Postby Peacedog on Fri May 18, 2018 4:21 pm

Dr. Fish,

Any updates on when the gym/school will open up?
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Re: The Return of Iron Buddha Kung Fu

Postby kenneth fish on Mon May 28, 2018 10:03 pm

Peacedog: I am still looking at the end of September. I will post an update mid-summer.
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Re: The Return of Iron Buddha Kung Fu

Postby taiwandeutscher on Tue May 29, 2018 6:16 am

Wow, what an opportunity.
All the best!
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Re: The Return of Iron Buddha Kung Fu

Postby Ron Panunto on Tue May 29, 2018 10:12 am

On the tuition structure, how will you account for natural talent? Some students work their tails off and still have difficulty getting it, whereas others don't have to work at all to pick things up?
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Re: The Return of Iron Buddha Kung Fu

Postby Skallagrim on Fri Jun 01, 2018 12:57 pm

Best wishes Ken! Glad to hear and geographically jealous :}.
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Re: The Return of Iron Buddha Kung Fu

Postby kenneth fish on Fri Jun 01, 2018 3:04 pm

Ron: Natural talent is great, but only takes one so far. It's not my first time teaching. Students still need to show up and work (see above - tuition is based on attendance and how hard they work). If they are naturally talented they may well progress faster in some areas - but talent without applying effort does not generally show good results.
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Re: The Return of Iron Buddha Kung Fu

Postby Peacedog on Fri Jun 01, 2018 3:25 pm

Is this both a black iron gym and a martial arts school?

Will you be providing instruction in the Olympic lifts as well?
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