Finding Students..

Discussion on the three big Chinese internals, Yiquan, Bajiquan, Piguazhang and other similar styles.

Re: Finding Students..

Postby Tatanka on Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:46 pm

johnwang wrote:You may have to open a commercial school. I spend 6 months in California every year. When I'm in California, I even have hard time to find sparring/wrestling partner. I even put ad in local gym that I'll pay $20 for anybody who is willing to spar/wrestle with me for 15 rounds.



Geez, i'd happily spar/ wrestle for free anytime you're in california!
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Re: Finding Students..

Postby johnwang on Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:23 pm

Tatanka wrote:Geez, i'd happily spar/ wrestle for free anytime you're in california!

Do you live near by Pismo Beach (or San Luis Obispo)?
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Re: Finding Students..

Postby Tatanka on Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:55 am

johnwang wrote:
Tatanka wrote:Geez, i'd happily spar/ wrestle for free anytime you're in california!

Do you live near by Pismo Beach (or San Luis Obispo)?


I'm in San Diego.
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Re: Finding Students..

Postby Miro on Wed Jun 27, 2018 3:25 am

Do not care about finding the students, just practice for yourself and do not worry - if you become really good, if you will have something really valuable, the students will find you and they will try to get those valuables from you. The price should be in the middle - so that you will be satisfied and your students will be satisfied too.
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Re: Finding Students..

Postby Trick on Wed Jun 27, 2018 3:56 am

MaartenSFS wrote:I have begun teaching one student privately and will begin teaching at a Taekwondo school two nights per week next month

You just recently moved to the US, you already have one student and soon begin to teach a couple of nights in a TKD school, it actually sound your on the go already.
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Re: Finding Students..

Postby vietle87 on Wed Jun 27, 2018 9:45 am

Hey, I'm that student that Maarten has been teaching. I am originally from California and train Wutan Baji with Shifu Jason Tsou. Maarten's teaching has been enlightening and enjoyable!
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Re: Finding Students..

Postby Trick on Wed Jun 27, 2018 10:34 am

Great then you can help him out by spreading the word
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Re: Finding Students..

Postby Trick on Wed Jun 27, 2018 10:52 am

Great then you can help him out by spreading the word
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Re: Finding Students..

Postby johnwang on Wed Jun 27, 2018 11:00 am

vietle87 wrote:Hey, I'm that student that Maarten has been teaching. I am originally from California and train Wutan Baji with Shifu Jason Tsou. Maarten's teaching has been enlightening and enjoyable!

Maarten's Xing Yi Lieu He and your Baji should work pretty good together. I believe both CMA systems require 6 harmony. Please say hello to Jason for me.
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Re: Finding Students..

Postby MaartenSFS on Wed Jun 27, 2018 3:22 pm

Miro wrote:Do not care about finding the students, just practice for yourself and do not worry - if you become really good, if you will have something really valuable, the students will find you and they will try to get those valuables from you. The price should be in the middle - so that you will be satisfied and your students will be satisfied too.

I have to care because I also need training partners.. The only way to become really good is to test myself.. :-\
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Re: Finding Students..

Postby MaartenSFS on Wed Jun 27, 2018 3:23 pm

Trick wrote:
MaartenSFS wrote:I have begun teaching one student privately and will begin teaching at a Taekwondo school two nights per week next month

You just recently moved to the US, you already have one student and soon begin to teach a couple of nights in a TKD school, it actually sound your on the go already.

Well, the TKD school is going to take some work. It's not a guaranteed thing. I should have a relatively stable training partner there, though. :)
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Re: Finding Students..

Postby MaartenSFS on Wed Jun 27, 2018 3:24 pm

vietle87 wrote:Hey, I'm that student that Maarten has been teaching. I am originally from California and train Wutan Baji with Shifu Jason Tsou. Maarten's teaching has been enlightening and enjoyable!

Thank you for your kind words. I appreciate it. Keep training that stuff. Results guaranteed.. :P
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Re: Finding Students..

Postby MaartenSFS on Wed Jun 27, 2018 3:26 pm

johnwang wrote:
vietle87 wrote:Hey, I'm that student that Maarten has been teaching. I am originally from California and train Wutan Baji with Shifu Jason Tsou. Maarten's teaching has been enlightening and enjoyable!

Maarten's Xing Yi Lieu He and your Baji should work pretty good together. I believe both CMA systems require 6 harmony. Please say hello to Jason for me.

I definitely think that these arts fit together very well. Even Bagua and Taijiquan, Tongbiquan can fit with it very well too, if trained the right way.. ;D
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Re: Finding Students..

Postby johnwang on Wed Jun 27, 2018 4:51 pm

MaartenSFS wrote:
Miro wrote:Do not care about finding the students, just practice for yourself and do not worry ...

I have to care because I also need training partners.. The only way to become really good is to test myself.. :-\

The reason that I teach is also for training partner purpose. CMA is 2 person's art. It cannot be trained solo. Old saying said, "If you don't spar/wrestle for 3 days, your hands and legs will no longer be yours." I strongly believe in that.
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Re: Finding Students..

Postby MaartenSFS on Wed Jun 27, 2018 5:54 pm

I absofuckinglutely agree, but unfortunately I don't have the chance these days so I'm doing more solo training. Ideally it would be at least 50/50 partner training/sparring/fencing. Most of the solo training is to train power.
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