03-30-2008, 04:16 #1
Has anyone ever heard of this art? I was just surfing the web today and came up with this website.
I had never heard of a Tibetan martial art, but I figure why not? Just curious to see if anyone has had any exposure to a practitioner and if so, what did you think of the art?Paul Miller
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04-01-2008, 21:33 #2
A martial arts instructor friend of mine is friends with the main instructor at the atlanta school. He told me what they're doing seems to be legit. Unfortunately I don't have any first hand infor about what they do.
It looks pretty interesting and I would like to try it out but it's a 2 hour drive each way, so for now it probably won't happen.-David Dempsey-
04-02-2008, 06:54 #3
Oh boy...this one is just peachy. Other unnamed forums have pretty much already discredited Yuri N. Monkhoev. If he was born in 1950 in Tibet and the annexation of Tibet by China occured on 9 September 1951....then Yuri N. Monkhoev began his training in TESCAO as a 1 year old???
Yuri N. Monkhoev
Yuri Nikolaevich Monkhoev was born in 1950 in Tibet.
At the age of two he became a pupil of the Tescao family. He spent 14 years in intensive training. During Chinese invasion and occupation, the family destroyed the school and left Tibet. Family members fled in all different directions.
At the age of 16, Monkhoev’s teacher took him through Mongolia to Ulan Ude in Buryatia where he became a “family” member and had his Russian name - Yuri Nikolaevich Monkhoev. In the next two years he moved to the Caucasus where he found ideal conditions for his training: mountains, forests, lakes and rivers.
He started training his first students after the Iron Curtain fell. He built a school in Sotchi on the Black Sea and began instructing his students in the Tibetan style of martial arts. Later, he built a second school in Novosibirsk, Siberia.
In 1998 Yuri Nikolaevich Monkhoev founded a martial arts school in Wuppertal, Germany in the Tescao system. Once each year he holds courses in the German school. The rest of his time is divided between his schools in Sotchi and Novosibirsk. In 2005 he has sanctioned the first Tescao school in the USA.
Seems really fishy to me. I'm not saying that there never was a Tibetan martial art called TESCAO, but come on, this Yuri N. Monkhoev guy seems suspicious to me. Just as suspicious as Dr Myung Gyi of the American Bando Association.
It seems to me that with all the ongoing protests to the Chinese occupation of Tibet, that someone was bound to try and exploit it somehow.
I would love to hear from an actual TESCAO practitioner and have him/her tell me how TESCAO differs from Chinese martial arts.
Last edited by wildwills; 04-02-2008 at 06:58.Mike Wills
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04-04-2008, 14:22 #4
Yeah that does look like there is some BS going on. If I can find the time I'll try and go take a class and see what it's like. I do know some pretty competent guys who have trained at the school in Atlanta as well as the main school in Russia, and have said positive things about it.
Edit: The main thing that they liked was the biomechanical exercises.-David Dempsey-