After years of disagreements between Karate and Kung Fu, the Association of Karate representatives decided they needed to pass a law so that everyone would be able to learn martial arts. Because of the many disagreements the Kung Fu Brotherhood was not invited to the original draft of the law.
With the Karate representatives truly believing that Karate is a better martial art than Kung Fu, and so the new law described what techniques could be taught and how they were to be taught based on the style of Karate.
The Kung Fu Brotherhood, heard some of the discussion about the new law and were furious, “Karate is not nearly as good as Kung Fu”, they shouted to all that would listen. They were out numbered by the Association of Karate representatives, and the Association of Karate did not need their votes to pass this bill.
There were a few martial artists that heard the shouts of the Kung Fu Brotherhood, and a group of Tai Chi practitioners banded together calling themselves the “Tai Chi Party”. The Association of Karate, laughed at them at first and then called them puppets of the Kung Fu Brotherhood. The Tai Chi Party did not want to support the Kung Fu Brotherhood as they did not represent them completely either, largely because of much of the influence by the Jeet Kune Do elitists that try to control other styles through brute force.
The Tai Chi Party felt that the Martial Arts Reform Bill, was taking too much freedom away to be able to practice their circular style. They saw that this bill would require teaching of more direct punching and blocking. They also felt that it would require Dojo’s to accept more students for a lower price, and ultimately over work the Instructors and Masters. This they thought would lower the quality that can be taught through more individualized student teachings.
There was a small defection in the Association of Karate, they called themselves the Tae Kwon Do Dogs. They loved to kick, and they felt strongly that the new reform bill should strongly protect their use of kicks. The Tae Kwon Do Dogs, were a strong group and if they did not vote with the Association of Karate, the Kung Fu Brotherhood could prevail in preventing the bill from being passed.
The Association of Karate did hear some of shouts of the Kung Fu Brotherhood and the Tai Chi Party and eventually added a few circular techniques to what could be taught, and tried to say people could continue to practice in their current dojo, “IF THEY MET THE MINIMUM TRAINING REQUIREMENTS” in the new law.
Eventually the Association of Karate, included enough kicks in the bill to make sure the Tae Kwon Do Dogs would vote for the Martial Arts Reform Bill. The few circular techniques that were added, allowed the Karate politicians to say they were trying to work with the Kung Fu politicians, but the Kung Fu politicians new that how the circular techniques could be taught, would render them practically ineffective.