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    Xie xie Sifu Wang,
    I am glad to read the perspectives of a seasoned practitioner such as yourself. I enjoy reading your contributions and insight on the forum. Its a big part of what keeps me coming back to check the forums, you rock!
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    Thanks for sharing your expertise on the forum. You always give good practice advice.
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    That's a lot of styles! So far I have mainly done Cha quan, Chen Taiji, XYLH and just training these styles seems to be an endless project. However if in a few years I get to a reasonable level in the styles I already know I would like to add another one. What style do you think can cover most the missing parts.
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    Hi YKN,
    Its nice to meet someone like you here on the fourm. A lot of your thinking is exactly along the lines of mine, and yet we come from different arts. Your insight is obvious.
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Who are kung fu masters who don't hold back in teaching?

by YouKnowWho on 12-05-2017 at 06:04 PM
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I have no idea how any student would have any idea that any teacher is holding anything back.


We know nothing of the style when we come into it.
When your teacher teach you one technique, you can also ask him how to counter it. If your teacher is not willing to teach you that counter, he is holding back.

My teacher taught me how to drag my opponent's arm and run in circle. He told me not to teach the counter just to anybody. He tried to hold back that

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Application used in sparring

by YouKnowWho on 07-18-2017 at 05:01 PM
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people talking trash ...
When you open the window, both butterfly and mosquito will fly in.
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Why vertical fist?

by YouKnowWho on 07-06-2017 at 03:12 PM
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arm break sounds like a fantasy move.
Many years ago in one Chicago workshop, a boxer walked to an old man and said, "I training boxing. If I use boxing on you, what will you do?" The old man said, "come and show me." The old man started to use continuous left and right front heel kicks to force the boxer to step back against the wall.

- When the boxer through a right punch toward the old man's face,
- the old man used his left hand to push on

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Iron Hand Against Grapplers

by YouKnowWho on 10-02-2015 at 05:06 PM
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Interesting John, have been thinking of this one in my head as well, slapping a guy in the back of the head or neck with IP strike. I learned something like this back in my ninjutsu days, but recently realized the Iron hand training makes your slaps very heavy when i slapped a mosquito on the back of my neck.
Instead of using both of your hands to push down on your opponent's back neck, if you just use one hand to push and another hand to do "willow palm" strike, even if

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Long and short range Tan Sao

by YouKnowWho on 09-22-2015 at 07:00 PM
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Here is an example that your Tan Shou (bridge) has been changed into a punch. This kind of "switch hand" is quite unique in CMA.

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