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    Poll: I guess when the only thing someone has to be...

    I guess when the only thing someone has to be proud of is his "lineage" (i.e. only being able to be proud of knowing someone who knew someone who knew kung fu)... This is the most intelligent post...
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    Poll: Claiming ownership of a form leads to blatant...

    Claiming ownership of a form leads to blatant douchebaggery as best demonstrated by Sin The. If you learn your martial theory from a form, you are incompetent. Period. Frankly I see nothing wrong...
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    Poll: Internal originally meant "from inside China."....

    Internal originally meant "from inside China.". External meant "from outside China.". Hence the taoist arts of tai chi, xing yi, and pa gua are internal, as opposed to the bhuddist arts of the...
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    Poll: You hope that you and your daughter will emulate...

    You hope that you and your daughter will emulate someone who has devotion to a fraud? And you hope to learn a system that will sue you if you try to teach what you learned without their consent? If...
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    Poll: Eh, I knew enough about copyright law to know...

    Eh, I knew enough about copyright law to know that the forms had to be relatively new to be copywritten.

    Frankly, I don't believe that the order of the techniques in the form (for the most part,...
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    And the Big Knife with the hook on it was...

    And the Big Knife with the hook on it was designed for use by unmounted soldiers against a horse's legs.
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    And I can't tell from the video to what extent he...

    And I can't tell from the video to what extent he has built his lower body muscles. Having a well developed upper body won't prevent you from kicking high.

    That being said, I agree with the...
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    Poll: The current Shao-lin temples were set up by the...

    The current Shao-lin temples were set up by the Communist government and teach wu shu. They've got as much a claim to the Shaolin lineage as a kid who got an official Shaolin Master Ring out of a...
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    Poll: I wonder if this guy can tell the difference...

    I wonder if this guy can tell the difference between traditional Shaolin and the Wu-Shu they teach at the current "Shaolin" (c)(tm) school...
  10. How about whether or not you can actually land...

    How about whether or not you can actually land the jab?
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    I think that part of the aggression that appears...

    I think that part of the aggression that appears to come from training for sport/combat is just the inherent aggression in everybody. When you don't feel like you can "take" anyone who walks by, you...
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    I've been on Facebook too much... I tried to...

    I've been on Facebook too much... I tried to "like" this post.
  13. For some reason I thought that, from the title of...

    For some reason I thought that, from the title of this thread, that you were explaining Foiling Fist's posts about Qi with recent consumption of rice wine.
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    Hey Kettle! I got something to tell you....

    Says the guy who uses a circus act as a "scientific test". We'll have our trained animal "kick" you while an audience pays to see it. And I bet you believe that the person a magician chooses "at...
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    Try punching an electric eel. I bet what happens...

    Try punching an electric eel. I bet what happens is that the eel would get punched, then you'd get an electric shock. The electricity wouldn't magically protect the eel.
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    I've mastered Blanka's electrical attack from...

    I've mastered Blanka's electrical attack from Street Fighter 2. I don't use qi though, I use American body electric juice.
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    The guy looks like he could actually fight, and...

    The guy looks like he could actually fight, and you want to turn him into a forms collector instead?
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    I think its a case of "don't turn your back on...

    I think its a case of "don't turn your back on someone who is angry at you". This guy could have been coming back from the firing range with a loaded AK instead of a Kung Fu school, and he could...
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    Did you even bother to look up a video of someone...

    Did you even bother to look up a video of someone boxing? Most fighters don't even use that stance. Some fighters using a Philly-shell type defense might use a side-oriented stance, but most boxers...
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    Westerners attracted to TCMA seem far more prone...

    Westerners attracted to TCMA seem far more prone to the idea that its more important to have the really, really real(tm)(c)(R) kung fu(tm). People get confused if they see multiple forms named the...
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    Shaolin Wudan? Is that guy just completely...

    Shaolin Wudan? Is that guy just completely ignorant of what those two words mean?
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    Actually, there's a strong argument that...

    Actually, there's a strong argument that internal/external distinguishes arts that did not start inside China, i.e. the Buddhist Shaolin arts vs. the Wudang Taoist arts.
  23. Thread: Right Lead

    by Darthlawyer
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    Just about everyone I know who grew up doing more...

    Just about everyone I know who grew up doing more traditional style classes, but ended up fighting full contact competitively has said this (to one degree or another). I think its a product in many...
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    If it is somehow a real form, the guy performing...

    If it is somehow a real form, the guy performing it doesn't know what he's doing. The most obvious point to me is that he's not using any of his body (waist, hips, shoulders, anything) to generate...
  25. Thread: Right Lead

    by Darthlawyer
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    I train myself to fight with both sides. While I...

    I train myself to fight with both sides. While I might favor some kicks with a lead right side, particularly the side and hook kicks, its important to be comfortable with both in competitive...
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