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    re: xinyidizi vs. Frost debate.... "Genius" is...

    re: xinyidizi vs. Frost debate....

    "Genius" is maybe stretching it a bit.

    His (Braov's) game seems maybe a little overspecialized to Eddie which is why he hasn't produced a bunch of champions....
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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zhang_Tiequan#Ultimat...

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zhang_Tiequan#Ultimate_Fighting_Championship

    I'm guessing this is the guy MightyB alluded to.


    He had a rock solid MMA career in China but his UFC record has been...
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    Yes. But would be be willing to teach me? . . ....

    Yes. But would be be willing to teach me? . . . Being Jewish and all. . .
  4. p.s. Sorry for all the typos.

    p.s.

    Sorry for all the typos.
  5. Well, actually, I prefer BJJ to SAMBO. I just...

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    Well, actually, I prefer BJJ to SAMBO. I just sort of see a weakness in BJJ vs. Leglocks. I see it sort of like how Judo changed the rules after BJJ guys started dominating with certain...
  6. ...or SAMBO. ;) "SAMBO"....BJJ kryptonite. ...

    ...or SAMBO. ;)

    "SAMBO"....BJJ kryptonite.

    p.s.
    Totally arguable that Rousimar Palhares may not have been banned if it was armlocks he held too long. BJJ folks tend to be kind of funny about...
  7. It's called human nature. MMA...even Vale...

    It's called human nature.

    MMA...even Vale Tudo...is not warefare. It is essentially "male dominance" competition.

    It would take either some seriously deep psychological (de)programming to...
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    Sadly, this reminds me of that so called "Russian...

    Sadly, this reminds me of that so called "Russian Champion" that Han Mu-Xia was famous for defeating, "Kang Tai-Er". Knowing the annoying Chinese habit of only bothering to transliterate partial...
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    Spanky is apparently too young to remember that...

    Spanky is apparently too young to remember that there were no camera phones back in the 90's.

    http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/images/object_images/535x535/10319047.jpg
  10. Mostly because: Also, your original...

    Mostly because:



    Also, your original question "begs the question":Is Taiji a standard complimentary art of hard/external TCMA?

    I'd say that no, it isn't. There's nothing standard about that...
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    He never said it has "no" power. He only has made...

    He never said it has "no" power. He only has made the comparison in relative terms. Mantis just doesn't have the kind of specific power training that is so prominent in Baji. OTOH, he also has often...
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    You post the wrong video by mistake? That's...

    You post the wrong video by mistake?

    That's in Qinghai. It's northern China at least but not Mongolia and not Mongolian. That's a Hui area.

    I was thinking, more like this: ...
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    ....which is why I said: Emphasis on the...

    ....which is why I said:


    Emphasis on the word "basically". Kublai founded Yuan but he did it using the empire that Ghengis created. Without going to Wikipedia to double check, Kublai was...
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    They do in training. The don't in competition...

    They do in training.

    The don't in competition because it's not just "obvious", it's an ippon. Get thrown and do a classic breakfall and you have just loss the match. Game, set, match. So in...
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    With regards to China (not speaking about the...

    With regards to China (not speaking about the Polynesians) it's pretty simple and only indirectly related to cold weather.

    Mongolians are taller because they are not even ethnicly Chinese....
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    Sorry for the topic drift but... Not sure how...

    Sorry for the topic drift but...

    Not sure how much is has to do with China's rise as with the dollar's fall. The Chinese yuan has been worth a lot more for a long time. It was only PRC govt....
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    2k US is an insane amount of money for even full...

    2k US is an insane amount of money for even full time training in China.

    For that price I would expect the teacher to pretty much put his whole life on hold, provide banquet dinners regularly and...
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    Much better advice from Samurai X! ...

    Much better advice from Samurai X!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=r7fgeRvozBo#t=663s
  19. http://www.fallingleaveskungfu.com/p/six-reasons-y...

    http://www.fallingleaveskungfu.com/p/six-reasons-you-should-train-at-our.html




    Ashe Higgs, the main instructor, posts here. You could hit him up. Can't remember his handle. Just start a...
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    For MMA or self-defense, sure, but you gotta...

    For MMA or self-defense, sure, but you gotta admit, in competitive sport BJJ, it's pretty common these days to even see matches where both competitors sit on their buts and scoot around trying to...
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    I didn't say "aggressive". I said "proactive"....

    I didn't say "aggressive". I said "proactive". Completely different ideas.

    Your description sounds like you are doing the bottom guy version of the "lay n' pray".

    If the guy on top has got...
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    You don't just hold him there waiting for him to...

    You don't just hold him there waiting for him to tire (he won't).

    You just haven't learned how to attack from that position yet. After a while you won't be so passive down there. You'll start...
  23. http://tigercrane.com/master.html 819A...

    http://tigercrane.com/master.html

    819A Sacramento Street
    San Francisco, CA 94108

    Phone: (415) 781 - 4682
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    In keeping with the academic metaphor, I dunno...

    In keeping with the academic metaphor, I dunno about advanced degrees but for a BA that "4 years" assumes roughly 12-15 hours of in class time per week with about the same amount of at home study. So...
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    The pitcher's mounds in the baseball fields don't...

    The pitcher's mounds in the baseball fields don't count.

    Neither do the "mountains" of snow they get in the winter. :p
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