Search:

Type: Posts; User: Wood Dragon

Page 1 of 12 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 0.01 seconds.

  1. Replies
    12
    Views
    2,008

    My Shodan (1st Dan Black Belt) in Shotokan cost...

    My Shodan (1st Dan Black Belt) in Shotokan cost me $35.

    My Shodan in Kodokan Judo was free.

    I've never paid a dime for a belt in Kyokushin or Daido Juku (club dues only).
  2. Show the 'Rock some respect. ...

    Show the 'Rock some respect.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5wfFlQPGgkQ

    Could Royce do that? I think not.
  3. Thread: Kenpo

    by Wood Dragon
    Replies
    80
    Views
    10,476

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWFjvnFCivg A...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWFjvnFCivg

    A very good rendition of one of the basic Shotokan katas. It's linear, but no more than, say, some of the Hung Gar forms (that I have seen)...
  4. Replies
    9
    Views
    1,519

    Kyokushinkai: ...

    Kyokushinkai:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7psi625WiWo

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4p3WrgbSCEM

    High kicks? They don't work...
  5. Replies
    1,186
    Views
    228,986

    Stav is still the king of the "ethnic a$$pull"...

    Stav is still the king of the "ethnic a$$pull" martial arts.....

    "Consult the Runes for much buttkicking!!!"
  6. Replies
    1,186
    Views
    228,986

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=syHyD8aPpkA&feature...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=syHyD8aPpkA&feature=related

    Jew Do.

    Monotheist Boxing?
  7. Replies
    403
    Views
    134,078

    From what I saw of the show (I used to watch it...

    From what I saw of the show (I used to watch it on my PC, while doing paperwork), it was a "Asian/Oriental-inspired" world/universe, filled with people of "nonspecific" ethnicities (some looked...
  8. Thread: Kenpo

    by Wood Dragon
    Replies
    80
    Views
    10,476

    "Your Kung Fu is no match for my Speedo!"

    "Your Kung Fu is no match for my Speedo!"
  9. Replies
    9
    Views
    1,519

    Full Contact Shotokan

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gkGP0AM14F0

    Been a while since I saw this in a non-Kyokushin setting....


    I approve.
  10. Replies
    136
    Views
    20,046

    30, a few weeks ago. I've been training for 18...

    30, a few weeks ago.

    I've been training for 18 years.

    In chronological order:

    JKA Shotokan, for 3 years.

    IKF-1 Kyokushinkai, 6 years. Still train and compete.
  11. Thread: Kenpo

    by Wood Dragon
    Replies
    80
    Views
    10,476

    There is a movement afoot in the Karate world to...

    There is a movement afoot in the Karate world to get back to the "roots" (although that is sloppy terminology) of the first couple of generations of the karatekas, who were not exactly strangers to...
  12. Thread: Kenpo

    by Wood Dragon
    Replies
    80
    Views
    10,476

    Karate kata are misleading, as 90% of...

    Karate kata are misleading, as 90% of practitioners perform them at the dreaded "competition pace", where the flow is artificially slowed so that the judges can clearly see the techniques (and the...
  13. Karate. .....

    Karate.



    .....
  14. Replies
    310
    Views
    62,892

    Also, the Allied Nations occupying Germany and...

    Also, the Allied Nations occupying Germany and Japan during the postwar era should have been banned from the '48 and '52 Games, too.

    Context, schmontext!
  15. Replies
    310
    Views
    62,892

    It did have a bit of a threatening motif, in...

    It did have a bit of a threatening motif, in parts.

    At one point (probably when the goose-stepping troops showed up to snatch the flag from the kids), I half-expected the floor of the stadium to...
  16. Human Weapons?

    Human Weapons?
  17. Replies
    80
    Views
    11,452

    Train as you fight. because: You fight like...

    Train as you fight.

    because:

    You fight like you train.

    IOW, if your training program does not include sparring/randori against a resisting opponent, you are going to have problems fighting...
  18. Thread: Hung Gar

    by Wood Dragon
    Replies
    489
    Views
    164,311

    It's from a movie, but is this clip a good...

    It's from a movie, but is this clip a good representation of the Hung Gar katas?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QcNclS-ad0Y
  19. Thread: Hung Gar

    by Wood Dragon
    Replies
    489
    Views
    164,311

    Thanks for the info, guys. I appreciate it.

    Thanks for the info, guys. I appreciate it.
  20. To paraphrase what has been said already: ...

    To paraphrase what has been said already:

    Mastery of Basics.

    Conditioning (this includes strength, flexibility, speed and endurance).

    Intent.
  21. Replies
    163
    Views
    13,668

    There's about 5 Billion barrels of light sweet...

    There's about 5 Billion barrels of light sweet (iow, does not need a great amount of refining) crude under South Dakota, in the Bakken Formation.
  22. Thread: Hung Gar

    by Wood Dragon
    Replies
    489
    Views
    164,311

    Note: by "hardest", I meant "toughest", not a...

    Note: by "hardest", I meant "toughest", not a reflection of the mechanical aspects. This is, of course, subjective. It's just how Hung Gar is often described in the Karate community.
  23. Thread: Hung Gar

    by Wood Dragon
    Replies
    489
    Views
    164,311

    Hung Gar 101

    Having been referred here (from the general forum), my question is:

    Hung Gar: What's it like (from a tactics, training and strategy point of view)?

    How to the 5 Animals factor in? The Five...
  24. Replies
    17
    Views
    2,425

    So, there is no Tiger style, per se. Just Tiger...

    So, there is no Tiger style, per se. Just Tiger Claw, Black Tiger and "X" Tiger systems?

    Shaolin 5 Animals (a legit system?) contains the Tiger sets, correct?

    Hung Gar contains the...
  25. Replies
    17
    Views
    2,425

    So.....Tiger Style?

    Is there an actual "Tiger Style" of Kung Fu? As opposed to a constituent sub-system of other styles, like Hung Gar and Xingyi?

    Who teaches it, and where?

    What's it like (techniques and...
Results 1 to 25 of 298
Page 1 of 12 1 2 3 4