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  1. Thanks Hebrew Hammer.

    Thanks Hebrew Hammer.
  2. Thank you for the replies guys. In reading my...

    Thank you for the replies guys.

    In reading my first post, I can understand how narrow minded it must have sounded. I was prompted because i was rewatching video of a large demo involving all...
  3. For those who've spent time with the Shaolin monks

    Just a question for those people who've spent time at Shaolin or been around the Shaolin complex/village practitioners.

    How do they view other martial arts?

    Are they at all interested in them -...
  4. Thread: Infighting

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    Wow - this a trip down memory lane. Nice to see...

    Wow - this a trip down memory lane. Nice to see some old names I'd long forgotten.

    Worst infighting I ever heard of happened in a friend's kendo school. The sensei gave his blessing for his senior...
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    I agree 100% with your assertions about the low...

    I agree 100% with your assertions about the low block. I don't really see how that would be preferred technique for dealing with kicking when there are other options that work much better.

    The...
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    He looks very fast. It's hard to tell from...

    He looks very fast.

    It's hard to tell from what's out there, but the way he throws his technique makes me wonder if he's not just reinforced those neuromuscular pathways. He's pulling everything....
  7. Thread: Karate

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    Thanks guys The amount of grappling I do is...

    Thanks guys

    The amount of grappling I do is not huge and not that intensive - just a little bit too much for a normal T shirt to withstand.

    Maybe I'll just leave it as is. Any ideas, other than...
  8. Thread: Karate

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    Any karate gi experts here?

    Long story short - wife's cousin passed away recently. In cleaning out his gear the family found a karate gi which they've given me because I'm into all that "fighting stuff".
    I picked it up...
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    Well, I've booked my train ticket so the rest is...

    Well, I've booked my train ticket so the rest is moot now. I've wanted to train with this guy for quite awhile and I thought I might as well while he's going to be here.
    Looking forward to it and...
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    Yeah - I'm in a bit of a quandry. I live pretty...

    Yeah - I'm in a bit of a quandry. I live pretty far away from anywhere major. Workshop costs, plus travel, plus accommodation will set me back around 500 Euros and three days, which is money I could...
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    Question about Workshops

    Just wondering....what is the most you have paid/would pay for a workshop (including travel and accommodation)?

    Thanks in advance.
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    Chen Yong Fa?

    Chen Yong Fa?
  13. I honestly think if you have a decent background...

    I honestly think if you have a decent background and an understand of basic movement principles and of your own body, there is a lot you can pick up by video training. Add a camera for some self...
  14. I live in Germany. With Germans. I want to...

    I live in Germany. With Germans.

    I want to punch someone pretty much every time I leave the house.
  15. Yes indeed. The strike is what I thinking of.

    Yes indeed. The strike is what I thinking of.
  16. Step up parry and punch but I think Brush Knee...

    Step up parry and punch

    but I think Brush Knee is the obvious reverse punch/cross/straight.
  17. Thread: Hands up! [gif]

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    Sounds interesting. Anything Bluming related is...

    Sounds interesting. Anything Bluming related is interesting!
  18. Thanks Dave

    Thanks Dave
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    (new student) "Why are you teaching us throwing?...

    (new student) "Why are you teaching us throwing? That's not taiji".

    (me) - "Ok...let's get through this and we'll work on other stuff" (Later I was demonstrating how some of the throws are also...
  20. From what I've seen, it's more often the students...

    From what I've seen, it's more often the students of the masters who have a desire to keep things "traditional". Many, if not most of the older teachers I met in Singapore were very open to cross...
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    Thank you all for the replies. Sanjuro - you...

    Thank you all for the replies.

    Sanjuro - you hit some nails on the head for sure. The thing is, I'm not necessarily teaching them both how to fight. She wanted to learn taiji because she liked the...
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    Question for the teachers

    I'm looking for a little advice on a situation.

    I have a couple of friends I'm teaching/sharing taiji with. They're a married couple - both great people. She is a very good friend and a student of...
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    Happy Panda - how old are you?

    Happy Panda - how old are you?
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    Interesting. I take it then he wasn't really all...

    Interesting. I take it then he wasn't really all that prominent a student of CTS???? ;)

    I must have been on a forum hiatus when he was posting regularly here, although somewhere in the dusty...
  25. ridiculous. Why make it about wing chun vs...

    ridiculous.

    Why make it about wing chun vs mma? This is thinking that I really thought had died a while ago.

    "Returning pride to asian martial artists"?? Really? By taking wing chun 'back' to...
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