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    I wholeheartedly agree with Merry. I always...

    I wholeheartedly agree with Merry.

    I always HATED these lil hoppings ever since I started boxing...I don't really see the point...this whole "you got more mobility that way" issue just isn't...
  2. Sorry if I sounded offended or defensive or...

    Sorry if I sounded offended or defensive or whatever. Internet sometimes lack conveying much of an emotionnal content (or lack thereof) behind the crude words on the monitor. That and the fact that...
  3. no, to tell you that a guy without any kind of...

    no, to tell you that a guy without any kind of muscles whatsoever, probably weighting less than 170lbs, stopped his running charge dead in its tracks without a single step back, among other...
  4. MP, my main take is that the internal methods are...

    MP, my main take is that the internal methods are quite different from western methods. They even are opposite to what we perceive as "strong" or "powerful". In that regard they are right when IMA...
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    Exactly, good discussion and spirit! LOL, E-F,...

    Exactly, good discussion and spirit!

    LOL, E-F, indeed, Water Dragon's answer got me laughing my azz off the chair :D
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    when they used to fence for a sporting yet manly...

    when they used to fence for a sporting yet manly duel, and put a ball of cotton of fabric on the tip of the sword, was it to protect the sword?
  7. Merry, as a boxer who came to CMA yet still box,...

    Merry, as a boxer who came to CMA yet still box, I can assure you that there are ways to generate power in CMA that you won't find in boxing.
    Don't get me wrong: even though my personnal training is...
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    I shied away from the biceps block on hooks, and...

    I shied away from the biceps block on hooks, and do it only when I'm caught too late to do anything else. There are several reasons to that. The first one is that it simply hurts if you take it on...
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    personal experience: you CANNOT box without...

    personal experience:

    you CANNOT box without gloves like you do with them, for sure. Some punches can be blocked the same way (slap the jabs), but some definitely need adaptations (hooks...
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    I learnt the yi lu and er lu from YJM, exactly...

    I learnt the yi lu and er lu from YJM, exactly like performed in the video he sells about them (well, huh, with one or two little twists he doesn't show eheheh). Really, I assure you, except for the...
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    well it's really no problem to see your sifu once...

    well it's really no problem to see your sifu once or twice a week...provided you train everyday, even 30 mins...the teacher can correct you, but cannot train for you, so even once a week is...
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    From what I remember of the stuffs I heard (I do...

    From what I remember of the stuffs I heard (I do not doubt the sources), Bushido was really invented by Nitobe, as a word and a concept. Anyway, I feel we do agree on the whole topic, even though we...
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    Funny, it seems the Yi Lu and Er Lu I learnt...

    Funny, it seems the Yi Lu and Er Lu I learnt roughly have the same amount of kicking (too late to count them, but it seems it's equal)...or even jumping. Yi Lu does have a finishing tornado kick that...
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    Ryu, well, I came across different affirmations...

    Ryu, well, I came across different affirmations during my research, mostly by japanese scholars like Kenji Tokitsu. It seems the ideal image of the samurai we have a largely wrong, and we seem to...
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    I train that form...I like it a lot...you can...

    I train that form...I like it a lot...you can find it in the Nanjing Longfist curriculum.
    YJM told me that it seems Han Ching Tang designed it, supposedly based on some styles trained in Shandong...
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    Bushido's just a recent invention. It's as much...

    Bushido's just a recent invention. It's as much romanced as western chivalry is. There is no honor in the battlefield, where honor can equal death. In China, waaayyyy back in the days, they used to...
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    hooba hooba, me see fight, me wanna fight. ...

    hooba hooba, me see fight, me wanna fight.

    don't worry man, it's the primates we are. Even with our big full brain we can't forget instincts that have been with us for hundred of thousands of...
  18. if you happen to end up wearing it, Gene, we NEED...

    if you happen to end up wearing it, Gene, we NEED to see a pic of that ;)
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    regarding the original question, it's a basic...

    regarding the original question, it's a basic (and I mean BASIC) savate combo, regardless the first kick connects or not.

    remember there are always two ways to do the same kick: whipped (power is...
  20. aren't there theories about the birth of taiji...

    aren't there theories about the birth of taiji rderived from some external shaolin styles (i don't remember the name of the styles, 13 postures maybe)? Maybe that's a track to search...

    Bai He,...
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    I keep my fingers crossed then, you big tease...

    I keep my fingers crossed then, you big tease heheheheheh

    I'm back in Paris with my beloved copies of KFT (not KFQ anymore heh??). I'll give some to my teacher, he'll be pretty interested by some...
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    Southern mantis is a bad name for the art...

    Southern mantis is a bad name for the art (specially the mantis part, the southern part is right ehehhehe). What I mean is that though the styles have the typical southern flavor as Dale pointed out,...
  23. I'd say Xingyi (and I do Bagua, FYI:D )

    I'd say Xingyi (and I do Bagua, FYI:D )
  24. hey, you upset Fu Pow now...bad idea... ...

    hey, you upset Fu Pow now...bad idea...

    however, if I may add a little commentary:


    these parts were not too impressive :D just pulling your leg

    c'mon, SD's history is really fishy, you...
  25. And Fukien White Crane as well... regarding...

    And Fukien White Crane as well...
    regarding that, Yang Jwing Ming specifically states it is a weapon of chinese origin...
    *disgression over*
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