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  1. Thread: China floods

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    Throwing the baby out with the bathwater has had...

    Throwing the baby out with the bathwater has had disastrous events for the Mainland!

    Clearing mountains, having vast city areas without inhabitants, building dams for hydroelectric power (no doubt...
  2. Thread: Fencing

    by mawali
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    It is great to see US Americans of all hues...

    It is great to see US Americans of all hues represented in international competition(s)!
    Many are not knowledgeable with "black' people being part of what may be termed a fencing Renaissance but...
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    A true icon in the full sense of the word! I...

    A true icon in the full sense of the word!
    I always used his books as references when I would teach "yangsheng doayin" (taijiquan, neigong, qigong, etc!) disciplines because they reverberated an...
  4. As a former Marine, the reason for the high neck...

    As a former Marine, the reason for the high neck dress blues that Marines wear (for ceremonies and special events today) was that in the days of the Barbary pirates, the North Africans miscreants...
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    There are times when the marriage has outlived...

    There are times when the marriage has outlived its 'usefullness' for whatever reasons and we must move on, if that is what 'wisdom" dictates!
    There is no doubt that communication is essential but...
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    Heaven and hell come from the same mind! Men are...

    Heaven and hell come from the same mind!
    Men are stupid ( I add myself to the mix) where what we see is our own intrinsic self vision but we often project that to the (in this case) female as if she...
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    I am sure where it seems to be the same in...

    I am sure where it seems to be the same in Thailand, where people leave their workplace or profession for x period of time (4 wks, 8 wks, 2 months, etc) and do the monk thing as a way to "get away"...
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    My former girlfriends nickname :Sword Swallower:D:

    My former girlfriends nickname :Sword Swallower:D:
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    I have enjoyed the magazine over the years and...

    I have enjoyed the magazine over the years and have learnt alot in my journey by the histories of other SMA system that I was not aware of!
    Other than travelling to another state (Wisconsin) to get...
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    The Shaolin fellow and his ilk always refuse to...

    The Shaolin fellow and his ilk always refuse to use what is useful, or, are incapable of telling/gauging what is useful. I would say that sanshou would be the best training regimen for those...
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    Professionals usually do not need coaches but it...

    Professionals usually do not need coaches but it depends on the age of the boxer/martial artist when they retire. After a certain age, perhaps 35 and maybe topping 45 years, most have ended their...
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    Not to blame Trump but his tenure is causing a...

    Not to blame Trump but his tenure is causing a 'whitewash" of institutions, who vision is to spread positive information but the xenophobes are turning it into an unmaneageable task with...
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    Reminds me of Oscar Niemeyer! ...

    Reminds me of Oscar Niemeyer!

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    Despite all the TCMA fanfare and up to the 1940s,...

    Despite all the TCMA fanfare and up to the 1940s, shuaijiao was still a better than average martial system and the many had experience with it when they served. Of course, those who used "big...
  15. Dayum! Yes! I am at a loss for words:D

    Dayum!
    Yes! I am at a loss for words:D
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    Shauijiao and sanshou has a more reliable and...

    Shauijiao and sanshou has a more reliable and objective criteria when subject to the concept of "pressure testing i.s. (seeing how the opponent stacks up to 'unknown" variables and how he reacts to...
  17. Thread: Zhang Weili

    by mawali
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    I am talking function and utility but Zhang Weili...

    I am talking function and utility but Zhang Weili would make a far better CMA just becaue of her 'ground and pound" conditioning, the reality of 2 person contact and the experience of touching hands...
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    They seem to be part of the chan si gong/silk...

    They seem to be part of the chan si gong/silk reeling exercise. I guess the yangshenzhuang may be part of the greater jibengong conditioning!:D
  19. Thread: Sex Bots

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    It is bad enough to get BSOD (blue screen of...

    It is bad enough to get BSOD (blue screen of death) on your terminal or just be kicked out but I can only imagine if your sex bot messed up, how will it end for the human?:D
    Machines malfunction,...
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    I saw a recent Wudang Temple showcasing elements...

    I saw a recent Wudang Temple showcasing elements of what may be called Parkour i.e jumping up and over walls, negotiaitiong narrow passage on top of steep cliffs.
    Real Kungfu:D (its essential...
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    I am glad that my teachers always taught not only...

    I am glad that my teachers always taught not only form but a pattern of understanding and rational observation to allow correct thinking and analyses.
    It is clear that the name Zhaobao relates to...
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    MCMAP is a hybrid training programme...

    MCMAP is a hybrid training programme incorporating elements of BJJ, Judo, Jujitsu, etc and it is 'formalized' to teach basic self defense. Prior to MCMAP, commands used those Marines who had rank in...
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    From my understanding, Fu Zhongwen was the one...

    From my understanding, Fu Zhongwen was the one responsible for spreading Yangshtaijiquan as is seen today but when the social climate 'improved', the Yang surnamed group took over.
    I am familiar...
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    "World famous" is not a criteria for the...

    "World famous" is not a criteria for the proliferation of a martial system. What is important is the skill and its enhancement with those who practice and 'revere' the art.
    Chen Xiaowang has showed...
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    People need to know the difference, the direction...

    People need to know the difference, the direction and the benefit, depending on choice of martial, gymnastic, dance or choreographed movement!
    They intersect at certain points of reference(s) but it...
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