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    The sparring was only excerpts. The guy in the...

    The sparring was only excerpts. The guy in the wutang video cant even block himself, and he grabs like a mad man exposing his limbs. There was nothing martial about that video. He just wails like a...
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    New Spirit Fist Videos

    Sorry I have not been around. Taking too many classes at school.
    Phan added 2 new videos of himself on this page which shows more of his legwork as opposed to the previous vidoes.... He's even...
  3. Thread: Kung Fu and UFC

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    Guns are expensive... Very expensive. To say you...

    Guns are expensive... Very expensive. To say you would shoot someone if they threatened your life is ridiculous. Do you have any idea what it takes to shoot someone? To end someones life? Guns bring...
  4. Thread: Kung Fu and UFC

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    I saw this article in Grappling magazine about...

    I saw this article in Grappling magazine about Pat Miletech's training methods, and how he trains fighters willing to learn with him. What I read was amazing. Guys came from all over the world to the...
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    The harsh reality that not all martial artists...

    The harsh reality that not all martial artists are good guys. Its actually a scary thought. Has anyone ran into a generally bad guy who is apart of the martial arts? I haven't, but I always hear...
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    Just use a heat pad and some pain reliever of...

    Just use a heat pad and some pain reliever of your choice if the ankle is sprained. I wouldn't use ice. Ice makes everything worse, and more painful. Whenever I sprain an ankle I'm out for about a...
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    Too much money. :( Do you give entry grants to...

    Too much money. :( Do you give entry grants to struggling college students? I doubt, but it's always worth a try.
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    Greetings Marc, Yes, I am a Seven Mountain...

    Greetings Marc,

    Yes, I am a Seven Mountain Spirit Fist practitioner. The school was on 10th and Samsom about 5 or 6 years ago, but it has now relocated to 7th and chestnut streets.
    You can check...
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    There is a WC school on 9th and Arch Streets in...

    There is a WC school on 9th and Arch Streets in Philly Chinatown. You have to pay attention to the buildings though because the sign is actually handwritten. And they charge $150 a month. I'm not...
  10. Simply Put

    Northern = Complex fancy hand movement, and very high kicks.

    Southern = Not so fancy hand movements, but low very practical kicks.

    Spirit Fist (my style) has northern hand movements, and...
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    People always talk. Let them talk. Most of them...

    People always talk. Let them talk. Most of them suck at Kung Fu anyway. Let it roll off of your back, or challenge them, albeit, it is very difficult to do that sort of thing without the police...
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    Do you mean Brad Daddis? From the Philly MMA...

    Do you mean Brad Daddis? From the Philly MMA school?
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    The man said he was asked to take over and teach...

    The man said he was asked to take over and teach the kids some kung fu. I was going by the assumption that it was a free service to the community, and that he was not some zen master who operates...
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    What kind of Kung Fu will you be teaching these...

    What kind of Kung Fu will you be teaching these children?

    My recommendation is to have them do nothing but stance training for the first 3 months. Especially horse stance. It will build strength...
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    Good attitude. I'm also in college, and I use my...

    Good attitude. I'm also in college, and I use my loan money to fund my CMA training being that I am dirt poor. But to me there is nothing worth more than my kung fu.

    BTW: Good luck with your trip.
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    I always encounter other students that are...

    I always encounter other students that are looking for ways to get an advantage or a "leg up" on their peers. I've heard all sorts of techniques. Everything from taking lessons with gymnastics...
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    hahah! But you forgot "You know you are old...

    hahah!

    But you forgot "You know you are old when you have to exhale real loud to sit down in a chair." I'm starting to get that myself.
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    Congrats on the courage. I don't know too many...

    Congrats on the courage. I don't know too many people (including myself) that would train outdoors in public. Perhaps because i'm afraid people will challenge me to some sort of strong man beer...
  19. Thread: Quitting kungfu

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    It takes a long, long time to get good at kung...

    It takes a long, long time to get good at kung fu. And, as someone else said, you don't have to find a Zen Master to get good training. These Zen Masters can be great but they might also be bad...
  20. Thread: The O-bomb

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    It depends on the crowd you ask. In Philly, PA,...

    It depends on the crowd you ask. In Philly, PA, most Americans refer to what you think they call Asian as "Chinese." It doesn't matter whether you mean actual Chinese, Vietnamese, or Japanese. But on...
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    If you believe what you say, why do you have to...

    If you believe what you say, why do you have to defend yourself? Your frequent response conveys your weak convictions ROT. You read your magazines, online articles, and image search horse stance. You...
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    I knew what I wanted when I searched for a...

    I knew what I wanted when I searched for a school. But I also knew what I did not want. I looked at some Karate and TKD schools but those schools just lacked something. I was not interested at all in...
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    That happens to be the nature of my art. Internal...

    That happens to be the nature of my art. Internal training soon becomes more important than physical training.

    My skills in a street fight? I would have no idea since you have to consider so many...
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    There is student at my school who is the same...

    There is student at my school who is the same way. He's taken 4 martial arts and has quit them all and believes he can hold his own against a lot of the guys who have been training for over 10 years...
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    This is actually the oldest of the Vietnamese...

    This is actually the oldest of the Vietnamese style Kung Fu. After the Vietnam war, most of the CMA schools were closed down and left abandon by order of the communists, and the teacher is the last...
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