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    New Baguazhang Book

    For those interested...

    My second book, this one on Bagua and realistic training thereof, has just been released.

    For now, you can find it on Amazon here:...
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    With Respect

    There are not many people on this forum who have a clue what I think and/or why I think same. But if anyone on this forum is qualified to talk about Tang Shou Tao's methods and teaching direction, he...
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    @ Spiked 1) I don't think David needs me to...

    @ Spiked
    1) I don't think David needs me to validate him.

    2) If you knew me, you would know that I do not agree with everything he said about my lineage above so he is hardly "kissing up" to me....
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    You got that right

    @David,

    Pretty right on.. I normally spell the second word "Lung" but hey, I get very confused sometimes with the shift to PinYin as I was brought up and educated through the Wade/Giles...
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    This is correct... Lei Tai events were annual in...

    This is correct... Lei Tai events were annual in Taiwan when I was there. But how many fights you got depended on your division. I would say on average I fought 3 to 6 times per year. But some...
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    Well at least I'm TRYING to do something about it...

    Well at least I'm TRYING to do something about it as opposed to just whining about the state of affairs.

    And I personally do not believe that you are qualified to speak as an authority on anything...
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    Oh, ABSOLUTELY! 37 Championships from 1981 to...

    Oh, ABSOLUTELY! 37 Championships from 1981 to 2000 and down to the last man.. dopers every one of them! And every victory won through a sucker punch!! :eek::D

    Be sure to watch the slow motion...
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    When faced with, and pressured by, a worthy...

    When faced with, and pressured by, a worthy adversary...
    Rather than rise to your level of expectation,
    You will instead sink to your level of true ability.

    - Mike Patterson
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    Someone else will have to carry that torch, dude....

    Someone else will have to carry that torch, dude. My era pre-dates professional MMA.

    But that does not change the fact that fighting at any competitive level is still fighting at a competitive...
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    Sorry.. but the statement; combined with;...

    Sorry.. but the statement;



    combined with;



    add up to..
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    Really... I would LOVE to see you step onto the...

    Really... I would LOVE to see you step onto the platform with any one of them. Hell, I'll wager I have GIRLS who would change your perspective within a minute or two of engaging. ;)
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    Geez!

    :rolleyes:

    This forum reminds me more and more of the cliche' of a soap opera.. step away for months at a time, come back and the story is still unchanged.

    Once again, here are six full fights...
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    I have used Pi Chuan in every contest, ring or...

    I have used Pi Chuan in every contest, ring or street, I have ever been involved with as have my students. If this concept of Pi is not found useful, I would hazard a guess that it is not well...
  14. Well... I guess whatever draws the public in, eh?...

    Well... I guess whatever draws the public in, eh? :rolleyes:

    That particular style of "weight lifting" is what I had talked about months ago with TGY and Dale. It is part of "shi swei jing"...
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    I'm quite sure this wil be received poorly, but what the hell, I had a few minutes between sessions. :p

    Iron fist is right. (I know, who knew I would agree with him?) :)

    Problem is.. it's...
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    Just my two cent on this issue

    Hi folks. Back in town and liked this one so thought I'd post. It's a busy time for me, so don't know if I'll get back to answer any rebuttals, comments or queries. But here's my take, for what it's...
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    Poll: That is the only definition I am willing to abide...

    That is the only definition I am willing to abide by as all the others simply make no sense to me. Martial arts are martial arts. Styles vary. And so do opinions.




    First of all... on that...
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    Poll: Doubtful. But I'm QUITE SURE we have different...

    Doubtful. But I'm QUITE SURE we have different opinions about what fighting is.. ;)
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    Poll: Nope. A "resisting opponent" is still...

    Nope. A "resisting opponent" is still training.... not fighting. :rolleyes:
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    Poll: Well... I'm not able to speak about the WC aspect...

    Well... I'm not able to speak about the WC aspect of your diatribe, Ironfist as that is not my system. But you may have just answered your own original thread query in your twisted logic.

    To an...
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    Poll: The many are ignorant, Sanjuro, nothing more. ...

    The many are ignorant, Sanjuro, nothing more.

    The following quote is from Chen Pan Ling's original book on Tai Chi Chuan. For those of you who know who this man was, I need say nothing else. For...
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    Poll: Oh yes... been there done that ad infinitum,...

    Oh yes... been there done that ad infinitum, Sanjuro. Back in the youth of the internet, I had people tell me that what I was doing was not real IMA. And when I would ask them to define it, they...
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    Poll: [QUOTE=IronFist;1170362]http://smiliesftw.com/x/la...

    [QUOTE=IronFist;1170362]http://smiliesftw.com/x/laugh.gif

    Bridging is when your forearms are touching. It's what happens in the process of "trapping."
    [QUOTE]

    Nope. If your forearms are...
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    Poll: Just my two and a half cents..

    Form.. is not fighting. And fighting is not form. Form is training. It encompasses theory, mechanics, strategies, ideas. Those who equate the two do not understand fighting.

    Fighting is fighting...
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    Poll: It is abundantly clear that you and me do not...

    It is abundantly clear that you and me do not even speak the same language. "Bridging" or to "cross the bridge" is simply going from a point of non-enggagment to engagement in my lingo. There are...
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