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    Yep, that's where I found the term "hua fa wu yi"...

    Yep, that's where I found the term "hua fa wu yi" as well.



    Judging by drawings of lei tai fights from earlier dynasties, I'll bet this remained the case for longer tan just the last century.
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    e...

    e (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_martial_arts I will grant you that Wikipedia is not considered an ideal source, but given their recent standards increase (I had along with a group tried to...
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    Well, that's the thing. I mentioned to SoCo that...

    Well, that's the thing. I mentioned to SoCo that forms weren't really such an important part of Kung Fu until relatively recently, at least not for fighting. Yes, it was always a part of training but...
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    I gyess I can't argue with you there. But I do...

    I gyess I can't argue with you there. But I do have some hope seeing how there are still a handful of organizations here and there (for example, there is the USKSF Lei Tai)



    IMO this is a...
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    Lol I was gonna withold my judgment but ok

    Lol I was gonna withold my judgment but ok
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    SoCoKungFu, are you running/teaching a Kung Fu...

    SoCoKungFu, are you running/teaching a Kung Fu group of your own? Just wondering.

    I'm generally going to side with you, though. I remember hearing that a good chunk of historical CMA training had...
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    This is a bit long and I apologize for that, but...

    This is a bit long and I apologize for that, but I'd be happy to post my POV (and I asked about people's thoughts on what can be done to strengthen TCMA as a whole, so anyone is free to chime in):
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    I'm not a Wing Chun practitioner, but after...

    I'm not a Wing Chun practitioner, but after reading this thread (and frequenting this forum along with Bullshido/Sherdog, etc.) I've been left to wonder:

    At this point the politics could be left...
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    That sounds somewhat more believable. Though...

    That sounds somewhat more believable. Though people take that to mean that he ditched all his Kung Fu. Obviously he didn't.
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    Honestly thinking of MMA as a "new thing" of any...

    Honestly thinking of MMA as a "new thing" of any kind, in any era, is incredibly dumb. I mean, think about it.

    Muay Thai is a modern product of millions of Thai fighters coming together to make a...
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    I don't know about not having MMA without Bruce...

    I don't know about not having MMA without Bruce Lee (though we definitely had the audience thanks at least in part to him).

    He would definitely need a few fights under his belt but with that MMA...
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    Focusing on this part specifically. Honestly,...

    Focusing on this part specifically. Honestly, Bruce definitely has the right attitude and enthusiasm for something like MMA. Give him training time, have him be relatively young in the early UFCs and...
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    Funny thing is that was what motivayed me to pick...

    Funny thing is that was what motivayed me to pick Karate. I did eventually find a Shaolin group but it was of the Wushu variety. Not what I was looking for
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    Yep, Karate (and me being ABC) got me interested...

    Yep, Karate (and me being ABC) got me interested in checking out Kung Fu later down the road, haha
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    Possible that might have to do with anti-Chinese...

    Possible that might have to do with anti-Chinese sentiment during the 20th century in general?

    Which also reminds me, didn't Mas Oyama have a high opinion on Taikiken (Yi Quan I believe)?
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    Yep, I'm aware of the connection. I saw Kung Fu...

    Yep, I'm aware of the connection. I saw Kung Fu quest- White Crane- sone folks do attribute their lineage to a master in China, there's debate as to whether their ancetor was indeed Chinese or just...
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    Haha well time is money :P

    Haha well time is money :P
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    Whoops, meant to add to the discussion itself as...

    Whoops, meant to add to the discussion itself as well- a bit long, apologies in advance.

    When I was shopping for Kung Fu schools near me I tried to look at the Lineage information of the...
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    While I agree with most of your post, are you...

    While I agree with most of your post, are you certain this excerpt from this quote is true?

    There is an awful amount of literature from famous practitioners compiled and translated in recent...
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    Hello

    Good evening!

    Nice to meet everyone.

    I didn't see a place for people to introduce themselves so I figured I'd post here.

    I had a couple of questions (just generic forum questions):

    1) I'm...
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