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    I really need to make a friend or two out at...

    I really need to make a friend or two out at Songshan. I'd love to get wind of one of these big celebrations if for no other reason than to go see Taguo's thousands of students outside yelling and...
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    This school seems to know what's up with...

    This school seems to know what's up with traditional China. At the top of their page they say Traditional Chinese Martial Arts but if you look at the school photos it shows a Korean flag. This is...
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    "It was intimidating. They had cigarettes." ...

    "It was intimidating. They had cigarettes."

    Those ruffians...
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    Sword care is simple

    I just use the same CLP that I use on my rifles. They even make a lighter spray-aerosol version. Spray a spot on one side and then the other and rub your cloth over it and the sword is clean and...
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    Yeah, congrats on the one on one time with a...

    Yeah, congrats on the one on one time with a monk. There's no words to describe how intense and meaningful that training is. I was always fortunate enough to have the time and the money to do private...
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    I have no idea why you feel it's necessary to try...

    I have no idea why you feel it's necessary to try and disregard kickboxing. It's a solid base. You should be able to execute any of your more severe gong fu moves from your kickboxing base.

    As...
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    I'm actually in Wenchuan which is a prefect in...

    I'm actually in Wenchuan which is a prefect in Sichuan. Closest major city is Chengdu which I go to whenever I need a taste of modern life.

    The local university has a Wushu and Taequandao...
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    I don't think it's right to try and blame the...

    I don't think it's right to try and blame the student's wrestling training for his inability to correct his own posture. I mean, unless he's got some kind of injury that forces him to have an...
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    Congrats on being in an area that has gong fu...

    Congrats on being in an area that has gong fu training. I've been in China for almost two years and I was pretty surprised by what a barren wasteland this place is in terms of gong fu training. The...
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    The core of Shaolin is jibengong. The jibengong...

    The core of Shaolin is jibengong. The jibengong are your catalog of basics. Typically 18 movements and very little variation from monk to monk. Maintaining these skills will allow you to walk into...
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    Historical accuracy on these kinds of things is...

    Historical accuracy on these kinds of things is pretty much a pipe dream. WuXingQuan as I learned is one of the original two systems taught at Shaolin and it's roots are about 1500 years old. That's...
  12. Yeah, the school I learned BSL from teaches...

    Yeah, the school I learned BSL from teaches differently than Wing Lam. Since ours was a more powerful execution, I used to assume they (Wing Lam) must be wrong, but I understand now that different...
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    Belts don't make sense to me anymore. I've run...

    Belts don't make sense to me anymore. I've run into many people that haven't trained in years, but still quickly let people know that they have a black belt in a certain art. Through conversation,...
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    Re: Demons and Martial Arts

    Just think of it as the beginning of the end for that instructor. I wonder what motivates an instructor to begin spouting off about demons as a method of training. Especially in the bible belt. ...
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    It absolutely would not work. It would make...

    It absolutely would not work.

    It would make a good 70's style martial arts movie though.

    "You wanna teach gong fu? Then you *******s better comply with these rules...or there'll be...
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    Well, to me, Kris Kristofferson and Wesley Snipes...

    Well, to me, Kris Kristofferson and Wesley Snipes both acted like they didn't want to even be in the film. With the inclusion of Ryan Reynolds, who's comedy was so disjointed it ruined the movie, I...
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    Why not just go over there and take some classes?...

    Why not just go over there and take some classes? I'm a bit curious about them myself because I've been doing kung fu here in Vegas for a long time and I don't recognize their names. I'll try to...
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    These suggestions to beat on a bag or to ignore...

    These suggestions to beat on a bag or to ignore chi gung because you might have to deal with the inner turmoil are absolutely horrible. Wearing yourself out or otherwise avoiding an issue until it...
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    It's funny this came up here because I was just...

    It's funny this came up here because I was just thinking about the subject. Our instructor's instructor is here in town for a few weeks and this was one of the first things he went into. It's hard...
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    Honestly, it sounds like you're getting a good...

    Honestly, it sounds like you're getting a good deal. You can let him know you'd like to learn certain things specifically, but let him teach you the way he sees fit. Sounds like he's a good teacher...
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    you're being modest. You know the combination of...

    you're being modest. You know the combination of Lohan AND d00d speak makes your kung fu invincible. Unko just wants to steal your secret training manual.

    Actually, I think he was feeling a bit...
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    Our Sifu was talking to us about that once. He...

    Our Sifu was talking to us about that once. He said , "Man, you guys are way too relaxed. " For homework, he said he wanted us to spend more time when walking or when talking to people, think about...
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    Just to let you know when I differentiate and say...

    Just to let you know when I differentiate and say "This is the Shaolin version" it's to say that it's a type specific just to the Shaolin, not trying to say it's more authentic. The original Ba Duan...
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    We actually have an entire chain form exercise...

    We actually have an entire chain form exercise for tiger claw training with jars, weights, pilattes balls or whatever you're using. You don't just get in a stance and extend your arms. That's no...
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    I like the wringing the towel idea. That's...

    I like the wringing the towel idea. That's something that's easy to do and you can mix it with household activities like washing the car or whatever.

    Massage is a great hand strengthener as...
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