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    Metal Pole Training

    A clip from Saturday morning's workout.

    Short examples of forearm conditioning, a few palm strikes, and some kao da.


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    Looks painful. Nice work. Thank you.

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    Probably not any more painful than boxing or other training, really.

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    Greetings,

    -N-, Thank you for taking the time to share an aspect of your kung fu with us. It is much appreciated.

    mickey

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    Quote Originally Posted by -N- View Post
    Probably not any more painful than boxing or other training, really.
    Well we never hit steel poles. But I know what you mean. Start light and build up. I kicked trees years ago with shoes on but that's as close as I ever got to anything like that.

    Hello Mickey !!!

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    I like it.
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    This is 100% TCMA principle. It may be used in non-TCMA also. Since I did learn it from TCMA, I have to say it's TCMA principle.
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    We should not use "TCMA is more than combat" as excuse for not "evolving".

    You can have Kung Fu in cooking, it really has nothing to do with fighting!

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    Ran across this in my Youtube feed today.



    I've only got 1 year on Randy. He's 56.

    Middle-aged Mantis guys, represent! Haha.

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    Age 57 here. I always used a steel pole in the basement. But it ****ed off the wife because it was a support for the living room floor and shook the TV.
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    Uechi-ryu and goju-ryu guys do pole training also.
    It's a type of training that transcends styles.
    Psalms 144:1
    Praise be my Lord my Rock,
    He trains my hands for war, my fingers for battle !

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    Baji Quan training using a tree (at the beginning, and again @ 2:39):

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=47dn0P31BBw&sns=em
    Last edited by Jimbo; 11-25-2015 at 09:27 AM.

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    r u in hawaii bro

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimbo View Post
    Baji Quan training using a tree (at the beginning, and again @ 2:39):

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=47dn0P31BBw&sns=em
    Gratuitous tree abuse !
    Nice.
    Psalms 144:1
    Praise be my Lord my Rock,
    He trains my hands for war, my fingers for battle !

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    Quote Originally Posted by sanjuro_ronin View Post
    Gratuitous tree abuse !
    Nice.
    One of the better videos on close body striking skill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bawang View Post
    r u in hawaii bro
    California here.

    Randy's video has a Hawaii look. Is he in HK?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mooyingmantis View Post
    Age 57 here. I always used a steel pole in the basement. But it ****ed off the wife because it was a support for the living room floor and shook the TV.
    I'm 51. I do the same thing. Are we married to the same woman? lol
    Kung Fu is good for you.

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