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    It pretty much depends what club you find, if...

    It pretty much depends what club you find, if it's using the 'Muay Thai' name and is just kickboxing with tiny shorts and different pad positions, if it's Dutch Muay Thai (boxing combos and low...
  2. 'Shaolin Monastery' Photographic hardback book Kickstarter/Shaolin Orphange work

    Hi all,

    I just wanted to let you all know about a new project which needs help from the TCMA community. This is a fantastic photographic book which covers previously unseen areas of the...
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    'Self defence' is what ever you interpret it as....

    'Self defence' is what ever you interpret it as. English is so limited as a language when it comes to things like this; we need either a new word or a longer description of the subject that you want...
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    XHQ is lovely when it's done right, I've had it...

    XHQ is lovely when it's done right, I've had it good for about two months then it got rusty again. When mine is rusty I say it's ugly. Not the form in general.

    CHXYM is more my thing. But XHQ is...
  5. Thread: Matthew Ahmet

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    Sky 1 is a pretty pedestrian channel - it's had...

    Sky 1 is a pretty pedestrian channel - it's had some ad spots on web and other sky channels but it's quite low budget I think. No written reviews that I've seen.

    He takes them to a Shaolin Temple...
  6. Thread: Matthew Ahmet

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    Gene, Have watched the last couple...

    Gene,

    Have watched the last couple of episodes. Good intentions to the program, but again it's at the cost of integrity.

    Basically young tearaways are shown kung fu, and then briefly...
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    Lian Huan, Xiao Hong, CHXYM, Rou Quan Yi Lu ...

    Lian Huan, Xiao Hong, CHXYM, Rou Quan Yi Lu

    Xiao Hong is still ugly........
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    Yi Long is definitely on the short list for...

    Yi Long is definitely on the short list for Parkinson's. It's really sad to see.
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    http://www.shaolintemplecheshunt.com/#!food/c7z7...

    http://www.shaolintemplecheshunt.com/#!food/c7z7

    This is Matthew Ahmet who has a thread here's website - he is an advocate of veganism and has a little kitchen going at his training hall.

    also...
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    Poll: It's an old technique used by politicians; you...

    It's an old technique used by politicians; you don't answer the question that you are asked, you answer the question that you would have liked to have been asked, in a confident and forthright...
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    So how can people help to remedy the situation? ...

    So how can people help to remedy the situation?

    Personally I saw his vids before reading about the Shaolin-do court case etc, and had a hunch something like that was going on.

    If people really...
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    I like his enthousiasm, and he trains hard. But a...

    I like his enthousiasm, and he trains hard. But a lot of his kung fu looks 'DIY' if you know what I mean. It just looks lacking in root and although there is obvious skill there, it just doesn't...
  13. Thread: Matthew Ahmet

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    Apparently a nice guy, trains hard, with right...

    Apparently a nice guy, trains hard, with right intentions.....

    He's working very hard, friends have trained with him privately in UK and in China

    It's just a very British mindset of "right, I'm...
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    There's a lot of missing the moon for the finger....

    There's a lot of missing the moon for the finger.

    Ch'an, Wu, Yi

    Think about how many years the temple has been in peace rather than violence, now I'm not a historian but as far as I know, it's...
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    It's about knowing what works from first hand...

    It's about knowing what works from first hand experience; it galvanises everything you do when it comes to defending yourself. A huge proportion of BJJ and Muay Thai etc simply won't be effective...
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    In my opinion, if you want to learn how to fight...

    In my opinion, if you want to learn how to fight you have to go though the 'fire' as it were. If it's not something that really grabs you, I'd stay away from it to be honest. Sparring can give you a...
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    And Gene I actually have that mag so will look at...

    And Gene I actually have that mag so will look at that, thanks.
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    Okay, thanks guys. I am just looking for...

    Okay, thanks guys.

    I am just looking for ideas as that whole area is not really covered as openly as forms and other drills.

    I'm familiar with knocking arms, and I just wanted to ask if there...
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    Conditioning drills - Knocking arms etc

    Hi all,

    Just wanted to get some ideas on conditioning excersises....

    I'm familiar with knocking arms, can people advise me with some more that are commonly used? If there are any pics...
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    Ren, another question I wanted to ask is who in...

    Ren, another question I wanted to ask is who in your opinion is the most authentic Shaolin practicioner who is easily watchable online today?

    Shi Yong Zi comes to mind but let me know what you...
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    Thanks for the replies, so much information. ...

    Thanks for the replies, so much information.

    Ren are you Chinese yourself?
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    Hi ren, Here's the YanZi version, Mine...

    Hi ren,

    Here's the YanZi version, Mine deviates away after what looks like xu bu dan bian but I may be wrong.

    After xu bu I step back to gong bu with r leg forward, palm strike (as XHQ)...
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    Shaolin Liu He Quan

    Hi all,

    Just wanted to put a few pieces together for Liu He Quan which I've been working with for the last few months.

    Does anyone know the background of this form in it's Shaolin...
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    I think that's true, and one thing that i've...

    I think that's true, and one thing that i've picked up on is a misunderstanding of the training - there's still guys around in Shaolin classes who think that this curriculum with no application work...
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    Hi Goldenbrain, what is mac-dojo syndrome? Apple...

    Hi Goldenbrain, what is mac-dojo syndrome? Apple related?
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