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    As you may have guessed I am most certainly not a...

    As you may have guessed I am most certainly not a traditionalist. In fact I tend to distrust blind adherence to tradition in favor of application of reason to questions of practice.

    On this we...
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    Sorry I was not impressed. Honestly if I were...

    Sorry I was not impressed. Honestly if I were going to be impressed with anyone in the match it would have been the Kyokushin guy but even he wasn't amazing.
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    Honestly... it slipped my mind. Hard day at the...

    Honestly... it slipped my mind. Hard day at the office followed by wife's birthday celebrations. I'll get back to you after I watch it.
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    Um... yeah... and let us discuss it no more here...

    Um... yeah... and let us discuss it no more here lest it spread. ;)

    But, seriously, this is supposed to be a kung fu magazine forum. One would think that occasionally we'd actually, you know,...
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    Thanks Infrazael, I'll look at the vid when I get...

    Thanks Infrazael, I'll look at the vid when I get home tonight. ;)
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    In which case future innovation will allow for...

    In which case future innovation will allow for the reintroduction of it into martial arts, one way or another. That is neither here nor there about conditions, in martial arts, now.
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    The opportunities to hide in the shadows and grab...

    The opportunities to hide in the shadows and grab somebody from behind are rather infrequent in the modern world. To make it more organic start the sequence from a clinch or at least from a frontal...
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    Yeah, sorry about that... I got sidetracked...

    Yeah, sorry about that... I got sidetracked writing a novel. :o
    emphasis mine

    I am happy to see Xingyi getting attention though. It's actually one of the most logical and straightforward...
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    I have been quite interested in Xingyi within the...

    I have been quite interested in Xingyi within the sphere of my limited contact with it. It's a lot of fun to play and, linearity of attack aside has a few very effective footwork patterns that I was...
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    Well.... that third part... training is how one...

    Well.... that third part... training is how one does become a better martial artist. If I could do gongfu at work without my coworkers complaining I probably wouldn't spend any time here.
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    I'm just saying I've never seen anything in any...

    I'm just saying I've never seen anything in any source about Yiquan showing anything other than standing meditation.

    If there is footage of Yiquan practitioners doing something martial perhaps the...
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    My only issue with the models / students /...

    My only issue with the models / students / whatever for the mantis article aside from the ones directly related to technique were in the pictures where the woman was demonstrating aggressor positions...
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    I look forward to reading future articles by Jake...

    I look forward to reading future articles by Jake Burroughs. Definately the high point of what was a generally good issue.
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    You can find additional discussion of that issue...

    You can find additional discussion of that issue in this thread: here
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    And that is certainly a valid response to the...

    And that is certainly a valid response to the "Power of Yue Fei" article.

    However I don't feel that necessary excuses some of the tactics demonstrated in the mantis article. The fact is that an...
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    Review of November / December 2008 Issue

    Well I have finished the issue. I must say it was certainly a mixed bag of articles, as one would expect from a Xingyi special issue. Interesting issue all around.

    A few articles drew my...
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    Not my copy.

    Not my copy.
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