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    Traditional gongfu typically isn't 'systematic'...

    Traditional gongfu typically isn't 'systematic' in the same way modern styles of training might be, and most Shaolin practitioners don't receive the most basic of fighting theory before diving into...
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    The Chen, Hao, and Liu family folk masters...

    The Chen, Hao, and Liu family folk masters (amongst others) in Dengfeng are locally known and claim some association with Shaolin. Chang family martial arts in Henan is relatively famous as is the...
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    If you are interested in modern wushu, Beijing...

    If you are interested in modern wushu, Beijing Sports University is an excellent choice. If you go for a semester or two you might get put into the elective wushu classes for non-majors, or put you...
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    I haven't studied at Beijing Sports University...

    I haven't studied at Beijing Sports University but I worked/studied at Wuhan Institute of Physical Education, so they have similar programs. Your best best is to directly communicate with the...
  5. Thread: Basic Kicks

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rtChPB6NjJY

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rtChPB6NjJY
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    Which Shaolin basic kicks do you find most useful...

    Which Shaolin basic kicks do you find most useful in sparring?
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    I practice the randori method shown in the video...

    I practice the randori method shown in the video I posted, and I practiced it for 6 years in Japan.

    Part of writing articles and putting videos of yourself out there is taking criticism and...
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    If asking questions about the video you post...

    If asking questions about the video you post constitutes trolling, then why even post it?
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    Are you doing that outside kick as part of a...

    Are you doing that outside kick as part of a changquan taolu?
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=319tOnAYAe0 ...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=319tOnAYAe0

    Knife demos are typically pretty weak, no matter if it's a traditional gongfu guy or a BJJ guy, because they never show the techniques being practiced...
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    Which Aikido takedowns? Which strikes?

    Which Aikido takedowns? Which strikes?
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    Rikishi or sumotori are typically the words to...

    Rikishi or sumotori are typically the words to describe professional sumo players.

    I've only met a sumotori once, and the first thing I noticed was the pleasant smell.
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    Picked up the latest issue at the bookstore, glad...

    Picked up the latest issue at the bookstore, glad to see an article on the wuxingbafa, but I'm so surprised to find the very, very short version taught so widely in US schools teaching Songshan...
  14. Thread: Luohan Quan

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    Cool, thanks Shemmati! That helps clear things...

    Cool, thanks Shemmati!

    That helps clear things a little, but it's a little worrisome there's so little consensus on forms so widely practiced. I'll file these forms under 'assorted cool...
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    Best sanda/leitai events in the USA?

    This year I competed in the TBA Classic Muay Thai Expo, the largest Muay Thai tournament in North America. I was really impressed by how well the tournament was run, the skills and athleticism of the...
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    I've been spending my Christmas break starting to...

    I've been spending my Christmas break starting to consolidate my notes from the past 15 years on the various martial arts I've practiced. I apologize for the thread necro but I'm trying to compare my...
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    Just wanted to drop a note saying this is one of...

    Just wanted to drop a note saying this is one of (very) few video tutorials of traditional gongfu I can recommend. I would feel kind of silly learning a form from a video, but the application section...
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    There seems to be a lot of misinformation about...

    There seems to be a lot of misinformation about weightlifting and getting bulky.

    You cannot get big and bulky unless 1) you are on a specific body building routine, 2) eating like crazy, and 3)...
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    I think I just shed a tear.

    I think I just shed a tear.
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    What makes it "best so far"?

    What makes it "best so far"?
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    A basic, sound weightlifting routine is one of...

    A basic, sound weightlifting routine is one of the healthiest habits a person can pick up, but always seems the be the last thing a typical TCMA person wants to do.

    Weightlifting, if done over the...
  22. I have a book detailing the differences between...

    I have a book detailing the differences between many versions of baduanjin. "Draw the bow" is seen in mabu, reverse gongbu, and sitting...all of them exhale on the stretch. The movement also exists...
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    Hitting people as hard as you can in places where...

    Hitting people as hard as you can in places where it hurts to be hit. Ancient Chinese Secret.
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    No it's not.

    No it's not.
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    Which is worse: sleeping with students, or bad...

    Which is worse: sleeping with students, or bad spelling? Hmmmm....
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