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    Yin style has heel-toe stepping. They call it...

    Yin style has heel-toe stepping. They call it Lion Step in some branches. I'm pretty sure Sun style has heel-toe stepping, and it comes from Cheng! I believe this is supposed to be one of those...
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    Not familiar with Shaolin use of weighted...

    Not familiar with Shaolin use of weighted spheres, but poke around for info on stone locks, you may just stumble across something. :)
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    Well, technically speaking, it isn't called...

    Well, technically speaking, it isn't called alchemy. Alchemy is only a rough transliteration that we use for the Chinese term.
    Can you point to any studies which claim that Daoist "alchemy" is in...
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    Try doing searches on Acupressure and Tui Na.

    Try doing searches on Acupressure and Tui Na.
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    Li Hong's Shang Xingyi contains a Dui Jian form....

    Li Hong's Shang Xingyi contains a Dui Jian form.
    http://plumpub.com/sales/vcd2/coll_XYshang2.htm

    I believe San Cai Jian is one of the few (if not only) Northern jian sparring forms. Its first and...
  6. Thread: Haikido

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    Hapkido and Aikido. Where to begin? It is indeed...

    Hapkido and Aikido. Where to begin? It is indeed true that the Chinese script for both arts is the same, though they developed independently of eachother during a point in which there was some sort...
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    Personally I love the linear bagua. Don't get me...

    Personally I love the linear bagua. Don't get me wrong, nothing beats the circle-walking, but the post-heaven forms really show how bagua can be applied outside of the box (read: circle). That, and...
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    I understand that one of the biggest differences...

    I understand that one of the biggest differences between Bak Sing and Hung Sing is the curriculum -- being that Hung Sing's is comparatively very extensive, some branches including weapons as rare as...
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    I tend to side with the view that FLG does not...

    I tend to side with the view that FLG does not deserve to be persecuted as much as its followers claim to be, but also that it is a hypocritical movement led by a raving madman: Li Hongzhi....
  10. Thread: Roots

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    "Ba Shi Chuan" could also mean, roughly, "Eight...

    "Ba Shi Chuan" could also mean, roughly, "Eight Form Fist" which is found in some branches of Xingyi (Hebei Orthodox for one).

    "Lian Bu Quan" is a common set within Northern systems, but I've...
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    If it isn't too much trouble, would someone who...

    If it isn't too much trouble, would someone who can identify such things point out which parts of the clips are Bak Sing and which are Hung Sing? Being an outsider to CLF, I'm rather unable to...
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    For the most part, I agree with Mantis108....

    For the most part, I agree with Mantis108. However, my picks under the heading of "Kung Fu" would be:
    1) Northern Style
    2) Southern Style
    3) Internal Style

    Kung fu is the answer to all of your...
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    Ye gods...
  14. Thread: IQ test

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    No fair, the first one has bible questions in it!...

    No fair, the first one has bible questions in it! Common knowledge my ass!
    I somehow answered three of those, and I suspect there may be a fourth.

    Just when I go to call it quits, I find another...
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    Taikiken is a Japanese offshoot of Yiquan. Not...

    Taikiken is a Japanese offshoot of Yiquan. Not sure as to the literal translation.
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    Thank you Mantis108 for your thoughts. Having...

    Thank you Mantis108 for your thoughts.

    Having previously trained in the basics of more than one style of Hapkido, I can surely attest to the value of break-fall skills. In my personal experience,...
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    Thank for the replies. :) I am familiar with...

    Thank for the replies. :)

    I am familiar with Jack Wong's school website, which is the first place I saw mention of the form in question. I believe he teaches in the Surrey area. I intend on having...
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    Ground Mantis?

    Greetings! While not a Tanglang practitioner myself, I do have an interest in the CCK TJPM system, something I may look into at a later stage in my training.

    I've come across something...
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    If you can wade through the systematic...

    If you can wade through the systematic number-identified techniques which are often taught section-by-section and constantly test your memory, then Hapkido is a very effective and (by and large) very...
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    I'm a recovering asthma sufferer myself, and I...

    I'm a recovering asthma sufferer myself, and I don't have time to post much right now, but I will say this for starters: attacks are often triggered by hyperventilation (among things like allergens)....
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    I believe I recall an old pic of Arnie in his...

    I believe I recall an old pic of Arnie in his competition days flexing some weirdly "ball-like" biceps. It could be genetics, it could be something dangerous, I have no idea. :(
    One thing that I do...
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    Chameleon Kung Fu. Primary focuses include...

    Chameleon Kung Fu.
    Primary focuses include adaptability and flow in combat, stealth and climbing skills, standing still, and diligent practice in an attempt to train the eyes to look in different...
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    I believe the original scenario involved a katana...

    I believe the original scenario involved a katana and a dao, not a jian, thus all mentions of curvature being in any way relevant are moot. A Chinese broadsword/saber/dao has a curve -- at least the...
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    I've never heard of lifting after cardio being...

    I've never heard of lifting after cardio being dangerous. Care to elaborate? :confused:
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    Heh, I've also seen that one titled Wing Chun vs....

    Heh, I've also seen that one titled Wing Chun vs. Muay Thai. I think MMA or BJJ are more appropriate considering that takedown though. :D
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