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    I read though this entire thread waiting for the...

    I read though this entire thread waiting for the punchline. Nope, nothing.

    -c

    p.s. no pun intended.
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    You don't have a credit card? or know anyone that...

    You don't have a credit card? or know anyone that has one?

    It's not too late!

    :D
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    Selling my gim/straight sword

    A basic practice sword...

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=7129741608

    -crumble
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    You're an official ****** *******, now that song...

    You're an official ****** *******, now that song is in my head! Heh, maybe it's in yours, too.

    The Menards jingle is stronger than my kungfu.

    -c
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    Did you do the home depot thing? That's my fall...

    Did you do the home depot thing? That's my fall back.

    -c
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    Chicago folks: Buying a Staff?

    Any suggestions on a place to buy a good staff in town? It can be either a high-quality traditional waxwood (like the CMA guys tend to use) or a high-quality hardwood (like the Aikido guys tend to...
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    Did a quick google image search on "forearm...

    Did a quick google image search on "forearm muscles"... Pretty interesting stuff out there.

    Some highlights:

    This suggests most forearm muscles cross the elbow joint, but the thumb and index...
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    Warning: sunday afternoon psychobabble

    ...never mind, deleted...
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    Pulling moves are so important in IMA. But...

    Pulling moves are so important in IMA. But strength isn't emphasized as much as fast, adaptable technique. The goal is to be able to quickly shock the opponent with a pull, but not necessarily to...
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    30 mins

    Interesting, I think ~30 mins is a good amount of time, but I was told that the orbit moves much quicker. Seconds rather than minutes, even in the beginning stages.

    But 30 mins seems to be a...
  11. There's a baby in the bath water, but the bath...

    There's a baby in the bath water, but the bath water is very dirty and needs to be thrown out right away!

    True: it's dangerous to lead with a flanking maneuver, whether side stepping or hooking...
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    I agree with this answer the most so far. ...

    I agree with this answer the most so far. (Although I think Evolution Fist has something to say, I just don't get it yet ??? E-fist, could you take another stab at explaining?).

    I was told that...
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    Pretty much the same. Power: A) back leg moves...

    Pretty much the same.

    Power: A) back leg moves whole body, waist turns, spine straightens

    Power Transfer: B) elbow and shoulder moves to create best structure to transfer body momentum into...
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    Look out there's another one behind you! ...

    Look out there's another one behind you!


    P.S. Another great things about M. Choi's is you are taught by M. Choi. (Or not at all. Sometimes he needs to go on vacation :D )
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    Hey C-A, If you can find the book "That Summer...

    Hey C-A,

    If you can find the book "That Summer in Paris" by Callaghan Morley, it's a great read written by Hemingway's sparring partner in Paris. The guy was an amature boxer in...
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    I think it's fair to say that there is no...

    I think it's fair to say that there is no sparring early on. Mostly what we new students do are two man drills, which becomes close to sparring with a limited number of techniques as both sides get...
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    Thanks for my new signature!:

    Thanks for my new signature!:
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    Thanks guys. Good insight E-Fist!

    Thanks guys. Good insight E-Fist!
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    Yes, if they are doing "Warfare for Health" (tm)....

    Yes, if they are doing "Warfare for Health" (tm).

    Warfare for Health (tm) is a holistic approach to fitness and cunning. Based on ancient western military exercises, Warfare for Health (tm) gives...
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    Re: Ignore my old punching thread. New one (pic)

    Although in practice things will be moving too fast to "decide", I pick #4. The knuckles align with the forarm. The power will go in and do that with a small surface area. The important thing for #4...
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    I know you can't "get it" from a book. There...

    I know you can't "get it" from a book. There isn't an opportunity for correcting that a teacher provides. But a teacher can describe how, knowing that to "find" how is going to take one-on-one...
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    Is okay not to like his book?

    The book didn't do it for me. The character sketches were interesting, but the book was filled with lots of general statements "about" the arts. 300 pages and nothing concrete on "how". In the end,...
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    Sigh... Still laying the foundation. Thanks...

    Sigh... Still laying the foundation.

    Thanks for the description E-Fist. Any more details on how you train it? The stuff we're doing seems to be more rooted in the lower back and mid spine, but...
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    an interesting site...

    http://waterspirit6x8.tripod.com
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    Very good!!! KEANU...

    Very good!!!

    KEANU REEVES
    Just answer me one question. We're
    not going to find out that the real
    world is in another matrix, are we?...
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