View Poll Results: Do you use the roller bar and jow on a daily basis?

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  • No, and it's not necessary (did Fedor, Liddel or Jackson use one?)

    5 55.56%
  • Yes, but I don't think it's necessary.

    1 11.11%
  • No, but I think it's integral to making your kung fu work.

    1 11.11%
  • Yes, and I think it's integral to making your kung fu work

    2 22.22%
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Thread: Daily Roller Bar Use....

  1. #1
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    Daily Roller Bar Use....

    Please nobody get defensive about this poll, because in no way do I intended to judge anyone's kung fu by their answers. Though I think we all know it, I will just precede this poll by admitting I'm obviously the least skilled and worst conditioned of everyone here on the forum. I don't do it myself. I was just curious how many here on the forum use the roller bar to condition their forearms on a daily basis?
    I was on the metro earlier, deep in meditation, when a ruffian came over and started causing trouble. He started pushing me with his bag, steadily increasing the force until it became very annoying. When I turned to him, before I could ask him to stop, he immediately started hurling abuse like a scoundrel. I performed a basic chin na - carotid artery strike combination and sent him to sleep. The rest of my journey was very peaceful, and passersby hailed me as a hero - Warrior Man

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    Wow, anyone else here besides these crickets I hear?

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    forearms? No. I use it on my shins!
    Yeah, I also use it on my arms, but I am not consistant, I must admit.
    "My Gung-Fu may not be Your Gung-Fu.
    Gwok-Si, Gwok-Faht"

    "I will not be part of the generation
    that killed Kung-Fu."

    ....step.

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    no. I condition through repeated striking of surfaces.
    I used to use a staff for rolling the shins, now I kick the stuffing out of the bottom of the heavy bag where it's become a little more concrete like. lol

    rolling and hitting with wire works though. They take about the same amount of time to get the conditioning set.
    Kung Fu is good for you.

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    I roll my arms as well as my shins.

    I also use a wire hitter to tap my entire body.
    Mouth Boxers have not the testicular nor the spinal fortitude to be known.
    Hence they hide rather than be known as adults.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dale Dugas View Post
    I also use a wire hitter to tap my entire body.
    I will never be able to un-think that image...

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    we use the roller bar for more than simple conditioning.
    It is used primarily for power development. How you roll it, how you snap the arms to throw it to your partner, how you catch it, how you rotate your arms and train your bridge and alignment, etc.
    "My Gung-Fu may not be Your Gung-Fu.
    Gwok-Si, Gwok-Faht"

    "I will not be part of the generation
    that killed Kung-Fu."

    ....step.

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    Wow, interesting. Thanks for participating. You guys all seem to consider conditioning of some kind important for your art to work. Maybe one day I'll get motivated, lol....
    I was on the metro earlier, deep in meditation, when a ruffian came over and started causing trouble. He started pushing me with his bag, steadily increasing the force until it became very annoying. When I turned to him, before I could ask him to stop, he immediately started hurling abuse like a scoundrel. I performed a basic chin na - carotid artery strike combination and sent him to sleep. The rest of my journey was very peaceful, and passersby hailed me as a hero - Warrior Man

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    Quote Originally Posted by Faruq View Post
    Wow, interesting. Thanks for participating. You guys all seem to consider conditioning of some kind important for your art to work. Maybe one day I'll get motivated, lol....
    Important? I think the term is VITAL. Without conditioning, you doubt yourself and your tools, and if you have doubt you have hesitation. At that point you are better off taking up cross stitch or golf.
    -Golden Arms-

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    without conditioning, your Kung-Fu is empty.
    Can you truly say you can do a tiger claw, if you haven't trained and developed your hands/fingers/grip?
    Can you truly say you have a strong bridge, when you haven't strengthened/ forged,etc your forearms?
    What about your horse?
    Your core muscles?
    Your flexibility?
    No conditioning, then you are just playing.
    "My Gung-Fu may not be Your Gung-Fu.
    Gwok-Si, Gwok-Faht"

    "I will not be part of the generation
    that killed Kung-Fu."

    ....step.

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