JR 137's Recent Activity

  1. JR 137 replied to the thread The case for Judo as a self-defense system....

    Most things can be very good for self defense. It all depends on how you train it, how well you understand it, and how well you can...

    May 26, 2019 at 1:08 PM
  2. JR 137 replied to the thread Fun thread - if I were to do my kata in your style, how would it look?.

    Watching that video never gets old for me. My teacher has so many great stories about him. Everyone says as rest of a MAist as he was,...

    May 25, 2019 at 6:52 PM
  3. JR 137 replied to the thread was the instructor trying injure me?.

    I think some instructors think they’ll just figure it out on their own, unfortunately. Holding pads isn’t rocket science, but I’ve seen...

    May 25, 2019 at 5:17 PM
  4. JR 137 replied to the thread Journey to a new style....

    All the founders of the major karate systems today - Shotokan, Goju Ryu, Wado Ryu, et al all had multiple teachers. Many had more than...

    May 25, 2019 at 4:04 PM
  5. JR 137 rated gpseymour's post Agree in the thread Journey to a new style....

    I think calling it a cult mentality may be overstating the issue, HH. I think in most cases, folks who say "you can't train in something...

    May 25, 2019 at 3:49 PM
  6. JR 137 replied to the thread My workout tonight..

    Keep your hands up when you kick. When you’re punching, bring your hands back closer in chamber, so to speak. Not the traditional hand...

    May 25, 2019 at 9:54 AM
  7. JR 137 replied to the thread was the instructor trying injure me?.

    I’m going to play devil’s advocate for a minute here... New students should be taught how to properly hold pads. It shouldn’t be “here...

    May 25, 2019 at 9:41 AM
  8. JR 137 replied to the thread Hello from Dallas.

    Nice to meet you. What do you train in? How long? I know some of the answers from the other thread. I’m just trying to start a dialogue.

    May 25, 2019 at 9:35 AM
  9. JR 137 replied to the thread Is this Kyokushin school a mcdojo?.

    Welcome aboard. Please stick around and get involved in our usual tirades :) Kyokushin and offshoots don’t have a big enough presence...

    May 25, 2019 at 8:37 AM
  10. JR 137 liked DKK's post in the thread Is this Kyokushin school a mcdojo?.

    I was checking the net and stumbled on this site. I have seen it before couple of years ago or maybe something similar. Very good site...

    May 25, 2019 at 8:27 AM
  11. JR 137 replied to the thread What do you do to help remember your curriculum?.

    But in those 3 ways, you’re doing the same exact thing - putting your forearm against the carotid artery. From the front, from the back,...

    May 24, 2019 at 9:34 PM
  12. JR 137 liked CB Jones's post in the thread A more realistic one-punch man.

    You need at least sixteen pigs to finish the job in one sitting, so be wary of anyman who keeps a pig farm. They will go through a body...

    May 24, 2019 at 9:28 PM
  13. JR 137 liked Buka's post in the thread Fun thread - if I were to do my kata in your style, how would it look?.

    William Oliver was one hell of Karate man. It's difficult to watch him without getting all psyched up. What an inspiration he was. And,...

    May 24, 2019 at 9:26 PM
  14. JR 137 replied to the thread Fun thread - if I were to do my kata in your style, how would it look?.

    This is what kata is supposed to look like in Seido, as performed by the late, great Shuseki Shihan William Oliver. 4th dan kata Kanku....

    May 24, 2019 at 6:26 PM
  15. JR 137 liked Bill Mattocks's post in the thread What makes your primary style primary.

    Isshinryu is my only style. It's perfect for me.

    May 24, 2019 at 6:13 PM