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    The 'average guy on the street'

    First, I want to point out the difference between the username 7starmantis and 7-starmantis. I'm not trying to answer for 7-starmantis by any means, just wanted to comment on something you said. I can agree with the rank point, I hate it. I only wear mine out of respect for my Sifu, in fact I...
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    The 'average guy on the street'

    Thanks! Its good to see you still here, and Asst. Admin at that! Congrats!! :) All is well with me, just insane schedules. I'll drop in from time to time if you guys dont mind too much. I've had my CHL for 6-7 years now and I agree with what you said. And I have (and continue) to contemplate...
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    The 'average guy on the street'

    I'm not sure how I feel about this being the thread that pulls me out of retirement. :) However, I think the thing that is missing in this debate is, well no offense, but reality. If we are talking about frat guys trying to impress chicks that is one thing, but if your talking about defending...
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    Glocks nowhere to be found

    Well, I gave up looking for the 26 and actually found a place that had a 19 still and purchased it for myself and let my wife have the 26. Shot a box of ammo with it and really like it. shoots nearly identical to the 26 at least in my amateur hands. I was a little worried about concealability...
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    ATF Day

    Hah, no just celebrating with alcohol, tobacco, and firearms (not necessarily in that order). I'm all up for shooting up some compounds though!
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    ATF Day

    A local chapter group we belong to (my wife is running for VP) is scheduling an ATF day. I thought it was good enough to share here. We will schedule the day on a Saturday and will all get together early to get the full days celebrations in. ATF day will begin with group shooting at our local...
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    Glocks nowhere to be found

    This will show my naivety I'm sure, but are there legal issues or paperwork and such when buying or selling guns online? Do you guys purchase guns online and are happy with the results, etc?
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    Glocks nowhere to be found

    I went out this weekend to purchase a Glock 26 for my wife (CCW) and I found that none of the gun stores in my area had Glocks period, let alone the 26. One place had two larger Glocks, but it really surprised me. They said CCW handguns are flying off the shelfs and they can't keep them in...
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    What CMA do you Practice?

    Funny hearing all you guys talk about Cheng Sifu and Chung Sifu. I haven't been active on these boards in quite some time, but I never used to find anyone in my family on here back then. Its good to see you guys on here. Ninebird8, if you knew John Cheng back then you must have known my sifu...
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    Good Kung Fu Temple in Southern California?

    I am a student of Sifu Brandon Jones who is John Cheng's lifelong friend and kung fu brother under Raymond Fogg. I know Sifu Cheng and his top students very well. I agree with the last post about his skill. His school however is not a mix of different systems unless you mean different 7 star...
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    Crushing Step and Its Applications

    Very nice, I wish I could understand him though. Their form is very much like our with some technical differences, but I enjoyed the video very much!
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    Wanna join this Bak Mei school?

    You know there is nothing wrong with this type of training, but it can't be your only type of training. This website fits the stereotype perfectly. Its all marketing to the "fight club crowd" from the logo, down to the font chosen for the menu. As someone else said, "blood draws a crowd" and...
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    Shaolin Mantis clip

    Since we were talking about Brendan Lai I thought I would post a video of him doing a form to illustrate what I would consider proper 7 star mantis with understanding of the applications of the form. This is Meihua Quan or often called Mui Fa Kuen. 7sm
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    TCMA, practical, or art?

    Which is why we beat each other up all the time, right? :)
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    TCMA, practical, or art?

    I dont know, this seems like symantics, but without techniques your principles are useless. The truth is techniques through principles. I disagree completely with the idea that if your mind is ready technqiues will just flow out of you. Unless you have trained those techniques into your body...
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