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    How do you buck somebody off of you?

    +1 for what Empty Hands said, I believe what you're looking at is a bridge. Bring your knees up, feet tight to to, and push up with your hips. You can aim straight overhead, or to the left or right, depending on circumstances. It's not the easiest move out there, its almost all muscle strength...
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    How to relax while striking?

    slow down. I mean really slow down. as a drill, take a technique and work it at maybe quarter speed, tops. Its easier to spot tension points and consciously relax them. I find this to be the greatest tool in the training regime available. You can spot technical errors, posture problems, breath...
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    Bolt on arts

    My view might have been skewed, having my foundation in one of these bolt on arts. It was always stressed that anything else you needed or wanted would slide right in, or out of it (Tracy Kenpo). It was a mindset we were constantly aware of. We did alot of inschool crosstraining, different...
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    Are pressure point strikes practical?

    I distantly echo Tellner and Xue's sentiments. They don't work on everyone, and the points do move around alot form body to body. It's worthwhile to know where the more common ones are, but don't put the cart before the horse. If you happen to catch one, bonus! But don't hold out waiting for...
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    A Lifetime In the Arts.

    To take the questions in order. 1: I would say yes and no, it may only take a few years to learn the art, but a lifetime to make it yours. Constant revision, development, refinement, introspection etc. The art you learn is never the art you know. 2: I don't believe so, I feel that looking at...
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    Too deadly for competition rant

    Just to add, I do train the more lethal techniques, but I also maintain a firm foundation of less lethal basics, because not every SD scenario justifies lethal force. Also in the tool box is "sport friendly" stuff too. like the spinning stuff, and a big chunk of the judo/jujitsu. Stuff thats fun...
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    Too deadly for competition rant

    The moment someone utters those words, I put as much distance between myself and them as possible. If they are so uber powerful that they can't "horse" around, then they are a ticking time bomb, ready to esssplode in a shower or "teh rainbow roxxorz". Fools. If you can't horse around without...
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    Training Philosophies

    1: Absolutely! To me it means that you will revert to the things you have trained, and the things you have trained the most. I train/teach in a kind of backwards approach. I focus more on the offensive battery, reasoning that under pressure, these movements will the be what the body defaults to...
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    Your opinion is needed

    It may have alot to do with the balance thing, but your right hand is all over the place. It seems to be a counterweight? Otherwise, like Terry said, chamber chamber chamber. A Quick dirty kick is alright to have every once in a while, just don't let it become the dominant weapon. But only a...
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    A very intriging question

    I think it stems from overt commercialization. And Sheeple. People dont' want self defense, or a martial art. they want something that looks like a martial art. They crave the self approval and false recognition of peers. They need to appear to be involved in self defense or martial arts...
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    Considerations?

    I think the Truth is as subjective as the interpretation we see now. As posited, a particular GM laid out his system, technique by technique. All very solidly thought out, perfected and canonized. But what makes those techniques work, universal Truth?, or a uniquely biological quirk that his...
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    Passing Judgement on other styles...

    That's my personal goal. I have been guilty of dismissing something out of hand, but I try to at least see it/try it before I give it a thumbs down. I guess I am not very picky, I'll try anything once. If it seems halfway workable, I'll try to figure it out and extract what I need/want from it...
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    Army+Keysi+Kyokushin Question

    I'm with Terry. Tis probably not (read here I know its not) a good idea to go to BCT with the noodle full of notions that you know MA better than what they'll teach you. There's no faster way to earn a ticket to painville. Just go, learn what they teach you, its halfway decent for how long you...
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    Thoughts on private lessons

    I live on private training, both giving and getting. I've dropped some serious coin to spend a few hours absorbing info from some wonderful guys, I've also gotten away with a song or traded knowledge. For what I teach, I just try to get enough to cover the gas to get to the student, and maybe...
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