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    Elements of Sapu by Bobbe Edmonds!

    A great time to sapu is when they are stepping forward. The timing must be perfect, but when it is, things go Stooges really fast for him. I also prefer a knee bump/bar to work at unbalancing them before the sapu. Of course, you could just work the ballistic sweep by turning the foot out and...
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    Is it likely???????????????????

    Statistically speaking, I would say that it is VERY UNLIKELY to run into a martial artist of sufficient caliber to affect the outcome of an physical altercation. Of course, anyone that is sufficiently skilled in wrestling, a common high school sport in the U.S., would have an advantage in a...
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    Why Silat?

    Wow. That must be a very common experience for folks coming into Silat. It sure mirrors mine. (not the SE Asia bit, but the general impression...)
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    Frank Masiello

    Wow. If that's not a positive endorsement, I don't know what is! Where are you located?
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    Guru Stevan Plinck's Big Las Vegas Sera Workshop

    Who's all going? I'm waiting for some last minute money to come through before I commit, unfortunately I have a trip to Seattle at the end of the month to plan *and save* for also.
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    need to vent

    Agreed. My stepbrother pulled that crap (while I went into the Navy, work my *** off, & am now finishing up two Bachelors degrees). It may hurt, as a mother, I'm a father now & I can only imagine what I'll do when that day comes when my girls say they know better. Tough love, dish it out!!! Be...
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    Open Handed Techniques and Broken Fingers

    That and it facilitates quick grapples and things like that. When I have an open hand and a spread thumb, I tighten the pinkie/ring/middle fingers upon impact.
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    The rant thread

    I believe it.
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    Knife Defense

    IMO, live blade training does have some merit, but IT SHOULD ONLY BE PRACTICED BY HIGH LEVEL PRACTITIONERS. One master than I know of has been quotes as saying that "for someone to be called a master of the blade and yet has never faced one, he isn't qualified for the title of blade master"...
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    Knife Defense

    Most knifers don't attack with the level of complexity of Piper or Sayoc-trained folks. Statistically, it just won't happen. I think training for the most probable attack styles will yield the most useful results, as far as applicable skill sets go. The standard FMA strike pattern, at least the...
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    Kalis Ilustrimo

    Thank You! Awesome!
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    What dog breed are you?

    Golden Retriever The Charmer Laid-back, sociable and well-groomed, you've got your own hip little pack of groupies who just love to be around you. You have a brain inside that adorable little head of yours, though you use it mostly to organize your hectic social calendar. You never poop out...
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    Human Weapon : Ninjutsu Episode featuring Budo Taijutsu!

    Yep. Having spent over a decade in the Bujinkan, I would fully agree with your assessment.
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    Okinawan karate question

    In Shobayashi Shorin Ryu we'd kick the makiwara with it but also kick the bottom of the heavy bag for a little different and perhaps more realistic angle. When properly conditioned it's very practical, especially since it's easier to apply when wearing shoes of all kinds, as opposed to using the...
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    Okinawan weapons advice

    I'd recommend any of the Kobudo stick work (bo, gusan, nitanbo, eku, etc) is great for practicality, sai is really fun since there are tons of variety in application.