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    How to flow out of a pinned hand.

    This scientific method?
  2. drop bear

    How to flow out of a pinned hand.

    No idea. I am more of an advocate of using scientific method for the understanding of practical martial arts. Than an ideological approach. So if you chi sau betterthan him because of these principles then you should keep them. If you are being beaten then his principles have merit. You...
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    How to flow out of a pinned hand.

    I am not necessarily saying that move would would work. I wouldn't know.
  4. drop bear

    How to flow out of a pinned hand.

    Say old mate was doing chi sau. (Which I assume is the context) and is pulling off that move, regardless if it is core principles or not. Then you just have to deal with that.
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    How to flow out of a pinned hand.

    Which is completely limiting to understanding your martial art. If the core principles can be destroyed. Then they should be. What exactly is the benefit of preserving a principle that is broken?
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    How to flow out of a pinned hand.

    Not really. The whole point of coming up with new concepts is that they are not the old concepts. You test the idea and it works or it doesn't. If it works the core concepts are sound. And you have to figure out what those concepts are.
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    "Dont Rape" training...

    The same guy who also murders about 20 people a movie?
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    I am physically unable to relax my upper body during kata. Should I give up Karate altogether?

    I can't imagine tense is a deal breaker.
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    Beaten by a white belt.

    You should see some of our shark tanks. Some of the guys loose their minds. And it is set up so they don't do well. Martial arts is where you see people at their best and their worst. That is how character is built. It helped me stop making excuses for bring human. For having bad days or being...
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    Beaten by a white belt.

    MMA you are essentially training to loose in front of a thousand people. Including your friends and relatives. It isn't wrong to be invested in that. Or upset by it.
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    Beaten by a white belt.

    It is part of the process of getting rid of ego. You get tapped by white belts. People mock yo for it and you feel bad. Eventually you learn that it doesn't matter and sometimes people say silly things. Loosing is supposed to suck. That is part of the process.
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    Psycholoy of fighting

    Awareness is a good example of winning and loosing. Because someone trying to ambush you is trying to force you in to a position where you can't use your Awareness as effectively. Your battle is then to counter that.
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    Psycholoy of fighting

    Sort of. You have an objective and a whole bunch of problems to solve to reach that objective. So winning in self defense is a very important concept. In that you have to win all these little battles to achieve that objective.
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    Psycholoy of fighting

    That makes no sense. They pose for a photo looking tough. You can't get more of a manufacted interaction than a fighters face off/weigh in. Ok. The masks don't help. But by the time these guys have had fifty odd fights. They couldn't care less about their scary eyeball.
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    Psycholoy of fighting

    Make time. This is the point of all those soft skills people honk on about. Fights don't just happen. Something leads up to them. Even ambushes. And the more you can notice and control that. The less you find yourself suddenly getting headlocked and punched out of nowhere with no time to react.
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