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    Interesting Modern Movie With Bagua, Xingyi, Tai Chi and Wing Chun

    I got a copy of the latest Ip Man movie (The Grandmaster) from a buddy of mine and I have to say It was really impressive. The story was decent but the thing that got to me was the impressive amounts of internal arts shown in the movie. The fight scenes were obviously over done (much liek an...
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    Kai Sai PAkua Information Please Help!

    Anyone out there train in Kai Sai Pakua? I have been trainging for about a year now and recently got to meet with my teacher after a few months off due to knee surgery. I am looking to get as much reading information on the Kai Sai Method of Pakua that can. My teacher is currently looking...
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    Thinking About Taking Up Judo...What Do I Need To Know?

    So to start hello everyone my name is Adam. I have been down in the Chinese Martial Arts forum for a long time and recently I have learned that my current Kung Fu teacher is leaving the area so im at a crossroads. First let me give you a little info on me: I have trained in 7 Star Praying Mantis...
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    Bagua Knee Problems\Injuries

    Hey everyone, its been awhile since i posted. I have been recovering from a minor surgery on my right knee about 7 months ago. Since then I havent been able to practice much of any martial arts :/....during my down time and recovery I have been thinking really hard about it and out of everything...
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    How long to Black Belt?

    this has always been a topic that bounces around in my head. I personally am at what most would consider a green belt level (I train 7 Star Praying Mantis KungFu) I have been training with my current Sifu for almost 4 years now (So I average about a belt a year but I only get to train once a...
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    Bagua again

    i miss my training in Bagua. I havent been able to train since my minor surgery on my knee and getting over a back injury. Im just starting to get back into being able to do forms (spent almost an hour and a half doing nothing but Bung Bo, Shaolin 8 Step and Long Fist 1) as well as some of the...
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    To defend myself, do I need to carry a weapon?

    I have worked as a bouncer for many years and trained in a few different styles of self defense and I will tell you this....a weapon always escalates any situation (good or bad). I have never carried a knife on myself unless I am camping or hiking. I feel in a situation where you might need it...
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    Curious About Ninjitsu.....info?

    Hello all, I have been lurking in the Chinese Martial Arts forum for awhile and after thinking about it i just wanted to ask some people that train in it.....what it actually is? I understand (atleast I think I do) that "ninja" isnt just fighting but so many other aspects such as survival...
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    Style I Saw In a Movie....wondering what it is?

    Anyone ever see "The Legend Of Drunken Master" ? Its teh second drunken master movie that Jackie Chan was in. Classic and one of my favorites but something has always interested me....at the end of the movie when he is fighting in the forge the final bad guy seems to have a style that revolves...
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    Does TKD make you stiff so you Kungfu looks bad?

    I took TSD many many years ago (I was around 12-14 years old and only got as high as green belt im currently 27 years old) and I had the same problem when I began studying CMA. It was as if the stiffness followed me :(...but my teacher was able to pick it out almost instantly. He taught me how...
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    Self Study Strategy & Resources

    im gonna give you my honest truth behind this idea...and that would be dont ever train yourself. Im sorry but you cant...you def wont get the same experience that you would from learning off of a teacher or even a 1-2 year WC student. I always thought that it would be easy to learn a martial art...
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    Books on Seven Star Mantis?

    Anyone out there know of a good series of books I can get on Seven Star Mantis? I want to expand my kung fu book reading and am really looking for a good book or two (or series) in English that is recommended? Anybody know of any? I have so many good books on other styles that interest me, but...
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    How Do You Feel About Sparing??

    Yes Rick has brought this up a few times and he said we will be going over it but once i a little more knowledge under my belt. I only see him once a month and he really gives me a lot of stuff to study and practice and it has come up once or twice. I enjoy drills and practicing techniques...
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    How Do You Feel About Sparing??

    I dont usually spar with friends....like i said it just kind of happened. I ran circles around him (hes a big guy) and i wasnt doing it to show off to them, it just kind of happened....lol. I have done sparring in the past with a good friend whom I use to be a bouncer with. He has been training...
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    How Do You Feel About Sparing??

    An interesting "event" happened to me this past saturday and I just wanted to get some of my fellow martial arts pracitioners and masters out there your opinions on this. Do you teach/participate in sparing? Let me explain my reason for bringing this up... This past saturday I was at my close...
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