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    teaching tegumi?

    "I'm all for crosstraining and integrating. I just don't see the purpose of claiming kata has everything." I agree. I think that each student has to take responsibility how he can use his karate effectively FOR HIM. I never believed that anything is "hidden" in the kata. This is something that...
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    Uechi vs Kempo...My dilemma

    Quote : "I do feel practicing on a bag or pads for kicks and punches let's a student know how effective and powerful these applications can be and whether they are doing them properly. Am I wrong in this assumption? " Absolutely not. But, I would prefer to do the bag-makiwara work outside of...
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    Uechi vs Kempo...My dilemma

    I agree as well. It is how you train and especially how you learn the bunkai. I feel sparring and self defense ar different things. The more you spar the better you get at sparring. I think that can be accomplished by sparring as often as possible with whomever you can. When you begin to spar...
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    Uechi vs Kempo...My dilemma

    You mentioned that the class is a 12 week sparring/mma class. I'd wonder if this class is fundamentally different than the regular kempo curriculum. If the emphasis is on sparring then it makes sense to cross train with them in sparring and mma at times and keep uechi as your base style. I am...
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    Hip replacement comeback?

    "There is an older gentleman at my judo club who had a double-hip replacement. At one point he could not climb stairs. When he was absolutely fed up, he contacted the instructor at my club. Some time later I joined the club and grappled on the ground and did standup with him. I had no idea he...
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    Hip replacement comeback?

    Range of motion is as good as before the hip went bad in most directions, although I can't cross that leg comfortable. I can kick as before but with less power. Kata training is not compromised too much. I have days where it feels weak and ocasionally i get what can only be described as...
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    Hip replacement comeback?

    I began small circle jujitsu in 2005 after 15 years in karate and loved it. It was a great addition crosstraining thing and it was a much more practical art than karate. In late 2006 I had total hip replacement and have returned to karate but not JJ. I am wondering if people have had similar...
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    Hip replacement comeback?

    I began small circle jujitsu in 2005 after 15 years in karate and loved it. It was a great addition crosstraining thing and it was a much more practical art than karate. In late 2006 I had total hip replacement and have returned to karate but not JJ. I am wondering if people have had similar...
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