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    Who is the most Impressive martial artis that you have personaly seen

    In no special order John Stover ( my first instructor and the one I was with the longest) Joe Lewis Dr. Ron Chap矇l AC Rainey Bill Chun, Jr. Larry Isaac Dr. Dave Crouch Cliff Stewart Ryan Angell
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    Sacred Cows in the Martial Arts

    Because if you're quoting who I think you are, he seems to get bent too easily about comments on his stuff, and I'm not trying to offend anybody or start a feud. You probably know the video I referenced. Watch it with honesty and ask yourself if the execution is good. I saw problems with balance...
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    Sacred Cows in the Martial Arts

    Watching the video of the person (who I believe) is being quoted reveals that his stances--every one demonstrated--needs work, especially in the balance department. And yeah, the feet need fixing.
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    Debut of Christian Kempo!

    South Korea has a large number of Christians, and I imagine when they move here, they remain so....
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    Sacred Cows in the Martial Arts

    "Neutral Bow, You Must have a perfect neutral bow.Your toes HAVE TO BE PARALLEL or you will be cast out of the club and excoriated because you didn't have you freakin toes parallel. The neutral bow may be uniqueish to Kenpo but it's just one of many stances, and besides, if you waste time...
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    Sorry about that full inbox, sir, I neglected to delete some old messages!

    Sorry about that full inbox, sir, I neglected to delete some old messages!
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    Master Bill Chun, Jr

    I'm not a student of Master Chun, but met him at a kenpo/kempo ohana in 2009. Since then, I've communicated with him through email and phone conversations several times, and he's always very willing to talk with me about pretty much anything, and is a very nice, humble man with a lot of knowledge.
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    Opinion of USSD

    I have visited two and have seen people who seemed to be having a hard time standing up and moving without falling down. I was also given the commercial hard sell and the usual BS. If I were you, I'd go elsewhere. Anywhere else.
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    Debut of Christian Kempo!

    Me too. I contrast this with Dr. Chap矇l's method (as well as the method(s) I originally learned) and at least to me, this one doesn't seem optimal.
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    Debut of Christian Kempo!

    I should've prefaced that by saying "from what I've experienced and understand". Since I haven't been in every Japanese school. Just going by the ones I've been in and been taught. But definitely saying "Kee-yah" irritates the hell outta me.
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    Debut of Christian Kempo!

    Me too, but not if they actually say "Kia". Kiai is supposed to start with a vowel. Or at least be something other than the word people think is kiai. But I get sidetracked. I wanna know about "Break Stance. Actually, I've read the descriptions and seen a video a while back, but would like to...
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    Debut of Christian Kempo!

    Okay, I see that one. Now, why the Break Stance stuff? (And maybe a brief synopsis of it, for those who haven't encountered the video or read anything)
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    Debut of Christian Kempo!

    Chris, why did you choose to use Chinese words like Sifu, Sigung, etc.? And for those who haven't encountered the "break stance" method, could you go into it a little?
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    Debut of Christian Kempo!

    When you get your voice back, could you elaborate, sir?
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    Clip of Soke John Stover with Bram Frank and Bobby Taboada

    John Stover was my first instructor.
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