Recent content by silatman

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    Doin the righty

    Just a little note, it turns out my instructor hasn't trained directly under Dan Inosanto, he has attended seminars and has trained under people trained by Dan. Sorry for any misleading information, it certainly wasn't intentional. Just needed to clear that up.
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    What were your toughest challenges as a student in your art?

    He tells me its purely a time issue, he and his wife are both physio's who each run their own practice in neighbouring towns, so I can see their problems. Plus they have two kids both under 4. I would find a way but he really seems content to cruise along and although the training is taken...
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    Alternative Structure to Black Belt Ranks

    I agree that you do want your peer group to work together for the benefit of all but i still don't see how elevating a group of black belts to an equal footing with the instructor will have any benefits at all. The instructor has had the same amount of training time as you have had in his system...
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    What were your toughest challenges as a student in your art?

    We have a student with the same problem, he has been graded once in the 18 months he has been training.
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    Sorry to everyone I offended...

    I'm an Australian so I've just been told to say sorry to a whole race of people that I don't even know Keep on posting dude, say what you mean and mean what you say people are bound to be offended about something that you say or do sometimes.
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    Alternative Structure to Black Belt Ranks

    My first question would have to be, Why do you want your students on your level? Have you run out of knowledge to share with them? Do they know more than you? I don't understand your reasoning behind wanting to change the relationship with them. My instructor runs a invitation only session...
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    Constant reminder of your training?

    Tattoo of a dragon posed in one of our entries holding our logo. Bought a tear to the eyes of my instructor when I showed him. Got it when I graded to black.
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    Wearing a ring during a fight.

    That would have to be the best advice I have seen or heard for a long time. Good work Brian.
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    Blackbelt Envy

    Thank you everyone for the posts, I have worked very hard on changing my personallity and I think just maybe that it is finally starting to work. It is nice to know that other people believe that my response was justified but I just felt so guilty for being angry with my instructor. I kept...
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    Blackbelt Envy

    I was first introduced to my current style of by my then brother in law. We trained together for nearly 4 years before he had a major mid-life crisis, the end result being that he cheated on his partner of 10 years, 3 kids, two houses 2 cars etc, he had it all and threw it away. This is not my...
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    Silat? ..how close it is to other styles? ...today!

    I study silat based on the mangangkebau system and have found that the biggest difference from other arts is that the silat takes ALOT longer to become proficient in due to the subtle nature of the techniques. To watch a good silat fighter you don't realize exactly how they are doing what they...
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    Wakeboarding

    Summer heat is good for one thing now at least!!
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    Wakeboarding

    Been getting hot here again lately and all my spare time seems to be going to loading up the mates 350 chev ski boat and heading down to the dam skiing, wake boarding, kneeboarding, couple of biscuits. I must admit that I am a new comer to this sport, but I am finding that I am picking it up...
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    Fancy Dress Parties

    A very good friend of mine is turning 30 and has decided that an 80's themed party is the way to go. This couple always have themed parties and everyone always makes a big effort and as such the nights are always a good laugh. The problem is that I am completely stuck for ideas this time...
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    How to make sparring sticks

    I've always just found old golf clubs or fishing rods and cut them to the required lenght, pushed them, lined with liquid nails adhesive into the round aeroflex foam insulation tube, sewed up a cotton cover for it then a couple wraps of tape for the hand grip. Never had one break, EVER. They are...
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