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    How to understand a kata

    tension starts from the initial breakout into Sanchin dachi. Ok, how much tension are we talking about here? Relaxed and toned like when dropping into a "ready" stance or like muscles shaking, sweat dripping hold a 1/2 crunch for 20 minutes type tension? Please to remember I didn't get very...
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    How to understand a kata

    Addendum to armbar----I was Shown via demonstation, every kind of visual demontration you can possibly think of, how to do an arm bar. Repeatedly, as I calculate approx 1000X over 3 years. I had it done to me as well so I could feel my limbs move in the sequence I needed to repeat and that...
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    How to understand a kata

    Thank you all who gave me a place to at least start. I did read the whole thread but did not run down all the references and did not look for previous threads. I am trying to avoid going down blind alleys. There is SO much information presented in just this thread that I don't know what to...
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    How to understand a kata

    I was doing Karate, Gojyu Ryu, and like it a fair bit. What drove me Crazy was the lack of information I could pull out of the teachers. I Must Must understand the concepts behind what I am doing or I can not learn Anything, anything! I finally learned how to do an armbar and the offangle armbar...
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    Merry Christmas

    Merry Happy. I wish you all Light, Love and Joy. To love and be loved. Embrace the crazy.
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    Ken, please please come back

    Ken, please please come back
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    Hello Mon chere'. I needed to check this function on this site. It seems to function but only...

    Hello Mon chere'. I needed to check this function on this site. It seems to function but only selectively. :slapfight: <<< what can I say? Captain Obvious is at it again. Unreal. :s402: In any case, now that that little problem is sorted perhaps I can go back to debating on this forum. Or at...
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    Hi duck

    Hi duck
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    Apparently Global Warming is Offically Over now.

    BD, There is Science and then there is Propoganda. Now science is based on theories. Theories are tested by running experiments ( or not) and collecting Data. Once the data is collected it must be analysed. or Interpreted if you are heavily invested in a particular outcome. The King and Church...
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    Judo Students Required to Take Karate by Instructor?

    OMFG.......No, No, No.......anyone who has done any amount of real formal gymnastics training would watch the way one or two of those children planted, took off, broke form in flight and then fell out of the landing and then screeched at the monitor screen while hiding thier eyes. Just the...
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    Wado-ryu watered down version of shotokan ?

    I do the more circular Wado type and we certainly ( by we I mean the collective, not Me. I see little value in pounding the edge of my hand into a woden post) do body hardening. The strikes can leave nasty bruises and sting and the blocks while circular, can hurt like the dickens too. It depends...
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    Hello my dear, sweet sane Christopher. I hope you have concluded your search for someplace...

    Hello my dear, sweet sane Christopher. I hope you have concluded your search for someplace worthy of your skills. I hope this place will allow you brightness to shine through. I'm going to go hide on the other side of the looking glass till it's safe to come out. You can find me, as allways...
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    Bob? Uhhhhh yes. He who does all his own formatting and software design. :)

    Bob? Uhhhhh yes. He who does all his own formatting and software design. :)
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    A Question For Any Boxers On The Forum

    This is a timely discussion for me. I am having problems with karate striking. It just seems counter-intuative to me. The meachanics of theowing a western style boxing strike where the momentum starts from your feet and you use your hips and shoulder to really drive the punch through make sense...
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    Soooooo, this is what happened to my old Horse Forum format! Wow. I like this particular format...

    Soooooo, this is what happened to my old Horse Forum format! Wow. I like this particular format so much better, what do you think of it Chris? Can you guess what the new format at the Horse Forum looks like????? I'm glad to see Jenna back
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