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  1. Uncle

    Tkd & hkd

    Clearly you've not been following along. So you're saying every situation calls for deadly force? Funny because if that were the case almost ever hapkido practitioner would be behin bars after defending themselves as deadly force is rarely required. Now you're just hilarious. pretty sure I'm...
  2. Uncle

    Whew, it's been too long.. .

    Well it's good to meet you! Hope you're glad to meet those of us new to the forum too :D
  3. Uncle

    90% of fights go to the ground...

    Sorry my last post was screwed up by autocorrect. I believe you missed the point of his point.
  4. Uncle

    90% of fights go to the ground...

    I believe you ,issued the point of his post.
  5. Uncle

    Tkd & hkd

    The implied rule that since we were testing out skills against each other there would be no interference. That we would be nice enough to follow society's rules by not killing each other. That we would call 911 or drive the other to the hospital if either person required immediate medical...
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    Tkd & hkd

    and then your department gets slapped with a lawsuit for excessive use of force. If you have three knife wielding attackers which joint lock to use is the least of your worries. And yes the toolbox analogy is a good one. And what I am saying is that if a framing hammer works for a wider variety...
  7. Uncle

    What Martial Arts Book are you reading now

    Mixed martial arts: the book of knowledge by BJ Penn Best martial arts book I've ever read and I've read plenty.
  8. Uncle

    Tkd & hkd

    As I have said probably about five times by now. I am not criticizing hapkido as a whole but a certain style of techniques within hapkido. I have the same criticism of the same and similar techniques aikido and certain traditional jujitsu ryus.
  9. Uncle

    Tkd & hkd

    Actually that would make a perfect example of a technique which is between the two so it gives a few points to work with. The technique is one which is not as high percentage or gross motor as something like a double leg takedown yet at the same time it fills a different role. It works well...
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    90% of fights go to the ground...

    Land this is one thing I think the Gracies lost with their overreliance on the ground. Judo at least has a balance of standup and ground fighting but the Gracies thossed almost half of the curriculum in favoring the ground. The result is that when they grapple against other styles which are...
  11. Uncle

    Traditional Karate

    So far as I've seen Uechi ryu seems to be the most traditional. Kanbun Uechi went to study in China and created Uechi ryu. It's very traditional in its approach to training and conditioning and the style has been left relatively unchanged from its roots in Chinese martial arts until today...
  12. Uncle

    Tkd & hkd

    Sorry folks my Internet was down. Anyway I was not criticizing hapkido as a whole but a certain section of its techniques. Some folks need to read before taking instant offense. I quoted this above section because it has definite relevance to what I was saying with regard to certain hapkido...
  13. Uncle

    90% of fights go to the ground...

    Exactly. Lies, damn lies, and statistics :D
  14. Uncle

    Tkd & hkd

    Exactly because it's not about this... It's about the fact that gross motor skills are more reliable and ones which go after the core/legs or secure the arm better work better against trained opponents and under adrenaline or exhaustion. Compare for example hijishime from aikido and standing...
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    Holding back too much

    It's just something you have to learn. As your coordination gets better you'll be able to provide them with more precise and powerful attacks while keeping things safe. Just keep in mind that it is not only an opportunity for them to react against you. It is an opportunity for you to practice...
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