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  1. KabutoKouji

    Tai Chi book/video/blog recommendations?

    https://www.amazon.com/Tai-Chi-Chuan-Martial-Applications-ebook/dp/B01I3O8L28 (for transparency I do practice with YMAA)
  2. KabutoKouji

    What nonfiction book are you currently reading?

    I think I would probably like their early stuff - I should probably check it out
  3. KabutoKouji

    What nonfiction book are you currently reading?

    tbh I never really did, though I know their lead singer is a massive Misfits/Samhain/Danzig fan so that's cool
  4. KabutoKouji

    Yang Taiji Application Project

    in my TJJ class we are also putting a serious emphasis on trying to use it's applications at real speed and 'live' situations as much as possible. One thing I will say is that once you are in the throw position we use Grasp Sparrows Tail left for (if you can manage to grab the arms etc quick...
  5. KabutoKouji

    Wrist lock names?

    in YMAA I believe anything with the 'Z shape' is called the 'Universal angle' or something
  6. KabutoKouji

    May be time to let it go

    when I practice the first part of Yang Long form - I do it 5 times, the first 3 or 4 as slow as I can manage and then the last 'fast' or mediumish but with fa jin. Master Yang Jwing Ming believes that once it has been slowed down as much as you physically can, it should be speeded up (not that...
  7. KabutoKouji

    What nonfiction book are you currently reading?

    basically been reading any decent books I can about the history of punk and or hardcore - I've read the Harley Flanagan one, the X one and the Brendan Mullen one.
  8. KabutoKouji

    Grip strength training.

    dunno the proper term, but the 'dropping the big brick and catching it with your fingers' one :p
  9. KabutoKouji

    Why does MMA name their kicks this way?

    yes I have noticed this - I can't remember off hand, but there's a guy in work who watches MMA fights constantly and when he describes a kick someone did, I almost never understand his terminology untill I see a video of the kick in question. One that particualry surprised me was how pretty much...
  10. KabutoKouji

    Favorite martial arts site?

    yes I have never trained in any Karate, but I really find his videos great, especially the Okinawan stuff - I also like Kung Fu Tea/Chinese Martial Studies blog, and of course the esteemed bastion of culture which this forum is :p.
  11. KabutoKouji

    Training for tendons, ligaments, and joints.

    I know I always bang on about it - but there is a Qi Gong Coiling Set which is very good for strengthening tendons IMO. However only one of the movements in the set (the final one) would be useful for tendons in your knee.
  12. KabutoKouji

    What Kind Of Martial Arts Do You Do?

    Lien Bu Quan was one of the Goshu (sorry if wrong spelling) institute patterns wasn't it? - it has lots of different stuff in it I think - even Hsing-I - personally I love the form.
  13. KabutoKouji

    What Kind Of Martial Arts Do You Do?

    v interesting - I've only done the first part of Lien Bu Quan and Tan Tui 1 and 2 so far, and Four Golden Points etc., and also the first part of Yang TaiJiJuan form.
  14. KabutoKouji

    What Kind Of Martial Arts Do You Do?

    What forms do you do in Longfist - Tan Tuis and Lien Bu Quan, Gong Li Quan etc ? Thanks
  15. KabutoKouji

    Favorite Martial Arts Movies

    I also massively enjoy Bloodsport and Best Of The Best, cheesy at they may be :p
  16. KabutoKouji

    What Kind Of Martial Arts Do You Do?

    originally ITF TKD now practice White Crane, Longfist and TaiJiJuan (YMAA) we are starting to do a bit of Sanda and Shiao Jaou (im sure thats spelt wrong) now too
  17. KabutoKouji

    Favorite Martial Arts Movies

    Drunken Master, Hand Of Death, Prodigal Son
  18. KabutoKouji

    Joe rogan and gsp podcast

    I also like how excited Joe gets when anyone uses a technique based from a TMA background in a fight
  19. KabutoKouji

    Intermediate Tae Kwon Do Forms

    I thought they looked very good overall - I would exaggerate the chamber of a front kick more though in a pattern, but then again that depends on schools/dojangs etc.
  20. KabutoKouji

    Joe rogan and gsp podcast

    I very liked it - that is the method we were taught in ITF to chamber our side kicks - though tbh we were taught to be a bit more chambered (i.e. before releasing from chamber the hip is completely sideways already/parallel to the ground, and to try to bring that knee as close to the opposite...
  21. KabutoKouji

    GM Jhoon Rhee has died

    I saw him at Sydney Olympics I think. at the time though I did not know ennough about to him to be as impressed as I should have been, reading about him since and watching 'When TaeKwonDo Strikes', I have realised he was a cool guy :(.
  22. KabutoKouji

    Hello all

    welcome
  23. KabutoKouji

    Peng energy

    ok is 'Peng' the one that is often pronounced as 'Pong'? - if so IMO a good thing to improve it is to practice 'Embrace Moon To Chest' regularly, I know I list that exercise as the answer to everything, but I really do think it is beneficial. I think also learning to know the feel of when the...
  24. KabutoKouji

    Back side kick

    I never did that kick with the toes pointing downwards in (what was ITF) TKD, but in my Longfist class we have, however I'm not sure if it's a Longfist syllabus thing, or just practicing kicks in general
  25. KabutoKouji

    Heyyy

    welcome
  26. KabutoKouji

    Was Oyama fake?

    I must read that Nicholas Pettas book - I liked him from presenting Imagine-Nation on NHK before I knew he was Kyokushin
  27. KabutoKouji

    Hello all

    Welcome
  28. KabutoKouji

    Training exercise to strengthen tendon and ligaments

    Coiling Set Qi Gong certainly seems to help me in this respect - though most of it is mainly only for the upper body, the last two movements do target the knees and hips though
  29. KabutoKouji

    ThePinkMan

    he seems to have lots of wrestling photos on his walls - maybe he did that?
  30. KabutoKouji

    2 years form progression

    I used to love coming down from that side kick into the elbow smash :)
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