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  1. punisher73

    Why doesn't boxing, wrestling, and most Western fighting sports suffer from the Mcdojo phenomenon?

    https://titleboxingclub.com/ The popular one in our area. Many people join martial arts schools that don't focus on fighting and focus on the other reasons that people enjoy doing physical activities. There are schools that don't focus on just the fighting aspect of a martial art. Some...
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    Why doesn't boxing, wrestling, and most Western fighting sports suffer from the Mcdojo phenomenon?

    I would say that boxing does suffer from the "McDojo" phenomenon if you look at it a certain way. There are "fitness boxing" gyms popping up all over the place and are probably more readily available than an actual boxing gym. I have heard many people talk about going there and "learning to...
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    The elusive Self Defence Version of Gracie Jiu Jitsu

    Some good advice, but also advice given from some people who weren't exposed to BJJ/GJJ in the very early days. There was definitely a "self-defense" curriculum that used to be taught in Brazil by the BJJ/GJJ lineages. Royce Gracie published a book on the Gracie Self-Defense techniques. If...
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    Controversial Reports About Bruce Lee

    Fun fact: Bruce Lee had an undescended testicle and was ineligible for US military service. https://www.history101.com/the-little-known-reason-bruce-lee-was-rejected-by-the-military/
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    Controversial Reports About Bruce Lee

    The newest Bruce Lee "scandal"...
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    Does punching vertically really decrease the chances of breaking your hands? How do you do so when you hit that way?

    Vertical vs. Horizontal? I think the weapon should contour the target area and goal of the strike. For example, if I am punching under the chin the strike will have the palm facing me. If I am punching to the bladder, the palm will still be facing me, but oriented downwards. There are...
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    Questions regarding authentication

    I know I'm gonna do a little bit of a thread necro here. Just to try and clarify for myself: Hatsumi published the "Togakure Ryu Ninpo" book in the early 80's. Based on reading through here, it sounds like that was the "banner" that was being used at the time and the things explained and...
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    Modernization of Ninjutsu

    I think we are more in agreement than disagreement with the point I was trying to make. I didn't say that there was no transfer of skills to a closely associated environment. Nor did I say that it couldn't be adapted or used. The context of what I was saying is that when you transfer an art...
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    Modernization of Ninjutsu

    Didn't say they didn't. Rickson's point was that (at the time of his interview/experience) bystanders didn't get involved at all in Brazil and he felt that they did in the US and didn't want to risk going to the ground because of that.
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    Modernization of Ninjutsu

    I should have been more clear on my usage and discussion of the term, "RBSD" and elaborated a bit more. Those guys (the ones you mentioned) developed a "civilian self-defense" model appropriate for more modern times and use that term to describe it. My reference was to those instructors who...
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    What to do during a police encounter...

    You are mostly correct. You are correct that the Constitution is above state laws. Everything else after that is wrong in regards to stopping and identifying. Amendment IV "The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and...
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    What to do during a police encounter...

    There are some nuances that vary state to state that could get you into trouble if you think that they can only make you ID yourself if you committing a crime. Many states that have "shall ID" laws list 3 circumstances: 1) You did commit a crime 2) You are suspected of committing a crime and...
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    Jun Fan Gung-Fu (techniques and drills)

    I was thinking the same thing that you posted. A whole lot of work trying to translate Bruce's given Chinese name to find a deeper meaning.
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    Modernization of Ninjutsu

    I don't want to put words in Mr. Parker's mouth, so I am sure he will correct me if I am interpreting this wrong. In reference to historical context vs. modern: Yamabushii talked about training against a boxer's jabs and crosses. This is the whole point...ninjutsu would not have been designed...
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    JKD/Jun Fan/Concepts? Bruce Lee himself?

    It is a lengthy answer, but I'll try to summarize based on what I have come across researching things through the years. To answer question #1, I will post a direct quote from Dan Inosanto: While Bruce Lee was alive, there were only three individuals who were ever certified and authorized by...
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    I no longer care about Jeet Kune Do

    I agree. I see it all the time in MA's where a student stops learning as an instructor is refining their art. They don't like the refinements or want to learn something new and then claim that the new stuff wasn't the "real stuff".
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    I no longer care about Jeet Kune Do

    Unsupported Claim: Bruce Lee fought and taught many champions who were his students. Boxing champions in the military and National Judo Champions. Fact: There were only 3 students who studied with Bruce Lee were authorized to pass on his JKD tradition. 1) Taky Kimura-no martial arts...
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    I no longer care about Jeet Kune Do

    I know he can't see this reply, but I'm putting it on here for others. I don't think that they were purposely lying about their background or that their students intentionally did. I did this with my own instructor. I heard something from other students and repeated it as fact when it was...
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    I no longer care about Jeet Kune Do

    Careful, when I pointed this out to him I was called a "troll" and he blocked me. :oops: I even pointed out to Mider WHICH championship Glover won as a brown belt but he still wants to claim that Glover was a National Judo Champion, even though there is no record of it and Glover never claimed...
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    The issue with MMA community

    Since the thread is about me, I thought I'd chime in (even though he called me a liar and a troll for pointing this out). Here were my posts: Yep, and not a single "student" of Bruce Lee ever competed or won anything on a large scale. Joe Lewis, Chuck Norris etc. trained WITH Bruce Lee and...
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    I no longer care about Jeet Kune Do

    So what Judo Championship did Jesse Glover actually win? He won the Pacific Northwest Championship Brown Belt Division. Not to take away his achievement, but that is much different than competing in an open national championship tournament and claiming he was a national champion. I would also...
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    I no longer care about Jeet Kune Do

    Yep, and not a single "student" of Bruce Lee ever competed or won anything on a large scale. Joe Lewis, Chuck Norris etc. trained WITH Bruce Lee and were already established martial artists when they met. Bruce Lee was NOT their instructor. Many people trained with each other and exchanged...
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    What to do during a police encounter...

    I don't think so. If I remember correctly, there are only around 20 states that require a conviction before you can seize something.
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    What to do during a police encounter...

    I have NEVER heard of police being trained to ask if you have any cash or valuables in the car without a specific legitimate reason as part of the investigation. I've worked drug interdiction before since our agency covers a major highway between Detroit and Chicago. I didn't just ask that...
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    What to do during a police encounter...

    Each state varies and even then each department will vary based on policy and procedure. In Michigan, it is one of the states that require a conviction before you are allowed to seize assets. So I can't just decide to take something and claim it was obtained in a crime and then never charge or...
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    Should UFC Adopt Shin Guards?

    In complete agreement about athletes hiding injuries to get a payday. Its a catch 22 for most of them. What they do causes repeat injuries and they are always injured, so the only way to heal is to not fight. If they don't fight, they don't get paid. The thing about striking in general is...
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    Should UFC Adopt Shin Guards?

    I still think, at this point, it is a rare injury. The UFC has had 573 events (including the regular UFC, Fight Nights etc.). That's probably easily over 3,000 fights (assuming 5-6 fights only per card). I am aware of only two injuries like this. McGregor and Silva. Which would put the...
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    Joe Schilling, Pro Kickboxer/MMA Fighter knocked out bar patron, claims self defense

    I have NEVER heard that "flexing" meant someone was cocking back their arm to punch. I have spoken with many many people in a fight and not once had any of them ever used the term "flexing" to mean anything other than a reference to posturing. All of them were quite clear that the other guy...
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    Saying good buy to rehab exercises

    I got the kind with the screw on end caps and they stay on very well. https://www.dickssportinggoods.com/p/fitness-gear-40-lb-adjustable-dumbbell-set-16fgeufg40lbdjdbsdmb/16fgeufg40lbdjdbsdmb Similar to that, but it was just the handles and very inexpensive. But, I've had a couple other kinds...
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