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    Your Enemy Is Training...

    How many enemies, does your country have?
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    Why is their so much disrespect for Karate? And what can we do to stop it?

    This is true, Bob Babich, the founder of my system, so to speak, was an early black belt if Don Buck..and we have grappling in our system. Is it great against 24/7 grapplers? Probably not, but staying on the ground fulltime in a fight, is in no way realistic. But, it is useful for getting off...
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    Why is their so much disrespect for Karate? And what can we do to stop it?

    Actually it is not, these are things that I learned in my youth and teach to this day. Sure he has mastered the basics very well. But, in the right hands, the basics are supposed to look advanced...it all boils down, in any craft, to mastering the basics.
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    Why is their so much disrespect for Karate? And what can we do to stop it?

    Some folks really had some bad Karate instructors.
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    Why is their so much disrespect for Karate? And what can we do to stop it?

    Um...Judo uses Kata for training, so it must be archaic and useless, why use it as an example?😁
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    Why is their so much disrespect for Karate? And what can we do to stop it?

    Can't speak for him, but never had an issue. As a matter of fact, it is an issue, that relaxes me, once I know it's a "Modern fighter" I am up against...no worries with this guy.
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    Why is their so much disrespect for Karate? And what can we do to stop it?

    You are again making the mistake concerning your Karate training. I personally, have never had an issue with 'Modern Striking' as you state it. As a matter of fact, modern strikers... whatever that means, have never been an issue for my Karate, I would even go as far as stating that so called...
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    Why is their so much disrespect for Karate? And what can we do to stop it?

    No, you should read that post again. In noway did I even touch base with that. But is judo and wrestling superior to Karate when only striking can be used? Punches, kicks and elbows? No they are not. So what's your point. When inside a specific ruleset, one art is superior to another?
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    Why is their so much disrespect for Karate? And what can we do to stop it?

    Boy you really wasted a lot of your years in a sport Karate, to hate it so much. You could really blame your instructor and yourself for being scammed. Not all of Karate.
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    Been a white belt for 5 years

    You would need to take it up with Anko Itosu, it is from his precepts on Karate. I believe he would be the authority.
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    Why is their so much disrespect for Karate? And what can we do to stop it?

    Lever, pulley, incline plane, wheel...these are basic tools to move larger objects with ease. Sure you will encounter resistance...but it can still be used with proficiency. These same ideas can be applied to any number of throws...and if you always wind up in a clinch in a fight, you need to...
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    Why is their so much disrespect for Karate? And what can we do to stop it?

    Lol...yes, I was going to move on from this repetitive discussion.
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    Why is their so much disrespect for Karate? And what can we do to stop it?

    I would agree, I think it was the sudden change to light or no contact tournament rules.
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    Why is their so much disrespect for Karate? And what can we do to stop it?

    I think you give to much credit to two things, already in existence, given new names. I think both the mma and bjj world, are simply old things with revamped names and given a place to express that. I don't watch either, simply because they are sport oriented.
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    Why is their so much disrespect for Karate? And what can we do to stop it?

    MMA is a method of 3 different training methods, so no I wouldn't call it a style. BJJ...as the modern submission, method is a matter of opinion, maybe for sport, maybe but in itself it is nothing new, a majority of the submission were used before the Gracie's and their offshoots...but I ain't...
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    Why is their so much disrespect for Karate? And what can we do to stop it?

    Well, MMA is a training method, not a style imo. As for BJJ, I would say wrestling is the superior grappling art. Your example, is for the chinese kung fu master, is old and really, he just fought a person with full contact using punches and kicks (pretty common in all arts) I don't think the...
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    Why is their so much disrespect for Karate? And what can we do to stop it?

    I would disagree, MMA to me is simply entertainment, well I should say the UFC. MMA is really nothing new in the martial art world. Folks have been mixing arts long before the UFC..not everyone but some. Now I think personally, MMA is a training method, not an Art so to speak. And, as always...
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    Has Shotokan Karate helped you in self-defense before?

    One thing that I came to realize, concerning using Karate in a fight situation, is the fact that techniques taught, work if you stay in the fight. What I mean by that is that Karate (at least the Toyama line) focused on three concepts when it came to combat...'Enter, Counter, Finish'. And, you...
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    Scenario sparring?

    I remember back when I first started training, during sparring class our instructor would yell 'Free Fight" and would do this right in the middle of a sparring match. You would never know where the attack was coming from. You'd be right in the middle of a match, and then all of the sudden, be...
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    Has Shotokan Karate helped you in self-defense before?

    Hilarious, you will get a lot of word salad from several members...for sure. Hilarious post.
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    Smoking in Kung Fu

    Everything you consume, can have a negative effect, if you overindulge in whatever you consume....so yes, as with anything else you can eat, drink, smoke, shoot... overindulge and it will produce negative effects.
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    Rokas Responds on Wing Chun Challenge...

    Ah...you are correct, my confusion is that of the other guy. And I agree, not a fan of the other guy.
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    Looking for Peoples take on being avoided in class

    I got your point, but you've seen to have missed mine. I simply am not a fan of Daycare Dojo's.
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    Looking for Peoples take on being avoided in class

    My point exactly...never was interested in daycare dojo's.
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    Rokas Responds on Wing Chun Challenge...

    Not sure I understand your question, did you forget your original post. My point is, why act as if you have experience with every style...oh and so there is no confusion.. I am using the word "you" in general, not you specifically.
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    Looking for Peoples take on being avoided in class

    Yeah, never cared for any of that. I always felt they were to immature and overly cocky. And, in my experience to emotional. But to each their own.
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    Soccer and Martial Arts

    Wow, still the same argument. I sometimes wonder what TMA people trained in, that didn't have sparring class at least on night a week? Other than a Doshinkan karate school, there was always contact and resistance training.
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    Looking for Peoples take on being avoided in class

    I have never felt comfortable training with women or children for that matter. I never did agree with adult classes, including under 18 yr old people in general. It caused me to leave a few schools,best back when.
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