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    How appliable is aikido for self-defense?

    dEAR Human being---Aikido is KILLING ART. Deadly with3 months study ,you will be able to throw and break arms wrists and dislocate shoulders , all in one move. Your strength will amazingly increase.Please ignore the naysayers. Practise soft use HARD. there will always be criticism,even if you...
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    taekwondo vs karate

    General Choi founded TKD and was Master level in Shotokan karate.After 15 years of Military Japanese rule and Korean slavery --there is such HATRED for all things Japanese-name was changed and forms were changed {slightly9-24} Even in Korean Aikido'/Hapkido black skirt-Hakama is not allowed to...
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    Xingyiquan discovery

    Story I read was one Pa Qua master fought a Hsing I master and after 3 days ended it with quick strikes.Sine they became friends /students learned both styles. the straight lines with the circles.Makes sense to know both As to why these 3 styles are internal- dtuhh they just are.All use the same...
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    Is there a point to learning how to knife fight?

    left for 5 -1/2 days to die/Vietnam 69/after land mine blast. other serious **** PI 83 I always carry 2 or more knives. practise daily.adddicted to the blade. avoid ifights. but feels good to know/I have defense vs multiples or single attackers. never go outside w/o blade. one straight razor...
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    New article: How they hold the knife doesn't tell you if they know how to use it.

    old schoool{1920's-1970's} used the blade up style.Writing about his travels and fights/was merchant marine, lLamour always claimed that when he saw grip with blade up he knew it was a professional fighter.not that it would stop him from taking it away but swiping the guts sliding upwards and...
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    Pens as Weapons.

    Decade ago.Was getting onto Greyhound bus.Security guard and I were joking about how he had to search all.everyone for fingernail clippers etc ,small illegal items.But we were laughing about how the simple plastic ballpoint pen is deadliest weapon anyone could carry. Guy was old Korean war vet...
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    US Catholic Bishops Forbid Reiki

    Reiki has been tested byUS Military in their hospitals.Is used in many nursing homes and has been "proven to aid healing"accelerates healing from multiple sicknesses.Usui healed some with polio before Salk vaccine almost wiped polio offn this earth.grew up across street from huge polio...
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    Boxing as a Martial Art

    Thank you,Drop Bear & Danny T.If I do return to USA-I'll hope to visit you in Louisiana.Shadow-Mandarigma Sikaran May ahve been Jerry's name for the School or just used in Philipines.Past I have positive memories and regrets/future-hopes. Lighthouse in mtns.Chiangrai,Thailand
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    US Catholic Bishops Forbid Reiki

    Neither do I expect a bunny rabbit, with a pancake on its head, to understand Reiki energy {photographed by Kirilian Photograpy & used at various Military Hospitals} nor exorcism nor to have the ability to differentiate between BUDDHISM and the Roman Church of Emperor Constantine.
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    What MA cliches wind you up?

    Take out his eyes man!! Go for the eyes.Like sure.If you like PRISON FOOD.for the next 5-14 years. But it was in Bruce Lee's book man.dtuhh sure, then must be really good idea.After all he lived on raw blood with protein powder mixed in.really healthy diet.Oh include pictures of how the guy...
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    US Catholic Bishops Forbid Reiki

    Weird.Usui-Buddhist teaching.Lost teaching of BUDDHA so what suprise that they don't want BUDDHA in their places.Kirilian photos=show enrgy enters top o head exits hands.touching person is NOT NECESSARY.Energy extends through fingertips and i do not need to actually touch someone as many have...
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    Ki/Chi/Qi VS "Magic"

    DID he say all internal arts are total bs?? so any art that uses CHI IS FAKE??? TAI-CHI/PA QUA/HSING I CHUAN/ AIKIDO/HAPKIDO/ etc are all FAKE AND WE SHOULD INSTEAD "GO TO CHURCH" wowee good golly Miss Molly you sure do like to -No boy wonder!! Batman will fix, that not you!!!! enter laughter>...
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    Damage from bad Qigong practice?

    HOW about having YOUR BALLS SWELL UP TO SIZE OF BIG ORANGES???From doing SEXUAL CHI KUNG , taught by Mantak Chia??? does that answer your question about dangers of fake phony dangerous chi kung training?? OMG all the people who teach should be forced to actually practise what they teach.When...
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    Boxing as a Martial Art

    Just remembered his name-Jerry Arroyo.Mandarigma Sikharan Red belt. If anyone can find old SEAsian games books-his name is there for lightweight chamionship. funny how memory kicks in. Question=why youse guys keep saying TAI-CHI IS NOT FOR FIGHTING??? Worked for me several times.and for...
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    Boxing as a Martial Art

    Danny-how did you hear about Mandarigma Sikharan.I met one of 5 red belts when in Philipines.decades ago.he was one of only ones left.3 were hunted down and Killed by PC's.went rogue and turned into Paid Killers. Can't even remember his name>But he''d won an SEAin title for karate also.was...
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    Some thoughts about discussing the martial arts

    On another forum someone attacked me with "You just BELIEVE-You see there's no such thing as KNOWLEDGE./You need to stop saying that YOU KNOW.I simply said BIGOT /IDIOT and left him to his own world.When you KNOW, fact your ability to break is 4- 1x 4's or 4- 2x 4's /and someone says...
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    Can Martial Arts be Beautiful?

    There was one day watching master Li do the form.I started crying.he was so empty but beautiful.I tried to hide my tears and keep it inside.wish I had let him see how affected I was by just watching him go through moves he'd done countless hundedred thousand times.What is the sense of having...
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    What Do You Think Are The Best Self Defense Weapons?

    300 year old Illini Indian throwing stone inside end of my 4 inch wide brown yellow silk belt sash. allows heavy hits.distance from opponent and throws with sash.Legally is simply sash I'm wearing with artifact inside of it. flashlight seems most legal of weapons to use if large light.shine...
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    [Software Conversion] Martial Talk Extreme Makeover

    Thanks Mr Hubbard.Your forum is one of the very best I have accessed.I wasted 2 years on OPF with it's troll wars,profanity and insanity I enjoy reading the topics and find some learning ,inspiration.I do not have paypal,but see now I need to open a paypal account.Your forum is one of only I...
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    Dispelling misconceptions about Taoist Tai Chi

    Connections to Liu Ho Pa fa are tenuous at best. currently Hwa yu is being taught by spureme exalted grand master umpah poo bah and does not slightly{ look at first 24 sets} similar to what Old Man Li taught us We never learned any hard style techniques.I've even called/talked with one...
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    Saw a demo of a guy who was on one foot keeping a big strong man at bay effortlessly. How?

    Most schools I've seen have standing still techniques.Standing still,{my opinion} is one of the most powerful of techniques for developing chi.it's so simple mostly it's ignored.when I learned Standing Hwa Yu style-I ignored it.Took decades for me to understand that simple is good.Foundation...
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    Tai Chi Training is for everyone

    Breat is the power behind all things. I began teaching my son as soon as he began to stand up.By 2 years old he understood the dtan tien breathing.I taught him chi-kung and reget due to my own lack of elf-respect I neer taught him Hwa Yu style.My first lesson w/Old Man Li was "up goes down."...
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    What is Chi in plain language?

    thanks Tez3.Xue Sheng et all.Glad when can contribute anything that adds to understanding or simply opens minds to new ideas.I came to this forum for inspiration and help to keep my practise up.stupid me/made friends with someone not sane nor kind.Upset my training. Tez 3-every time I read your...
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    What is Chi in plain language?

    There is pre-birth chi.when inside the mother's womb it is ONE.there is no in and out breath the breath is one.Hindus say inside baby stays in Samadhi-merged with creative life force. After birth the chi divides into two.Yin and yang.Inbreath is first,Baby is born and first breath is in =yang...
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    what other self defense books are good once I finish the one I'm reading

    i AGAIN DOUBLE DOWN ON GIFT OF FEAR/by Gavin De Becker and his other book PROTECTING THE GIFT/advisor to Secret service/U.S.Marshal's office/FBI and Criminologist extraoridaire.understanding the mind of the criminal is half the Battle Learning to trust your own instincts with practise is the...
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    Ground Fighting

    Watch wado ryu and other dvds/Karate masters teach/tuaght on ground /while disABLING ONE ATTACKER throw kicks from ground can kick genitals/knees/as high as waist and disable multiple attaCKERS all serious karate involves kicking when down.ground fighting does not NECISSARILY mean grabs nor...
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    martial art vs self defense

    t-grace/As a Viet Vet/thank You for THE POETRY. so many have given their lives.I feel sad that the what 1 million died for is disregarded for profiteering. I've waited 16 months for reply from VA but it may be one woman's ahtred for me from inside the DAV Refusing to give sent papaers to the VA...
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    martial art vs self defense

    When Tuck was teaching Shotokan-he would be realistic.ie=scream in persons face threaten,insult,use vulgar language.prepare his students for real life self-defense situations with understanding how attackers try to intimidate,frighten and distract their victims. Study of Gift of Fear,Gavin de...
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    Chen Style Taijiquan Form variations

    Hello ZZJ, Something I seen on all forums.there are those whose ego demands they attack. w/o reason nor warning so enjoy what you are learning.I've been practising and still learning tai-chi for more than 42 years,Yet on forum.the Experts/You know they studied pert/got degrees in PERT/worked as...
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    Tai-chi in Thailand

    Yes taichi tj.this is video of master Li from Boston. was most amzing teacher of martial arts I've ever known.was good friend during difficult time in my life. Gave me my basics for studies I ahve continued. Was first real artist i studied with. amazing emptiness/inside so empty/could hear minds...
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