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  1. BlazeLeeDragon

    Sumo?

    interesting video I once saw on this topic:
  2. BlazeLeeDragon

    What Japanese MA is This?

    The Sensei is a great guy and the class is a very positive environment. He use to train with Stephen Hayes and others within the bujinkan and the USA spin off group. He calls it simply "Budo", he drills his students with applications and tries to apply them to modern situations. He does also do...
  3. BlazeLeeDragon

    Fighting multiple apponets

    Sometimes shooting between them can throw them off. I found staying on one guy is help because if you get distance they position themselves. If you stay on one guy and only switch to the closest, then shoot between them when they are trying to out flank you by going around you throw them off and...
  4. BlazeLeeDragon

    Fighting multiple apponets

    one method is to always move to the attacker on the outside, as they separate, move away towards that person. It forces them into a line. If you can get them in each others way they work against each other. I find these drills to be mostly for your endurance, but also to make you think quick on...
  5. BlazeLeeDragon

    What Do You Think Are The Best Self Defense Weapons?

    Something I think is worth considering is in regards to an article I read that my brother sent me a while back. Choosing a knife to carry the point is you might be all ready to go and have your awesome tactical survival weapons from hell and any attacker is going down...but yeah you get in the...
  6. BlazeLeeDragon

    What should I look for in a Tai Chi instructor/school?

    I'm not an expert and many question the school I spent most of my time learning Taijiquan from...that being said. This is my personal take on looking for a taijiquan school... I'm not big on origin or lineage, it's either good or it's not. The way you find that out is take a class. many places...
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    Looking for ... in northern Colorado

    Not what I meant, I mean those three schools where the most memorable and the ones I stuck with the longest. I liked them all for different reasons.
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    Looking for ... in northern Colorado

    Yes I have seen the lawsuit and I've seen the charges against David Soard, who last I heard is no longer associated with SD. I've been to various schools in my youth and I have seen horrific teaching methods, and black belts who cannot stand proper or throw a correct punch or kick. Schools come...
  9. BlazeLeeDragon

    Tools available for translation of Chinese characters

    This is true. I gave up trying to read a while ago. They have a traditional way of writing and a modern version with less strokes. There is something like 75,000 I think it is and a core 20,000 that are commonly used and learned by everyone in China. Speaking it is no treat either, since the...
  10. BlazeLeeDragon

    Baguazhang?

    good to see you posting as well Xue Sheng
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    Looking for ... in northern Colorado

    I would recommend at least talking to and checking out the Shaolin-Do school. I don't see why they have such a bad wrap, I've never had any issue with them and see nothing wrong with seeing what each school has to offer.
  12. BlazeLeeDragon

    Baguazhang?

    Your in the right section, the big three when it comes to neidan arts are Taijiquan (tai chi quan), Pakuaquan (Baguaquan), Hsingiquan (Xingyiquan). I studied all three with my sifu and the way I remember it being presented is building our internal energy through qigong which helped with all 3...
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    Tools available for translation of Chinese characters

    It's very difficult to work with Chinese characters, not only is it a picto type of writing and not phonic but the words dont' translate exactly. Our concept of Qi for example. Add that to the fact that there are many many different dialects and it can quickly become a life long pursuit.
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    Help with becoming less rigid

    I faced a similar experience going from TKD to Taijiquan, it was gradual overtime. I found that doing the movements slow and really focusing flowing through the movements slowly started to make a difference. I'm sure I'm still more rigid in my movements then I should be, however I am flowing...
  15. BlazeLeeDragon

    Superpowers, The Force, ect.

    Thank you, I'll keep that in mind.
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    Superpowers, The Force, ect.

    So those are probably the worse two examples you can find...not saying they are not good examples. I'm saying they are extreme examples of failure...the first video, I do not know anyone who claims those skills. No martial artist, or practitioner of the internal arts. I know guys like that are...
  17. BlazeLeeDragon

    Mason Ohio Budo - Anyone know anything about this dojo?

    The Dojo, Mason, OH Anyone know anything about this dojo or it's instructor? Would be curious to here opinions.
  18. BlazeLeeDragon

    Taiji Classics

    http://brennantranslation.wordpress.com/2013/05/25/the-taiji-classics/ "Taiji [“grand pivot”] is born of wuji [“no pivot”], and is the mother of yin and yang [the passive and active aspects]. When there is movement, they [passive and active] become distinct from each other. When there is...
  19. BlazeLeeDragon

    Black Belt/Sash/Rank at a young age...

    I think that is one thing that bothers me. People who become black belts because they paid for it. Many schools have a deal, you pay and come and you will get promoted. It's about time spent and the ability to remember forms. How many schools break this mold? Are there schools out there where...
  20. BlazeLeeDragon

    Martial arts worst Fails & best Wins

    That was more entertaining then it should have been :)
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    Black Belt/Sash/Rank at a young age...

    So I was browsing the forums and I ran across a post about starting martial arts at an older age, anyway one of the responses was about a class this guy was checking out. The class had a 5 year old with a black belt he said. I saw other posts comment on this and one individual mentioned they...
  22. BlazeLeeDragon

    Learning Another Art

    Obviously everyone has a different opinion. I've always felt it's best to make the style your own anyway. We don't all move the same, we have different strengths and weaknesses. I personally say go for it. Of course I've been doing it for years, jumping from one style to the next for various...
  23. BlazeLeeDragon

    Raven Studios weapons...any good?

    yeah I've broken about 4 in my life. But they are only 12 dollars and seemed to be better then the wooden oxtail saber I bought which broke much quicker (looked something like this one http://shopbushido.com/weapons/swords/broadsword-wooden-22.html). Needless to say I've had bad experiences with...
  24. BlazeLeeDragon

    Raven Studios weapons...any good?

    hey, good to know :D thanks. So I assume it's safe to say they are better then those 12 dollar wooden bokken you get at martial arts stores?
  25. BlazeLeeDragon

    Most effective automatic rifle dis-arm - Russian military secrets

    I didn't think you where going to add it :) I figured it was a "hey check this out" but it's still fun to talk about.
  26. BlazeLeeDragon

    Tai Chi Training is for everyone

    Ah, this suggests they have a firm grasp of the art :S
  27. BlazeLeeDragon

    Tai Chi Training is for everyone

    Wow...news to me. Should have asked them what Kenpo depended on to be combat effective :D (that is not a rip on Kenpo, but if a school is advertising an art, then teaching you another to use the first one...well you put the pieces together :S)
  28. BlazeLeeDragon

    Tai Chi Training is for everyone

    Ah very nice :) that's just the way I heard it translated.
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