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    Will I get to have some skill?

    Technically last active in 2018, so not as bad.
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    Your Enemy Is Training...

    Isnt that a mixed bag? Some people just dont like fear mongering and if they find out you are will no longer be your patron. But surpise suprise, telling somone they dont need your service meant people didnt use your service. :P
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    Your Enemy Is Training...

    Havent really heard that one. but it does look slightly silly and i can see how it would annoy, it doesnt really make sense to me. If we apply this to sport, only proffesional atheltes do it every day, and then they only train for the sport(s) they do. And their competition is usually...
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    Aikido has no reason to prove itself!

    By the title of the thread, yes it does. If you claim to do something you must prove you do it, and to what degree you do it. To aikidofy it, Aikido claims to be a martial art and one for fighting, so thus needs to prove it can do it and to a accetpable degree. (disclaimer i use...
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    Forum Update April 2021

    Wait, its finally been made a HTTPS site, huzzay.
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    Smoking in Kung Fu

    Agreement in part. The topic is just confusing from personal viewing of it. Bascially the vein of, you cant know whats unhealthy or have opinion of it if you are unhealthy or doing it, but the reverse is true. Seen both sides of it, hence the confusion. Addendum: Its similar...
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    Smoking in Kung Fu

    i still dont really get those points. I have been told both sides, dont do what you dont want people to do. ie dont smoke an dtell people not to. and the reverse of correcting from your mistakes. Still confuses the hell out of me to this day. Its like saying, dont shoot...
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    Scenario sparring?

    Now replying to the actual OP. As far as i recall, Krav maga tends to start you off with your eyes shut, so you close your eyes in what ever posture you want to emulate someone shoves you from where ever and you respond. Granted it scales up into what you described, but i dont know if they...
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    Smoking in Kung Fu

    Wouldnt say im misguided, you dont really get two sides often in school and you should seperate my argument from belief. ie just because i write this doesnt mean its in my belief system. I touched on the source point earlier so, wont repeat it. But consumption in life is a risk...
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    Scenario sparring?

    to be fair, they blend in quite well, and if you arent expecting one in your enviroment/have never seen one its not programmed into you. Some people dont think foxes go into cities etc for example.
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    Smoking in Kung Fu

    Pointing out i have advised against it, granted i just realised i wrote "if you are concerned with longentivity" twice when it should be health and longentivity. So the quote is below. Now onto the points issued. Your crtieria is reliant on you devoloping that condtion, that condtion...
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    Old Martial Arts techniques.

    Some ways worse though. More sportinised today than back then. I recall them installing or wanting to install some basics comabtives into people as the people who engaged in hand to hand combat with a comabt sport background on average did better than the people that didnt. This is the U.K...
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    Smoking in Kung Fu

    After years of hard smoking, and then there is no gurnatee you will get XYZ conditions after years of hard smoking. Plus when you start getting up there your age is inhibitor, so i would only support that if you are in there, or devolope soemthing then it will really matter. Just by...
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    Smoking in Kung Fu

    Until you devolope something i dont think it matters much. It also dpeends how much you smoke and how. I would analyse this the same i would athleticism with the same sliders. Would not advise it if you dont want anything connected with smoking or you want to live longer or are...
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    Rokas Responds on Wing Chun Challenge...

    The anecdotes about stopping bank robbers is running dry in the modern world. :P to be fair, if you train and actually try to pull off the moves taught to you and are taught how to do them, you learn and get experience in doing them. Im sure i have ranted about why would you teach someone...
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    Rokas Responds on Wing Chun Challenge...

    I hate how clickbaity he makes some of the videos, like jesus, the title box is where you put the title not in the thumbnail.
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    Is there any art in which sagging your pants doesn't put you at a severe disadvantage?

    Generally speaking, one doesnt wear formal clothes to work in, and there are formal work clothes. Like the edwardian peroid suit were pretty common, but the working form of that fashion was waist coats and boots. * Granted its diffrent to modern suit fashion anyway. You dont generally...
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    Do you use the figure eight pattern with your fists?

    Seems pretty common to teach and do things like that from what i have seen. A cross punch is called that because you used to go over someones arm as they punched at you and hit them over their own arm. So id presume one of the main ways to faciliate that would be to move their arm down with...
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    Why has the long boxing guard disappeared?

    Just quoting mention, i dont know if that tag was done correctly or not. (and i tried to tag them and couldnt) I only used the above guard picture as a refrence as i dont know how the fighting irish is done, so for refrence i would be speaking about guards in the vein of that picture. (there...
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    Where in Poland can you learn these skills/knowledge?

    Just as a generla addition to the training points brought up here, each job has its own requirements and thus adapts training to them. A military has the infastructure of a nation ebhind it, probbly has at least some constant source of manpower (can always enact consription if there is a...
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    Where in Poland can you learn these skills/knowledge?

    European security academy is the only place i have found. (no i have not been) I think its based in poland, its around that area. ESA Courses - euseca Obviously research and read reviews etc before doing any courses or services. (its a generic security skills place, so close protection...
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    Is there any art in which sagging your pants doesn't put you at a severe disadvantage?

    For the holding a object of clothing up, thats part of fighting in some countries where their tradtional dress is long/a robe. it doesnt really create a issue if its weapons based as it also works as a place to keep your dead hand out of the way so you dont accidnetally cut it. (that and...
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    Why has the long boxing guard disappeared?

    If i have the system right (monstery) its based on self defence so no real "jab" exists. You also dont really "jab" in the modern sense in pugilism, you strike with a weaker straight punch, either vertical or upside down fist pending on how your hands are positioned. This also isnt the...
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    Why has the long boxing guard disappeared?

    Thats probbly it, the removal of clincing, and the addition of pretty big gloves and some other rule changes probbly influenced it greatly, and that had a knock on effect for how society did it. (most people learn through sports) there were a few diffrent types of guard but they were fairly...
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    Why has the long boxing guard disappeared?

    First off to clarify, i mean the "old school" pugilism style of boxing guard. In the vein of this style. (there are variations but most seem to have died out as far as i can see) To answer the question you probbly have to go back to why it has disappeared from sports boxing, of which i...
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    long knife form

    Very distantly related, Lindybeige did a video on his experience using butterfly swords in LARP a while back i found again, i dont recall its exact video title, but its one of his LARP ones. It might be titled "butterfly swords", it may be mildly intresting.
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    Personal Observation - Books about Taijiquan

    Not really found one i liked, i have only had access to someones own made Tai Chi method. (not any of the 4 big ones, the 4 big ones sound pretty decent) Granted its not like a mc dojo deal, he did Tai chi and made his own style and group to propogate it for health. Not looked into it...
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    Aikido.. The reality?

    To be fair for that point, it looks like they took out the full speed and reistance part of the paired kata. If i recall my Japanese martial arts history right, they did paired kata at full speed to practise with. (and if the person had a training weapon there is some incentive to get it...
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    Martial arts as language

    I dont really agree with the analogy. Nothing says that ones training had to become useless or be diluted into being misunderstood or something like that. Skills that are based on outside stimilu like fighting need to adapt with the times. when firearms were devoloped, tactics and...
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    Looking for a live blade

    No advise for specfic quality for Katanas but Katanaspecfic website i know of is swords of northshire and Kult of athena does a bunch of diffrent weapons on it. (and retails i think several diffrent companies japanese weapons)
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