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    better combo with boxing?

    I boxed long ago when I was in the army. I still train it some 30 years later. Even at my adavanced age, boxing is useful to set up Judo/BJJ. My knees aren't what they once were and I don't have the flexibility in my legs I had when I was a kid, so I don't think it's a very good idea to train...
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    JKD without Wing Chun?

    I'm glad both of you fellows are in the same conversation at the moment because I have a question may you both can help with. My daughter is going off to college next year. For nearly a year, I have been working with her on Judo and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. I taught her a few standing takedowns if...
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    where does dragon-claw kung fu come from?

    Hey all, I found a link to Dragon Claw Academy in Champaign. There's a section with the history. I'm willing to give a pass on slight historical inaccuracies, because a lot of arts have histories that are oral traditions, plus there can be inaccuracies in translations. Anyway, I'm sharing a link...
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    What can a boxer gain from WC?

    Very good analogy. Up until recently Judo and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu tried to remain begrudgingly cousin arts. But one is better for stand up and the other is better on the ground. People from each art are starting to cross train more and more, especially tournament people because they blend well...
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    where does dragon-claw kung fu come from?

    There seems to be a lot of confusion about Dragon Style vs Dragon Claw Style (Lung Shou Pai). There is a fellow in Champaign Illinois named Aaron Chen who teaches Lung Shou Pai at a school called Dragon Claw Academy. He is associated with an academy out of Mississippi I believe. I have been...
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    Faht Shan (Pan Nam) Wing Chun Kuen

    I know very little about Wing Chun, but of what I do know, I had never heard of this. It is on Eddie Chong's website promoting 3 DVD's. That's only commentary listed on the first DVD. I appreciate the commentary I've received so far. I'm not trying to start some lineage fight or anything. I ran...
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    Faht Shan (Pan Nam) Wing Chun Kuen

    I ran across this in an internet search today, I am interested in thoughts from folks well versed in Wing Chun: "Faht Shan Wing Chun", is considered the official lineage of the Wing Chun system recognized by the Government of the Peoples Republic of China and therefore is referred as the...
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    What martial art is best for a beginner and can I teach myself?

    I'm a bit jaded, because most of my experience is in grappling, judo specifically. I've been taking BJJ with my daughters for coming up on a year. You can get decent competence for the street after a year or two, and BJJ is almost a must know art for MMA. That being said I have to add a caveat...
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    how many bjj gi's do you own?

    I have two standard white Fuji Judo Gi's (yes, Wizard sleeves) kind of heavy but they will hold up in either Judo or BJJ forever. BTW, $50 bucks on amazon.
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    Which way to roll

    At time hash 3:20 you could use that little foot sweep to the outside to transition to Coyote Half-Guard. Think Lucas Leite.
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    defense against a shooter

    Your not likely to run into a shooter that hasn't faced a ground fighter, because he probably learned to shoot on a wrestling team or as part of a bjj club....
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    Master Wong - Legit?

    Great for housework too! You can really multi-task with those things on!
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    Master Wong - Legit?

    Yeah, I was an "Earth Shoe Victim" back in the 70's, Lol! Good times, eh?
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    Master Wong - Legit?

    My doctor wears 5 finger shoes, I have to strain to keep from laughing every time I go see him (quite often, LOL).
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    Master Wong - Legit?

    No, not really, the vid was label siu nim tao, but I caught in the comments that it was biu jee. My mistake, tried to correct it right away and my connection decided to slow down to stone tablet speed. Sorry about the confusion.
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    Master Wong - Legit?

    Here is a video of Pan Nam's version of Biu Jee I believe. It's label Sil Lum Tao, but I don't think that is correct. It was shot in 1993 like two years before he died. Hope the link works.
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    Northern Mantis vs. Southern Mantis

    Thank you. I'm greatful for the input.
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    Northern Mantis vs. Southern Mantis

    Funny that someone would bring this up. There is a fellow near me who teaches Northern Mantis. Specifically 7-Star Praying Mantis and Taiji Praying Mantis....yes there are different lineages. I'm thinking of trying out the art myself. All the Northern Mantis styles are more external and long...
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    What does Judo Consist of ?

    Judo has a nice flexible variety of throws which would help in various situation, it's good for your ground work. An often overlooked area of Judo is Shime Waza (Chokes). Judo has a nice arsenal of chokes. Like others have said, it's rare, but if you can get into the right dojo, you can learn...
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    Master Wong - Legit?

    Hi Geez, here is an MW demonstration of Tan Sao Fok Sao (sp). I'm kinda liking it until he says Tan Sao can be like this, or this or this. While WC is supposed to be concept based, it seems like it is supposed to adhere to some structure. Thoughts?....................
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    Can you recommend me legit Wing Chun channels on youtube?

    Loved that fight quest episode. Is that show still on? I loved watching Doug with Avavit Cohen in the Krav Maga episode. Psycho-woman, LOL
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    Master Wong - Legit?

    Well......he is awfully noisy for a wing chun guy, I've never heard so much grunting and groaning. LOL About the LT question. I don't know enough to be certain that is what is going on. Just an observation. If you watch some of his videos when he is teaching, he seems kind of sloppy compared to...
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    Master Wong - Legit?

    master wong wing chun training - Yahoo Video Search Results Notice in this video how often MW ends a sequence and ends up with nearly all his weight on the back foot. I'm no Wing Chun guy, but I've heard that Leung Ting taught using 100% weight on the back foot. Straighten me out if I'm wrong.
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    Anybody here feel like just doing Muay Thai increases your general strength??

    So I'm not the only worn out tired old fat man here! Actually, I've been losing a little weight since getting back into the dojo after decades away. Now I'm a worn out old fat man who spends a lot time on his back on the mat. LOL
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    Muay Thai in Central Illinois

    Thank you very much. I know of Jack McVicker, he is pretty renowned for BJJ. I know also that he is certified to teach Vunak/Inosanto Jeet Kune Do. I had no idea that he offered Muay Thai at his school. Once again, thank you for the info!
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    Muay Thai in Central Illinois

    Thank you for the tip. I live 30 miles from Champaign Illinois and have never trained in Muay Thai. I already got back into Judo through a club at our local University. I recently found out there is a Boxing club on campus. I think I'm going to go that route and eventually migrate into Muay Thai...
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    Muay Thai in Central Illinois

    Looking for somewhere to train Muay Thai in Champaign, Illinois vicinity.
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    Fight Quest-Krav Maga

    I respect your opinion, but you have to remember, it's Israel and she is an Israeli cop. Bad sh:t goes down in Israel all the time and those people have reason to be tense and uptight all the time. Even though we are starting to get a little terrorism here, it's nothing compared to what goes on...
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    TSD and TKD

    This was a comprehensive fascinating history lesson. Previous I only understood about 10 percent (if that) of the unification movement. Great job!
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    Any good advice to a non ground fighter??

    Wouldn't know about getting kicked out of anything. I'm 56 years old, I'm not going to start doing MMA at this junction of my life. I'm doing good to be able to do randori with college kids which is my current situation. As I've said in many posts now, I'm looking for enough striking for my...