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  1. JowGaWolf

    Footwork and Movement

    It's been my experience that legs are always withing reach. Legs will be withing before punches are within reach. If someone is trying to punch me then that person's legs will be in range for me before they are in range to punch me. Below we see 2 fighter both are clearly out of punching...
  2. JowGaWolf

    Footwork and Movement

    Jow Ga has a technique that uses a short rear leg sweep that sweep someone who is on my flank. In the form, I would be facing away from my opponent which would make lead leg my rear leg. The feet are in the same position as the would be in the form. The only difference is that my head is now...
  3. JowGaWolf

    Footwork and Movement

    It's common in CMA systems but I don't think many schools train sweep applications. You'll see them in forms and drills but not with the focus of applying it. When I taught it to students, they had a lot of difficulty with the timing. The timing I use is to sweep with the intention of...
  4. JowGaWolf

    Footwork and Movement

    It just depends on how your opponent is standing. A person can't sweep or foot hook from any angle. If we took a look at all the Martial arts schools in the world. We'll probably see the following 1. Not every school trains sweeps 2. Those that do, more schools train sweep with the back foot...
  5. JowGaWolf

    Footwork and Movement

    In the terms of Wing Chun what you see depends on the school of thought. This is also true with TMA in general. This is Wing Chun footwork. But this is also Wing Chun footwork. And someone else will say, no that's not Wing Chun and in my mind I just say. "It's not your Wing Chun it's his...
  6. JowGaWolf

    Footwork and Movement

    This is what I usually run into with people. They often limit their view to one thing. Many of my Asian friends say. "Americans (westerners) only think there is one way to do things. They only think it can only be one thing." So when someone does a horse stance they only think it looks one...
  7. JowGaWolf

    Footwork and Movement

    MMA is no exception to this either. As far as I know I have never seen any TMA practitioner in this group claim that they will ALWAYS be in an ideal position. This is something that is always known by TMA systems. My system have guards and hand positions with the understanding that the person...
  8. JowGaWolf

    Footwork and Movement

    I'm not arguing if I have shown you pictures of a cross stance in use. Your understanding of a cross stance is very limited because you do not train nor wish to understand it. Because of this you only see it in a very limited view.
  9. JowGaWolf

    Footwork and Movement

    What I see is the same thing I'm telling you about occupying your opponent. That step starts off like a kick. If your opponent his occupied about being kicked then he's not thinking about being thrown. Like I said before. Right place - Right time. Even as reliable as a Jab is. Throw it at...
  10. JowGaWolf

    Footwork and Movement

    That's why I say right time right place. If you do it right way and at the right time, then you will take away his thought of sweeping. If, I punch you in your face, then you will not think about your legs. If I choose the right time and right place then you will have the least opportunity to...
  11. JowGaWolf

    Footwork and Movement

    Cross stance used as an entry into a take down. Opponent ignores my leg because Iook open. But in reality I've set 4 things in motion. 1. I've position my leg to step behind his. 2. My Right arm sweeps throw to disrupt any incoming jab which is why he's not punching. My right arm swept...
  12. JowGaWolf

    Footwork and Movement

    Not sure what you trained. But in a lot of TMA systems the cross stance is trained. This is when one leg is cross over another or when one foot is crossed over. It's not because it's in TMA that the cross stance is useful, It's because it's trained in TMA that makes it useful. Cross...
  13. JowGaWolf

    Footwork and Movement

    TMA practices cross stances and I can show tons of examples of cross stances being effectively used. Cross stance in MMA Cross stance after sweep Cross step used to evade take down
  14. JowGaWolf

    Footwork and Movement

    I hear this too but TMA has a cross stance so I ignore it. Nothing wrong with crossing steps. It's like everything else. Right time - Right place
  15. JowGaWolf

    Aikido.. The reality?

    Mission accomplished kind of lol.
  16. JowGaWolf

    Aikido.. The reality?

    They don't teach how to be nice either but I'm sure they try to obtain it.
  17. JowGaWolf

    Aikido.. The reality?

    Enraged people make alot of mistakes. Start breaking functional stuff and it won't make any difference if they have a high pain threshold. A broken leg doesn't care how we feel.
  18. JowGaWolf

    Aikido.. The reality?

    Probably. I'll have Google Ballet Fights. Google knows everything lol B
  19. JowGaWolf

    Aikido.. The reality?

    Only if you think of things as good and bad. I have the correct definition. I'm not talking about or referring to "Flow state" Zen has multiple definitions. The feeling of elation from exercise is also not what I'm talking about.
  20. JowGaWolf

    Aikido.. The reality?

    This is my same position, not only to BJJ but to other martial arts that focus on the fighting. There's a lot more to fighting then just fighting. Strategy, conquering fears both real, and confidence base, working with uncertainty, controlling one's emotion by not not getting frustrated or...
  21. JowGaWolf

    Aikido.. The reality?

    Police have a really tough job. Because a lot of what they do requires them to arrest people. So a lot of they people that most of us would punch are the same people that police after to try to arrest so that the person can be tried in the court of law. Because of the role and responsibility...
  22. JowGaWolf

    Aikido.. The reality?

    I like it, because if all heck breaks loose. I'm telling the cops that I did what I did out of self defense lol.
  23. JowGaWolf

    Aikido.. The reality?

    By the way I agree with this and I often tell gun owners who depend completely on their guns for protection. There have been cases in the U.S. where people who were carrying guns got robbed of their guns while carrying it. That person could have worked on their awareness better. For me...
  24. JowGaWolf

    Aikido.. The reality?

    Because if I see a weapon, brick, rock, sand, knife, tire iron, lamp, cord, chair, or anything that I think will give me an advantage then I'm going to take it, and use it against the person who is attacking me. That's the difference. I train Kung Fu but that doesn't mean I'm against using...
  25. JowGaWolf

    Aikido.. The reality?

    Curiosity has the best of me on this one. Their page probably has a Zen look to it. Edit. Oh I remember seeing those sites. That's when you guys were neck deep with fighting Aikido lol. I didn't pay much attention to that. So I looked at another school. This one isn't too far from me I...
  26. JowGaWolf

    Aikido.. The reality?

    This should be easy to do. Simply ask students. When was the last time you were in a conflict? Did you use any methods taught at the school? Did it work? Did it help you avoid the physical contact? If a person has conflicts and is able to avoid the physical fights then, much can be said...
  27. JowGaWolf

    Aikido.. The reality?

    Not getting punched in a fight or attack = mission impossible. It's better to learn how to reduce the damage from the hits and then avoid all of the crucial stuff that will cause the most damage
  28. JowGaWolf

    Aikido.. The reality?

    I was find with it right up to this point. This doesn't sit well with me. Lots of things change in terms of larger and stronger attackers. On the most basic levels, the required grip strength needed will increase. Jow Ga is techniques are trained to fight against multiple attackers, but we...
  29. JowGaWolf

    Aikido.. The reality?

    I agree with this. I do think that some TMA schools aren't clear on what they mean when they say self-defense. There's a lot of aspects to self-defense and I think that should be clear. Even when I teach self-defense classes. I'm very clear on what aspects of self-defense will be covered...
  30. JowGaWolf

    Aikido.. The reality?

    Truth: No one gets into a ring or fighting competition to test out there self defense skills. When I was teaching sparring classes. It was all about fighting there was no mention talk or discussion about self-defense. When I was teaching self-defense class. There was very little mention...
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