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    How do you know if Tai Chi isn't for you?

    Aikido and Taichi are essentially the same art, although they tend to be practiced differently. You can still train in Aikido at older ages. You just may not be able to do all the breakfalls after a while. But in Taichi, if you learn and practice the applications of the forms you can also...
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    ground fighting in wing chun

    I agree with you. There are principles that can be applied on the ground. But when they are applied, people say "That's not Wing Chun, it's Brazilian Jujutsu or Turkish Wrestling". Which I think is just ignorant. The bottom line is, from the very first time I ever experienced Wing Chun, I...
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    How do you know if Tai Chi isn't for you?

    Charyuop, You are not completely wrong. Taichi and Aikido teach and apply the the same principles. As you start to learn Aikido technqiues, if you have not yet learned the applications to your Taichi forms, you will start to see the applications in Aikido. I would not call Aikido a...
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    Grandmother Escorted From Polling Center Because Of Button - Colorado

    Now this is just stupid. No wonder you have your rep points disabled. Too bad you like to give the negatives. You'd get it back.
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    Grandmother Escorted From Polling Center Because Of Button - Colorado

    The ACLU is one of those left wing organizations that would take offense at someone wearing a "fight terrorism" button and would never defend someone that did.
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    Why Do So Few People Vote In The U.S.?

    "2) Most people do not understand the difference between a Republic versus a Democracy" To make things more confusing for them, we're a Democratic Republic
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    Why Do So Few People Vote In The U.S.?

    A lot of reasons. Some think thier vote doesn't count, so i tmakes no difference. They think that thier one vote won't make a difference so they do something else they want to do. But they don't understand that if 100 people who feel the same way go and vote, it makes a big difference. Some...
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    ground fighting in wing chun

    I seriuosly doubt that it lists the full curriculum of all Wing Chun. Plus, does it specifically state that there is no ground fighting ever? Does it say that you can never take these principles and apply them to the ground? Did Yip Man tell his students to go train with someone else if they...
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    ground fighting in wing chun

    "WHile there is grappling almost throughout, and a variety of principles that can be successfully applied on the ground-in fact,lately I've been noticing a lot of biu gee from my guard or when I'm mounted" This seems to be telling me that there IS groundfighting. Just because someone doesn't...
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    How do you know if Tai Chi isn't for you?

    Aikido and Taichi are very much the same art. The main difference is in the approach to teaching it. I teach both. Some people like the Taichi approach, some prefer the Aikido. Some do both. I think many beginners get frustrated with Taichi because it's too slow and they don't understand...
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    Is there such a thing as a grappling kata?

    Yes. There has always been Judo Kata. There are also Kata in many Jujutsu styles. Many schools practice Kata, they just use that word. Prevoiusly one person mentioned "2 person flow drills that resemble kata". I would venture to say this is a perfect example of just that. A "2 person flow...
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    ground fighting in wing chun

    "A feeble attempt by their own admission into the History of the Art Of Wing Chun,let alone any credible first hand documents or proof.Most professors in China would discount this charitable attempt of humor. To manipulate the masses as the author is clearly demonstrating himself as an...
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    ground fighting in wing chun

    Well like I said. It is very incomplete and gets poor reviews. There are only 2 people here supporting the book: You who I know nothing about, and another who I have an extremely low opinion of. Based on my experience with very well known Wing Chun teachers and other reviews of the book I am...
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    ground fighting in wing chun

    Now I'm really convinced it's a worthless book.
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    liking karate

    I like Classical Fighting Arts (formerly Dragon times) www.dragon-tsunami.org You can subscribe and it is usually on the magazine rack at Borders I also like Journal of Asian Martial Arts - also usually found at Borders
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    what about full contact wrestling!

    What exactly is "full contact wrestling"?
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    The News By Official Decree

    The tension between the Bush Administration and the leftists in the media has nothing to do with the Bush Administration trying to control or suprress news. It comes from so called "news organizations" making up stories, injecting thier left wing biased into the stories and thier desire to use...
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    ground fighting in wing chun

    The book seems to be unreliable. Who is this guy and what makes him the world's authority on Wing Chun? Just because Amazon does not require names to be used does not invalidate this persons review. To me, the review that clearly points out major flaws in the book, is carries more weight than...
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    Grandmother Escorted From Polling Center Because Of Button - Colorado

    It has nothing to do with freedom of speech. It has do with the law. There is no campaining allowed in the plling area - most places that I am familair with say no campaining within 100 feet. She broke the law and paid a price. The fact that she is a "grandmother" also has nothing to do with...
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    Makiwara or Free-Standing Bag?

    Excellent point about these. Plus, if your basement floor is concrete the bottom of the base will wear out. I got some carpet strips for my floor. I hit on it until it slid to the end of the carpet, then went to the other side and kept hitting until it got back to the other end again.
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    ground fighting in wing chun

    I never heard of this author. What qualifies him to write this book and say it is the complete system? Here's one of the reviews from Amazon.com "The title of the book should be Incomplete rather than Complete Wing Chun. The writing on the Yip Man chapter is based on the author's biased...
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    Makiwara or Free-Standing Bag?

    You will get different results from the bag and the makiwara. If you have room, you may want to do both. First, I don't like the wall mounted makiwara. With the traditional method of putting the post inthe ground, there is atleast some give to it. They don't just get stuck in the ground, the...
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    What is Reiki?

    I had been curious about this too, since we work with healing arts. In looking into it on the web, it seemed like a scam. You make a paypal payment to the reiki master and they "attune you" after the payment the clears. Then I had an oppertunity to work with some one that I think is a...
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    ground fighting in wing chun

    I'm getting some rather rude, unsigned rep negatives because of this post. I'd like to just address the general attitude expressed, which is quite common about ground fighting. As stated before, the Gracies did not invent ground fighting. But every time someone addresses the issue of ground...
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    ground fighting in wing chun

    Hello again drummingman. It seems that there are a lot of people that think the Gracie family invented ground fighting. But they got it from Judo, which grew out of Jujutsu. So as discussed in various other threads, there was ground fighting in Japan long before anyone ever heard of the...
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    another jujitsu question

    That certainly clears up the Jujutsu questions asked. Thank you.
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    Jujutsu Michigan

    Donnelly's USA Martial Arts in Toledo. Actually Holland. I believe the Jujutsu teacher Gray Sensei lives near Detroit. www.aikitol.com They offer an excellent Jujutsu class plus Aikido and Karate. I used to do both Jujutsu and Aikido there. This is one of the finest dojos I have seen in a...
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    A New Style?

    Hung Gar is a strong, wel lrounded style. Unless there is something in particular that you don't like about it, stay with it. If you think there is something lacking in it, tell us what that is and we can reccomend a style that fills that void for you. Do you prefer hard styles? Striking...
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    Hee Il Cho

    I have long been an advocate of training with the best martial arts teacher available regardless of style. You will find a lot of good people in Hawaii, many you may never have hard of. But if I had a chance to train with Hee Il Cho, I would do it.
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    Video Camera Training

    We have always taped tests for review later on. I also tape every class now, but it is too time consuming to review each one. It is a very helpful tool.
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