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  1. Juany118

    Happy Birthday Sifu Augustine Fong

    Just a shout out (yeah long time no type ;) ). My Guro/Sifu teaches TWC (along with Inosanto Kali of course) now but his first Sifu was Sifu Fong and to quote my Sifu... "TODAY is the birthday of my first Wing Chun teacher Sifu Augustine Fong I learned real speed from this humble Master."...
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    An interesting take on "sticky hands."

    Its a long video, and when the seminar gets to actual application it is teaching based on various FMA styles BUT I that the following time hacks showed what I have been taught, that there are some obvious similarities between Kali and WC, at least the TWC I study. Now this isn't to say that...
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    I was asked to set up a basic...

    Okay I have been asked to set up a basic self-defense class. These are the ideas have currently in mind and would like any suggestions/critiques/additions. @gpseymour and others who have taught/teach self defense focused stuff are welcome to contribute. Here is my base curriculum atm 1...
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    Skallagrim and the ginunting

    This guy knows blades, though he is a HEMA practitioner...
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    OMG a balanced video on MMA vs TMA?!?!?!?!?!

    I actually found this rather logical and much more balanced than almost any video I have seen on the topic. I am interested on the views of other people. Keep in mind he is addressing it in the context of in the Ring vs. on the Street against a Street attacker (robber, person looking to...
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    An interesting article on Chi-Sau

    Chi Sao, Ip Man and the Problem of Dispersed Training in Wing Chun
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    Purely an intellectual exercise... 108 movements

    OKay, I do not know much about non-YM based WC/VT forms but here is a question. Like YM Lineage do they all have 108 movements? With the answer to that question I then ask the following. I go and hang out on occasion at a Tien Shan Pai school. I see the forms broken down into, shall we call...
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    Help with a "gear" source

    Okay, this is about head gear. My school wants to start doing some sparring with Rattan sticks, vs the plastic core padded sticks we have been using. The Guro runs it as "not for profit" thing so money can be tight. He bought some of the jackets but currently our helmets are the full face MA...
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    Jow...cross post because all WC peeps don't check the other forum

    Jow, not just for iron palm but in general
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    Jow, not just for iron palm but in general

    Was just wondering the Jow people prefer. I love Lau Family Jow. I am sure that some of the herbs in there are essentially just a topical analgesic but once I discovered it I ignored the "hot" and "cold" stuff you see at "regular" pharmacies. It is practically a "miracle cure patent medicine"...
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    Am I missing historical research?

    Okay the other thread made me consider this. I am very interested in the history of the Martial Arts I study. One of the arts I student is Kali. In FMA we have documentaries like The Bladed Hand: The Global Impact of the Filipino Martial Arts (2012) - IMDb, books like Filipino Martial...
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    An interesting story of the YM Mook Jong

    A preface. 1. I found this using the simple search that included "fighting" not wooden dummy. I clicked on it though because it seemed odd to be included in such a search. 2. Of course people will debate what he says but his description, if you remove the "halo" that surrounds names, simply...
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    A thought on a forum rule, based in logic.

    Okay we know there are differences between Main Land China and Hong Kong, largely YM, Lineages. We also know from past experience that (apparently) few if any YM 1st Gen students teach precisely the same WC/VT. This clearly extends to the next generation because of some disagreements we have...
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    Happy one all

    Posted this under general martial arts but for those who frequent here it is clearly most appropriate
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    Happy, Happy all...

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    Tactical Flashlight

    Came across this recently and will likely be my next go to taclight. The ring feature is a big selling point for me. That said @Buka . I thought of your previous "I am watching you" when some of us were talking about self defense tools you can get through airport security when I saw the...
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    Tactical considerations in self defense

    Okay, the purpose of this thread? The tactical considerations of the martial arts are incredibly varied. Everything from environment, the sizes of opponents, weapons. There are some that people may not have considered but others did because of where they live. As an example in Fairbanks...
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    Funny story at a school

    The town I work in has a Tien Shan Pai school on the main drag. If I have time when on patrol I stop into the businesses and the school when it's open to say hello to the Sifu and watch the kids practice (his student body is largely youth). Time for the funny. Last night was the town's...
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    Just finished project.

    Any suggestions for improvement welcome.
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    Truth of self defense and scrutiny

    https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=331002847291061&id=320964961628183
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    Funny incident at a blade smithy...

    My wife and I like going to Renaissance Faires and the one closest to us has a location where they not only sell but shows you blade smithing. So I go to the stand... I see a gorgeous Damascus Steel Kukri. I start messing with it. I see other gorgeous looking blades but turn away when it see...
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    O.O.D.A loop, do you train it/use it.

    Boyds O.O.D.A Loop and How We Use It Okay the cognitive tunneling thread brought this to mind but I thought it may be worthy of its own discussion so; for instructors that include self defense tactics do you train the O.O.D.A loop, even if you didn't realize it? Fellow students like myself do...
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    One thing I found FMA is great for at work...

    Okay so there I am on a call. A person of interest goes to sit in a chair. I move to an end table near another chair. Pick the pen and pencil up off it and ask them to move to that chair. We clear the call without incident the other officer in the room with me asks "why did you do that man?"...
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    The most important thing in Martial Arts to me...

    It has taught me methods that allow me to protect others as well as myself in my calling but this to me is not the most important thing. If I wish to do either I must be grounded, I must be accepting of the world around me. When I am at my school, the stress any adult feels...work, financial...
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    A video I love

    Probably shown before but...
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    A question

    While I do not study JKD, rather Wing Chun and Lacoste-Inosanto Kali, I think L-IK teaches me the philosophy of JKD, where Bruce Lee came from a WC/Chinese Martial Arts starting point Guro Dan came from an FMA/South Pacific starting point. That said I wonder if you can apply JKD concepts to any...
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    IMO, the difference between armed and unarmed MA's

    First: I am interested if the more experienced people in the forums would sound off and critique my theory here. Second: when I say armed vs unarmed I mean; "armed" arts put weapons front and center like FMA, HEMA, Kenjutsu, some styles of Silat etc., even if they have empty hand techniques...
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    Any one going to Kuo Shu?

    U.S. International Kuo Shu Championship Tournament | USKSF
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    Interesting take on the Orlando incident

    Not meaning to flame but I saw this blog post today... The DALE YEAGER Blog And again I don't mean to flame. I know there are higher end clubs that pay for audits and quality training. However I also know that way to many clubs prioritize liability first and see the "security" aspect as...
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    Review of the Fox Dart XT

    I notice that while we may talk about Lineages and techniques in FMA we don't often talk about how well, or poorly, various work in conjunction with said techniques. I have this incoming and it should be in my hands on Friday. FOX DART Tanto Karambit Black G10 Fighting Knife Emerson Wave (Size...
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