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  1. Hong Kong Pooey

    Being Bullied and dont know what to do? Having trouble speaking up

    Try talking to the sports teacher and tell him you're interested in learning boxing or wrestling but don't have much money, he may have some suggestions.
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    would Krav Maga be the best fit for me?

    If I were you I'd forget about gun & knife defence for now and stick with the basics. First up grappling: wrestling, judo or BJJ. Second, striking: boxing or MT. All very useful in real world situations and you have the advantage of being able to practice (and compete if you wish) against...
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    What Martial Art is Right for Me?

    Some great advice already, but here's my opinion on which styles to learn: Boxing and/or Muay Thai for striking; Wrestling, Judo or BJJ for grappling. There are reasons why all of the MMA experts use and recommend some combination of the above. Also, do your own research: YouTube is a great...
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    And The Answer Is

    3. A Pyrrhic victory is one that comes at too high a cost
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    yip man shuts down bruce lee

    Good story. Might be true, might not be. Believe it if you like, or don't. There doesn't seem to be too much point in arguing about it as no-one will ever prove it one way or the other. Personally I'm a fan of both and would like to think it could be true. Under the likely circumstances and...
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    Regarding diverse approaches to WC...

    I didn't get that impression at all. LFJ is the first person I've seen use it, but I actually thought it was quite clever and inclusive as it retains the letters that all WC spelling variations (that I've seen) have in common without the differences. I wouldn't adopt it myself though as it took...
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    Being tactful and using magic words

    Yet another reason to visit Scandinavia :)
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    Being tactful and using magic words

    So 3 Brits then, or even 4 if he was a Northern Irishman...
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    Regarding diverse approaches to WC...

    I'm finding this so fascinating I started a new thread on it http://www.martialtalk.com/forum/63-wing-chun/116660-chi-sau-can-different-styles-branches-roll-together.html#post1668923
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    Chi Sau - Can Different Styles/Branches Roll Together?

    So this other thread http://www.martialtalk.com/forum/63-wing-chun/116620-regarding-diverse-approaches-wc.html threw up something I found interesting - post 11 onward - and rather than derail it I thought I'd start a new one. To put it very simply, my understanding was that the aim of Chi-Sau...
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    Would this work?

    Don't underestimate the power of the judo chop. It works against multiple opponents and is very intimidating to potential attackers, as proven in this incident:
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    Regarding diverse approaches to WC...

    I can't do multi-quotes, but I'm intrigued by this whole tangent that different styles/branches can't chi-sau with each other. Can you guys expand on this please? How can they be so different that you can't roll with each other? Surely it only doesn't work for whoever 'loses'? This is coming...
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    Different WCK body power generation mechanics

    Sorry, but I for one am not buying that. It's about as convincing to me as the Kiai master stuff.
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    Are women disadvantaged in striking arts/styles?

    Not necessarily, bad luck can happen to anyone
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    And The Answer Is

    2. What's a portage? Protege? Anyway I'll guess Dan Inosanto...
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    Are women disadvantaged in striking arts/styles?

    Wouldn't be the first time!
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    Are women disadvantaged in striking arts/styles?

    As there seems to be a somewhat shrill response from some of the feminists on here I'd like to clarify my own position on the subject as I don't wish to be tarred with any particular brush... Overall, on average, generally speaking, however you prefer to phrase it, women are physically weaker...
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    Are women disadvantaged in striking arts/styles?

    To you physicists arguing with your fancy equations over what determines how hard someone can hit I'm going to try and address it in layman's terms for the rest of us to undertand and you guys can tell me if/why I'm wrong... As I understand it technique is the major factor at play, and it comes...
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    Are women disadvantaged in striking arts/styles?

    Good thread! I can't really add too much to it, just re-iterate what's already been said by others but I'll try and sum up the points I agree with. In general yes, women do have a disadvantage due to being smaller and weaker, but that applies to any competitive art, not just striking based...
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    And The Answer Is

    Same here... 2. $1
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    Explain this odd male behavior

    I'm curious to know how she brought it up in the first place, and how she enforced this rule? Was it as soon you set foot in the place, or perhaps before you even crossed the threshold? Did you have to sign something before gaining entry? And once inside the house, and when the time came, did...
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    Explain this odd male behavior

    Actually I saw a Mythbusters episode where they proved it's not entirely our fault, bad design for that kind of precision targetry, and especially for those of us who haven't been mutilated in that department. It is annoying though if you're involved in cleaning it up, or even just using it...
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    Explain this odd male behavior

    Well I for one know exactly what you mean, having seen it with my own eyes many many times, and even done it myself on occasion! I think it's learned behaviour rather than instinctive but I've seen it in more than one country and more than one part of the world, so I wouldn't say it's cultural...
  24. Hong Kong Pooey

    On Physical Challenges

    Lol it's just an expression for 2 friends messing around. Something like this, I imagine:
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    How dangerous is a typical street fight?

    Yes. You can use reasonable force to protect yourself, your property, and other people.
  26. Hong Kong Pooey

    The best martial arts for self defense from..

    Fair enough, when he said fencing I thought of Olympic style fencing with the foil, epee, or sabre. This is the closest definition I kind find to yours Definition of ?fencing? | Collins English Dictionary that includes the practice/use of all swords, but I wouldn't consider 2 dudes fighting with...
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    The best martial arts for self defense from..

    Archery's a good call but not sure about fencing? It seems a bit too stabby and the swords a bit too flimsy for my liking. You don't want your sword stuck in one zombie while the others come at you, might get away with a sabre but I'd prefer a heavier blade that can take heads & limbs off in...
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    And The Answer Is

    3. Chuck Norris, Joe Lewis, Mike Stone
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    The best martial arts for self defense from..

    Without watching the clip, I completely disagree that BJJ is appropriate for a zombie apocalypse. Anything that utilizes swords, axes and basically any of the longer range bladed weapons would seem to me to be the best MAs for this scenario. However I reserve the right to change my mind when I...
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    big fight night :)

    Thanks to Dave and Scott for their posts, and well played Tez.
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