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    Style differences between Daito Ryu and Yoshinkan

    Trying to understand the differences in style and curriculum between Daito ryu Aikijujutsu and Yoshinkan Aikido. What is evident in one that is missing in the other? Thanks
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    Deutscher Jujutsu Verband

    Has anyone ever heard/experimented/knows someone who dabbled in German jujutsu? According to the internet, it's a rather eclectic approach to hand to hand combat. While primarily focused on Jujutsu/Aikido/Judo techniques, it also incorporates moves from FMA, BJJ and CMA. Taught to German...
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    Dong Jin Kim - Legit Hapkido guy?

    I was wondering if anybody here knows about Dai Nippon Butoku Kai, AKA JTR Jujutsu, taught by Dong Jin Kim in Washington D.C. As far as I can tell, he's as legit as they come in both Hapkido and Jujutau (his wiki page states that he trains special forces and the like), but I wanted a second...
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    JTR Jujutsu

    I was wondering if anybody here knows about Dai Nippon Butoku Kai, AKA JTR Jujutsu, taught by Dong Jin Kim in Washington D.C. As far as I can tell, he's as legit as they come (his wiki page states that he trains special forces and the like), but I wanted a second opinion. His website...
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    Wudang

    Just curious about the functional differences between Wudang and Shaolin styles of CMA. What does one style emphasize more than the other?
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    Shoshin ryu jujutsu?

    So I came across this Uchi Deshi program in the states that teaches Eishin ryu and Shoshin ryu. I understand that Shoshinryu is some sort of an American twist on Danzanryu. Can anyone expand on that? Is it another standard unarmed style of modern jujutsu?
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    Looking for a bow

    I'm looking for a bow that is not entirely for beginners, but not really advanced either. It needs to suit someone who is about 5'6", somewhat muscular, in good physical shape, who doesn't mind a learning curve for a non-beginner's bow, but not something unreasonably hard. It would be nice if...
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    Philip Chenique of Atemi Ryu Jujitsu

    Does anyone know who that is? Heard of him? Studied with him? Know if he's legit? Does anyone know the school? He apparently teaches FMA as well. He's the head instructor of Atemi Ryu Jujitsu and this is the page: http://www.atemi-ryu.com/instructors
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    Philip Chenique of Atemi Ryu Jujitsu

    Does anyone know who that is? Heard of him? Studied with him? Know if he's legit? Does anyone know the school? He's the head instructor of Atemi Ryu Jujitsu and this is the page: Atemi Ju-Jitsu :: Atemi-Ryu Ju-Jitsu :: Instructors
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    Tenjin Shinyo Ryu schools left in the west?

    I've been curious about this, since it's the style both Ueshiba and Kano came from, but I'm struggling to find authentic schools that still teach this Koryu. Are there only schools left in Japan at this point?
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    Akayama ryu Jujutsu

    This is an option that recently came up for me. They operate out of Alabama. Does anyone know them? Know anyone who has trained there? Akayama-Ryu Jujutsu News
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    2 options

    I'm struggling between which martial arts program to choose. It's down to 2 options and each has its pros and cons. Obviously it comes down to personal preference, but if you can shed any light I might have missed, it would be nice: 1) Seibukan Jujutsu Uchi Deshi program: Operating out of...
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    Goshin Kempo Jujutsu

    While the term sounds quite generic, I do understand that many schools teach it, including Kevin Secours. What I was wondering is whether the GKJ curriculum involves elements of Aikibudo, i.e the blending and momentum utilization in combat, or is it a more direct, force vs force, highly...
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    Difference between Russian Systema and Secours Systema

    I've heard that a few years ago, Mikhail Ryabko and Vladimir Vasiliev have announced that the method taught by Instructor Kevin Secours, is not their Systema, and he put a different spin on it, enough to differentiate it from the traditional Systema taught by the original Russian teachers. Is...
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    Can anyone here read and write Japanese fluently?

    I'm looking for real life examples of stories online of people successfully using Aikido to defend themselves. I've been able to find 5 such examples in English, but it dawned on me that if I could read Japanese, I could find more online. Stories that were never publicized outside of Japan. Can...
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    The most "hybrid" Karate style?

    I've been told that of all Karate schools and systems, Goju Ryu is the most hybrid style, i.e involves more grappling in its curriculum then all other Karate styles. It's also said that this style has never abandoned its martial roots in favor of sport. Is that true?
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    Senshusei course

    I understand it's open to anybody who wants it, and it's an 11-month intensive program that gets you from a white belt all the way to black. Originally it was only for Tokyo riot police but now it's open to basically anyone in the world. The question is - How much of an Aikidoka can someone...
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    Difference between Daito Ryu and Miyama Ryu

    Both styles appear effective and self defense oriented, without an excessive amount of attention to Atemi Waza, which is what I'm looking for. What are the functional differences between the styles? What would you see in one that you wouldn't necessarily see in the other?
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    Reading the attacker

    As I understand it, a substantial amount of Aikido training is about learning how to read your opponent, mainly via involuntary eye movements and body language, thus giving you the half a second required in order to blend or enter your opponent's space in order to neutralize his attack. I heard...
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    "Modern" Jiu Jitsu?

    Taking a traditional martial art and giving it a contemporary spin is nothing new, but I'm not sure about this one. Dennis Hannover is a Jiu Jitsu instructor that has a huge school in California as well as other places around the world. http://www.dsjj-usa.com/index.php?con=home He calls it...
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    Anyone here familiar with Kevin Secours?

    I know he has a martial arts school in Canada and that he has several black belts. Proficient in Jiu Jitsu, Systema, Krav Maga, Kali... He was also the combat consultant for the latest Splinter Cell game. Can anyone tell me how good of a teacher he is?
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    Stick fighting in Chinese martial arts

    I was just wondering whether it's possible to find any sort of stick fighting in Chinese methods, sort of like the thing you will find in Eskrima. I know there are staff forms, but I'm talking more about shorter sticks.
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    Need a little help regarding Jiu Jitsu and Aikido

    I need the Japanese names of 3 Aikido self defense techniques that CANNOT be found in Jiu Jitsu or Judo. Techniques that are unique to Aikido. Thanks.
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    Ground fighting

    A significant portion of the criticism of those who challenge Chinese martial arts, is "how are all those fancy moves gonna help you when you're on the ground"? But I know that Chin Na has various ground applications, and perhaps some styles of Shuai Jiao as well. Are these methods...
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    Michiharu Mori

    I saw a couple of demos of this guy on youtube, and he seems great. Anyone ever trained with him? Does he accept Uchi Deshi students?
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    Difference between sport and self defense

    With regards to Pencak Silat, I was wondering what are the specific differences in the curriculum when practicing the art for tournaments vs self defense applications. In Taekwondo the tournaments are nothing but a barrage of kicks, but strict self defense curriculum also involves various...
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    Xiao Hong Quan application

    This video shows an Indian Wuseng known as Kanishka Sharma with combat application of Xiao Hong Quan. He says that after you learn the whole routine, it's a matter of taking bits of it to apply to any combat situation. Is that true for other forms of Shaolin fist? Do you learn whole routines...
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    This might be a stupid question

    But I'm looking at the career stats of the greatest professional boxers of all time, and I see that Rocky Marciano was the only one to remain undefeated throughout. If this is the case, why isn't he mentioned in the same breath as Muhammad Ali? Ali is always considered to be the greatest, but if...
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    Emphasis on punches?

    The constant point of criticism about TKD is that it neglects hand work, and hardly any punches are used. Many say they supplement TKD with kickboxing, so they'll have good hands as well. In your experience, how true is that? Does your school neglect it as well? Do traditional, no-sport, pure...
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    MMA vs TMA

    I am a very strong believer that it's not the art but the person using it. Still, whenever there's a video of Kung Fu/Aikido/Wing Chun etc on Youtube, it immediately becomes a comment war between those who like it and those who say that none of that stuff works and real fighters are only MMA...
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