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  1. Eric Damon Rapier

    Thanks for the like :)

    Thanks for the like :)
  2. Eric Damon Rapier

    Be careful

    True....very true!!!! That ego boy.....
  3. Eric Damon Rapier

    Be careful

    That's probably the only thing that I would say is negative about martial arts...the ego trips and abuse of knowledge and power!!! These beautiful systems....its unfortunate.
  4. Eric Damon Rapier

    Be careful

    Oh my goodness!!! That is terrible for someone to experience. I'm sorry for your child. Its second nature to think you can trust your instructor. What an eye opener.
  5. Eric Damon Rapier

    The difference

    I see the circular emphasis on movement in Goju Ryu. It seems to me that Goju Ryu uses centrifugal force to add extra power behind strikes and blocks. It registers in my head at least that it has similar perspectives as Aikido. I'm gonna research in hopes of broadening my understanding.
  6. Eric Damon Rapier

    Goju Ryu karate

    Last night's class definitely helped me to realize that FOR REAL!!!!
  7. Eric Damon Rapier

    Goju Ryu karate

    Tonight's class was so humbling. I was thinking that the learning would not be as challenging as I had been told. Boy was I mistaken. The martial art movements have allowed me to discover where I'm tight and have exposed my imbalances which I'm so grateful to have experienced tonight. I already...
  8. Eric Damon Rapier

    The difference

    Very in depth and detailed. Thank you
  9. Eric Damon Rapier

    Foot and ankle strength

    Ah.....that's a lot more manageable. Thank you
  10. Eric Damon Rapier

    Foot and ankle strength

    Oh boy...that's gonna take some work
  11. Eric Damon Rapier

    Foot and ankle strength

    That is enlightening. I totally feel what you're saying. One total movement for any movement. Although that's easier said than done for me. 儭
  12. Eric Damon Rapier

    The difference

    Y'all funny
  13. Eric Damon Rapier

    Goju Ryu karate

    Ah...a fellow Goju Ryu practitioner. I definitely want to talk with you about Goju Ryu.
  14. Eric Damon Rapier

    The difference

    I hear you. I have time...thanks
  15. Eric Damon Rapier

    The difference

    Thank you for your input. As you can tell I'm new and feel like a kid in a MA candy store. I have questions on top of questions. Thank you all for having patience with me.
  16. Eric Damon Rapier

    The difference

    Can someone explain the difference between Goju Ryu karate and Shotokan Karate?
  17. Eric Damon Rapier

    Martial arts events

    These are both wonderful gifts of information. Thank you Mitlov and Flying Crane. Searching in my area is definitely ideal.
  18. Eric Damon Rapier

    Martial arts events

    Nice!!!!! Thank you.
  19. Eric Damon Rapier

    Martial arts events

    Thank you for pointing me in the right direction
  20. Eric Damon Rapier

    Goju Ryu karate

    Okay thank you I'll you tube him
  21. Eric Damon Rapier

    Martial arts events

    Tournaments, but workshops in particular. Really anything that involves martial arts. I'm in California...bay area/northern California.
  22. Eric Damon Rapier

    Martial arts events

    Thanks dvcochran
  23. Eric Damon Rapier

    Martial arts events

    Is there a website or information center where I can find out where martial arts events are upcoming?
  24. Eric Damon Rapier

    Goju Ryu karate

    We actually do some of these warm ups. The ankle roll looks beneficial as well as the inner thigh stretch. Definitely add these to my morning routine.
  25. Eric Damon Rapier

    Goju Ryu karate

    Thank you... I'm on it now
  26. Eric Damon Rapier

    Foot and ankle strength

    Wow.... I'm sorry you are going through something like that. You would think with all these technological advances there would be something out there to help. Man....
  27. Eric Damon Rapier

    Foot and ankle strength

    Awww man......I wish I would have come to this site sooner
  28. Eric Damon Rapier

    Foot and ankle strength

    Thank you....
  29. Eric Damon Rapier

    Foot and ankle strength

    I have to tell all you that this wealth of knowledge is so humbling to me. Whoever created this website THANK YOU!!! It's so refreshing to be able to talk to people who have the same (if not more) passion/enthusiasm for martial arts. I wish I would have started years ago but I'm appreciative of...
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