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  1. green meanie

    why do people hate kata

    One the other hand some students would simply prefer to spend their time working on the bunkai and don't want to spend time learning kata just to get to it. I could fully understand and appreciate the purpose of kata and the bunkai contained within it and still not enjoy doing it. If I had my...
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    styles that are mostly hand based?

    Boxing. Some kempo styles are predominately striking oriented. There's some kicking but its low level and kicking isn't the main focus of the art. I suppose grappling arts could be considered 'hand based' as well but if you're looking for striking that might not be the way you'd want to go.
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    Charging after reaching black belt?

    I stop charging my students once they reach black belt.
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    Whats on your resolution list 08?

    I feel like I need to recommit myself to what I'm doing. I don't feel like I'm as focused as I should be. Things are going well with my classes and I'm proud of my students but I don't feel like I'm where I should be with this. I have ideas I never followed through with and projects I left...
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    Honorary Rank

    What he said.
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    MA and a knee brace - Anyone else do MA with a Knee Issue?

    I coach wrestling and teach jujutsu and wear a prescription knee brace when I practice. I just take out the metal braces prior to doing any live sparring.
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    Is Stretching a Waste of Time?

    I never stretch but I give my students time to do an individual stretch prior to getting started if they would like to do so.
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    Who is Welcome to Sparring

    We almost always spar during the last 15 - 20 minutes of practice. If someone dropped by (unexpectedly or not) and wanted to take a lesson they would be more than welcome to participate in the sparring at the end just like everyone else.
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    does taking martial arts enhance your life?

    It can. But you only get out of it what you put into it.
  10. green meanie

    Santa's coming...

    Thanks for the link. Wanted to show my kids tonight and couldn't remember what it was called. Merry Christmas!
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    Merry Christmas & Happy New Year I*_*I

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
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    ever really hurt someone

    Yes. Several times. But it's something I haven't done in a very long time.
  13. green meanie

    The Backfist Strike

    Same here. :asian:
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    Is Greco-Roman Wrestling a martial art in your opinion?

    I think shooting for double and single leg takedowns is a great way to go. I have personally found it easier to consistently take people down with a shot on the legs than trying to set up a throw and I don't find it any more risky than anything else I've tried to do.
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    Is Greco-Roman Wrestling a martial art in your opinion?

    In my opinion, wrestling is a martial art regardless of the discipline or style. :asian:
  16. green meanie

    Stephen Hayes Clip!

    Nice clip. Thanks for that. :asian:
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    That's the way it looked to me too. Looked like he dropped his hands to protect against a shot to the body and didn't expect to get cracked up side the head.
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    Which art is more dangerous to practice? Judo (throwing) or Jiu-jitsu (grappling)

    Speaking from my own personal experience only, I have taken more injuries from being thrown than from grappling and submission. If you have a good partner who applies pressure slowly, and you have plenty of time to tap, injuries from submissions be nearly non-existent. Throws on the other...
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    discussion of philosophy

    1) Does philosophy matter? That depends. What are trying to teach? Do you need philosophy to be a good fighter? Probably not. Do you need philosophy to be a good martial artist? I happen to think so but I could be wrong. 2) Can MMA be more effective than TMA? Yes. Can TMA be more effective...
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    I apologize for any rude comments I made on this website

    Hey, better late than never is what I always say. And nothing wrong with loving what you do. Just appreciate the fact that what you do isn't for everyone and what someone else does may not be for you. May I suggest that you consider cross-training in other arts from time to time? I personally...
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    Only a colour belt but I got it!

    Congrats!!! :)
  22. green meanie

    Poll: Tradition or Evolution?

    Great question, but a hard one isn't it? I'm in an art that evolves. We have specific goals that we want to accomplish with our art, problems that we try to provide solutions for. That's never going to change and how hard we train every night working on those solutions is never going to...
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    Hawaiian Kenpo Fighting Secrets

    Secrets eh? :rolleyes:
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    Two Wolves

    Nice. Thanks for sharing! :)