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  1. Doc

    What is this Stance Called?

    The stance is called "Kosa dachi"
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    What is this Stance Called?

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    Ed Parker Teachings

    Yeah plenty to talk about for those interested for sure.
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    Ed Parker Teachings

    Thank you sir, you are too kind.
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    Ed Parker Teachings

    Yeah a rough couple of years as I've lost a bunch of people to everything but covid. But, still here so .... Take care brother, there are only a few of us left.
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    Ed Parker Teachings

    Take your time sir, and we can always chop it up when you want to get deep into it. Glad to get into with the serious folks.
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    Ed Parker Teachings

    Hey old friend, I'm still kicking, (but not high). I hope all is well with you and yours. Still teaching and writing my curriculum to my system which is really coming along nicely. Good to see you're still hanging in there. :)
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    Ed Parker Teachings

    Good for you. I wish more would educate themselves more on the science of human movement. After all, teachers are teaching body mechanics without any functional knowledge of the subject and ending up teaching aesthetically instead of proper movement to promote longevity and efficiency. I applaud...
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    Ed Parker Teachings

    Footwork and stances are probably the most important aspect of any interactive martial activity. After all, everything you do and might hope to accomplish with your upper body is predicated on what you achieve with the support of your lower body platform. Unfortunately, this is also probably...
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    Is this legal in Bayarea California to carry out?

    Designed Batons of all types are illegal in the Peoples Republic called the State of Kalifornia under section 12020 of the Penal Code. it includes all manner of martial arts weapons as well. Most of them are considered "wobblers" for the purpose of prosecution. That is you will be booked under a...
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    Lower belts keep kicking me in the groin. Need advice.

    They have this new thing that some of the oldtimers teach. It's called "blocks." I've also seen some people who move and shift sides but I'd try the blocks first. One thing is for sure, it keeps you motivated, especially if you don't wear a cup all the time.
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    Is it possible to do breaking with the instep without injury?

    That is correct. However one may choose to strike with any portion of the body if that is their desire, but that doesn't make it the most effective.
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    The Proper Horse Stance?

    Of course, you and I are only "outsiders" in the sense we only know of the impressions and stories told to us and only the two men involved really know. I respected both of them tremendously and in the end "mom and dad got a divorce that had nothing to do with us kids." It was between them and...
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    The Proper Horse Stance?

    To be more specific, some of the historical information in the book Secrets of Chinese Karate was information shared with Ed Parker by Sifu Woo. Sifu Woo felt Mr. Parker should have given him credit for that information in the book. To suggest "they had a falling out over a book deal" tends to...
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    The Proper Horse Stance?

    Stances are not created for aesthetic reasons in the Traditional Chinese Arts, and that includes the Horse Stance. The position of the body in its entirety constitutes posture, not just the feet. The alignment of the feet properly has a profound impact on available upper body strength, and an...
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    The Proper Horse Stance?

    While anatomically correct postures are usually dictated and dedicated to particular actions or functions, there are always anatomical anomalies in nature that cannot be ignored. While "normal" people may find it hard to believe, the direction the feet point does not always line up with the...
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    The Proper Horse Stance?

    The pictured posture is not incorrect. It is perfectly fine when you understand Martial Posture.
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    The Proper Horse Stance?

    I don't believe I made mention of anyone in particular in my answer. I was speaking of a horse stance and its correct posture.
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    The Proper Horse Stance?

    You are absolutely correct sir. What many call a horse stance is more akin to a "sumo" stance or some variance. The problem with defining a "Horse Stance" from the Chinese perspective as well as any other is in anatomically defining what it means to have your feet "straight" or parallel. For the...
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    Elite female judo vs untrained male

    To use the term, "real fight" and judoka would seem to be intellectually incongruent. Although essentially anything can be converted to some type of martial activity, Judo itself by design is not a fighting art pers矇 and therefore is immediately handicapped by its own creative purposes. Designed...
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    So what does everyone think about Simone Biles withdrawing from the Olympics due to her mental health issues?

    I don't even see this as a "mental health" thing. Losing your orientation is a significant physical problem in a routine. But then some people wouldn't be satisfied until she broke her neck. She did the right thing and protected herself, supported her teammates and finished in an event that...
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    Is there a such thing as too much Kenpo?

    Well, it wasn't all "cookies and creme." But, I cherished it for almost 30 years without a break. Me, and father time have been in some pretty good scuffles but I'm holding my own so far. Many of my dearest friends, colleagues, and students haven't been as fortunate. Thanks for checking on the...
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    Is there a such thing as too much Kenpo?

    Yep, same thing. It's a product that can only be evaluated on its merits in real-time by the individual.
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    Is there a such thing as too much Kenpo?

    Interesting, I wonder what the age was when he made Black. 9, 10? Doesn't matter, it's bogus anyway.
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    Help on Chow Research

    Dam you.
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    Two Man Set

    And it never fails to come true.
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    Two Man Set

    That's because it didn't make sense and had horrible mechanics. Tiger and Crane was another story sir.
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    Two Man Set

    The Two-Man Set also known as "The Black Belt Set" initially, originally appeared in "Secrets of Chinese Karate" published in 1963. This was during Mr. Parker's Chinese Kenpo period under Sifu Ark Wong, when the only significant form was the Hung Gar version of "Tiger and the Crane," while other...
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    Where is systema going to be in 10 years ?

    On the same list with all the other "fads." Guys like Martin Wheeler are great martial artist with or without "systema," not because of it. I've lived long enough to see all the fads come and go, and they all have one thing in common; its about "selling" the martial arts, not the arts...
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    Who will impact EPAK the most in the next 10 years?

    Well, it's been more than 10 years and we now have the answer - nobody. That's not to say there aren't some good people doing good things, but those are good people who are doing goods things with kenpo being a conduit to help serve their communities, like my good friend Bob White and his wife...
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