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    What is a good basic martial art training program if I have back issues?

    I would recommend Yang Style Tai Chi or Chen Style Tai Chi . When you learn the basic's you can eventually depending on your teachers knowledge learn the internal energy side for healing.I start my Chen Tai Chi journey this coming March due to various injuries over the last 45 years that never...
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    Back injury and kyokushin karate

    I was having some lower back issues just over a year ago due to belly fat. I went on the Keto diet and lost 25lbs and resumed training without any back issues.
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    Which style of karate would you consider most complete

    I have to agree with Rusty B. I have studied a variety of martial arts over the years (30 plus years) and find all arts to be beneficial. Find one that suits your current needs but you may find another one in the years to come that may interest you as well. I am by nature a curious person and...
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    Why do Japanese arts use the Japanese language?

    I asked my Aikijuijitsu teacher why he doesn't use Japanese terminology and he said its because we don't live in Japan. He then asked if I had a problem with that. lol
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    Hapkido schools a dying breed?

    Then it didn't happen.
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    Great resource for those interested in Kenpo distance learning

    Definitely worth trying it out.
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    Great resource for those interested in Kenpo distance learning

    If you received your black belt many years ago in Kenpo and wanted to use this as a refresher then this would beneficial. Lots of free Youtube Kenpo videos online by very reputable instructors that I would recommend investigating. I am currently using Youtube and reviewing a complete Hapkido...
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    Hapkido schools a dying breed?

    We have at least 5 Hapkido schools in my part of the country. Some of the TaeKwonDo schools in my area have even reached out to my Aikijuijitsu teacher for student instruction. I have a friend who teaches Hapkido a few hours away from my home as part of his TaeKwonDo school. Some of his...
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    Hapkido schools a dying breed?

    Do you have video footage of this that you could share with us?
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    The notion that you have to throw/submit yourself in Aikido or get your wrist broken

    We strike and kick in the martial art I practice, Aikijuijitsu. Eyes and throat are not off limits. lol
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    Anyone knows this master?

    That was interesting....
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    If you picked 4 exercises what would they be?

    Go to the Netherlands where my family immigrated from and see a population of 17 million people who own an estimated 22.5 million bicycles. You will see a variety of bicycle designs for every age group, purpose and has a proven overall health benefits. My grandparents from both sides of the...
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    If you picked 4 exercises what would they be?

    I have introduced casual cycling and walking long distances to my exercise routine over the last five years and have experienced great benefits. I made no mention of road cycling or mountain biking. I use to be a runner many years ago and have no more desire to run and suffer the impact of sore...
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    If you picked 4 exercises what would they be?

    I also like to add biking and fast walking or just long walks.
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    After 5 years, still looking for the "spark"

    I went through something similar about 4 years ago. I trained in various martial arts over the years but had left martial arts many years ago to raise a family and focus on my career. I tried Chow Gar Southern Praying Mantis which I enjoyed but unfortunately the school closed and no sifu to take...
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    6 year old first dan??? whiskey tango foxtrot!

    If your a movie star and living in the U.S.A you can buy a degree from a prestigious University for your son/daughter. Just saying. :)
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    6 year old first dan??? whiskey tango foxtrot!

    I totally agree with every school or martial art having different standards to obtain a black belt and have experienced this myself. I remember clearly as a kid being enrolled in TaeKwonDo/Hapkido and quickly moving through the ranks to get my red belt. I had a gymnastic background prior to...
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    We need a kick in the pants!!!

    It's been that long ! I am getting old.
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    We need a kick in the pants!!!

    I am a new forum member and have posted a few topics for discussion and contributed to some other posts. I quickly noticed some forum members just like to argue and talk in circles. I won't be posting very often or contributing as often because of this. I do realize many people on this forum are...
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    Chung I chuan

    You would have access to some good Wing Chun and Yang Style Tajiquan schools as well in the Netherlands.The Netherlands has been known to have a wide variety of excellent martial arts schools overall. Depending of where you are located I can send you a PM with some recommendations. I still have...
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    Best way to avoid joint pain

    I figured some individual may look at it that way but I would rather not discuss the full extent of my injuries. You can conclude whatever you like but I am alive and doing very well based on my experience prescribed by a Dr. Chiropractic medicine. Have a good day.I wish you all the best dvcochran !
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    Best way to avoid joint pain

    Makes no difference as to the approach a chiropractor will take, it's all connected, he/she will make an assessment based on x-rays , symptoms etc.. My hips are adjusted once a week as well as legs, ankles, neck area spine etc. I use to go 3 times a week for many months an now I go once a week...
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    Best way to avoid joint pain

    That's a typical standard practice giving patients a cortisone shot but it is only good for short term relieve. It is my understanding speaking to a surgeon who wanted to operate on me (neck/back) that an individual could only receive up to 3 cortisone shots in his/her life time.The thought of...
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    Best way to avoid joint pain

    Yes see your doctor first but generally they want an x-ray and bloodwork done then prescribe pain medication, physio therapy in some instances. Personally I have done all that and found the best solution overall has been diet, exercise, chiropractor and massage therapy.
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    Best way to avoid joint pain

    If you can find a really good highly respected chiropractor and a massage therapist that can perform deep tissue massage. I have broken many bones (neck & ribs) as well as damage such as tennis elbow etc. Without the chiropractor keeping my body in alignment along with deep tissue massage...
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    Learning Tai Chi online

    I encourage you to watch the latest Kron Gracie vs Alex Caceres fight and witness two incredible elite fighters in action. One of the least chaotic fights that I have seen in a long time. Alex Caceres is an incredible fighter standing up mainly and also has a ground game. Kron Gracie quickly...
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    Some interesting thoughts from one of O-Sensei's direct students

    Great article ! Currently started my Aiki Jiu Jitsu journey almost a year ago and it has been a real eye opener. Most days it feels like I am just learning to walk. I have so much more to learn and find myself on my back so often without knowing how I got there as well. lol
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    Learning Tai Chi online

    Well said Flying Crane and have experienced something very similar while learning Chow Gar.
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