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    Which style of karate would you consider most complete

    So what is the difference between pale ale and IPA, I never understood that.
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    Which style of karate would you consider most complete

    I don't remember the first one I tried, but I had IPA from Sierra Nevada and both of them tasted like a mix of pine forest and grapefruit. It was a chore to get through.
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    Which style of karate would you consider most complete

    Well it is the fastest growing beer style here at least to a few of the beer snob sites I read. Still, it is nasty. I have been wanting to get monk beer since I had trappiest ale. I know that Trappists are not the only monk orders making beer so this should be fun.
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    Which style of karate would you consider most complete

    My issue with Pale Ale is I get tired of everything tasting like pine trees. I never understood why IPA is so popular. It amazes me that people enjoy drinking a pine forest.
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    Which style of karate would you consider most complete

    I have only dabbled in home brewing but I thought beer making required all the grain to be malted? How does one make it with un malted grain?
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    Which style of karate would you consider most complete

    What exactly is a porter any ways? I have had some and it just seamed like another ale to me. Despite that I am an American, I prefer ales over lagers.
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    Beginner again questions.

    Wow, Thank you for the information. So their bunkai is no better then the others, that is something to think about. But step sparring against that many attackers? Now that is a first. I can't comment on the rest of it as I have not tried them yet. So, I will refer back to this. Thank you for...
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    Beginner again questions.

    I never thought about that at the time. Also I didn't think anyone actually allowed that.
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    Beginner again questions.

    But the question is, if they don't spar with them and they don't come out under pressure, why train them like that in the first place? This question only really came to me after watching and reading a bunch from Mr. Abernathy on the proper way to use those movements. I did like the classes...
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    Beginner again questions.

    LOL Actually the place I left has closed recently as well. I agree, I am being way to picky, but I have a distaste for wasted time. Im 37 which means my useful life with ability to be athletic is dwindling down. If I truly went with my gut, based on my interactions with them, it would be...
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    Beginner again questions.

    Regarding the ITF place. Based on the class I watched, and the numerous videos of their organization on the internet, that is how they practice their blocks. You can tell by their sparring that it does not work as literally none of the way they teach the blocks is seen in their black belts...
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    Beginner again questions.

    Hey Thanks for your reply. I agree that it sounds a bit odd, but the guy was apparently very good at competition. It's true there are 30 different types of martial arts with in 50 miles of my location. Around fort wayne there is about 12 or so. I ruled out the ATA because that is obvious...
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    Beginner again questions.

    Thanks. Seriously though, you wouldn't believe how annoying it is to have so many places you train at close with in a few months of you showing up.. Though I left the Bujinkan place because of the no sparring and almost no resistance thing.
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    Beginner again questions.

    Hey everyone! Probably won't remember me, but I was kind of active here a number of years ago. I was doing the boxing/mma thing then. Well I had a string of bad luck with my gyms closing. Then I tried a few of the traditional arts. Bujinkan, then found a karate place that also had a separate...
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    Question about a Grand Master

    I live in the same Town as this School. Fort Wayne is both blessed and Cursed. We have a plethora of martial arts available. Especially Traditional art. . This place is hopping and bopping, and sadly if you want that kind of art, it is the only place around. At least they spar. I to was not...
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    Howcome the tempo in MMA differs so much from other martial arts?

    It has a lot to do with the nature of the setting and the skill sets involved. Not everyone in UFC/MMA has High level grappling. A lot of them are better at striking and stand up with only moderate skill on the ground.. That was definitely how it was at my MMA gym. Some had far better...
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    How bad does not sparring effect you in a real street fight situation ?

    CP and Others. Its unfortunate there are not many good examples of the other types of kata out there. Not talking about the K/P/B dance kata that everyone not in TMA is familiar with. DB I have only just began to experience kata training, and coming from mma, it is not anything like you...
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    Training log.

    My muscles in my Upper legs, are on fire. My inner thighs hurt so much. Earlier in the week, I told sensei I was having problems with the dive rolling because I was afraid of them. He said we would cover them at the end of class.. I thought it would be a short tutorial or discussion, I was...
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    How bad does not sparring effect you in a real street fight situation ?

    Hate to break it to you son but I did train mma. I quit 1.5 years in because of all the crap that is in it so do not tell me I don't know anything about mma People with your horrid ego, and the poor state of mma training are the reason I quit. So I speak with some experience. We spent way to...
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    How bad does not sparring effect you in a real street fight situation ?

    Drop bear, you keep mentioning that sparring teaches the fundamental basics. Im sorry but you are wrong, and who ever taught you is wrong. You should have ALREADY learned those basics, out side of sparring. Sparring is not the place to learn a technique correctly. It is were you go to learn...
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    Training log.

    Had a new student join. She like me, has prior MA experience. Its nice to see someone else struggle with some of the same things I am.. She came from TKD and some kind of womans self defense, were she was a instructor. While she is immenantly more physically fit and able bodied then I am, she...
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    Training log.

    Thanks for the words guys. I know its something ill be working on forever. Im frustrated because when I started boxing it took me a month to learn the punching, in mma it took me about 1.5 weeks to learn our kicks(all two of them). Im just not used to it taking so long to learn what amounts to...
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    Training log.

    I have discovered some of the perils of self training at home. I am struggling with the basic punch. What is pissing me off the most is, I was a boxer.. Punching should be easy. I have done it a million times. I keep screwing it up.. Instead of bringing my legs in line as I punch, I am...
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    How effective is the striking art?

    I think that, based on my mma experience it is easier for a grappler to get his way, IE take down and or grapple a striker, then it is for a striker to keep a grappler at bay. Now the moment I learned some TD defense, that all changed as I was a good boxer and then I was able to hold my own.
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    Better then i thought.

    Aye, ill tell you lesson learned. Im not going to skimp on that stuff again.
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    Better then i thought.

    Well after numerous false starts and my own fear of it, I finally went to a beginner yoga class. It featured some knee down lunge stretches and breathing(lots of it). Then we started doing some practice of plank and child pose and downward dog, crocodile, cobra and warrior and triangle poses...
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    Need advice.

    Gran you may be right. She is not unhealthy or at a unhealthy weight, so im not sure how it can be a problem? We have not really talked about it. She has mentioned that she wants to loose more weight. I guess my thing is out side of non existent libido, I don't see a problem. Could there be...
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    Need advice.

    Steve I have had issues with my weight for a long time. Its only recently that I have really started to take it seriously.(not hard to loose a 100lbs, its the other 100lbs that's hard) Its not just my weight that is causing esteem issues. With relationship problems like this it only adds to...
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    Need advice.

    Steve as time goes by I am more and more convinced i am the problem. I think i am unattractive to her any more. Despite the fact i was 100lbs heavier then i am now. I am so close to dropping a bunch of cash on personal training at Absolute results here in fort wayne. They had a The biggest...
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    Need advice.

    Valentines has come and gone, promises made and broken. Apologies issued but I feel they are empty. I am more convinced it is me. I have been reading various blogs about sexless marriages and it has been eye opening. Christ help me..
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