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    a weak woman

    You say you were learning this last night. Can you explain the moves taught in this video? Thanks.
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    Soong Moo Kwan Hapkido

    Still looking for my information on Master YI's son's school. We have been moving for a while and I hope to find what I am looking for when we make the move and start unpacking. Right now the best I can tell you is check back periodically and hope I have found it and posted it.
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    a weak woman

    Not that I am keeping track, but this isn't the first time you have used a term or concept you shouldn't know or understand in this thread, at least relative to MA. For some reason I find that interesting.
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    a weak woman

    . I bet you can't say that five times in a row without making a mistakel. :eek: :D:D
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    a weak woman

    Looks like we are really good here on MT! You have become quite educated on several arts. It's kind of why I am usually reluctant to recommend an art beyond what looks good to an individual and close enough to get to. Choice of martial arts is a very personal decision and I would not like...
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    a weak woman

    I am not good on specific english geography so I guess I owe jobo an apology on that. I am willing to put to rest any squirrelly ideas about people speaking proper English if you can define proper English. I would thank that would be as difficult as speaking proper american English. Perhaps...
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    a weak woman

    Well, many think it is desirable to have as many tools in one's toolbox as possible. Of course one would want quality tools. Do you think having a lot of tools in and of itself would indicate many were not quality?
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    a weak woman

    I am sure you have more experience with other arts, especially grappling arts, than I do. I had thought that the BJJ grappling differed in its desire to get an opponent to the ground, go with him, and apply grapples that usually attacked an opponent's arms or legs, or whatever other things...
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    a weak woman

    I pretty much agree. What I really like is that you made me realize what I think most of us (certainly myself!) have missed. The OP is a self proclaimed weak person with lung problems. We have concentrated on what martial art she should take (of course she did ask), not much on safety from...
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    a weak woman

    I disagree with pretty much everything you have said. You would do well to do some fact checking. BTW, how many reputable self defence programs have you attended to know what they all teach? Surely must keep you busy.
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    a weak woman

    A few points to ponder if you wish. v @jobo can be difficult to take. I don't think English is his 1st language, but I think it s more the way he expresses himself than any difficulty with English. He can even be abrasive from time to time. Once you get past that you may find the occasional...
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    a weak woman

    Sometimes one needs to strike whatever is available. However, men tend to be protective of their private parts and a simple turn of hips to cover them with a thigh will often protect them well. I usually recommend an attack to one or both knees.
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    Most obscure martial arts?

    Daito ryu practice is pretty well-known compared to most koryu, I'd say. And the difference between daito ryu and traditional aikido is pretty thin. The founder of aikido started as a daito ryu instructor and did not alter his teachings until his death. Also, there's no emphasis on pressure...
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    Most obscure martial arts?

    When I was on Okinawa about 1963-64, I heard of a martial art in Japan that evidently used nothing but pressure points. It could render a person down immediately. Never saw it, and having been a MA practitioner for a while now I suspect the person who said he had seen it was describing a...
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    Most obscure martial arts?

    I've never seen it but I think I had a couple of NCOs in my platoon describe it when I was in the the 82nd Airborne Division about 1961. I think they had seen it in Panama. I'm pretty sure they didn't give it a name but described how they would turn their machetes so the flat of the blade...
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    Soong Moo Kwan Hapkido

    GM Lee (or Master Yi as he humbly preferred to be called) passed some time back as you may know. One of his sons had a school in New Jersey where Master Yi also taught. I will see if I can find his contact information and post it here.
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    Saving yourself in a crush of people

    Interesting question. Thanks @Tez3 for bringing it up for discussion. I wish I had a good answer. Some answers already posted have merit. Certainly keeping on one's feet would be important, as well as looking for the safest exit trying to give oneself a bit of space. Beyond that, I don't...
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    a weak woman

    Please answer the questions below and many here will be better able to assist you. And that does bring up something else. Some martial arts don't do much cardio, some because it isn't part of their art, others because they just don't want to drive customers away (of course COVID-19 had...
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    Is this a legitimate gym or mcdojo

    Ah, well that is not how I understood what you were saying before. Counting is not what I would consider extensive learning and use of a language which is what I thought you meant. Most use of counting that I have encountered in some dojos doesn't usually go past 20. Is that what you meant by...
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    Is this a legitimate gym or mcdojo

    You've no idea. I have made some of the most unbelievable mistakes in Spanish and Vietnamese as you could never imagine. Sometimes amusing and sometimes making people angry.
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    Is this a legitimate gym or mcdojo

    I think one would have to become fluent in the native tongue and even then one might require some added instruction in the philosophy proposed by the words combined with the object of the technique. Of course you are free to agree or disagree.
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    Is this a legitimate gym or mcdojo

    Overly simplified, but Korean does indeed have a sentence structure totally different from English. English and other languages that give meaning by the distribution of words in the sentence, usually with the subject being before the verb, and the object being after the verb. Korean gives...
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    Double circular palms - a bridge between the striking art and the throwing art

    I like it. I was taught a move as a strike defense, where we would step to the opponent's left from his strike, turning our side nearly next to his. We would deflect his arm with a palm strike with our left hand for a right hand strike, and grab his arm hard enough to control it but easy...
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    Pain compliance techniques - yay or nay?

    Amazing. I have to do some checking. All I can see is my statement of not being able to see my original post. Thanks for the feedback.
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    Pain compliance techniques - yay or nay?

    Sorry, my computer doesn't seem to be working well with MT lately. So if my reply made it into this thread it is hiding itself from me. :(
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    Pain compliance techniques - yay or nay?

    Six officers and 2 students? I would think it would be hard for 8 people to keep out of each other's way and do anything with a resisting prisoner. How long did that last? Did the prisoner give any reason as to why he was so hard to subdue?
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    Use GIF clip to preserve MA information

    I think it is a good idea. I like that about your GIFs, that a point being talked about can be studied more in isolation.
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    Help with the Spin Hook/Back Kicks

    I would discourage turning the trunk to start the move. It telegraphs the move. The first time I saw a hook side kick it started out like a side kick. Then suddenly it moved a little to the left with the kicker's leg bent very slightly, but straightening at the last movement and landing in...
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    I'm in need of advice.

    Underlined: @hoshin, I don't understand your apparent certainty on that. Could you explain that a bit? Bolded: Can be an awesome responsibility and good for other students if done right and with the control of the teacher. (once you get back into shape yourself.) It might be worth a try if...
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    Darth Maul Staff style

    Thanks. I am OK except for a really bad back problem. I require a cane most of the time so I have to learn how to walk with 3 legs. :p No fancy jumping kicks unless I can beat that.
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