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  1. chinto

    Why does karate have better kicks than hands?

    But of course you train to protect yourself from blows to any where you can prevent taking damage.. in a SD situation the fight will last seconds not minutes!
  2. chinto

    Why does karate have better kicks than hands?

    I am not avicating not hitting the head, or blocking punches to the head. I am saying the head can take quite a lot of damage...the skull is heavy bone to protect the brain...
  3. chinto

    Why does karate have better kicks than hands?

    Yes I have.. ever had a cracked rib?
  4. chinto

    Pens as Weapons.

    yes I love my fountain pen for writing. prefer a ballpoint if I need a weapon!
  5. chinto

    Preferred weapon choice

    kukuri is excellent in combat!!! just ask how well they work for the Gurkha troops!
  6. chinto

    How easy is it to KO or kill your target with a completely unexpected sneak attack from behind?

    correct in general. if a knife or other weapon is involved and the attacker understands human anatomy you are in deadly deadly peril! a punch not as much generally. the big problem is as said above, in that the victim starts out at a psychological disadvantage and perhaps some physical...
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    I agree completely. when you are talking SD, the sport rules and measure of a "win" or "loss" means nothing!!! Do you have to have a fight for your life to be legitimate in what you teach? No, I would say not. and I have had to fight for my life, so I feel that I have a valid Opinion.
  8. chinto

    Why does karate have better kicks than hands?

    not in Okinawan styles. also the emphasis is on the body as that is the quicker way to stop that person being able to fight. if he can not breath he can not fight! you can fight still if your determined, with most of your facial bones broken with little reduction in your ability to fight...
  9. chinto

    Why does karate have better kicks than hands?

    Okinawan Karate does not have better kicks then hands. it has good kicks and good hands. to respond to some one who asked about face, and head punching, its there but the emphisis in most styles is on the body because if you brake ribs or damage the liver they can NOT continue to breath well or...
  10. chinto

    Is this a legal use of force with a gun...

    any time a choke or strangle hold is initiated against some one, then LETHAL FORCE has been initiated. even if it failed, at least in my state you have the right to use deadly force to defend yourself. ( of course if you do use Lethal Force, you will have a lot of costs for lawyers and things...
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    How about the old cowboy guns

    the biggest draw back to any single action revolver is it is slow to reload compared to an magazine fed auto loader. However, a solid hit from a .45 colt will be very hard to beat when it comes to tisue damage and things. the weapons in question are efficent and deadly if you hit the target.
  12. chinto

    Fast draw competition with simulated ammo...against another person...

    if you are letting some one point a real weapon at you with real ammo in it, I would consider it a questionable situation to say the least.....I am not at all convinced you are not engaging in a situation that could turn lethal very easily.
  13. chinto

    Karateka Sound Off!

    Matsumura Saito Shorin Ryu and Shobayashi Shorin Ryu, 14 years strait training with out brakes, and on and off again before that .
  14. chinto

    Martial Arts: What Were They Designed For?

    what were martial arts designed for? simple, SURVIVAL IN A COMBAT SITUATION! now some claim some were for civilian and others military. I would say that all were for both! weather you are talking Okinawan Karate and as was traditionally taught at the same time Kobujitsu/Kobudo ( weapons), or...
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    Traditional grappling arts and Law Enforcement

    like with military, many will do the minimum they can get away with physically and will not train in any art. But, some will go that extra mile. I would say that judo, aikido and jujitsu are of great use if they train in it diligently. Striking arts are not as good a choice as they are looking...
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    Striking vs grappling

    I would say it depends on what you are looking for. striking has an edge in multiple attackers over most grappling systems, and weight is less of factor, but as some have said some just naturally do one or the other better, and more naturally. Striking is often adventages if you are smaller...
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    How old are you and what MA to you train in?

    52 and Okinawan Shorin Ryu
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    Martial Arts vs Multiple Attackers

    most Okinawan Karate instructors do seem to teach multiple attackers from time to time. most kata if you look closely at them are about more then one attacker. that said any time you fight you may die! if you face multiple attackers you are in major trouble! so trust your art and go for the...
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    Forms and their true value in the martial arts

    Kata teaches you how to fight in Okinawan karate. when I spar I do indeed use the same stances and things as in kata. some do not, as turning sideways allows you to take advantage of some of the sparring rules, but in a real fight could lead you to expose some very dangerous targets to easy...
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    Martial Arts: What Were They Designed For?

    the martial arts were originally designed and developed for self defense, or themselves, family and also used to defend themselves in warfair if they were some how cought with out a weapon or disarmed. that is it in a nut shell! many unarmed systems were developed because of ocupation, and...
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    Inspiring video One-legged Judoka

    that is incredible! the man is a very good judoka especially considering his disability!
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    how to overcome fear? (related to injuries)

    consult an Orthopedic surgeon, let him do some imaging and things and see if you need surgery or just physical therapy to fix the problem. if you do not, it will provably get worse and not better.
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    How old before you are a 10th degree black belt?

    in Okinawan karate at least if he is not old, and not Okinawan, he is a fraud if he claims Judan rank.
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    is martial arts from before better than martial arts from now ?

    hanzou, the bout I saw in the video I saw hesitation as they did not want to badly injure or kill each other. the white crane system and tai chi chwa are systems, like Karate and others, designed to kill, maim, and cripple. in a ring bout that is NOT the idea! there for there are a huge...
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    Martial Arts Testing Question

    a lot of Okinawan schools will do "spirit testing" as part of the test. it might be 1,000 double punches for the first belt and more of that or other things as you go on. the idea is to not only to test conditioned muscles, but test your self disiplin, nd build that feeling that you can over...
  26. chinto

    Do I need to learn combinations for self defense purposes?

    Combinations are your friend. if you are ever in a self defense situation, do not depend on one punch or kick to end it! if one does end it, Great! But combinations will help you stop that attackers attack and finish the attackers ability to continue quickly! The other factor is many street...
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    Karate and Shortened lifespan?

    Goju Ryu practioners doing sanchin with full dynamic tension usually suffer from high blood pressure and some other things. this is a result of the practice of the dynamic tension raising the blood pressure and triggering the adrenal glands. the Okinawans have commented for over a century how...
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    Self-defense against a friend, or any other person you ordinarily wouldn't want hurt

    Okinawan karate teaches locks and throws and grapples for such situations when taught properly. It always has. the trick is to tell when a situation such as that is so out of control that you may have to damage them to stop them from something. ( yes this means grappler types to!) but locks...
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    How old before you are a 10th degree black belt?

    in Okinawan Karate, and many other arts, there is one hanchi judan ( 10th degree/dan) perhaps 2 or so 9th dan, and all others are UNDER that level of rank.
  30. chinto

    Background checks

    I do not think most do background checks. also like the idea of government oversight of who learns, its counter productive and the 'wrong kind' usually do not even last a month! those that do, usually start to change a great deal or quit by the end of month 2 or 3.