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  1. Hudson69

    Is Kenpo a viable fighting and self defense art

    It's decent but a lot depends on the instructor and what you want to get out of it.
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    Bujinkan Kyu Certificate

    Hola, I was looking for my kyu certificate for the last rank I earned as a Bujinkan student. I cannot find it. My old school is gone and I don't know how to locate my old teacher. Is there anyway to get a new copy from somewhere else? Thank you
  3. Hudson69

    Is one Krav Maga class a week ok if you have a busy schedule?

    You are the best judge of you. Try the 1 day a week training. You may not even like Krav. If that is not the case then maybe you can modify your lifting schedule to accommodate additional Krav time.
  4. Hudson69

    What clothes do you train in

    I am really focused on my LE training (Krav now). We train in 5.11/BDU/Jeans type pants and a t-shirt for the most part. Sometimes it is sweatpants and a t-shirt.
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    Best self defense handgun

    As an option.... If you get a Glock in .40 you can get a 9mm or .357 Sig conversion barrel (or both), and a .22lr conversion slide/barrel combo. Kind of building up to a modular set up. The 9mm would require a 9mm mag to function a 100% but the .22 kit should come with one. The .357 Sig would...
  6. Hudson69

    Has anyone Taught their own Children

    I have taught my kids the basics, the same thing I was teaching at the police academy but minus the handcuffing.
  7. Hudson69

    American Kenpo not a complete art?

    I've only been to two Kenpo (EPAK) schools and one only a few times. Both had the same style and flow of instruction. Neither school felt incomplete. They just felt like Kenpo.
  8. Hudson69

    The problem with "traditional" martial arts.

    I think this is one of the points I was thinking of. I would be less concerned about beating someone (or even two if possible) as opposed to the option of simply disengaging as the better part of valor. Its much harder to leave a situation if you're in a ground fighting clinch. I have no...
  9. Hudson69

    The problem with "traditional" martial arts.

    I don't want to compare it to WC specifically. I just feel that MMA is taught/pushed toward competition, one on one. While aspect of mixing your martial training to cover a wide variety of areas is a good thing: different ranges; standing; ground. Focussing on just one opponent could be a...
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    The problem with "traditional" martial arts.

    I feel that most systems offer something but ultimately it is up to how it is presented, practiced and how the student chooses to absorb it. If you teach it like it is simply a way to stay healthy and the combative/defensive aspect does not appear and even if it is, is it realistic? From the...
  11. Hudson69

    Frustrated and want to improve my physical performance

    For me I use running to build up my cardio. For my core I use Yoga and circuit training. Again though, it is what I am comfortable with. Good luck in whatever you decided to do, just don't quit.
  12. Hudson69

    Longbow

    I like it all even the compound bow.
  13. Hudson69

    Concealed Carry and Martial Arts.

    I am an LEO by choice. I am also a martial artist (student really) for the same reason. I carry everywhere I go. I think carrying a firearm is up to the individual whether they are a martial artist or not. My view on firearms is that they are part of "my" martial art. As a cop I have used...
  14. Hudson69

    Accuracy vs Speed

    Well to add my .02瞽 into this. Accuracy is most important with speed being a bonus. As far as caliber goes, who cares. If you want a cannon that will load 7 (+1) of 50 AE or 6 of 500 mag then carry a cannon. If you just want something that hides great and is super light but only carries 5...
  15. Hudson69

    Pistol for backpacking

    Hola all, I have taken to backpacking in the Colorado Rockies. I have seen bear, with no issues and have seen moose (mean are the moose). I am looking to start carrying a .357 mag. The only thing I am looking for is at least a 4" barrel and six shots. Having said that does anyone have an...
  16. Hudson69

    If accuracy is most important

    I like the idea of a rifle, they are just too hard to conceal in summer.
  17. Hudson69

    The gloves are off.

    That is too much like running away. It is a pendulum and right now LEO's are getting sniped at. You shouldn't simply walk away when it gets rough and the media sees an easy ratings boost at your expense unless you have already decided that this isn't the field for you. Besides it is a dangerous...
  18. Hudson69

    The gloves are off.

    What do you mean "we"? Were you there? What happened truly was a tragedy and a sad loss of life. I do not have all of the facts in regard to this incident but I have read up on it. From what I have been able to garner, from a variety of sources, is that the responding officers were not given...
  19. Hudson69

    "Best" Pistol to Own?

    I think Sigs are fine, but..... I really don't like them. I will stick with Glock as a duty gun. Can't beat the fact that my back-up is a G27 making it capable of taking my other mags as well.
  20. Hudson69

    "Best" Pistol to Own?

    It has already been said. Try and get some range time with a variety of handguns you think you might like. Narrow it down and get that one.... along with a lot of training and even more range time.
  21. Hudson69

    What do you think of Ruger?

    I have only ever owned a Ruger P-85. I love it. Probably my favorite gun, sloppy trigger and all. Big, ugly but dependable.
  22. Hudson69

    Experience with the Beretta 92

    Personal opinion is that the Beretta 92 is a very good firearm. It has always worked for me when I have had to use it. My experience with it is limited to carrying it as a Security Forces member (Air Force). I have only ever fired it on a Combat Arms range for quals. As a firearms instructor...
  23. Hudson69

    John Wick Trailer GIF Sets - "Central Axis Relock"

    Colorado Springs has been doing something like that for years. It was never called that when I was there, it was just another CQB shooting style. I liked it okay.
  24. Hudson69

    Best inexpensive guns?

    For affordable but solid guns I really like Kel-Tec. Some people really dislike the brand though. Depending upon a person's budget used guns are very affordable. I have seen police issued buy-back Glocks, Sigs and Smiths go for under $300 (in 9mm, .40 and .45 ACP).
  25. Hudson69

    Recurve bow

    Is it true that you can leave a recurve strung? I saw this on a video and if its true all I need to do is find a place to keep it.
  26. Hudson69

    Any other "commie gun" fans.

    I like my Mosin-Nagant
  27. Hudson69

    Question about Black Belt Ranks

    I would say it is up to the school and head instructor. If he/she/they and you yourself feel you are okay with it then go ahead. I like the rank comparisson to the military especially in the fact that once you are an NCO you are (almost) always an NCO and the same thing goes for black belt, it...
  28. Hudson69

    Fast?

    Has anyone heard of F.A.S.T., something to do with Pacer Karate and stress response training?
  29. Hudson69

    Going to Japan on business...

    Hola, I get the chance to visit Japan on business, in Yokota (not really sure yet where that is at) and was wondering if there were any sites to visit near there. I might not have a lot of time to travel so I was wondering if anyone has any experience in the area? Thank you in advance.
  30. Hudson69

    Your system is unique?

    Was searching the web for Defensive Tactics related information and some how ended up on a Bando(?) site with this quote. "No system is completely unique. No system is completely independent from external and internal influences. Every system evolves over time by integration, modification and...
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