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    Notes from KFCI 2012 Homecoming Training Day

    Last Saturday I attended the Karate For Christ International Homecoming Training Day here in Springfield Missouri. We got started at 8am and trained until 6pm with just a short break for lunch. Great day, great guys. Lots and lots of fun. Here are my outline notes from the event. 2012 KFCI...
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    KFCI Homecoming Seminar October 20th 2012 Springfield Missouri

    This event is tomorrow. You should come. It'll be a blast. -Rob
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    KFCI Homecoming Seminar October 20th 2012 Springfield Missouri

    Next Saturday here in Springfield Missouri the Karate For Christ International group is hosting their Fall Homecoming. This will be a full day of seminars, with instructors from Taekwondo, Shorin-Ryu, Ju Jitsu, Kenpo, Escrima, Hapkido, Aikido, and Okinawan Karate. There will be seminars on...
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    HBO doesn't like the military either...big surprise...

    I'm sure this couldn't just be a case of writers choosing to use emotionally charged characters and events in order to tell a fictional story. You forgot to mention that when they kill the last woman she puts a curse on them which sends a mystical fire demon to hunt down each of the members of...
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    Sunburned Kids At School Who's To Blame?

    As a ginger I have a massive sun sensitivity. Like, if I even think about going outside during the summer my flesh starts to blister and burn. The second I hit the light, I don't get a gentle warming sensation. I feel like a vampire at high noon. When I was a kid, my mom specifically told my...
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    Club Defense: Kenpo And Non Kenpo

    Well, you could just train your club attacks against weapons of a variety of sizes and shapes, using realistic attacks and resistance. That's what I do. I once performed Obstructing the Storm to defend myself against someone trying to hit me over the head with a chair. Worked just fine. When...
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    Open Style Training Breakdown June 3 2012

    Today I hosted an Open Style Training event at my home. This is the second one I've hosted recently, where we invite all practitioners of all styles and ranks to come out and train together for an afternoon. I got up this morning and spent the first two hours cleaning the house. I couldn't get...
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    Springfield missouri open style training april 22

    Wow! We had a great time today. Ended up having just the right size group of guys, from several different styles. We worked on stand up striking and kicking and grappling and weapons and groundfighting and we did pad work and shield work and body work and sparring and we practiced control...
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    Question about Stick and Knife in Southern Missouri

    Does anybody know anywhere in Southern Missouri where you can learn either Filipino stick and knife systems or get some stick and knife intensive training? Making a list for a friend. -Rob
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    Springfield missouri open style training april 22

    It's almost here! Sunday afternoon from 3-5 we're going to be rocking it at my place. I live over by the Federal Medical Prison. (Not in it, don't worry!) I'll post the address and directions on the event page tomorrow. Remember, everyone's invited. Any style, any rank, any practitioner. No...
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    KBK and KFCI present 2012 Bujutsu Summer Camp

    Just a quick update, these guys are still looking for instructors of any style to teach 1.5 hour long seminars on any topic. So if anyone's interested you should contact them on the website. Hope I see you there! -Rob
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    The Last Person Thread - 3.0

    Nice try.
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    KBK and KFCI present 2012 Bujutsu Summer Camp

    Hey guys. I just wanted to let you guys know about this upcoming karate camp in West Plains Missouri. Koshinkai Bujutsu Kai and Karate for Christ International are sponsoring three days of seminars July 13 - 15. The event is open to all stylists of all styles, and it's totally free. They are...
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    Taekwondo Nation - Virtual Forms Tournament

    Hey guys. Taekwondo Nation is doing a "Virtual Forms Tournament" where you can record yourself performing any traditional Taekwondo form and submit it to their website and the forms will be reviewed by a panel of judges with Visa gift cards going to the winners. I think this is a neat idea and...
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    Springfield missouri open style training april 22

    Our next Open Style Training event is just about a week and a half away! We've got a good group of guys planning to come and several others who are going to try to make it. If you're going to be in the Springfield area you should come out and join us. It's gonna be a blast! Any style, any rank...
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    Club Defense: Kenpo And Non Kenpo

    This is the essential lesson of Checking the Storm as I was taught it and as I teach it. It's about getting out of the way of the weapon, which we then practice in every direction. We also have techniques where we move in or catch the weapon or jam the weapon, but this one is specifically about...
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    Springfield missouri open style training april 22

    Our next Open Style Training event on June 3rd is blowing up! We have guys from backgrounds in AK, TKD, RBSD, WC, HKD, and Okinawan Te who are planning to be a part of it. If you're going to be in the Springfield area hit me up, we'd love for you to join us! -Rob
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    Springfield missouri open style training april 22

    We're doing it again. June 3rd, 3-5pm. Open Style Training. Any rank, any style, whatever you do, you're invited to join us in a spirit of brotherhood and hard work for a great afternoon of karate. If you're anywhere near Springfield Missouri hit me up and I'll give you the details. It's going...
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    Springfield missouri open style training april 22

    We had a great time today. As usual with things like this, some people who said they'd be there didn't make it, and some people I wasn't expecting to see showed up at the last minute. We ended up with the perfect amount of people. Really got a great blend of techniques today. Static and dynamic...
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    Springfield missouri open style training april 22

    Only two more days until Open Style Training. We're going to have some great Black Belt instructors coming together representing Taekwondo, at least 3 different styles of kenpo, Hapkido, and Okinawan Te. This is going to be a lot of fun. If you're going to be in the Springfield Missouri area and...
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    Springfield missouri open style training april 22

    I'm hosting Open Style Training at my home on Sunday, April 22nd in Springfield Missouri. All practitioners, of all ranks and styles, students or instructors, are invited to participate. Kenpo, TKD, HKD, BJJ, MMA, RBSD, whatever you do, you are welcome to join us. We already have practitioners...
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    Pushing As a Technique In Martial Arts

    Kenpo has a whole stack of techniques that deal with pushes. Different schools study it to different degrees, but it's a significant part of the curriculum. My students spend entire classes practicing pushes on a regular basis. -Rob
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    Exercise Suggestions for Knee Rehab

    I worked with this student twice this week. We had a long talk about her training, and her diet, and how she was feeling and doing and I gave her the advice everyone recommended. See a specialist. That aside, after talking with her and working with her I really think she's probably just been...
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    Should getting a Black Belt be this stressful?

    Ultimately the question "should getting a black belt be this stressful" is in and of itself meaningless. There is no standard for "black belt." Not from style to style, or school to school, or even sometimes student to student. It depends on what your son is getting a "black belt" in. Is it self...
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    Exercise Suggestions for Knee Rehab

    Early 30s. Obese. Working out a lot with karate, cardio, and weights to try to get in shape. I think she's training too much. Whether that's the source of the pain or not I can't say. -Rob
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    how to Defeat Dudes Episode 4: Opposite Side Wrist Grab

    Dude. You don't have to post this in a dozen different forums. That's sort of frowned upon. -Rob
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    Exercise Suggestions for Knee Rehab

    I have a student coming over for class next week and she was telling me that she's been having some pain in her knees. She's recently kicked up her training and added some weight training as well, and I think she's probably just overdoing it a little, but I was wondering if anyone had any...
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    Sword and hammer pt. 1 and 2

    Hmmm, trying to buy my vote by posting my videos against me huh? Suck up. -Rob
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    Sword and hammer pt. 1 and 2

    I'll grant you the dooficity comment. I must have missed that. I've seen him refer to the material as craptastic, but must have missed him saying the instructors were. If he did I'll grant you that too. No need to copy paste it, I'll take you at your word. And as such, I'll say that I don't...
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