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Got some mats in, set up a practice area. It used to be a derelict weight set that was never used, so I feel like I'll make more use of the area soon.

The one problem I have is the mats tend to slide, got a rug mat on the way to hopefully solve the problem. Other than that, they work great!
 

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The training area looks nice, and it's sure better than having stuff sitting there not being used.
What stance and hand technique is that?
 
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That is kind of a hapkido stance I was going lower on because I wasn't sure what the camera could see. Apparently I was well below the top of the camera. Communication error between my cameraman and I.
 

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It is always nice to have an area that you can use for your workouts. Looks like a great place to practice
 

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The one problem I have is the mats tend to slide, got a rug mat on the way to hopefully solve the problem.

I tried both mats and a large 8' x 11' rug, on a laminate floor. Both had problems with slipping when the foot pivots. In the end, I found it was best to put my body opponent bag on the mat, and for me to be off the mat.

Now that I am in an apartment with carpeting, I just kick on the carpets without anything on top of them. The previous tenant had stained the carpets, so I don't have to worry about them.
 

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That is kind of a hapkido stance ...

For the sake of discussion, I'll be interested to hear you opinion about the purpose of your "back foot pointing 45 degree backward".

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Some people stands this way:

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Others stand this way:

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What's the difference in your opinion?
 
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I think it's a product of going for a lower stance. Which makes sense in the context of me trying to go lower due to the aforementioned miscommunication.
 
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