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    that heel down thing is supposed to generate more power. ok so what about in japan and china, can tma guys kick ass over there? did yip man beat up japanese military men?

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    Quote Originally Posted by burningflames View Post
    Im in school for anthropology.

    I view shotokan as teaching one how to focus power (kime) from the core (tan dien). it stresses hip rotation, hip knee and ankle flexibility and body alignement.
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    I view kata as teaching these principles as well as doing esoteric stuff like building chi. i just view chi as extreme focus and awareness, concentration of the right kind of energy efficiently. all professional athletes have good chi... probably
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    then there is some more cool esoteric stuff about the elements and the meridians, pressure points, etc
    BS

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    Quote Originally Posted by burningflames View Post
    that heel down thing is supposed to generate more power. ok so what about in japan and china, can tma guys kick ass over there? did yip man beat up japanese military men?
    He did. That movie was entirely factual.

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    I think im just gonna live my TMA dream and not get in fights

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    ok

    there is also a nice looking aikido, arnis, and shorin ryu school in town

    i would be interested in the aikido and maybe arnis

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    Quote Originally Posted by burningflames View Post
    that heel down thing is supposed to generate more power. ok so what about in japan and china, can tma guys kick ass over there? did yip man beat up japanese military men?
    The problem is that it doesn't; it kills power like a thunderstorm in detroit.
    Watch Karateka fighting other karateka in karate matches; everyone punches heel-up, because it gives them more extension. Likewise, watch power breaking; when go for big breaks, folks usually need to turn the heel to engage their hips more.
    There are some pretty ass-kickin' folks over in China and Japan, but like here, the most ass-kickingest of them all (Liu Hailong, Shinya Aoki) tend to pro athletes who beat the **** out of people for a living.
    The fool thinks himself immortal,
    If he hold back from battle;
    But old age will grant him no truce,
    Even if spears spare him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by burningflames View Post
    the sifu there likes to knife fight. its good stuff.
    Your sifu is lying. No sane human should actually "like" to have knife fights.

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    i think he meant in a training context

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    Quote Originally Posted by burningflames View Post
    that heel down thing is supposed to generate more power. ok so what about in japan and china, can tma guys kick ass over there? did yip man beat up japanese military men?
    1) Having lived in Japan and been to China the answer is NO! The ass kicking ones are combat athelets and train as such. I started training Shotokan in Japan and then switched to Kyokushin because the Kyokushin guys trained as fighters to pretty katas.

    2) Yip Man only fought in opium dens in HK. As much as I love Donnie Yen that fact never entered the movies.

    3) I went to school in Tallahassee. I even trained for a little bit at the Wing Chun school at Railroad Square. My boxing was better than the Wing Chun.
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