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    This is a deep squat:
    http://img3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb2..._Placement.jpg

    This is the golden turtle:
    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-H3ycjV83t3...t%2Bstance.jpg

    Compare the hip and knee angles. Your golden turtle thing isn't even parallel. Hence not deep.


    Quote Originally Posted by W. Rabbit View Post
    That's be a blast. That's too bad about your surgery...is it affecting your lifting?

    I can recommend some lighter Iron Body qigong to help your post-surgery recovery, if you like. Don't attempt the Golden Tortoise though, it will break most people in half.
    Yeah it does. Thanks for the offer but i'm gonna stick with the physiotherapists programme as it's specific to me and the operation that i'm having.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IsThisRight? View Post
    YES. Great job. You know one type of well known squat.

    Squats are my #1 favorite exercise, I do about 20 different kinds, weighted and non, but Golden Tortoise is still my favorite because it's a great one to challenge your friends with, and watch them drop on the floor in less than a minute.

    I have seen body builders crumble trying the Gum Gwai Sic, because it tests muscles in interesting ways.

    And then, I even kick it up a notch and do Golden Tortoise with weighted rings. I'm crazy about my squats. I will do Bulgarian, Hindu, and yes, even crazy ass ancient Daoyin squats like Golden Tortoise...this is why I have calf muscles the size of melons.

    Quote Originally Posted by IsThisRight? View Post
    To be totally honest, that's not the "correct" form of the Golden Tortoise. I had a better picture of Grandmaster Lam Sai Wing but I would have had to scan it.

    Normally, the head should be looking foward, and the body would be lower.

    Quote Originally Posted by IsThisRight? View Post
    Compare the hip and knee angles. Your golden turtle thing isn't even parallel. Hence not deep.
    The quads and back are kept parallel to the floor, the knees are over the feet, and over the course of say, 1-2 years, you learn to lower yourself more and more. Again, don't compare it to the squats you know, this one is different. It opens up an enormous amount of flexibility in the groin, in addition to strengthening the legs, core, back, and glutes.

    Oh, and it's pretty fucking deep all right. It opens up the whole "gwot", as they say, something that has, shall we say....certain non-martial applications. Kung fu wives understand.

    Don't go by the picture, the picture sucks. Go by the burn of it yourself, or stop theorycrafting and comparing it to the one deep squat you probably know.

    Quote Originally Posted by IsThisRight? View Post
    Yeah it does. Thanks for the offer but i'm gonna stick with the physiotherapists programme as it's specific to me and the operation that i'm having.
    Sorry. Honestly.
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    Note to self: never starts threads after midnight. Ever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by baby_cart View Post
    Not that extensively, but YES I DID STUDY IT. I'M A NURSE, FOR ****'S SAKE. I get routinely cursed, insulted and one time even spat upon when things **** up on this side.

    Have you ever had an experience where one wrong move could send a guy dying even when more than 20 people have been doing their best to keep him alive for a day? That's why I'm looking for CLARIFICATION. Hospitals are slow moving conservative monoliths. If this has a connection to what I'm doing and makes my job way much easier, why not? HOWEVER, this must be solid, OTHER people's live are riding on it.

    Lie, appeal to authority, appeal to pity and more!

    You're as bad as wabbit.

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    I normally don't post selfies, I think it's lame.

    But in the spirit of sporting, Bullshido comedy, here is an "iron body" calf-in-training.

    Goes ALL the way up, folks. Everyone has an open invitation into my mount. We'll have loads of fun.

    Except Doofus, I wouldn't want to break His Sveltness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by doofaloofa View Post
    Damn you got fat legs wabbit

    What is your BMI?
    Almost Samoan.


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    Quote Originally Posted by doofaloofa View Post
    Don't listen, you're not that bad
    LOL of course he's "not that bad".

    He doesn't normally waste his time with you.

    If he did, you'd be trolololing him for being helpful too.

    You can't help yourself. We know.

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    *sips cocktail* Back to the topic at hand....Jake Mace.

    So, Fake has, imho, validly argued that Jake's heart is in the right place, but his training regimen was tainted by Shaolin Do.

    So, when it comes to "hilariously bad kung fu instruction" I think it could be one of Bullshido's hash tags.

    #hilariouslybadkungfuinstruction

    But Jake Mace is not it. I've watched so many of his videos and I feel the guy has the right spirit, at the end of the day.

    I know a Bully who trains in Hung ga, BJJ, Muay Thai, AND MMA and has the same kind of spirit. I am humbled in her presence.

    It's not what we've learned that's important, but what we're willing to learn.
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    I'll drink to that. I posted this thread after watching two videos in the middle of the night and thinking "I am pretty sure that's a bad idea." I am more than willing to admit that I misjudged the situation. I still maintain that blocking a snap kick with your forearm is a terrible idea on multiple levels. I would actually rather just eat the leg kick, considering that blocking it like that would give me a pretty good chance of getting my arm broken.

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    Quote Originally Posted by W. Rabbit View Post
    *sips cocktail* Back to the topic at hand....Jake Mace.

    So, Fake has, imho, validly argued that Jake's heart is in the right place, but his training regimen was tainted by Shaolin Do.

    So, when it comes to "hilariously bad kung fu instruction" I think it could be one of Bullshido's hash tags.

    #hilariouslybadkungfuinstruction

    But Jake Mace is not it. I've watched so many of his videos and I feel the guy has the right spirit, at the end of the day.

    I know a Bully who trains in Hung ga, BJJ, Muay Thai, AND MMA and has the same kind of spirit. I am humbled in her presence.

    It's not what we've learned that's important, but what we're willing to learn.
    Hey, how about a cocktail for the rest of us? Share and share alike, yeah?

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