Posted On:5/04/2006 7:28pm
Style: Judo - Boxing
Originally Posted by Chuan
Of course they were...there there hitman.:occasion1
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Posted On:5/04/2006 7:44pm
Originally Posted by Emevas
The jab is actually a pretty revolutionary technique according to Mark Hatmaker in "Savage Strikes". It was createdf and used by James J. Corbett against John L. Sullivan. Prior to that, the lead hand was used to simply post against the other guy while you plastered him with rear hand haymakers.
I seem to recall a couple threads with people saying the jab far predates Corbett, just that his use really got it off the ground.
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Posted On:5/04/2006 11:52pm
...Still, if the ancient chinese DID spar and train hard, etc.....then why the need for these awesomely (useless) forms and practices?? I believe in an ancient post Omega stated that kung fu isn't gonna look all flowery etc. in a real fight, it's going to look like what we associate with kickboxing for the most part. So uh, why the need for all the flailing, gay-hairdresser windmilling of hands??
I believe someone else (sorry I don't recall who) said it best -- in the old days, kung fu DID work because you were fighting other people who also used kung fu. Kind of like someone who was great at mcdojo kungfooey being able to defeat someone who uses the same style kungfooey.
Posted On:5/05/2006 12:02am
Omega also likes forms.
Posted On:5/05/2006 12:07am
But I wonder *how* Omega does his forms? Power in every motion? (For that matter, I doubt his KF is the windmill-y variety, but even if it is, it doesn't show in his fighting....)
Posted On:5/05/2006 1:00am
Style: Silat, Xingyiquan
From my exposure to longfist, you do the forms in long, low stances to build leg strength/stability, you have long "flailing" motions with your arms because you are practicing "extending" your arms. I would imagine that they do that as a beginning conditioning exercise, and then when they fight they do it upright with their arms bent and up as is more practical. I learned a couple longfist forms, and only ever used them for conditioning...
Posted On:5/05/2006 1:01am
No, they don't. If you practice like that you fight like that trust me.
Posted On:5/05/2006 1:19am
Style: Anything that works
It seems the forms and "sparring" which includes the guard and armbars (yeah, thats long fist kung fu) are used by the 12 year old senior members of the cult to impress the 6 year old members of the cult and keep them in line.
iBecuase f those Jr. kung fu fighters ever learned that its BULLSHIDO the 12 year olds are passing off as self defense, there is a good chance any of them would beat the living **** out of the senior members.
Posted On:5/05/2006 3:11am
Style: Jabs & Cross Kung Fu
The only thing worth learning are the weapon form/kata. I especially like the spear play.
Posted On:5/05/2006 3:16am
Naw, the swords and spear weren't that good.
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