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  1. Omar is offline

    Baji demigod.

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    Posted On:
    7/15/2003 10:21pm

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     Style: Chinese Kung Fu

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Dodging the physics issue entirely...

    Who the hell actually sits in 50/50. Not even boxers! A basic boxing stance is more like 60/40 weighted toward the front.

    I STRONGLY believe in keeping one leg 'empty'. 100/0 at all times. . . well, technically when shifting weight from one leg to the other I guess I go through ever single combination but the main thing is to keep the weighting invisible. If you want to use a 'cat' stance, why keep the last 10% on that lead leg? Keep it completely un-weighted.

    Another thing, an 'empty' leg can still have the sole of the foot flat on the ground, SHOULD have the sole flat. You actively want to hide your weight distribution. Change the ration from 60/40 to 40/60 without telegraphing. If you can't see why, then your a dumbass.

    BAH ! Puny Humans !
    Fighting evil and upholding justice in blue silk pajamas baby!
    http://youtube.com/watch?v=UGaYD_wcaIg

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=6Uepo9ahg-M

    Bah!!! Puny Humans.


  2. Omar is offline

    Baji demigod.

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    Posted On:
    7/15/2003 10:25pm

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     Style: Chinese Kung Fu

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    Jsut thought of an example like what Gong Sau ( I think) was arguing. I used to know this TKD guy who would wait for you in a low cat, right leg rear. When you came in, prepared for the lead leg, he would spin clockwise cathing you with the leg that was originally bearing the weight. The 'empty' leg became the pivot for his spin kick. Now maybe technichally, his weight had to shift but PRACTICALLY it was irrelevant. A great "bait and switch".

    BAH ! Puny Humans !
    Fighting evil and upholding justice in blue silk pajamas baby!
    http://youtube.com/watch?v=UGaYD_wcaIg

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=6Uepo9ahg-M

    Bah!!! Puny Humans.


  3. CrimsonTiger is offline
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    RAAAAAAR! Fear the Tiger!

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    Posted On:
    7/16/2003 12:35pm

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Gong,

    Dude, I still use my skillz! I was never a design engineer anyway, my specialization was manufacturing systems. So now I just evaluate/recommend solutions for our customers. The only benefit is that I don't need to worry about pesky math problems! I just have to eyeball/approximate everything!

    If you make it to ATL, dude, you GOTTA hang in TO for a night. We can bash each other (I've got a technologist MA buddy too, so you won't be totally destroyed by my superior intellect) and get drunk for our flight. *GRIN*

    Regards,
    CrimsonTiger

    "Good is the enemy of Great" - T-shirt seen on Queen Street, Toronto
    Regards,
    CrimsonTiger

    "Na'h, they should go to old school rules.
    One guy gets sword and sheild, the other gets a net and a trident.
    Lions eat christians between rounds." - Strong Machine
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