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  1. sochin101 is offline
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    Quote Originally Posted by hoodedmonk
    How does it stack up as a MARTIAL art?
    I fought a lot of Lau Gar guys in the late 80's & early 90's at semi-contact tournaments in the UK (that's all there was back then, I swear) and they were, on the whole, decent scrappers.
    Where there is only a choice between cowardice and violence, I would advise violence.

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     Style: MMA/Kung Fu/Muay Thai

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    Yes,it had that heritage,it just wasn't what I wanted.
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     Style: Chinese Boxing

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    Lau Gar actually kinda sucks. The main art has been absorbed into several other families including Hung-Gar.
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    Putting the "ow" back in "flowery technique"

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     Style: CMA, MT

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    In your MT training you might find that your Lau Gar training bestows one or two advantages.

    Dunno exactly what those would be, but... it sounds good.
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    Omega, how do you stack up Hung Gar to other arts, and what in your opinion makes Lau Gar sucky? (Hopefully this question is close enough to the OP's post to keep it on topic.)
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     Style: Chinese Boxing

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    Lau Gar is limited in it's approach. Pretty much doesn't allow a person to discover different movements that may work better for them. Hung gar at least allows you to discover different movements and emphasizes a degree of health and athleticism to become competent in it.
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    Where the **** is Ming?
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     Style: BJJ/MMA

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    yo... Lau Gar and Hung Gar... is it actually pronounced like the equivalent of Lau "big brother" in canto?
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    may i remind su lin that this isnt some teaparty where people talk about their deranged sifus and doing feelingchecks?

    this is exactly why im busy on a poll to ban women from this forum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jingle Lebells
    this is exactly why im busy on a poll to ban women from this forum.
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