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  • Jamoke
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    crickets.....I'm waiting for the academy answer?

    "If attacked fight, and fight to kill"

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  • Vargas
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    So what's wrong with being a comic-book obsessed adolescent? :) Now that I'm a mortgage-obsessed thirtysomething, I kind of miss that stuff. . .

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  • PeedeeShaolin
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    I've only performed Kyokushin kata in competiton. The only competition I've enteres for forms in the Empire State Nationals. I've performed form once in the C.O.C. but that was a random thing.

    Karate is just a one sided art. There is no need to practice kata anymore. You gain nothing from its practice that you cannot gain in practice of another kind.

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  • Rogue
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    PD, what style did you practice and what kata did you compete with?
    Kata competition is the worst thing that ever happened to karate.

    A definition of kata that should be added to PD's is this one from this site http://www.nyseibukan.com/Dojo/Essence_of_Kata/essence_of_kata.html

    "Kata is a "method of training" in a particular martial art. It is one element of many that lead to an end result. It in itself is not the end result."



    Edited by - rogue on January 17 2003 10:54:52

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  • Boyd
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    I don't see how practicing moves in a kata makes them automatically worse than moves you practice individually. Oh wait, KIAI! I get it!

    who are you other than some PEA in a POD! go take a karate class you DYKE!

    --Jamoke

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  • Jamoke
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    tell us about your opening of your "large" academy?

    "If attacked fight, and fight to kill"

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  • PeedeeShaolin
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    Kata is a series of defensive blocks and counters against imaginary opponents.

    You basically memorize a pre-set pattern of ancient movements and KIAI your way through, just like in the Karate Kid. I've done plenty of kata and even competed in it.

    It still is worth jack shit when your talking about martial arts for self defense. The only thing its good for is fun, if you like that sort of thing.

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  • The Wastrel
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    Vargas,
    I asked the same question, and was accused of being a comic-book obsessed adolescent...I still haven't gotten an answer.
    Could you two please just message each other privately. The only reason to carry this on in front of everyone else is because you either think we care, or you think you will make us care. We don't; we won't.

    **The most miraculous power that can verifiably be attributed to "chi" is its ability to be all things to virtually all people, depending on what version of the superstition they are attempting to defend at any given moment.**

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  • Jamoke
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    calling me a LIAR is not going to make me say the name(s).

    "If attacked fight, and fight to kill"

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  • Vargas
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    Let me get this straight (for my peace of mind). I've never taken a strictly 'traditional' MA. When you do a kata and/or form, are the steps always memorized? I kind of assumed they were like the combos you practice while shadowboxing but I guess I could be wrong. The biggest combo I ever practice is maybe 4 steps long. Anything past that is probably wishful thinking, at least for me.

    If you are doing a 50-step (or more) kata, I would question the value it holds for building fighting skill. You're probably better off doing push-ups in that case. Which reminds me, I see a lot of comments on how a horse-stance builds leg strength and stability. Personally, I would rather do plyometrics, kettlebells or real squats if leg conditioning was my goal. Standing in an exaggerated stance that I would never use against another fighter seems, how should I word this, a bad habit pattern to fall into. Like I said, I've never really trained in those kind of styles, so I'm just on the outside looking in.

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  • Rogue
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    PD, stay on topic.

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  • PeedeeShaolin
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    I already told you I would PAY for a lawyer to hold you BLAMELESS.

    I'm making you out to be a LIAR in front of EVERYONE. You have NO REASON to hide and EVERY REASON to comply.

    The only excuse would be that you are a LIAR.

    Thats why you can't back up what you say.

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  • Jamoke
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    i just hung up the phone with you know who? they once again confirmed my original statement. They will not release the reason(s).

    "If attacked fight, and fight to kill"

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  • Jamoke
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    you keep dodging my question on this subject, why?

    "If attacked fight, and fight to kill"

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  • Jamoke
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    tell me about your "LARGE" academy, that you plan on opening.

    "If attacked fight, and fight to kill"

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