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Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

Subject:Martial Arts Movies
Posted by:irisgig.
Time:2009.05.26 - 13:22
I love martial arts movies, and for me they give a lot of inspiration and ideas for my practice. Especially my new favorite web series, Karma Kula Mystic Warrior, I get a lot of ideas from the really cool fight scenes. Where do you get your inspiration?

KarmaKula: Mystic Warrior

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Sunday, September 17th, 2006

Subject:LovioWingChun.com now has videos
Posted by:shangchi.
Time:2006.09.17 - 21:56
For those of you interested in Fatshan style Wing Chun, the gallery section of http://loviowingchun.com has been updated with videos. Please let me know what you think. Thanks for checking it out.
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Tuesday, August 8th, 2006

Subject:New Community
Posted by:ex_allenb.
Time:2006.08.08 - 7:18
There is a new Martial Arts community started August 7.  It's open to all, but specifically for Tang Soo Do practitioners and those interested in Korean Martial Arts. 

If this sounds like the community for you, please join us @: </a></font></strong></a>tang_soo_do_2
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Wednesday, July 5th, 2006

Posted by:homsup.
Time:2006.07.05 - 20:20

Some videos from expert village 

tai chi
self defense


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Tuesday, June 20th, 2006

Posted by:beginnersmind.
Time:2006.06.20 - 23:39
Hi everyone. I'm new here, and just wanted to take the opportunity to introduce myself. I am the on-staff translator at a Daoist martial arts center in Yunnan Province, China. You can see our website here...


We practice San Feng Tai Ji, and Wudang Gong Fu.
We love to meet other people passionate about the martial arts, so
if you're ever in China, come visit!
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Saturday, June 10th, 2006

Subject:any good videos about hakkoryu jujutsu kata?
Posted by:ngakmafaery.
Time:2006.06.10 - 11:19
I learned some styles in the past (mostly Japanese and Okinawan styles like aikido, aikijiujutsu, kobudo, hakkoryu jujutsu) since 1985, and am not taking classes now, but want to remember the first kata in the hakkoryu. Does anyone know where to get a video, prefereably free or cheap, to help me review it? One of my friends is willing to help show it to me again, but I seldom see him these days, and I am not going to the school where I originally learned it. Thanks!
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Monday, May 15th, 2006

Posted by:homsup.
Time:2006.05.15 - 22:26
intresting martial arts documentry show on bbc.
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Sunday, March 5th, 2006

Posted by:dooge.
Time:2006.03.05 - 15:29
Here you can see some photos from roda of Russian ABADA Capoeira team.

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Friday, March 3rd, 2006

Subject:maritial arts clips (x-posted)
Posted by:homsup.
Time:2006.03.03 - 12:40
Hey fighters and artis

I just wanted to share some of marital arts clips I've found while searching the net.  I've posted them on my personal myspace page.  This isn't some solicitation to add people on my friend account there.  I simply wanted to share clips I find intresting as a martial artist. enjoy!!   

Warning: Some of the clips  from youtube.com plays faster than it loads.  If you find it skipping press pause and let the load bar fill a little ahead.

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Saturday, July 30th, 2005

Subject:Stunters Unite!
Posted by:earthensky.
Time:2005.07.30 - 18:25
Stunting is one of the toughest, yet least celebrated industries in Hollywood. IMHO that's just wrong. Especially if you're a woman in a male dominated industry.

Zoë Bell is the exception. This kickass chic doubled as Xena Warrior Princess and Uma Thurman in Kill Bill. Show her some love? Join Us at:

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Wednesday, July 27th, 2005

Subject:Hey all.
Posted by:delocon.
Time:2005.07.27 - 20:12
I'm a 24 year old guy who wants to learn several martial arts. My main interests are Kendo, Kyodo, Krav Maga, and Aikido.

I don't have enough cash on me to take any fulltime lessons, seeing as my job pays shit. I know that trying to do Kendo or Kyodo without a lot of money is next to impossible, but I was wondering if there is anyway I could learn beginners katas or techniques just for daily practice, something to add to my daily excersize routine.
I understand that this is nothing compared to learning from a teacher, because there is no way to correct your technique or get on the spot advice, but I'm still curious if there's anything I can do untill I get a job that pays better money.

Any advice or opinions are greatly appreciated.
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Monday, March 28th, 2005

Posted by:sionnan.
Time:2005.03.28 - 23:04
hey guys. I am(obviously) new here, but I was wondering if I could get some advice. My Sigung (Sigung Al Dacascos) is coming to the dojo for a visit, and I am nervous. (having never met him) I'm hoping not to be noticed. But do any of you have advice about nerves? or are there any customs I should know about? its appreciated.
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Monday, March 14th, 2005

Subject:a little help would be nice
Posted by:colonel_nohman.
Time:2005.03.14 - 15:53
what is the best way to spar with out running the risk of breaking anything?
because some people take sparing seriously.
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Saturday, March 12th, 2005

Subject:to provide some momentum
Posted by:anangryblade.
Time:2005.03.12 - 0:04
ideas for the futureCollapse )
i personally dont know anything about throws, so i move that we make that the theme for a while. if everyone shares their knowledge, we'll all benefit.
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Thursday, March 3rd, 2005

Subject:a little help would be grate
Posted by:colonel_nohman.
Time:2005.03.03 - 14:05
what is the best way to get fit, because like every winter I'm like a bear and I start gaining weight, so i get kind of a little gut, so I need help getting back in shape quick, my regular work out takes to much time and I can only do it every other day.

if anyone could help me
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Saturday, February 26th, 2005

Posted by:essenceofdepth.
Time:2005.02.26 - 14:47
tension basicsCollapse )
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Subject:obviously livejournal is just way too addictive
Posted by:essenceofdepth.
Time:2005.02.26 - 14:05
exercises:Collapse )
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Friday, February 11th, 2005

Posted by:mrlepp.
Time:2005.02.11 - 10:00
What other communities or groups could we send an invitation to thier members to join us?

What might that missive say to entioce others to share in this community of ours?
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Wednesday, February 9th, 2005

Subject:Video Links desired
Posted by:mrlepp.
Time:2005.02.09 - 9:15
I will keep an edited post of video links for everyone's access.

I welcome sugesstions on format and content

I suggest that we have a headings called;
Uncontrolled fighting, pro fights, Gang fights, Survellance cam fights


Urban freeflow

Technical explanations

What's your idea?
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Posted by:mrlepp.
Time:2005.02.09 - 9:02
Arlington YMCA Jujitsu Dojo - Videos

Clip 1 is "weapon"

Clip 2 is "technique"

These are not my videos.

Any ideas on how technical videos could be better shot?
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Subject:Hello, Suggetions please
Posted by:mrlepp.
Time:2005.02.09 - 8:47
I am the new Maintainer for this community. My public LJ is mrlepp. For more info on me google "Lonnie Lepp" +"Austin TX" or goto Austinmartialarts.net.

Many thanks to essenceofdepth,the originator of this community.

I noticed that the community's interests are:
63: aikido, animals, arnis, balisong, boxing, breathing, british sea power, bruce lee, bujinkan, capoeira, capoeira angola, chen style, chi, choreography, escrima, eskrido, eskrima, fencing, filipino martial arts, film fighting, grind orchestra, hapkido, iaido, jackie chan, jeet kune do, jet li, judo, jujutsu, kajukembo, kajukenbo, kali, karate, kendo, kenpo, ki, knife throwing, knives, krav maga, kung fu, kyudo, learning, living, logic, manipulation, movement, movies, muay thai, ninjitsu, ninjutsu, physics, qiqong, self-defense, shuriken, silat, stunts, swords, tae kwon do, tai chi, tai chi chuan, tang soo do, wrestling, wushu, yang style.

Please make suggestions for expanding our interests, with in the scope and purpose of our community.

Any other changes or suggestions would be appreciated.
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Friday, February 4th, 2005

Subject:sorry ive been so long in between updates
Posted by:essenceofdepth.
Time:2005.02.04 - 16:11
sensitivity/reading drills: (2 people)Collapse )

on a different note, i will be deleting my lj soon, so if anyone wants this community to continue, id suggest somebody step up to moderate it. lord_couger gets first dibs on this spot if he requests it. if nobody cares, im going to just leave it moderator-less.

just for the record im happy this community got as far as it did.
it will be good for me when i want to go back and find new things to review and maybe someday teach.
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Wednesday, December 22nd, 2004

Subject:Question on Speed and Rhythm
Posted by:kistrael.
Time:2004.12.22 - 19:56
-How does one improve their rhythm?

-How does someone improve their speed (both hands and feet, and overall speed)?

Any particular suggestions, exercises, or tips?

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Subject:Some tips (tournament rules only!)
Posted by:kistrael.
Time:2004.12.22 - 19:14
There are two things I've learned today, that I thought you guys might be interested in. Warning: This is from my experience. I suggest these be tried, but your mileage my vary.

When fighting a tall opponent, one of the very few ways to fight them is to get in close. Stick to their body and be prepared if they try to back up to throw a kick. If you take it from a distance perspective, it's harder for a tall person to hit a short person with their hands, because of shorter range of their arms. The taller person will have the advantage of being able to punch downwards, but if you keep your guard up, it should provide enough defense.

Tips for my fellow shorties:
-Stick close to them. Make it so close that it makes them uncomfortable.
-Keep your hands ready! They will most likely back up and try to kick. If they punch, it will come at you at a downwards angle.
-Lean back and keep weight on your back foot. While the trunk of your body will be closer to jam your opponent, your head will be farther back and less susceptable to being struck. It also helps, because with weight on the back foot, you can quickly snap off kicks with your front leg, which do very well in sparring. With a lot of weight on your back leg, you can also retreat faster, if your opponent happens to come at you.
-Be aggressive! Unless you come at them, they will hit you. Most likely hard. Don't give them time to think, or room to attack.
-How to advance: with your weight on your back leg, you have a lot of pushing power. Push off with your back leg and let your front foot come off the ground enough that it doesn't touch. During this, you'll clear the ground slightly and advance quickly, but clear only a short distance. This can be done rapid succession, so you can advance quickly, and retreat just as fast. Since you advance in short bursts, it's more advantageous than lunging, and has the added effect of psyching out your opponent. This may not work for everyone.

This next tip I discovered tonight when sparring, which actually might be of some use, even moreso when fighting a nervous and/or wired opponent. When sparring, tap the opponent's forward hand with your forward hand; it will startle them into attacking, more often than not a kick. It doesn't even have to be a powerful slap, just strong enough that it pushes their hand out of the way. Speed is a key factor, however. It doesn't matter which leg they have forward, but it does help if they are in a mirror stance (Your left leg, their right. Your right leg, their left).

Again, these are only tournament rules-based.

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Tuesday, December 21st, 2004

Posted by:essenceofdepth.
Time:2004.12.21 - 9:37
speed/reaction drills
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Monday, December 20th, 2004

Subject:2 person distance training
Posted by:the_mad_elf.
Time:2004.12.20 - 3:59
1 or 2 focus mits.
2 people.
Room to move around in.

Have the person with the focus mitts (defender) move around holding the mitt(s) at different angles while changing the distance between themselves and the person throwing the attacks (attacker!).
The attacker has to adjust to the new range and target angle as quickly as possible and still throw a good punch/kick/whatever the chosen technique for the exercise is (start with punches until you get used to the exercise).

At the most basic level the defender stands in place and only changes angles and distance by moving the mit.
Once both people are comfortable with this the defender can begin moving around the practice space, forcing the attacker to move around the area.

At a basic level the attacker waits for the defender to get set then adjusts position and attacks.
The next step is for the defender to give a signal when the attacker should attack. When the signal is given the attacker then moves and attacks. This works best if the defender has 2 focus mitts. By alternating mitts they can very quickly call for the next attack, forcing the attacker to adjust more quickly.
To increase the challenge have the attacker close their eyes after each attack and not open them until the defender gives the attack signal.

Give it a try and post here with your results. I haven't worked this drill in some time and I would really like to hear if anyone finds it helpful.
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Saturday, December 18th, 2004

Subject:"Make Most Of Your Natural Assets..." {Boxing}
Posted by:ikemstar.
Time:2004.12.18 - 3:12
That's Teddy Atlas (Mike Tyson's ex-trainer) on boxing. A tall man with long arms should jab and not fight like a shorter man. A shorter man should use that compact physicality and superior turning force to hook, sway, bob, weave. A case in point: Klitschko Vs. Danny Williams for the recent heavyweight bout. Kiltschko (6' 8") came in at 17.5 stones. Williams (6' 3") at some over 19. 19..?? Predictably (in my book), Williams fought with little movement, and "had his head used for target practice" (in the words of his promoter) by his long-armed opponent. Maximise your natural attributes.

This community is a great idea... so upload, don't leech ;-P

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Friday, December 17th, 2004

Subject:to who ever could answer your advice is welcome
Posted by:colonel_nohman.
Time:2004.12.17 - 13:29
dose anyone know how to flip back to your feet while lying down, because every time I spar with my brother he always dose it after he knocks me down and it gives a big advange.
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Posted by:iaido_imp.
Time:2004.12.17 - 9:35
Has anyone had any experience with Matsubayashi Shorin Ryu karate? I'm about to join a local dojo and was wondering what to expect.
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Wednesday, December 15th, 2004

Subject:first time
Posted by:colonel_nohman.
Time:2004.12.15 - 11:27
I have a question for anyone who can answer me.
how do you increase your speed in punching and kicking?
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Monday, December 6th, 2004

Subject:Kyudo, Kendo, Iaido
Posted by:delocon.
Time:2004.12.06 - 17:48
I have a few questions about these arts, if anybody would be willing to help me.
The two more prominant in my mind currently are: Does being left handed decrease my ability to participate in these arts? I know that for at least Kyudo I will need to be able to shoot right handed, though I am predominantly left handed. How difficult would it be to train my right hand? I'm not going to give up if someone were to say "Difficult to nearly impossible." but I would like to know what to expect.

The second, Are there any styles or arts that one might consider learning before beginning Kendo, Kyudo, and Iaido?

Any help will be greatly appreciated, thank you.

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Tuesday, November 30th, 2004

Subject:Where to turn to for learning?
Posted by:phycho.
Time:2004.11.30 - 23:29
I live in Milwaukee, WI and have been steadily taking up new martial arts over the past year or so. I have been actively fencing for 4 years now, found a place to teach Shaolin Kung Fu, and I'm taking Tai Chi classes through the University.

What I have been interested in for quite some time now is iaido, yet I cannot find anywhere, nor anyone in the midwest who can teach it. I am looking for some insight to my problem please, even if it means looking overseas. While much more difficult, is it possible to learn from manuals and books? I am aware that some akido dojos have affiliations with iaido, but I cannot see many similarities between the two. I claim little knowledge in either martial art. Only what I have found in a book found at a company book sale. "The Ultimate Book of Martial Arts".

In the meantime, I'll have time to conceder a new style to pick up with the new semester, any suggestions?
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Saturday, November 27th, 2004

Posted by:the_crys.
Time:2004.11.27 - 22:05
Hey, I'm Crys. I'm looking to better myself and become stronger and more confident. I need someone to help, someone who has been studing the arts for a while who could assist me in my desire to learn. Any help would be greatly appreciated. If your a teacher in the Kentucky area and you want to help a girl out, respond. I'm a big girl, very big, and I need to do something now. Please Respond, or tell me to fuck off either way, replies are nice
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Wednesday, November 17th, 2004

Posted by:litefoot.
Time:2004.11.17 - 23:52
I am having surgery on my knee soon, what is the best way to stay mentally and physically fast while mostly inactive.
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Wednesday, October 27th, 2004

Subject:this was an epiphany to me
Posted by:essenceofdepth.
Time:2004.10.27 - 6:48
practice your techniques like you're fighting in a phonebooth
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Monday, October 4th, 2004

Subject:Just Joined!
Posted by:djsparrow.
Time:2004.10.04 - 10:24
Hi this is my first post, and I was wondering, does anyone know a good way to build up ki. I'm very interested on building ki blasts, and jing blasts. I want to be able to build up enough ki to break stacks of bricks. Thank You!
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Sunday, September 19th, 2004

Posted by:essenceofdepth.
Time:2004.09.19 - 18:58
difficulty: anywhere from beginner to advanced
summary: circle drill. a way to practice flow and awareness in self-defense. needs at least 4-5 people, the more the better

Read more...Collapse )
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Thursday, September 9th, 2004

Subject:applying martial forms to fights
Posted by:craigp.
Time:2004.09.09 - 23:01
I had a question that I've been thinking about for some time. Here's one form of it, in simple and superficial terms:

It seems that when folks with a martial background fight (say, in a tournament), they primarily - if not exclusively - use kickboxing techniques. Why is that?

I'm somewhat familiar with gung-fu and taiji, so I can only speak for these styles. They are, from my understanding, fundamentally different than boxing/kickboxing. I don't necessarily want to go in a long philosophical discussion on 'what is gungfu', I simply wonder why I hardly ever see the forms applied in fights (of course, there's always the possibility I simply fail to see).
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Wednesday, September 8th, 2004

Posted by:craigp.
Time:2004.09.08 - 0:00
join this community and make the magic happen

Shouldn't that be spelled 'magiq'?

Hi, I'm Craig. I practice Wushu and Chen Taiji. It's awesome. And by awesome, I mean totally sweet.

Anway, this is getting boring, so I'll keep writing.

Some people say I'm contrary, but that's total bullshit.

Wushu has some killer ab drills, variations of plyometric sit-ups.

Solo-version: lie on your back, move from your center, bringing your feet and upper body up, leaving the flat of your back on the ground and keeping your legs straight, slap your feet, go back down (nearly all the way flat -> keep the tension). Rinse and repeat. The idea is to go as quickly as possible; by slapping, you can rebound faster.

Two-persion version: Lie on your back, have someone stand over your head. Grasp their ankles and lift up your legs (keeping them straight). Have your partner push your legs back down when the reach full extension (say, directly over your head). Legs down and repeat. Again, the idea is to raise the intensity level (as well as provide extra resistance).

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Subject:Words of wisdom.
Posted by:masochrist_zero.
Time:2004.09.08 - 1:42
This quote in particular has meant a lot to me:

"Forget your sadness, anger, grudges and hatred. Let them pass like smoke caught in a breeze. You should not deviate from the path of righteousness; you should lead a life worthy of a man. Don't be possessed by greed, luxury, or your ego. You should accept sorrows, sadness and hatred as they are, and consider them a chance for trial given to you by the powers... a blessing given by nature. Have both your mind and your time fully engaged in budo, and have your mind deeply set on bujutsu."

-Masaaki Hatsumi-34th Soke of Togakure ryu, 1988
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