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    Hi Dirk. I guess I was thinking of the typical...

    Hi Dirk. I guess I was thinking of the typical "day to day" type coaches and teachers you see in BJJ gyms. Sure, there are many teachers who are past their physical peak and may no longer be able to...
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    Like Fernando said, there are some general...

    Like Fernando said, there are some general qualities that any good teacher should have. For one, a good instructor needs to be able to impart knowledge in a way that's accessible to many different...
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    Hi Fernando, I'll bite. Things are a little quiet...

    Hi Fernando, I'll bite. Things are a little quiet around here and this is an interesting thread. Here are my two cents on competition:

    I'm actually beginning to think that competition could be the...
  4. Thread: BSKF Beat WSKO

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    As a non-Brit former kenshi, I've been watching...

    As a non-Brit former kenshi, I've been watching with great interest and fascination! Its almost been nostalgic to see this forum so active again.
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    Another thoughtful post, Fernando, and there's...

    Another thoughtful post, Fernando, and there's not much for me to disagree with here.



    Indeed it is, and I'm well aware that most of the points on all sides have been made time and time again....
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    Hi Fernando. Your post makes a lot of sense, I'll...

    Hi Fernando. Your post makes a lot of sense, I'll comment on just a few points here:



    As I've mentioned before in this thread, the question about how to most accurately simulate "reality" in...
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    I'm sorry that you felt that way about my reply....

    I'm sorry that you felt that way about my reply. As I stated, it wasn't my intention to be condescending. Thank you for going out of your way to provide some more information. In case it wasn't...
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    You're told? By whom? Do you always believe...

    You're told? By whom? Do you always believe everything that you're told? Is there any corroborating evidence for this claim? And would this be randori in a strictly SK setting, or free sparring...
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    Thanks for the compliment. My points about MMA...

    Thanks for the compliment. My points about MMA were specifically aimed at Dirk's claim that it doesn't prepare people well for fights due the necessity of rules. As my comments above show (and I hope...
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    You've not been watching the same videos as I...

    You've not been watching the same videos as I have, then. Since you raise the issue of fights without striking, here are a couple that I found with just a quick search: (warning--NSFW language and...
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    Thanks David. It's always nice to feel...

    Thanks David. It's always nice to feel appreciated. I'm just doing my best to keep the discussion going around here...it sure feels deserted as of late, and it seems a real shame that there is so...
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    I see. How often are you able to practice your...

    I see. How often are you able to practice your juho realistically with the types of atemi that you mention above? If the answer is "rarely" or "never", then I'd argue that your training is...
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    I guess we've just had different experiences,...

    I guess we've just had different experiences, then. Just out of curiosity, how do you define "randori heavy"?



    You'll get no arguments from me regarding this as a general premise. However, we...
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    If you want a technique to work in a given...

    If you want a technique to work in a given situation, it should be practised in that type of situation as much as possible. I think that this is a universal principle across the martial arts.
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  15. Thread: Rakan Teiho

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    Whoops! Thanks for pointing that out. I sometimes...

    Whoops! Thanks for pointing that out. I sometimes get overzealous when it comes to discussing chokes, and I obviously missed that point. It was a rather significant omission on my part not to have...
  16. Doesn't this go against the principle of shushu...

    Doesn't this go against the principle of shushu koju?
  17. Thread: Rakan Teiho

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    OK, since there was some interest in choking...

    OK, since there was some interest in choking techniques earlier in the thread, I'll try to get things back on topic a little. While surfing the web earlier today, I came across this article...
  18. Thread: Rakan Teiho

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    I guess we'll have to agree to disagree on this...

    I guess we'll have to agree to disagree on this one, then. For my part, I've found online discussion to be an invaluable part of my martial arts training. Not only that, but the Internet affords...
  19. Thread: Rakan Teiho

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    Ah yes, I ever-so-fondly recall. This secrecy is...

    Ah yes, I ever-so-fondly recall. This secrecy is to the art's detriment, today more than ever: information technology offers such amazing potential for the sharing of ideas and information that...
  20. Thread: Rakan Teiho

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    That makes sense. I thought it was a little quiet...

    That makes sense. I thought it was a little quiet around here, even for E-budo. I guess it's up to us washed up kenshi to keep the place warm until everyone comes back...
  21. Thread: Rakan Teiho

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    It doesn't seem like anyone else around here is...

    It doesn't seem like anyone else around here is interested, though :cry:

    Surely there must be someone on this forum with more knowledge of Rakan Teiho...
  22. Thread: Rakan Teiho

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    Thanks for the clarification, Rob. I'm obviously...

    Thanks for the clarification, Rob. I'm obviously no expert in the matter; rather, I'm just echoing what instructors have taught me throughout the years. I often wonder how many of the physiological...
  23. Thread: Rakan Teiho

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    Interesting indeed! I apologize for my earlier...

    Interesting indeed! I apologize for my earlier use of shorthand—an important distinction should be made between "choke" and "strangle". The term choke applies to a technique that cuts off...
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    Oh Kimpatsu...

    Oh Kimpatsu...
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    I'm sure that I did, David! I do love a good...

    I'm sure that I did, David! I do love a good choke, and I'm sad that I missed out on the SK perspective.

    I'm actually a little surprised that Shorinji Kempo doesn't place more emphasis on chokes,...
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