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    I've done something like this... One of my...

    I've done something like this...

    One of my classes right now is in someone else's home yoga studio, the other is in someone else's home dojo. The important thing is to make sure you break even....
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    Relaxed, friendly people, interested in sharing...

    Relaxed, friendly people, interested in sharing and learning, who are also willing to be serious about what they are doing, and put themselves out there.

    That's pretty much it.

    I will say...
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    Wanted to add: i've had some pretty in depth...

    Wanted to add:

    i've had some pretty in depth conversations with my teacher about this, and one thing I took away was that basically, we all crave complexity, and if we're not careful we start...
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    Some impressions: One thing to keep in mind...

    Some impressions:

    One thing to keep in mind about what Taira is doing...watch him teach it sometime in video clips, and it doesn't seem to be about making a pattern "fit" per se, each individual...
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    Thanks for sharing this Noah. I've learned,...

    Thanks for sharing this Noah.

    I've learned, and been shown good renzoku stuff..but in the end if you want to do "flow" personally I think there are better ways to do it, spontaneous stuff like...
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    The Chinese connection has always seemed less...

    The Chinese connection has always seemed less important to me than some make of it, even if you find the same kata, usually it's not only changed beyond recognition, but the entire method of Nahate,...
  7. Thread: Yoga

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    Don't know about the metabolic stuff, but as far...

    Don't know about the metabolic stuff, but as far as martial arts goes, i've found that Kundalini yoga (rather than the Hatha variety that is more common) is really good for martial arts dings and...
  8. Thread: yay

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    yay

    Glad to see the place is still alive, and maybe with a bit more activity! Hoping for some good conversations down the line, I have so many great memories of this place, I learned about my first Goju...
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    Olympia Karate Academy

    Olympia Karate Academy in Olympia, Washington teaches Okinawan Goju Ryu Karate, some Jujutsu, and a bit of this and that.

    Instructor: Zach Zinn, various guest instruction as available.
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  10. Man this is sad, i've read and enjoyed Mark's...

    Man this is sad, i've read and enjoyed Mark's stuff here for years, also growing up in Albuquerque it hits home, definitely sad, good thoughts to his loved ones.
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    I swear, I wouldn't be surprised if one day...

    I swear, I wouldn't be surprised if one day people are all watching such a thing....
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    hmmm

    I think the ethinic/racial angle is questionable. However the MMA persona that's marketed to young men plays on all the insecurities and desires typical to that time in life, and in that regard I...
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    Hmm, I personally doubt that Uechi Ryu is so...

    Hmm, I personally doubt that Uechi Ryu is so unchanged as all that, I don't know though as I don't train it.

    Anyone have opinions on how similar it is to whatever it came from, anyone truly in the...
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    Ok, so what do you think it is about Uechi Ryu...

    Ok, so what do you think it is about Uechi Ryu that makes it not Karate? Obviously Chinese styles and Karate share alot of principles and techniques, so what makes Uechi Ryu more kungfu than say Goju...
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    All he is saying is that Jun Fan Gungfu isn't a...

    All he is saying is that Jun Fan Gungfu isn't a subset of Wing Chun, which is pretty much true as far as I know. Didn't Lee synthesize alot of stuff (western boxing, Filipino arts etc.) outside of...
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    Mods: this guy is spamming MA boards with these...

    Mods: this guy is spamming MA boards with these generic posts, not sure why but he's doing at fightingarts.com as well. Just a heads up.
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    Uechi Sanchin seems to have much "lighter"...

    Uechi Sanchin seems to have much "lighter" breathing than Goju versions generally. If people call it Karate it's Karate, sorry but that's pretty much it, most Uechi ryu people call what they do a...
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    What exactly do you suggest as an alternative?...

    What exactly do you suggest as an alternative? That people should simply be allowed to let their dogs crap everywhere, or that the fine should just be less? Should there also not be fines for...
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    LMAO I'm keeping this one Joe!

    LMAO I'm keeping this one Joe!
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    Karato!

    Guys, I remember this group being discussed here before I think, I believe they are mentioned in this thread:

    http://www.e-budo.com/forum/showthread.php?t=38184&highlight=karato+ryu

    Hope it...
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    stuff

    I've heard (nope don't remember where lol) that he studied Bagua, but not that there was any influence, personally I don't see it it either.
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    Before anyone else says anything...i'll quote...

    Before anyone else says anything...i'll quote Mark's post above:



    Do it man! DO IT!

    ;)
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    telco stuff

    My little experience with this subject says to me that you should read up on net neutrality and related sunjects and decide for yourself whether AT&T is telling the truth, or whether they have other...
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    Stuff

    Personally I don't think that's a good idea, alot of those blackbelt org's are not something you want to be involved with, and if he's already getting a shodan, there's not much point in it.

    Also...
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    um

    Yep, one incident surely proves your position;)

    Anyway, i'm sure there might be cases where the use of such things is justified, but on a large scale I personally find it questionable that these...
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