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I am not a martial artist, but I learned some basic kempo forms as a kid. I did not do too much sparing nor did I practice the forms for more than a year. Years later though, I found myself in a fight. It was my brother (who also practiced forms for the same duration) and I against 12 other guys. During the fight I found myself using those form techniques ...


In general, Shotokan will have longer, lower stances, while Goju will have higher, more upright stances. Shotokan stylists have a reputation for focusing on Kihon (the basics). Expect to do the same kick or punch over and over, working on the details. The amount of sparring done in a school is pretty much up to the teacher, based on the way he was taught, ...

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