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I have been training for the last 20+ years in a Okinawan derived style called Bushin Ryu.

In that time I've also dabbled in some other arts and had the good fortune to train under some excellent people.


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comment How do I increase flexibility to achieve a full split?
@Dave the close vote will expire if no others follow it. It's not a duplicate question but it would certainly be a duplicate answer.
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comment How do I increase flexibility to achieve a full split?
You've asked in a different way, but the answer to your question is the same as given here: Good exercises for higher side kicks?. Note that while you may strive for a full split, not everyone can achieve it, you may have a physiological setup that precludes it.
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answered Are martial arts suitable for a busy, IT professional?
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answered How many (and what) things have I failed to do if I get into a fight?
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comment What are the purposes of martial arts forms?
@Roland - I've spent a lot of time as a bouncer (club doorman) so have had my fair share of trouble. Kata moves work incredibly well in real fights, in fact it can be quite scary when you instinctively perform the moves and leave someone (almost literally) in pieces on the pavement, it gives you a new respect for what you've learnt. Of course this stuff doesn't apply in the same way in controlled fights, those require skills and talents beyond just executing kata moves. But remember the question wasn't about fighting as such, it was about the uses of kata/forms.