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Throwing someone is difficult and depends on particular openings, balance, and grips; staying standing is the easier "default". In contrast, pins are the opposite: the escape is difficult and depends on particular openings, weight distributions, and grips; staying on top of someone who has already been pinned is the easier default. Standing ...


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Here are a small list of styles to look into. They're all hand dominated and have forms: Wing Chun kung-fu Southern Praying Mantis kung-fu Hung Gar kung-fu Pentjak Silat Taiji (Tai Chi) Many other styles would qualify. For example, I listed a few southern styles of kung-fu up there. There are a lot more southern styles than that. And they do tend to be ...


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I don't think Tai Chi has many of these. It does have a few low knee bends but even these seem to be comparatively rare. It is also very form based.


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When joining a religious movement or sect in certain east Asian cultures it is common for acolytes to receive a new religious name. 의암 ("Eui-Am", lit. "Righteous Rock") appears to have been such a name given to Son Byong-Hi when he joined the Donghak movement, either when he was initiated or possibly when he was ordained as the 3rd Great ...


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The correct term is actually 'Ping-An', which means 'Safety' in Chinese. They are from original Karate (China Hand), and were part of a larger form. In the late 1800's, Anko Itosu broke the form down into smaller subsets and branded them with the name 'Ping-An'. Students of his, such as Funakoshi, learned these and incorporated them into their arts later on. ...


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What is "right" will depend on how you're using the nunchaku. When I was taught basic usage in Chun Kuk Do, we gripped the nunchaku about one fist width from the top. Being close to the chain reduces the "wobble" of the top of the stick you're holding and reduces the chance of the the stick getting slick with sweat and sliding out of your ...


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According to this link, "seong-sa" breaks down into "sage" (seong) and "teacher" (sa). Although it's usually translated as a "grandmaster": https://sooshimkwan.blogspot.com/2011/01/instructor-master-and-grandmaster.html?m=1 And according to everything else I've read, it appears that "Eui-Am" is just a pen ...


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You not only need flexibility but muscle strength. In order to practice this, you can do following exercises: hold straight as high as you can then swing it higher, do this 50 times each leg. hold straight for 10 seconds each leg, once you get better, 20 seconds and so on. kick as high as you can then hold 3 seconds, and this 10 times (or more if you can) ...


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Beijing 24 Form Taijiquan should take anywhere from 4:30 - 5 minutes If you want to lengthen the routine then do Brush Knee 5x, and Wave hands 5x, that would get the form to 5:30-6 minutes. Add the warm up for 10min and range of movement exercises, then your session will be about 1hr per day, or every other day for the rest of your life. The typical '...


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