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  • Leopard Kung Fu?

    Hello

    Do you know where in Europe can I find Kung Fu schools that are devoted to teaching the Leopard Fist (Bao xing)?. I know that Shaolin and Choy Li Fut incorporate some Leopard elements, but since there are Tiger/Crane/Dragon only schools, are there some Leopard only schools?

    Thank you.

    1 AnswerMartial Arts5 years ago
  • Jean Claude Van Damme?

    What makes (or made, since he is quite old right now), Jean Claude Van Damme so good? Just checked his professional kickboxing record of 18 W to 1 L, and that one loss was a disqualification, while all the 18 wins were by knockout. It is obvious that he is no ordinary fighter.

    2 AnswersMartial Arts5 years ago
  • Karate Shotokan and Kyokushin - difference in kicks?

    Apart from the contact difference on tournaments, what are the technical differences between Shotokan and Kyokushin way of kicking, in kicks such as mawashi geri, mae geri, tobi geri, etc.?

    2 AnswersMartial Arts5 years ago
  • Joint locks in martial arts?

    There are numerous styles which focus on grabs, throws, and standing joint locks, although I am not sure of the technical differences between those styles. Those that I have in mind are: traditional jiu jitsu, bujinkan ninpo taijutsu, aikijutsu, and qin na techniques from kung fu. What are the biggest differences between the aforementioned?

    Thanks

    2 AnswersMartial Arts5 years ago
  • Southern Dragon Kung Fu?

    Namely this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southern_Dragon_Kung...

    Is it still alive today? Do you personally know any good schools?

    I managed to find this school's website: http://www.loongying.co.uk/index.html

    Is it legitimate? What do you think? Especially the lineage and instructors.

    1 AnswerMartial Arts5 years ago
  • Karate question?

    Is the Nukite (knife hand) strike any useful on full contact tournaments (Kyokushin, K1, MMA)? Can it be useful during a streetfight?

    6 AnswersMartial Arts5 years ago
  • Need advice on improving my leg sweeps?

    I am practicing both Capoeira and Karate Kyokushin, and as you might imagine, one hundred percent of the leg sweeps I know I know from Capoeira. The question is, what are some good excercises to improve my sweeps' speed, power and precision?

    Also one more question, I am currently training 5-6 times a week, 1.5 hours each training, and some excercises at home. I am really dedicated to this, and I was wondering if that is enough to become a really good, world class fighter.

    3 AnswersMartial Arts5 years ago
  • Combining martial arts?

    This question is by no means about "the best" combination of two martial arts, but about which combination of two do you find most interesting, or the most complementary. I'm just interested in your experiences and opinions. As far as I go, the combination of Capoeira and Kyokushin Karate has proven to be really interesting. They complement each other in terms of kicks, as well as the fight movement. While Capoeira teaches you to encircle and trick your opponent often via constant dynamism, Kyokushin teaches a lot of blocks as well as amazing body conditioning which helps you take on some strikes.

    8 AnswersMartial Arts5 years ago
  • Are those Kung Fu schools legitimate?

    Are those schools legit?:

    3 AnswersMartial Arts5 years ago
  • Shaolin temple - fake or real?

    I have heard from many people that Shaolin Temple is there just for money, and the masters there are not in fact true masters. I have no reliable sources to back that statement up, I however have found a documentary on youtube where Jason Scott Lee trains for 2 weeks in the temple. Tell me please, is that thing in the video a true Shaolin Temple? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TEQnTv31SYo

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    5 AnswersMartial Arts5 years ago
  • Which Kung Fu styles would be best for me?

    I know that all of the Kung Fu styles vary greatly in terms of techniques and traning, so I would like to know which ones would suit me best. What I'm looking for, is a style with a lot of Qin Na (Chin Na) involved, as well as a good deal of staff fighting. Drunken elements would be a great addition as well.

    2 AnswersMartial Arts5 years ago
  • Need help with martial arts?

    First of all, this is not a problem of choosing a martial art to train now, because I am already training 5 times a week, both Capoeira and Karate Kyokushin. The problem is, I would also love to train things like Wing Chun, Systema, Bujinkan Ninjutsu, Aikijutsu, Kenjutsu, Bokator, HEMA, etc. but obviously, there is no time to train more than 2 martial arts at the same time, also because my brain and my muscle memory will start confusing and mixing up different things. Another thing is, a lot of martial arts I would absolutely love to train are not available in my area. I just cannot imagine how in my entire life I will be able to achieve a good level in at least some of the aforementioned arts. How can I reconcile all those things? If you could please give me a constructive advice, I would be immensely grateful.

    3 AnswersMartial Arts5 years ago
  • Jeet Kune Do weapons?

    Are there any weapons in Jeet Kune Do? Also, where are the best Jeet Kune Do instructors ( in which country and city, that is ).

    Thanks

    3 AnswersMartial Arts5 years ago
  • Aikijutsu, Bujinkan Ninjutsu and Qin Na?

    What are the main differences between those? Especially between Aikijutsu and Bujinkan Ninjutsu when it comes to unarmed techniqes.

    1 AnswerMartial Arts5 years ago
  • Staff/Bo combat?

    Which styles of Kung Fu incorporate the most staff forms? Also what are the main differences in staff fighting between Chinese staff, Japanese Bojutsu, and Thai Krabi Krabong? Krabong is the staff they use.

    2 AnswersMartial Arts5 years ago
  • Muay Boran?

    So, I've been recently researching a lot of Muay Boran stuff, and also trying to find a school somewhere in Thailand. As for now, to no avail. I know that there is an organisation in Thailand made for preserving this ancient art, but do you know about any school in which I could possibly train? Thanks in advance.

    Also note, Muay Boran, not Muay Thai, there are enough schools teaching ring Muay Thai in the west.

    4 AnswersMartial Arts5 years ago
  • A place to train Qin Na?

    Do you know where in the world can I possibly train Qin Na? It's the chinese art of throwing, locking, breaking, choking, pressure pointing and so on. I've heard that almost every style of Kung Fu incorporates some of the Qin Na techniques, but do you know if there are still schools which teach solely Qin Na?

    6 AnswersMartial Arts5 years ago
  • Muay Boran, Bokator, Pencak Silat, or Kali/Arnis?

    So I'm 25 years old, and I have just managed to graduate with my doctorate, and before I go to any post-doctoral research abroad, I want to go for 1-2 years to Thailand/Cambodia/Malaysia/Philippines to study one of these martial arts. I can't decide really, if you could provide my some helpful information I would be immensely thankful. Let's say price doesn't matter, I saved money for that.

    2 AnswersMartial Arts5 years ago
  • Muay Boran, Bokator, Pencak Silat, or Kali/Arnis?

    So I'm 25 years old, and I have just managed to graduate with my doctorate, and before I go to any post-doctoral research abroad, I want to go for 1-2 years to Thailand/Cambodia/Malaysia/Philippines to study one of these martial arts. I can't decide really, if you could provide my some helpful information I would be immensely thankful. Let's say price doesn't matter, I saved money for that.

    3 AnswersMartial Arts5 years ago