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Bonus Class!

Bonus Class!

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Current NKB members:Bonus "Hangover Preventing New Year's Eve Extravaganza" workout on Saturday 12-31 at 10 am.The final class of 2011! ...
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Why swings? Why HARDSTYLE?

Why swings? Why HARDSTYLE?

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I’ve talked about the awesomeness of the swing before here: http://irontamerblog.com/the-month-of-the-swing/Here are few more thoughts based on a question NKB member Will Gant asked recently.Why is the swing so effective?I have mentioned it before, but it is worth repeating.  Alan Calvert, author ...
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Internal and External Focus

Internal and External Focus

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"Which is better: internal focus vs. external focus?" is a pointless argument.  It’s like the old “what is the deadliest martial art?” question.Different people learn differently and the correct cue is the one that gets the desired response from the individual.External focus has its place, bu ...
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My Kettlebell and Kungfu breathing connection

My Kettlebell and Kungfu breathing connection

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Last time in the post about Sifu Louie Jack Man I gave a quick overview of my history and experience with Jook Lum Southern Mantis Kungfu. Jook Lum Southern mantis was an influence on Okinawan karate and is considered both a soft and a hard style. Sombogin ( translated as 3 steps forward or 3 s ...
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Sifu Louie Jack Man

Sifu Louie Jack Man

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I recently posted on Facebook about the passing of Louie Jack Man, a master of Jook Lum Gee Tong Long Pai, (translated:  Bamboo Forest Temple Praying Mantis Family) a traditional Chinese kungfu system, which (along with a couple of other systems) is often referred to as Southern Praying Mantis or S ...
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Ladies: Why should you get stronger?

Ladies: Why should you get stronger?

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This is what a strong girl looks like. She does getups with 20kg. She does squat and press with double 14kg. She swings 40kg for sets of 10. She weighs 129, down from 138 Nov 1st. She has no fear of bulkng up. ...
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