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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2002 9:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Recently somewhere else I was reading someones question about doing a breaking demonstration. It seems as long as they said they had been a black belt they had never done any breaking. So a bit mystified by this I ask in your schools isn't some sort of breaking required for advancement to black belt rank?
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2002 3:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Our school does not require it

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2002 3:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We do not require it either .

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2002 3:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Neither does mine.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2002 4:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Really? Wow? I had to do a straight punch, hammerfist, and elbow break for mine. Not to mention the foot break.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2002 11:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am still a bit blown away that not all schools require breaking for black belt.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2002 5:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Breaking is IMHO a way of taking off stress. Havent you ever seen karate kid 2? "Can you break a log like that?" said Ralph Macio. "Don't know, never been attacked by a tree!" said Mr. Morita

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2002 1:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

no we dont require it either
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2002 1:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

One could condition themselves to break without ever having learned any martial art.

Breaking is not a good measure of skill at all.

Bruce Lee said "Boards dont fight back"

How true.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2002 10:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anonymous is right.

They say that a board is as strong as a rib, but when a person is moving it is a little harder to hit those ribs.

What i am getting at is that breaking boards in one spot is like jabbing someone while their down and trying to show off strength. Not really a great martial art attitude.

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