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    Default James Ibrao's 5 Forms

    I'm curious about Mr. Ibrao's system at www.TheBelt.com. I love forms, and I've been considering his videos to add to my collection. Bottom line, are they worth it? Have any of you seen the videos/own them? I know Mr. Ibrao is a very skilled practitioner, but I've not seen a whole lot of decent review on his videos. What do you think?
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    Mr. Ibrao's history and reputation speak for themselves. What I usually do is purchase the first in a series if I'm interested. Then try it out. If I like it, I'll get the rest. Either way, I'll learn something.
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    I definitely agree about Mr. Ibrao's reputation, and am not questioning that. But I hate having incomplete series...So, is it worth it?
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    From everything I have heard of the series it is well worth the $. That being seaid DO NOT expect to be spoon fed. You will not be able to go the through each tape a couple of times and be able to perform, they are designed to be be learnt, then studied, and then explored indepth before you are ready to submit a test tape.
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    Default Re: James Ibrao's 5 Forms

    I have the complete set. I really like the forms, it goes back to where I am trying to go..more Chinese influence. The each form is showed and Mr. Ibrao then talkes abit about it. Then it is performed again a bit slower from 2 different angles. Definitely more kung fu-ish, just a bit more upright. I love the forms. If your a Kenpo person and want to practice a bit more into the kung fu aspects then these are great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Broad View Post
    From everything I have heard of the series it is well worth the $. That being seaid DO NOT expect to be spoon fed. You will not be able to go the through each tape a couple of times and be able to perform, they are designed to be be learnt, then studied, and then explored indepth before you are ready to submit a test tape.
    That sounds like what I'd expect from Mr. Ibrao! For only 5 forms, I'd expect them to be challenging, with a lot of good info.
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    Default Re: James Ibrao's 5 Forms

    Quote Originally Posted by brazilusa View Post
    I have the complete set. I really like the forms, it goes back to where I am trying to go..more Chinese influence. The each form is showed and Mr. Ibrao then talkes abit about it. Then it is performed again a bit slower from 2 different angles. Definitely more kung fu-ish, just a bit more upright. I love the forms. If your a Kenpo person and want to practice a bit more into the kung fu aspects then these are great.
    OK, that's exactly what I want. I don't care for the deep kung-fu stances with huge motions, but I do like the fluidity of kung-fu. What kind of practical fighting applications does he give from the forms? What kind of drills/other exersizes does he recommend to go with it?
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