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    Not a new concept as I remember departments had...

    Not a new concept as I remember departments had them issued as far back as 20 years ago.
    Like Ed, I train in Ryukyu Kobudo where nunchaku is an integral part. I've become very comfortable with them...
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    Personally, I wouldn't do it. Even with an LLC I...

    Personally, I wouldn't do it. Even with an LLC I wouldn't want to take a chance on losing everything due to a lawsuit. Even with a LLC your teaching on your property.
    Also, I'm very strict on...
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    I just recently started to. I recently started...

    I just recently started to. I recently started working with a local gun range. Currently I'm just teaching weapon stuff, but eventually would like to expand on that.


    Ha! Easier said than done. I...
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    Very nice, Kit. I runs things similarly. When I...

    Very nice, Kit. I runs things similarly.
    When I started out I would not ambush them. In other words, if they did everything right, they would win. I would not set them up to fail. Many times I...
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    Great article. I've gotten away from "down range"...

    Great article. I've gotten away from "down range" a long time ago.
    Also as Rory Miller points out, and I'm paraphrasing here, "Safety is an inherant flaw in a training paradigm."
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    Again, I do not know how specifically it works...

    Again, I do not know how specifically it works but I asked the same thing and from what they told there was no problems as it takes in consideration overcast days. I believe you're still connected to...
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    I live in NJ and I know two people that got it...

    I live in NJ and I know two people that got it done. They love it. It brought their utility bill way down. they actual sell back the overages to the utility company. So, they're making money. The...
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    Mr. Covington, great post. While trying not to...

    Mr. Covington, great post. While trying not to diminish or denigrate you musings I gave up trying to figure out who, what, or why.
    I've gotten to the point where "I am what I am. I do what I do." ...
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    Yeah, I don't think many people are comfortable...

    Yeah, I don't think many people are comfortable confronting the realities of violence. How do we break down that barrier?
    That alone can be a long discussion.
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    So they're more worried about getting sued then...

    So they're more worried about getting sued then dead. Amazing!
  11. Boy, that quote sounds familiar. ;)

    Boy, that quote sounds familiar. ;)
  12. Thread: How to Kick

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    So true, Ed. I always said "the more I learn, the...

    So true, Ed. I always said "the more I learn, the more I realize how little I know." Also, as I've gotten older and more experienced I've come to realize I'm not invincible and know my limitations....
  13. Just posted it on Facebook. More people should...

    Just posted it on Facebook. More people should take that training.
  14. Thread: How to Kick

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    Here's some old pics of us doing training with...

    Here's some old pics of us doing training with the gear on. Btw, the only "kick" I found to work consistently and able to be executed successfully with all the gear on were knee strikes....
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    With those things on on those different surfaces....

    With those things on on those different surfaces. When I first got on the team and started incorporating DT I would do force on force with full gear on, including rifles. One guy learned that when...
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    I agree. Sweeps I've done with great success....

    I agree. Sweeps I've done with great success.
    Btw, I lied. As I was on my way to my in-laws last night we passed an old project neighborhood that has since been torn down and new duplexes were...
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    Good devastating kick. Many can't take the kick....

    Good devastating kick. Many can't take the kick. Another one that if the opportunity arose could be a game changer in a self defense scenario.

    Which were valid, imo. That's what these forums are...
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    I am one year away from fifty and yes, I've...

    I am one year away from fifty and yes, I've kicked a heavy bag barefoot and with trainers on and I still prefer toe kick. Can be done with conditioning. Of course I have a sandbag next to my night...
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    In Okinawan karate this description is felt that...

    In Okinawan karate this description is felt that it was born of sport karate. They dislike it and have talked about it at length. They prefer tsumasaki-geri or toe kicks. Which is easily adaptable...
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    Correct. This is especially evident in the Heian...

    Correct. This is especially evident in the Heian or Pinan kata. They were made from the higher Okinawan kata. So you won't find an equivalent form in China.
    I'm sorry sir, but your research is...
  21. Thread: Hakama care??

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    :laugh: No, I did not iron her undergarments. It...

    :laugh: No, I did not iron her undergarments. It would have been a hoot, though.
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    Probably because we go with the odds or our...

    Probably because we go with the odds or our experiences where we see time and time again people getting shot after they've given their possessions over or worse, getting shot first then robbed.
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    Kit, as always very well stated. P.S. check your...

    Kit, as always very well stated.
    P.S. check your box. P.M. inbound.
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    Shushin Kobudo. Traditional karate and kobudo...

    Shushin Kobudo. Traditional karate and kobudo practitioner who understands the weapons. Also, a good friend of mine that's doing it on the side and is making some superb quality weapons.
    I not only...
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    R.I.P. Mr. Cunningham.

    R.I.P. Mr. Cunningham.
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