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  1. Just a quick note about gi washing. Turn it...

    Just a quick note about gi washing. Turn it inside out before washing.

    1. The inside is the dirty/smelly side.
    2. It protects any patches or logos on the gi.
    3. The most common wear...
  2. Thread: Human Weapon

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    Hey! I just watched the Karate episode again...

    Hey! I just watched the Karate episode again tonight, I played it for my class. I suddenly went wierd on them and played back a couple of scenes a couple of times and kept going, 'that's him, I know...
  3. Thread: Human Weapon

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    Judo episode was on last night. It continues...

    Judo episode was on last night.

    It continues the same pattern, an overview of the history, including the combat background, as well as a variety of schools.

    The fight at the end actually...
  4. Thread: Human Weapon

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    Last night watched the Savate episode. It was...

    Last night watched the Savate episode. It was really cool that they had some of the real old timers, along with footage from their younger years, including the man credited with helping it survive...
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    My wife had her hip replaced in January. She's...

    My wife had her hip replaced in January. She's doing great!

    I was sitting at a Picnic at our national training center. I was between a couple of ladies, one my age, one a bit older. The more...
  6. Thread: Human Weapon

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    I watched the karate episode that aired tonight....

    I watched the karate episode that aired tonight. I was thrilled to see that they visited Higa Seikichi for a portion. (Somewhere on this site I have a picture of him posted.) His students wearing the...
  7. Thread: Human Weapon

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    Future Episodes

    I'm looking forward to seeing some of these! I want to see the Marine Corps Martial Art. I didn't see the second episode, evidently it was Eskrima and not Arnis.

    * Muay Thai: Ultimate...
  8. Thread: Human Weapon

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    Human Weapon

    I don't know how many of you have seen this new show on The History Channel, but it is interesting. I've seen two of the three episodes so far. The first was Muy Thai, the second Arnis and the...
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    Mythbusters - Ninja Myths

    Tonight Mythbusters is going to look at various ninja myths.

    Walking on Water
    Catching an arrow
    Catching a sword blade with the hands.

    I'll be watching!

    You should watch and then...
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    There were a number in a the college towns I grew...

    There were a number in a the college towns I grew up in, but the one that held the biggest interest to me was the doctor on my paper route. I mowed his lawn when he was out of town. I don't recall...
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    The old pneumatic! I was prepping to go on...

    The old pneumatic! I was prepping to go on cruise (NROTC) and I had to report to the supply office for my shots. They told me to take off my shirt. I unbuttoned the shirt and flipped it over my...
  12. Go to the Committee tab and click on the...

    Go to the Committee tab and click on the management committee to see the individuals that have been appointed.

    Interesting set of bylaws. I'm not sure an organization that changes its entire...
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    XM. But then it doesn't cost me anything. I...

    XM. But then it doesn't cost me anything.

    I wouldn't go Sirius simply because of Stern.
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    May your New Year be filled with martial arts...

    May your New Year be filled with martial arts learning!
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    Tiger Schulmann Ad

    Saw this one on TV. Kinda funny!

    Tiger Schulmann Ad
  16. Thanks, Sidarta! I'd forgotten that I was the one...

    Thanks, Sidarta! I'd forgotten that I was the one that even started that one!
  17. Yeah, there's a whole thread on it here...

    Yeah, there's a whole thread on it here someplace! I'll see if I can locate it.
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    I can't believe that the Bubishi hasn't been...

    I can't believe that the Bubishi hasn't been mentioned. It is a Chinese text that was taken directly to Okinawa. It includes White Crane techniques. Patrick McCarthy's version has a good history...
  19. Thread: Neifanchi

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    Good! It should look the same. Kata is a way of...

    Good! It should look the same. Kata is a way of transmitting learning from teacher to student consistently from generation to generation.

    Now, if the kata looks exactly the same when an...
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    Well, I'm happy for the Tigers. I'm not a big...

    Well, I'm happy for the Tigers. I'm not a big MLB fan, not since the strike. And working in Detroit, the bedlam over the last few days has been pretty extreme. Extra security checks, road crews...
  21. Thread: Neifanchi

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    P. Massey Nice videos. Pretty much identical...

    P. Massey

    Nice videos. Pretty much identical to what I was taught and teach, a few minor differences in the execution of moves, but the moves are the same. Nice to know that there are other...
  22. Thread: Neifanchi

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    Good stuff! Naihanchi and Tekki are the same...

    Good stuff!

    Naihanchi and Tekki are the same origins. In our style, Naihanchi Shodan is taught as the first kata after the kihon (basic) kata.

    I see lots of the bassai and Kusanku kata in the...
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    I used a Chinese cleaver for a number of years...

    I used a Chinese cleaver for a number of years for mincing and chopping. Unfortunately, the blade lost to a particularly hard chicken bone.
  24. Thread: Old diary

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    Lots of choices out there! There are many places...

    Lots of choices out there! There are many places that provide publish on demand services. You can provide .pdf files and they print as is, or you can provide text and they will format it. Just do...
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    This episode is being shown right now! 9 EST...

    This episode is being shown right now! 9 EST Sunday night
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