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    ♫ Burn, baby, burn ♬


    In some schools, this could qualify you as head instructor...


    Almost a working knowledge of Japanese... almost
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew S View Post

    In some schools, this could qualify you as head instructor...
    It's either a badly drawn fist, or an example of withered hand syndrome.
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    I'll think of a proper sig when I get a minute...

    For now, I'm just waiting for the smack of the Bo against a hard wooden floor....

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    To me it looks like someone will not be having kids anymore.

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    You can never have too many jumping side kick patches;
















    David Noble
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    I'll think of a proper sig when I get a minute...

    For now, I'm just waiting for the smack of the Bo against a hard wooden floor....

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    Or how about when one picture gets ripped off by bad artists to appear on different patches, only they become so anatomically warped that they end up like Popeye or smurfs.








    How about this one, where the patchmaker couldn't work out which way was up!
    David Noble
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    I'll think of a proper sig when I get a minute...

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    Andrew

    The patch above--the one from the "karate club inspire martial arts."

    What do the 2 sad whales with the Frankenstein-like stiches across their lower torso's have to do with martial arts?

    I mean I have seen tigers, cranes, dragons, mantis, all kinds of real and fictional creatures--but never whales.

    Wonder what they symbolize?
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    I saw this in a google image search. Maybe they should dut a disclaimer on for the later years of life.



    Well, if your fist looks like a reconstruction from Dr. Frankenstein, then I will take my chances.



    At first glance, it seems Judo meeds 3 arms:



    Confused about this one:



    Lastly, surprised mantis patch:


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    Quote Originally Posted by william northcote View Post
    At first glance, it seems Judo meeds 3 arms:

    Good catch. I like how the website is displaying the patch at 90 degrees to its proper angle. The leg drawn as an extra arm is classic.
    David Noble
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    Oh dear....



    Germanic?



    There is one good thing about Kung Fu, they like to point in a very stylised way:



    So its cheese then?



    Lastly, I think it is a very literal badge.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Tripitaka of AA View Post
    Or how about when one picture gets ripped off by bad artists to appear on different patches, only they become so anatomically warped that they end up like Popeye or smurfs.








    How about this one, where the patchmaker couldn't work out which way was up!
    I'm pretty sure the "original" for this is a photo in a book. Best Karate: Comprehensive has a similar photo, but I seem to recall a pic of Kanazawa Sensei in his JKA days doing this exact kick with either Nishiyama or Okazaki.
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    Quote Originally Posted by william northcote View Post
    Well, if your fist looks like a reconstruction from Dr. Frankenstein, then I will take my chances.


    Ah, the Cobra Kai badge.
    "I wanna look like I'm in an 80's movie"
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    And yet another with an almost working knowledge of basic Japanese...

    ... as written by a 5 year-old
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    Ways to incorporate the Ying-Yang, In-yo symbol.

    Orientation. Which way up would you place this patch?


    Two cool images for the price of one, right?


    How about THREE cool images?


    I'm thinking you collect these and have them up and down the left inner thigh of the dogi, leaving space on the other leg for bladed weapons, firearms and WMDs.


    I love Americans


    This one just gets me all off-balance



    This one actually works, don't you think. It is available in Kenpo, Karate and they can even squeeze Taekwondo onto it.
    David Noble
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    More orientation issues by the vendor



    "Shall we dance?"



    It was only a matter of time...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Tripitaka of AA View Post
    You can never have too many jumping side kick patches;
    That first one isn't a jumping side kick, though; it's a jumping front kick -- idan ap chagi.

    (Have I ever mentioned that I took taekwondo lessons when I was in 9th and 10th grade, before switching to Japanese arts?)
    Yours in Budo,
    ---Brian---

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