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    1. Beginners Corner

      New to the arts? Curious on what is out there? Welcome to our Beginners Corner, a place for the curious to find guidance.
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    2. General Martial Arts Talk

      A place for martial arts topics not covered by the other forums.
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      Maching Latest: So, Sword Duels do still happen nowadays? » Maching, Jul 4, 2015 at 8:23 AM
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    3. General Self Defense

      A forum for the discussion of general self defense concepts, ideas and techniques outside the traditional styles and arts.
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      Tez3 Latest: How much of an advantage is a knife? » Tez3, Jul 4, 2015 at 8:26 AM
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    4. JKD / Jeet Kune Do

      JKD is the martial art founded by Bruce Lee. JKD is one of the best-known hybrid martial arts, incorporating techniques from all martial arts, refined by Bruce Lee's innovative approach to training.
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      crazydiamond Latest: wooden dummy » crazydiamond, Jul 4, 2015 at 6:57 AM
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    5. Women of the Martial Arts (Women Martial Artists)

      An area for woman martial artists to discuss the arts and issues as they relate to the female practitioner.
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      thanson02 Latest: Sparring Taller Opponents » thanson02, Jun 30, 2015 at 11:37 AM
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    6. Meet & Greet

      New to MartialTalk? Stop in here and introduce yourself. Long time member? Pop in and say hello and meet the new members.
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      Flint Latest: Salutations from Winchester, UK » Flint, Jun 20, 2015
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    7. Members in Motion

      Have a clip of you in motion? Don't be shy, share!
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      geezer Latest: weapon sparring footage » geezer, Jun 26, 2015
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    8. SKH/Quest/Toshindo/Shadows of Iga

      A forum for the discussion of:
      Stephen K. Hayes
      To-Shin Do
      Quest Centers
      Shadows of Iga Society
      ...and any other related topics
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      Takai Latest: .ninja domains for sale now! » Takai, Mar 21, 2014
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    1. MMA

      A forum for the discussion of Mixed Martial Arts.
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      ShotoNoob Latest: mma is a made up martial art. » ShotoNoob, Jul 2, 2015 at 4:29 PM
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    2. Grappling / Brazilian Ju Jitsu / Wrestling

      Wrestling (not the TV type), Submission Wrestling, Brazilian Ju Jitsu, Olympic Pankration and others.
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    3. Boxing/Kickboxing

      Boxing, the noble art of pugilism is a sport and martial art in which two participants fight each other with their fists.

      Kickboxing refers to sport-fighting using kicks and punches and sometimes throws and bows representing a certain martial art or can be practiced for general fitness, or as a full-contact sport.
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    4. The Competitive Edge

      A forum for the discussion of martial arts competition. Forms, weapons, open hand, technique and more.
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    5. Competitive Art Videos

      Fight Clips, drills, seminars and more. Post grappling, mma, and other competitive art videos here.
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    1. General Weapons Discussion

      Discussion on weapons not covered elsewhere
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      donald1 Latest: Flaming Sword » donald1, Jun 29, 2015 at 5:43 PM
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    2. Knife Arts

      Traditional to Military to Street, if it involves a knife related weapon, this is the place to look.
      Knifemaking and blade maintainence discussion topics also welcome.
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    3. The Firing Range (Firearms)

      Pistols, Rifles, etc. Discussion of all firearms.
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      Tgace Latest: Are revolvers dying out? » Tgace, Jul 3, 2015 at 5:24 PM
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    4. The Archery Range

      Discussion on the arts and equipment of Archery.
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    5. Weapon Videos

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    1. Kenpo / Kempo - General

      Kempo (Kosho Ryu, Ryukyu), Kenpo, American Kenpo and Kajukenbo
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      ShotoNoob Latest: Too Intellectual???? » ShotoNoob, May 31, 2015
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    2. Kenpo / Kempo - Technical Discussion

      A non-political forum for the discussion of the techniques and forms of Kempo (Kosho Ryu, Ryukyu), Kenpo, American Kenpo and Kajukenbo. Please keep all discussion here on topic, polite and professional.
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      punisher73 Latest: What exactly is Raplh Castro's Shaolin Kenpo » punisher73, Jun 28, 2015 at 11:16 PM
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    3. Kenpo - (EPAK) Ed Parker's American Kenpo Karate S

      A strongly moderated forum to discuss Ed Parker's American Kenpo systems (32-24-16).
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    4. MT Kenpo Video Library

      A select collection of Kenpo focused videos.
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    5. KenpoTalk

      All Kenpo, All The Time
      This forum features content from KenpoTalk. MT Members can reply here, follow the links over to KenpoTalk and reply there, or both!
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    1. Chinese Culture and History

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    2. Chinese Martial Arts - General

      General discussion about the Chinese martial arts. Characterized by fluid movements and circular motions, the fighting arts of china have deep roots in Chinese history. Cultural exchanges welcome.
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      clfsean Latest: Jet Li » clfsean, Jul 3, 2015 at 6:07 PM
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    3. Chinese Internal Arts : Taijiquan (Tai Chi) and Qi

      General discussion about Taijiquan (Tai Chi) and QiGong.
      Taijiquan is a fighting art and system of exercise based on the philosophy of yin and yang--finding and using the balance between hardness and softness to overcome one's opponent. The graceful movements of the forms are believed to have stress reducing effects on the mind and health improvement effects on the body, and these benefits of Tai Chi practice are the primary interest of many practitioners.
      QiGong is a system of excersize used to strengthen the internal organs and promote health.
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    4. Wing Chun

      A very popular Kung Fu style based on centerline attacks and deflecting techniques. Wing Chun is one of the most practiced forms of Kung Fu popularized by Bruce Lee. Most important is the concept of not using force against force, which allows a weak fighter to overcome stronger opponents.
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      Kung Fu Wang Latest: Leg Checks and Sweeps » Kung Fu Wang, Jul 3, 2015 at 3:33 PM
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    5. CMA From Around the Web

      A selection of CMA topics from around the internet. This forum contains a some of the topics from other forums out there. Members can reply here, follow the links over and reply there, or both!
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      ST1Doppelganger Latest: Wooden Dummy Video » ST1Doppelganger, Jul 1, 2014
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    6. CMA Video Library

      Video Clips involving the Chinese Martial Arts
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    1. Filipino Martial Arts - General

      Filipino styles normally classify attacks not by their weapon, or their delivery style, but by the direction of their energy. The Filipino arts place great emphasis on footwork, mobility, and body positioning. These arts include Escrima, Dumog, Balintawak, Arnis, Kali, Doce Pares, and many more. Culturally related topics also are welcome such as language, foods and customs.
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    2. Balintawak

      The Great Grandmaster Anciong Bacon is widely acknowledged as the original master of Balintawak Arnis/Eskrima. In Balintawak Arnis, the stick is used as the primary training tool. The theory is that the stick is only an extension of the arm and that the human body can only move in so many normal ways. In Balintawak, the student is taught that there is a counter to every counter and that continuous research and discovery is the basis of knowledge.
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    3. Modern Arnis

      Dedicated to Grandmaster Remy Presas. Modern Arnis utilizes sticks (canes), bladed weapons and empty hand techniques in its defensive tactics. We welcome all Modern Arnis practitioners from around the world to join us in exploring the art.
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    4. FMA From Around the Web

      A selection of FMA topics from around the internet.
      Balintawak, Modern Arnis, Lameco, Sikaran and more. This forum contains a some of the topics from there. Members can reply here, follow the links over and reply there, or both!
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    5. FMA Videos

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      K-man Latest: Help required to find Video. » K-man, Feb 23, 2014
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    1. Japanese Culture and History

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    2. Japanese Martial Arts - General

      Discussion of Japanese Martial Arts and topics that fall outside the other JMA catagories. Cultural discussion welcome.
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      D.Cobb Latest: Kata Information » D.Cobb, Jun 26, 2015
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    3. Aikido

      Aikido emphasizes evasion and circular/spiral redirection of an attacker's aggressive force into throws, pins, and immobilization's as a primary strategy rather than punches and kicks.
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      Argus Latest: Breaking Structure » Argus, Jun 22, 2015
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    4. Jujutsu / Judo

      Jujutsu is an old, practical, fighting art. A parent to Judo, Aikido, and Hapkido.
      Judo is a sport and a way to get in great shape, but is also very useful for self-defense.
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    5. Karate

      Somewhat generic term used for Japanese and Okinawan fighting arts.
      Karate is a term that either means "Chinese hand" or "Empty hand" depending on which Japanese or Chinese characters you use to write it.
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      DaveB Latest: Shotokan for self defence. » DaveB, Jul 3, 2015 at 3:44 AM
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    6. Ninjutsu

      Forum is for discussion of the modern organizations that teach the original ninjutsu arts that are still in existence today. Discussion topics include, but are not limited to modern application for self defense, ranking, history of the organizations, and teaching themes.
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      TedBraid Latest: Style » TedBraid, Jun 27, 2015
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    7. Koryu Corner

      Forum for the discussion of authentic ninjutsu and bujutsu ryuha. Systems are considered Koryu (classical / traditional) if they were founded in Japan before 1867. that year marks Japan's transition from a feudal to a modern society. Discussion topics include but are not limited to the history, traditions, lineage, training methods and persons of note.
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    8. JMA From Around the Web

      A selection of JMA topics from around the internet. This forum contains a some of the topics from other forums out there. Members can reply here, follow the links over and reply there, or both!
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      elder999 Latest: DF: Enshin Karate » elder999, Feb 8, 2011
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    9. JMA Video Library

      Videos and clips featuring the fighting arts of Japan.
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    1. Korean Culture and History

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    2. Korean Martial Arts - General

      The fighting arts of Korea
      Hwa Rang Do, Kuk Sool Won, Yudo, Kung Sul, Kumdo and more.
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      Oldbear343 Latest: Korean terms and hangul » Oldbear343, Jun 26, 2015
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    3. Tae-Kwon-Do

      Tae Kwon Do is one of the fastest growing and most practiced martial arts in the world. Primarily a striking art with a heavy emphasis on kicking, Tae Kwon Do is now an Olympic event.
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      TrueJim Latest: where is everybody? » TrueJim, Jul 4, 2015 at 7:02 AM
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    4. Hapkido

      Hapkido combines joint locks, pressure points, throws, kicks, and strikes for practical self-defense. More soft than hard and more internal than external, but elements of each are included. Emphasizes circular motion, non-resistive movements, and control of the opponent.
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      Chrisoro Latest: Orthodox Hapkido Video Series » Chrisoro, Jul 2, 2015 at 6:12 PM
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    5. Tang Soo Do

      Tang Soo Do is a Korean martial art which teaches empty hand and foot fighting, fighting forms, self-defense, and weapons. Tang Soo Do also teaches people to live a healthy and harmonious life. This ancient martial art traces its lineage back 2,000 years to the Korean peninsula.
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      Touch Of Death Latest: Eight Key Concepts » Touch Of Death, Jun 30, 2015 at 1:53 PM
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    6. Korean Martial Arts Videos

      Share some videos of the Korean Arts.
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    1. Indochinese Martial Arts - General

      The martial arts of Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, Myanmar (Burma), and the mainland territory of Malaysia. These arts include Cuong Nhu, Vovinam, Krabi Krabong, Bando, and Bersilat. Cultural discussions also welcome.
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      infinite beginner Latest: Why Silat? » infinite beginner, Jun 13, 2015
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    2. Muay Thai

      Muay Thai is commonly referred to as the "science of eight limbs," and is Thailand's national sport. Muay Thai is derived from the hand-to-hand aspect of the ancient Siamese art known as, "Krabi Krabong;" and was once performed for the entertainment of the King of Siam. Muay Thai is known for its distinct rituals, incredible conditioning, devastating round (Thai) kicks and the merciless use of knees and elbows.
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      Transk53 Latest: When Sport Throws A Surprise » Transk53, Jun 14, 2015
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    1. Western Martial Arts - General

      The martial arts of the West.
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    2. Russian Martial Arts

      R.O.S.S., Systema, and other combat arts from Russia.
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      Tames D Latest: "When only faith remains" » Tames D, Jun 14, 2015
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    3. Krav Maga

      The Krav Maga was developed in Israel in the early forties when the underground liberation organizations were fighting for the independence of the State of Israel.
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      marques Latest: What is Krav Maga like? » marques, Jun 8, 2015
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    1. Vendors Information

      If you're a MartialTalk Supporting Vendor, or would like to become one, look in here for information and updates.
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    2. hapkido Online

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    1. Chi - Ki - Qi - Universal Life Energy

      A key component of life in many Eastern traditions is Chi, also referred to as Ki, Qi, and Prana. It's the basic circulating energy of life, without which, life would end.
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      Transk53 Latest: Superpowers, The Force, ect. » Transk53, Feb 26, 2015
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    2. Traditional Healing Arts

      Every culture has it's own healing arts. Often involving pressure, meditation, herbs, and the manipulation of life energy, they form an astounding array of knowledge. Qigong , Yoga, Shiatsu and more.
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      jezr74 Latest: Reflexology » jezr74, May 17, 2015
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    3. Health Tips for the Martial Artist

      Prepare the mind and the body.
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    4. Philosophy and Spirituality in the Arts

      A study of the Philosophy and Spirituality of the arts. What is in there, and what is in there for you.
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      oftheherd1 Latest: The Bible does not condemn self defense » oftheherd1, Jul 1, 2015 at 1:10 PM
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    1. The Locker Room Bar & Grill

      For non martial arts talk. This is the place to relax, unwind n just chat about whatever. Stop in, pull up a stool and say hello. This is the place to kick back, relax, catch up on whats new with everyone, and just chat.

      Free peanuts, and the first drinks always on the house.
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      donald1 Latest: Last Person Thread #4 » donald1, Jul 3, 2015 at 5:36 PM
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    2. The Computer Room - Computer Talk

      Got a computer related question? Trying to computerize your school? Need a hand with the software you use to manage your school? Ask here.
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      micjustin33 Latest: What good does a VPN do? » micjustin33, Jun 24, 2015
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    3. Photography

      Share your photos here, ask questions, share ideas, or just talk about good photography.
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      granfire Latest: Need some help » granfire, Feb 26, 2015
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    4. The Great Outdoors

      Hunting, Fishing, Camping, Hiking and more. If your adventures take you into the Great Outdoors, here's the place to tell your tales and share your knowledge.
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    5. The Rec Room (Sports and Entertainment)

      From Bruce Lee to Jackie Chan to Ricky Steamboat, its here. Chat about movies, TV shows, books, magazines, even gasp, pro-wrestling here.
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    6. The Study

      For the serious discussion of non-martial arts topics including world events, social issues, and other items not covered in the other forums. RELIGIOUS AND/OR POLITICAL TOPICS ARE NOT PERMITTED. Please visit usmessageboard.com for political and religious discussions. Thank you!
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      john2054 Latest: White vs Black in Chess » john2054, May 29, 2015
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    7. The Library

      Books, Software, Videos and Websites of a martial nature
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      Steve Latest: Dune and Martial Arts » Steve, Mar 23, 2015
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    8. Horror Stories

      "Horror Stories" are both the sad and the funny. Like the "Darwin Awards", you will both laugh and be shocked by some of these. Tales of training gone awry, and instructors gone bad.
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      Transk53 Latest: big fight night :) » Transk53, Oct 25, 2014
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    9. The Comedy Cafe

      The funny stuff. Preferably Martial arts related, but we'll let a few non-ma ones in...but they better be funny. :) Keep em on the clean side folks. :)
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      Balrog Latest: The kidnapping » Balrog, Jun 30, 2015 at 11:18 PM
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    10. The Hall of Remembrance (Memorials)

      A place to post memories of, and tributes to departed practitioners of the arts, and other fallen warriors. Please demonstrate respect and turn your signatures off whenever you post in this forum.
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    11. School Management

      The how, n why, n where, n what of running a successful martial arts school.
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    1. Admin Announcements

      Forum for important board announcements by Admins.
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      Transk53 Latest: Warning Point System Update » Transk53, Jan 3, 2015
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    2. Whats New on Martial Talk?

      Board news, Minor announcements and updates.
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    3. Ask The MT Advisory Board

      The MT Advisory Board is a group appointed by the MT Steering Board with the purpose of helping MT to better serve the martial arts community and the sites members. Got a serious arts question for our Advisors, ask it here.
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      Bob Hubbard Latest: Looking up old threads » Bob Hubbard, Jun 29, 2015 at 9:54 AM
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    1. MartialTalk Magazine Articles

      Articles and Interviews submitted by our members
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    2. MartialTalk Magazine

      General Discussion about the Magazine.
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    3. The NewsRoom

      Martial Arts Industry News
      Check here for martial arts news and announcements!
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    4. Member Announcements

      A place for our members to make announcements. Had a birth, published your first book, opened a new school, won the lottery? Tell the world about it here! (No SPAM Please)
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    5. Seminars, Camps, Events & Tournaments

      Promote your Martial Arts related events here. Camps, Seminars, Tournaments, Meet & Greets, and other similar events.
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    1. MartialTalk Site Support Forum

      Support Issues - The place for questions related to using the site; "How do I", "I've got a Problem", etc . :)
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      Brian R. VanCise Latest: Members Profiles » Brian R. VanCise, Jun 6, 2015
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    2. Frequently Asked Questions

      Answers to the most commonly asked questions. (Read Only Forum)
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      jks9199 Latest: Warning Point System Update » jks9199, Jan 2, 2015
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    3. Beginners Corner

      A place for MartialTalk's Administrators & Moderators to introduce themselves.
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      A place for MartialTalk's Administrators & Moderators to introduce themselves.
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    5. The Archives

      This is a collection of old, "dead" forums. No place to really put the content, but we don't want to just delete it either.
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    1. Help Wanted / Help Available

      Looking for help, or looking for a job? This is the place to post.
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    2. Schools / Instructors

      Looking for students? Available for privates or community ed? Just opened your new training center? This is the place.
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      ali55 Latest: goal to become a sifu » ali55, Jun 17, 2015
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    3. The ProShop

      Got something to sell? Have a service that may be of interest? Looking for that elusive item? Here's the place to go.
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    4. Organizations

      Promote your martial arts organizations, schools, and clubs here
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