Should BB test be held in a Seedy Dive Bar!

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  1. Tony Dismukes

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    First requirement for passing the test would be to not be a damned idiot and get in any fights while you were there.
     
  2. tshadowchaser

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    Is this a strip bar don't want female BB candidates to fell strange going in.
     
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    This was in the USA but the club was run by an ex-serviceman who had trained in Korea. I thought the idea of always failing at least 1 or 2 candidates no matter what was harsh. Every bb there could roughhouse though. No doubt at all that he produced fighting dans.
     
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    Personally, I find this entire thread insulting.

    As an avid diver, I've been in many dive bars around the world, and I have never seen a single fight, so the implication that divers are violent is silly. Although we do generally carry a knife underwater (in case of entanglement), most don't carry above water.
    The biggest disagreement I've seen in a dive bar was over the choice of using 80%O2 as a deco gas starting at 30 feet, or waiting till you get to 20 feet and using 100%.

    Stop picking on divers! We're a peaceful bunch, mostly!
     
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    There are still some clubs that sort of make their guys bounce.
     
  6. cali_tkdbruin

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    I like the idea, a BB test held in a seedy dive bar. I get to get hammered tossing back numerous Sam Adams drafts while watching dudes get hammered going through their paces, LOL... :drink2tha
     
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    cali_tkdbruin Master of Arts

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    BTW, who gets to be the Designated Driver??? :burp:
     
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    Why couldn't they?
     
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    They would have to be old enough to get into the bar first. :)
     
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    Of course it is a strip bar, how else would you test if a BB candidate can stay focus in the face of distraction? About the female candidates, just call ahead and make sure the club got male talent on stage that night.

    Heck this testing also solves the problem with kid BBs since they can`t get into the bar and it is past their bedtime anyway.
     
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    So for my Kendo BB, do I gain points or lose points for hitting the patrons and or furnishing with my bokken?
     
  12. tshadowchaser

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    you lose points for use of the bokken but would gain points for use of a chair or pool cue. If you hit one of the dancers (girl) you also lose points
     
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    In order to discuss we'd have to define the word "seedy". Are we talking a real sleaze joint, or a joint one of our younger sisters might work in few nights a week and it's no big deal? And as for the strippers, we all know you strip like you train. Or not, depending on the strippers relationship with the stripee. And if the strippers throw off their thongs, do said thongs actually land on the patrons? Or is it a no-contact kind of thong fling thing?
     
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    I think thrown thongs is one of the rare occations where blocking with your face is acceptable and indeed the prefered receiving technique.

    (Catching them on a bokken is also okay for Kendo candidates, but no other waving wood at the ladies)
     
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  15. Gorilla

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    Ok this has gone a direction I did not foresee. :lfao::cheers::rpo:
     
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    If that is the criteria, the answer is no. They fail the test by going into the bar in the first place.
     
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    Right? You'd think they would have ducked or something ;)
     
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    I just finished watching Danny McBride's low-budget 2006 taekwondo comedy "The Foot Fist Way" (The Foot Fist Way (2006) - IMDb) and one of the early quotable lines of the film reminded me of this thread...

    McBride's character is teaching a taekwondo class and loudly admonishes his students to 'watch their forms' as they spar: "C'mon, this isn't a street fight, this is taekwondo!"
     
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    A TKD BB is not bullet proof or stab proof, even is not strike/kick/submition poof, as you may see everithing colud happen. Yes the BB may defend his/her self against a bad guy or maybe two in a bar fight... or not. Just because we are BB 's we are not super fighters.

    Manny
     
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    I can't argue with that statement.123
     

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