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    The Last Person Thread - 2.0

    Ditto. :)
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    The Last Person Thread - 2.0

    Basically not having a job :( . I have managed to get in a few months of temp work that helps pay the bills. I just went to an interview yesterday and I've got another one next week (cross your fingers for me). Other than that things are OK. Family is going good. I haven't been able to train...
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    The Last Person Thread - 2.0

    Hello MT'ers new and old. It's been a LONG time since I've been on the forums. How is everything going around here?
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    middle-aged TKD newb :D

    Ave. Happy posting to both of you.
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    Greetings and saluations

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    The Last Person Thread - 2.0

    You can say that again! I'm going to go see who I can find on facebook...
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    The Last Person Thread - 2.0

    Good morning MTers new and old. Hope you are all well. It's been a while since I've been on MT, I've been spending most of my time on facebook and such. News on my front; Head count reduction got me laid off from my job of 13 years a month ago, but on the upside, the job was getting stale and a...
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    Adapting the basics for other arts?

    I don't know if this will help, but one of my peers in the FMAs tells me that the push hands from Tai Chi helps with his Mono-mono. However, I don't have any personal experience to pass on.
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    Taking Muay Thai, but what else?

    Very true. But I feel I must add... An intense Krav Maga school would be good for endurance. A non-McDojo TKD school would be best for high kicks. For plain ol' brutality for self defence, go with an FMA that incorporates empty hand techniques. Good luck!
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    Hey There!

    Ave. IMHO, Pekiti-Tirsia is a cool art.
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    midnight star says 'hi!'

    Ave. That's funny, "Midnight" is my nickname in martial arts class. Happy posting!
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    The Last Person Thread - 2.0

    Good morning K-Mart shoppers. I'm just stopping in to MT for a bit because I haven't in a while. Got laid off of work a couple of weeks ago and didn't get my home internet back up until a couple of days ago. I hope everyone has been well since last I visited.
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    Ninjutsu Student in Hong Kong

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    6 Year old BB to join our school (Just a rant/story I need to tell--long)

    *slightly off topic* I have to agree. Sadly, there are far too many black blets out there who don't have the attributes you described above. Lame.