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    Song lyrics that strike a chord

    There's a couple sections of some songs that really strike me and get me through some dark days: GNR--Locomotive I bought me an illusion An I put it on the wall I let it fill my head with dreams And I had to have them all But oh the taste is never so sweet As what you'd believe it is- Well I...
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    The uses of (your MA's) history?

    Everything that has been said here is certainly true. It's nice to know how arts were developed and what they were developed for. It's also nice to know who trained with who, when, under what circumstances, etc. However, as a student of Korean Martial arts, KMA practitioners tend to get very...
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    Ponder this: Has Wrestling and MMA made the traditional martial arts obsolete?

    Martial arts are for everyone. If we have learned anything, it should be that. MMA should not be the exclusive realm of the young, it should be the exclusive domain of people who enjoy that type of training. If everyone is entitled to martial arts education, the instructors have to make it for...
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    Nunchaku Legality

    One of the fundamental problems with any law is the people drafting them. At last glance, a good majority are old rich, white guys. Not that all old rich white guys are bad, but they have a certain frame of reference that unfortunately, may not equate to yours or mine. They answer to their...
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    Problem with studio - what would you do?

    Having recently run into problems with a boss, I would reccommend putting everything in writing. It doesn't necessarily have to be a contract, but something that you both can look at and say, " I am doing this in return for that". For your help, there should be some return, are you still paying...
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    martial arts/self defense,is it worth it?

    drummingman I viewed your profile and it stated that you were a bginner in the martial arts. As you progress through your journey in martial arts you will discover what the fringe benefits of martial arts are. In addition to being able to defend yourself the other benefits of martial arts are...
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    Lack of respect---bothersome???

    Yes, lack of respect from non-MA to MA is bothersome. We expect respect in our dojangs and dojos. We expect respect from other MA (even though we don't always get it :)). When we talk to people about MA, we have put forth a great deal of effort and time and expect respect about it. Unfortunately...
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    Speed with Swords

    If this is a joke, it's in the wrong place. If it's not, you're in the wrong place with your training. Being relatively close to black belt it is time to start looking at other sources of information besides that provided by your instructor,movies and TV: martial arts related and otherwise...
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    Ma Needs More Publicity

    Well said and I completely agree.
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    Ma Needs More Publicity

    I hate to think of students in this way too. Students are not merely a means to an end. I love to teach martial arts but there is definitely a business side to doing so. However, we also need to understand that when someone chooses a martial art they do it for a reason. There are a number of...
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    Dallas Military Fitness

    I heard an ad for this group, Dallas Military Fitness, on the radio today. What are everyone's thoughts on this?
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    Ma Needs More Publicity

    The problem with the promotion/advertising of anything in the US, is that it has to enhance the benefits for the consumer. For a lot of us, our own self motivation pushes us to train harder for a number of reasons: self-defense, sport, physical fitness, fun. We have come to the martial artists...
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    thinking of tkd

    Remember TKD schools vary. One instructor could follow what Tigerwoman said while others don't. I started in TKD but then moved. I came from a school very similar to TW's except ITF. I was surprised at the differences in WTF schools. Some were militaristic, some tourney oriented, some very...
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    weighted training clothing?

    When you take the gear off, you definitely feel faster. My legs got a lot stronger because I did a lot of form work. It definitely made life easier when testing time rolled around. The traditional weight vest can be hard on your lower back. Depending on the vest (40-50 lbs) start with half...
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    Shaolin looking for protection from Chinese government

    Interesting article.