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    Korean kids get an early start! (clip inside)

    I dunno, I think I could take him in a fair fight. ... or maybe not.
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    What are Natural Movements?

    Much like any discussion in The Study, this is likely to become a circular thread with very little resolution in sight. Still, I'll throw in my thoughts. I'm closer to jdinca's line of reasoning. The natural movement is whatever movement results from a given situation. We aren't talking about...
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    X-Men 3 trailer

    No, if they don't make any effort to make him look huge I agree that it isn't consistent with the character. When I think of Juggernaut I think of someone almost equal to the Hulk in size. Some characters are simply different. Most notably, Rogue is very different from the comic version, both...
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    Word Association

    Macaroni and cheese is the bestest = every kid's favorite
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    Birthdays Go Here~!

    Happy Birthday, ATBster and Neophyte!!
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    Moments of disorientation

    I prefer a bit of both myself. I go primarily as I described though it's good to have a landmark refernce. It reinforces that I'm going in the right direction. It does seem though that the more commonly a route is driven the less likely one can remember landmarks or even road signs/numbers.
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    Moments of disorientation

    Is it just me or do most males and females work out directions differently? When I try and get directions I want to know Exit numbers, names of streets and roads, and total miles on a given route. Most women seem to guide themselves more by landmarks. For instance, going to my wife's house...
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    Ko Sutemi Seiei Kan

    Yep, I agree. Eh, you should work all your katas consistently anyway. So, the first bo kata you learned should pretty much always be the one you've done the most. My sensei, at 3rd degree black, won the Men's Black Belt Weapon Division against 9 competitors using Bo Ichi. He wanted to...
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    Kosutemi Seieikan - Weapons

    Yep, I agree. Eh, you should work all your katas consistently anyway. So, the first bo kata you learned should pretty much always be the one you've done the most. My sensei, at 3rd degree black, won the Men's Black Belt Weapon Division against 9 competitors using Bo Ichi. He wanted to...
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    Moments of disorientation

    It's really amazing how powerful, and fragile, our minds are. That we can retain a lifetime of information yet it can all break down in a second is a sobering thought. Still, we're better than a Windows product.
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    "Distort my wish" game.

    You get a car. It's a 1972 Chevy Gremlin. It's lime green with an 8-track stereo. It's only missing a few essentials, like an engine. I wish I was with you right now (whoever the respondant is). We'd hang out together.
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    Ko Sutemi Seiei Kan

    Good luck, Egg! As always I'm sure you'll have fun. I think it's fine to know a more advanced bo kata. However for the competition I wouldn't say it would help you. I always look for the same 5 elements in a kata: Power, Focus, Concentration, Balance, and Form. This would apply to Bo Ichi or...
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    Kosutemi Seieikan - Weapons

    Good luck, Egg! As always I'm sure you'll have fun. I think it's fine to know a more advanced bo kata. However for the competition I wouldn't say it would help you. I always look for the same 5 elements in a kata: Power, Focus, Concentration, Balance, and Form. This would apply to Bo Ichi or...
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    Self Defense

    I feel it's important to help them understand essential concepts, even over the techniques themselves. The techniques should simply incorporate the concept. It's amazing how many people don't consider such things as how easily a person can be thrown when the opponent's head moves sharply off...
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    "Distort my wish" game.

    I agree. What's wrong with nerds? Pop music becomes the dominant form of social expression in the world. Hilary Duff is elected Supreme Empress. The world commits mass suicide. I wish I was an Olympic level athlete and a superhero (like Captain America).
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