Recent content by Zepp

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    The Ultimate "Versus" Thread

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    Self Defense when drinking.

    Really? When I throw drunken spin kicks, they come out awesome. :D Ok seriously, whether you are totally sober, slightly buzzed, or completely smashed, situational awareness is your first line of defense. If you're losing track of what's going on around you when you drink out in public...
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    Tae Kwon Do: Sport or Art

    The martial art. I've never been particularly interested in playing the sport more than occassionally. But I do enjoy watching two skilled athletes play. Sure, it can be.
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    Study On Street Fights?

    If a trained statistician had the time, money, and resources, they could collect the information from police case files involving assaults, and compile a study on the most common similarities. They could probably do something similar with videos of street fights as well. But the real question...
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    Pyung Ahn Cho Dan Question

    I realize I'm a bit late replying to this thread, but I thought I'd point out that in the World TKD Assoc., where we practice the Pyong-ahn forms, we use a back stance for those knife-hand blocks. In fact, we pretty much never use a cat stance for anything. I'm told that that is because it is...
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    Did Savate invent the Roundhouse kick?

    Actually, from what I've seen of Savate, they tend to also kick with their shin in modern practice. But it could just be that the people I was watching have had their training influenced by Muay Thai. I've read that Muay Thai has it's roots in martial styles that are thousands of years old...
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    Apollo discusses how people fight

    I've got to wonder what those "observations" were based on. They just look like stereotypes. (Though some of them are kinda funny.)
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    Driving: Pet Peeves

    Too many pet peeves to list, but the biggest one for me is tailgating. Especially when I'm already doing 5-10 mph over the speed limit. Even more so when there's a car in front of me and it's only a one or two-lane road. I need a bumper sticker that says: "I don't swing that way. Please...
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    Monarch of the Mountain

    Having been rescued from the clutches of the Tyra Banks clone and brought back to Earth by his army of minions (stupid minions!) Zepp bravely approaches the unclothed Someguy (he's seen worse). Pointing off in the distance, Zepp yells "Look! It's a bright shiny object!" Someguy frantically...
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    Did Savate invent the Roundhouse kick?

    Are you suggesting that French sailors were the first to think of throwing a kick at a 90 degree angle to their target? Here's the way I see Savate's relationship with the roundhouse kick. 1. The roundhouse kick is a hallmark of Southeast Asian martial arts (though these arts tend to...
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    Thoughts and Suggestions on Kickstarting this Forum?

    What? You didn't like my third suggestion? ;)
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    Monarch of the Mountain

    At Zepp's signal, the alien mothership appears above elder999 and beams him aboard for a "probing party." The ship then enters hyperspace and appears in it's home system in the far reaches of the galaxy. Coincidentally, the ship's hyperdrive battery is exhausted, and needs to be recharged over...
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    Isn't this Precious?

    I've had a few teachers that I would love to go back and do this to, given the chance. The mom shouldn't have had to help them. One of the primary rules of a good prank is that you do your own baking. Shame on them.
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    Thoughts and Suggestions on Kickstarting this Forum?

    As I recall, we used to have separate forums for boxing and fencing on MT, in which we had some very good discussions, but they were deleted due to lack of interest. If those old threads have been archived, maybe the more interesting ones could be moved here. That might spark some discussion...