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  1. bydand

    I'm Backkkkkkk.........

    1st time I have stopped by here as well in a LONG time. Glad to see you're back. You are not missing a thing weather wise here in MI... COLD and windy (5 above today for the high with the wind making it feel like -18) Enjoy the sun and warmth.
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    Police vehicles

    The cop that lives just down the street from me mentioned the back seat is a bit crowded, but also chuckled and added that it really is just too darn bad that you get arrested and don't get to ride in the lap of luxury to the clink. He mentioned they are a bit tight when fully loaded down, but...
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    Police vehicles

    A lot of the departments around my area are going with the Dodge Charger Hemi's when they replace a vehicle. Every LEO I have talked to about them really likes the new Dodge's. http://www.allpar.com/squads/police-cars/charger.html...
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    Best day/s you ever had in To-Shin Do?

    That's what I am working on right now. Getting a location I can get a small group going and have some of the old gang come out a few times a year. Trying to do it the right way and not some half-assed attempt that is doomed from the start. Regular training times, real legit promotions and...
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    Best day/s you ever had in To-Shin Do?

    Siting here tonight thinking of the years that have gone by, and the different people I have had the chance to train with in To-Shin Do now. I remember when we made the switch in 1996 to To-Shin Do at the Dojo I started my training, and it was still in it's infancy. Brett Varnum and John...
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    Discovery 2009!!!

    Getting back to Discovery though, what was your favorite part? Who was your favorite Instructor that did a segment? I always enjoyed the last day where you had a bunch of short sessions with a bunch of different Instructors from around the art get up and show something their group is working on.
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    Discovery 2009!!!

    No not me. Lets just say there was a rather large group that had a bit too much fun one year the night before the seminar and it was started the following year. I also was not part of that group, but only because I didn't go down there that year. there is also a "Screw poker, lets have fun"...
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    Discovery 2009!!!

    Do you know the genesis of the Texas Hold-Em game they play? :D
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    Discovery 2009!!!

    Born and raised here, so it is VERY nice to get back to where the Lakes are big, and the fish are too. Plus no matter what may be said, for my wife and I the economy in Michigan is WAY better than the economy in Maine. Cost of living is lower, utilities are lower, housing is cheaper, Wages are...
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    Discovery 2009!!!

    Well....... A bit more than a couple of hours now. That is the big reason I have been off the site for a while. I moved back to Michigan because Northern Maine just really was not a good fit for us anymore. I have been so busy that I haven't had any time at all hardly.
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    Discovery 2009!!!

    Anik is NEVER mean, she just trains hard usually. She has great control though, so she tones it down a LOT when working with lower belts. Wait until you get a bit higher ranking or she gets to know you better. Then she goes a bit harder and you have to watch yourself. Who did the nerve...
  12. bydand

    What's your neck of the woods called?

    The Mitten, The West Coast, Gods Area Code, A couple I can't mention for fear of banishment from the site :D. In other words, the West side of Michigan's lower peninsula (Yet another Troll here, even though I graduated from the U.P.). Little place named Scottville, which is just to the East...
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    Discovery 2009!!!

    Because she is a good person on top of skilled. Protect the jewels and you will learn how to move properly and not muscle through techniques.
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    Discovery 2009!!!

    So true! I forgot about that :). She has been doing that since she started training almost.
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    SKH Quest Fall Festival 2007 Demo Reel!

    You have to learn to ignore such statements you know are false. It also helps when you know the all the players involved, or at least have a good idea who they are. If you quick jump all over the statement made, then the other poster has won and made you did what they wanted ANYBODY to do...
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    Discovery 2009!!!

    Nope, she would be several years older than you are. It was probably Amanda. She has been training with my brother since she was 7 or 8 as well.
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    Discovery 2009!!!

    Can't make it this year again, but wish I could go. If you are going, stop by the bunch of crazies that train under Loren Gordon in Caribou at his school and tell them Scott says "Hi!" I think the regular cast is going to be there according to the flier I got the other day from John. He is...
  18. bydand

    Ninjutsu?

    Brett kicks butt! You must be training under Ed? Brett has matured in the art and life a LOT over the many years I have know him. He is one of my favorite people to train with and to talk to in general. A heart as big as he is and skilled to boot, great combination for an Instructor and role...
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    SKH Quest Fall Festival 2007 Demo Reel!

    Been a while since I was around the forum. Having read what was written the last few months I have to chime in here. Brett Varnum is one of the nicest guys I know, and one that can thump you good. Both he and Dennis Mahoney train hard, and demo hard. It is a pleasure to watch those two in...
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    Stephen K. Hayes' To-Shin Do

    If memory serves me right it was Stone Dragone. Could be hallucinating though :D.
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    Stupid Criminals

    You know, I thought I had seen stupid before, but now realize that what I had seen were noobs at Stupid city compared to this guy.
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    Can you sum up yur study of MA in one sentence?

    Bruised, but smiling!
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    Determining your Gender from where you surf on the web

    Likelihood of you being FEMALE is 70% Likelihood of you being MALE is 30% Site Male-Female Ratio whitepages.com 0.75 webkinz.com 0.85 addictinggames.com 0.85 webkins.com 0.79 Kids were using my computer to go to one of their websites that have games. Plus I always clear the cache (have...
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    Why yur user name?

    Bydand is the family motto from WAY back in Scotland. Different people assign different meanings to the word and the real meaning is probably lost to time forever, but the closest translations are all ones I can try to live up to: It is usually interpreted as "steadfast," but also comes across...
  25. bydand

    The Last Person.....

    Well it is a hot (for us anyway) afternoon, so I hear the beach calling our names. Another reason it is so nice to be back. A short drive and clean, clear Lake Michigan with miles of sugar sand beach. Plus the Ruffians can wade out 60 or 70 feet from shore and still be in only 3' of water...
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    The Last Person.....

    Doing great here as well. It is truely great to be back home here in Michigan. Salmon season is just around the corner and I plan on putting a bunch in the freezer. Have the smoker set to go as well.
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    The Last Person.....

    Post whore is mentioned and Terry shows up. What are the odds? LOL How you doing today?
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    The Last Person.....

    Hey! What do you mean by that? Nobody are post whores here <cough, cough, sputter, sputter> Damn almost choked myself with that outrageous lie. :D
  29. bydand

    Mr Hayes' original practices of ninjutsu

    Oh God kill me now. To think, I thought the thread had taken a bad turn earlier. :D
  30. bydand

    OK, who do I trust???

    I have that screen shot as well, and couldn't find it if my life depended on it. Thanks for posting it again.
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