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  1. Elayna

    Love The Holidays, What most??

    Hey everyone... I thought it would be nice to spread some holiday cheer by seeing what everyone loves most about this wonderful season. There are so many things I love about the holidays, but I think the thing that I love most is... The Warmth. Not of the fire, even though that can be...
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    Love in Life

    Hey everyone, I know I havent posted in awhile and I have to say I have definatly missed it. Because of recent events that have happened in my life that are to say the least, unpleasant I wanted to share something with everyone reading that maybe will inspire/help someone out there somewhere...
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    The Challenge

    Hey, In a previous thread I made the point of people finding "common ground" in the midst of conflict, argument, debate and disagreement. I was expecting more responses but I believe because of what the topic turned into many people have been ignoring it. So I am putting "The Challenge" in...
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    Proud To Be An American

    This is my thought on what has happened in the years since the 9/11 attacks and how disgusted I am that it has turned into a political forum then a forum for freedom. The 9/11 anniversary got me thinking alot. And I am ashamed in the way that we have not rememberd our fallen. And our freedom...
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    Name 2 things....

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    What is "Spirituality"? And does in belong in MA?

    Hi all... I know this is a subject that has been done time and time again. But here goes. I have seen through posts how some people really just dont like the thought of "spirtuality" in martial arts. Thats ok, because in alot of ways niether do I. I just see "spirutality" as something...
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    Book Review: Mind Over Muscle

    Hiya everyone, So I was reading this book and I thought it would be really cool to discuss it and just see what everyone thought about it. Its a relitavely easy book to get if you dont already have it. You can get it at B&N for 20 bucks. Just one book of many I have been doing research with...
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    My Apologies...

    Hey everyone, I just wanted to say Im sorry for the 2 posts I put on my thread Components of the Art. As I went back and read what I put, I realized that not only was it completly the opposite of what I was trying to convey it went against the reason for my thread to begin with. My heart...
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    Was wondering...?

    Hi everyone... So I was wondering if you guys could help me out with something. Amazing enough I just recently discovered this board and was like..Cool. I myself am wanting to go into massage therapy. I have always had a "knack" for it i guess you could say. I guess just mainly becuase I...
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    Components of The Art

    Hey Everyone, I wanted to elaborate further on my previous post "Heart of The Art". There are a few things I wanted to address in this thread...Here goes. :):) First I would like to define my thought on the meaning of The Art. My personal feeling/belief is that The Art encompasses the...
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    The Heart of The Art

    Hey everyone, As I have been studying the forums and the posts made by tons of people I have seen how much everyone in these forums really truly loves his or her art. Even from the youngest of peeps to the oldest. Whether you are new to the art, or a master, or even in between. One thing that...
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    Name 2 things....

    Hey Everyone...I wanted to put up a thread that was and interesting way to get to know the peeps on the boards and just to have fun. Hope you all will join in..if not....Well phooy on you!!. :)Name 2 things....That you have experienced that you found beautiful/amazing. (can be anyting you...
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    Tradition: Good or Bad?

    Hey everyone, I was just flipping through the message boards and thought i might say a few things on tradition, since it ties very much into martial arts of all types. I wonder sometimes if the "old ways" and the "old teachings" are the best. Not to say they arent good, but are they the best...
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    Intro from a Newbie

    Hey everyone.... Just wanted to say HI and see what the boards were all about. Still kinda finding my way around and seeing the different topics. Hopefully i will be able to contribute some good thoughts on alot of the topics, and I look forward to chatting with you all. Oh BTW, Im a huge...
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    Introduction from a Newbie

    Hey everyone.... Just wanted to say Hi, and see what the boards were all about and make a proper introduction of myself. Anyhooo.....I was wondering if anyone could tell me a bit more on the Theme of the year, and what it means. I mean i read it and all, and I tottaly get it, but i...
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