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  1. Skip Cooper

    I'm back...again!

    Hello again! I originally joined MT way back in 2006, can't believe that's just two years shy of ten years ago. A little about myself to refresh the memory of those who were here when I was active and an introduction to those who came after my absence. I was a wrestler in my youth (played...
  2. Skip Cooper

    And just like the prodigal son, I have returned...

    Hey guys, After a long haitus, I have returned to the martial arts world, in both the virtual and physical sense. I look forward to catching up on the discussions and creating a few of my own. Have a great weekend!
  3. Skip Cooper

    Magazine Article Ideas

    In an effort to establish myself as a professional writer, I would like to work as a freelance writer for different magazine publications. I want to submit articles to a number of magazines that I already subscribe to, not to mention those that cover the martial arts. My question to the MA...
  4. Skip Cooper

    Chinese villagers eat dinosaur bones

    BEIJING - Villagers in central China spent decades digging up bones they believed belonged to flying dragons and using them in traditional medicines. Turns out the bones belonged to dinosaurs... For more information go to the following link...
  5. Skip Cooper

    China's Terracotta Tomb

    China's terracotta tomb site hides mystery building Sun Jul 1, 1:44 AM ET The tomb of China's first emperor, guarded for more than 2,000 years by 8,000 terracotta warriors and horses, has yielded up another archaeological secret. Full Story...
  6. Skip Cooper

    China's To Control The Weather For The Olympics

    USATODAY.com - China rolls out the big guns, aiming for a dry Olympics*
  7. Skip Cooper

    Subservient Chicken

    Check out this link: http://www.subservientchicken.com/ Not sure if anyone has already seen this site. It has been around for a while. This chicken will do most anything from tap dancing to tai chi and even some air guitar. I know it's silly, but I can sit here for hours thinking of things to...
  8. Skip Cooper

    Partner Training

    When training techniques with a partner, do you help your partner up after a technique or allow him/her to get up on their own? I was recently taught not to help them up because your body can become "programmed" to this behavior. In a real conflict situation, this learned instinct can cause...
  9. Skip Cooper

    Martial Arts and Family Life

    Hello all. I am interested in how many people here have children and how do you fit your training schedule into your family life. I have been married for 11 years and we have four children. My wife is not involved in MA and other than putting up with me, shows little interest in my hobby. My...
  10. Skip Cooper

    This is fun...

    Try this link, you'll have to scroll down and activate the controls. I could only get 37 meters, myself. But then again, I was probably distracted by the ADD, :lookie: http://www.mis-group.com/funny/drunk/help_the_drunk_get_home-Original.htm
  11. Skip Cooper

    Men's Guide to Women

    A Martian guide to Venetian women (Men Are From Mars...). Guys this is important, put down the remote and pork rinds: 1.) FINE: This is the word women use to end an argument when they are right and you need to shut up. 2.) Five Minutes: If she is getting dressed, this means a half an...
  12. Skip Cooper

    USRSF Deployment to Iraq

    The Pentagon announced TODAY the formation of a new 500-man elite fighting unit called the United States Redneck Special Forces (USRSF). These Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, West Virginia, Missouri, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Texas boys will be dropped off into Iraq and have...
  13. Skip Cooper

    ...Off To See The Wizard!

    Four United States Presidents get caught up in a tornado and off they whirled to the land of OZ. They finally made it to the Emerald City and went to find the Great Wizard. "What brings the 4 of you before the great Wizard of Oz?" Jimmy Carter stepped forward timidly and said: "I've come...
  14. Skip Cooper

    Hapkido Terminology

    I am looking for Korean terminology as it applies to Hapkido. I am familiar with the Japanese terms, such as kote-gaeshi, ikkyo, nikkyo, irimi-nage, and such. If anyone can point me into the right direction, it would be much appreciated. Fortunately, my teacher knows what I am talking about when...
  15. Skip Cooper

    Taekwondo for Fitness

    Okay, so I will admit that I hate the thought of aerobic conditioning. I loath the treadmill...serious ADD issues...and I don't really have the time for roadwork. I do squats daily (lots of them) and they seem to help with the cardio conditioning, but I am still a balding fat guy. Unfortunately...
  16. Skip Cooper

    Korean War Era Styles

    There has been alot of discussion on MT about the styles of KMA before and after the WWII era. Most of what I have read (and I have yet to read all of them), seems to be about South Korea. I have often wondered what the armed forces of North Korea learned and utilized on their side of the...
  17. Skip Cooper

    Hello To All

    I would like to introduce myself to the fine people on at MartialTalk.com. I am 31 years old and I have been interested in martial arts for a very long time. I began training many years ago in Aikijujutsu and Shotokan Karate. While training in aikijujutsu I also trained in submission grappling...
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