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  1. elder999

    Poll: Did the guy in white clash with the right leg or the left leg?

    EDIT: Any chance of moving this to a more appropriate forum, moderators?
  2. elder999

    Gin foon mark and officer Derek Chauvin

    Gin Foon Mark lived and taught in Minneapolis (St. Paul?) Derek Chauvin was a student of his.
  3. elder999

    30 years ago

    Look who's talking!😂 How ya doing, neighbor? We're only one state away from each other, now.....as opposed to in the same state all those years ago......
  4. elder999

    30 years ago

    I started my first formal martial arts training at 11. It was a birthday gift, so, as of this past June, I've been training 50 years.😲 Didn't even notice!!😂😂 Went by quickly!😂🤣 Congratulations, Xue Sheng!
  5. elder999

    On "Osu!" vs. "Oss" (Linguistic Disambiguation)

    It's also frequently used in.judo dojo with pre-WEII history, and Japanese university clubs
  6. elder999

    On "Osu!" vs. "Oss" (Linguistic Disambiguation)

    "Osu" is used in Yoshinkan aikido quite a bit....
  7. elder999

    Taekwondo isn't from Karate, it's from Korean Gwonbub that existed for 300 years

    https://www.martialtalk.com/threads/curious.100755/page-2#post-1453991
  8. elder999

    Kobe Bryant trains JKD !!!

    Herschel Walker's a head case. He allegedly held a gun to his ex-wife's head and threatened to "blow her f#ing head off." He writes in his autobiography of playing Russian Roulette at the kitchen table, and hunting to murder a guy who hadn't delivered a car on time for messing up his schedule...
  9. elder999

    What are edged weapon systems that aren't based in dueling and have principles that translate over to real world altercations?

    Prisoners in Santa Fe shanking a guard, who was treated for those "effective" face and head wounds.
  10. elder999

    What are edged weapon systems that aren't based in dueling and have principles that translate over to real world altercations?

    This sounds suspiciously penal: Play the video of the guard getting shanked (with an "edged weapon of varying quality and make"🤣🙄 ) and listen until the end for his injuries.
  11. elder999

    What are edged weapon systems that aren't based in dueling and have principles that translate over to real world altercations?

    You mean ex-cons? Or special forces? 'Cause it sounds like you mean ex-cons.
  12. elder999

    What are edged weapon systems that aren't based in dueling and have principles that translate over to real world altercations?

    O Oh, I know what bio mechanical cutting is.......I just don't understand looking for a lack of emphasis on it.
  13. elder999

    How did TKD get publicly known as a Korean version of Karate?

    It was, literally, karate. Shotokan karate. Korean Shotokan karate.
  14. elder999

    How did TKD get publicly known as a Korean version of Karate?

    "Korean Karate?" That's what it was, in the beginning.
  15. elder999

    Why has the long boxing guard disappeared?

    I blame Oscar Wilde, myself....
  16. elder999

    What Was The Most Dangerous Situation In Your Life You’ve Ever Been Involved In?

    Just lucky.....would rather have nearly none of those things to "brag" about.....
  17. elder999

    What Was The Most Dangerous Situation In Your Life You’ve Ever Been Involved In?

    In no particular order: Getting caught in a riptide off Montauk at 11 Rolling a car at 53 Being 3/4 of the way up Tahquitz rock in California, and deciding I didn't want to rock climb anymore, at 52 Being mugged on the Brooklyn IRT, and having to kill some guy, at 20 Being on Everest in 1996...
  18. elder999

    Three Word Story v2

    As he looked at
  19. elder999

    Got a bucket list?

    Had lunch in the Manhattan Chinatown restaurant that I first went to when I was 3 years old.
  20. elder999

    Got a bucket list?

    **** bucket Manure pail Bed pan Puke bucket Bucket of slime.
  21. elder999

    Got a bucket list?

    The 40 year reunion in NY, October.... Did not get nervous with wife and HS girlfriend on each arm....not at all.....(heh) Dr. John Heintz, professor of Psychology. Dr. Jeff Cuffee, mad scientist. Lieut. General Kenneth Dahl, retired. John Heintz, All American Lacrosse Goalie., Jeff...
  22. elder999

    Got a bucket list?

    Didn't make it to Venice yet. Was gonna go for my 60th birthday, but COVID got in the way.....went to NY for my 40th H.S. reunion.......epic. Banjo's nine He's still here, and so am I....
  23. elder999

    List all of the Weapons at your house

    There are no weapons in my house. :p
  24. elder999

    Most obscure martial arts?

    I quoted the post that initially raised the issue, and posted the definitive answer. That it supports his post apparently means that I'm "condescending," and arguing, because.....well.....
  25. elder999

    Most obscure martial arts?

    In matters such as these, many know I usually turn to the well-worn Merriam Webster english Language Technical Manual (that's engineerpseak for "dictionary" ) where we find that "obscure" has several meanings, at least one of which would be correct usage for this thread: 1a: DARK, DIMthe...
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