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    Age

    Hi ETinCYQX, My feelings are the master picked you for more than your martial skills. I think he saw a leader in you, as you were for many months (i.e. lead yourself before you can lead others - which you did). Therefore, while you hold the fort for a short on longer period of time, yes...
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    Use of Force Law

    That's the key constraint. Most of the scenarios for the typical crimes I'd expect to witness, involve the attacker leaving either promptly, or slowly and methodically (no rush at all). Hence, my desire to apprehend, as a non-police officer, would run along the lines of seeing a person in...
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    I am a Self-Taught MA Expert

    It has that ring about it, doesn't it? ;)
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    I am a Self-Taught MA Expert

    Many good points! We create our world. If we are to be happy, we create. We create something that can be compared and put in context, and we're further ahead than if we use eventual comparisons to demotivate. <- I doubt that makes sense, but to me it does! I seldom mention MA involvement in...
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    I am well, thanks a lot, Robyn! P90X, too?! - good stuff. You're too much like me with the KF...

    I am well, thanks a lot, Robyn! P90X, too?! - good stuff. You're too much like me with the KF movies and Ninja Turtles, or a cross between my daughter and me. The KF movies...honor, compassion after defeating someone... So I'm training people and crosstraining them and running out of time...
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    Comment by 'AlanE' in 'I am not a 16 year old cheerleader...'

    Nice pick, Bruno. She did, however, use a positive strength to weight ratio, along with good technique, and a suppleness created in part from her first few exercises. This good video had all the elements to be instructional, rather than just a 'watch me.' The spotter tips I liked - a lot...
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    Adoption?

    Horseradish!? That's a good one!
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    Adoption?

    There's no question my personality came from my adopted parents - good parents in so many ways. Trouble still can set in, as in every family. I was abandoned (not the time to explain) more than once, then while being abandoned, an accident occurred and I lost my parents entirely! So what part...
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    In Defense of the McDojo

    "real MA training" - right! Ashida Kim & mysticism - right! Is mysticism just flair over substance? I had a math teacher/chess coach/Christian get nervous when I told him I took up martial arts. Before you get a picture in your mind, he was easy-going and very popular, not ranting and raving...
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    In Defense of the McDojo

    Something brilliant about that, I just don't know how to do it. Unless we bring people into our homes for 10+ years and teach them values. As in raising children, while not being lazy outside of society's view, and being encouraging examples for them. It's handing a person too much power IF...
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    In Defense of the McDojo

    Bill, the obvious is being missed and I wonder if there is an accidental new purpose (to emphasize gun safety)? Guns: Firing range. Point at target down range. Practice. Deadly. To do wrong requires leaving the range, loading, unholstering and shooting at folks a projectile that can cause...
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    In Defense of the McDojo

    Haha!
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    Would you drop it?

    True (funny) and false. It's very common to overly focus on not losing the knife, and also that hand is effectively unable to grab. Bruce was boosting confidence in the genuine underdog side IMO, saying we have weapons, while stating a truth of psychology for the knife-wielding side. I'm...
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    Looking for a book or two

    Ron Balicki progressed with the times very nicely in his JKD book, "The Principles of a Complete Fighter."
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    In Defense of the McDojo

    I think you're right, Terry. What you said seems to be unamimous with the posters here, which is to genuinely help folks. That leaves (possibly) the decision to either making a living with MA, or supplement income with MA. Supplementing income seems to be the ideal choice. Like an High...
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    In Defense of the McDojo

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    Well, well, well? (I know you did well BTW :))

    Well, well, well? (I know you did well BTW :))
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    In Defense of the McDojo

    No, no Touch, you may have gotten off on a misunderstanding of stevebjj's comments starting a few back, regarding values. Unless I misread it... Values is being honored in all cases. Let's say one is putting together his/her resume. If anything is missing, it won't get included or...
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    In Defense of the McDojo

    Right, Bill! Beat them at their game, but also beat then where they don't compete (we should come in first place there). However, it always comes back to, "What are you selling?" Students have different reasons for starting. What did they hope to buy? Their reasons for joining can change over...
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    In Defense of the McDojo

    According to some, 12 disciples made better an entire world. Whether one agrees or disagrees, my wife says many of us are not destined for public greatness. A few lives made better is a few lives made better. Five from a certain basement vs. ten from a McDojo. Not a fair competition for...
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    How to spar without sustaining major injuries?

    Perfect example, jks9199. This is worrisome, indeed. As well explained before and with respect, students should speak with their instructors before class if there exists a systemic injury problem. Prepare to change schools. How can leaders not know what's going on and protect? Typical sounds in...
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    Destroy it. Get it! You will!!!

    Destroy it. Get it! You will!!!
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    Dazed and confused

    http://martialarts.about.com/od/mmaandufc/a/topmmakicks.htm The above link is a sample what kicks can do in MMA. Then there were TKD Maurice Smith's baseball bat leg kicks in the early days of MMA. TKD is legit (!), like all ferocious striking styles once proficient. I liked the joint...
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    Doing okay these days? You seem a little down.

    Doing okay these days? You seem a little down.
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    You subjectively have it now (I think :) !)

    You subjectively have it now (I think :) !)
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    You stole my attention and made me smile tonight with that great workshop outcome. :) Stay...

    You stole my attention and made me smile tonight with that great workshop outcome. :) Stay happy, Alan
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    my de-escalation workshop

    LOVED your outcome and notes Flea! Thank you! Help them save face if possible - awesome. They're people with problems. Embarassing has become such a fancy that many have forgotten the concept of dignity. Like you said, many have a past of abuse or hightened fears. Them being listened to and...
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    In Defense of the McDojo

    Good idea. What crosses purposes, and what furthers business success (defined alternately as making $ and making good students)? This thread may still be able to answer. Both are results of motivation from consistent, outstanding ethical examples. Quality content....uh, how can a student...
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    In Defense of the McDojo

    Bill, I accidently viewed your comment initially from the pespective of the student who lost her/his job who has another contract to ruin life further (cell phone, car, house, electricity, health insurance, life insurance, and...dojo contract), rather than being able to downsize/circle the...
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    Scouts, 4 wheeling, and MA? Hey man, thanks for carrying the good ways into the next...

    Scouts, 4 wheeling, and MA? Hey man, thanks for carrying the good ways into the next generation. Have a great day, Paul!
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