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  1. Orange Lightning

    Becoming Limitless & Unbreakable

    I like the writing. Detail! What are these machines in Utah you're referring to? As far as I know, unlocking your brain's full potential is a myth. Why You Dont Use Only 10% of Your Brain How to Use More Than 10 Percent of Your Brain
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    Belt whipping and kiss the dragon

    People like to call it the No True Scotsman Fallacy. No real (insert group here) would ever do/say (controversial statement or action). But I'd say, this thread's favorite fallacy is the ad hominem.
  3. Orange Lightning

    Giant Robots

    A PC does feel more personal. Just more.....customized. Acclamated to your liking. Plus, you have a lot more options at your disposal. You aren't quite so much a dog to the whims of the producers. Quite the issue nowadays I hear. Ever own a game, and try to play the exact same game on an...
  4. Orange Lightning

    Whats your carry knife and how do you carry it?

    And when you pull it out to give to your friend, ever flub it? Mess up somehow pulling it out of your pocket or opening it? I used to have this cheap assisted opening knife that had a safety switch. A little slidey bit that locked the knife against opening. And it would always drive me crazy...
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    Skill Synergy - What skills make you a better martial artist?

    Swinging an axe! Seems obvious in retrospect. Occasionally, I chop firewood. Not all the time, but not rarely. And the easy with which I can wield the axe is high. Smooth, accurate, powerful. Even big double sided ones are easy. Almost more so because I'm used to that length. Although it's...
  6. Orange Lightning

    Whats your carry knife and how do you carry it?

    SOG Visionary II. VG10 bladesteel. It's a 3.75 inch blade. 8 1/4 inches total. Deploys like liquid gold. I carry it in the corner of my front pocket. All you can see when it's in my pocket is the clip. The recurve really helps me carve wood. It's a bit hard to sharpen though.The grind is a a...
  7. Orange Lightning

    One of my students using a Bo

    How old is that kid? Quite impressive indeed. Not in the martial sense but, very good control and you might call a...... spacial awareness. I used to be into this sort of thing when I was a kid. Fun stuff. I was never quite that good. But then again, I used a maple stick. :P
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    Giant Robots

    I switched to PC long ago. Less upgrading. And I'm going to always have a laptop anyway. I'm writing on an HP ENVY 17-k011nr with a Intel Core i7-451OU CPU. It's quite the beast of a laptop. :D I must say though. There's something about playing on a console. Sitting on the couch with a big...
  9. Orange Lightning

    Tekko/Kubaton/Fistload

    Of course not. But do they carry knives at all? Just to be able to cut things? l've known a few that carried personal knives, but nothing general issue.
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    Giant Robots

    Looks like the original Star Trek. xD I forget that super sentai is a whole genre in Japan. All we got in the US was Power Rangers. It continues to boggle my mind that, no, it's not just that....it's a whole genre and they make tons of them. I find it simultaneously hilarious and awesome. :cat:
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    Giant Robots

    Xbox snob? How is that even possible? xD :P And that picture......it's the greatest masterpiece of photography that humankind has ever achieved.
  12. Orange Lightning

    Share your greatest song or lyric???

    Queensryche? Awesome. I'll listen to it later when I have the bandwidth. ;) Have you listened to Operation Mindcrime all the way through yet? I recommend that. :D
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    Tekko/Kubaton/Fistload

    Hmm. Hadn't considered this double disarming of weapon and escape. I'm a little skeptic about the second point though. Shouldn't it already be in your hand? Not in a fighting way, but how hard would that be to switch to if you were already holding it? Perhaps I'm underestimating the twitch...
  14. Orange Lightning

    Tekko/Kubaton/Fistload

    Tazers and good mace are illegal where I live too. Bats of questionable "intent". I was thinking about this yesterday though. Do police carry knives?
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    Share your greatest song or lyric???

    You kind of need of need to hear them both to get the gravitas, but I suspect lots of these songs are like that. Well, both these are inspiring. They both rekindle me when my fire is out. Born on the Sun - Dio There's a crack in the rainbow There's a hole in the sky You believed in something...
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    Giant Robots

    Sounds like you've played Armored Core. Cool link. I agree with Cirdan. They are going to need to get a lot more awesome before they're awesome. Or perhaps of specialized uses or equipment. Like those little RC bomb threat car things. Or fighting Megalon. Jet Jaguar kick ***. (Right)...
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    gweetings

    Welcome! :D You know Batman could just be a mental patient? The Possible Non-Delusional Life of Mental Patient Bruce Wayne - Weird Worm
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    Tekko/Kubaton/Fistload

    I would certainly recommend them. If it's on something like your keys, you'll always have it on you. You may even have it in your hands when someone might be more likely to try to jump you. I thought the fighting manual that came with mine was a bit goofy. Lots of instructions on how to hook...
  19. Orange Lightning

    Skill Synergy - What skills make you a better martial artist?

    @dcj0524 - Out of all the things I thought parkour would improve, I never thought take down defense. In retrospect, I know a wrestler who is both an excellent wrestler and seems pretty good at parkour. He's ridiculously ripped too. He says all his strength comes from pushups, situps, wrestling...
  20. Orange Lightning

    Boxing and Bruce Lee: The Five Ways of Attack

    I liked his breakdown of a bout between an Olympic TKD and Muay Thai fighter. A similar youtube source. PaladinPress - YouTube
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    Skill Synergy - What skills make you a better martial artist?

    Problem solving? Definitely. Good point. The question isn't so much what martial arts has done for you physically. It's what other skills, jobs, hobbies, etc. have given you physically, and now that we're at it, mentally, and how that helps your martial arts. As well as how your martial arts...
  22. Orange Lightning

    ShastarVidiya - Indian Swordsmanship

    For the record, I was not, am not suggesting this person is a fraud. I only thought it relevant information to know. Regardless, I see the mistake. Again, sorry everyone.
  23. Orange Lightning

    ShastarVidiya - Indian Swordsmanship

    Ah. Sorry. I think I'm going to give them a re read in case I missed anything else.
  24. Orange Lightning

    Skill Synergy - What skills make you a better martial artist?

    I didn't put too much thought into your linguistic example before. I see it now. Behavior? Hm. I was thinking about how games can be relevant in a strategic sense in some cases. I forgot about behavior. :P I agree with that too. It kind of depends on the game, but they can show how people...
  25. Orange Lightning

    Skill Synergy - What skills make you a better martial artist?

    Wow. That wikipedia page......Wow. Fascinating. Nailed me. The ability to learn programming. Hm.... Well, I would definitely say the mental skill is the same, the physical mastery is a different variable. As are the psychology, instincts, reflexes, etc., that go with fighting. But the ability...
  26. Orange Lightning

    Skill Synergy - What skills make you a better martial artist?

    That is indeed an interesting bit about the catching. I find that sort of thing very interesting. Those reflexive moments that aren't planned reflect how you're actually likely to react. I'm arachnophobic. So when I see a big spider pop into my vision, I put my hands up, take a step back, and...
  27. Orange Lightning

    social anxiety

    Hm. I know a few people that have that level of anxiety. I never had it quite that bad, but the nature of it was different too I suppose. Still bad at small talk though. :P Can't tell you how happy I am that you reached out and joined though. That's great. I get how much that can take for a...
  28. Orange Lightning

    ShastarVidiya - Indian Swordsmanship

    I feel like I would be doing a disservice to not mention this. First, I think these videos are great. Awesome. That said, please don't shoot the messenger. If you go to youtube and search "nihang nidar singh", the very first video that pops up is a video proclaiming Nihang Nidar Singh's...
  29. Orange Lightning

    Skill Synergy - What skills make you a better martial artist?

    @Flatfish - I wouldn't really call that a hobby or skill, but sure. :) @Argus - I am exactly the same way. A little shorter than average and lithe. Absent minded. Stuck in my brain, but highly analytical and extremely focused when I'm mindful about my task, to the point of fault when I...
  30. Orange Lightning

    social anxiety

    Oh I didn't realize you were a new member! Welcome! :) It also occurred to me that martial arts will probably help you with social anxiety. Definitely the hobby to have if you're looking to build confidence. But like Argus said, don't feel like you need to participate in all the small talk or...
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