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    Fighting the Injury Blues

    Oss, Everyone! (salute) As some of you may have noticed, I've been away from MT for a while. This was for a couple of reasons: First, I originally wanted a break to spend a little more time with friends/family & try to develop something of a social life outside of martial arts; Second, I got...
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    SGM Edmund Kealoha Parker Sr., Founder of American Kenpo

    Fifteen years ago today you were taken from this world, but the Art to which you devoted yourself continues to change lives. Thank you, Sir. RIP With Love & Respect, Gin-Gin :asian:
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    25th Anniversary of John Lennon's Death

    Twenty-five years ago today John Lennon was taken away from us, but the assassin couldn't destroy Lennon's message of non-violence. If I remember correctly, John Lennon had donated money to the NYPD for bullet-proof vests (which made his death so ironic). I'll never forget where I was that night...
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    Congratulations, Mr. Billings!

    I want to congratulate Mr. Michael Billings on being promoted to 5th Degree Black Belt (Associate Professor) this past Saturday at the AKTS Camp in Colleyville, Texas. :-partyon: It was a well-kept surprise, & this lower rank is very grateful to Mr. Billings for his dedication to the Art &...
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    Nicholas Cage names son after Superman;_ylt=Aq.rPptmczPLMXjjNrQ6phVY24cA;_ylu=X3oDMTA3YXYwNDRrBHNlYwM3NjI- What do y'all think? All things considered, I think I'd rather be named after a comic book hero rather than a fruit like Gwyneth Paltrow's kid (named Apple). :D
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    Favorite Belt Saying/Pledge

    While some of the belt sayings & pledges in Kenpo/Kempo are philosophical as well as strategic, which one is your favorite & why? (or your top 3, if you cannot choose just one) Plus, do you think that the sayings/pledges are just ideas or do you try to actually follow them in your daily life...
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    Passed My Green Belt Test!!

    I tested this past Saturday & got my Green Belt--WooHoo!! :-partyon: :cheers: One might think after seven years in the Art that I wouldn't be nervous before a test any more, but I was! :lol: As some of you who know me are aware, I almost quit Kenpo permanently at the beginning of 2004 due to...
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    Happy Mother's Day

    I want to wish all of the Moms on MT a very Happy Mother's Day !!! this Sunday :-partyon: :cheers: :-partyon: :cheers: Being in martial arts takes a lot of commitment, not just scheduling but emotionally & physically and I respect all of you (especially those of you out there who...
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    Ossie Davis 1917-2005

    While Ossie Davis may not have been a martial artist in the traditional sense, he (with his wife Ruby Dee) spent most of his life fighting for civil rights as well as perfecting his craft, without worrying about the consequences to his career. IMHO, that is what made him a different kind of...
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    Bob Burbidge (1949-2004)

    I found out about Mr. Burbidge's death from the World Black Belt website. Although I never met him, from what I've read he sounded like quite a fighter. For more information about his passing & the memorial that was held, go to: Rest in...