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    Disabled Students seeking recomendations.

    Thank you Danny T. not only for your post, but working with the disabled. My team said no exercise for 8 weeks after LVAD implant and no martial arts. One other problem is that I had 4 major surgeries in the last 4 months and 5 days. My last one they had to take some of my stomach muscles and...
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    Disabled Students seeking recomendations.

    Thank you all. I'm trying to incorporate a little Karate Katas and Jujitsu wrist locks and so on. I will try and do this on my own. But as we used to say in Jujitsu "that it is like sex, you can do it by your self but its more fun with a partner". Just do not have strength to do to much. What...
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    Disabled Students seeking recomendations.

    Hello all, not sure if this is the proper place to put this. I have a question for any one in the Buffalo New York area, do you know of any schools that teach disabled people? I loved the martial arts but now I can't do what I loved. I'm limited to what I can do, can't take punches, falls...
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    Greetings from Northern Virginia !

    Welcome!
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    Best Scientific Martial Art books ?

    In my jujitsu days Feldenkrais was every where. All the PT and OT I have ever asked were fimiliar with him and his theories. He is well worth reading and his technique are worth doing. Others that followed him have improved his systems. But he was ahead of his time...
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    Ayone ever hear of the "Bulgarian Bag"?

    I know a couple of guys that use it and they love it. But it seems they are expensive. The people I know make their own out of innertubes. They go to a tractor store and buy the material. I beleive there is a youtube video that shows how to make one and use one. I would check but I'm having...
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    Hello Everyone

    Hello and welcome to the board.
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    has your M.A. ever not work in a S.D. situation ?

    My best self defense was best when I was drunk.
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    What fiction book are you currently reading?

    I'm starting Countdown by Jonathan Maberry. I like the way it starts out; I didn't plan to kill anyone. I wasn't totaly against the idea, either. This was a free download for Kindle. Love my Kindle and free book's.
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    Hello!!! new to MT!!

    Welcome!
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    Hello from State College, PA

    Welcome!
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    Hello

    Welcome Justin.
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    Hello from Rhode Island

    Hello and Welcome.
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    I was promoted to Ikkyu last night

    Congratulations on your hard work, determination, continuing along your journey, after your injuries.
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    Palin or Hillary

    Well I'm not positive but I think I saw her in her kitchen cooking, doing dishes but maybe it was a news hoax. http://hubpages.com/hub/Sarah-Palin-and-Moose-Stew-Recipes
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    Palin or Hillary

    I surley would pick Palin she can hunt, cook and do the dishes! What can Hillary do beside lie?
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    What fiction book are you currently reading?

    I just started reading Last Light by Terri Blackstock. It's about when all the power goes out not even cars will work. Haven't ran into any zombies yet though. This book is free on Amazon for Kindle today only.
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    its been set!!

    Congratulations! Just remember its natural to be excited and nervous. I think they let you know in advance just to make you nervous. I have been tested three diffrent ways letting me know a week before hand, just walking in the door and being told it's test time, and told at the end of class...
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    Dojo/Studio Rules

    I always liked the rules in Peter Urban book The Karate dogo: 1) Everyone works. 2) Nothing is free. 3) All start at the bottom. Nice and simple nothing to complicated.
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    Promotions being pushed on students with expensive testing fees attached

    I know of brown belts who left their styles due to outrageous fees for black belt testing. These men were qualified to take the test but the fees required were from $1,000 to $3,000 for them to test for their black belt. This was a number of years ago. They left and went to other styles and...
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    Back Again

    Hello, it sure was a busy Turkey Day. Boy I'm glad it is over so tired but I need to practice a few Katas before bed. I hope all enjoyed their day today. We have so much to be thankful for.
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    Where to find video of kata

    I can not answer your question about the name of the Kata you are searching for. But Andrew you can just practice what you have been taught and as taught. I was once warned not to watch the videos due to diffrent people doing the Katas diffrent ways. Follow your instructor and he will lead...
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    How to (safely) measure your strength/technique?

    Not sure how you can really test strength/technique with out getting into a fight. When I was in the Navy our home port was (White Beach) on Okinawan and I ran into quite a few Karate men who would try their tecniques on larger Americans. Gained a lot of respect for those short guy's over...
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    Great Kendo

    Wow great video.
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    I was promoted to San-Kyu (Brown Belt)

    Congrats. Bill, I know what you mean about Chinto Kata. My problem with it was the spinning block, the rug would tear up the ball of my foot. The other problem I had with it was the flying front kick. What I did like was the last move the kneeling punch to the groin. You will have your...
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    Hello

    Hello and welcome!
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    New Member

    Welcome to the board!
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    a serious question of real life application

    Have you considered that if something happens you might not be home or able to get home. Then your weapons and supplies would be useless. What ever weapon you might be using remember it's going fail at some time. So one should train to use what ever he or she finds at hand. I like a tightly...
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    a serious question of real life application

    Well for a medium to long range weapon how about a sling and staff. Generally speaking rocks are easy to locate. Remember the story of King David in 1 Samuel 17, he slew a bear, a lion, and a giant. He had just his staff and his sling. Read the story and see how the King Saul gave David his...
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    National Geographic's Photo Contest 2010 VOTE!

    Some really nice pictures I enjoyed #2, 5, 7, 8,15 what a way to ride. I like 2 of Montana maybe because I always wanted to visit that state. Also the bear in 7 lying down. Thanks for posting this link.
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