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  1. Rich Parsons

    Blog issue

    Xue, I am not sure, I have asked the staff to see if they know more.
  2. Rich Parsons

    Lineage vs Testing

    I liked your post for the graphic, I am going to use it something personal, totally not related to Martial arts or this topic. Just providing a thanks for the Picture / screenshot
  3. Rich Parsons

    Lineage vs Testing

    Many a FMA System was also no belt, and wore shoes. Trained in Garages, and Gyms. Yes it is changed now for many , and even those without belts use a level like positioning for students and instructors.
  4. Rich Parsons

    Timid kid in BJJ, should aggression be advised?

    I was pretty much done with the scene way before 96. I did do the occasional show at the Capitol or cover a door for the Back Room off the Alley. Yes Dort goes south to Cook and almost complete to Baldwin now. I also left them (Bangers) alone and or treated with respect and they did the...
  5. Rich Parsons

    Timid kid in BJJ, should aggression be advised?

    Yes Sir, the edge of Flint / Burton, and also Downtown Flint in the 80's and occasionally in the 90's. I had friends who went to Central. And others who went to Atherton . Dort runs North South , so yes south side of Dort. Yet the North Side Gangs "B Boys" and others respected me where I...
  6. Rich Parsons

    Timid kid in BJJ, should aggression be advised?

    Steve, You are most likely correct. Can I explain some of my history? If not then just ignore. I used to bounce and do security in the not so safe area of the Flint Metro and Flint in the 80's when it was continuously listed on the worst places to live in the USA. Some highlights and not...
  7. Rich Parsons

    Timid kid in BJJ, should aggression be advised?

    Not always. Not regularly A skilled fighter in my system, playing by my rules with relatively newer students in another art doesn't mean that those students are going to win because only MMA (* Stereo type *) are the only ones to test the techniques .
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    Timid kid in BJJ, should aggression be advised?

    Tony, To be clear actual Currently Signed UFC Fighters no. One of Dan Severns' training partners when he lived in Flint came to our school. He was a real good wrestler and also was polite. We only worked on what he wanted to work on. He showed up once a week on Sundays for about an hour of...
  9. Rich Parsons

    Timid kid in BJJ, should aggression be advised?

    First, Maybe don't tell people what they can and cannot do. Second, Provide some context to your post, and why you thought it was an issue. And third, From my experience those who read something into it many times not always have some skin in the game. I have had UFC guys show up for FMA...
  10. Rich Parsons

    Play-by-post game

    I have done a play by post. Combat was more just a general description and review of the characters and the Story Teller decided upon the results. I would be interested in your ideas on rules. And I also understand (* As I have been a play tester before *) that sometimes you find something...
  11. Rich Parsons

    (* Part 3 *) My perception of you is that you are a troll or someone who needs to step back and...

    (* Part 3 *) My perception of you is that you are a troll or someone who needs to step back and read what they wrote and understand that saying it is always someone else being the issue and then claiming being a bullied when called makes you a passive aggressive bully, trying to get people to...
  12. Rich Parsons

    (* Part 2*) Perception is reality based upon your own definition of Bothered. You assumed they...

    (* Part 2*) Perception is reality based upon your own definition of Bothered. You assumed they were bothered so to your perception they were bothered.
  13. Rich Parsons

    SSC87, I have disagree. You coming here could be seen as a threat, or as bullying to leave you...

    SSC87, I have disagree. You coming here could be seen as a threat, or as bullying to leave you alone when we just disagree.
  14. Rich Parsons

    Forms

    1) You cannot tell anyone on this site where they can comment. 2) I do understand you. 3) We are more alike than you would like to admit, as I just reflected or mirrored you and added some analytics Peace be with you.
  15. Rich Parsons

    Forms

    I just copied the posts into Word. Then I copied and pasted [*quote*] and [*/quote*] without the stars. I also got interrupted a few times with other posts and Facebook and such. The correct answer is longer than I should have spent on it. ;):eek::rolleyes::banghead::D:cool:
  16. Rich Parsons

    Forms

    (* Disclaimer: While I liked Bruce Lee's Movies I was not a fan boy nor thrilled by many of the Fan Boys in the 70's. Not those training with him or his first gen students just the fan boys in general. So that kept me away from JKD as a child and teenage. *) Hi SuperSnakeCrane87, (* I hope I...
  17. Rich Parsons

    Arjuken Karate Lineage

    HI AaronM, In the back of what is commonly called "The Pink Book" (* Modern Arnis, Philippine Martial Art "Stick Fighting" *) it is written that in 1970 he travelled to Japan and taught ITAGO Police Academy to teach and introduce Modern Arnis. Not written was that he travelled as a "Good Will"...
  18. Rich Parsons

    The knee sagas, continued. < Blog entry

    Single ? Both? Is this Titanium with Graphene interface?
  19. Rich Parsons

    Electric car system that might work...

    Gerry this is a very good question. The First one is Chargers. Nissan convinced the State of California that their Charger was the industry standard and in the end they said well it is our standard. California had already installed a bunch and had to stop and then spend more money to install...
  20. Rich Parsons

    Electric car system that might work...

    Electric Bus, With no oil changes and brakes being changed less paid for the Delta cost of the new buses in just a couple of years
  21. Rich Parsons

    Warning, somewhat gruesome picture attached

    TLDR - NO and No To be honest Steve, I read this totally different. I read it you called people idiots. Then you assumed that a member of this forum was in the group you called idiots. Then you tried to gaslight with your condescending comments and remarks. My Opinion. I am disappointed...
  22. Rich Parsons

    Warning, somewhat gruesome picture attached

    After a short period of training I had bought a couple of swords. Decent edge. I was practicing draw and return to scabbard with one hand and one motion. I know I missed once, but didn't feel anything so I continued to practice. ... Later when I took my clothes off to shower and get ready to...
  23. Rich Parsons

    Warning, somewhat gruesome picture attached

    I do miss the days of unrestricted access and such to closed tracks. And soon after I joined that company, it changed that over 100 MPH required cage, "5 point harness", helmet and special training. .. Yet I found even the circle track at 99 mph for a few laps was enough to get the feel out of...
  24. Rich Parsons

    a base martial art

    Having arrived in Hamamatsu late on a train from Nagoya after a long flint from Detroit Mi, I checked in and wondered around to see if I could find some food. I heard music down an alley street that turned after the first build. I wondered down and as I made the turn I heard music as a guy...
  25. Rich Parsons

    Dual Martial arts advice needed: see body for details

    As stated by others, this depends upon the school and I imagine it would for all schools. Kali or FMA in general (Arnis / Escrima also) has weapons and empty hands with joint locks and throws and ... So concentrate more on Blade Some concentrate more on stick or blunt / improvised weapons Some...
  26. Rich Parsons

    a base martial art

    When with medical people - I almost introduce myself as they ask my name and birthdate for confirmation of the test or procedure. I say "Hi, I am Rich". I then proceed to tell them I am an engineer and I like to ask questions. I am NOT a medical doctor nor a lawyer trying to question anything...
  27. Rich Parsons

    a base martial art

    It matters. If I say X one time and then Y the next then my integrity of what is true is called into question for everything I say. Is English is your second language , because your phrasing is aggressive in context and yet asking for people to leave you alone , but not to antagonize people...
  28. Rich Parsons

    Taekwondo + Judo combo

    Can we me meet in a neutral state where neither of us has family or friends?
  29. Rich Parsons

    Taekwondo + Judo combo

    *** You wrote and quoted above why waste time on 2 styles when i can teach you it all. why pay 2 schools? Let us dissect that sentence. "Why waste time on 2 styles" - Please see some of my points listed below. Well for a lot of reasons. 1) Fun 2) Meeting people 3) Finding people you...
  30. Rich Parsons

    TRIGONDO - new martial art against multiple attackers. NEW NEW

    Go ahead and post again to get the Last word It is ok. I know many who act like you are acting need to have the last word so they can feel like they won. And so they can show all those who read this that they got the last word so their words must have been right / correct. Go ahead. Please...
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