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  1. shesulsa

    Please help Ed Parker, Jr.

    Ed Parker Jr. is currently in very ill health and needs some help with medical expenses. All proceeds from this collection go directly to Ed for his use. Ed is a fantastic professional artist and has given back to the Kenpo community, martial arts world and is working tirelessly on Paxtial...
  2. shesulsa

    Damsel in Defense?

    I was recently invited to a Damsel in Defense party. This is, apparently, like a Pampered Chef party but with pretty little weapons; kubaton, pepper spray, stun guns, whistles and other accoutrements. Sadly, the party is being rescheduled and I have not yet had the opportunity to view their...
  3. shesulsa

    Damsel in Defense?

    I was recently invited to a Damsel in Defense party. This is, apparently, like a Pampered Chef party but with pretty little weapons; kubaton, pepper spray, stun guns, whistles and other accoutrements. Sadly, the party is being rescheduled and I have not yet had the opportunity to view their...
  4. shesulsa

    Damsel in Defense?

    I was recently invited to a Damsel in Defense party. This is, apparently, like a Pampered Chef party but with pretty little weapons; kubaton, pepper spray, stun guns, whistles and other accoutrements. Sadly, the party is being rescheduled and I have not yet had the opportunity to view their...
  5. shesulsa

    Need some Hapkido info

    Hello all. My background is a Hwaragdo-based system. Last week, a Hapkido master and Kuk Sul Won master who relocated across the country referred some former students of his to me; apparently I'm the nearest instructor to them with a similar approach. I have noticed that their stances seem...
  6. shesulsa

    The responsibility gap - Prevention vs. Predation

    My daughter has a roommate who likes to party. Her teen years and young adult years are proving to be a long series of poor and dangerous choices. She has lucked out plenty of times. She likes to get wasted and or drunk to the point of mental oblivion or passing out. It worries me that my...
  7. shesulsa

    Happy Ten Years to me ....

    Actually, I want to holla out to all the MT peeps who have been here at least as long as I have! ROLL CALL!! POST YOUR NAME AND YOUR START DATE ON MARTIALTALK.COM!!
  8. shesulsa

    Knockout game

    I've been seeing advice on morning shows on how to defend against such attacks. Most just make me facepalm. What's your plan?
  9. shesulsa

    Upper-lower body disconnect

    I have some students that appear to have a disconnect between upper and lower body mechanics: it's as though they learned the upper body portion of movement separately from the lower. Any recommendations?
  10. shesulsa

    Breaking the spirit?

    Some traditional old-school teachers bring their students up and proceed to break their spirit at some point before they get serious about training for black belt. I really know little about the psychology behind this and am hoping we can have an enlightening discussion about it. Please share...
  11. shesulsa

    The cup check

    How do you do it? I have a new policy requiring groin protection be worn 100% of the time. I'm a female instructor with mostly male students and while I personally wouldn't be embarrassed to ask for the "knock-knock" check, it's a new world out there and I'm not interested in a lawsuit for...
  12. shesulsa

    How much practice is enough?

    Greetings all. Please forgive my lack of paragraph split - I believe my laptop to be at death's door. Anyhoodles ... a parent asked me the above question recently and I thought it could seed some interesting conversation. So ... how much practice do you think is enough for children in...
  13. shesulsa

    Firefox 20-0-1 ... anyone else having trouble?

    I'm now forced to use Internet Explorer. Can't find any google results on this topic ... I'm starting to feel conspicuously alone ....
  14. shesulsa

    Berretta NANO for first concealable?

    I'm on the market. Thinking about a Nano. I have smallish hands that are meaty, so these shortened handles for concealables are disappointing ... I can barely get two fingers around the grip. The extended magazine helps for this, though. Anyone here ever fire one? Thoughts?
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    Two Size 8 Black Karate Gi's at wholesale cost (more)

    That's right ... Quantity: 2 Brand: ProForce Item: Karate gi, white belt included Size: 8 Color: Black Type: Ultra light weight - 5 oz 55/45 I paid about $25.00 for each of these two years ago. They are still in the package, unopened. I only want what I...
  16. shesulsa

    "Nice to meet you! Please don't hurt me ...."

    Have you ever been greeted this way when newly introduced by someone you know in a martial arts way? This has happened to me a couple handfuls of times, most recently when one of my self-defense students introduced me to her husband. They were the very first words out of his mouth. Of course...
  17. shesulsa

    The Anti-Bullying Action Idea thread

    The purpose of this thread is to discuss AND ESTABLISH some real-life tools that are NOT martial-arts related - tools we can give parents, teachers and would-be victims that begin a chain of responsibility. The idea here is those who harrass, repeatedly insult and abuse others are held...
  18. shesulsa

    PaySimple?

    I'm finally putting information into Open Black Belt and I see their pro version (groan) requires PaySimple to accept payments for their billing feature. Does anyone here have any experience or opinions or other information on PaySimple? Seems like a small business version of Pay Pal. Thanks!
  19. shesulsa

    Obama's 2008 campaign promise scorecard

    I gave up wading through the drive-by threads in the political forums here trying to find Bob's old link and found this. The Obameter: Tracking Obama's Campaign Promises I haven't taken the time to investigate if PolitiFact is partisan or not ... I'm sure the Lord Gawd Emperor will kick in...
  20. shesulsa

    Boy Scouts, Politics and Religion Discussion

    ********Admin Note******** This thread was copied from The Great Outdoors for continuity. This thread is for the discussion of the various political, religious and social equality issues regarding the Boy Scouts. Other posts will have been moved wholesale. jks9199 Asst. Administrator...
  21. shesulsa

    Portland police and excessive force

    Link to article Link to DOJ report PPB's response The plan is now to have a different number to call for someone witnessing another person experiencing a mental health crisis instead of calling 911. So who exactly will staff this? Volunteers, apparently. I don't know if Oregon has mental...
  22. shesulsa

    Necessary Evils: Poll and essay thread

    Wide open here - and a simple question. Please post whatever you think is a necessary evil (legal or not) in the world and why, e.g. abortion, vivisection, eugenics ... and this is not just limited to the medical field. Some don't believe in "evil" but understand the gist.
  23. shesulsa

    Quality and business

    Last night we had a color belt grading at my dojang and I asked a TKD black belt I know to come judge on the panel as my guest. He is also a business and marketing consultant and we've been talking about keeping my doors open - an increasingly difficult challenge. He had some interesting things...
  24. shesulsa

    I guess it's my turn.

    I went to the ER last night with serious chest pain, my blood pressure was 157/99. I've been admitted. It's still high, but my cardiac enzymes and EKG are normal. I just returned from a stress test and am awaiting results. Sent from my MB860 using Tapatalk 2
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    Dude! MP3 Download player for Android - *still available*???

    I thought all the music piracy apps were pulled and/or are illegal. A friend of mine turned me on to MP3 Download Player for Android last night and he has d/l'd over 400 songs on this thing!!! Sure seems to bait the FBI .... There's absolutely no charge for the full-length songs there ... how...
  26. shesulsa

    You don't always die from tobacco ...

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  27. shesulsa

    The future of the TKD section

    Ladies and gentlemen, Due to various and sundry disputes on rank, authenticity, experience and source we continue to see thread after thread after thread in this section of MartialTalk.com get shut down. The sole reason for this is the refusal of some posters to abide by the rules of the forum...
  28. shesulsa

    Stomp, Spin, Splash! Spin kick failure

    I've been noticing my green belts are struggling with the spin kick and whenever I watch people who lose balance, I see they are not properly transitioning their weight to the forward foot before spinning on it. This most often happens after a standing kick. I've been doing a lot of...
  29. shesulsa

    Would you knock or wait for police?

    I have a standing Sunday evening appointment with some renters. I arrived this evening to find no one home and a screen missing from one of the front windows. This is not a standard feature of the home - there had been an A/C unit and plywood there and it was now missing. This house is on a...
  30. shesulsa

    Groin strikes hurt ladies too!

    Well, I am on day 3 recovering from a knee to the groin from a self-defense student and I gotta tell ya ... it friggin' hurts! Saw stars with it and everything. Hurts to sit, hurts to walk, hurts to do nothing ... ugh. It *hurts* .... If it's not much better by Wednesday, Ima get an x-ray...
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