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    the people vs. george lucas

    My kids have destroyed 2 of my original trilogy DVDs so I went to Best Buy to get them replaced as I saw the 3 pack 3 weeks back. Well they did not have it on the shelves so I asked if it was in the back. "We shipped them all back 2 weeks ago." Between Greedo shooting first and this I am...
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    Omar, I went back to the Axe.

    After 13 years I have picked up the Guitar again. (Mid life crises starts early, better than a Corvette and infidelaty.) I used to have a 86-87 PRS Custom, A Peavy Transtube Head, Ranfell 4-12 with celestions. Long stroy short after being a musician in So Fla (Furious Spring 92-94) I...
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    Crime Victim Uses Submission Hold; Suspect Eventually Dies. Now What?

    At 15 I was walking back from TKD class and stupidly taking a short cut behind a some buildings. Accosted by a crackhead with a busted bottle. I was petrified and and front kicked him in the throat (How I did not get cut in the leg is dumb luck IMO) and he went down like a bag of crap, holding...
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    Promoted to Gokyu tonight!

    Congrats! TKD and Judo can be a pretty nice mix and if anything doing both is GREAT for your health. I have not done TKD since I was a teen but it laid a basic foundation that has helped me with every art I have studied. I recently started doing strikes and kicks from Horse, Back and...
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    I was promoted to Ikkyu last night

    KICK ***! Congrats on acheaving Ikkyu in Danzan Ryu I really like that style of Jujutsu alot.
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    Where can I find a real "Jujutsu" school around North Texas and Austin Texas? (NOT BJJ)

    This is one of the main reasons we have one of our students, who Boxed for many years teach Boxing skills and we do Boxing rules sparring. I also teach some punching, kicking ect from the TKD, MT, and karate from my past training. You need realistic attacks to train against realistic attacks.
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    Knife Fighting Lies

    No they should be wearing what they normally wear and training unarmed and with weapons you can actually walk down the street with. But I am about art so I do spend time working with swords because it has tranference to common objects, build attributes and in my house what looks like a...
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    Can you be addicted to Martial Arts?

    GJC: "Hello my name is Gaius and I am and addict." Group: "Hello Gaius" GJC: " You quiters can keep your coffee and doughnuts! Class starts in 30 minutes, I'm outta here!"
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    How to start 6 yr old son in martial arts - where to begin?

    If one of your main reasons is so he actually learns to defend himself I would avoid about 98% of Tae Kwon Do schools and I say this as someone who got his start doing TKD (and a mix of Muay Thai and "Dirty tricks") with my step dad and later at a Dojang run by Jung Soo Park in the 80s. Most...
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    Knife Fighting Lies

    They can call themselves whatever they wish, but unless you use scientific methods of testing techniques versus attacks your doing an art. There are so many varibles in a fight that it cant help but be art. Sex is art, War is art, music is art, medicine is science. But again they can...
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    Knife Fighting Lies

    Once again I must point out the Obi Wan Kenobi principle, which states "Many of the truths we cling to depend greatly upon our point of veiw." I like Animals work, much of it rings true to situations I have been in but no one has a lock on the truth and he is trying to sell his POV, as many...
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    About the new A Team movie

    Watch again, at the trial they all had SF flashes, meaning they all went SF after that first Op, so by the time they were in Iraq they were all SOCOM. And hey it's the A-Team, it aint real, just fun. I liked how Hannibal used the Old Ruger Mini 14 from the show. And again Murdoch is not...
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    One of the great battle movies: Zulu

    About 6 months ago I ordered both Zulu and Zulu Dawn from Best Buy. I got Zulu but Zulu Dawn was out of print. My 8 year old loves Zulu and he enjoyed the history lesson I gave him while watching it. A great example of "ritish steel in the hour of chaos", of fighting side by side for...
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    Remo Williams may be back

    Leave out the shape shifter and android crud and it could be great. Man I have not read a Destroyer since 4th grade, since we are on pulp books of my youth, they should do Mack Bolan The Executioner next.
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    BJJ question

    Their self defense waza is like our ground fighting waza, decent but lots of holes in it. Still it's good to see BJJ schools who at least address stand up combat with more than a few words of advice. If you want to do self defense geared Jujutsu than traditional/combat Jujutsu is for you...
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    Unless 3 or more articles catch my intrest, I read it at Border's instead of buying but I will go out and buy this issue to support someone who's posting's I respect. Great going and hope you do more articles in BB.
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    Confession booth

    Let me give you a very good line from Batman " Why do we fall? So we can learn to pick ourselves up."- Thomas Wayne
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    video of subway attack by 11 and 12 year olds

    No these are not children in the typical western world's sense of the term. These are the kind of subhuman filth that is the overwellming majority population of DC. I live 20-30 minutes from the city, it's a crime ridden hole where gangbangers and thugs run rampant with Glocks and AKs yet...
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    anyone know this jujutsu?

    But you don't know what this guy studied, he may very well have trained in some actual Koryu or he comes from schools that had some of those techniques brought in by his teachers. You don't know for sure. We have techniques from Daito Ryu, Tachenouchi Ryu, Miyama Ryu and Icho Yama Ryu in our...
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    How important a part does MA have in your life?

    Location: An old church holding a meeting for MAA. GJC: "Hello my name is Gaius and I am a martial arts addict." Group "Hello Gaius." GJC: "And unlike you quitters I aint never going to stop!"
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    Sad News

    So many martial art "Instructors" know how to do great techniques but have no concept for real violence. Sad, avoidable death on many counts.
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    Questions about switching arts

    Tae kwon Do, Karate and Kung Fu all had lot's of stance training whereas Jujutsu does not allthough many of those stances are found in the techniques, so my past exp. helped me as a beginer and still helps to this day. I take the time with students to teach them each stance and some basic stance...
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    10 Commandments Of Self Defense

    Exactly, it aint over untill it's over and over is hours later, sitting back at home trying to get your heart to stop racing, and head to stop replaying what happend and your stomach and nerves being on end. Durring reaction drills I have our students play the whole thing out , meaning we do...
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    The Hobbyist vs. The Serious Student

    95% of the time in class, everyone from beginer to Black belts are working the same material, but each level has a certian amount of finer points and acceptable erformance for their rank of a given technique or drill. I do tend to spend more time with those who clearly spend more of their own...
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    self defense drills

    Short of actually being attacked or fighting, all drills will have a training flaw, so you must recognize what it (or they) are and then compensate through another tye of drill. We like to cover alot of ground. From doing your technique drills with focus and increaeing speed and intensaty...
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    Man Dies After Being Punched

    If the old man pucnhed first than it is a great wrong to charge the other man with murder for defending himself. This comes down to where you live, another reason I avoid Liberal jurisdictions. A. They usually know nothing about the dymaimics of a fight. B. They are allways trying to put...
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    I actually felt sorry...

    Josh comes off like a complete jerk and has a strong air of contempt for others. I am glad a true artist like GSP shut his mouth (at least for a bit) and gave him some pain for the next few weeks. Broke my face in a car wreck @ 16, both orbital sockets so Josh can just suck it up IMO.
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    Joint Locks

    My favorite would be Ikyu, as I can get it from commited punches, reaches to grab and stabs at the face with a good degre of success and it flows into other locks if need be and throws as well as is good to assist you in bouncing your opponent off of walls, door jams and other parts of the...
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    What is your first response to pain (physical)?

    Fighting hurts. Suck it up and move on. If you are training and you get some pain, unless something stops working, keep going. If you stop or flinch for every boo boo, you will be easy to beat.
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    James Keating`s Bowie Knife course

    My Sempai did some training with him, I love Bowie stuff and find a good deal applicable to smaller bladers as well. I love Pekiti Tarsia knife work but I perfer Bowie style in the outside and arms length ranges.