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  1. Grenadier

    Can you become a good fighter by just sparring/wrestling only?

    Admin's Note: Folks, lay off the political discussions and personal snipes.
  2. Grenadier

    Aikido.. The reality?

    Admin's Note: Last warning, y'all. Snipes, off-topic (including political) postings, etc., will get this thread locked, and earn some of you a healthy dose of warning points. Ignoring a staff member's warning is a surefire way to get smacked by the Ban Hammer, and you've been given plenty...
  3. Grenadier

    opening dojo branch under sensei's name - appropriate fee/percentage?

    It never hurts to ask your sensei what he would expect. You never know, he may want an unreasonable amount, or he may want virtually nothing at all. I was in a similar situation several years ago when I branched out on my own. My sensei said I could be under the same banner, at no cost...
  4. Grenadier

    Looking for Peoples take on being avoided in class

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  5. Grenadier

    Between Judo and Kick Boxing

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  6. Grenadier

    Run away from no-mask people

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  7. Grenadier

    What size B to get

    Purpleheart is heavier than most other woods (such as hickory, maple, etc). It's actually pretty resistant to breakage, but when it does, it breaks in a way that exposes very sharp edges. Usually, you'll see it crack first, at which point the weapon is better off being discarded. Still...
  8. Grenadier

    Setup AR-15 for Home Defense

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  9. Grenadier

    Rank based on progress vs. merit, and/or when to switch

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  10. Grenadier

    Self defense against people who don't wear masks...

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  11. Grenadier

    TaeKwonDo and hip surgery prevelance

    Admin's Note: If you want to discuss the topic of Tae Kwon Do and Hip Surgery Prevalence, then please feel free to do so in this thread. If you want to discuss tendencies of different races to have different ailments, then please take it to the Study in a non-political manner. If you want...
  12. Grenadier

    What is your plan for re-opening?

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  13. Grenadier

    In these strange times....

    Admin's Note: Please stay on topic. Some of you really ought to know better by now.
  14. Grenadier

    New BJJ guy needs advice

    Admin's Note: What needed to be said has been said. That being said, this thread is now closed.
  15. Grenadier

    Why do Westerners train in exotic unrealistic weapons and ignore practical ones like baseball bats?

    Admin's Note: I've cleaned out a lot of the posts that were starting to cause a ruckuss. Please keep this discussion civil. While you do have the courtesy of attacking someone's message, attacking the messenger is flat-out forbidden, and will result in the issuance of warning points.
  16. Grenadier

    Not New but...

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  17. Grenadier

    Aikido vs. suspect seated in car

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  18. Grenadier

    New Student: when will you quit?

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  19. Grenadier

    The Side Parry

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  20. Grenadier

    My newest training weapon

    Admin's note: Ladies and gentlemen... I'm going to ask y'all to keep things apolitical here. This forum is for the discussion of weaponry in a technical, tactical, practical, etc., manner. Political discussions, outside of talking about the facts of laws, isn't allowed here. If you want...
  21. Grenadier

    Questions about Shotokan competitions: Then vs now

    Today's USA-NKF / USA Karate tournaments are emphasizing more vigorous contact, which in turn, changed the rules to allow for body shields. They're not nearly as bulky as a hogu used in olympic-style Tae Kwon Do competitions. Strikes to the head must still be controlled. Basically, face...
  22. Grenadier

    MMA for self defense thought experiment

    Admin's Note: Thread closed, pending staff review. Some of y'all have been skirting the line, and had already been warned previously in the past...
  23. Grenadier

    What would you suggest?

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  24. Grenadier

    Want to carry a sword..... move to Texas

    You'll see on your profile page, if you have any warnings / warning points. As to how many points are required, well, it's simply a matter of this: We try to give people opportunities to better themselves, and for the most part, people who break the rules tend to learn to follow them in the...
  25. Grenadier

    Want to carry a sword..... move to Texas

    Admin's Note: Some of y'all simply didn't understand the blunt warnings that we've placed in the threads in which you had been dumping trash. Warning points are being issued, and more are going to be dumped on you at a very high rate if you keep on dumping trash.
  26. Grenadier

    Are Standing Arm Break Unsportsmanlike in MMA?

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  27. Grenadier

    Why every martial art on earth will get you killed in self defencemy

    Admin's Note: OK, folks, the threads in question have been dealt with, and there's no need to carry on this kind of a discussion the General Self-Defense forum.
  28. Grenadier

    Why BJJ will get you beaten or killed in self defense

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  29. Grenadier

    Why Taekwondo will get you killed in self defense

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  30. Grenadier

    Hand and foot arrive at the same time, or foot arrive first and hand arrive later?

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