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  1. Omar B

    Movies that are now 20 years old (Jurassic Park..)

    The year was 1993 which makes me 12 at the time (13 for just Nov and Dec). JP - Movie of the gods, directed by super-director Speilberg, need I say more. Sandlot - Fun movie, didnt connect as well with my buds and I since we don't play baseball in Jamaica, but I guess if we imagined cricket...
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    What fiction book are you currently reading?

    Shanara? Really? Enjoy it that much? I started reading one and never got around to finishing it, don't even ask which one. I'm more into the darker, more brutal fantasy now. Yes, GRRM, but there's also Steve Erickson's Malazan, Joe Abercrombie, Glen Cook, ya know. The stuff that has more...
  3. Omar B

    Mark Hamill and others coming back in Star wars 7...NOOOOOOOO!!!!

    If they stick to the EU novels they could use the 3 characters. There are spome great stories in those novels, as well as Han and Leia's kids and Luke's son Ben. That is, if Disney goes the route of where the novels go.
  4. Omar B

    Why Traditional Karate Is Not Effective for Self-Defense

    Sopa covered it prett well above, that whole post was full of win. Yeah I also doubted karate growing up doing Seido and Kyokushin I thought my view short and narrow, got into Choi Kwang Do, learned a lot. Got into Bujinkan for about a summer. Turns out, I am perfectly happy with karate and it...
  5. Omar B

    undisciplinated students

    Oh man, back when I was a kid doing karate our Sensei was the ultimate in old school discipline Cane in class, knuckle pushups on the asphalt basketball court, laps on the track, extending a kick in perfect form and holding it [and other isometric based killers], he had a million creative...
  6. Omar B

    What exactly is atheism? (offshoot of same sex thread)

    Anytime some atheist does something that some religious group does not agree with it becomes "those atheists." As if we have meetings and stuff. It's christian way of painting us with one brush when really they are the huge monolith. Some guy puts up an anti-religion billboard, has nothing...
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    What exactly is atheism? (offshoot of same sex thread)

    I'm an atheist. - I don't belive in god or gods - I don't belong to any atheist group or club or church. It's always funny when you hear people railing against atheist, they speak of us as if we are a club who has meetings every Sunday. I don't hang out with atheist and talk about atheist...
  8. Omar B

    The most spectacular martial art?

    You know what's spectacular? Seido Karate, all I need is half a second. One technique is always spectacular. LOL
  9. Omar B

    Training Log

    Here's a fun new one for yous'. Your Training Log. Show it. Where are you today? What you workin' on this week ... and on. -As of today I'm up to brown belt material in my rotation. In a couple weeks I start the cycle again.
  10. Omar B

    Krav Maga Alternatives?

    Well since KM is cobbled together from bits of lots of other styles you could just find out what those are. or pretty much any Combativs program, I really don't see what makes KM so much more special than any other MA Frankenstein other than good marketing and overweight, overconfident housewives.
  11. Omar B

    Wrestling dropped from 2020 Olympics.

    The coverage.
  12. Omar B

    Wrestling dropped from 2020 Olympics.

    I gotta say, I had a feeling. The London coverage of Wrestling, fencing, judo and TKD was terrible, I assumed one of those would get the axe ... or white water rafting.
  13. Omar B

    Ayn Rand's Gospel of Selfishness and Billionaire Empowerment Is Plaguing America

    Too many people name check Ayn with only a nebulous idea of what her philosophy is. She's often turned into a pariah by people who have never read her work who are observing people thinking they are acting in an objective manner.
  14. Omar B

    New video: Wing Chun against Boxing

    Did I miss the WC and Boxing video? Al I saw was the one in the first post and that looked like some sort of mating ritual.
  15. Omar B

    practicing ninjutsu

    I was into ninjas too as a kid. Batman mostly though, ended up in Karate. Even did a year of Bujinkan not 2 summers ago and I've realized, karate is where I belong.
  16. Omar B

    TUF knockout

    A Jamaican who moved to Queens as a teen (like myself) on TUF, how did I know he was gonna rule. Surprised I haven't met him yet. Oh yeah, he did Tiger Schulman's Karate while I was at Seido. He musta went to the Carle Place dojo.
  17. Omar B

    Join Cobra Special Forces!

    As many cobra teeth as you want.
  18. Omar B

    Join Cobra Special Forces!

    Lets run down the list here. Better commercial than the Navy, also voiced by Keith David Snazzy Cobra Uniforms Cobra Commander is a pretty cool guy Kill GI Joes. So who's with me.
  19. Omar B

    practicing ninjutsu

    I was waiting for this thread to happen again. Sure smells like a new year in here. You cannot learn MA by yourself no matter how many books, videos or movies you have seen. Heck, I've never seen anything close to ninjutsu in a movie, a lot of karate, tkd and tsd in nice black uniforms though.
  20. Omar B

    What fiction book are you currently reading?

    I agree.
  21. Omar B

    Jeff Speakman

    I wish him the best.
  22. Omar B

    Primeval

    I watched some Primeval and liked it. Doesnt grip me like a sci-fi show should though. I can say the same thing for Dr Who, but that tends to be more fun.\ Brit sci-fi/fantasy shows are always worth a look. The high frame rate on brit shows makes for a real nice picture and they always have...
  23. Omar B

    new username

    Gun Fu? Really? Really?
  24. Omar B

    anyone from the Virgin Islands or someplace close

    I have it on good authority that you and your buddy wouldnt know what to do with her. lol
  25. Omar B

    anyone from the Virgin Islands or someplace close

    And we have learned a couple facts about your and your buddy there. LOL. As an aside, Jamaica and much of the Caribbean is not very gay friendly, being called as such could get you killed. Buju Banton - Boom Bye Bye. A hit song in Jamaica from when I was a kid about shooting gays in the...
  26. Omar B

    anyone from the Virgin Islands or someplace close

    She called him a "Batty Boy," it's Jamaican slang for homosexual. Batty being another word for butt in Jamaica. So you were being called white devil and homo respectively. LOL.
  27. Omar B

    Django Unchained

    It's not the fake blood or the sadism that bothers me. It's that his entire movie experience is always so stilted. The dialogue reads like fan fiction of what he wishes the characters would say as filtered through 60's and 70's exploitation movies. Nobody talks, they have speeches that sorta...
  28. Omar B

    anyone from the Virgin Islands or someplace close

    She seems to be using the Rastafarian Babylon, referring to the controlling white man. Don't know how a woman from the Virgin Islands is using Jamaican Rastafari words, but then much of the Caribbean just apes the culture of a few major islands (Jamaica, Trinidad, Barbados).
  29. Omar B

    Django Unchained

    As I'm sure Titanic was a great movie. Cameron is like one of the genuine gods of directing. Too bad I'll never see it, or Shutter Island, etc. Leo = No go.
  30. Omar B

    Django Unchained

    Two reasons I'm not seeing this movie. Tarantino, who's directing and writing style I find tedious and always seems to sink into some 60's-70's era schlock. DiCaprio, because I cannot stand that guy. Ask me if I've seen Titanic? I haven't Cameron is a favorite of mine but my hate for Leo...
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