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Aurora Moon at 1:15AM, Aug. 9, 2008
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I'm an expert with my umbrella :)

I specially bought a strong steel one with a hard, pointy ferrule. I can spin it around fast in either had or both, from side to side and above my head. And throw it like a spear, making it stab into a target, the ground, whatever…

Well, it's fun to play with like that when I board waiting for the train. :P

So you would use this umbrella?

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ozoneocean at 1:37AM, Aug. 9, 2008
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lol!
Love seeing that guy going at the punching bag like mad with it :)

I could probably break a watermelon with mine or beat a person with it like that, but I wouldn't stand on it… That's a pretty strong umbrella!

For one of my old wooden ones, when the shaft broke I though about replacing that with a solid steel rod… But thought it's be too much messing around and make a very heavy umbrella. -_-

But then I heard on the news that someone killed a man with his umbrella by stabbing it through his head, so ordinary umbrellas are pretty deadly anyway :(

Then there was that Bulgarian with the poisoned tip on his.
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Mostly thought, it keeps the rain off! :)
 
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bravo1102 at 5:33AM, Aug. 9, 2008
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Firearms (Q on 9mm, and tank weapons, familarized with M16, M3A1 submachinegun, M60 MG among others), tank gunnery (evaluator too), various period weapons drills. Among my favorites is pike and 18-19th Century cannon. I love playing with 18-19th Century muskets too.

A little Stage fighting. Hitting and reacting without actually touching and making it believable is fun.
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parkbenchbook at 1:56PM, Aug. 9, 2008
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I practiced Uechi-Ryu when I was younger. I'd actually like to again but there are no opportunities to do so near by.
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cartoonprofessor at 8:05PM, Aug. 9, 2008
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The Shaolin 5 Animal Styles looks interesting.
Meditation on Nature I personallly find extremely rewarding.
I like to practice the little-known 6th Animal Style… The Way Of The Opossum.
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ozoneocean at 1:42AM, Aug. 10, 2008
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I challenge you ALL to an umbrella duel!
One at a time or all together, it's all the same to me. :)
 
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bravo1102 at 8:55AM, Aug. 10, 2008
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I doubt that my Totes collapsing briefcase umbrella would be any good except as a small club.

Though I am quite good with my cane. (no sword therein I promise) ;)
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Signz at 9:06AM, Aug. 10, 2008
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when i was a kid, like 6 or so i went to karate and was about to get my entry belt.. or something like that. then the last class i didn't feel good i told my dad i didn't want to go he got mad and i dropped out. V__________V epic fail for me.

i r gonna try to learn something again sometime :3
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JoeL_CQB at 2:01PM, Aug. 10, 2008
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I doubt that my Totes collapsing briefcase umbrella would be any good except as a small club.

That reminded me of this:


MP5K in brief case.
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=8523879154074736417
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ozoneocean at 8:24PM, Aug. 10, 2008
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I had a scan of the advertising promotional booklet for that…
 
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Croi Dhubh at 11:51PM, Aug. 10, 2008
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Kenshuryu Kenpo (OLD Chinese style), San Soo Kung Fu, Wa Lum Kung Fu (mix of Shaolin Mantis Fist and Iron Fist), a bit of Kendo and Iado, and PPCT. The last only because it's required by policy.

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ozoneocean at 2:19AM, Aug. 11, 2008
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I challenge YOU and Bravo to an umbrella duel :)
 
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Croi Dhubh at 8:49PM, Aug. 11, 2008
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Hehe, I ACCEPT! Might be fun as hell
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kingofsnake at 6:47AM, Aug. 12, 2008
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I challenge YOU and Bravo to an umbrella duel :)

You may have been watching too many wong fei hung movies…

or old episodes of batman.

Does anyone have any idea why Japanese martial arts dojos are so prominent while Chinese (while widely considered as having superior martial arts) are such a minority?

I always thought that was kinda weird
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mlai at 8:02AM, Aug. 12, 2008
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Does anyone have any idea why Japanese martial arts dojos are so prominent while Chinese (while widely considered as having superior martial arts) are such a minority?
Because Chinese dojos are inferior.

1. Less quality control. More snake oil con men.
2. Less practical application.
3. Less objective/uniform method of advancement.

The Jpnese took all the flowery stuff, distilled it to useful applicable things, and turned that into teachable systems, and then supplanted the original which had become stagnant. It's like what they did with cars.

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kyupol at 6:26PM, Aug. 12, 2008
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Does anyone have any idea why Japanese martial arts dojos are so prominent while Chinese (while widely considered as having superior martial arts) are such a minority?
Because Chinese dojos are inferior.

1. Less quality control. More snake oil con men.
2. Less practical application.
3. Less objective/uniform method of advancement.

The Jpnese took all the flowery stuff, distilled it to useful applicable things, and turned that into teachable systems, and then supplanted the original which had become stagnant. It's like what they did with cars.

mlai, what do you say about ninjutsu (as well as aikido) being called “bullshido” in places like bullshido.net, sherdog, subfighter, etc?

"Bullshido is a derogatory term used by some English-speaking martial arts aficionados to describe fraudulent, deceptive, or inept martial arts teaching. It is a portmanteau of bullshit and bushido, the samurai code of honor. Bullshido is considered to be the antithesis of bushido, and is generally applied to martial arts schools where their instructors publish pseudoscientific claims or unverifiable assertions concerning their lineage or training methods, or emphasize blatant commercialism over substance in teaching, training, personal conduct, or business dealings."



NOW UPDATING!!!
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mlai at 9:41AM, Aug. 13, 2008
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I'd say bull fu is worse and more prevalent than bullshido.

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Croi Dhubh at 8:30PM, Aug. 13, 2008
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…that the same as being a “baller”? *LOL*
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CoyoteLongshot at 9:48PM, Aug. 13, 2008
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It's all about the Capoeira, people. Brazil knows how martial arts are done.
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imshard at 8:21PM, Aug. 15, 2008
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It's all about the Capoeira, people. Brazil knows how martial arts are done.

Is that why the Gracies got their egos grounded up and handed back to them in the UFC fights?

lol j/k.
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Croi Dhubh at 11:10PM, Aug. 15, 2008
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In his defense, UFC isn't the same thing it used to be. Mixed Martial Arts back then meant a Sumo going against an Tae Kwon Do fighter.
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mlai at 11:56PM, Aug. 15, 2008
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In his defense, it was the Gracie family which revolutionized MMA. It was precisely because the Gracies kicked everyones' asses so effortlessly, that all MMAists started cross-training in submissions instead of just either striking or grappling.

When someone learns the MA discipline you created, and then beats you with it, you should be proud not ashamed. Brazilian jujitsu is open for all; it's not like the old Chinese kung fu system where techniques are secret and only passed on to relatives and a few chosen disciples.

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Zetsu1017 at 11:19AM, Aug. 23, 2008
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Yeah, Martial arts is awesome.
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seventy2 at 1:49PM, Aug. 23, 2008
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i really should start practicing again….the problem is i'm self conscious
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vgman at 9:10PM, Aug. 23, 2008
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RIP TD :cry2:
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ozoneocean at 11:04PM, Aug. 23, 2008
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You may have been watching too many wong fei hung movies…

or old episodes of batman.
Old episodes of the three musketeers. My fave show as a kid :)
Croi Dhubh
…that the same as being a “baller”? *LOL*
That's marital arts…
 
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SeriousQuiche at 3:41AM, Aug. 24, 2008
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I'm a white belt in hapkido… o_0 I got too busy working on my portfolio to go to classes. I do have a friend who is a black belt and the pressure point system is creepy… I've seen her send a person into submission just by poking a spot on their wrist the right way.
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AQua_ng at 9:44AM, Aug. 24, 2008
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I have a pair of nunchuku. That's pretty much it. I just flail it around and scream in a falsetto voice.

I'm the next Bruce Lee.

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Croi Dhubh at 2:08PM, Aug. 24, 2008
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That guy is pretty fast. Looks like Savate.
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Kiruru at 3:09PM, Sept. 8, 2008
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I fight with my own self taught, grapples, slams, and submissions. especially the submissions, headlocks, and arm straining.
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