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    really? That's funny..... all the Japanese...

    really? That's funny..... all the Japanese people I know here and in Japan feel nothing but empathy for the people gassed in the subway.

    The article talks about how these three people directly...
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    Review of Demi Barbito's "Sudden Impact."

    This was the first of Demi Barbito's material that I was able to get my hands on even though I had followed his website and articles for some time. The overall production quality and instruction in...
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    Poll: RD, Hope things work out for the best. Ryu

    RD,
    Hope things work out for the best.

    Ryu
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    I hate Jet Li. Ryu

    I hate Jet Li.

    Ryu
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    Yeah he challenged me. He had been talking about...

    Yeah he challenged me. He had been talking about it before as well.

    Guess I try to focus on my own "bad" qualities in these posts rather than other people's.
    Might be kind of dumb of me. :)
    ...
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    Hey, at least I'm not recieving messages from the...

    Hey, at least I'm not recieving messages from the ghost of Farmer Burns yet.....


    :D

    Ryu
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    I'm officially "retired" from challenge matches

    Not everyone is going to see me eye to eye about this, or think it's even a correct choice of action. But that's okay.

    Last night, during a lesson, the "fantasy prone" student of mine brought...
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    You know what's funny? A lot of my sparring...

    You know what's funny? A lot of my sparring matches (and also real fights) happened at various jobs.

    There was the sparring match with a "muay thai" boxer who said I couldn't take him down.....
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    There is if it's a sport you knucklehead! :D ...

    There is if it's a sport you knucklehead! :D

    Ryu
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    I'm not sure I follow..... how do you "kick ass"...

    I'm not sure I follow..... how do you "kick ass" wrong?

    You either kick it or you don't......don't you? :confused:

    Explain what you mean.

    Ryu
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    :D

    :D
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    I stayed in the city of Kamakura the last time I...

    I stayed in the city of Kamakura the last time I visited Japan. There's supposed to be quite a lot of bushi still buried underneath the city (the place has some good ghost stories as well. ;) )

    I...
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    I should add that this routine can be split up...

    I should add that this routine can be split up too.

    Say some days you work on just Hindu pushups, Hindu squats, and bridging..........other days you can work pull ups, handstand pushups, situps,...
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    Hey Xeb, Well I understand the busy schedule. ...

    Hey Xeb,
    Well I understand the busy schedule. To be perfectly frank, it comes down to a priority issue. Since I'm teaching, I want and need to be in the best shape I can be in, and constantly keep...
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    LOL Settle down settle down. :) I'm aware that...

    LOL
    Settle down settle down. :) I'm aware that spot reduction is a myth. I simply do what is giving me results. (Most of my "6 pack" look right now though is mostly from cardio and the amount of...
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    Not an iron palm man, but I can list what my...

    Not an iron palm man, but I can list what my conditioning routines are like. I am literally in the best shape of my life (5'8, 167 pounds and about 9% bodyfat and falling...)

    My routines consist...
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    "Bushido's just a recent invention. It's as much...

    "Bushido's just a recent invention. It's as much romanced as western chivalry is. There is no honor in the battlefield, where honor can equal death"


    There's a lot of misconception on what...
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    Chivalry and bushido did exist in the past. But...

    Chivalry and bushido did exist in the past. But they were ethical behavioral systems that knights and samurai were supposed to follow so as they did not bring dishonor to their lord, King, etc.
    ...
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    Muay Thai was a bi*ch for me to learn. After...

    Muay Thai was a bi*ch for me to learn. After about 4 or so years trying my best at it within the JKDC curriculum, I've just NOW really started to understand the true body mechanics of it.

    Now...
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    I'm very watchful. Don't worry. But I take...

    I'm very watchful. Don't worry.

    But I take the "jock" comment as a compliment. :D

    Ryu
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    Thank you

    Wanted to say thanks to everyone who helped out on this thread.
    You guys gave some good advice.

    Tonight's lesson seemed to open him up to reality more. (MP, I even used your 3 rules of the...
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    I swear to God, Ralek, if you hijack my...

    I swear to God, Ralek, if you hijack my thread....


    Tapping him out humbles him at the moment, but still doesn't seem to get him away from those fantasies...

    Laughing Cow, thanks for the...
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    Hey guys, I need some opinions.

    Okay.
    As most of you know, I'm now teaching JKDC. Been doing well, and have been gaining moderate success slowly but surely.

    I have this friend who is going to take lessons as well...
    (I've...
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    Oops. I misunderstood. :) Ryu

    Oops. I misunderstood. :)

    Ryu
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    LOL @ the 8th grade "navy seal"!! :D Why on...

    LOL @ the 8th grade "navy seal"!!

    :D Why on earth would you believe that an 8th grade kid (literally about 13-14 years old) would have any "marine" training whatsoever???

    I believe your story...
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