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    I lived in Texas a couple of years. Then moved back to the hills of NC where I belong. There is a huge difference between a hillbilly and a cowboy.
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    size matters

    I remember once having to take down this combative patient at a ZZ Top show when working forRock Med. We had him pinned and in soft restraints, when we discovered that he was covertly working a push dagger out of one of his pockets. He would never have got it out, but it gave us quite a scare. We got extra man-power (the cops) and did a thorough search (not possible when we first took him down, he was scrappy). The cops, always eager to show us up in these situations, counted nine knives on him. Now there were some real knives, including the illegal push dagger, so I don't want to lessen that part, but some of the things they counted as knives, a key pen knife and a cuticle tool, sure you could stab some one with one just like you could stab someone with a pencil, but it wasn't really a 'knife'. My point is that sometimes reports exagerate - so that two foot sword may have just been a big ol' knife. Again, not that it lessens the crime, it only increases the punch of the press copy.
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    And they say everything is bigger in texas...
    It's true. Except for our knives...smaller knives are easier to hide or hand off after you've shanked the stool pidgeon from cell block C...crappy Texas courts...Steal a carton of milk and you get life...
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    "**** anyone who think Texans are biligerant..."

    That's golden.

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    Bad Day for Samurai Wannabes

    Samurai Wannabes:

    This guy only got arrested. This guy was shot dead by a cop.

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    freaking nutjobs.

    its guys like that, that give honest sword wielding maniacs a bad name.
    For whoso comes amongst many shall one day find that no one man is by so far the mightiest of all.

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    Here's another one

    What beat a German swordsman?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeneChing View Post
    What beat a German swordsman?

    Check out our 2009 January/February Shaolin Special - The Complete Shaolin Broom Form By Gene Ching

    Yep, saw it...never underestimate the power of THE BROOM!
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    The samurai sword weilding guy was robbed! He should have goten a broom instead! Broom fu, that's more like it.

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    Is a sushiya a wannabe samurai?

    Can't trust them Chinese sushiya... watch the vid.
    Jan 23, 2009 9:18 pm US/Eastern
    SUSHI RAGE: Chef Accused Of Going Knife Wild
    Traffic Dispute Gets Out Of Hand As Victim Gets 100 Stitches To Head, Tells CBS 2 HD: 'I Thought I Was Dying'
    By JOSH LANDIS, CBS 2 HD News

    NEW YORK (CBS) ―
    Jack Zaiback is dealing with 100 stiches to his face and head after angry sushi chef allegedly attacked him during a road rage incident on Staten Island on Jan. 23, 2009.

    A wild road rage incident on Staten Island could've been a scene right out of a movie.

    An angry sushi chef is accused of slicing up another driver during a dispute on the side of the road. But as CBS 2 HD found out, both drivers are facing charges.

    "I thought I was dying," Jack Zaiback said. "I actually said a couple of prayers in the EMS."

    One minute Zaiback was driving to work; the next, he said, he was fighting off a knife-wielding sushi chef.

    "What he did to Mr. Zaiback was he treated him like a slab of tuna. I'll put it that way," attorney Alex Grosshtern said.

    Zaiback, 23, was commuting from Brooklyn to a cell phone store he owns in New Jersey when he crossed paths with 37-year-old Yao Zhou and an incident of road rage went off the deep end.

    The two men were driving south here on the Western Shore Expressway. Zaiback said he pulled over after accidentally cutting off Zhou. That's when he said Zhou started cutting him.

    Zaiback said Zhou first approached the car, but when Zaiback tried exchanging license and insurance information, the attack began.

    "He kept trying to reach for my neck and he actually got me right here," Zaiback said pointing. "He did it like seven, eight times."

    Zaiback received 100 stitches.

    Police have filed assault charges against Zhou and Zaiback, but Zaiback's lawyer said his client's wounds should convince the court his client is a victim.

    "This could have easily been a homicide and in my opinion should be charged as attempted murder," Grosshtern said.

    Zhou's lawyer declined to speak on camera but told CBS 2 HD there are two sides to every story and, "the truth will come out in time."

    Zaiback said he sees meaning in his brush with death.

    "I guess God did make a miracle," he said. "Maybe he's trying to make me wake up to something that I'm not doing the right way."

    But, he said he has no idea what struck a sushi chef's raw nerve that day.

    Zaiback said if it weren't for a passing highway NYPD unit that intervened he could have been killed.

    Both men are due in court next month.
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    It's people like this that make it hard to train in public. Granted I don't run around swinging my sword like a lunatic, but I have had the police called on me for practicing open handed forms in a dark deserted corner of a hotel parking lot. It was frustrating. There were no cars or people or anything, but someone saw me out of their hotel room window and called the fuzz.

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    Our class got "busted" one summer because a lady called the police to report some "ninja type people dressed in black with swords" on the tennis courts.

    The cop took a look at our swords, understood what we were doing but warned us we could not practice with them in the park because it "might scare someone". He said we could practice with our long poles...
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    One of my classmates was practicing with his Bagua instructor in a park, and someone called the cops to report that a man was mugging a nice little old Chinese lady. One the police got there and found that the "nice little old Chinese lady" was in fact mugging the young man, everything was fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TaichiMantis View Post

    The cop took a look at our swords, understood what we were doing but warned us we could not practice with them in the park because it "might scare someone". He said we could practice with our long poles...
    That sounds like the making of an excellent porn movie !
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    Quote Originally Posted by sanjuro_ronin View Post
    That sounds like the making of an excellent porn movie !

    ...the way men's minds work...or not
    "The true meaning of a given movement in a form is not its application, but rather the unlimited potential of the mind to provide muscular and skeletal support for that movement." Gregory Fong

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