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#115421 - 03/24/05 10:30 AM Re: non-lethal duels
glad2bhere Offline
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Registered: 08/11/00
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Loc: Lindenhurst, Illinois USA
Dear Charles:

"....According to your profile you're located in Aldergrove, British Columbia. Do you mean to tell me that the police allow folks to beat the tar out of each other with sticks where you are?....."

As I started reading this thread I cast back in my mind to a recent thread on SFI where a High School person wanted tips from sword people on "boffing". Then I thought about pet-owners who want cats without claws and dogs that can't bark. Then I remembered that we have Karate and TKD competitions where you don't really hit people, and paintball events where you don't really shoot people. Or how about people who want to adopt babies, because they're so cute, but not because they really want to raise children. I guess the theme I am picking up on are people who want to "write checks", but don't actually want to "spend money". I hope this isn't a sign of what will happen to the sword arts in another 50 years. What do you think? Four millenia reduced to adults chasing around hitting each other with sticks? FWIW.

Best Wishes,

Bruce

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#115422 - 03/24/05 10:58 AM Re: non-lethal duels
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If all you have is a closed mind then you can never truely except anything other then what you know and will never know true strenght - unknown

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#115423 - 03/24/05 11:49 AM Re: non-lethal duels
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Lycao

"Its important to keep an open mind--but not so open your brains fall out."

Anon--I think

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#115424 - 03/24/05 11:54 AM Re: non-lethal duels
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Dear CXT:

I had to smile a bit at your post. There was an exchange on E-BUDO (?) quite sometime back in which a DRAJJ person was taken to task about how defensive and secretive the art was about its practice and traditions and so forth. On that occasion one of the comments was about how "closed-minded" the DRAJJ people are. The response that was made was almost indentical to the one you made. Good call!

Best Wishes,

Bruce

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#115425 - 03/24/05 12:50 PM Re: non-lethal duels
Anonymous
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by cxt:

Lycao

"Its important to keep an open mind--but not so open your brains fall out."

Anon--I think
[/QUOTE]

lol thats a good one.

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#115426 - 03/24/05 12:53 PM Re: non-lethal duels
cxt Offline
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Registered: 09/11/03
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Glad

Hey, guy wishs to trade plaitudes, I can do that.

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#115427 - 03/24/05 12:57 PM Re: non-lethal duels
Anonymous
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how can you save yourself when the one your running from is you-unknown

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#115428 - 03/24/05 01:15 PM Re: non-lethal duels
cxt Offline
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Lycao

"sometimes you don't even know your in a box--until you step outside of it."

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#115429 - 03/24/05 01:40 PM Re: non-lethal duels
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I think i've herd that one before.

"When you look at a tree and only see a tree when you look at a feild and only grass when you look at a river and only see water when you see a storm and all you hear is the thunder then your truely deserving of pitty"-unknown

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#115430 - 03/24/05 01:44 PM Re: non-lethal duels
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Lycao

Last one, this is becoming tiresome--and pointless.

"Before I was enlightend, I saw a river as just a river, a rainstorm as a just a rainstorm, and a mountian as just a mountian.
Now that I am enlightend I know a river is just a river, a rainstorm is just a rainstorm and an a mountain is just a mountain."

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