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#144611 - 05/19/05 04:04 PM Re: You know you're obsessed with martial arts wh [Re: MN JC]
KiDoHae Offline
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Registered: 06/29/04
Posts: 999
Quote:

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One of my teachers adamantly and absolutely REFUSES to tie his shoes, because he wants to be able to get them off in a fraction of a second if he needs to kick... (He tucks the laces inside so he doesn't trip.)




I started to wear loafers for the same reason. Ah, Uhm, I mean I have found loafers to be a very comfortable shoe that works well with the suits I must wear ... Yah, that is what I meant.




Hello all,

would anyone here really discard there shoes (and the protecion/additioanl damage they offer) that quickly to engage in a fight? YIKES!

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#144612 - 05/19/05 04:42 PM Re: You know you're obsessed with martial arts wh [Re: KiDoHae]
Foundation Offline
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Registered: 03/21/05
Posts: 343
Why not kick with the shoes? Shoes add weight to the impact so the kick's harder especcially those with an iron tip.

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#144613 - 05/19/05 10:58 PM Re: You know you're obsessed with martial arts wh [Re: SANCHIN31]
Inuyasha Offline
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Registered: 07/31/04
Posts: 533
Loc: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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You know you're obsessed with martial arts when..

If you spend all your free time on forums.
You do kata in strange places.
You constantly kick the top of door frames.
Open/close doors and turn on/off lights with your feet.
You're always thinking about how you would fight so-n-so.

your turn........




well I do one of those things.........
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#144614 - 05/20/05 01:51 AM Re: You know you're obsessed with martial arts wh [Re: Inuyasha]
Bushi_no_ki Offline
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Registered: 05/03/05
Posts: 1667
Loc: POM, Monterey CA
For us rednecks,

When your shopping for boots, you have to check the toe and heel to make sure you've got a good kicking boot.

Someone ever starts a fight with me when I'm wearing my cowboy boots, they really need to watch my feet.

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#144615 - 05/20/05 09:00 AM Re: You know you're obsessed with martial arts wh [Re: Bushi_no_ki]
harlan Offline
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Registered: 07/31/04
Posts: 6664
Loc: Amherst, MA
...when trapped in a PTO function you would rather talk to the most stuck-up rich mother in the pack because AT LEAST she is obsessed with Tennis (and you can talk about training times, schedules, comparing swings, protein diets, etc.).

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#144616 - 05/20/05 09:40 AM Re: You know you're obsessed with martial arts wh [Re: harlan]
Kintama Offline
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Registered: 04/17/05
Posts: 2724
Loc: Massachusetts
I enjoy talking to the stuck-up people at PTO too...I try to find out if they are stuck up because they think they are better, or if they are just ignorant and are trying to mask that fact....either way, they get annoyed at the subtle line of questioning and my job is done.

You know you're an analaly retentive martial arts snob when...
* You evaluate MA'ist by the length of their lineage chart instead of their depth in skill.

* You iron your gi to have creases.

* You take a shower BEFORE class.

* You never talk to anyone lower in rank, and act slightly shocked when they talk to you.

* You get visibly annoyed when students misunderstand new concepts that took you years to get...just to feel and look superior.

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#144617 - 05/20/05 09:46 AM Re: You know you're obsessed with martial arts wh [Re: Kintama]
harlan Offline
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Registered: 07/31/04
Posts: 6664
Loc: Amherst, MA
Wait...that's not normal?

Quote:


You know you're an analaly retentive martial arts snob when...You take a shower BEFORE class



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#144618 - 05/20/05 10:06 AM Re: You know you're obsessed with martial arts wh [Re: harlan]
Kintama Offline
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Registered: 04/17/05
Posts: 2724
Loc: Massachusetts
you ever do kumite with someone smelling like lilacs?

lol..sure a shower any time is better than none, I just question if someone obsessed with not wanting BO during a workout is worth 40 gallons of hot water. Taking a shower after a workout seems intuitivly justified, and in some cases, should be manditory.

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#144619 - 05/20/05 10:15 AM Re: You know you're obsessed with martial arts wh [Re: harlan]
Roxer Offline
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Registered: 04/22/05
Posts: 59
Loc: jacksonville
For judokas mostly:
-you think learning to fall helps you learn to throw people.
-you see someone taking a bad fall off his bike, and the first word that pops into your head is "ippon!"
-every time you see a big open space you have to restrain yourself from doing ukemi for no apparent reason.
-when you see some big guy walking down the street you plan how to throw him on his back and then armlock him.
-you secretely wish that some untrained, unarmed, and unaccompanied robber would come and attempt to rob you.
-your girlfriend thinks you're a freak because you have callouses on the back of your fingers from doing judo grips.
-you instinctively bridge and roll whenever you wake up from a nightmare.
-you're teaching your kid to ride a bike and start off with ukemi drills!
-you get into bed with a forward roll.
-a shirtless attacker becomes your worst nightmare.
-you choose your dates by how well they look in a Judogi.
-you spend more time on top of your friends than your girlfriend.
-you say "you should see this new technique I learned" and all of a sudden you're the only one in the room.
-you keep having this dream about your mother-in-law reversing your best choke.
-your dog shakes hands with everyone but you.
-when you are sawing wood or hammering nails you consider it uchikomi.
-you can take your child to practice because you're in the same class.
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#144620 - 05/20/05 10:17 AM Re: You know you're obsessed with martial arts wh [Re: Kintama]
harlan Offline
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Registered: 07/31/04
Posts: 6664
Loc: Amherst, MA
You men are sooo practical. Lilacs are lovely.

But seriouosly, I have an acute sense of smell, and won't bore you with the difference between the smell of sweat produced under different circumstances. I consider it respectful to shower before class.

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