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#228017 - 02/08/06 06:06 AM Re: Yudansha rites of passage [Re: McSensei]
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Registered: 05/10/05
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1982, erm I was 10 started karate 2 years later,


blimey so im an old one as well for here, yet baby faced with smooth skin.................

McSensei is old then............................but still incredibly fit and handsome



Edited by McSensei (02/08/06 08:06 AM)
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#228018 - 02/08/06 08:51 AM Re: Yudansha rites of passage [Re: shoshinkan]
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Youuuu...whipper snappers
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#228019 - 02/08/06 03:07 PM Re: Yudansha rites of passage [Re: Gavin]
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Does that mean your not actually born? You got some sort of pre-natal internet device? Must WI-FI.....




Hehe, well, I am technically born and happen to be the youngest here. (19 years old--born in 1986). I did have a pre-natal internet device though. Being the genius I am, I constructed it myself and as soon as I developed hands I entertained myself happily throughout the remaining months in my mother's womb. Needless to say, I was not very happy when they pried my prized device away from me when they cut my mother's stomach open and pulled me out. (C-section birth. Yay.)
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#228020 - 02/09/06 05:08 AM Re: Yudansha rites of passage [Re: Karateka13]
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Parents heh? Just won't ever understand the young folks modern ways!

Anyhows guys I think we've successful killed this thread....unless anyone has any Yudansha stories I think we should lie this one to bed now....
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#228021 - 02/10/06 12:23 AM Re: Yudansha rites of passage [Re: Gavin]
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Anyone ever done the baseball bat sparring drill?

Basically,the soon to be blackbelt puts his forehead on the end of the baseball bat which is stood upright on the gorund. He then runs around it as fast as possible ten times. Afterward someone is waiting to spar him,lol.
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#228022 - 02/10/06 12:28 AM Re: Yudansha rites of passage [Re: BrianS]
Borrek Offline
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Anyone ever done the baseball bat sparring drill?

Basically,the soon to be blackbelt puts his forehead on the end of the baseball bat which is stood upright on the gorund. He then runs around it as fast as possible ten times. Afterward someone is waiting to spar him,lol.




hey that sounds kind of cool for our next free for all sparring event during the summer camp! I think our insurance is all paid up...

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#228023 - 03/10/06 12:46 PM Re: Yudansha rites of passage [Re: BrianS]
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Hello Brian:

I wanted to keep this topic active. Hope nobody minds? It was not my rite of passage, but a woman I knew of who was part of a very famous NYC dojo who was supposed to face a gauntlet of men (c.15-20 men) and spar them full contact... apparently done sequentially without pause or rest.

Every single aspect of her art, her knowledge was exemplary, every portion of the test to that point she had done perfectly and beyond! She refused to take the sparring portion of the test. Her refusal was formal but polite... She was probably late 20's and between second and third trimestor pregnant (visably very pregnant). When she politely refused she was literally then taken into a back small office and yelled at for slightly less than an hour by the three senior most students (20+ year martial artists who were definately old enough to understand as they were 40-50 yo men) that SHE was the problem, and she had to spar, pregnant or not!!!

She left them immediately after many, many years of training with them... and found better training from someone with eyes and a brain which functioned.

A true story.
J

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#228024 - 03/10/06 01:11 PM Re: Yudansha rites of passage [Re: Ronin1966]
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Registered: 06/15/05
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If that is true-and I see no reason why it shouldn't be-the club should be shut down and the instructors never be allowed near a dojo again.
If I heard a story like that near where I lived I'd be round there like a shot with one or two aquaintences to have a quiet word.

This sort of behaviour reflects poorly on all Martial Artists of every distinction.

(VTG rant over!)
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#228025 - 03/28/06 04:52 AM Re: Yudansha rites of passage [Re: BrianS]
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Anyone ever done the baseball bat sparring drill?

Basically,the soon to be blackbelt puts his forehead on the end of the baseball bat which is stood upright on the gorund. He then runs around it as fast as possible ten times. Afterward someone is waiting to spar him,lol.




i thought that was a drunken party trick?
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#228026 - 03/28/06 05:52 AM Re: Yudansha rites of passage [Re: funstick5000]
BrianS Offline
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It is a party trick,except the sparring part.
You'd be surprised at the imigination some of my instructors have had.
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