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#295875 - 10/24/06 12:39 PM Re: Ten years? [Re: cxt]
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Since CXT brought this up. Doug Flutie plays in my flag football league now. It's pretty cool and weird to play with
a profesional NFL QB. But let me tell you @ 42 years old
that guy can still move like lightning!

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#295876 - 10/24/06 12:52 PM Re: Ten years? [Re: V34]
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V34

Seriously?

WOW!

Playing with Doug Flutie must be pretty cool.

How did you end up with Doug Fluite on your flag football team??


Edited by cxt (10/24/06 12:53 PM)
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#295877 - 10/24/06 01:23 PM Re: Ten years? [Re: cxt]
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V34

Seriously?

WOW!

Playing with Doug Flutie must be pretty cool.

How did you end up with Doug Fluite on your flag football team??




Totaly serious! He's not on my team he's on the commisioners
team. The irony is that a friend of mine is the QB and Doug
is actually playing CB and WR. I don't know how the hell they got him but I was like how the hell did that happen?
Who made that call? You know. Pretty cool though!

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#295878 - 10/24/06 01:39 PM Re: Ten years? [Re: V34]
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V34

Very, very envious.
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#295879 - 10/24/06 02:14 PM Re: Ten years? [Re: cxt]
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I am pretty psyched that my son got to meet him. He will
never remember because he's 18 months but at least I can
tell him about it. Hopefully next week I can get a pic with
him holding my son. That would be cool. I just don't like to
bug him. Everyone is treating him like a regular guy, which
is cool. CMFFL is the league I'm in. Central Mass flagg football league.

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#295880 - 10/24/06 07:52 PM Re: Ten years? [Re: Charles Mahan]
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Quote:

Quote:

Sort of though it almost sounded as if you just said you would beat your Teacher in a duel.




I don't know how the image of my instructor sweeping a floor before a tournament translated into me beating him in a duel. You must have some imagination to make that leap.


You said after nine years the top people of Japan took notice and after 26 years he sweeps. Kinda made it sound like you were better than him. Apparently no one else caught that.
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#295881 - 10/24/06 08:11 PM Re: Ten years? [Re: Chen Zen]
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I recently have done some reading and saw that it is said that it takes ten years to master the sword. Does that sound accurate.



No. Ten years is about how long it took me to start figuring out the basics. The problem you're having is a very common one. You are seeing the path as a straight line going from beginner to master. It is NOT a straight line. It is more like a circular staircase. While you are going up, you keep returning back to your starting position. The farther along the path you go, the more insight you gain. The problem is that the more insight you gain, the more you realize that you still have to learn, and the more little things you are able to see wrong with what you do.

I've always loved the quote, I think it was said by Yukiyoshi Takamura of the Shindo Yoshin ryu "If you ever hear someone say that they are a master, you can be assured that they aren't."
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#295882 - 10/24/06 08:45 PM Re: Ten years? [Re: pgsmith]
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Well sure, anyone who is good at his trade relies on the basics heavily due to his understanding of them. It was more of a curiosit thing really. Not like Im going to be dueling anytime soon.
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#295883 - 10/24/06 10:18 PM Re: Ten years? [Re: Chen Zen]
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You said after nine years the top people of Japan took notice and after 26 years he sweeps. Kinda made it sound like you were better than him. Apparently no one else caught that.




Nope. You're definitely reading things that aren't there. it'll be another 15 to 20 years before i get to sweep
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#295884 - 10/24/06 11:03 PM Re: Ten years? [Re: Charles Mahan]
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lol, I see. Well in that case are you sure they are taking notice at all? 26 years is a long time to devote to something one would likely never use. Then again, I dont do much traditional weapons training anyways.
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