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Where Are They Now?
by Dobbersky
05/30/13 08:08 AM
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#436410 - 06/06/15 10:35 PM Re: Where Are They Now? [Re: McSensei]
cxt Offline
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Registered: 09/11/03
Posts: 5849
Loc: USA
Glad to know your still upright and above ground. smile

Maybe a Facebook page would be a good idea.

Be nice to see who is still "kicking" so to speak.
I did battle with ignorance today.......and ignorance won. Huey.

#436414 - 06/21/15 10:52 PM Re: Where Are They Now? [Re: Dobbersky]
Salek Offline

Registered: 06/09/04
Posts: 475
Loc: Minnesota
Do i count as old school? Probably not. I am still kicking though.
He who does not punish evil commands it to be done.

#436423 - 07/15/15 10:48 AM Re: Where Are They Now? [Re: Dobbersky]
Dereck Offline

Registered: 10/04/04
Posts: 10417
Loc: Great White North
I look in from time to time. And I agree, I miss the old group and all of the conversations that were discussed.

#436450 - 10/19/15 10:52 PM Re: Where Are They Now? [Re: Dobbersky]
Empty Offline

Registered: 06/02/05
Posts: 15
Loc: Australia
Wow this site is still going. Used to love reading the martial arts student stories :P

#436472 - 01/27/16 03:09 AM Re: Where Are They Now? [Re: Dobbersky]
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Registered: 05/05/04
Posts: 4065
Loc: Limbo
Haven't been here in quite some time. Haven't trained in a good long while either due to a lung disease i picked up overseas along with a host of other medical complaints that forced me out of the military 4 years ago. Just now getting back in order and training again. Doesn't seem like much is going on here these days though.
Enjoy life while you can, you never know when things will change.

#436473 - 02/09/16 11:13 AM Re: Where Are They Now? [Re: laf7773]
cxt Offline
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Sorry to hear that man.

I hope you are on the upswing.

Very little going on here.

I check back from time to time myself.

Sadly boards like this seem to have largely replaced with style/organization/dojo specific ones or Facebook.

Its too bad as people had a lot to offer.

But it had one heck of run. This started back when the net was really just a toddler and it kept going strong for a decade or so.

I will always be indebted to the people that gave so freely of their time, attention and opinions back in the day.

Edited by cxt (02/09/16 11:18 AM)
I did battle with ignorance today.......and ignorance won. Huey.

#436474 - 02/16/16 03:02 PM Re: Where Are They Now? [Re: Dobbersky]
Matakiant Offline

Registered: 02/08/11
Posts: 128
I am not old school by any means, total newbie to the site.

But it's been pretty ''dead'' for awhile. I guess a part of that is due to the fact that topics have been covered and repeated again and again.

+ MAs are terribly stubborn people in their beliefs so a forum kind of gets old.

#436478 - 03/03/16 07:22 PM Re: Where Are They Now? [Re: Dobbersky]
Khayman Offline

Registered: 03/05/03
Posts: 725
Loc: Wiltshire, UK
Havent been here for years. Miss the old discussions.
Ive started training again, getting fit enough to run a club at the
Moment. Just started kendo as a complete beginner and loving
every minute

#436479 - 03/04/16 12:33 PM Re: Where Are They Now? [Re: Khayman]
cxt Offline
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Registered: 09/11/03
Posts: 5849
Loc: USA
Good luck with the new training!

Edited by cxt (03/04/16 12:33 PM)
I did battle with ignorance today.......and ignorance won. Huey.

#436480 - 03/17/16 08:15 AM Re: Where Are They Now? [Re: Dobbersky]
Ronin1966 Offline
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Registered: 04/26/02
Posts: 3120
Loc: East Coast, United States
I do not know if I "qualify" for your list of old timers?

I lost my primary job 2010. I have not been able to find meaningful employment since then. Had as many as 6 part time jobs simultaneously seven days a week but, not one achieved any measure of success, benefits, nor the ability to stay alive financially.

The teacher with whom I spend over two decades (unbroken) training falsely believed he was a "Buddhist Warrior Monk", of a SECRET (literally) tradition of the Terrence Dukes anathema. I was a primary teacher of that art and became so marginalized parents of long term students regularly asked was I not much senior to the people who were running and doing things? I was lethally marginalized.

My commitment, dedication were spat upon and worse, endlessly. I ignored the quirks, the ridiculous fraud for over a decade. When secret names, and pseudonyms became commonplace and then part of published publications in the mainstream press, I balked.

There became two tiers of knowledge, those who were "worthy" of the secrets and those who were not. Imported alien terminology chinese medical theory, snippets of Japanese which never existed before and had zero context of any kind. Superfluous and exotic to bolster their inclusion.

When the instructor felt it entirely appropriate and reasonable that he was capable to diagnose things having ZERO medical/clinical psychology degrees of any kind, and spread those inappropriate beliefs throughout the senior student body. I was asked to walk away.

I still practice, still teach successfully but never enough it is only matter of time. My wifes health is failing, as is mine. I am grim with abject certainty.

Edited by Ronin1966 (03/17/16 08:17 AM)
Blowing out another's candle does not make yours any brighter

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