But it's funny! Mr. V offered to not censor "A thread", it can be flame war, off topic, whatever... I will take up on his offer and post something wayyy off [IMG]http://www.fightingarts.com/forums/ubb/smile.gif[/IMG]
I and a fellow classmate/ aikidoist were chatting about what "nonsense" it is to practice jo/ bokken - nobody walks around with that kind of stuff anymore. We then proceed to talk about using mugs instead...
You know those stainless steel thermo mugs that every student carries with them on campus? (even in the computer lab!) We were discussing what we can do with it in self defense. With a mug in hand, you can forget about conditioning your knuckles; you can probably even disarm a knife with the handle; you can put it between you and the aggressor's knuckle, you can use it for leverage...
So I told David, "When I become a grand master in 7 different arts and qualify to make my own system, I will create "Mug-Do", and I will give you credit"
"Yes, Mug Do!"
"The way of Mugging people!"
"No! Kendo isn't the way of swording people, it's the way of the sword. Mug Do is the way of the mug!"
"The way of swording people! How about aikido? The way of aikiing people, that's kind of nice"
"Karate Do is the way to emptying people's hand?"
"Oh, how about empty-pocket do?"
Who says martial artists are always serious [IMG]http://www.fightingarts.com/forums/ubb/biggrin.gif[/IMG]