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December 2011 Blog Posts (9)

Comeback for being called racist

A fight happened tonight at one of the clubs I work at. At the end when we were kicking out everyone involved a drunk black guy looked at me and asked why I was being racist (even though I kick EVERYONE involved out!) My response, that I have been waiting quite a while to use:

Why are you racist! You are a racist!

Sir, I don't follow Nascar!

Added by Daniel McCullar on December 24, 2011 at 2:57am — 4 Comments

Getting hit

Sometimes getting hit and getting a shiner is a good thing.

It reminds us that no matter how good we may actually be, we are not invincible.

It reminds us that even those of us with all the experience and training in the world can always use more. 

It reminds our egos to stay in check. For all ego is, is our minds saying that we still have something to prove. 

Plus they make for a heck of an interesting story!

Added by Daniel McCullar on December 19, 2011 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

sparring under the influence

Was light sparring with a wing chun friend. He hasn't trained in about 2 years, so hospital control is off. It was a center line sparring and no guarding. Striking was supposed to be with open hands. Oops! Now Dan has a nice shiner and my bud feels like poop!



I kept trying to tell him not to sweat it. Everyone gets hit, especially if you are not guarding and the other guy is a few years outa practice. He thinks he defaced me. I tell him hell no. It is how things are for a…

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Added by Daniel McCullar on December 19, 2011 at 1:30pm — 4 Comments

Just about 1 year left!

O.K. so the supposed "End Times" are coming upon us again! Be it an end to everything, Mad Max like stuff or just a change in our over all spirituality, what as a martial artist/Hapkidoist do you see as your role in the upcoming new era!

Added by Daniel McCullar on December 17, 2011 at 12:31pm — No Comments

The Sai!

Here's a new dilemma for me! A few years ago during Warrior Weekend , our school's annual training retreat. I took a Sai seminar and bought a set of sais. I didn't do very well and they have been sitting in my closet ever since. now you know, I am fascinated with weapons forms, although I'm not very good. Maybe the bo, because it is the first weapon I learned. 

     Our school was offering a Sai seminar with one of our senior instructors, there is a charge for these courses. So I…

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Added by SteelyJan on December 15, 2011 at 5:57am — 3 Comments

New Gripe! Big Bullies

Hi Everyone,   Oh no! I have a new gripe for you... So last night I attended a Friday evening Kyosanim class, each evening is a different format, Monday nights , lots of ab work  , strength training, sparring and techniques, Wednesdays :mat work, rolling, falling etc. , forms and techniques, Friday is intense bag training, all upper body , punching drills etc. Suddenly she called for 4 Warriors, no one volunteered quickly and I knew that could mean push ups so I yelled out warrior one! not…

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Added by SteelyJan on December 10, 2011 at 1:23pm — 5 Comments

Faster, Harder, Closer (not a porno transcript)

Sgt. Rory Miller says that in the real world attackers come at you faster than you expect, hit harder than you expect, get closer than you expect, and act with surprise. He calls these the four truths of real-world combat: faster, harder, closer, surprising.

My experience tends to confirm this.

If this is so, then any martial technique is only useful if it allows us to counterattack faster, hit harder, fight at close range, and surprise the…

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Added by Wael on December 3, 2011 at 11:53pm — 3 Comments

MMA Attitude (beating a dead horse)

After watching shows like "The Ultimate Fighter" and dealing with many of the so called "MMA fighters" that come by the club, it just reinforces to me that MMA fosters an attitude that is contradictory to what we try and foster in the traditional arts. 

I see so much ego and arrogance projected through aggression and violence. (Always ready to fight and be violent, to use language as a tool to foster such) At least when the same is shown in the TMA it is shown through elitism.…

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Added by Daniel McCullar on December 3, 2011 at 11:45am — 5 Comments

Is there any point to studying sword fighting

I've been looking for a sword fighting school (kendo, gumdo, iaido) in Fresno for a while, for a few reasons:

 

1. I was just curious.

2. Many Jujitsu and Hapkido techniques are based on sword cuts.

3. Many Jujijtsu and Hapkido techniques originated as defenses against someone grabbing your sword hand, so I thought it might be interesting to train the other side of the picture.

4. Sword fighting is cool.

5. Sword fighting could still come in handy in…

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Added by Wael on December 1, 2011 at 10:43am — 4 Comments


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