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ajax_r
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posted May 20, 2002 15:42     Click Here to See the Profile for ajax_r     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This actually did not happen to me today, but close enough...

On Saturday we had a belt test and I got my yellow belt/sash! Whoo!

Just can't wait for a few months to go by... at the next test I get to perform the nunchaku form... (my first weapon!)

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ZorroTheFox
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posted May 20, 2002 16:35     Click Here to See the Profile for ZorroTheFox   Click Here to Email ZorroTheFox     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
the only fighting style I have mastered is ching ching pow........
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posted May 20, 2002 17:44     Click Here to See the Profile for LifetimeTrekker   Click Here to Email LifetimeTrekker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
And I am Master of Gin Su, the art of cooking for Self Defense!

Beware of my Kitchen of Death!

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macadddikt18
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posted May 20, 2002 18:40     Click Here to See the Profile for macadddikt18   Click Here to Email macadddikt18     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
wow, ok, i just discovered the google thing.see http://www.geekculture.com/ultimatebb/Forum9/HTML/000606.html so i see this new thing on here i don't know. it was ching ching pow. so i select the text and do a google search on it. Hoping that i may figure out what it was. To my great disapointment it did not help at all. So will someone please tell me what it is, I tried google and all it had were links to kung fu. They aren't the same are they?
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Geordie
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posted May 20, 2002 21:33     Click Here to See the Profile for Geordie   Click Here to Email Geordie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by macadddikt18:
[B]wow, ok, i just discovered the google thing.... so i see this new thing on here i don't know. it was ching ching pow. so i select the text and do a google search on it. Hoping that i may figure out what it was. To my great disapointment it did not help at all. So will someone please tell me what it is, I tried google and all it had were links to kung fu. They aren't the same are they?
Nayt/B]

Darn it you would have to pick something that google doesn't have good links for. Now I have to actually explain it. Ching-ching pow is an onomatopoeic phrase based upon the sound that a pump action gun makes during the firing process. The ching-ching is the loading of the cartridge into the chamber and the pow is the shot. Because the sound also is vaguely reminiscent of an oriental phrase it is somewhat amusing to group it with the martial arts fighting styles. LifetimeTrekker then added to the humor in the thread by refering to the infamous Ginsu knives that have been advertised on television for about 20 years. Oh well it is never as funny when it is explained. I am happy though since I found a very strange link on google while looking up ginsu...

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uilleann
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posted May 21, 2002 01:23     Click Here to See the Profile for uilleann   Click Here to Email uilleann     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Nayt -

if it helps, I'd not heard of Gin Su, ching ching pow, nor any of the other stuff I see around (like Ann Margret), so it isn't just you

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macadddikt18
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posted May 21, 2002 05:40     Click Here to See the Profile for macadddikt18   Click Here to Email macadddikt18     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
oh, well, since you put it that way. The Gin sue thing i kinda got, i knew it had something to do with cooking. So that made it funny. The rest of it was just beyond me.I fugured since zorro said it, that it must have had something to do with sex. But hey, since i did not find anything on google, i figured it was about sex, so i am happy to know it was not.
Nayt

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ZorroTheFox
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posted May 21, 2002 16:00     Click Here to See the Profile for ZorroTheFox   Click Here to Email ZorroTheFox     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by macadddikt18:
oh, well, since you put it that way. The Gin sue thing i kinda got, i knew it had something to do with cooking. So that made it funny. The rest of it was just beyond me.I fugured since zorro said it, that it must have had something to do with sex. But hey, since i did not find anything on google, i figured it was about sex, so i am happy to know it was not.
Nayt


Geordie hit it squarely on the nose. Ching Ching Pow, the beautiful sound of My old Winchester hunting rifle. I miss the old girl. Sorry I didn't have a sexual one for ya, but I am not always about sex...........Z

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Xanthine
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posted May 21, 2002 16:41     Click Here to See the Profile for Xanthine     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sex and guns. Zorro, you must enjoy the opening sequence of any James Bond movie.

Congratulations ajax_r, you've taken your first step into a larger world. It only gets more difficult, painful, and fun from here. What art do you practice anyways?

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posted May 21, 2002 16:48     Click Here to See the Profile for mephisto   Click Here to Email mephisto     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by Xanthine:
It only gets more difficult, painful, and fun from here.

well, difficult if you don't practise. painful if you don't do it right and don't practise. fun, depends on how high the hot senior brown belt behind you can kick........
j/k

this oughta get me in trouble.......

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ajax_r
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posted May 21, 2002 17:53     Click Here to See the Profile for ajax_r     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Xanthine: I practice My Jhong Law Horn (english approximation). It's a form of Northern Shaolin Kung Fu! It's mostly based on deception, completely different than the stuff you saw Bruce Lee doing. :P

mephisto: *ahem* I beg to differ. The more I practice, the more it hurts! ahh... but that is why i love it... :P And the better I become, the more difficult the work I have to do becomes, so...

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posted May 21, 2002 19:48     Click Here to See the Profile for Xanthine     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by mephisto:
well, difficult if you don't practise. painful if you don't do it right and don't practise. fun, depends on how high the hot senior brown belt behind you can kick........
j/k

this oughta get me in trouble.......


Well, I've found parts to be difficult, mainly because I was and am not a natural so what skills I have I had to work for. The painful part is due to a knee problem that I developed from over-training. When I start making a "war face" in class, it's to scare myself out of screaming in agony as I do a snap kick with my front leg in a back stance. The pain is also the stiffness that sets in after a rough class. The fun, well, the fun is why I keep on going becasue believe it or not I enjoy that stuff. I also enjoy the cute brown belt when he comes to class.

Oh, and ajax, I do aikikai-stlye aikido (though there's no dojo here so I only get to train when I go home ). I've got a black belt in that. I also do shotokan karate. I have a purple belt in that. When I was less than five feet tall I did tae kwon do, but I quit when my family moved 'cuz I didn't like it. I had a blue belt with a red stripe (~ my current rank in shotokan karate).

Yes, I am a junkie. And no, I have yet to break anything, but I have pulled a few things that should not be pulled (like a hip flexor, now that was fun), and tweaked a few things that should not be tweaked (like simething under/around my shoulder blade, even more fun, especially when I tried to play viola afterwards).

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posted May 21, 2002 20:30     Click Here to See the Profile for mephisto   Click Here to Email mephisto     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by ajax_r:

mephisto: *ahem* I beg to differ. The more I practice, the more it hurts! ahh... but that is why i love it... :P And the better I become, the more difficult the work I have to do becomes, so...


one day you will learn to flow and you will understand the way is not to tense your way through things but to ease through it, then the pain will stop and you will realise that ripping someone's trachea out is as natural and fluid as blinking.
take it from an old hat.

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posted May 22, 2002 06:11     Click Here to See the Profile for supaboy   Click Here to Email supaboy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by mephisto:
you will realise that ripping someone's trachea out is as natural and fluid as blinking.

Amen to that! We practiced trachea-ripping techniques at my school until we noticed a sharp decrease in the number of returning students. And *doggone it* if we hadn't just replaced the carpet with vinyl to make cleaning up the gore easier!

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macadddikt18
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posted May 22, 2002 10:08     Click Here to See the Profile for macadddikt18   Click Here to Email macadddikt18     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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but I am not always about sex...........Z

Maybe there is hope for you after all zorro......
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ZorroTheFox
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posted May 22, 2002 19:18     Click Here to See the Profile for ZorroTheFox   Click Here to Email ZorroTheFox     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Xanthine:
Sex and guns. Zorro, you must enjoy the opening sequence of any James Bond movie.


007 does always have the best introductions >;o) .........Z

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ZorroTheFox
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posted May 22, 2002 19:20     Click Here to See the Profile for ZorroTheFox   Click Here to Email ZorroTheFox     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by macadddikt18:
Maybe there is hope for you after all zorro......
Nayt


nah, I can always find some non-sexual way to corrupt everyone into the evil beings I enjoy........Z

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FatGnome
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posted May 24, 2002 10:12     Click Here to See the Profile for FatGnome   Click Here to Email FatGnome     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sexual-thoughts.... Hrmmm don't all posts that run longer than 5 hit a sexual side rout?

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posted May 24, 2002 11:27     Click Here to See the Profile for quantumfluff   Click Here to Email quantumfluff     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
only the good ones

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macadddikt18
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posted May 24, 2002 12:03     Click Here to See the Profile for macadddikt18   Click Here to Email macadddikt18     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
i am guessing any thread that is more than 10 posts turns to sex. 5 is too short.
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ZorroTheFox
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posted May 25, 2002 07:20     Click Here to See the Profile for ZorroTheFox   Click Here to Email ZorroTheFox     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
all the girls I have talked to say 5 is too short, I would have to agree...............Z

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posted May 25, 2002 08:41     Click Here to See the Profile for Janeway   Click Here to Email Janeway     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I took Shotokan for a little while. Got my white belt. (what an achievement! ) I was working on my first kata when I had to quit (due to scheduling problems). It was so much fun, though, I'd love to go back.

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posted May 25, 2002 09:07     Click Here to See the Profile for snupy   Click Here to Email snupy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by macadddikt18:
i am guessing any thread that is more than 10 posts turns to sex. 5 is too short.
Nayt


That sounds like a challenge...whatdya say, guys??

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posted May 25, 2002 09:09     Click Here to See the Profile for snupy   Click Here to Email snupy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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all the girls I have talked to say 5 is too short, I would have to agree...............Z

It's not the size of the equipment, Zorro, it's how you use it-haven't you heard that??

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posted May 25, 2002 09:10     Click Here to See the Profile for spungo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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That sounds like a challenge...whatdya say, guys??

What, you mean see how long we can keep it up?

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posted May 25, 2002 10:19     Click Here to See the Profile for snupy   Click Here to Email snupy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by spungo:
What, you mean see how long we can keep it up?


That goes without saying, spungo, but I meant Nayt said we don't turn the threads into sex until 10 posts-we can do better than that....

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I took Shotokan for a little while.

My daughter does Shotokan. She tested for black belt the same day as ajax tested. We're all pleased to say she passed.

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Yay! Congratulations! I could never get past white...(tee, hee)

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posted May 26, 2002 19:26     Click Here to See the Profile for ZorroTheFox   Click Here to Email ZorroTheFox     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by snupy:
It's not the size of the equipment, Zorro, it's how you use it-haven't you heard that??


that's just a nice thing girls say to protect the male's fragile ego. I watched a locker room hidden camera show and they got the girls to talk about size. since there were no guys around I guess the felt it was ok to speak their mind. They admitted that size did matter as long as it wasn't too big. They also admitted that most of them lied when they told their dates that size didn't matter. I'm sure that doesn't apply to most girls but there is a large enough group of girls that it does apply to that makes it kinda sad for those poor average guys...........Z

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posted May 26, 2002 20:37     Click Here to See the Profile for snupy   Click Here to Email snupy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by ZorroTheFox:

that's just a nice thing girls say to protect the male's fragile ego. I watched a locker room hidden camera show and they got the girls to talk about size. since there were no guys around I guess the felt it was ok to speak their mind. They admitted that size did matter as long as it wasn't too big. They also admitted that most of them lied when they told their dates that size didn't matter. I'm sure that doesn't apply to most girls but there is a large enough group of girls that it does apply to that makes it kinda sad for those poor average guys...........Z


You don't think girls can exaggerate in the locker room just like guys? They probably said what they thought they were supposed to say to be cool.

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posted May 27, 2002 09:40     Click Here to See the Profile for ZorroTheFox   Click Here to Email ZorroTheFox     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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You don't think girls can exaggerate in the locker room just like guys? They probably said what they thought they were supposed to say to be cool.

it is possible, but the advertisers have really latched on to the notion. I have noticed a certain "growth" drug has been doing promotions of their product. They claim that after interviewing several wives, they found that most of them would prefer a "little more". I found it kinda funny that those commercials showed up shortly after the hidden video show. I wonder if they are connected?..............Z

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posted May 27, 2002 17:38     Click Here to See the Profile for platypus   Click Here to Email platypus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well, I just consulted some women I trust, who neither of us ever WANT to see each other naked (ick!). This group did NOT include my wife (however, I have both, so it wouldn't matter). However, the consensus is, provided they have whatever emotional needs the desire from the relationship, they care about technique more than size. However, big is still better than small, no matter what the skill level (so, skilled and small = better than big and unskilled, but skilled and big = better than skilled and small without a question).

I think size is an easier thing to brag about than "what you do with it" however, which would explain people bragging about it. Of course it matters, I just don't think it matters most.

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posted May 28, 2002 15:28     Click Here to See the Profile for ZorroTheFox   Click Here to Email ZorroTheFox     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I think we should create a standard test so people can certify thier skills. Imagine how much fun it would be to share your scores with your mates. I see definate profitability here, and it would help people connect. maybe you will hear things like " he may not look like much but I heard he scored very high on his XXX-SAT's". of course I am referring to the XXX Sexual Aptitude Test.........Z

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posted May 28, 2002 21:37     Click Here to See the Profile for snupy   Click Here to Email snupy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great idea, Z!!!!

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Originally posted by platypus:

I think size is an easier thing to brag about than "what you do with it" however, which would explain people bragging about it. Of course it matters, I just don't think it matters most.

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Yeah, leave it to a man to brag about something that requires no effort on his part, just a genetic predisposition.

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posted May 29, 2002 05:14     Click Here to See the Profile for macadddikt18   Click Here to Email macadddikt18     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Would you take that type of test though? I know i wouldn't. Takes all teh mystery out of it. Zorro, how about you come up with one of those tests, and see how many people take it.
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posted May 29, 2002 06:28     Click Here to See the Profile for Zwilnik     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Would you take that type of test though? ...
Nayt

I think it would depend upon whether the test was a theory test or a practical

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ZorroTheFox
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posted May 29, 2002 19:16     Click Here to See the Profile for ZorroTheFox   Click Here to Email ZorroTheFox     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Of course I would take the test. There would be both a written and oral exam. The finally would be the physical application of your knowlege. Of course, the instructor would have to inspect your form........Z

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posted May 29, 2002 21:38     Click Here to See the Profile for snupy   Click Here to Email snupy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Test??? I don't need no stinkin' test.

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posted May 30, 2002 18:57     Click Here to See the Profile for ZorroTheFox   Click Here to Email ZorroTheFox     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Test??? I don't need no stinkin' test.

being a little testy are we? .........Z

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