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Forum: Bunkai 04-26-2012, 05:04 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,309
Posted By Havamal
Smile 1. focus fewer, on Oiknawan kata: pinans,...

1. focus fewer, on Oiknawan kata: pinans, sanchin, basssai dai, etc.
2. do them more often, at varying speeds, over varying terrains
3. forget about rank advancements/tests, unless sensei...
Forum: Kickboxing Karate 04-26-2012, 03:13 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,521
Posted By Havamal
i prefer less pad/gloves, and training towards...

i prefer less pad/gloves, and training towards ending the sport-fight faster. maybe that's why I like MMA best and prefer kyokushin/enshin sport-fighting over kickboxing, that I also like. I like...
Forum: Bunkai 04-26-2012, 03:11 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,309
Posted By Havamal
i know too many kata, but not well enough. Osu

i know too many kata, but not well enough.

Osu
Forum: General Karate 04-26-2012, 03:09 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 3,753
Posted By Havamal
Smile ...one fighter might be a lower rank, but have...

...one fighter might be a lower rank, but have plenty more Sport-fighting or real-fighting experience(s)...

karata-ka tend to cling to ranks, buiding-up thier own ego & beliefs, while...
Forum: Kumite 04-13-2012, 03:14 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 2,594
Posted By Havamal
Smile at least kumite reveals...

At least kumite allows karate-ka to observe the (lack) of fighting spirit and the closed mindedness of being 'intoxicated' to a comfortable narrow bandwidth of contact skills (moderator edit here)

...
Forum: General Karate 04-13-2012, 02:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 558
Posted By Havamal
Smile not my 'cup of tea.'

Such a dojo exists in my town, 'The Democratic Peoples Republic of' Berkeley, and I took one free class. (I was just kiddin' about the socialist tendencies of my fair city that I love living in and...
Forum: General Karate 12-14-2011, 01:59 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,296
Posted By Havamal
two karate dojo: cash donations. BJJ gym:...

two karate dojo: cash donations.
BJJ gym: nothing, as fine as they are their tuition for 2/week is on the high side.
Soto Zen zendo: cash (I consider zazen another aspect of karate training).

Osu
Forum: General Equipment 12-08-2011, 07:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,045
Posted By Havamal
Exclamation Matting

Sounds like a good ideal, thanks. I'll look into that at the feed shop since I need to pickup some organic layer feeds for our hens.

Osu
Forum: Open Discussion 12-08-2011, 06:02 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,527
Posted By Havamal
Smile Osu

That does sound fine.

As of now, I may be traveling there (& Alaska) in June.

Osu
Forum: Open Discussion 12-08-2011, 04:40 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,527
Posted By Havamal
Smile I am humble enough to admit when I see truths. ...

I am humble enough to admit when I see truths.
Example: I gladly corrected my stance from "mandatory" insurance to "optional" regarding CCW Permit liability. More readily avail, perhaps, by gov't...
Forum: Open Discussion 12-08-2011, 03:43 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,527
Posted By Havamal
Cool Often I see MMA & full contact fighters develop...

Often I see MMA & full contact fighters develop and display strong, sometimes inappropriate, ego, along with their fight capability. after all, power does corrupt. All the more true, for unarmed...
Forum: General Equipment 12-08-2011, 03:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,045
Posted By Havamal
Talking getrung.com

I'll be buying getrung.com MMA mats.

Can hardly wait to roll on 'em.

I'm buying 10' x 10', but wonder if I ought to get six more to cover 3.3' of the garage walls to prevent a foot bashing through...
Forum: Open Discussion 12-07-2011, 05:55 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,527
Posted By Havamal
Smile restrictive Rules of Engagement

Osu

Our troops could have left years ago, if we fought with enough troops and without our hands tied behind our backs with politically limiting ROE.

Either way the endeavor's too complex for merely...
Forum: Open Discussion 12-07-2011, 01:35 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,527
Posted By Havamal
Agreed on #5. It's a precious right. Would be a...

Agreed on #5. It's a precious right. Would be a useful options to have such an insurance readily available.

Fred wanted to drop it, about his emotive comments without reasoning: I'm cool with that....
Forum: Open Discussion 12-06-2011, 03:44 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,527
Posted By Havamal
Cool statistics?

statistics? Didn't offer any.

quite right, chap, anyone of us can explain someone that's not explaining oneself

I did suggest Fred offer anything (facts, reasoning, "bad checks," or statistics on...
Forum: Open Discussion 12-06-2011, 03:36 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,527
Posted By Havamal
Smile 1. Fred calling positions horse poop without...

1. Fred calling positions horse poop without offering any thinking why is emotive. emotive or emotional, take your pick.

2. I don't see that. I offer why I think so.
3. do comment, but Fred or I...
Forum: Open Discussion 12-06-2011, 02:45 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,527
Posted By Havamal
Smile bobh

WTH, bobh, must have missed or ignored when FredinChina said something was "a specific species of horse poop" without saying why. Perhaps you and sandman will stay out of it? Fred's a big boy and...
Forum: Open Discussion 12-06-2011, 12:04 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,527
Posted By Havamal
Wink Don't care about "winning" -- not at all like to...

Don't care about "winning" -- not at all

like to see reasoning supporting a point of view, not just emotive opinions
maybe I & we will learn something or have a new "angle" to consider
Forum: Open Discussion 12-05-2011, 10:49 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,527
Posted By Havamal
Smile I have traveled outside of our USA on several...

I have traveled outside of our USA on several occasions, but see that question limited use since if you're presupposed to not see the instrinsic reasonings and also fail to provide logic, facts, or...
Forum: Open Discussion 12-05-2011, 10:35 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,527
Posted By Havamal
Smile I've been there and see that. since 1783, a hand...

I've been there and see that. since 1783, a hand gun wielded by a trained person, with the warrior's mindset, has a better chance of saving lives in an event of an unexpected contact with violence...
Forum: Open Discussion 12-05-2011, 09:58 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,527
Posted By Havamal
Question Depends on who has the gun when. FBI statistics...

Depends on who has the gun when.

FBI statistics show violence ends violence most effectively.

Care to provide one glimmer of your reasoning? The holes you may not be able to see are the sources of...
Forum: Open Discussion 12-05-2011, 06:55 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,527
Posted By Havamal
hell no. the better way to stop gun violence...

hell no. the better way to stop gun violence is to use enough gun, without hesitation, to stop them gun using felony-in-progress.

karate is for when I am out of 'bullets.'


osu
Forum: Social Space 12-02-2011, 06:39 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 260
Posted By Havamal
Question book: Seven Storey Mountain by Thomas Merton, 1948?

Anyone here read this book: Seven Storey Mountain by Thomas Merton, 1948, and have an opinion?

http://www.amazon.com/Seven-Storey-Mountain-Thomas-Merton/dp/0156010860/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top
Forum: Open Discussion 12-02-2011, 02:43 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,125
Posted By Havamal
Talking As always, good to hear from you. Here, you cry...

As always, good to hear from you.

Here, you cry "wolf," but where're any reasonable offerings logic or facts to support your emotive "droppings," buddy? They are cute, I'm smiling, but not useful...
Forum: Open Discussion 12-02-2011, 02:23 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,125
Posted By Havamal
Smile worth of keeping someone in prison if they are too dangerous to be part of society

Outstanding comments and questions, thank you Plimft.

Many people prefer to punish an unrepentant or too dangerous felons in prison for life without the possibility of parole. That...
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