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Interview This Week...Advice from Teachers Welcome

Started this discussion. Last reply by Todd Serveto May 29, 2013. 8 Replies

Hello all,I wasn't sure if I should start this as a new thread or add to an old thread that I had posted a year ago.  In the old thread, I told about my experience as a secondary education major in a…Continue

Tags: teaching, interview

Dances Every Man Should Know

Started this discussion. Last reply by IThinkThereforeImMan Feb 2, 2016. 19 Replies

Good evening, gentlemen,I'm not very good at following Internet memes (which is probably a good thing), but after the initial Harlem Shake craze died down, I finally decided to find out what the hype…Continue

Tags: feet, left, two, dancing, dance

What Can You Tell Me About this Knife?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Buck76 Nov 13, 2012. 6 Replies

Greetings,A few days ago while my dad was taking my sister across the state to have her lymph nodes tested, he picked up a hunting knife for my 30th birthday.  I've never owned anything other than a…Continue

Tags: knife, hunting

Heart Problems and Exercise

Started this discussion. Last reply by David F. Oct 2, 2012. 13 Replies

Good evening gents,I'm looking for some insight/advice for a heart condition that my dad has suffered from for years.  My dad has small vessel coronary disease, a.k.a. Cardiac Syndrome X, which is a…Continue


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martial arts, cooking, reading, chess, backgammon
The Bible, The Art of War, The Cross and the Switchblade
The Karate Kid, Back to the Future, Jurassic Park, Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Passion of the Christ
Daniel-san (upon seeing a poster for a karate school with the instructor breaking a log): "Can you break a log like that?"
Mr. Miyagi: "Don't know. Never been attacked by tree."
---The Karate Kid, Part II

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A Beginner's Guide to the Nunchaku

Posted on March 27, 2012 at 12:40am 3 Comments

Note:  This post is a tutorial on a weapon used in the martial arts, and practice with such weapon is a high risk activity.  This post is for information and educational purposes only, and the reader assumes the risk inherent in attempting to engage in this activity.  Neither the author nor…


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