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Re: Cultural Appropriation Culture
« Reply #90 on: May 20, 2018, 10:14:02 pm »
I had a Black man from Trinidad teach me karate for 3 years. I can fight too.

My Ukrainian mom taught me judo from almost as soon as I was able to walk.   Tell you what, you get in the gym, train for 5 years, and when you think you're ready for me, go back to the gym and train for 5 more years.  :P   :D

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« Reply #91 on: May 20, 2018, 10:26:46 pm »
My Ukrainian mom taught me judo from almost as soon as I was able to walk.   Tell you what, you get in the gym, train for 5 years, and when you think you're ready for me, go back to the gym and train for 5 more years.  :P   :D

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The style of karate I studied is called Wado Ryu, which translates roughly to school of harmony or school of peace, and is a very old style and one that Sensei Greg went to Japan for a number of years to study before opening his dojo. One of the concepts he used to refer to was , "if someone wants to pick a fight with you, run away. If they can't catch up with you, they are not a worthy opponent to start with". 
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« Reply #92 on: May 20, 2018, 10:38:35 pm »
I am going all-in on cultural appropriation this summer, as I'm going to be wearing Cuban linens to beat the heat.

 Fight me.

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« Reply #93 on: May 20, 2018, 10:52:28 pm »
Mom learned judo at university, and was supposedly very good at it.  She says she was a black belt, although that's pretty meaningless.  Imbued with Heavy Duty Ukrainian Farm Girl size and strength, mom was very formidable according to legend. As for me, I competed for quite a while, and quite successfully.  If I had continued to compete, who knows how far I might have gotten.  The word "harmony" really never appeared in mom's vocabulary, and judo as practiced in my family is pretty fucking intense. Lessons I learned tended to focus on ideas like "if you trip somebody in this position, you land with their full body weight, and yours, on their shoulder. It'll fuck 'em up."

Sensei Greg

For some reason, that makes me think of "Sensei Rex" from Napoleon Dynamite.  I can't shake it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hzh9koy7b1E

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« Reply #94 on: May 20, 2018, 10:54:24 pm »
My Ukrainian mom taught me judo from almost as soon as I was able to walk.   Tell you what, you get in the gym, train for 5 years, and when you think you're ready for me, go back to the gym and train for 5 more years.  :P   :D

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I'll make a long story short but I more or less stumbled into teaching a group of school aged kids Karate basics during a time when I worked in Africa. so I guess we had a portion of traditional Japanese studied by a Black guy, passed on to a Whitey, and then relayed on to some Black people. We just need to find a Black sensei in Japan to complete the circle.

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« Reply #95 on: May 20, 2018, 10:55:28 pm »
My Ukrainian mom taught me judo from almost as soon as I was able to walk.   Tell you what, you get in the gym, train for 5 years, and when you think you're ready for me, go back to the gym and train for 5 more years.  :P   :D

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Re: Cultural Appropriation Culture
« Reply #96 on: May 20, 2018, 10:55:48 pm »
YOU BITCH!

That's right, I'm wearing Cuban linen and drinking Mexican booze!  Whatcha gonna do?

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« Reply #97 on: May 20, 2018, 11:00:23 pm »
Judo is one of the best martial arts.

I took Taekwondo for several years, got fairly high up.  Has it's uses for kicking techniques but has no ground game whatsoever and is full of your typical pre-MMA martial arts hogwash that wasn't tested in real fights but looks cool in movies.

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« Reply #98 on: May 20, 2018, 11:00:35 pm »
Mom learned judo at university, and was supposedly very good at it.  She says she was a black belt, although that's pretty meaningless.  Imbued with Heavy Duty Ukrainian Farm Girl size and strength, mom was very formidable according to legend. As for me, I competed for quite a while, and quite successfully.  If I had continued to compete, who knows how far I might have gotten.  The word "harmony" really never appeared in mom's vocabulary, and judo as practiced in my family is pretty fucking intense. Lessons I learned tended to focus on ideas like "if you trip somebody in this position, you land with their full body weight, and yours, on their shoulder. It'll fuck 'em up."

For some reason, that makes me think of "Sensei Rex" from Napoleon Dynamite.  I can't shake it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hzh9koy7b1E



Sensei Rex wouldn't have lasted 30 seconds before being laughed out of my dojo. I hate the attempts to Americanize karate.

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Re: Cultural Appropriation Culture
« Reply #99 on: May 20, 2018, 11:02:42 pm »
Judo is one of the best martial arts.

I took Taekwondo for several years, got fairly high up.  Has it's uses for kicking techniques but has no ground game whatsoever and is full of your typical pre-MMA martial arts hogwash that wasn't tested in real fights but looks cool in movies.

That's because Taikwondo is more or less a dance.

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« Reply #100 on: May 21, 2018, 10:43:47 am »
That's because Taikwondo is more or less a dance.

well not really, a kick to the face isn't a dance, it just emphasizes kicking and little else so it's one-dimensional.  Lots of MMA guys like Edson Barboza (black belt) have Taekwondo backgrounds.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7eeaRLfyEJY
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« Reply #101 on: May 21, 2018, 11:06:26 am »
People know Joe Rogan from being on UFC broadcasts, or from doing stand-up comedy, or News Radio, or maybe from his podcast where he smokes a bunch of chiba-chiba and talks about stuff, but he was also a high level taekwondo competitor when he was young.  The speed and power of these kicks is pretty scary.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWC6x4Qqwe4

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« Reply #102 on: May 21, 2018, 11:07:19 am »
Hey, look at us! Wearing Cuban linen, drinking Mexican booze, and ripping off Asian martial arts!  We're awful people!

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Re: Cultural Appropriation Culture
« Reply #103 on: May 21, 2018, 01:54:30 pm »
Hey, guess what's for lunch?  That's right, HUEVOS RANCHEROS, bitches!  Howdya like me now??

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Re: Cultural Appropriation Culture
« Reply #104 on: May 21, 2018, 02:09:34 pm »
Hey, guess what's for lunch?  That's right, HUEVOS RANCHEROS, bitches!  Howdya like me now??

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Make sure you pronounce the “huevos” correctly, or you may inadvertently say “testicles”.  A Guatemalan lady told me this when I ordered said dish in her restaurant.