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captaincameron

Member Since: November 12, 2010

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  • [2] December 25, 2015 at 9:07pm

    HaploVoss, our experiences seem to differ greatly. When I started in TKD in 1982, I asked the man running the school who claimed to have over 30 years of experience if there were throws and pins, as I was also a high school wrestler at the time. I was told there was defense against such, but no offensive techniques. About six years later–another city, another life, and a husband and wife team who claimed to be certified by the USTKD Association for over ten years also said there were not any throws. Jump about ten years later when I moved (temporarily) to the West Coast and began seriously training (because honestly, I was just a kid in all of my previous training), I wound up in traditional Japanese karate. My instructor at that point had about 30 years of training and grew up in that town (Pasadena); there was also a TKD school on the same street that had been there for around the same period of time. (Those guys were awesome to work out with). Then around 1998, they started offering grappling classes. Why suddenly would this happen? And, as for your other point (about being old enough to learn how to fall), even assuming this was a training accident, how much breakfall skills can a five year old reasonably be expected to have?

  • [9] December 25, 2015 at 11:38am

    A very stupid move, and as a martial arts instructor, I hope he gets punished severely and publicly; it gives the rest of us a bad name.

    And you are right–sure, I’m biased and think all kids should be in a good martial arts school for at least two years, but bringing a five year old in is a waste of the kid’s time and the instructor’s. Seven is a good age to start–or a high-functioning six. Younger than that and the parent is paying for day care and if they are lucky after six months the kid will learn how to stand still for 30 seconds.

  • [2] December 25, 2015 at 11:36am

    The waivers much of the time are legally useless. If someone needs a stitch or two, they (or their parents) usually will suck up the cost themselves because they signed the waiver, but for a serious injury (which thankfully this does not seem to have been, although loss of consciousness is always scary), the school gets sued and loses. The martial arts school insurance industry is quite lucrative, although the most expensive injuries are adult dental injuries.

  • [22] December 25, 2015 at 11:32am

    There is risk of getting punched or kicked; there is risk of blowing a knee or tripping and falling. If it were a grappling style of martial arts (and those who say TKD is are just trying t get onto the MMA bandwagon), there is a risk of getting thrown or swept hard. The instructor grabbing a kid by the ankle and throwing him over his shoulders was not in any way a reasonable risk, and this guy needs to be punished. He gives the rest of us martial arts instructors a bad image.

    That said, if you have kids, I highly recommend putting them in a good martial arts school for a least two years, but please GOD, wait until the are at least seven, or a really high-functioning six.

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  • [9] December 4, 2015 at 1:43pm

    I loved her in The Karate Kid movies

  • [2] November 15, 2015 at 7:01pm

    Greensboro’s rate of both violent crime and property crime are significantly higher than the rest of North Carolina (although I admit, statistics can be deceiving–for instance, it’s common that a city has a higher crime rate than a rural area).
    That said, though, are the criminals turning in their guns and signing paperwork? No. But a thousand people who just lined up and turned in their guns into the police station would have been best advised to take an indirect route home, because even if they did not turn in all of their guns, they just signaled to the criminals that they might have done so.
    I could be wrong, but I think there are going to be more victims in Greensboro as a result of this, not less.

  • [2] November 15, 2015 at 11:53am

    I may join Twitter just to follow him

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  • [1] November 11, 2015 at 10:53am

    If you have time, shoot a note to her sponsors: Monster, Metro PCS, Hardees, Reebok, and others. Let them know that their fighter wants to destroy capitalism.

  • [16] November 10, 2015 at 10:06am

    Or as it will be reported in the media, the SUV was surrendering with its hands up and back turned.

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  • [-9] November 9, 2015 at 11:33pm

    I think in her Disney days she weighed less than the 180 or so in the picture

  • [11] October 23, 2015 at 2:42pm

    We don’t want to make him very angry.

  • [8] October 16, 2015 at 3:35pm

    You should care. This is coming to America, sooner rather than later.

  • [68] October 13, 2015 at 11:12am

    Jew Jitsu

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  • [5] October 12, 2015 at 3:42pm

    Olive Garden is owned by Darden Restaurants–they also own Longhorn, Bahama Breeze, the Yard House, and a few others.
    While it’s nice that the president apologized to the officer, when is a company going to step up and make a public statement in support of law enforcement. In some of these cases, it’s certainly possible that the employee made a mistake. A public statement would prevent that sort of mistake from happening again.
    But until such a statement is made, it’s clear that Darden does not want my business.
    Besides, I think the restaurant across the street that welcomes uniformed police officers is a far safer place to eat.

  • [3] October 11, 2015 at 8:43pm

    Statement from President Obama calling for restraint in violent behavior and his support for LEO’s coming in 3…2…1… Hmm. Silence.

  • [2] October 10, 2015 at 1:06pm

    And as sad as the thing in Texas is, it happened off campus. But it will be called a school shooting and likened to Columbine and Sandy Hook and used to back the claim that there is about one such shooting a week. While there still are too many cases where an active shooting situation occurs at a school or college, it is not a weekly thing.

  • [2] September 16, 2015 at 1:20pm

    And a TEA party member, upset about the health care law

  • [2] September 4, 2015 at 7:24pm

    I’d be interested in seeing your source for that.

  • [1] September 4, 2015 at 4:24pm

    Dashcams are going to be awesome, and they are going to make the liberals cry. Yes, there are occasions of police misconduct and brutality, and hopefully the dashcams will help weed those few bad officers out.
    But because of the dashcams, the number of reports of such behavior are going to plummet, because many will be proven to be like this one–where the “victim” changes some of the details–or the even more contrived ones, where the “victim” simply makes things up entirely.
    Whatever will the liberals do when their complaints of rampant police brutality prove to be untrue?

  • [4] August 30, 2015 at 11:58am

    That is what will eventually happen. And by eventually, I mean relatively soon.
    The police signed up for a dangerous job, no doubt, but they did not sign up to be targets for execution.
    So there will be a “blue flu” sort of thing, and certain LEO’s will simply refuse to go into certain neighborhoods. Crime and violence will spike, and the police will be blamed.

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