why is that stick on your finger? LOL
I enjoyed this very funny irrelevant thread. Since I was one of Ted's students at LSU, maybe I clear up some of the mystery. When I was taking Hapkido, the great korean master didn't show up. Great, we are going to have a good class with out the great master and his little **** bastard 8 year old son running around kicking people in the nuts. It meant that Kim Tate also a student of Ted would teach the class.
Instead Ted taught the class. I never seen anyone move with such speed and power before.
The best I've seen up to that time was the great and glorious korean master. Mind you , I couldn't touch my toes back then. I got more out of Ted's class than all the other classes taught by the great glorious korean master that only showed up when he had something to sell.
The next year I took 2 semesters of martial arts from Ted. At the beginning of each class we always practiced the same efficient practical blocks which concentrated on protecting the head. Also the breathing exercises whose goal was to develop KI were good. I use to be able to take a punch to the solar plexus. Note, out in the real world most people don't know how to punch. At about green belt in karate, people start getting a clue as in hit at a 90 degree angle to your target.
Yes, Dr. Ted has a lot of hyperbole. He even had a Yale decal on his dark blue 914. Laugh if you want, but he was a hell of a lot better than the great glorious korean master. "things are better in korea because everyone rides bicycles", the great one lectured his class. So how the is that going to help me when I got some retard trying to take off my head? And if everything is so great in korea, why is the great asian one here? And when the great one threw Kim Tate clear across the room, I wondered when was he going to show me something that I could do?
Back to Ted's class, at the end of the class we all took turns punching Ted in the solar plexus. Then he punched us. Half the students left after the first class. We had about 60 at the start of the first semester, and ended up with 4 students at the end of the 2nd semester . Also Rodney Sacharnoski broke Ted's shoulder. The two didn't get along after that. And the korean master didn't get along nor trade techniques with the other LSU martial art schools. Most of the LSU student martial artists were great debaters on whether circles or lines were better. And they could argue and debate the merits of each style without end. Yak Yak Yak!!
Ted liked to yell at me "Go back to Master $$$$, if you aren't going to listen to me!". If he reads this, he will know exactly who I am. You know all those high fancy kicks I use to do? Well now I only do muay thai kicks on a heavy bag.