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  1. It is Fake is offline
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rivington View Post
    It'll be difficult for BrotherDaniel to be humble after he kills everyone at the throwdown.
    Only if it takes place in pub or club.
  2. ermghoti is online now
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    Quote Originally Posted by BrotherDaniel View Post
    Im undecided, i want to know more about these throws down
    You properly pluralized "throw down." I'm impressed. [doffs hat]
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    DROP SEIONAGI ************! Except I don't know Judo, so it doesn't work, and he takes my back.
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    ermghoti is easily impressed.
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    Ups to Battlefields for dropping the sage wisdom.

    You are like a Pimp Yoda.
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    Battlefields... You're more of a man than I am.
    GET A RED BELT OR DIE TRYIN'.
  4. ermghoti is online now
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    Posted On:
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    Consider the source. There were two errors in that same sentence alone.
    Quote Originally Posted by strikistanian View Post
    DROP SEIONAGI ************! Except I don't know Judo, so it doesn't work, and he takes my back.
  5. battlefields is offline
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    I got a question for you, the ghoti part of your name, that didn't come from the English pronunciation thing/ game for "fish" did it? I just saw it again on the net recently and thought of you.
    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Machette View Post
    Ups to Battlefields for dropping the sage wisdom.

    You are like a Pimp Yoda.
    Quote Originally Posted by Tranquil Suit View Post
    Battlefields... You're more of a man than I am.
    GET A RED BELT OR DIE TRYIN'.
  6. ermghoti is online now
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    Posted On:
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    Yep. I stole it years ago.
    Quote Originally Posted by strikistanian View Post
    DROP SEIONAGI ************! Except I don't know Judo, so it doesn't work, and he takes my back.
  7. bobyclumsyninja is online now
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    Posted On:
    3/30/2012 11:10pm

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    Brother Daniel, I organize the Boston throwdowns, and though I'm not sure exactly how it's done in the UK, we meet up at a local gym, everyone signs a waiver, and pays a mat fee (usually $10 or $15) to the gym, and bring their own mouthpiece and cup.

    Most gyms rent out handwraps, and shinpads and things. You might want to check that out prior to attendance. You can bring your own, if you have them, but most gyms, from my experience will at least let you borrow or rent shinguards.

    Everyone is friendly or at least cordial in person, without exception (it's a prerequisite for attendance here). That doesn't mean people don't spar hard, it just means no **** talking/threats etc beyond jokes between friends.

    Anyone grappling/sparring agrees with the other person on contact/pressure levels, and as it's filmed, there's a good incentive to not go beyond/outside those agreed-upon levels. I've organized quite a few here, and we've never had a problem. Nor have I seen one on the videos from Throwdowns around the world.

    As long as you pay the mat fee, to my knowledge there's no participation minimum. If you want to come, sign the waiver, and just watch, or ask fellow attendees for advice/tips on sparring/grappling that's fine.

    The idea is for us to safely pressure test ourselves against resisting opponents, and gauge our skillset against people we're not familiar with. I suppose actually you could just push hands or hit the bag/pads if you wanted. Ego free is just that. I've made some very good friends at these things, and grabbing some food or a beer afterward is a great experience.

    I know Bullshido posters are called Bullies, and the events Throwdowns, but it's more like "you-pick-the-contact-level" sparring/grappling followed by an evening out with fellow posters, now friends. Good stuff man. I wouldn't waste my time/money with it if it wasn't. I generally don't go out, if I'm not in the show.
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    Posted On:
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    Quote Originally Posted by BrotherDaniel View Post
    im not sure yet, i will go to one at somepoint.
    Why wait? If your chun is great, then the rest of us will have to eat crow and admit the greatness of the chun. If it's not so great, then you'll get the rude awakening that almost every one of us got at one time or another, and it will motivate you to start training something decent. There's no shame in that, only in not being open to learning the truth (or in not giving up delusional beliefs when you are confronted with the truth). But the only way it'll be settled is if you show up. The sooner the better, for you and for the rest of us.

    You might even stick around this site after that and contribute in meaningful and insightful ways based on your experience, while learning from the experience of others.

    It's win-win, the way I see it.
  9. It is Fake is offline
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    He's waiting for the dinner and drinks part of the TD. Apparently, according to most _ing _un practitioners, it only works on drunks.
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    Posted On:
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     Style: American Kenpo, Judo

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    Quote Originally Posted by It is Fake View Post
    He's waiting for the dinner and drinks part of the TD. Apparently, according to most _ing _un practitioners, it only works on drunks.
    Wing Chun vs Drunken Boxing... There's a match I would love to see.

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