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  1. Ignorami is offline
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    10/10/2012 4:51pm


     Style: Aikido / FMA / Krotty

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    Japanese swords at carpet-world

    A couple of my guys went to a Tameshigri seminar recently.

    For those who don't know (or for those who do know, and I've used the wrong word), its a sword cutting thing. You get rolled up tatami or bamboo, or ginger kids or whatever, put them on a plinth and chop them in half with a samurai sword. All the while resisting the urge to quote Kill Bill, or make lightsaber sounds.

    On their triumphant return, having vanquished all the myriad tribes of rolled-up foes, they presented me with a small piece of carpet. (my colonial bullshido brethren may prefer the term "McRug")

    It is approximately 12" x 5", and red in colour. Not stinking communist red, more like Santa red. It is medium pile.

    Any of the above specifics may be relevant or irrelevant.

    It has been presented as some kind of riddle. A challenge to both my intellect, and my authoritaaaa.

    I am first in line to take it home, and using deduction, intuition, experience, and my sheer god damn good looks, discern...

    "What was this used for?"

    Clues:
    "It was used in this form"
    "It is not a by-product of another use, but an element in its own right"
    "It was an important part if the day"
    "It's not an off cut of a makeshift tameshigiri mat"

    I decided, as all right thinking patriots would, to cheat.

    I got to thinking... Who are the wisest, most insightful, analytical, clear thinking, serious minded, time-generous, downright incredible people I know.

    Well it's you guys. So I ask you to turn your brain-lasers outwards people and tell me...

    What the **** is crazy-sword-carpet about?


    When life gives you lemons... BLOOD FOR THE BLOOD GOD!!

    "what's the best thing about aikido then?"
    "To be defeated by your enemies, to be driven by them from the field of battle, and to hear the lamentations of your women." ermghoti
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    10/10/2012 5:08pm

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     Style: FMA, dumbek, Indian clubs

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    Doghouse welcome mat?
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    10/10/2012 5:23pm


     Style: Shorin Ryu

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    Hang on, do you get to do ginger jokes?
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    10/10/2012 5:26pm


     Style: Shorin Ryu

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    Deep "santa" red.......medium pile.....important part of the day....

    Could it originally have been upholstery?

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    10/10/2012 5:45pm

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     Style: FMA, dumbek, Indian clubs

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    Can you examine it under a blacklight?
  6. ChenPengFi is online now
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    Posted On:
    10/10/2012 5:49pm

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    You put your singing bowl, chalice, incense burner, offering or favorite sexual device on it.
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    10/10/2012 8:24pm

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    It's an area rug. For people with bad taste. There is currently no shortage of those I assure you.
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    Posted On:
    10/10/2012 9:49pm


     Style: SL5,MT, BJJ noob,Chow Gar

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    Emergency Merkin?
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    Posted On:
    10/10/2012 11:54pm

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    Red carpet at a premier of Last Samurai.

    WTF are you actually asking by the way?
    GET A RED BELT OR DIE TRYIN'.
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    Posted On:
    10/11/2012 2:20am


     

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    Sword wipe cloth for wiping the blood from your sword after you've viciously killed all those magic carpets?
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