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    My teacher once told me "In any group of people you will always find either an asshole, or a Texan, most of the time its the same person"

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    When I started training karate as a kid, my sensei told us a lot of good stories about his rougher youth coming up in the 60s and 70s karate scene. Apparently, he got into a lot of fights and had his fare share of crazy throwdowns. After showing us a scar on his head that he got from a beer bottle, the biggest takeaway he gave us will stick with me to this day: (not an anecdote)

    "Whenever you feel the tension in a bar growing, there are three things you should always do:

    1.) Open the door
    2.) Get on the floor
    3.) Everybody walk the dinosaur

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    In the blackest moment of a dying world, what have you become? supporting member
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    “Rabbit's clever," said Pooh thoughtfully.
    "Yes," said Piglet, "Rabbit's clever."
    "And he has Brain."
    "Yes," said Piglet, "Rabbit has Brain."
    There was a long silence.
    "I suppose," said Pooh, "that that's why he never understands anything.”
    “While Eeyore frets ...
    ... and Piglet hesitates
    ... and Rabbit calculates
    ... and Owl pontificates
    ...Pooh just is.”
    ― Benjamin Hoff, The Tao of Pooh

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    Quote Originally Posted by KendalGuro View Post
    My teacher once told me "In any group of people you will always find either an asshole, or a Texan, most of the time its the same person"
    I resemble that remark.
    Shut the hell up and train.

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    My former teacher told me this when I was holding focus mitts too far apart:

    "If you ever come close having to fight a guy who's head is that big, you should be running away."

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    I was training with a brazilian BJJ guy once and as he didn't have a great comand of english. We were constantly debating over what stuff was called.

    We had one move that he was teaching. And his comment was.

    "I no how you say in english we call it triangle."
    Whitsunday Martial Arts Airlie Beach North Queensland.
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    Since we're doing cool tidbits of martial guidance instead of anecdotes, here's one of my favorites:

    "Nobody uses nunchaku except pimps in New Orleans."

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    I got this one from a well known wrestling instructor on television:

    "Space Mountain may be the oldest ride in the park, but it has the longest line. Wooo!"

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    My father's motto on street fighting is "he who hits first-est and most-est wins."

    He told me a couple of anecdotes exemplifying the effectiveness of his philosophy, but I won't bore you guys with them because they went exactly as you'd expect.

    Though, I guess there was one that was pretty funny. Back when he was a teenager working in a movie theater, he caught this guy that snuck in after a movie was over to get a free showing. My dad shined the flashlight on him and told him to get out.

    Apparently this was a pretty big fella (meanwhile my father was 5'3 and 120 at the time) and he did take too kindly to being told to leave. Though this d-bag complied and followed my father to the exit, he kept kicking him in the butt as they made their way there.

    My father just ignored him until they rounded the corner, heading into the hallway that led to the emergency exit. As soon as they were beyond the view of any potential witnesses, my dad spun around, aimed the flashlight at this dude's eyes, then butted him in the temple with the other end of it. My father then dragged this dudes unconscious body out the door, left him there to enjoy the rest of his nap, and went back to work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Permalost View Post
    One time, my teacher told me a story from when he was a kid:
    Back in the Philippines, the gangster weapon of choice was a modified slingshot, with a wire instead of a leather pouch. The projectiles were nails modified into a spike with a hook on it, and the hook hooked onto the wire. These slingshots flung the flechetes point-first into whatever target.

    One such gang told my teacher's family they'd be coming back later for some sort of throwdown, but the locals all got together with chopping blades and stout sticks and scared them off.

    where in the philippines did your teacher came from? I've never heard about that kind of weapon before here in luzon.

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