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    Quote Originally Posted by MEGA JESUS-SAN
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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Gwinn
    Just for the sake of argument, suppose he just plain doesn't care?

    In fact, take it a little further. Suppose Josh Bartlett was bald on top . . . . or suppose next year Fedor decides to grow his hair out and nothing comes in on top. He'll just look like a slightly pudgy, humorless gym teacher in street clothes.

    Actually, since you brought up the Gracies, we should consider Carlson Gracie and Carlson Jr. I have one of the old Extreme Fighting events on DVD where Carlson Jr. fought. He looked soft and pudgy compared to the other fighters in that event and also had the awesome reverse mohawk going on.

    Now I'm off to the bathroom to shave my head. That way I can be a badass--I'll have a bald head (not balding, that's sissy stuff), no glasses, prickly beard . . . . I still need tattoos and some Tapout shirts, maybe a TUF beanie, but everybody has room to grow as a fighter. Hopefully the blue belts will cut me some slack when they see what a badass I am.
    Nicely put Don. While physical conditioning shouldn't be discounted, I've met enough people who outwardly looked like schlubs, but were strong as hell and could keep on working long after others fell by the wayside. And there are a number of well respected knife people out there who aren't in the best shape. None of them claim to be teaching cardio, but they've got the movement down and can move (when they need to) at really fast speeds.

    If you're claiming your a ring fighter you need to look like it. But just because someone outside of that area doesn't look in top shape, especially as they get older, doesn't mean you dismiss them outright. Someone brought up Chas earlier in the thread, he's a great example of that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by polishillusion
    if the guy looks like a computer programmer with a wrist slitting problem, i wouldn't trust it. if a Gracie can be fucking over 40 and not look like a total old man who is worthless, why cant these "supreme, non-sport fighters" do it?
    i stand by not learning knife skills from a guy that looks like my 7th grade earth science teacher. im just picky like that, and i wanted a reason to quote myself. i am awesome

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    You are a pustulent little . . . . awwww, who am I kidding? He's awesome.
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    I didn't speak to, but saw Janich at the Timonium, MD knife show. He didn't look sloppy at all. He could very well be fit. I know plenty of balding and glasses wearing bad asses. I just would like to know if Janich spars. Polishillusion, you make no sense...

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    ^^^ I don't believe they do sparring in MBC (his program). If they did, the system would be different.

    I don't think he is a "fraud" or anything, I just personally don't like this "biomechanical cutting" stuff.


    And I agree, it's a mistake to dismiss people entirely on their appearance. But a lot of TUF fan-boys seem pretty big on the whole homo-erotic element of fighting anyway (worried about who's abs are chiseled, who's are flabbly / who 's bald, etc.)

    Polishillusion: If you care all that much, just get some gay porn; you will be very happy with the way all the guys look.

    :gaygay: :gaygay:
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    [QUOTE=SpezzaPolishillusion: If you care all that much, just get some gay porn; you will be very happy with the way all the guys look.

    :gaygay: :gaygay:[/QUOTE]


    Holy ****, i got pwned. I will forever fear the deadly bald kung fu from now on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RoninPimp
    I didn't speak to, but saw Janich at the Timonium, MD knife show. He didn't look sloppy at all. He could very well be fit. I know plenty of balding and glasses wearing bad asses. I just would like to know if Janich spars. Polishillusion, you make no sense...
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    I've known Mike for 27 years. We met in language school in 1980. I am the one who taught him his Wu Ying Tao and TKD. Mike made the knife that I wore to my wedding. Mike's bio is 100% accurate. I have never liked knives, but through Mike I have come to appreciate them. Mike is a terrific guy. Go meet him and find out for yourself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve0281
    I've known Mike for 27 years. We met in language school in 1980. I am the one who taught him his Wu Ying Tao and TKD. Mike made the knife that I wore to my wedding. Mike's bio is 100% accurate. I have never liked knives, but through Mike I have come to appreciate them. Mike is a terrific guy. Go meet him and find out for yourself.
    #1 - Thread necro. Go have yourself a nice, fiery death.

    #2 - You wore a knife to your wedding?

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