8/20/2003 1:38pm, #11
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8/20/2003 4:28pm, #12
Ha! Good one Goo
8/20/2003 9:11pm, #13
8/21/2003 12:29am, #14
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Thats a good one...the gator sybolizes patience, strength, longevity, and damn sure-spikey teeth! Heeeee!!
8/21/2003 3:25am, #15
What are they trying to accomplish, dressing friggin' karate students in haori and white hakama? Man, there must be one hell of a paucity of Japanese in Louisiana, for no one to have blew a WTF whistle. It's like he decided to open up a fencing school and dressed everybody like Jedi and gave them plastic lightsabers.
What's he going to do next, have them paint their faces white with red dots and learn 'Original Cajun Tea Ceremony' from the 'Father of American Tea Ceremony, because he never studied authentic Tea Ceremony ettiquette from a Japanese Tea Ceremony master'? Note to posers: Putting on a fuckin' skirt and samurai jacket does not make you Japanese. Quit pretending you like shitty anime (Trigun, I'm looking at you) and wear jeans and a leather vest around like you would if you were REAL practitioners of 'Cajun Karate'."The morning glory blooms for an hour. It differs not at heart from the giant pine, which lives for a thousand years."
8/21/2003 3:52am, #16
>I'm the True Father of Toronto Wing Chun!
THAT MAKES ME YOUR NEPHEW!
lol, so it does.
After all, we can be the fathers of whatever the **** we like.
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8/21/2003 3:57am, #17
If any of you kenpo guys around here don't have anything to be offended about yet, in the 1980 and before picture section is a shot of Mr. Marx (whom I would most definitely NOT want to lead any worker's revolution I would be a part of) and Ed Parker.
Marx is presenting Parker with a 10th dan certificate. Marx, who back when he could lift his leg high enough to do a roundhouse, still made the white belt mistake of lifting the heel on his back leg. Marx, who after adopting an antiquated and meaningless yet high-sounding title for himself, goes around presenting it to others in complete ignorance of its definition and significance. It's like Ghyslain Raza (a.k.a. 'Star Wars Kid') presenting a 10th Degree Black Belt in Jojutsu to Muso Gonnosuke.
I don't mean to infringe on people somehow finding Jesus in cheap imitations of legitimate techniques, but people really need to do their homework before they choose a martial art. I wouldn't be so agitated if this weren't the stuff of life and death."The morning glory blooms for an hour. It differs not at heart from the giant pine, which lives for a thousand years."
9/18/2003 1:24pm, #18
Naturally, courtesy of Grandmaster Soke Karl Marx, founder of Keichu-Do, 'Street Boxing Cajun Style'; aka 'The True Father of American Karate'.
9/21/2003 4:39am, #19
You know, if curling was the ancient martial tradition of an island culture, I would think that they'd be saddened to see it reduced to a minor spectator sport with no relation to fighting. Of course, our consent is irrelevant, and there's no harm done as long as they enjoy themselves. For their sake, one just hopes they don't ever attempt to use their art when they need it most.
9/23/2003 4:07pm, #20
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I actually have a story about a Cajun Karate guy who I met. Several years ago the guy who owned the school that I trained at also promotes the local MMA show. One day after class this guy comes in and wants information on how he can get into the next show. He was real cocky and said that he had been at the last show and that the guys that he saw fight weren’t very good. I took his name and information on his style so that I could give it to the promoter. He listed his style as Cajun Karate, founded by Karl Marx. He claimed that he had been training for three years and was a purple belt. He also stated that it was mostly grappling oriented and not much stand up. I did a search on the internet and found out that he was lying, from what I could tell it looked like your standard kata based karate. I think that he was lying in order to hopefully get matched up with a guy with a stand up background. He was real annoying and I really wanted to fight him and kick his ass.
The next show rolled around and I decided to take a break that month since I had just fought in three of the previous four months. When I got to the show to help out backstage with the weigh in I wish that I had brought my stuff because there was mister Cajun Karate himself just as cocky and annoying as before. His brother was his corner man and he was almost as annoying “You should be in the main event! This is going to be easy!” Cajun Karate guy was matched up with a guy who I used to train named Mike. Mike had good ground skills but weak stand up and striking. I told him “Don’t fool around with this guy. I know that he’s been bullshitting about his experience who knows what his grappling game consists of.” Well the bell rings and Cajun Karate guy comes out with his hands at his waist and his head held up way too high, Mike drives him into the fence, takes him down and proceeds to maul him for all three rounds ultimately taking a unanimous decision. Even after the fight he was still being annoying “I really won that fight. The judges just didn’t like me.” Not one second of any round could have been legitimately scored for the Cajun Karate guy. I was kicking myself for not bringing my equipment, I was in reasonably good condition and this guy just really rubbed me the wrong way, I wanted to pound the hell out of him. Even the crowd hated him and his brother, they booed him from the second he entered the cage. I thought that during the fight that his brother was going to go at it with some of the spectators because they were taunting him relentlessly.
Strangely enough though he did seem to ultimately learn something from the experience. About a year after the fight Mike ran into him at a restaurant. Mike said that his attitude was totally different and he told him “You totally kicked my ass. I wasn’t prepared for fighting in the cage at all.” He didn’t say if he was still training in Cajun Karate.