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    Quote Originally Posted by Emevas View Post
    Downstreet on the flip-flop, timepants.

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    I can relate to being a scrawny twerp, but unfortunately I didn't decide to man up until after high school.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheRuss View Post
    Thanks Russ, that was a good read.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheRuss View Post

    Thanks for dropping that. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it.

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    Great article BUT the first ****** comment was extremely funny and made me spray my protein shake out of my mouth and through my nose and has fucked my monitor up... Um cheers for that, I think?

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    Quote Originally Posted by UKMuayThaiMan View Post
    Great article BUT the first ****** comment was extremely funny and made me spray my protein shake out of my mouth and through my nose and has fucked my monitor up... Um cheers for that, I think?
    Not my intention, but I am glad that you got to experience protein shake through your noise.

    :bowdown:

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    I read this and thought EXACTLY the same thing as The Russ.

    Coffee, your unique life experience should make it much easier for you to connect with the personal that *IS* your target client but don't *THINK* they are your target client.

    Good luck with your new business.

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    Good story. I still think it sucks that humans are such fucking primitive animals that size and strength are required to avoid being picked on. But oh well.

    oh, and u r a ******

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    I'm glad you made it.
    I tried the same at 16, I wanted to become a fighter
    (and still want) because of all that bullying but my body could only take it for half a year. I have a twisted pelvis and somehow one leg is a little longer than the other. Because of that my left foot, knee and shoulder start hurting real soon if I simply start doing sports. I need to be aware of how I move and that's why I practice so much Tai Chi and training MMA once a week can be too much sometimes. My sensitive body made me choose the internal way and focus on perception and technique. At least I learn very fast for only training once a week or less.
    All that made me want to become a physiotherapist and I'm in the school for a month now.(I hope my english is good enough for you to understand)

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    motivational and written from the heart.... +rep time methinks

    Despite being the exact opposite at birth (just under the 9 pound mark)...

    School for me was pretty much the role of the nice but pasty kid who got singled out due to lack of build...I wasn't really into athletics and the somewhat uninspiring organised sports available at school.

    A few seriously physically demanding jobs down the line and an exercise programme I can actually stick to on a consistent basis - and yes, it did make a difference.

    Sadly, due to a neuro-muscular injury... I find myself staring into the mirror and seeing pasty boy staring back again (albeit much older now)....

    However, with articles like this reminding us all of dangers of just accepting our lot and not trying to improve.... and giving us a little kick up the arse to get us going, pretty sure that I will get back on form in the next few weeks and get my ass back to Jujitsu as it should be.


    good stuff - thanks for posting.

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