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etsisk
11/26/2018 3:53pm,
Over the years I've studied a number of different arts and enjoyed most of them. I got up to brown belt in 2 styles of TKD, taught by a man who didn't teach for tournaments. I studied a style of gung fu in the 70s. I studied, briefly, Tai Chi with a master from Taiwan who was simply amazing. If I still lived in Chicago I'd be studying with him.

But that was then, this is now. I'm 66 with an unstable back (grappling is out) and erosive arthritis in my hands (reconsider some of those punching exercises, ya'll).

Y'all aren't shy with opinions and you don't tolerate bullshit, so what do you folks suggest? I quit carrying a gun when I put down the badge and I don't always have a cane. Suggestions?

Dr. Gonzo
11/26/2018 3:56pm,
Over the years I've studied a number of different arts and enjoyed most of them. I got up to brown belt in 2 styles of TKD, taught by a man who didn't teach for tournaments. I studied a style of gung fu in the 70s. I studied, briefly, Tai Chi with a master from Taiwan who was simply amazing. If I still lived in Chicago I'd be studying with him.

But that was then, this is now. I'm 66 with an unstable back (grappling is out) and erosive arthritis in my hands (reconsider some of those punching exercises, ya'll).

Y'all aren't shy with opinions and you don't tolerate bullshit, so what do you folks suggest? I quit carrying a gun when I put down the badge and I don't always have a cane. Suggestions?
You have posted an unworthy question in MABs.

Soon, the Gods of Bullshido will move your post to YMAS.

You have insulted the honor of the Shaolin Temple.

ghost55
11/26/2018 4:24pm,
Over the years I've studied a number of different arts and enjoyed most of them. I got up to brown belt in 2 styles of TKD, taught by a man who didn't teach for tournaments. I studied a style of gung fu in the 70s. I studied, briefly, Tai Chi with a master from Taiwan who was simply amazing. If I still lived in Chicago I'd be studying with him.

But that was then, this is now. I'm 66 with an unstable back (grappling is out) and erosive arthritis in my hands (reconsider some of those punching exercises, ya'll).

Y'all aren't shy with opinions and you don't tolerate bullshit, so what do you folks suggest? I quit carrying a gun when I put down the badge and I don't always have a cane. Suggestions?

Pick the gun back up. Go shoot USPSA or something.

Diesel_tke
11/26/2018 4:44pm,
Over the years I've studied a number of different arts and enjoyed most of them. I got up to brown belt in 2 styles of TKD, taught by a man who didn't teach for tournaments. I studied a style of gung fu in the 70s. I studied, briefly, Tai Chi with a master from Taiwan who was simply amazing. If I still lived in Chicago I'd be studying with him.

But that was then, this is now. I'm 66 with an unstable back (grappling is out) and erosive arthritis in my hands (reconsider some of those punching exercises, ya'll).

Y'all aren't shy with opinions and you don't tolerate bullshit, so what do you folks suggest? I quit carrying a gun when I put down the badge and I don't always have a cane. Suggestions?

I would recommend elliptical training two or three times a week and limit your sodium and sugar intake.

submessenger
11/26/2018 5:01pm,
You have posted an unworthy question in MABs.

Soon, the Gods of Bullshido will move your post to YMAS.

You have insulted the honor of the Shaolin Temple.

Wish granted, my trusty and faithful servant (muahahahahaha).

Also, to OP, get thee some Tai Chi. You already have experience, you can do 42 forms on your own... it's like yoga, only slightly less deadly.

hungryjoe
11/26/2018 5:07pm,
Yay! An old fart. I feel young. Kick his ass!

Welcome to the site.

Vote for Tai Chi or yoga. Without the goats.

+ gun fu.

Lily
11/26/2018 5:33pm,
Aqua aerobics

gregaquaman
11/26/2018 8:21pm,
Boxing. You don't have to smash hard on a heavy bag. And you can wrap and glove up your hands.

BackFistMonkey
11/26/2018 8:32pm,
Over the years I've studied a number of different arts and enjoyed most of them. I got up to brown belt in 2 styles of TKD, taught by a man who didn't teach for tournaments. I studied a style of gung fu in the 70s. I studied, briefly, Tai Chi with a master from Taiwan who was simply amazing. If I still lived in Chicago I'd be studying with him.

But that was then, this is now. I'm 66 with an unstable back (grappling is out) and erosive arthritis in my hands (reconsider some of those punching exercises, ya'll).

Y'all aren't shy with opinions and you don't tolerate bullshit, so what do you folks suggest? I quit carrying a gun when I put down the badge and I don't always have a cane. Suggestions?

I would suggest you not talk ****, not start ****, not step up, not worry about self defense in general. Just use environmental awareness and stay the **** out of situations where a frail, unarmed, basically untrained person could get hurt.

Seriously.

But if you are worried about self defense and insist on training them, in your situation, I would focus on easily concealable bang bangs with a heavy emphasis on the legal aspects and live tactical shooting drills and practice some serious weapon retention strategies using small small blades along side your pistol.

Lily
11/26/2018 8:34pm,
Greg - could he box with the arthritic hands?

Aqua aerobics with a gun?

BKR
11/26/2018 8:36pm,
I would suggest you not talk ****, not start ****, not step up, not worry about self defense in general. Just use environmental awareness and stay the **** out of situations where a frail, unarmed, basically untrained person could get hurt.

Seriously.

But if you are worried about self defense and insist on training them, in your situation, I would focus on easily concealable bang bangs with a heavy emphasis on the legal aspects and live tactical shooting drills and practice some serious weapon retention strategies using small small blades along side your pistol.

OC (pepper) spray is a good idea as well. Need less than lethal too.

BackFistMonkey
11/26/2018 9:41pm,
OC (pepper) spray is a good idea as well. Need less than lethal too.

Why tho?

De-escalation and hierarchy of force are just fantasy concepts when it comes to immigrant rapist invasions and minority attack death panels.

*edit *
Liberal, Soros, Socialist, Antifa
*edit edit*
ISIS, Drugs, Satan, Islam

BKR
11/26/2018 9:47pm,
Why tho?

De-escalation and hierarchy of force are just fantasy concepts when it comes to immigrant rapist invasions and minority attack death panels.

*edit *
Liberal, Soros, Socialist, Antifa
*edit edit*
ISIS, Drugs, Satan, Islam

Ok, move to the great American redoubt then...

submessenger
11/26/2018 10:03pm,
Ok, move to the great American redoubt then...

I'm guessing this is a pet name for the place where nobody but you lives?
(googles)
OIC. Nifty. Cold, but nifty.

I committed to Free State Project a ways back. Nothing ever happened (the fucking wikipedia count hasn't been updated in nearly 3 years). People want a temperate climate in which to exercise their freedom to stand in their front yard, naked and unafraid, pissing in wind.

BKR
11/26/2018 10:38pm,
I'm guessing this is a pet name for the place where nobody but you lives?
(googles)
OIC. Nifty. Cold, but nifty.

I committed to Free State Project a ways back. Nothing ever happened (the fucking wikipedia count hasn't been updated in nearly 3 years). People want a temperate climate in which to exercise their freedom to stand in their front yard, naked and unafraid, pissing in wind.

Just checkout Redout Realty, among others.

It is yet another fear-based industry, seriously. The whole thing....

I moved here before the idea was hatched.

hungryjoe
11/26/2018 10:54pm,
Over the years I've studied a number of different arts and enjoyed most of them. I got up to brown belt in 2 styles of TKD, taught by a man who didn't teach for tournaments. I studied a style of gung fu in the 70s. I studied, briefly, Tai Chi with a master from Taiwan who was simply amazing. If I still lived in Chicago I'd be studying with him.

But that was then, this is now. I'm 66 with an unstable back (grappling is out) and erosive arthritis in my hands (reconsider some of those punching exercises, ya'll).

Y'all aren't shy with opinions and you don't tolerate bullshit, so what do you folks suggest? I quit carrying a gun when I put down the badge and I don't always have a cane. Suggestions?


Seriously

Glad to have you among us. I was of the mind that Pat was my only, can we say, more aged, poster identified.

Save your **** for some someday punk thinking he's / she's dealing with a decrepit old fart and have you're subsequent moment of glory. Cause you had gun in hand. Or better, an iron fist.

.....note to staff......

-Can we keep him?