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da furor celtic
8/02/2011 11:42am,
I thought if I got my 4th degree black belt in TKD (wtf) I would be teaching CIA agents how to kill people for a living.....

Seriously

excludedmiddle
8/02/2011 6:20pm,
I thought if I got my 4th degree black belt in TKD (wtf) I would be teaching CIA agents how to kill people for a living.....

Seriously

That's a good one.

da furor celtic
8/03/2011 9:39am,
Yeah, one day one of the higher up masters in the organization came to class to explain to us under-belts just what our black belt could do for us! He told us how the military needed black belts to teach it's soldiers, the president needed black belts to teach him self defense, and our belt would be worth college credits! And if we proceeded beyond 2nd degree, we would be open to training and teaching in fields he couldn't even talk about :0

He was very careful to use the words "martial arts" and "black belt" as opposed to the name of our school, or Tae Kwon Do. So he cleverly implied that the school could open these doors for us. Without being specific. And of course, we believed him. Ignorance is bliss, I should have stayed. I would be walking around thinking I could kill people, and was on the road to a CIA job right now. :(

Larus marinus
8/04/2011 2:22pm,
Yeah, one day one of the higher up masters in the organization came to class to explain to us under-belts just what our black belt could do for us! He told us how the military needed black belts to teach it's soldiers, the president needed black belts to teach him self defense, and our belt would be worth college credits! And if we proceeded beyond 2nd degree, we would be open to training and teaching in fields he couldn't even talk about :0

He was very careful to use the words "martial arts" and "black belt" as opposed to the name of our school, or Tae Kwon Do. So he cleverly implied that the school could open these doors for us. Without being specific. And of course, we believed him. Ignorance is bliss, I should have stayed. I would be walking around thinking I could kill people, and was on the road to a CIA job right now. :(

Is it still 4th dans and up that qualify to be CIA 'assets'?

daishi
8/06/2011 7:42am,
Somehow I feel like we are suddenly speaking about Steven Seagal....

MAGIC HATE BALL
8/06/2011 2:30pm,
Somehow I feel like we are suddenly speaking about Steven Seagal....

Naaah, I think it's a Dux reference.

da furor celtic
8/08/2011 10:36am,
Is it still 4th dans and up that qualify to be CIA 'assets'?

LOL how did you know?

8th dan and up is basically God.

Larus marinus
8/08/2011 12:07pm,
Steven Seagal told me about it when we were in 'Nam together.

Volya
8/08/2011 9:57pm,
Yeah, one day one of the higher up masters in the organization came to class to explain to us under-belts just what our black belt could do for us! He told us how the military needed black belts to teach it's soldiers, the president needed black belts to teach him self defense, and our belt would be worth college credits! And if we proceeded beyond 2nd degree, we would be open to training and teaching in fields he couldn't even talk about :0

He was very careful to use the words "martial arts" and "black belt" as opposed to the name of our school, or Tae Kwon Do. So he cleverly implied that the school could open these doors for us. Without being specific. And of course, we believed him. Ignorance is bliss, I should have stayed. I would be walking around thinking I could kill people, and was on the road to a CIA job right now. :(

Haha.

Reminds me of when i was young and there was this rumor that i believed for years, that you could only work as a Security Guard if you had a Blackbelt. It just seems so absurd thinking about it now.

BearHammer
8/09/2011 12:45pm,
I used to think wrestling was crap even though the ones I knew at my highschool used to destroy me during challenges at recess.

I used to think the secret to flying was mastering my waist movement and would take many years to accomplish.

This nerd I knew from high school knew kung fu. Freshman year college, he would practice on the lawn and after a while other students joined him. I was so in awe, and thought he could prob whoop my ass even though I was much bigger... and yes I trained with him for a while too until we sparred and I found how weak he was.

I believed in Ninjas.

I still believe in Ogami Itto <.< >.>

da furor celtic
8/09/2011 1:01pm,
I used to think wrestling was crap even though the ones I knew at my highschool used to destroy me during challenges at recess.

I used to think the secret to flying was mastering my waist movement and would take many years to accomplish.


Do you mean actual flying? As in crouching tiger hidden dragon, or just flying techniques?

BearHammer
8/09/2011 1:24pm,
Do you mean actual flying? As in crouching tiger hidden dragon, or just flying techniques?

I was about 10 or 11 so in the 80's before crouching tiger style films came out. I was more on some Gordon Liu shaolin stuff like running across lily pads in pond water and jumping up flights of stairs in 2-3 steps.

Ben Grimm
8/09/2011 1:54pm,
I once believed my high school fencing coach, when he told me that a fencer could beat a boxer. I got knocked out the next day by a kid one year younger than me who could box....

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8/09/2011 2:13pm,
I once believed my high school fencing coach, when he told me that a fencer could beat a boxer. I got knocked out the next day by a kid one year younger than me who could box....
Did you have a sword?

Ben Grimm
8/09/2011 2:29pm,
No. We were told that our hand speed would be enough. I got one jab out (as far as I remember), then I remember waking up in the school infirmary.

excludedmiddle
8/09/2011 3:45pm,
A friend in high school was doing wing chun for a very long time. I believed he could fight because, you know, Bruce Lee. One day he was in some kind of challenge fight in a parking lot with another kid. He got beaten up so bad that he had to go to the hospital. Pretty sad story actually.

It's one of the reasons I donate to bullshido. However, the main reason is that I wanted to be in the black belt club. My mcdojo wanted to charge me $6,000 for that. This is cheaper.