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    Brick smashing and associated sillines

    What is it with TMAs continuing love affair with tile and plank breaking? I for one completely fail to see the appeal of this practice - it just seems so profoundly pointless and dumb. Especially so if the pile is set alight? WTF? Just what is the real world application here? Destroying the neighbour´s EVIL bbq? Besides, I have a nice set of power tools, should I ever be required to demolish a brick IRL for some reason or other.

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    smoetimes people are held hostage and the only way they will let you go is if you can break a brick with your head.

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    Wot? what kind of person observes a dude sock through flaming bricks and not enjoy it? what's wrong with you??

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    Breaking: when fighting is so scary, you need to destroy intimate objects.

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    Tofudog, it´s because someday, someplace, someone might ask you to break a brick just to prove Tanaka-sensei is your shidoshi.

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    In our style we practice overturning mailboxes and vending machines while on a bender.
    Anyone who has the power to make you believe absurdities has the power to make you commit injustices.
    - Voltaire

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    Quote Originally Posted by Squerlli
    Breaking: when fighting is so scary, you need to destroy intimate objects.
    holy god i lol'd

    i think you mean inanimate

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    As an exercise, I think it's worth doing a few times because it shows you if you're hitting with the right parts of your hand or not, but there's not much point in doing it all the time.


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    To be manly!

    Because face it, most of these styles don't look manly on a regular basis. They use breaking **** to re-establish their manliness in a kind of mega dose multivitamin sort of way.

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    I like to break bricks and when I have a big pile of broken ones I use them as a pedestal to display Chi balls.

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