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1  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Virginia Tech Shooting... on: April 16, 2007, 02:42:59 PM
My thoughts and prayers with the victims. I do believe this is evidence of why we must be prepared at all times.

Here is something that is of some relevance
Gun Bill Gets Shot Down
Up to date info and commentary at Michelle Malkin

Yes, definitely need to be prepared at all times... Something to think about, and certainly a reminder to kick up the training a notch or four...

I think this is why I decided to put this in the politics forum... I've already seen message boards packed full of Pro/Anti-NRA messages... This is certainly a hot topic for all...

In the meantime, I'm going to take time to think of the victims and their immediate families... Politics can come later...

- Bert
2  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Virginia Tech Shooting... on: April 16, 2007, 01:36:28 PM
I don't know where this should be filed on this board, but it certainly covers the whole range of emotions... My thoughts are with those involved... cry

- Bert in Springdale, Arkansas
3  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: DB Seminar in Tulsa on: October 10, 2006, 03:56:53 PM
Woof All,

Due to my family and I relocating to Colorado the Tulsa seminar scheduled for Oct  is postponed. 

Myke Willis

Best of luck to you, sir...

I was really looking forward to the seminar...  sad I'm sure there will be other opportunities though...

- Bert in Springdale, Arkansas
4  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / DATE CHANGE DBMA seminar in Tulsa OK on: November 04, 2005, 09:37:06 AM
Quote from: Crafty_Dog
Woof All:

Myke and I have just realized that Guro Inosanto is in town that weekend and so we have rescheduled for February 11-12.

Woof,
Guro Crafty


Thanks for the update! I look forward to attending...

- Bert
5  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / I wonder if this counts against his limit... on: November 04, 2005, 09:30:58 AM
This actually happened about 15 miles from where I live... Smiley

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20051102/ap_on_fe_st/deerly_departed

BENTONVILLE, Ark. - For 40 exhausting minutes, Wayne Goldsberry battled a buck with his bare hands in his daughter's bedroom.

Goldsberry finally subdued the five-point whitetail deer that crashed through a bedroom window at his daughter's home Friday. When it was over, blood splattered the walls and the deer lay dead on the bedroom floor, its neck broken.

Goldsberry was at his daughter's home when he heard glass breaking. He went back to check on the noise and found the deer.

"I was standing about like this peeking around the corner when the deer came out of the bedroom," said Goldsberry. The deer ran down the hall and into the master bedroom ? "jumping back and forth across the bed."

Goldsberry, about 6-feet-1 and 200 pounds, entered the bedroom to confront the deer and, after a brief struggle, emerged to tell his wife to call police. After returning to the bedroom, the fight continued. Goldsberry finally was able to grip the animal and twist its neck, killing it.

Goldsberry, sore from the struggle, dragged the dead animal out of the house.

"He got kicked several times. He was walking bowlegged for a while," Deputy Doug Gay said.

At this time of year, a buck that sees its reflection in a window often charges, believing it is fighting off a rival, Gay said.

Goldsberry had the deer butchered.

"He's in the freezer," the man said before walking to the kitchen and showing off pounds of freshly wrapped venison.
6  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / When walking in Newport Beach... on: September 19, 2005, 11:45:50 AM
... be sure to bring your sea lion... Smiley

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NEWPORT BEACH, Calif (Reuters) - They have broken windows, sunk a boat and their barking keeps Newport Beach harbor residents awake all night.

But the more than 40 sea lions that have made southern California's ritzy Newport Beach their home have the law on their side. As a protected species under a 1972 U.S. federal law, they cannot be killed, harmed, or even harassed.

In an effort to find the ultimate place to sun themselves, the sea lions have taken up residence in yachts, sailboats and fishing vessels in the small harbor that boasts multimillion dollar houses on one side and quaint beach shops on the other.

"Last week, so many of them piled on a sailboat that it sank. The Harbor Patrol was out here trying to use water to get them off, but it didn't work," said Doug Turin, owner of Newport Harbor Boat Rentals.

"During this time of year they congregate more than other months but I've never seen them in these large numbers," Turin said.

Residents say their barking reaches such a crescendo that it can be heard blocks away. Boat owners have laid down carpet tacks and strung up chairs across the swim steps in a vain efforts to deter them.

Dozens of residents complaining of sleepless nights and commandeered vessels attended a Harbor Commission meeting on Wednesday when it was suggested hiring someone to walk around the docks all day banging a stick to scare off the sea lions.

The Newport Beach Harbor Commission decided the best course of action was to ask the City Council to pass a law forbidding anyone from feeding the creatures or disposing of fish waste in the harbor -- and just hope that hunger will eventually drive the sea lions elsewhere.
7  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / DATE CHANGE DBMA seminar in Tulsa OK on: September 13, 2005, 03:30:12 PM
Quote from: xtremekali
Woof all,

contact info: e-mail: stickandblade@hotmail.com cell: 918-361-7056

Myke Willis


Greetings, sir...

I sent an e-mail to the above address asking for some details about the seminar, but I imagine the e-mail and spam filters along the way probably ate it... Smiley

Could you provide some details about attire (shorts / t-shirt?), necessary equipment (training blades / sticks / gloves, etc.), area hotels, seminar location, etc.? I would love to attend, and I would like to get all my ducks in a row as soon as possible...

Thanks in advance for your time and efforts...

- Bert in Springdale, AR
8  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Hello to the DBMA forum on: August 31, 2005, 01:44:41 PM
Quote from: sean_brandt
Guro Marc, I forgot to mention I'm an engineer by day, at a software company, where I pride myself on being a "nerd" (read: academic).  And when my coworkers hear of my interest in stickfighting (or martial arts), they think I'm crazy or violent.  Football, rugby, all the "normal" hobbies aren't a big deal...yet in all my martial arts training, I've had far less injuries than my friends who play football.

 
I probably have more injuries, but they tend to be less major (short of the occassional broken toe Smiley) than those participating in other sports. No shortage of bad knees or ankles from football, basketball, etc. Me, I just quietly have bruises, muscle pulls, and the like... I think this "hobby" also lends us to be more tolerant of injury / pain as a fact of life... We had one 20 year old who had crutches for a couple of weeks for a mildly sprained ankle gotten while running, while I just used the walls for support for a couple of days while nursing a sprained MCL... Smiley

Quote from: sean_brandt
Stickgrappler, that is a stage of life I am on the cusp of entering.  I have a few more years before my wife and I start our (human) family (we have 2 pups!), so I'm trying to get as much training in as possible.  I just set up a small home dojo, which is 99% done, so I can train at my house, even when we do have kids.  And of course train the kids too!


In that phase too... Been constantly training for 6 years, including teaching... Time to take the back seat for a while and train a lot at home, and occasionally at the school, while I can be Dad for my 8 and 12 year old boys (who also do martial arts though Smiley)...

- Bert
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