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« Reply #200 on: September 09, 2008, 05:08:30 AM »

I am grateful to be able to work with youth on stick work!  Last night was a blast with our first Youth Martial Arts class at my new facility.
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« Reply #201 on: September 11, 2008, 03:28:08 AM »

Grateful to celebrate a good friend \ instructor \ brother birthday tonight with most excellent company tonight.  grin
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« Reply #202 on: September 11, 2008, 03:41:34 AM »

Grateful for a fine day at Colinas with Dogzilla, Night Owl, Daniel, Kevin, and Matt.  Tres cool to hang out with the giant sea turtles, and a fine time at Dogzilla bday party tonight.

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« Reply #203 on: September 12, 2008, 02:34:08 AM »

Grateful for my job that allows me in a small way to protect those that are protecting us.
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« Reply #204 on: September 12, 2008, 07:09:51 PM »

Today, I am grateful for a productive week, leading into a weekend seminar for graduate school.
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« Reply #205 on: September 12, 2008, 08:49:53 PM »

Today, I am grateful  for the past 4 days spent with my youngest son. He just finished his Navy school and is now stationed in San Diego, I had not seen him for 4 months. Surf Dog gave him some good training and he looks forward to fight in a gathering.   Craig ( a proud father ).
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« Reply #206 on: September 12, 2008, 09:58:23 PM »

 cool cool cool

In a similar vein I just finished getting beaten up siniwali by my nine year old son.  Happy dad  cool
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« Reply #207 on: September 12, 2008, 10:51:31 PM »

Crafty, My best defense training comes from Lester's son Tyler.   Sabe?    Craig
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« Reply #208 on: September 13, 2008, 12:25:30 AM »

Today, I am grateful  for the past 4 days spent with my youngest son. He just finished his Navy school and is now stationed in San Diego, I had not seen him for 4 months. Surf Dog gave him some good training and he looks forward to fight in a gathering.   Craig ( a proud father ).

Looking forward to meeting my new shipmate and future DB at future Gatherings.

"Semper Fortis" from HM2(FMF) Webster

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« Reply #209 on: September 13, 2008, 02:33:22 AM »

SImply grateful that its finally the weekend.
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« Reply #210 on: September 13, 2008, 02:42:54 PM »

Greatfull for all the effort put out by our KajuPit Fight Team this morning.  Two of my students joined the fight team and had their cherries popped this morning with some intense fight cardio...    They represented my Lemoore branch well and hope to see them stick with it. 

Great way to start the day and the weekend. cool
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« Reply #211 on: September 13, 2008, 07:16:35 PM »

Woof Craig:

Surf has been doing an excellent job with Tyler, who really seems to soak it up.

All:

Grateful to be home with my family, grateful for a fun documentary shoot this AM with the G4 network, grateful to have started up again my class at the IAMA.
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« Reply #212 on: September 13, 2008, 08:57:28 PM »

I'm grateful to have spent the day with Ajarn Chai in NJ.  I got his opinion on some material that I've been planning for the next Gathering and he tuned it up for me.  Obviously it was Muay Thai based but he gave me some Krabi flavor to add into the mix, HOW COOL!
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« Reply #213 on: September 14, 2008, 06:24:17 PM »

I am grateful for an inspirational weekend spent in seminar for graduate school.
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« Reply #214 on: September 15, 2008, 10:34:36 AM »

Grateful for a confusion clarified.
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« Reply #215 on: September 18, 2008, 02:42:32 AM »

Grateful for a good day at work, followed by a tough three hour Savate seminar.
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« Reply #216 on: September 22, 2008, 12:05:58 AM »

Today at 10 AM, the husband of an old high school friend gave up his long battle with cancer and passed away. My very good friend is a widow at thirty. Today, I am grateful to have known the man, what he meant to my friend, and his reminder that while we say things like this, we must remember that life truly is short and it is important to try and make the best of the time that we have.
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« Reply #217 on: September 22, 2008, 03:08:43 AM »

Grateful to celebrate so many birthdays in September.
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« Reply #218 on: September 23, 2008, 12:06:53 AM »

Grateful for a good workout tonight.
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« Reply #219 on: September 23, 2008, 12:17:03 AM »

For my daughter (she's 6) accompanying me to the store this evening, and then tonight SHE read TO me her bedtime stories.
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« Reply #220 on: September 24, 2008, 11:47:01 PM »

Grateful for a voice in the back of my mind today telling me, "Don't take it all so seriously."
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« Reply #221 on: September 25, 2008, 12:52:44 AM »

Grateful to see the light at the end of the tunnel.
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« Reply #222 on: September 27, 2008, 12:05:55 AM »

Grateful for a friend's personal strength. It is serving her well.
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« Reply #223 on: September 27, 2008, 12:31:49 AM »

I'm grateful for heat and three cords of fire wood as we enter the cold months here in the north.
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« Reply #224 on: September 27, 2008, 02:52:18 AM »

Grateful to see how well the Dog Brother Tribe is taking root here in Europe.  A fine day yesterday at the Swiss DB Tribal Gathering.
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« Reply #225 on: September 30, 2008, 01:52:31 AM »

Grateful for a slower paced day that still allowed me to do my job, and get various tasks done.
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« Reply #226 on: September 30, 2008, 11:57:35 AM »

after being down 777 pts yesterday, i am thankful that the DJIA is up almost 300 pts right now (287 last).
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« Reply #227 on: September 30, 2008, 08:59:29 PM »

Honestly, I bought a silly video game tonight, and I was grateful to have that feeling that I had to get home ASAP and play. I felt like an 11 year old for a moment.
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« Reply #228 on: October 01, 2008, 12:01:25 AM »

And I'm thankful that upon seeing the VIX at 48 the day before yesterday, that I bought heavily this AM.

AND I am most glad to be home with my family after a week on the road. cool cool cool
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« Reply #229 on: October 01, 2008, 12:13:40 AM »

I'm grateful for unlimited burritos at Mad Mex.  My record is five and I'm shooting for six next week!  Kobayashi here I come!
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« Reply #230 on: October 07, 2008, 09:10:11 PM »

My son had a bad night last night in terms of some food making a reappearance, which is very rare for him. He was taken to the doctor's today and is fine, for which I am very grateful.
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« Reply #231 on: October 08, 2008, 07:50:52 AM »

I just noticed my post of the first and am grateful that I put in tight stops.
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« Reply #232 on: October 09, 2008, 10:55:52 PM »

Today, I am grateful to have finished something very simple that I built up in my mind to be bigger than it was.
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« Reply #233 on: October 10, 2008, 09:59:46 PM »

Today, there have been some strange events in close, family relationships that make me question the nature of the universe. I am grateful that I seem to be getting maybe a little wiser. I didn't spend very long thinking about it. I have faith that the sun will rise tomorrow, and things will be a little more clear.
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« Reply #234 on: October 10, 2008, 10:45:46 PM »

Grateful for a very full and very enjoyable day of teaching privates here in Bloomington.
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« Reply #235 on: October 11, 2008, 01:36:00 AM »

I'm grateful for a renewed interest in the martial arts and getting over the hump of feeling so burnt out!
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« Reply #236 on: October 11, 2008, 10:14:57 PM »

I was able to take my wife to Downtown Los Angeles today, have a nice meal in a semi-fancy restaurant, then attend a symphony, and all on a teacher's salary! Some people in this life have more than I do. Some have less. Today, I am grateful for what I have.
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« Reply #237 on: October 12, 2008, 07:57:28 AM »

I am grateful for a fine day yesterday working with a good group of people and having a good time. I do so like what I get to do.
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« Reply #238 on: October 14, 2008, 03:50:30 PM »

i am grateful for yesterday's rally in equities markets.

i am grateful my youngest is 5 yrs old now and in kindergarden and i can slowly ease back into training having been in the Family Man stage of life for 10 yrs with little to no training.
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« Reply #239 on: October 14, 2008, 04:40:37 PM »

Im thankfull for this past weekend of good times with great people.  I enjoyed helping others improve their skills in several areas.  I got to help some of the wounded hard chargers with some pain relief.  All in the spirit of Ohana. 

I got to chill around the camp fire at my friend Mark Gerry's home and chat with GM Max Pallen.  He is going to be taking a group on a tour of Tailand and Cebu in the near future.


All in all a great weekend. afro

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« Reply #240 on: October 14, 2008, 08:13:52 PM »

Grateful for a day that went easier than expected.
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« Reply #241 on: October 15, 2008, 12:30:35 PM »

I happy to know that this Sunday-Tuesday I'll be fly fishing with my Father and Grandfather in upstate PA.  I can't wait to disconnect and spend some time with the family.
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« Reply #242 on: October 15, 2008, 06:53:59 PM »

Grateful for helpful family and friends.
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« Reply #243 on: October 16, 2008, 08:09:11 AM »

Grateful to be back home with my family and to have a nice big long slow but intense workout at my favorite neighborhood gym to clean all the airplane seats out of my hips and waist.
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« Reply #244 on: October 16, 2008, 05:51:46 PM »

Grateful to see a nasty stomach bug that has come and gone, come and gone, finally seem to be on its way out of my son.
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« Reply #245 on: October 19, 2008, 09:20:42 PM »

I took pleasure in cornering one of our up and coming Muay Thai Boxers this weekend.  He walked away with the win and no injuries!
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« Reply #246 on: October 26, 2008, 11:25:21 AM »

I am extremely grateful to my friend Jeff P. and his wonderful bride Lisa, for introducing me into sticks, Krav Maga, and the combative conditioning "community".  Also, I am very grateful to my wonderful wife and family for providing me the opportunity to "rip it!" and continue the journey...... 
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« Reply #247 on: October 26, 2008, 09:40:21 PM »

For a wonderful weekend of Cub Scout camping with my family.
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« Reply #248 on: October 27, 2008, 10:55:04 PM »

I am grateful for true friends that love me and treat me like family (Ohana) even when my true family does not.
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« Reply #249 on: October 28, 2008, 08:35:10 PM »

Grateful for the opportunity to spend my days off with my 8 mo old at the park / beach and get a small workout done in the process too!  grin
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