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Martial Arts Topics / Re: Prayer and Daily Expression of Gratitude
« on: April 05, 2016, 08:27:59 PM »
Grateful to alleviate some stress by gaining information today.

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Martial Arts Topics / Re: Prayer and Daily Expression of Gratitude
« on: April 03, 2016, 02:05:06 PM »
Grateful to have started off the morning believing I was sick with a cold, but now that I am up and about, feeling ready to start the week ahead!

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Martial Arts Topics / Re: Prayer and Daily Expression of Gratitude
« on: March 31, 2016, 10:07:07 PM »
Grateful to see figurative light on several fronts when it felt like there was only darkness for SOME time.

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Martial Arts Topics / Re: Prayer and Daily Expression of Gratitude
« on: February 07, 2015, 07:43:14 AM »
I'm grateful to see this thread is still kicking around.

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Martial Arts Topics / Re: Prayer and Daily Expression of Gratitude
« on: May 16, 2014, 12:30:24 PM »
Grateful for progress in a number of areas.

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Martial Arts Topics / Re: Prayer and Daily Expression of Gratitude
« on: May 14, 2014, 10:47:47 PM »
Grateful to wake up very much on the right side of the bed this morning.

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Martial Arts Topics / Re: Prayer and Daily Expression of Gratitude
« on: May 13, 2014, 09:14:37 AM »
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Woof Guide Dog: I love seeing you post again here! I will hope that your momentum continues.

Thank you, BD. My path is set; my momentum survives  :-)

I'm grateful to be moving through May at a good pace.

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Martial Arts Topics / Re: Prayer and Daily Expression of Gratitude
« on: May 09, 2014, 08:47:23 PM »
Grateful for training time with Guro Inosanto and my extended martial arts family.

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Martial Arts Topics / Re: Prayer and Daily Expression of Gratitude
« on: May 08, 2014, 08:57:59 PM »
Grateful for forward momentum.

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Martial Arts Topics / Re: Prayer and Daily Expression of Gratitude
« on: May 07, 2014, 09:37:51 AM »
Grateful for the clearing of a path.

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Martial Arts Topics / Re: Prayer and Daily Expression of Gratitude
« on: April 30, 2014, 01:42:24 PM »
In terms of the 2013-2014 academic year, I will be grateful to see May tomorrow.

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Martial Arts Topics / Re: Prayer and Daily Expression of Gratitude
« on: April 28, 2014, 11:33:40 PM »
Grateful for some news. Hopeful the news manifests in the manner in which it was presented.

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Martial Arts Topics / Re: Prayer and Daily Expression of Gratitude
« on: April 25, 2014, 10:29:04 PM »
My son turned seven yesterday. I am grateful for everything being a dad has brought to my life.

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Martial Arts Topics / Re: Prayer and Daily Expression of Gratitude
« on: April 23, 2014, 12:18:40 AM »
Grateful for what I think is that path I will be on for some time.

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GC,

Is this still in the works?

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Martial Arts Topics / Re: Prayer and Daily Expression of Gratitude
« on: July 11, 2013, 09:54:51 PM »
Grateful to have come to a place where what I perceived to be a MAJOR problem that was severely affecting my sense of self-worth can now be seen as an exciting opportunity, and that is NOT me "making lemonade" out of the lemons I felt I was being handed. TAC!

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Martial Arts Topics / Re: Prayer and Daily Expression of Gratitude
« on: July 06, 2013, 11:51:18 AM »
Grateful to have DBMA in my life.

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Martial Arts Topics / Re: Prayer and Daily Expression of Gratitude
« on: June 21, 2013, 10:23:34 PM »
Grateful for two of my martial arts students who have come back recently and really poured their hearts and souls into training. They will be testing for rank next week. I am very proud of them.

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Martial Arts Topics / Re: Prayer and Daily Expression of Gratitude
« on: June 10, 2013, 01:03:45 PM »
Grateful for a great last few days of training with many friends (old and new) and wth some of my instructors.

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I was planning on stopping by the last day of the Tribal today to see everyone and wish them well. I am fighting a pretty bad cough today. I would have come by if it were just the sniffles, but I'm feeling pretty congested. Sorry to not be able to stop by.

I hope no one sustained any serious injuries (beyond what I already read about on FB).

GD

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Martial Arts Topics / Re: Prayer and Daily Expression of Gratitude
« on: April 26, 2013, 08:12:07 AM »
Grateful to finish one of two weeks of state testing at the high school at which I teach; this week actually shaped up to be quite fun.

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Martial Arts Topics / Re: Prayer and Daily Expression of Gratitude
« on: April 22, 2013, 05:33:11 PM »
Grateful for a short nap.

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Martial Arts Topics / Re: Prayer and Daily Expression of Gratitude
« on: April 20, 2013, 09:35:56 AM »
Congrats on embarking on the journey again, JC!

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Grateful for the quality police work in Boston.  Well done!

I am grateful for the same.

I have been away from these boards for a while, but I would like to start posting on here a bit more regularly again.

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Martial Arts Topics / Re: Prayer and Daily Expression of Gratitude
« on: February 12, 2013, 07:51:30 AM »
I'm grateful for an opportunity.

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Sled Dog - I am not alone in my huge amount of respect for you, both for who you were, and who you are.

Guro Crafty - I can literally feel my heart rate go up a little at the thought of seeing the DVD.

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Martial Arts Topics / Re: Prayer and Daily Expression of Gratitude
« on: January 31, 2013, 06:10:30 PM »
Grateful for an uneventful day (in a good way).

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Martial Arts Topics / Re: Prayer and Daily Expression of Gratitude
« on: January 30, 2013, 08:04:18 AM »
Grateful for a much better perspective than I had yesterday.

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Martial Arts Topics / Re: Prayer and Daily Expression of Gratitude
« on: January 25, 2013, 03:55:31 PM »
Grateful for my students, my instructors (legends), my mentors/instructors in around my age range, and an emergent set of martial arts contemporaries in my life: people who I either teach in one context and train with in another, or people I teach who know just as much as I do in other areas.

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Martial Arts Topics / Re: Prayer and Daily Expression of Gratitude
« on: January 11, 2013, 08:09:09 AM »
Kaju,

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I have my art...once again

Reading that sentence makes me very happy; I'm grateful you wrote that.

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Martial Arts Topics / Re: Prayer and Daily Expression of Gratitude
« on: January 10, 2013, 05:38:51 PM »
Grateful for the sense of being a member of a LARGE, multi-faceted community that comes from involvement in the martial arts.

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Martial Arts Topics / Re: Prayer and Daily Expression of Gratitude
« on: January 08, 2013, 12:34:22 PM »
Grateful for routine.

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Martial Arts Topics / Re: Prayer and Daily Expression of Gratitude
« on: January 07, 2013, 11:25:52 AM »
Grateful for a wonderful week of vacation in Europe with my wife. Now back to training!

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Martial Arts Topics / Re: Dog Howie: Rest in Peace----RIP
« on: December 26, 2012, 01:44:17 PM »
This news is deeply affecting. I will miss Dog Howie forever. His strength and his heart are examples for us all.

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Martial Arts Topics / Re: Evil in Connecticut
« on: December 17, 2012, 11:52:17 AM »
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Actually the takeaway comes from years of working in law enforcement, often at the nexus of the criminal justice system and the mentally ill.

Okay. The context of your frustration is better understood.

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Forgive me, but getting called a dick on the forum doesn't exactly get my pulse racing.

Good. The pieces you posted are insightful.

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I'm blunt, I say what I see. I don't sugarcoat things. That's how I communicate things. You can call it however you like to.

Now I'm clear that you are expressing a written reaction to a topic about which you are passionate.

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Because seconds matter in school attacks, only the arming of school staff by means of concealed handguns can possibly deter attacks and save lives.

GM - I am a public high school teacher in southern California. The line above caught my attention. The information about districts with concealed carry permits is also fascinating. Is there a particular department in my district I should contact to find out what our policy is regarding concealed carry permits? I realize CA is a "May Grant" state and depending on the county a CCW might be impossible to obtain, but I would like more information.

When I got home from work last Friday, my wife and I had a chance to debrief the shooting for the first time. I said something like, "We (educators) need a highly-regulated way to conceal weapons in the classroom. Even if the average school site only has 20-25% of the staff armed, that is a huge deterrant."

No sarcasm intended, but I really would like more information if you would be willing to supply it.

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Tom,

Having grown up with the movie Bloodsport (that movie got me into Tae Kwon Do when I was 11), it never occurred to me in my youth that when the movie was supposed to be based on a true story, the story had been embellished. I'm wondering if you wouldn't mind please sharing some of your more memorable Frank Dux stories (good or bad) in this thread? I'd really like to know more about what your time was like with the man, and what your no-doubt evolving impression of him was as time went on.

GD

PS - Almost a decade ago, I spent over $600 on seminars with a man who had photoshopped his face over the face of someone in a picture with Bruce Lee, and claimed to be a private student. We've all been there as far as putting our well-intentioned beliefs into someone who does not deserve them.

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Martial Arts Topics / Re: Evil in Connecticut
« on: December 17, 2012, 05:48:23 AM »
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Good thing the left pushed through deinstitutionalization decades ago.

What a brilliant takeaway from that article, GM.
Since tone can sometimes be hard to convey on an Internet discussion board, let me confirm the presence of scathing sarcasm in the previous sentence.

No doubt that you'll counter by writing that I am trying to suppress you opinion or your expression. Let me save you the trouble by writing that your right to your opinions and your freedom of expression are good things.

Just please stop purposefully being a dick.

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Martial Arts Topics / Re: Prayer and Daily Expression of Gratitude
« on: December 12, 2012, 07:57:26 AM »
Grateful to have completed a minor task.

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Martial Arts Topics / Re: Prayer and Daily Expression of Gratitude
« on: November 30, 2012, 04:00:25 PM »
Grateful to have the rock that is martial arts in my life.

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Martial Arts Topics / Re: Guro Point Dog
« on: November 30, 2012, 03:59:26 PM »
Congratulations, Guro Point Dog!

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Martial Arts Topics / Re: Prayer and Daily Expression of Gratitude
« on: November 28, 2012, 09:42:43 PM »
Grateful that my little garage group has started gaining some momentum.

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Martial Arts Topics / Re: Prayer and Daily Expression of Gratitude
« on: November 27, 2012, 07:38:55 AM »
Grateful for getting what feels like enough sleep.

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Martial Arts Topics / Re: Prayer and Daily Expression of Gratitude
« on: November 24, 2012, 01:12:13 PM »
Grateful for a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday. Due to some family dynamics, we had two separate dinners. I am happily fasting today!

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Martial Arts Topics / Re: Prayer and Daily Expression of Gratitude
« on: November 22, 2012, 10:33:37 AM »
A beautiful selection, GC.

Grateful for a LARGE gathering of family for Thanksgiving that will take place at my home for the first time in my life. How blessed and humbled I am to be an adult with a young family of my own, and a home in which to host the day.

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Martial Arts Topics / Re: Prayer and Daily Expression of Gratitude
« on: November 14, 2012, 09:40:54 PM »
Grateful for anyone who approaches a teacher with an authentic hunger for knowledge.

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Martial Arts Topics / Re: Prayer and Daily Expression of Gratitude
« on: November 13, 2012, 07:45:10 AM »
Grateful for the current week.

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Martial Arts Topics / Re: Prayer and Daily Expression of Gratitude
« on: November 12, 2012, 10:47:18 AM »
My deepest gratitude for our Veterans.

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Grateful for a small, but enjoybale class last night.

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Martial Arts Topics / Re: Prayer and Daily Expression of Gratitude
« on: November 07, 2012, 07:59:25 AM »
Grateful for a pretty darn good "draft" of a project.

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Martial Arts Topics / Re: Prayer and Daily Expression of Gratitude
« on: November 05, 2012, 03:16:50 PM »
Grateful something is almost finished.

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