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20 years on

Posted 04-12-2013 at 08:06 AM by m_miles

It's been twenty years since I first joined my first martial art classes and typically, I started doing two at the same time.

Two decades and four styles later, I find myself still cataloging my bruises (eight of them) and gauging the familiar grinding sounds from my knees, but you know, I'm still grinning. Conflict is still cathartic for me, especially in my profession, which tends to focus on the vulnerability of the human body.

If nothing else, martial arts reaffirms...
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not a nice guy, but i can be nice

Posted 04-07-2013 at 11:15 PM by Bryan
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Another return

Posted 04-01-2013 at 12:27 AM by m_miles
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Well, it's been quite a while since my last post... On any of the forums.

Life has kept me busy, and I guess it always will. I've also switched to self-employment in the last few years, which has been crazy in this day and age, but that's never stopped me before. I've been making changes elsewhere too, switching over to Krav Maga for a bit, which is all good fun.

It's good to see a few familiar names, and also sad to hear about Ivor. Nothing inspires me to...
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A rant on a cashier guy

Posted 03-15-2013 at 06:27 PM by goldenmyst

Well I got a clue as to why the cashier guy at the convenience store across the street isn't very friendly to me but is to other customers. I was standing in line behind a well dressed young couple. The cashier guy was ranting on about how the store was like a mental institution with so many mentally ill around.

Apparently the couple didn't get it at first so the guy exclaimed, "Just look around you!" And there I was the only other person in the store wearing my over size...
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google search

Posted 01-24-2013 at 02:14 PM by soarineagle

I did a google search today for the words
Yumta & Nichewa
and it gave me a page
the page had a link to this
Joshua - Arcanum Cafe - Forums
then if you click the link you are taken straight to my poem
I was in shock when I saw it.

take care

May your day be filled with wonderful surprises.
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