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Old 02-22-2012, 03:20 PM   #1
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About 40 years ago,I started my quest for skill in the oriental weapons field.I'd been into martial arts for 3 years and just wanted to extend my reach a bit. What better weapon than the sword?In the forty years I have had many names,Katana,the Samurai.Over the edge,over the hill,etc..
Just awhile back I had some injuries that have made it time to lie the sword to rest.It's been loyal and fullfilling.The end of the Samurai!



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Old 02-29-2012, 08:23 PM   #2
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What,no one got nothin to say ? This ain't a sob story,it's a rebirthing,hell I ain't dead yet. Still a formidable old fart.



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I guess there aren't many blade fans around here.

I'm no swordsman, but I can relate to your predicament. I used to be quite sharp in drag racing, and even a fair competitive shooter, but bad joints, changes in muscle tone and eyesight have pushed be to the back of the line. What I am good at is leading the troops. I'm finally as wise as I thought I was at 18. I finally have the experience I thought I had at 25. I am absolutely more cunning and evil than my younger self could have ever imagined! These days, i thrive on showing the youngsters how it's done, then watching them do it well.

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I agree with scottybaccus, I'm way more cunning and much more subtle than when I was 20 something. Just wish I could remember it all!

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http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/31024112-1.html

Perhaps a compromise?


The bayonet on my Norinco SKS is fun & pointy. With a Mosin Nagant's bayonet, you could keep a distance (think chinese spear).
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I guess there aren't many blade fans around here.

I'm no swordsman, but I can relate to your predicament. I used to be quite sharp in drag racing, and even a fair competitive shooter, but bad joints, changes in muscle tone and eyesight have pushed be to the back of the line. What I am good at is leading the troops. I'm finally as wise as I thought I was at 18. I finally have the experience I thought I had at 25. I am absolutely more cunning and evil than my younger self could have ever imagined! These days, i thrive on showing the youngsters how it's done, then watching them do it well.
Sir you humble me,a teacher and a hero . In teaching , you save lives and teach people coping skills witch have taken you a life time,I bow to you!

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I agree with scottybaccus, I'm way more cunning and much more subtle than when I was 20 something. Just wish I could remember it all!
So many years and mistakes ago,I'm also better than ever.
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Got really good news today . I went to see new doctor because I did not have a lot of faith in old doctor. I brought my Katana with me and told him about the 40 years . He agreed and said becarefull ,slow and easy. When I get rid of some rust I will post video ! Happy , happy !

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Just came in the house and layed the sword to rest for tonite. Did some simple kata and not feelin to bad , in the morning , I'll see how I feel and take it from there. I was wrong , Old Samurai never die we just smellmthat way !

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Just came in the house and layed the sword to rest for tonite. Did some simple kata and not feelin to bad , in the morning , I'll see how I feel and take it from there. I was wrong , Old Samurai never die we just smell that way !



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