Crime Deterrent!

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Most of you have probably seen this but it is worth seeing again..

 

This Video demonstrates the principle that everything is a weapon! While it does it rather amusingly (actually I find the video hilarious) it does make the point that when prepared and in the right frame of mind almost anything can be a tool for self-defense and thus a Crime Deterrent! Source

Back to the Future…

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Well you may not be able to travel to the future but you can send yourself a message in the future! That’s right, this site FutureMe.org allows you to send emails to the future you. Obviously you will need to still be using the same email address. Perhaps it would be helpful to send yourself progress reports on your current training so you can compare them to your current (future) progress when you get the message from yourself in the future…???! Who knows it could be a cool way to motivate yourself…or not.

Kicking Turnout for new class

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Ashburton,New Zealand
The Ashburton Karate Club exceeded its expectations of 12 new students when 40 showed up to practice! The first beginners’ class was held at the Buffalo Lodge last Tuesday night with participants ranging in age from eight year olds right through to middle aged women. Organizer Christine Ross said, the aim of the beginners class was to bring those involved through to an orange belt, and once participants were ready, there was the option to go on to the main class. The classes then cost $10 per term. Ross said she was excited about the positive feedback she had received for the beginners’ class, and said the initiative was going to be good for the club.
Now this story may not seem to exciting but when a club get 4 times the turn out they expected it turns our heads! We are going to see if we can get a comment from the Ashburton Karate Club to find out more about how they promoted the class and what the attribute the success to.

Rules to Live By

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I found this and thought I’d share it…
1. Be neat and clean
2. Be courteous and polite
3. Always obey your parents
4. Protect the weak and help them
5. Be brave but never take chances
6. Study hard and learn all you can
7. Be kind to animals and take care of them
8. Eat all your food and never waste any
9. Love God and go to Sunday School regularly
10. Always respect our flag and our country

These are not Dojo rules (though they should be!) they are from Roy Rogers Rider Rules. Some may say these are outdated but I live by these, I teach my kids to live by these and many of my friends live by these. If you disagree post a comment, if you agree then buy a magnet with this on it here and support the Official Roy Rogers, Dale Evans website.

Social Security Administration warns of scam

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Officials from the Social Security Administration have issued a scam warning. The warning concerns an e-mail message addressed to “Dear Social Security Number and Card Owner”. It claims someone is using the number illegally and has stolen the recipient’s identity. It directs you to a website, where you’re asked for credit card and PIN numbers. Naturally it’s a scam, since Social Security would never ask you for such information, online or elsewhere.

Tenth Annual Hyman Karate Classic Tournament

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On Sunday, February 26, 2006, Harlem Karate Institute will be holding the Tenth Annual Hyman Karate Classic Tournament at Herbert H. Lehman High School located at 3000 East Tremont Avenue, Bronx, NY 10461. Dr. Ernest Hyman is the Founder of the Harlem Karate Institute and The Tenth Annual Hyman Karate Classic Tournament. Registration time 9:00 AM sharp.

Tenth Annual Hyman Karate Classic Tournament

It’s Friday and this is Pretty Funny

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Juvenile, Yes but who cares! So what’s your pimp name? I am Trick Magnet Saba Slither. …don’t tell me, post it in the comments!
Thanks to Window Manager for finding this and posting it.

Only when you can be extremely pliable and soft can you be extremely hard and strong.

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— Zen

The Meaning of the Blue Belt (5th Kyu)

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Blue BeltBlue is vast and pure, deep and clouded. The blue belt holds a dual meaning, this duality is intentional.

First the blue belt represents our physical abilities. Symbolic of the sky, the Blue belt serves as a reminder of the vastness for which we reach. As we grow we reach towards the heavens feeling they are within our grasp. In our self-absorbed state we forget that we see but a small portion of its vastness. We tend to ignore this vastness and focus only on what we see and know as our skills advance. This leads to a state of over confidence. Instead of mastery you have only taken a sip of what is you yet have to learn! Over-confidence leads us to loose our humility, our humbleness, the Blue belt should remind us of our insignificance and of how much more we need to grow.

Second the blue belt represents our potential for mental depth and maturity. Here often the Sea is used symbolically for its depths and currents are difficult to see and harder to control. Only through determination can we advance here for introspection is a difficult task. As our physical strength grows through training, our mental depth and maturity should develop, strengthening our mind and our person as a whole. The lessons of the blue belt are that the strains of physical training are temporary, but mastery of self can last a lifetime.

!WARNING! – – Email Identity Theft Scam – – !WARNING!

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We’re taking action to warn you about an identity theft e-mail scam. There are e-mail messages being circulated addressed to “Dear Social Security Number and Card Owner” and purporting to be from the Social Security Administration. The message informs the reader “that someone illegally is using your Social Security number and assuming your identity” and directs the reader to a Web site designed to look like the Social Security Administration’s Internet Web site. Once directed to the bogus site, the individual is asked to confirm their identity with “Social Security and bank information.” Specific information about the individual’s credit card number, expiration date and PIN number is then requested. “Whether on our online Web site or by phone, Social Security will never ask you for your credit card information or your PIN number,” said Jo Anne Barnhart, Commissioner of Social Security. “I am outraged that someone would target an unsuspecting public in this manner. I have asked the Inspector General to use all the resources at his command to find and prosecute whoever is perpetrating this fraud,” Commissioner Barnhart said. The Social Security Administration reminds all consumers never to provide your Social Security number or other personal information over the Internet, by phone or through the mail unless you’re extremely confident of the source to whom you are providing the information. If you receive this scam e-mail or other suspicious activity, report it to the Social Security’s Office of Inspector General at 1-800-269-0271. (If you are deaf or hard of hearing, call the OIG TTY number at 1-866-501-2101). A Public Fraud Reporting form is also available online at www.socialsecurity.gov/oig.