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    Pizza is no longer a guilty pleasure, now, it is a study aid.

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    You trim the front hedge through a combination of crossovers, twists and knee checks

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    I guess I missed this thread a long time ago. No... Being perfectly in control, I don't do any of those things.... Except, at least, once a day.

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    Hahah!! I'm guilty of more than one of those things on the list...I won't admit what though :P
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    when tax time comes along,and you go looking for "starblock" instead of
    "H&R Block"
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    Done many of those things... and some.

    Can't help myself, lol.

    Just saw a pillar in the mall, and inward palm-clawed it ala Leaping Crane as I walked passed! Got a strange look from someone in a suit.

    Go figure.

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    Ok, I'll share...I sometimes use Raining Claw to open doors. THe block pushes the handle down and the claw pushes the door open, the back fist opens the door fully
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    you know youv been in KENPO to long when you stop by kenponet, and see "the flame" (which is their archive) and immediately think thats what they call their forum :-p


    also you know youv been in martial arts to long when you pass a strip mall and wonder if theres a martial arts school in there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sketch12 View Post
    Ok, I'll share...I sometimes use Raining Claw to open doors. THe block pushes the handle down and the claw pushes the door open, the back fist opens the door fully
    i use downward parries to open some door handles, or push doors open with the 2 knuckles on my hands :-p.
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    When you see a student you haven't seen in a long time do something that you haven't seen before and ask them where they learned that and they say they learned it from you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sjansen View Post
    When you see a student you haven't seen in a long time do something that you haven't seen before and ask them where they learned that and they say they learned it from you.
    CLASSIC! Thanks for that one

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    I'm guilty of practicing stances while standing in line, ha ha. Good list.
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    Parry and elbowing coworkers as you pass them in the hallway.

    Turning off lights with my feet.

    Pushing open doors with a downward heel palm.

    Integrating kata on the dance floor.

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