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    It's Christmas morning......what's your favorite gift?

    (Other than the joy of spending time with family, etc. I'm talking materialistic stuff. lol.)

    My dear husband got me an embroidered gi with our new school name and all the appropriate patches. And a Journey book (can you believe I didn't have one?)

    Those were two of the best I didn't surprise him with anything apparently. He guessed --- booger.


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    I got a 6' Oak Bo. I'm pretty excited about that.

    I'll be on the look out for Bo material.


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    100lb heavy bag. Can't wait to hang it up and beat the crap outa it

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    Quote Originally Posted by michaeledward View Post
    I got a 6' Oak Bo. I'm pretty excited about that.

    I'll be on the look out for Bo material.


    We don't open our present til around 6pm tonight, when my niece and nephew arrive, but I know I am getting a new DVD burner, that allows for any input, so in my experimentation I will burn me doing Sakugawa No Kon, a very old Bo Kata, and post it for you Michael. And if this new toy works as well and I hope it does I will be able to burnthe entire seminar I taught on this form, and segment it so that I can email it in snippets.
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    Quote Originally Posted by amylong View Post
    It's Christmas morning......what's your favorite gift?

    (Other than the joy of spending time with family, etc. I'm talking materialistic stuff. lol.)

    My dear husband got me an embroidered gi with our new school name and all the appropriate patches. And a Journey book (can you believe I didn't have one?)

    Those were two of the best I didn't surprise him with anything apparently. He guessed --- booger.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Texas Kenpo View Post
    100lb heavy bag. Can't wait to hang it up and beat the crap outa it
    You got a bag with 100 pounds of crap in it??? I guess you were pretty naughty this year. (You know I'm kiddin'.)

    Oh... and my favorite gift was LEGO STAR WARS II: The original Trilogy. It's one of the coolest games I've ever played.

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    My instructor got me an embroidered jacket and my wife and son got me an Ipod

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    I got some very cool gifts. A DVD recorder that also has a VCR built in for fast and easy dubbing. Meatloaf's newest CD, Bat out of Hell 3 the Beast is Loose, and I am loving every song, my new signature is the title of one of the songs from it. My niece and nephew got me Jeff Foxworthy's More Words You Thought You Knew The Meaning Of or Redneck Dictionary II, so maybe I'll be able to understand some of our southern members. My ex even called to see how I was doing, it was one yr ago today that I was told she wanted a divorce. Plus I got a ton of gift certificates from Tim Hortons, other restaurants, and grocery stores, i feel like I made out like a bandit. It was a very good Christmas with teh family, the meal was awesome and I am so glad to be hope though.
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    I got a lovely 320 GB HD for my computer and a digital video camera.......oh yeah, now i can film myself trying to practice kempo and post it on the web.

    I also received a cool tool for resurfacing damaged DVD's and CD's (dang kids) which I happen to have a lot of.

    A big man-sized griddle for making the family breakfast (yummy), a new coffee maker (yummier), and to top off the madness, a cappucino machine (wow!).

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    Merry Christmas Everyone!

    I got some cool stuff:

    A 3 Disc Johnny Cash box set with a pretty rare DVD from San Quentin

    About 6-7 books, half martial arts the other half Poker. No Descartes, maybe next year.

    A flask with the name of my favorite band and their logo on it that reads "En Tequila Es Verdad" which means, in tequila is truth. LOL

    My favorite is a new wedding band. My original which is awesome is a $10 silver band from a few years ago, the new one is also silver

    Cheers!
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    The other cool thing I got is a headphone/microphone thingy to talk through the computer. The problem is that I don't have anyone to talk to on messenger right now.

    I might see if I can use it to record audio versions of stuff like kicking set and maybe the katas. That way, I can remember them better (I can't remember kicking set to save my life.) and my students can use them too.

    Oh, and I got a trash compactor. If you've ever had one, you know how great they are and if you haven't, then you'll think it's a weird thing to get excited over. I've wanted one for years and my hubby finally broke down and got us one. (He's never had one before) They're really great. And I'm wearing a Speakman t-shirt. Can't really have too many karate t-shirts.

    Such a great Christmas!

    If anyone wants to chat through messenger, let me know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackcatbonz View Post
    I got a lovely 320 GB HD for my computer and a digital video camera.......oh yeah, now i can film myself trying to practice kempo and post it on the web.

    I also received a cool tool for resurfacing damaged DVD's and CD's (dang kids) which I happen to have a lot of.

    A big man-sized griddle for making the family breakfast (yummy), a new coffee maker (yummier), and to top off the madness, a cappucino machine (wow!).
    Dang, I am coming to your house for coffee!
    Quote Originally Posted by amylong View Post
    The other cool thing I got is a headphone/microphone thingy to talk through the computer. The problem is that I don't have anyone to talk to on messenger right now.

    I might see if I can use it to record audio versions of stuff like kicking set and maybe the katas. That way, I can remember them better (I can't remember kicking set to save my life.) and my students can use them too.

    Oh, and I got a trash compactor. If you've ever had one, you know how great they are and if you haven't, then you'll think it's a weird thing to get excited over. I've wanted one for years and my hubby finally broke down and got us one. (He's never had one before) They're really great. And I'm wearing a Speakman t-shirt. Can't really have too many karate t-shirts.

    Such a great Christmas!

    If anyone wants to chat through messenger, let me know.

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    Hey I have a headset thingy too! I use ventrillo, but my computer is acting up at the moment. I am thinking about trashing it and getting a new one when tax season comes. Can try it though. I'll PM you bout it later.
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    I got a Dale Earnhardt, Jr. jacket. (I'm a big fan of Nascar), and a CD (nice one) for my truck. I already have the speakers, just gotta build some custom boxes for them. That ought to keep me busy for a while.

    But, the coolest thing ever was what happened to my kids. Our family tradition is always to open on Christmas eve. So, we were opening the presents and was sitting there playing a game when I heard a truck outside. I told one of the kids to see who was here, and they said nobody. But, my motion light came on. So, we all opened the door to look again. In front of the door on my front porch was a huge box wraped in christmas paper with a note, "from Santa". By then, the vehicle that I heard was gone, and I have no idea who left the kids the present. I have asked all my friends, and everyone I can thing of and none of them know anything about it. The present was a huge little tikes kitchen set for my girls. They love it. My kids think that Santa couldn't make it down the chimney cause I had a fire burning at the time, so he left it on the front porch.
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    Well my least favorite present was/is Strep Throat. But the Doc gave me the good stuff.


    Best present is Gears of War and a 1 year subscription to X box Live.
    Dang I am now addicted to online kill matches LMAO.
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    AZ Angel- That is AWESOME! Truly a Christmas to remember it seems...

    Hemi- I gotta get with it on the video games. I do not even know how that works besides I only have a lowly Gamecube I have to play the games on the "easiest" mode and go on the internet to get the cheat codes... While playing "The Matrix" I have it on "easy" and I have all the cheat codes for unlimited ammo, focus, all the weapons plus the "Agents" cannot see me and I still can't finish the thing! I keep falling off the buildings!

    I have digressed quite a bit from being a "Zaxxon" Master.

    My wife and I are excited because we bought a new Oven and in a couple weeks will be getting a clothes dryer. We have been without one for about a year, hanging clothes on the line and what-not... VERY humbling!

    Happy Holidays everyone!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dianhsuhe View Post
    AZ Angel- That is AWESOME! Truly a Christmas to remember it seems...
    It's like the commercial of santa and the m&ms, they do exsist...he does exsist!

    My wife and I are excited because we bought a new Oven and in a couple weeks will be getting a clothes dryer. We have been without one for about a year, hanging clothes on the line and what-not... VERY humbling!
    Clothesline hung clothes smell the best! I have a dryer and wish I had a line.
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    Least favorite: Our son having the flu....poor little guy.

    Favorite: iPod Nano (totally unexpected), 6 foot bo staff......and everything else I got- everyone had GREAT ideas this year and it was a great Christmas. Also, just spending time with my whole family there- awesome!! Can't beat that!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dianhsuhe View Post
    AZ Angel- That is AWESOME! Truly a Christmas to remember it seems...

    Hemi- I gotta get with it on the video games. I do not even know how that works besides I only have a lowly Gamecube I have to play the games on the "easiest" mode and go on the internet to get the cheat codes... While playing "The Matrix" I have it on "easy" and I have all the cheat codes for unlimited ammo, focus, all the weapons plus the "Agents" cannot see me and I still can't finish the thing! I keep falling off the buildings!

    I have digressed quite a bit from being a "Zaxxon" Master.

    My wife and I are excited because we bought a new Oven and in a couple weeks will be getting a clothes dryer. We have been without one for about a year, hanging clothes on the line and what-not... VERY humbling!

    Happy Holidays everyone!

    Hey congrats on the dryer, growing up we had a dryer but never used it unless it was cold or raining.

    On the gaming part no worries no one starts out great takes practice just like Kenpo/Kempo.


    As for the cheat codes well another buddy of mine does that and he prefers to call them assist codes ROFL.
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    Mostly books. I got "Conquest Over Hatred - The Donnie Williams Story" by Tom Bleecker. I cannot wait to read it. I really enjoed his chapter in "The Journey". I also got a bunch of other martial arts realted books. Mostly about Iaido and it's history. I did get a nice unfilled 120 lbs Muay Thai style heavy bag.
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    Quote Originally Posted by michaeledward View Post
    I'll be on the look out for Bo material.
    Hey, I was poking around for some Bo Techniques and I found this web site.

    http://www.wonder-okinawa.jp/023/eng/013/index.html

    There are some really neat things there. The link is to the English version of this site. If you've got the high speed connection, some of the videos are pretty neat.

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