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nago
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Joined: 10 Nov 2004
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Location: Uruma shi, Okinawa, Japan
Styles: Uechi-Ryu

PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2007 7:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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However, we are martial artists, not monks. You only live once, and I have seen too many colleagues enjoy rum and Cokes to really think teaching martial arts precludes you from imbibing. We also, as far as I know, are not training in monastaries. We have every right to enjoy ourselves like other people. Just don't overdo it. And if you do, don't drive and don't do it around students.


Monks are some of the biggest drinkers in Japan! Rich too. They do not have to pay taxes.
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Joined: 08 Dec 2006
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Location: Lost on the West Coast
Styles: Working on Judo and BJJ

PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2007 3:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No taxes you say...
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bushido_man96
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Joined: 31 Mar 2006
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Location: Hays, KS
Styles: Taekwondo, Combat Hapkido, Aikido, GRACIE

PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2007 12:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

NightOwl wrote:
No taxes you say...
Time to become a monk!!!
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YoungMan
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Joined: 14 May 2007
Posts: 258
Location: Somewhere in Michigan
Styles: Tae Kwon Do Chung Do Kwan, some Aikido

PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2007 11:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Or a televangelist!
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NewEnglands_KyoSa
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Joined: 14 Jan 2008
Posts: 907
Location: New England
Styles: Moo Duk Kwan Tang Soo Do , Chinese Kempo

PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2008 3:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

as long as it doesnt affect your MA, and it has nothing to do with it(ie you dont show up to class smashed) i think its a fine thing.
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st0ut
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Joined: 12 May 2008
Posts: 13
Location: New England
Styles: Sholin Kenpo Karate

PostPosted: Tue May 13, 2008 8:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have had to limit my drinking to maybe 1or 2 drinks a week. and it is useually only 1 or 2 drinks a month.our fight nights are pretty intence. " drink up fat boy you got a fight on thrusday night."
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phiu
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Joined: 21 Jun 2008
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 21, 2008 10:30 am    Post subject: Re: Beer, alcohol and MA Reply with quote

Rainbow_Warrior wrote:
All you people avoid drinking ? Or drink moderate ? or like to drink well? Do yo think that may affect your physical /mental condition in MA ?
I personally love beer ,and enjoy it. I love to get a cold one when I come back at night after a long day....



They call me the drunken master.
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Zanshin
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Joined: 26 Feb 2007
Posts: 530

Styles: Wado Ryu Karate, Daito Ryu Aiki-Jujutsu, Ono-Ha Itto-Ryu Kenjutsu

PostPosted: Fri Jul 04, 2008 1:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Always remember that I have taken more out of alcohol than alcohol has taken out of me"...Sir Winston Churchill.

In all seriousness though, be drink aware.
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Clash
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Joined: 15 Aug 2007
Posts: 146

Styles: Shotokan Karate

PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 1:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've got to say I commend Sensei Rick, on his out look on things. Now, I'm not judging anyone who has a few drinks. I just really respect people that ave no urge or need for things such as this.

I'm a teenager/young adult adn I don't drink and have never felt the need to use any kind of substance like that.

I have plenty of friends that enjoy drinking, and many worse things, as well as my father used to be a alchy.. and I've just never felt the urge to get sloshes or even the slightest bit drunk and stummble around like a fool. Not saying that anyone here or that everyone does that I just don't like mess with a substance that has the power to do that kind of thing.

My personal view on it is, substance like the one in question change people's preception and state of mind of the things going on around them. And I personally would like to allways be in control of my own actions, mind and out look.

Which is why I choose to stay away from mood altering substances as much as possible.

that's my two cents, and respect anyone else view point on the matter, if they like to have a drink fine by them... I do however get kinda sick of random people on the street/parties/job/etc treating me like im strange, insane, a prude, or that theres something wrong with me for not wanting to get wasted.

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BDPulver
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Joined: 12 Apr 2008
Posts: 386
Location: Kentucky and New Jersey
Styles: Isshinryu, Kobudo, Knife Training

PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2008 4:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

When I use to race mtn bikes on the amaetuer circuit my diet actually consisted of beer and pizza and the occassional health drink. But that was when I was in better shape and younger. And was able to do bout 100 miles a week on my bike.

Now that age has caught up to me, I'll have a beer or drink every so often except when I am on call for work.

If I do get plastered its usually at home. If I go out I moderated my drinking so that I stay focus'd on supposed encounters that might arise.
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