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  1. Interesting question. I don't like smack talk but...

    Interesting question. I don't like smack talk but nothing to do with TMA background. I just think it's childish at one level and ill-mannered at another which is probably due to being a 59 year old...
  2. Thank you (ten letters)

    Thank you (ten letters)
  3. That's an interesting question; but weren't ...

    That's an interesting question; but weren't 'traditional martial arts values' repackaged and commodified to sell TMAs to a Western audience in the first place and then diluted, eroded etc as the...
  4. I've got a busy week ahead but there are some...

    I've got a busy week ahead but there are some really interesting things there. Briefly I think the shift in the popular press from using 'martial arts expert' to 'cage fighter' for anyone who has...
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    I wonder how he'll feel about it this time next...

    I wonder how he'll feel about it this time next year when he's in a more reflective mood and this is indelibly on the net for God knows how long.Good singing voice though.
  6. Great reply Jimmy. Now let's sit back and see if...

    Great reply Jimmy. Now let's sit back and see if anyone else is interested in the kind of thoughtful debate we often used to have on this forum.

    I don't know what makes me more nostalgic about...
  7. Sorry Jimmy but I don't exactly agree with you on...

    Sorry Jimmy but I don't exactly agree with you on this one. If you strip away some of emotional language and the melodrama, I think she does have a point. There are certainly working class gentlemen...
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    Obviously there is the role model issue...but at...

    Obviously there is the role model issue...but at the end of the day in MMA isn't cannabis a performance IMPAIRING drug rather than a performance enhancing drug?
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    Useless information alert When I was doing...

    Useless information alert

    When I was doing research on parks a few years back, I discovered that Wicksteed (probably the oldest manufacturer of parks equipment in the UK) originally intended all...
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    Outdoor gyms for adults have been gradually...

    Outdoor gyms for adults have been gradually introduced into parks over the last three four to five years. Also 6 years ago, there was climbing frame type stuff on the beach at Coney Island when I...
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    Definitely not. No-one wants to be accused of...

    Definitely not. No-one wants to be accused of sexual harassment because their colleague has taken offence at being asked for a date :)
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    Poll: Given all the fanfare and hype, I would have...

    Given all the fanfare and hype, I would have expected something much more spectacular. It's not exactly at the cutting edge of fashion (and that from a person whose primary choice for tailors is...
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    To be fair to Aaron though, he does have many...

    To be fair to Aaron though, he does have many good points and I've seen him go out of his way to help others out on many occasions
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    Aaron once reacted to me clumsily but genuinely...

    Aaron once reacted to me clumsily but genuinely accidentally dropping my body weight through my knee onto his toe when drilling shoots as if it was a deliberate assault and spent the next 3 weeks...
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    I was but I think I was only known on line as...

    I was but I think I was only known on line as John RH on Tung fu
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    I've been a member of 4 martial arts forums ( 2...

    I've been a member of 4 martial arts forums ( 2 specifically MMA) which once thrived and they all petered out at varying rates, Sadly, much as I would like this to place to continue (in the hope...
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    Some of the ideas that DOD has come out with are...

    Some of the ideas that DOD has come out with are so off the wall that I wonder if he just dreams them up to enjoy watching the reactions to them on MMA forums. I'm looking forward to cage ludo, cage...
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    It's not a question of which is the most...

    It's not a question of which is the most dangerous IMO. It's a question of both sports involving the potential for serious head injury and no-one can predict when and where that will occur. The...
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    What's happened to CW. I was away on a long...

    What's happened to CW. I was away on a long holiday when this news broke with only intermittent wi fi access. I have tried to find the original thread discussing it but haven't been successful
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    is it me or are his TMA moves surprisingly...

    is it me or are his TMA moves surprisingly lacking in any kind of fluidity of movement?
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    I don't know. It might increase MMA's female fan...

    I don't know. It might increase MMA's female fan base. Appearing on posters half naked doesn't seem to have done David Beckham's popularity any harm
  22. What I don't understand is that if Jeremy...

    What I don't understand is that if Jeremy Clarkson's mum and dad gave the world something as cute and cuddly as Paddington Bear teddy bears how did they also produce Jeremy?
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    I'm afraid I don't have this level of expertise....

    I'm afraid I don't have this level of expertise. However, taking note of the feedback in previous forum revival questions would it help the cause of forum revival if I were to adopt a Louis Theroux...
  24. No. On horseback with lances but the similarity...

    No. On horseback with lances but the similarity lies in the medieval tournment vibe.

    I would sugggest fighting with swords in an MMA ring may have more to do with MMA than ball games in a cage...
  25. I have no problem with the idea but it's nothing...

    I have no problem with the idea but it's nothing new. A year or two ago History channel had a series called Full Metal Jousting. It was a serious competition based on medieval jousting but with some...
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