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Author Topic: The League of Left-Handers  (Read 38884 times)
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« Reply #275 on: February 07, 2010, 09:45:22 pm »

seems like you have a really dangerous (but exciting) life o.o

eh, not so much. I just occasionally find meself in these... "situations". *L* and I used to work in not-so-safe part of town.

ah...okay^^

maybe i should start wearing as knife permanently...i live in our towns slum... (but i think the people who live here don´t really understand why because my clothes look like they cost the same as a normal humans food in a month xDDDDD)

I wouldn't recommend carrying a weapon unless you know how to use it very well in a self defense scenario. while sometimes just the intimidation factor of pulling a weapon on a perp is enough to get them to leave ya alone, it's definitely nothing to count on. perhaps attending self defense classes would be a good idea? dunno about there, but stateside you can usually find free or really cheap classes.
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« Reply #276 on: February 07, 2010, 09:49:31 pm »

seems like you have a really dangerous (but exciting) life o.o

eh, not so much. I just occasionally find meself in these... "situations". *L* and I used to work in not-so-safe part of town.

ah...okay^^

maybe i should start wearing as knife permanently...i live in our towns slum... (but i think the people who live here don´t really understand why because my clothes look like they cost the same as a normal humans food in a month xDDDDD)

I wouldn't recommend carrying a weapon unless you know how to use it very well in a self defense scenario. while sometimes just the intimidation factor of pulling a weapon on a perp is enough to get them to leave ya alone, it's definitely nothing to count on. perhaps attending self defense classes would be a good idea? dunno about there, but stateside you can usually find free or really cheap classes.

i´ve already surched for some selfdefending classes... and i didn´t find any....
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« Reply #277 on: February 08, 2010, 05:15:26 am »

seems like you have a really dangerous (but exciting) life o.o

eh, not so much. I just occasionally find meself in these... "situations". *L* and I used to work in not-so-safe part of town.

ah...okay^^

maybe i should start wearing as knife permanently...i live in our towns slum... (but i think the people who live here don´t really understand why because my clothes look like they cost the same as a normal humans food in a month xDDDDD)

I wouldn't recommend carrying a weapon unless you know how to use it very well in a self defense scenario. while sometimes just the intimidation factor of pulling a weapon on a perp is enough to get them to leave ya alone, it's definitely nothing to count on. perhaps attending self defense classes would be a good idea? dunno about there, but stateside you can usually find free or really cheap classes.

i´ve already surched for some selfdefending classes... and i didn´t find any....

no martial arts dojos (schools)? nothing like the ymca or ywca?
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« Reply #278 on: February 08, 2010, 01:41:31 pm »

seems like you have a really dangerous (but exciting) life o.o

eh, not so much. I just occasionally find meself in these... "situations". *L* and I used to work in not-so-safe part of town.

ah...okay^^

maybe i should start wearing as knife permanently...i live in our towns slum... (but i think the people who live here don´t really understand why because my clothes look like they cost the same as a normal humans food in a month xDDDDD)

I wouldn't recommend carrying a weapon unless you know how to use it very well in a self defense scenario. while sometimes just the intimidation factor of pulling a weapon on a perp is enough to get them to leave ya alone, it's definitely nothing to count on. perhaps attending self defense classes would be a good idea? dunno about there, but stateside you can usually find free or really cheap classes.

i´ve already surched for some selfdefending classes... and i didn´t find any....

no martial arts dojos (schools)? nothing like the ymca or ywca?

nope not here, not where i live... maybe in the next bigger city... but i don´t really want to drive about half an hour for it....
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« Reply #279 on: February 08, 2010, 11:21:01 pm »

I have just started my girls in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Great self defense martial art and it doesn't matter if you are left or right handed.
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« Reply #280 on: February 10, 2010, 04:33:15 pm »

I have just started my girls in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Great self defense martial art and it doesn't matter if you are left or right handed.

Capoeira?

Obviously, I know little about either...
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« Reply #281 on: February 12, 2010, 11:04:04 pm »

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is an excellent martial art, some of the things a friend of mine has shown me (basic things) are incredibly effective (he tested them on me to demonstrate  Roll Eyes).

Pocky, if its only 30 minutes, I'd recommend having a look to see what there is available - I travel 1.5 hours to do 2 hours of Sports Fencing, and then spend another hour getting home. I love the sport/martial art that much that I'm willing to spend more time travelling than doing the sport >.<, but if it'd just be 30 minutes each way, then it'd be worth looking into.

Wish I still fenced with rapiers still, that was great, especially as a leftie, a sinistre, as all of the movements, attacks & counters were thought out to be fought between right-handed swordsmen. In I come and mess it all up, and having trained improvised left-handed counters (so I could participate in the drills), I proceeded to confuse my opponents no end.It was also more fun, not to mention more brutal (nothing quite like punching your opponent to the ground with a buckler/swords guard).
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« Reply #282 on: February 13, 2010, 10:33:02 am »

Pocky, if its only 30 minutes, I'd recommend having a look to see what there is available - I travel 1.5 hours to do 2 hours of Sports Fencing, and then spend another hour getting home. I love the sport/martial art that much that I'm willing to spend more time travelling than doing the sport >.<, but if it'd just be 30 minutes each way, then it'd be worth looking into.

yeah but i don´t have the money to pay the bus or whatever and i don´t want to do sports so badly...
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« Reply #283 on: February 15, 2010, 03:07:59 am »

We could all fence together online...*runs to find his bastard sword and khukri*
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« Reply #284 on: February 15, 2010, 10:42:05 pm »

xDDD

i love fencing... i had a fencing testing hour in school some years ago... it was awesome.. and easy....ôo
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« Reply #285 on: February 16, 2010, 09:21:45 am »

uses the kukri and bastard sword to split rails for a fence, and then sets to work building the rail fence.



                                             ...Why are you looking at me like that?
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« Reply #286 on: February 16, 2010, 10:36:41 am »

Really? You guys want to fence? Wonderful! WONDERFUL! <grabs 4' rapier & steel square buckler>
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« Reply #287 on: February 16, 2010, 11:59:52 am »

Another southpaw here.
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« Reply #288 on: February 16, 2010, 01:42:03 pm »

welcome phuphuphnik!!! *salutes*
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« Reply #289 on: February 27, 2010, 08:08:58 am »

*salutes Gap'n Ward*

En Garde!
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« Reply #290 on: February 27, 2010, 04:05:21 pm »

*grabs rapier*

whoo!!!
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« Reply #291 on: March 22, 2010, 05:17:47 am »

Long fencing match. 

I say, anyone in need of refreshments?
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« Reply #292 on: March 22, 2010, 06:27:33 am »

I've stopped by so infrequently in recent times that I've lost track of the membership!

Time to take charge again. Wink
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« Reply #293 on: March 22, 2010, 06:38:56 am »

And now to welcome our newest members:

#44: Jeremiah Thomas Amblar
#45: LadyAsprin
#46: phuphuphnik

Welcome to the League!  Emphasis on your left hands, please, and don't forget to fight for the cause on a daily basis. Grin
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« Reply #294 on: April 09, 2010, 09:30:44 pm »

I am left handed and constantly notice when other people are left-handed.
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« Reply #295 on: April 10, 2010, 01:48:30 am »

Lilly, you are now our 47th member. Smiley
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« Reply #296 on: April 14, 2010, 01:04:49 am »

I am left handed and constantly notice when other people are left-handed.

Cogs, so do I!

Went to a new doctor today.  Noticed he was left handed.  Finally, a reputable doctor.  A sign above his desk read: "We are all born right handed.  Only the greatest among us overcome it."
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« Reply #297 on: April 14, 2010, 03:16:42 am »

I am left handed and constantly notice when other people are left-handed.


Me three!

Went to a new doctor today.  Noticed he was left handed.  Finally, a reputable doctor.  A sign above his desk read: "We are all born right handed.  Only the greatest among us overcome it."


I used to have a shirt saying that basic phrase.  In fact, I picked it up at a really cool left-handed goods shop in San Francisco: Lefty's. Smiley

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« Reply #298 on: April 14, 2010, 08:21:16 am »

Love that shirt!
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« Reply #299 on: April 14, 2010, 12:49:55 pm »

Love that shirt!

Seconded, I always enjoy pointing out the world famous lefthanders of history
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