I agree here as well, Thomas, and have just one more point to mention
before I let this drop... I pretty much said all I had to say this
To clear up for Nicol's benefit and anyone else who might be
wondering... although this is not strictly related to gaming.
Martial arts are not purely physical disciplines which consist of
violent techniques. All martial arts, particularly Japanese arts,
have a strong basis in honor, and spiritual development. As well as
all this, they train mental skills such as body awareness,
coordination, etc. Take Iaido, example. An art with the sword can
teach so much more than how to cut someone down. You have to be
constantly aware of your opponent's location, and what your body is
doing. Especially the lattor. My sensei always tells us not to look.
Feel with our body, our mind... of course, being totally blind...
looking isn't an option anyway. But the slow, precise movements of
the sword, are amazing to learn and an unspeakable experience. You
can't know until you try it. But the most important aspect of Iaido
is to develop a calm, disciplined and honorable spirit. To act calmly
and rationally in a panicky situation, and to act honorably. If a
problem comes up, start with the center and work your way through
it... just like a sword form. All the cuts and movements start from
the center of the body. This is just a small example of how martial
arts is more than just flashy ways of fighting.
Now that I'm done rambling about that, back to gaming. But anyone who
wants to know more or is curious... feel free to email me offlist.
PS: everything Tom and Charles h
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La premiere article parle d'un pere qui habite au Texas mais qui vennait de
Montreal. Il etait condamne a la p?nalite de mort parce qu'il avait tuer ses
Mots que J'ai appris:
La Garde: custody
Enlever: to kidnap
La deuxieme article discute la possibilite que le mort recent d'une feme de 21
ans etait a cause de la prostitution.
Trois mots que J'ai appris:
obtenir: to procure
impliquer: to involve
sans connaissance: unconscious
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