celinedionsnumber2fan:

evnw:

mrnes:

Marshal law in full effect there wow #mikebrown #ferguson

what…

the fuck

celinedionsnumber2fan:

evnw:

mrnes:

Marshal law in full effect there wow #mikebrown #ferguson

what…

the fuck

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karate-love:

searchingforpupose:

The Importance of the Black Belt
The black belt is associated with a certain stigma among many different types of people. To them, if you achieved a black belt it can be brushed off with a simple comment such as “well you couldn’t stop someone shooting you so….” or something else along the lines of “Wow you could totally kick someones ass!”.
To me, these comments can be quite irritating even if the last comment can be taken as some what of a compliment. Only those who have train in martial arts or who have witnessed someone close to them learn the art can, in my opinion, hold a proper understanding of the importance of this belt.
In a proper training environment (and by saying this I am not referring to some of the ‘cash cow’ dojos that are lying about where if you pay the right price you can buy your black belt) the belt represents many things, such as:
Years of diligent practice.
Patience through the progression up the ranking system of the martial art.
Overcoming the steep learning curve of martial arts, including both the physical and mental aspects.
Pushing yourself to the limit.
Taking martial arts into your daily life.
The reason that the fifth point is mention is because, if you have been learning your martial art for long enough, you would have probably incorporated some of your training into your daily life routine, whether you realise it or not.
To cut it short, the black belt represents a level or personal, mental and physical commitment to an art that not everyone can achieve. By earning this, it puts all of that commitment into something that you can wear with pride, an item you can cherish and a state of mind no one can take away.

I don’t think this could be any more true

karate-love:

searchingforpupose:

The Importance of the Black Belt

The black belt is associated with a certain stigma among many different types of people. To them, if you achieved a black belt it can be brushed off with a simple comment such as “well you couldn’t stop someone shooting you so….” or something else along the lines of “Wow you could totally kick someones ass!”.

To me, these comments can be quite irritating even if the last comment can be taken as some what of a compliment. Only those who have train in martial arts or who have witnessed someone close to them learn the art can, in my opinion, hold a proper understanding of the importance of this belt.

In a proper training environment (and by saying this I am not referring to some of the ‘cash cow’ dojos that are lying about where if you pay the right price you can buy your black belt) the belt represents many things, such as:

  1. Years of diligent practice.
  2. Patience through the progression up the ranking system of the martial art.
  3. Overcoming the steep learning curve of martial arts, including both the physical and mental aspects.
  4. Pushing yourself to the limit.
  5. Taking martial arts into your daily life.

The reason that the fifth point is mention is because, if you have been learning your martial art for long enough, you would have probably incorporated some of your training into your daily life routine, whether you realise it or not.

To cut it short, the black belt represents a level or personal, mental and physical commitment to an art that not everyone can achieve. By earning this, it puts all of that commitment into something that you can wear with pride, an item you can cherish and a state of mind no one can take away.

I don’t think this could be any more true

(via martialartsprobs)

parkour-and-ninjas:

The ‘Move like the Wind’ event in Chicago was a success. PK Gen coaches Chris Keighley, and Adam McClellan (Pk Gen Americas), Art Du Deplacement Chicago owner Kurt Gowan, and myself led the workshops. Assissted by newly certified ADAPT coaches, whom all passed their assessment in Chicago. So much training, learning, and fun.

she-kicks-she-throws:

What a shot!

she-kicks-she-throws:

What a shot!

gutsanduppercuts:

A young Larnell Stovall.

gutsanduppercuts:

A young Larnell Stovall.

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mma-gifs:

                                      Ronda Rousey’s Judo Demo 11/13/2011

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amazighprincex:

[Image: a series of tweets by justified agitator (@Awkward_Duck) on August 19, 2014.

1:23 AM: We literally laid in someone’s backyard for what seemed like an eternity while tanks rolled down the streets #Ferguson

1:26 AM: I’m live tweeting because there’s a media blackout. #Ferguson

1:33 AM: I’m so shaken. They’re literally just rolling around throwing tear gas into neighborhoods-not aggressive crowds. #Ferguson

1:34 AM: I was pouring milk over one guys eyes when they came back around and threw another at us. #Ferguson

1:51 AM: Let me repeat, THEY ARE GASSING NEIGHBORHOODS not crowds of protestors.There was only a few of us walking. there is no curfew, so why?]

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anshuchristajacobson:

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anshuchristajacobson:

Samurai Cartoon (Reflex)

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