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July 25, 2011, 06:33:36 PM
As usual, I always come back after an absence. This time, my computer was down, but easily solved.

I recall the topic of physical health, and I was inspired to pursue my own. I have made the full commitment to a body building lifestyle to which I can use the strength in many ways. It is always important to maintain as much strength as you can for as long as you can. In this regards I have a trainer that is a great friend and access to a "dungeon" gym where all this suffering will occur! And free, which is great...

Oh, and did anyone else pick up a Demilich shirt after all this time! Damn, I been on the list for three years! Ha! But worth it!

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July 28, 2011, 09:06:58 PM
Well I was not here four years ago when you were around, but I enjoyed our conversation in the chat room tonight. Let us mark this occasion - the first *serious* conversation in the DLA chat! It's a start?

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July 29, 2011, 06:03:45 AM
Indeed it was a nice conversion. Forgive me if I was just "listening". I believe how I am I always listen when it comes to a chat, but in person I can speak freer as opposed to writing. That is why I would love to see other Hessians at shows, but in some areas they are hard to meet. You would think that a city such as Philadelphia ,which has major visible corruption, would inspire bands to use their anger towards their art. Not so. Many art schools and jazz musicians.....

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August 02, 2011, 06:48:42 PM
I'm very glad to hear your decision to become more active and acquainted with your health has brought you such contentedness. I found exactly the same thing. I would recommend it to everyone. You would be surprised how satisfying the pain of recovery is, and if not (I could just be a masochist), when you actually feel the effects of your hard work. Feels good, man.

On a somewhat similar note, I and a few friends have taken to weapons training. Recently we have been undertaking aikido lessons to learn to wield a katana. Has anyone else had experience with martial arts/weapons training? I am currently undecided on a discipline and would appreciate recommendations.

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August 02, 2011, 07:09:56 PM
Hmm weapons training is so vast. To know what you should try, think of what you would like to accomplish. I believe a great affect of my bodybuilding will lead to a better grasp of weapons training. Your body must be a weapon first before you grasp one in your hands. I love swords so I plan to train with one when I feel ready.

For discipline, there is iaido. Just learning to draw the sword and have such calm and control will lead to a better sense of more disciplines.


Kung fu is to stretch your muscles and  that flexibility which, once again, is helpful to excel in other training modes.

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August 04, 2011, 01:38:10 AM
I'm very glad to hear your decision to become more active and acquainted with your health has brought you such contentedness. I found exactly the same thing. I would recommend it to everyone. You would be surprised how satisfying the pain of recovery is, and if not (I could just be a masochist), when you actually feel the effects of your hard work. Feels good, man.

On a somewhat similar note, I and a few friends have taken to weapons training. Recently we have been undertaking aikido lessons to learn to wield a katana. Has anyone else had experience with martial arts/weapons training? I am currently undecided on a discipline and would appreciate recommendations.

Local Hessians and I have started doing some HEMA and WMA stuff in weekly/twice-weekly sessions.  Mostly longswords and grappling, at the moment.  It's fun, good exercise, and very interesting to learn about.