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Ben Higgins
post May 26 2011, 11:02 AM
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Hey Guys smile.gif

I managed to sprain my wrist at Karate last night, which as you all know, is not going to be beneficial to playing the guitar ! mad.gif

So, I wondered how many of you have hobbies, jobs or some other activity which sometimes puts you at risk of injury.. but you still do it because you either love it or you have to ? smile.gif


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post May 26 2011, 11:09 AM
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QUOTE (Ben Higgins @ May 26 2011, 12:02 PM) *
Hey Guys smile.gif

I managed to sprain my wrist at Karate last night, which as you all know, is not going to be beneficial to playing the guitar ! mad.gif

So, I wondered how many of you have hobbies, jobs or some other activity which sometimes puts you at risk of injury.. but you still do it because you either love it or you have to ? smile.gif


I actually many times had to give up ideas to do some cool activities because I feared hands injury.
For example 2 years ago I wanted to learn ice skating smile.gif It was going great until I fell on my wrist. I couldn't play for 2 weeks sad.gif
I should sell my ice skates now that I think about it smile.gif hehehe



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post May 26 2011, 11:09 AM
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I told You martial arts are risky for guitar players!:P I was in a ancient-dark age-late medieval reenactment group, and of course we battered each other with axes, spears and swords, while wearing "historically accurate" armor, which in case of for example ancient times was none (we reenact Germanic and Dacian barbarians from 2 B.C.). Isn't exactly safe, but I survived - being always concerned with ones fingers can make You a better warrior:P. Some of my friends had to go to hospital few times, and once a girl was hit in her face with a throwing axe huh.gif

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post May 26 2011, 11:13 AM
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QUOTE (Bogdan Radovic @ May 26 2011, 11:09 AM) *
I actually many times had to give up ideas to do some cool activities because I feared hands injury.
For example 2 years ago I wanted to learn ice skating smile.gif It was going great until I fell on my wrist. I couldn't play for 2 weeks sad.gif
I should sell my ice skates now that I think about it smile.gif hehehe


Ouch ! That's exactly what happened to me, I fell on my hands ! I threw a kick and at the same time my opponent kicked my supporting leg and BAM ! It was an accident, but it couldn't have been timed better from his perspective. rolleyes.gif

Ice skating does look cool though. I always used to think 'What would happen if somebody ran over your fingers ??' ohmy.gif

QUOTE (Marek Rojewski @ May 26 2011, 11:09 AM) *
Some of my friends had to go to hospital few times, and once a girl was hit in her face with a throwing axe huh.gif


It was you who threw the axe wasn't it ? Admit it tongue.gif


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post May 26 2011, 11:14 AM
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Brazilian Jiu Jitsu --- Love it.
Grips play a very important role in the entire game. SO the fingers get worked up a lot and get twisted and in some cases broken.
Lately, i had started taping them together to minimize some risks.
But injuries are a part of the game and will happen, sooner or later. And it will effect my guitar playing.

If my fingers become useless, I'll start learning drums.

Life is too short to be one dimensional. Try to experience everything you love. Living in fear is not living.

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post May 26 2011, 01:03 PM
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QUOTE (Ben Higgins @ May 26 2011, 10:13 AM) *
Ouch ! That's exactly what happened to me, I fell on my hands ! I threw a kick and at the same time my opponent kicked my supporting leg and BAM ! It was an accident, but it couldn't have been timed better from his perspective. rolleyes.gif

Ice skating does look cool though. I always used to think 'What would happen if somebody ran over your fingers ??' ohmy.gif


It was you who threw the axe wasn't it ? Admit it tongue.gif



Ben! I have that stupid dream a lot of times - a kid running over my fingers with his shiny skates sad.gif(((((


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post May 26 2011, 01:07 PM
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Ben I have my part in the hospital part, but the throwing axe accident wasn't my fault, in fact I am happy that the axe didn't hit me instead tongue.gif


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post May 26 2011, 01:10 PM
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Spoken like a true Zen master, zen biggrin.gif

Well, hopefully, if I find the time soon enough, I'll start practicing iaido. I have a HUGE obsession for swords, swordsmanship and japanese culture.

In case any of you guys have no clue about iaido, take a look:



those things are sharper than anything in this world biggrin.gif but it's all about the inner balance, self control and attention to detail which attracts me the most (besides the shiny swords) tongue.gif

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post May 26 2011, 01:22 PM
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QUOTE (Ben Higgins @ May 26 2011, 12:02 PM) *
Hey Guys smile.gif

I managed to sprain my wrist at Karate last night, which as you all know, is not going to be beneficial to playing the guitar ! mad.gif

So, I wondered how many of you have hobbies, jobs or some other activity which sometimes puts you at risk of injury.. but you still do it because you either love it or you have to ? smile.gif


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I must object Cosmin!:P Katanas weren't "super swords", the way they were produced was so unique and time consuming because of the terrible quality of Iron that could be mined in Japanese-region. European swords/sabers were in fact of better quality. Sabers used in the XVI-XVII centuries in Eastern Europe should most probably claim the title of "best sword-like weapon of all times" when You take speed and power into consideration. When we are talking about swordsmanship we can also say that Europeans have noting to be ashamed and don't need to envy Japan. Check out this site, it is only the tip of an iceberg http://www.thehaca.com/

Problem with Japanese swordsmanship is that it is so "ritualized" and "home grown" that it isn't "killing art" but "waving Your swords art".
Problem with our European swordsmanship is that it was almost totally forgotten, and now we have 400-600 year old books teaching how to use the sword, but it is not always easy to interpret some techniques even though the books are very "resourceful".

Anyway sorry for such long off topic:P


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post May 26 2011, 02:11 PM
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QUOTE (Marek Rojewski @ May 26 2011, 12:23 PM) *
I must object Cosmin!:P Katanas weren't "super swords", the way they were produced was so unique and time consuming because of the terrible quality of Iron that could be mined in Japanese-region. European swords/sabers were in fact of better quality. Sabers used in the XVI-XVII centuries in Eastern Europe should most probably claim the title of "best sword-like weapon of all times" when You take speed and power into consideration. When we are talking about swordsmanship we can also say that Europeans have noting to be ashamed and don't need to envy Japan. Check out this site, it is only the tip of an iceberg http://www.thehaca.com/

Problem with Japanese swordsmanship is that it is so "ritualized" and "home grown" that it isn't "killing art" but "waving Your swords art".
Problem with our European swordsmanship is that it was almost totally forgotten, and now we have 400-600 year old books teaching how to use the sword, but it is not always easy to interpret some techniques even though the books are very "resourceful".

Anyway sorry for such long off topic:P


Not at all! Thank you for the insight biggrin.gif well, the idea is that I don't necessarily want to kill anyone smile.gif you must've surely heard about people like Myamoto Musashi or the great Masamune and his awesome blades biggrin.gif


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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ May 26 2011, 02:11 PM) *
Not at all! Thank you for the insight biggrin.gif well, the idea is that I don't necessarily want to kill anyone smile.gif you must've surely heard about people like Myamoto Musashi or the great Masamune and his awesome blades biggrin.gif


I heard that Steve Harris wrote 'Sun and Steel' about Musashi cool.gif

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but it's all about the inner balance, self control and attention to detail which attracts me the most (besides the shiny swords) tongue.gif


Yep, a man is easily pleased when he gets a sword to play with ! smile.gif No, Mudbone, that wasn't innuendo wink.gif

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Ben,

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Remind me never to annoy you ! tongue.gif


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QUOTE (Ben Higgins @ May 26 2011, 10:04 AM) *
Yep, a man is easily pleased when he gets a sword to play with ! smile.gif No, Mudbone, that wasn't innuendo wink.gif


Just as long as your playing with your own sword and not someone elses biggrin.gif

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Playing football (soccer for my american friends wink.gif ) can be dangerous cause you can fall on your hands, but the chance isn't that high. I avoid playing goalie, though I really like it.
Oh, and I love getting crazy in the mosh pits at concerts, and a couple of times I fell or some guys ran into my arm and my wrist hurt really bad after that. But giving that up? No way!

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QUOTE (Azzaboi @ May 26 2011, 06:53 PM) *
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Good God biggrin.gif I love this stuff biggrin.gif are you good at it?? biggrin.gif


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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ May 26 2011, 01:10 PM) *
Spoken like a true Zen master, zen biggrin.gif

Well, hopefully, if I find the time soon enough, I'll start practicing iaido. I have a HUGE obsession for swords, swordsmanship and japanese culture.

In case any of you guys have no clue about iaido, take a look:



those things are sharper than anything in this world biggrin.gif but it's all about the inner balance, self control and attention to detail which attracts me the most (besides the shiny swords) tongue.gif


I could not find thlink ,but on KPTS I watched a special on the making of a samuri sword , and it was cool
a true samuri sword will sell these days for six figures and in the old days they rated them 1 2 3 4 or a 5 ( this refers to how many torso's it could cut in one swing)and in this a real samuri-sliced an arrow shoot at him in two(freakin awsome)oh ya they showed it in slow motion and he did!

any way back to the theme of this thread
does having 1 wife ,2 boys , and 5 daughters count as living life dangerously ohmy.gif
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Amazing feats here, people! At least I call them feats. I don't like living life on the edge; call me a wuss, I don't care. wink.gif I like to stay safe because I have a fear of getting hurt - I don't like feeling pain .... Who does, sicko? tongue.gif But I mean I just like to do things that probably won't cause injuries. But I guess even driving a car or flying in a plane is a bet with one's life. You can't avoid stuff all the time. I got hurt a few times when I played baseball as a kid. My general hobbies are music and computers.

Just for the record, skydiving has never appealed to me! ohmy.gif I hate heights. However, I have dreamed about going to space and orbiting the earth = spacewalking. laugh.gif It seems there are no heights out there. You're just there. happy.gif


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Well,

biggrin.gif there's nothing wrong with being the indoorsy type, but your body needs exercise! So running and bodyweight exercises should be included in your daily activity - if you want to be able to depend on your body biggrin.gif

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QUOTE (thefireball @ May 27 2011, 08:34 AM) *
Just for the record, skydiving has never appealed to me! ohmy.gif I hate heights.


I'm not brilliant with heights.. but I'd rather be looking down than looking up. I get this weird sensation when I'm stood next to a really tall building. I cannot look up because it feels me with fear and makes me feel unbalanced like the sky is falling on me and the earth is falling away behind me. Does anyone else get this ? ohmy.gif


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