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Re: “Pittsburgh-area martial artist creates new karate style

This is towards "He's a McDojo Fraud". So you were a 2nd Degree Black Belt in 2004. Are you still with C.S. Kim? To me, it looks like John saw the flaws that cs kim was teaching, started to secretly go and train with other martial artists from different styles while still attending cs kim karate. I know for a fact that if John told Master Kim he was training with or at another Martial Art Organization Master Kim would not allow him or anyone to do that. I know because that happened to me. I was under Master Kim for years and then decided to take Tae Kwon Do also. I told Master Kim and he said there is a fork in the road. You Stop going to the other organization and only train here at cs kim or don't come back. I made my decision and I stand by it. For years I looked up to them and wanted to be like them until I saw their true selves and I did not want to be a part of them or what they stand for. cs kim forces you to do what they want and not what the student wants. An an artcile it states that John left cs kim and now is under the United Fighting Arts Federation and training with other martial art styles. I stand by what John is doing and hope all the best for him

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Posted by Former C.S. Kim Master on 02/22/2019 at 1:17 PM

Re: “Pittsburgh-area martial artist creates new karate style

To comment: Listen I got my E-Dan (2nd degree blackbelt) at CS Kim Monroeville in 2004 so I know what it's all about. The "self-defense" taught there consisted of staged one-step sparring where you opponent throws a single punch then stands there immobile while you do flashy techniques. And wrist grabs where your opponent grabs your wrists then also stands there immobile and doesn't resist while you do flashy techniques. NONE of that stuff is real-world practical and is what his "training" is based on. He might goof around with other martial artists on the weekends, but that isn't quite the same as testing your skills in the ring is it? What is his MMA-style competition record again? Oh yeah, ZERO. All he's ever done is point-sparring which is controlled and little to no contact. I'll say it again, anyone who has NO full contact competition experience and has ONLY trained in McDojo-style karate can NOT claim the stuff they teach is "self-defense" and anyone who does is a FRAUD that gives their students a false sense of security, just like CS Kim.

Posted by He's a McDojo Fraud on 02/22/2019 at 11:34 AM

Re: “Pittsburgh-area martial artist creates new karate style

To He's a Mcdojo Fraud: So what you are telling me is that you have NOT seen him in person. Only his YouTube videos. If that is the case then maybe he wants to just upload flashy forms and techniques, Jumping over bags, tournament point sparring. C.S Kim maybe a McDojo, however, the person training can make adjustments to make him/her not a McDojo person. The person can train with different martial artists/organization to get a better feel of self-defense with resisting opponents. I actually read an article that him and other martial artists get together and spar each other without pads and gear for training and self-defense purposes

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Posted by Comment on 02/21/2019 at 3:52 PM

Re: “A new Kickstarter campaign has a terrible solution to your relationship problems

How about the fact that if one partner presses the button then they're going to know whether or not the other partner pressed it. One person might press the button every night and never get a match lol.

Posted by Shirtboy on 02/21/2019 at 2:57 PM

Re: “What's a sneckdown and what does it teach us about Pittsburgh road design?

It seems the driving patterns on snow would be distinct from those on dry pavement. However, the idea is good. We just need a way to show road usage under good conditions.

Posted by J Ross Thomson on 02/20/2019 at 10:20 PM

Re: “What new bands and musicians can learn from The Flow Band

City Paper Jordan Snowden & Jared Wickerham thank you so very much for the article & pics. we appreciate you ! Our show @ Chiefs Cafe is on Friday Feb.22 Not Sat. Thanks hope to see you

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Posted by Uzell Finney Jr. on 02/20/2019 at 4:34 PM

Re: “Gab Around 'Tahn

Pastrami is good eating too...

Posted by Chris Pappaterra on 02/20/2019 at 2:40 PM

Re: “Gab Around 'Tahn

Different strokes for different folks, but I love the Pittsburgher and Capicolla...Primantis to me is a Pittsburgh institution. I am a sangwich man anyhow, and yes I meant to spell it with a G...

Posted by Chris Pappaterra on 02/20/2019 at 2:30 PM

Re: “Gab Around 'Tahn

100% agree about Primanti's. Not that good. But they could be.

Posted by Anne Laskowski on 02/20/2019 at 10:27 AM

Re: “Spoiler: Absinthe isn’t trippy

"Truthfully, when diluted properly, it's only a bit more alcoholic than a glass of wine."

Thank you, thank you, thank you! However this should read "when consumed properly".

The single most important truth (or anti-misunderstanding) about absinthe, in my opinion, is that it is a concentrated drink. It isn't, and never was, intended to be drunk undiluted. A proper glass of absinthe starts with just 1 ounce of the absinthe (the concentrate). As such, its bottled alcohol percentage is irrelevant. It's only bottled at the percentages that it is to preserve it until it is served.

Not only does a properly prepared glass of absinthe contain no more alcohol than an average glass of wine, it contains less alcohol than 12 ounces of most IPA beers (never mind 16 ounce pours!), and most standard and classic mixed drinks.

I commend you for staying away from the usual "high alcohol" hyperbole usually part of these kinds of articles. It's a dialogue I think it's high time we all moved away from.

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Posted by Michael Meyers on 02/20/2019 at 2:35 AM

Re: “Spoiler: Absinthe isn’t trippy

Three spouts drip water from a clear tank onto glasses dressed with sugar cubes and grills

They are called spoons, not grills you filthy casual.

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Posted by Brendan James on 02/19/2019 at 11:08 PM

Re: “Controversial editorial director Keith Burris promoted to executive editor of Post-Gazette

Block missed his big chance. There's a guy at a little paper in Alabama sounds as if he would fit right in!



Posted by WTK on 02/19/2019 at 9:24 PM

Re: “Pittsburgh-area martial artist creates new karate style

To "comment": I HAVE seen him. All you have to do is look at this youtube stuff. Nothing but flashy forms and techniques, jumping over bags, and tournament point-sparring. I've been there done that....CS Kim is a mcdojo that's focused on little kids and teaches watered-down impractical nonsense. All the "self-defense" techniques were against non-resisting opponents. Has he ever even been in a full-contact fight no pads no gear? Anyone that has only done point-sparring and has no real-world experience can NOT claim the things they teach are "self-defense". It's just that simple.

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Posted by He's a McDojo fraud on 02/19/2019 at 8:30 PM

Re: “Spoiler: Absinthe isn’t trippy

"After a second distilling, the substance (herbs and all) is shocked with hot water. Scalding releases chlorophyll, resulting in the signature absinthe green."

No, after the second distillation, a second mix of herbs is soaked in the warm distillate to release chlorophyll (and add flavor).

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Posted by Brian Robinson on 02/19/2019 at 7:07 PM

Re: “Controversial editorial director Keith Burris promoted to executive editor of Post-Gazette

As a long term reader of the P-G I have been appalled at the paper in recent years and killed my subscription. Got the NYT's and am very satisfied. bye-bye P-G bye-bye

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Posted by Mike Flaherty on 02/19/2019 at 12:46 PM

Re: “Pittsburgh-area martial artist creates new karate style

To the person who posted by He's a Mcdojo Fraud. You really can not call him a Mcdojo Fraud if you have not seen him in person. Once you have seen him in person then you can say he is a Mcdojo fraud or not. I would like to know that information to but I am not going to put posted by He's a Mcdojo Fraud. You want to know information but you are being negative about it instead of neutral until you know the facts.

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Posted by Comment on 02/19/2019 at 8:23 AM

Re: “Post-Gazette labor union officially files NLRB complaint against publisher John Block

All I can say is that hes a GREAT MAN under a lot of STRESS and I dont agree know him very personally thx Pittsburgh IT definitely couldve been anyone

Posted by CLEARLY on 02/19/2019 at 7:54 AM

Re: “Butler Eagle pulls Non Sequitur cartoon from Sunday pages

Newsflash to all you Morons and Grifter Apologists: just because something is a cartoon does NOT mean it's for kids, and just because something presents itself as a coloring page, does not mean that is it's actually intent.
If you Deplorables had bothered to check your facts before wasting everyone's time, you might have discovered that "Non Sequitur" is NOT a
children soldering corner, it's a social and political commentary and satire cartoon.
And yes, I'm looking at you Angela and Ginny and "Notachance".
And kids who are old enough to read, and smart enough to catch the wording, are fully capable of not imploding upon stumbling upon a naughty word.

Posted by Mark Choi on 02/18/2019 at 2:39 PM

Re: “Pittsburgh-area martial artist creates new karate style

I'd like to know how many real-world fights with weapons Mr. Morgart has been in, him being a "master" and claiming is style is real self-defense....

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Posted by He's a Mcdojo fraud on 02/17/2019 at 5:42 PM

Re: “CBD, irritable bowel syndrome, and a robot called CannaBot™

How can I participate in this study??? Babydolljoy2002@yahoo.com

Posted by Joy Vitiritti on 02/17/2019 at 4:24 PM

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