What the karate teacher said

@dawnald (85129)
Shingle Springs, California
April 10, 2013 10:17am CST
Monday night I was at Cary's karate class when one of the teachers says, "we're having free classes for parents this week", and ushers us into the other room. Turns out it was basically a self defense overview, and while the kids were doing karate, he taught us how to get out of a chokehold and other grips. That night, Tony and I were horsing around and he had grabbed my wrists, and I said "now I'm going to do what the karate teacher said". I started to roll my arms out of his grip and back off and unintentionally let off a big fart. Tony's eyes got all big, and he let go, and I said, "that's what the karate teacher said - FART", and we busted up laughing. I wonder if I should tell that story at karate tonight. Maybe not.
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@katsmeow1213 (28719)
• United States
10 Apr 13
I probably would have ended up wetting myself from laughing so hard!
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@BarBaraPrz (45034)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
10 Apr 13
That's step two...
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@dawnald (85129)
• Shingle Springs, California
10 Apr 13
hahaha yeah...
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@blackrusty (3519)
• Mexico
10 Apr 13
wow they teach that lol well that would be one way for a person to let go in a hurry and run I hope that you had fun in the class and well you never know you may want to take some classes soon yourself as you never know
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@dawnald (85129)
• Shingle Springs, California
10 Apr 13
I must say I have very good technique. :D
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@dawnald (85129)
• Shingle Springs, California
10 Apr 13
it has its uses... :D
• Mexico
10 Apr 13
well not to say you would be able to clear a room fast lol you have a great day
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@youless (112007)
• Guangzhou, China
12 Apr 13
This is very interesting. I have never learned karate and I am not good at something like that. But I still like to have a try since this is a free class. Besides, I can learn it together with my child. It will encourage the children to learn it well, I guess.
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@dawnald (85129)
• Shingle Springs, California
12 Apr 13
It's good to learn at least a few self defense techniques too.
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@jillhill (37354)
• United States
11 Apr 13
Oh I think everyone would enjoy a story about a fart.....go for it!
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@dawnald (85129)
• Shingle Springs, California
12 Apr 13
well maybe...
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@artemeis (4194)
• China
11 Apr 13
I see that self defense has even progressed to the "biological" stage. Be sure to ask your instructor and all around to put on their gas masks. You are really contagious...
@Hatley (163781)
• Garden Grove, California
12 Apr 13
oj mhj artemeis and dawn thats puts a whole new meaning to an old fashioned term "Oh what a gas." ha ha
@dawnald (85129)
• Shingle Springs, California
12 Apr 13
You have heard of gas as a weapon, right? :D
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@celticeagle (156483)
• Boise, Idaho
11 Apr 13
I can't believe that. I don't think I would.
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@dawnald (85129)
• Shingle Springs, California
12 Apr 13
Would what? Tell the karate teacher?
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@celticeagle (156483)
• Boise, Idaho
12 Apr 13
I wouldn't tell the story.
@Lakota12 (42602)
• United States
11 Apr 13
I think that would have been funny lolololol
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@dawnald (85129)
• Shingle Springs, California
12 Apr 13
Oh, it was...
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@ElicBxn (63187)
• United States
15 Apr 13
I made the roomie laugh when I told her your story! did you tell?
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@ElicBxn (63187)
• United States
16 Apr 13
Food! Glorious FOOD!
@dawnald (85129)
• Shingle Springs, California
15 Apr 13
Didn't go to karate Wednesday. Cary's track meet went late, and although I could have gotten him to karate not to late, he decided he'd rather eat.
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@BarBaraPrz (45034)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
10 Apr 13
New trends in self-defense...
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@dawnald (85129)
• Shingle Springs, California
10 Apr 13
gas warfare is not new
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@4ofmyown (1119)
• United States
11 Apr 13
Hahaha....that is funny. I am sure the class would get a kick out of it. I am sure they maybe some attackers out their that may just let go of someone if that happened.
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@dawnald (85129)
• Shingle Springs, California
12 Apr 13
The karate class already smells like sweaty kids. We don't need to make it worse. :D
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@hmkoct5 (2065)
• United States
13 Apr 13
That is hilarious! But, it was effective! I think that is an excellent technique! lol! But in all seriousness, I think it is pretty neat that they gave you a self-defense overview. I have always been interested in self-defense. I've been thinking of taking a class myself.
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@dawnald (85129)
• Shingle Springs, California
15 Apr 13
It was very cool.
@jazel_juan (15747)
• Philippines
11 Apr 13
Lol i would tell that to the Karate teacher..
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@dawnald (85129)
• Shingle Springs, California
12 Apr 13
I might, but probably not...
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@blue65packer (11826)
• United States
11 Apr 13
Now that is funny!
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@dawnald (85129)
• Shingle Springs, California
12 Apr 13
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@bounce58 (17387)
• Canada
16 Apr 13
The taekwondo school which my kids go into has actually started offering a self defense class for parents. It isn't free, but it's really cheap and we get a free T-shirt (instead of the uniform)! I've been wanting to go, but the thought has crossed my mind. There might be unnecessary noises or 'releases' that might surface when I go bend over to do rolls and kicks.
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@dawnald (85129)
• Shingle Springs, California
18 Apr 13
This was just 2 free lessons, no doubt partly trying to get people to sign up for more, but it was good.
@Hatley (163781)
• Garden Grove, California
12 Apr 13
oh Dawn God love you I needed a laugh and I got one .,do tell that tonight it should get some good laughs too. I think its funny so might a lot of others. lol.No do it as it made me laugh and really laugh hard as its the surprisepart you know go do it. dare you to. lol
@dawnald (85129)
• Shingle Springs, California
13 Apr 13
OH, a dare, huh?
@sk66rc (4250)
• United States
10 Apr 13
Fart Ninja over here...!!! Though I shouldn't talk because I've cleared a room or two with my own... I've taken Aikido for few years & a buddy of mine has taken jujitsu for some time... In lamens term, the difference is aikido has more throws & jujitsu has more grabs & holds... One time I grabbed him & went to throw him & he locked his arm & put me in a hold... I guess it was a instinct reaction on my part, I farted on him... He almost passed out... Since then, he wouldn't mess with me... He said I didn't need to know any self defense techniques... Fart was enough to get me out of most situations... Lol...
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@dawnald (85129)
• Shingle Springs, California
10 Apr 13
I remember when taking yoga that the teacher said not to worry about it, that farting was natural when you put your body in a lot of different positions. I suppose it's the same for karate, but how funny.
@cynthiann (18602)
• Jamaica
10 Apr 13
Oh this is really funny but no, don't tell the teacher as he may not bother to teach you anything more
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@dawnald (85129)
• Shingle Springs, California
12 Apr 13
I didn't make it there Wednesday anyway. Cary's track meet went late.
@alberello (4752)
• Italy
10 Apr 13
Well, apart from the funny side of your story with Tony, I must say that the karate teacher of Cary, has made a very positive thing. Teaching to parents and to all staff of the self-defense techniques, it can always be useful. These days you never know, we can always be attacked when we least expect it, our cities (myself included, in Italy), they are always unsafe! Have you thought instead to subscribe to you, along with Cary to a specific course of personal self-defense? I personally is one of those things I should do.
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@dawnald (85129)
• Shingle Springs, California
10 Apr 13
It is a positive thing. I have no doubt that part of their intention is to try and get the parents to join some classes, but still, it was very helpful.
• China
13 Apr 13
The karate is similar to Chinese martial arts.Nowadays,it is necessary for people to learn how to defend themselves.In addition,practising martial arts can build up a good physique.
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@dawnald (85129)
• Shingle Springs, California
13 Apr 13
Yes, it's always a good idea to know how to defend yourself.
• United States
10 Apr 13
OMG! You just made me laugh so much. You sound really happy nowadays. It's good to see.
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@dawnald (85129)
• Shingle Springs, California
12 Apr 13
I am. Now if my money situation would just balance itself, life would be almost perfect. :)