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I guess it's time to introduce myself......
My name is Rik. I live in South Riverside County California.
I have the perfect woman, three kids, one grandchild, two dogs, two horses, and a bunch of rodents running around here. We need an owl.
I have been around Jeeps all my life. My dad had a few, I've owned several, mostly Willys wagons and a panel delivery. This is my first Wrangler.
It's an '88, six cylinder, five speed, NP231, all stock.
Mods: Winch, 8.8 rear with 4:10's, '95 d30 front, one inch Daystar body lift, one inch Brown Dog motor mounts, SYE/DC drive shaft, 2.5 inch RC lift springs, 5/8 inch boomerang shackles, Posi-lok, rolling on 33X12.50/16's on TJ Rubicon rims.
And it's red. I like red. Always have. Many of my vehicles were/are red.
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Welcome Rik, I think you'll like the place and we're glad to have you. B carefull of some guy from Texas, he thinks he owns the place and we have limited smilies, beside that make yourself at home and enjoy.
 

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Thanks for the welcome! Cool web site you have here. I think I'll buy it.
 

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I'm posting this here just for my records.It's a really bad camera angle and too far away.
I found this video on youtube. My son is the littlest guy in it just after he got his yellow belt.
There are only four belts in San Soo, yellow, green, brown, black.
For this demo they were told to do every move in super slow motion or the audience will not be able to see what you did.
In actuality it happens much faster. We train in slow motion to build motor pathways and to not hurt each other by using controlled strikes and throws.
When you reach black belt you are permitted to move in full speed.
By then you have learned how to control yourself and not gouge eyes, crush throats, or break your opponent's bones by accident.
It gets intense when you work out with other black belts. I have no nerves left in my forearms to prove it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9Fu4Lfxt5k&feature=player_embedded#!
 

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Thanks for the warm welcome! Maybe I'll stick around and post a couple more times.
 

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Thanks. I was the strongest swimmer in my group.
 

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I wish to live here........ I feel it fits me.

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My first solo flight 1982.....

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This may have been my first solo flight tho'....

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That's a Luftwaffe flight jacket. I was in Carmel at a pub. We rode our bikes up there for Laguna Seca. I had a Yamaha V-Max at the time. Fastest production bike made. And remember, that was the eighties.
 

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I used to. I'm pretty much retired now. I still teach martial arts but I haven't flown for a few years (medical reasons)
I got my Private Rotorcraft in 1983 and my Commercial Rotorcraft license in 1984. Never had the desire to get my CFI.
 

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Here is a pic of all the Black Belts that used to kick my ass while I was training for mine. Early eighties.
The guy on the top right is Master Bill Hulsey, next to his wife Master Lori Hulsey. He is over seventy now and can still move faster than most twenty year olds. Even now he is scary to be near he is so intense. Great teacher and great guy tho'.
The guy on the lower right is Chris Pelonis. He's a singer/musician in a band with Jeff Bridges. Chris can play any instrument you put in front of him.
The guy with the mullet in the top row was an amazing warrior. Very powerful and great timing. Mullets were in style back then, and I wouldn't have said anything to him even if they weren't.
I just saw the guy in the blue tank top a couple weeks ago. He looks really old now, but is still practicing. I think he's a sixth or seventh degree now.
Master Hulsey is my grandson's instructor now. He was also my oldest son's instructor. Three generations of San Soo warriors.

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