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 Post subject: Moving up in Life
PostPosted: Sat Aug 14, 2010 2:39 am 
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Well, I consider it a step up, anyway.

I'm being moved to the Emergency Room here, which means a return to shift work, chaos, and the occasional adrenaline rush. Life is good!

Oh, and after six months of searching, I might have finally found a martial arts school to start taking classes at.

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Hi Jason,

Congratulations :) You will get so used to 'chaos' that 'normal' will seem boring to you :lol:

You may wish to write here some of your experiences in the ER...I bet there will be many of interest.

And what school of TMA :?: have you decided upon and why :?:

Be happy, my friend :D

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Jason

Congrats man!

Good luck with the new school.

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Van Canna wrote:
Hi Jason,

Congratulations :) You will get so used to 'chaos' that 'normal' will seem boring to you :lol:

You may wish to write here some of your experiences in the ER...I bet there will be many of interest.


Will do!

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And what school of TMA :?: have you decided upon and why :?:

Be happy, my friend :D


I haven't decided on one yet. I've been assigned to five bases/posts so far, and no Uechi! :evil:

There's a Gracie school here in Anchorage, but that's all groundwork, and I want something a bit more balanced... there's a huge (comparatively speaking considering the population) MMA presence here, but I want more than cage fighting... I know, I'm hopelessly picky, but too poor and have too big a family to go to three different schools at the same time.

We've got Shito-Ryu, Goju-Ryu and Shotokan here. At the Shotokan dojo they also have Tai Chi and Jujutsu. And the jujutsu class seems to do a fair balance of stand-up and groundwork, and focus heavily on awareness, breaking the OODA loop, etc, etc. So I'm going to go check out the Jujutsu place on Thursday. I'll know more then.

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And the jujutsu class seems to do a fair balance of stand-up and groundwork, and focus heavily on awareness, breaking the OODA loop, etc, etc. So I'm going to go check out the Jujutsu place on Thursday. I'll know more then.


Way to go if you really want to learn 'street defense'... :wink:

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Hey Jason, how is your dojo tour going -- did you manage to find the right school yet?

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I observed a class... they were having a meeting afterwards among the teachers... so I wasn't able to get a few questions answered. Going back tonight, probably participate in a class, and get some answers. Then I'll know whether to keep looking or put down roots.

I'm loving the ER. The other night we intubated an infant. The night before that I stapled up a scalp wound that I also had to clean up (I could see three inches of skull underneath). My IV skills are vastly improved, and I've sowed up a few limbs.

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Glad you are having some fun, Jason. 8O

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Van Canna wrote:
Glad you are having some fun, Jason. 8O


Wow, yes.....I'm glad you're out there -- I think I'll stick to making cabinets.

8O :wink:

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:evil: School meetings. Always at the most inopportune times. Now I won't be able to go again until next Thursday.

:mrgreen: Thanks, guys. My job is nothing if not interesting. Never know what's going to come through those doors. :D

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And I'm all set to start the martial arts class. The style of the school I'll be attending is Seibukan Jujutsu.

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Very exciting -- you must be feeling pretty jazzed. Hope you enjoy it!

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Hey Jason -- curious how new school/training is going. Anything worth reporting?

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I'm enjoying the class very much. :) Thank you for asking!
Some challenges involving transportation and shift work, but nothing wrong with the class itself. I'm just starting, but I'm ahead of the curve a little, since I already have Aikido and Judo training. I've been told falls and such usually take the longest to learn.

It's not spoken of very kindly on Bullshido, but what is? :lol:

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I helped 'save' a life today. Not sure how I feel exactly about the experience, but overall, I feel pretty good. A patient was brought in under full cardiac arrest. 15 minutes in, we got a pulse back. Lost it twice, but finally stabilized and got them off to treatment for STEMI.

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