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Gidday all. Phil's the name, Aussie of course, just turned 57... WHAT!!! already!

On my 3rd (and final) Filipina wife; 8 kids from 27 down to 2 years. The eldest, a boy, is 6' 5.5", not bad for 1/2 Filipino.

 

Retired last 22 years, forcibly by injuries mainly sustained as a teenager in the Aussie military. So live on Lapu Lapu last 6.5 years and been trying to build a cafe with upstairs bar (not girlie) for the last 33 months and might be able to open the bar section upstairs in 6 or 7 months. Bloody hard work with spinal injuries, 2 steel knees and severe arthritis in most joints (can't make a fist the last 15 years) and only enough funds on the pension to keep one guy working with the materials I can afford to buy each month. Anyway, I'm not whinging and am happy with my family although it is bloody boring here and looking forward to my wife's cafe/bar opening so I will have something more to do than trying to do physical labour.

 

Was a pretty reasonable sportman in my younger days and up til about the age of 31 when my previous injuries could not be hidden anymore and the arthritis really started in. Played and umpired baseball for a few years. Made the mistake of thinking it was easier and less physical to umpire than play. Wow, but managed to be a State ump for 3 years before injury stopped me. Played lawn bowls for 15 years up until I moved here over 6 years ago. Miss the game and I was quite good at it and I had the satisfaction knowing that this disabled pensioner put the willies up many of the top State players as I would beat them 2 out of 5 on average. Am a 7th Dan, Menkyo (senior Master), Kuatsu specialist (art of killing & healing) in the ancient samurai art of Ju Jutsu. (Not Ju Jitsu). Lucky for me and my arthritis, the Art does not use fist/knuckle strikes but gripping, tearing (tearing out of cheeks or eyes), bone breaks thru locks and many of the almost 500 throws plus nerve point (Kuatsu) strikes.

 

However, given my physical disability and condition, I remain a teacher and not a player of any description except if absolutely necessary to save myself or others. Also however, I have not yet decided to open a Dojo (class/school). I am also a qualified Unarmed Combat Instructor (military) and Police defensive Tactics Instructor, Including Lamb Baton techniques and PR24 baton. The latter expertise will undoubtably never be taught by me again as I have offered it free of fees to 4 different Police agencies here and they were not interested apparently. (Wankers).

 

Diet wise, can't eat red meat or pork due to severe reactions with the arthritis which saw me crippled and on crutches at 27 for a while until I found out about the food effects and became almost vegetarian (lacto and fish and little chicken breast). The latter gave me a second lease on life and I married a year later to a Filipina after believing that my life would be lonely and alone due to the arthritis and disablement. Now at 57, 3rd wife, 8 kids later & I still am not back to crutches even though the condition is many times worse but the diet keeps the pain levels way down.

 

I have a very good sense of humour (notice the proper spelling of english you Yanks) and have turned the tide on antagonisers many times by laughing at the wit or stupidity of their insults and improving on them. Make me angry,... not a chance.

 

Got ripped off by an arab (Jordanian) bastard here to the tune of over A$70K and was all the money I got from the sale of my Aussie house. This is why I am taking so long to get my Cafe going. Anyway, the arab has a civil case going against him plus a guilty verdict is around the corner for "other light threats" and the prosecutor is determining my charge of "attempted homicide" on the bastard now. I have to constantly be alert for hired killers following me etc and I drive my car much faster than normal (the taxi drivers hate me) so I can more easily see persons trying to keep up or overtake etc. Several suspicious visits to my home recently by usually 2 guys and trying to get me to come outside with some bullshit story. I haven't been able to respond or bail them up as yet as my people only tell me about it after they have gone. I guess they don't want me to leave bloody bodies full of 9mm on the doorstep, but it might fix the problem?

 

I had better bugger off (go) as any more and you will all be falling asleep. Anyway, don't be shy to say gidday. I apparently cannot do much on this forum yet until I put up 35 posts. Seems all I can do is look at your comments only and post a reply to them. Seeya all. Phil

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Mate, you sure you aren't a yank? You are as long winded as one. :blink:

 

It's good to see ya here, Phil. By the way, Phil and I have known each other for some time. We met up not too long ago at Canvas, in the Terraces at Ayala. I had a few VB's with my meal and some good conversation with my mate, Phil.

 

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None of our business, but if you ever feel like describing the rip-off, might help others from falling prey to such theives. Otherwise, welcome!

 

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Must have pushed a wrong button as the extra bit I forgot to put in my previous novel is not here, so here we go again you mugs!

 

One explanation on the nickname of WOMBAT....

When I was a young fella, early 20's, I occassionally ran into the odd bloke with the nickname of Wombat. I remember asking a couple of times something like "What's with the Wombat?" The answer came back that a Wombat eats roots, shoots and leaves!!! Yeah well, I know that ya wanker and I was oblivious of what they actually meant until one day it was explained to me. Boy, did I feel like a dickhead for not picking up on it sooner.

 

What they meant was that a person with the name Wombat (not me though) eats (has a feed, tucker, grub, fang, food), roots (has sex), shoots (ejaculates), and leaves (goes home). Hmm. Now you know you blokes and shiela's.

 

Also, to all you Aussies out there (in Cebu), if you have ANY Australian paperworks that need certifying in any way, then you can see me if you like. I am a Justice of the Peace, Qualified, for the State of Queensland, Reg No. 69990. Unlike the Philippines, it is against Aussie Law to charge fees or accept any gift or gain any advantage whatsoever, to process your paperwork. In other words, like Aussieland, it's free.

 

And thanks for the welcome Paul. You had the VB (Victoria Bitter) not me... I had my usual cans of nothing (zero). I think Paul gets a bit lonely when he meets me coz I rarely drink a beer or other booze. Yes, a rare Aussie who nearly doesn't drink. Don't smoke and never have either. Gees, two out of three's not bad???

 

Gidday Slick. The story of the arab is long and involved and probably of no help to others. I think it's just a one off and I was stupid enough to decide to trust this bloke and once I had made that decision then it was full steam ahead to build a business premises and buy stocks etc and then he and his wife told me "no more partnership, get out of our property" I said "what about all the money I have spent here against your zero spend?" ANSWER "You tell your story to the court" His wife pipes up "Yeah, you tell your story to the court, now get off my property". They were destitute and lived off the wife's elderly mother's pension for their food and had begged for cash from others. I helped them, gave them money for food, money for the 6 year old son to start school, money for the eldest to start uni. Not a real lot, less than P30,000. He offered to teach me the export and handicraft business and maybe we cud be 50/50 partners if I started the business and he would pay me back from his future profit share for the building and expenses to get going and ship off the first containers etc. Then when almost all my money was spent and a warehouse full of stock was ready to go, he threw me out and I had made the mistake of trusting him and the paperwork for the business was all in his wife's name. The court returned the stocks to me early in the piece but he had already stolen and sold P380,000 worth, or more thn half. I can only prove P48,000 worth as he has all the receipts. He is now trying, 3.5 years later, to claim loss of business and the return of the stocks I got (but includes what he already stole in his claim).

Mate, it's a nightmare and he threatened to kill my entire family using a couple of his guys if I took any actions to get my money back, which I have done. It's a waiting game now for the last 3.5 years and we only got the first trial date for next March. The arab says that even if he loses, he will appeal to the Supreme Court and that will take about 12 years to be actioned there, in the meantime they continue to use the building I built and I don't have my money. My lawyer says that the 12 year claim is about right. Seeya mate

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Cool...Ju Jutsu..never heard of it, please elaborate.

 

I have had training in Kempo (well...I call it training, it was more like a kick BigRob's ass session for my 4' 5" tall filipino/japanese sensai). Although, I rarely have too much time to continue any training, plus the fact I gained my belly back the last two years I've been here so it threw my center of gravity off. I do make an excellent paper weight though. thumbs_up.gif

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Welcome to you Wombat. I'll never gripe about my problems again. It sure seems like you've gotten more than your share of things to deal with over the years. Keep your head below the window sill.....haha

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Gidday Big Rob. Ju Jutsu. The original name of the unarmed attack/defence art of the Samurai. Dates back to around 700 a.c.e. from techniques of the original Sumo then improved upon and developed over the centuries by various dojo's/Samurai clans. There were tens of thousands of KenJutsu (Sword) schools before 1860. Most of these schools also taught Ju Jutsu as without it, the Samurai would make a poor swordsman and combatant as JuJutsu gave the Samurai his fitness, strength, supple movements and abilities to move quickly and effortlessly plus many other benifits including rolling, breakfalls, escape techniques, increased reflex speed and so on. Strength of mind and character were also a side effect of JuJutsu.

 

The old Budo arts or arts of the feudal era's were generally called JUTSU arts and the type of olden (jutsu) art it was was described by the word before Jutsu. Eg, Ken = sword... BoJutsu = staff/stick. In my art's case it was JU meaning the soft or gentle art although if you were to watch a proper class of this art you would think exactly the opposite of "gentle". The gentle/soft term refers to the way a Jujutsuan applies the techniques to an opponent and in reality, the effect on that opponent is seen as anything but gentle although the jujutsuan may seem not to have done that much or very little at all. It refers to the fact that the techniques can be applied by small persons, women and disabled persons with great effect on much bigger persons, without having to use a lot of strength or effort.

 

Modern day arts are usually termed as "Do" arts. Eg, Karate do, Judo, Kendo. Judo was invented by Jigoro Kano in the 1890's as a sport for the greater populace to participate in. A sport where injuries were kept to a minimum and would not be too serious if suffered. Kano was a Master Dan in Ju Jutsu who was not pleased with the many deaths and severe maiming and other injuries suffered by Jujutsuans when they competed. This casualty occurrence came about because of the fact that Ju Jutsu is a pure combat art where death or serious injury was the normal and usual result of an encounter with a Jujutsuan. Kano took 6 throws from Jujutsu and made 8 variations to each throw to have a basic formula or grounding for Judo throws of 48 throws back in the 1890's. Anyone was able to "play" Judo whereas in immediate past times, only Samurai class or invited guests could learn the military arts. The Judo throws bear little resemblance to Ju Jutsu throws and were changed in such a way as to make it safe for participants. Ju Jutsu on the other hand, still uses the "overhead" throw, which is designed to drop an opponent on his head and break his spine, usually in several places. (see the photo I put with my intro post, which shows an overhead throw just prior to where the throw would be redirected slightly, thru the throwers body movement, to ensure a fall directly on the head). Judo has no overhead throw as it was eliminated and not taught. Judo players may get the opportunity to learn "Kappo" which is a resuscitation art mainly and is taken directly from the original "Kuatsu" of Ju Jutsu but toned down and reduced to a minor art in comparison.

 

Kendo was developed in the 1930's and introduced soon after, by another Master Dan of Ju Jutsu (Ueshiba... spelling?) This art uses more of the real techniques of Ju Jutsu in the soft flowing and often circular movements and the use of the opponents own strength against him. It also was changed greatly and does not reflect Ju Jutsu as I know it. The name escapes me but one of the original Karate arts and about the biggest, was also started by a Master Dan of Ju Jutsu even though Ju Jutsu uses no punching or kicking techniques. The kicking is seen in kata (arranged movement sequences) which is taught only to high level Jujutsuans and is only seen in kata and not in use as techniques in fighting.

 

Ju Jutsu also teaches, in the kata of which there are about 28, many diverse techniques not normally seen in any training. Eg, stealth and movement techniques such as moving under tables; across rafter beams under a roof (silently). The latter techniques obviously came from old Samurai military training.

 

Admiral Yamamoto, was the top rank in the art and a "prince of Ju Jutsu", a title given by the Emperor. There were 2 other of the same rank at the time of the entry of Japan into WWII. One of them was the Professor (Master) and teacher of my two teachers, both Master Dans. Before and during WWII, practitioners were members of the most powerful society in Japan of then, now and for centuries past. General Tojo was a black belt and trained in the same class as our Professor. All training was done inside the Imperial Palace Grounds. The art was driven underground in the mid 1930's when the Emperor decreed that it was banned from training, public displays etc due to a breaking of the rules by 200 members of the art, led by Tojo, who went to Korea to rescue kidnapped distant royal family members and take revenge on the Korean army regiment of around 900 strength. This regiment was the only Korean army unit permitted to wear traditional clothes of their art (double swords). It took ten days for the 200 Black Dragon society members to kill almost every Korean regimental member and without a loss of life to themselves. They used stealth, disguise and striking tecniques and Kuatsu and probably bladed weapons. The Japanes Emperor was outraged and banned them. This art survived mainly thru Australian Air Force personel, based in Malaysia in the 60's and 70's when we had a base at Butterworth and the Professor a class at his home and on the air base. The art still survives in Japan but is still under the old bans put in place so long ago and is found in a very limited capacity due to it being basically underground, so to speak. There are several high ranking students (over 3rd Dan) of the two main Australian Masters to bring the art back to Australia in the 70's and I am one of those students and equal to one other in Australia, with the next highest being our Master at 10th dan (Odanna).

 

A last point in all this info is that in the pre modern era, ie, before Commodore Perry turned up and started the end of the fuedal era, the ranking system in all martial arts was commonly black belt ranks from 3, 4 or 5 dans only. There was no 10 dan system or colour belt (kyu) ranks. I trained under the old system and the Professor was a 3rd Dan, Master Dan, Professor Dan, Kuatsu Specialist, and as a Prince of Ju Jutsu since the 1930's, there was no other rank left for him to get. Our art, in Australia, finally adopted the 10 dan system and Kyu colour belts in the 80's. My 2nd Dan (out of a max of 3 dans) was converted to 6th Dan and awarded in about 1980. I was awarded the 7th dan by Master in 2003. My original training had white belt only then black belt to 3rd dan which is the original fuedal era system.

 

Mate, learn another lesson here.... don't ever ask me to talk about martial arts or this is what is likely to happen and if we are face to face you might have to excuse yourself to the CR to escape. Have a good one, Phil.

 

Cool...Ju Jutsu..never heard of it, please elaborate.

 

I have had training in Kempo (well...I call it training, it was more like a kick BigRob's ass session for my 4' 5" tall filipino/japanese sensai). Although, I rarely have too much time to continue any training, plus the fact I gained my belly back the last two years I've been here so it threw my center of gravity off. I do make an excellent paper weight though. thumbs_up.gif

 

 

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welcome3.gif from your neighbour up the street! When im there,Im the one usually sitting in the garden looking for a home for the SM beer in front of me!! drink.jpg Edited by srfc1
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Hi phil,

wow you can write...good to have you a board.

 

ps...I was hooked on softball for many years(slow pitch)than I got into umpire mode...I called games for 9 years...fast pitch softball,they paid us 20 bucks a game and I did about 40 games a month...you are right,this job requires alot of stamina.

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