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Re: Russia

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Re: Russia

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Re: Russia

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Re: Russia

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Cafeteria at the Bolshoi Ballet, Moscow, Russia, 1961.

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Re: Russia

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Re: Russia

Post by Doctor X » Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:21 pm

So much . . . weird in that picture.

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Re: Russia

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Re: Russia

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Re: Russia

Post by Witness » Tue Aug 21, 2018 3:58 am

Hmmm… "Eastern" Russia?

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But definitely a babushka! :mrgreen:

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Re: Russia

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Re: Russia

Post by Giz » Wed Aug 22, 2018 6:16 pm

Witness wrote:
Tue Aug 21, 2018 3:58 am
Hmmm… "Eastern" Russia?

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But definitely a babushka! :mrgreen:
Ah, the rare portrait of "mother Theresa after hearing that Christopher Hitchens was in the neighborhood"

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Re: Russia

Post by Doctor X » Wed Aug 22, 2018 9:30 pm

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They got his belt wrong. He is, last I checked, a 六段 [6th dan.--Ed.] which for Jūdō is:

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That is, of course, two years in the Gulag vacation in sunny and wonderful:
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The "whys and hows" of "buraku beruto!" is an interesting story behind this nickle . . . no . . . wait . . . basically it followed the traditional grading of non-martial arts you find in calligraphy, flower arranging, and full-contact underaged tentacle rapage [Citation Needed.--Ed.] It became clear, in Jūdō, that knowing the difference between beginners and not-beginners was a "good idea!" In the run-up to WWII, what are considered "new" martial arts such as various karate--which was not Japanese initially!--Jūdō and even kendō which was a new sport--adopted the dan grading. There were not a lot of "high rank." Funakoshi, who stole created "Shotokan"--named after his alias "shoto" so he could pretend to be Japanese [Stop that.--Ed]--"only" made it to 5th or 五段.

Going with the weird colors was a Jūdō thing. 6th is considered pretty damn high. Sort of stand out. Most karate styles do not use them save the again Japanese-Wannabe Shotokan. This "checkerboard" belt is used until 9th and 10th which is red.

Which angered one of the creators of The Venture Brothers when the colorists came back with Brock "They Hit Me with a Truck!" Samson wearing a full red belt since he felt the character would never claim to be that high at his age. He went on a bit on the commentary about it.
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Re: Russia

Post by Grammatron » Wed Aug 22, 2018 9:36 pm

All the photos I've seen of Putin he has that black belt.

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Re: Russia

Post by Doctor X » Wed Aug 22, 2018 11:38 pm

Apparently, according to Grumbling jūdōka [Stop that.--Ed.] it may have been more "honorary" and he does not actively practice anymore.

You will find a picture of him grappling with someone wearing a "checkerboard" belt.

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Re: Russia

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Re: Russia

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Re: Russia

Post by Doctor X » Thu Aug 23, 2018 7:40 pm

What is so unusual about cold cuts?

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Re: Russia

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Re: Russia

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Re: Russia

Post by Fid » Fri Aug 24, 2018 10:27 pm

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