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  1. #1
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    Default Son's 18th Birthday

    My son Jake turned eighteen on the 28th, some of you know him as he has taken Gabe's Force on Force class. I admit to stealing this idea from a great writer and former Navy SEAL Jack Carr.

    My son is becoming a man and a warrior and needed presents befitting the warrior ethos. He hopes to go to the US Air Force Academy or the Naval Academy, and I am very proud to call him my son. My wife and I bought him something to protect, something to ground him, something to guide him, and something to fight with.

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    Don Marbach
    Scottsdale, AZ

    "Man's flight through life is sustained by the power of his knowledge"

    Austin 'Dusty' Miller, the quote on the Eagle & Fledgling statue at the U.S. Air Force Academy

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    Great gifts all! Congrats on having a great young man.
    Jim
    2 Samuel 22; Psalm 139:21-22

  3. #3
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    Well done sir.
    Be alert, stand firm in the faith, act like a man, be strong. Your every action must be done with love.

    “Adversity introduces a man to himself.”

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    Well Done Sir.
    Many are able, few are willing .

    Dirty is exactly why you are here.

    NV28

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    Indeed well done!!
    Gabriel Suarez

    Turning Lambs into Lions Since 1995

    Suarez International USA Headquarters

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    Excellent!!

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptShack View Post
    My wife and I bought him something to protect, something to ground him, something to guide him, and something to fight with.
    I particularly like how protection, grounding, guiding, and fighting can be applied to all these items, depending how you look at it.
    Brent Yamamoto
    Suarez International Tier 1 Staff Instructor

    Ready, willing, able. Bring it.

    Instagram: karate_at_1200fps

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    Pistol Groundfighting, Texas

  7. #7
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    Excellent and astute observation Brent. They are a foundational to a life well lived.
    Don Marbach
    Scottsdale, AZ

    "Man's flight through life is sustained by the power of his knowledge"

    Austin 'Dusty' Miller, the quote on the Eagle & Fledgling statue at the U.S. Air Force Academy

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    Good Job!!!! Only thing I would add is a good blade!
    I rather you hated me for who I am than love me for who I ain't!
    This Ain't the Movies, and You Ain't John Wayne!

    Sometimes it is entirely appropriate to kill a fly with a 12 pound sledgehammer!
    TRAIN HARD= SOONER OR LATER YOU"LL NEED IT!

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    Right on! Happy birthday, Jake, and congrats on raising a warrior and a man, Don!

    ...and April is a good month haha.

    “Bring me men to match my mountains...” ~Sam Walter Foss
    Check 6,
    Air Pirate out.
    tw/ig: @SoCalAirPirate

    "Real freedom lies in wildness, not in civilization."
    -Charles Lindbergh

    "The skies are lovely, dark, and deep,
    but I have promises to keep,
    and miles to fly before I sleep..."

  10. #10
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    Well done.
    Virtute et Armis

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