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Willie Nelson about to become fifth degree black belt
chron.com ^ | 4/19/14 | By Craig Hlavaty

Posted on 04/19/2014 6:03:56 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda

Willie Nelson about to become fifth degree black belt Posted on April 16, 2014 | By Craig Hlavaty

Country legend and Texas icon Willie Nelson could kick your butt in a fight. No, not with his trusty guitar Trigger or throwing stars strategically hidden under his cowboy hat.

Nelson is due to receive his fifth degree black belt in the art of Gong Kwon Yu Sul, a modern Korean martial arts system, on April 28 at a martial arts studio in Austin, according to his publicist, Elaine Shock.

The following day, the troubadour will turn 81, which should make us all feel incredibly lazy.

Shock said that for the past 20 years Nelson has been training in the art of Tae Kwon Do and Gong Kwon Yu Sul, often practicing while in his bus on his seemingly never-ending tour with his family of musicians.

His teacher at Master Martial Arts, the Korean-born Grand Master Sam Um, also directed Nelson in the 2007 film Fighting With Anger.

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Music/Entertainment; Sports
KEYWORDS: blackbelt; country; gongkwonyusul; karate; martialarts; willienelson

1 posted on 04/19/2014 6:03:56 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Yawn!


2 posted on 04/19/2014 6:06:01 PM PDT by MIchaelTArchangel (Have a wonderful day!)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

My favorite Willie song....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iZaZqx9v3dU&feature=kp


3 posted on 04/19/2014 6:06:43 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: MIchaelTArchangel

The guy is about to turn 81, give him credit.


4 posted on 04/19/2014 6:08:33 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

He’s cracked too many bricks with his forehead.


5 posted on 04/19/2014 6:13:29 PM PDT by gusopol3
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Wow...started training at age 61, fifth degree black belt at 81. Color me impressed.


6 posted on 04/19/2014 6:15:02 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

He started right when the IR became more involved in his life.


7 posted on 04/19/2014 6:16:00 PM PDT by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
"The guy is about to turn 81, give him credit."

I've got a dog about to turn 14 years old.

Maybe he could earn a bachelor's degree from UNH in the time he has left.

He's not very smart; he is a dog after all.

But he smokes a lot less dope than Willie.

8 posted on 04/19/2014 6:17:11 PM PDT by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
Good for Willie. Just yesterday, I was in my friend's pawn shop, and he had some Willie playing.

I'm actually more impressed with Ed O'Neill receiving a Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu from Rorion Gracie.

9 posted on 04/19/2014 6:19:38 PM PDT by real saxophonist (Disharmonious & Unmutual)
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To: billorites

He’s doing far more in his golden years than most people.


10 posted on 04/19/2014 6:29:06 PM PDT by Teacher317 (We have now sunk to a depth at which restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men)
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To: real saxophonist

Finally made it to my brown belt after a number of years taking on and off. (Taekwondo) I say good on ‘im.


11 posted on 04/19/2014 6:30:45 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

12 posted on 04/19/2014 6:37:29 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
Willie Nelson about to become fifth degree black belt

I don't know, I get the impression that holding a 23rd degree ultraviolet belt from the 3rd street bowling alley dojo or being acclaimed an exalted master of the Begonia Lane Shao Lin temple doesn't necessarily make one a martial arts expert. But I'm glad Willie is getting some exercise - very important for older people.
13 posted on 04/19/2014 6:37:53 PM PDT by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

14 posted on 04/19/2014 6:41:44 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
My favorite Toby Keith song about Willie...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wYwb-O27qv0

15 posted on 04/19/2014 6:43:42 PM PDT by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: martin_fierro

Willie is also hosting a fundraiser for the Texas Democratic gubernatorial candidate, Wendy Davis. “Put that in your pipe and smoke it.” Hmmm ... maybe not, seeing what Willie puts in his pipe! Willie has gone downhill since his original album “Texas in My Soul” (one of my all-time favorites).


16 posted on 04/19/2014 6:48:59 PM PDT by T Baden (Tenth Amendment Texan)
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To: T Baden

Yeah, his mind is gone, he’s a lib, but I love his music.


17 posted on 04/19/2014 6:51:39 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
Nobody does it better than Willie Nelson and George Jones singing about getting drunk.
18 posted on 04/19/2014 6:55:24 PM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: MIchaelTArchangel
Why don't you say nothing and then yawn. If it bores you, why post? (Have a wonderful day!)

FMCDH(BITS)

19 posted on 04/19/2014 7:06:06 PM PDT by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

One of the proudest days of my life!

Took me five years to receive my first degree (Sho Dan) in Shotokan and another fifteen to reach my fifth degree (Go Dan).

(My sensei became an Olympic judge.)

At 62 years of age .. I have no desire to go higher though. (five more Dans)

Good for Willie!


20 posted on 04/19/2014 7:08:00 PM PDT by stirrinthepuddin
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To: AnotherUnixGeek
...being acclaimed an exalted master of the Begonia Lane Shao Lin temple...

lol

21 posted on 04/19/2014 7:20:22 PM PDT by Yardstick
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Written and recorded by Waylon Jennings as a friendly jab at Willie, and covered here by the Rolling Stones:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SwEOZtJm8pU


22 posted on 04/19/2014 7:26:20 PM PDT by RedWhiteBlue (Mama tried)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Willie once said that people keep asking him when he’s going to retire. He said his response is always, “Retire from what? All I do is golf and play music.” I guess we can add martial arts to that.


23 posted on 04/19/2014 7:32:12 PM PDT by GrootheWanderer
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

One of my favorites

https://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=YiuJFlhqaNI


24 posted on 04/19/2014 7:35:38 PM PDT by Yardstick
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

82


25 posted on 04/19/2014 7:41:50 PM PDT by Figment
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

My favorite song about Willie

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wDQANmQO2g0


26 posted on 04/19/2014 7:47:55 PM PDT by Figment
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To: T Baden

Where is the money for your computer, smart phone, apps, software etc going politically? Not many artists are conservative in their money giving. You’d have to just chuck all music if you took their political views personally


27 posted on 04/19/2014 7:57:08 PM PDT by Figment
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
HarHarhar.

I can just picture it: OLD Willie floppin' around on the mat, trying to keep his belt from choking him. :o)

28 posted on 04/19/2014 8:05:49 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: Figment

LOL! I heard he evern out-smoked Snoop Dog who is like the biggest pot head in the biz today. Willie kept going one joint after another and Snoop said enough which is why he agreed to record “Roll me up and smoke me when I die” with him ha ha. Go figure: A gangsta rapper singing with a “cracker” ha ha! He’s got a lot of lib stuff about him that drives me nuts but when it comes to music he is my #1 man.


29 posted on 04/19/2014 8:10:55 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

He’s also a very small guy.


30 posted on 04/19/2014 8:23:49 PM PDT by basil (2ASisters.org)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

And after that he will want some cheetoes and beer and maybe beef jerky. And another toke maybe.


31 posted on 04/19/2014 10:07:17 PM PDT by FlyingEagle
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
He's an unrepentant advocate of baby killing. The abortionist Willie Nelson is dead to me as I indicated in this thread from several days ago. Though born in Texas (ironically in Abbott), he repudiates the values of the Lone Start State, the most essential of which is life.
32 posted on 04/19/2014 10:33:06 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP - that's what I like about Texas)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

I am somewhat skeptical this claim.


33 posted on 04/19/2014 10:59:43 PM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum -- "The Taliban is inside the building")
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Does he use his walker to break bricks he first drooled on to soften them with?


34 posted on 04/20/2014 2:47:24 AM PDT by bikerman
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To: T Baden

So don’t listen to him.

If I expected everyone in the world to adhere to my views, it would be a scary place—filled with Lucky Charms and Tuna salad sandwiches.


35 posted on 04/20/2014 4:13:23 AM PDT by Vermont Lt (If you want to keep your dignity, you can keep it. Period........ Just kidding, you can't keep it.)
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To: RedWhiteBlue

Had never seen that before. Thanks. Mick and the Boys never disappoint.


36 posted on 04/20/2014 6:46:41 AM PDT by FlJoePa ("Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good")
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