Ok folks, Often in the oral tradition of the Martial Arts, the lines between myth, legend, facts, and folktale gets blurred. And we end up with claims like "belt ranking comes from old soldiers dirty belts" or that "an upwards strike to the nose can kill." So here's the deal. If people are into this, I'm going to try to write an article every other week (or so) taking these to task, trying to find the roots of different folk tales and where the truth lies. The problem is I need thigns to write about. So, do you have a question that you've always wanted to find out more about? Something that you've heard that you always want verification of? Then post it in this thread! I'll choose one and start researching. - Matt note: course if you think this is a dumb idea, then you can let me know in this thread as well... thanks!