After watching The Karate Kid for the six millionth time, I thought that it would be fun to practice sweeps. Â This is a technique that I havenâ€™t spent a lot of time working on over the years because I have never been good at it. Â I never like to work on things I am not good at, you know.
I thought that it might be a good time to go back to basics and start trying it on people who might not expect it. Â So, I rode my bike down to the local Walmart and thought it would be fun to try it on unsuspecting customers.
Start sweeping in the toy section
I figured that I would start sweeping kids first. Â They are small and their balance hasnâ€™t really developed yet so I felt that they would be good targets to test this out. Â Needless to say, kids are easy to sweep and they normally fall down so you can make a fast getaway. Â After about five good sweeps I started feeling pretty good about myself.
Senior citizens can be feisty when swept
The next group I started to train with was the Senior citizens. Â One word of caution, if they have a cane, you need to move away very fast because some of them can swing that cane fast and hard. Â After about a half dozen sweeps and only taking one hit in the forearm from an older women with a cane it was time to move on to the next level
Women will try to run you down with a shopping cart
My next target was young women. Â They can move very fast when provoked but my skills are really starting to improve so I felt that I could easily take them down. Â After a few good sweeps I was feeling pretty cocky now and I saw a women not paying attention while pushing a shopping cart. Â I thought that she would be an easy target but little did I know that she would chase me around the store with the shopping cart after my sweep. Â She was able to hit me only once in the butt with the cart but luckily, my ninja skills prevailed and I was able to duck into the mens changing room to get away from her.
Six foot tall muscle man with tattoos
After all the shopping cart incident, I looked to show off my black belt skills and started looking for tough guys to practice on. Â I found a couple guys my size and needless to say, they fell quick. Â They tried to chase me but I ran into the ladies underwear department which stopped them in their tracks. Â I looked for someone that was more my skill level and found a six foot tall, 260 pound guy with tattoos all over his arms and head. Â The tattoo that said â€œI eat black belts for lunchâ€ made him a perfect target for my advanced sweeping skills and I proceeded to take him down.
Needless to say, this guy was my toughest opponent but I was able to take him down before all the lights in the store went out. Â Oddly enough, I saw what looked like a fist right before the lights when out. Â Had those lights not have gone out, I wouldnâ€™t be typing this article from my hospital bed right now but I know I could have taken him.
Maybe I will try this again on April 1st next year.
Happy April Fools day everyone!
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