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    Post by Steve Heneghan on Mon Feb 23, 2009 4:54 am

    There used to be a story maybe an urban myth, That Terry O'Neil had specially made trousers to allow him to do Mawahi Geri on the doors, anyone know if it is true ?
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    Post by moldeeside on Mon Feb 23, 2009 4:39 pm

    hello steve
    in dennis martins book `working with warriors` he says about terrys shoes being absolutely knackered because of his kicks, and I`m 99% certain he mentions him wearing sports slacks or similar to make sure he didn`t rip them.
    I`ll have another look tonight and let you know. He also says Terrys record for knock outs with head kicks in one night on the door is eleven !

    awesome bloke, wouldn`t want to spill his pint or kick my football in his garden.

    cheers

    Mol
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    Post by moldeeside on Tue Feb 24, 2009 5:39 pm

    I stand corrected, Dennis says that Terry was a terrible wind up merchant so would go to smart clothes shops for a jacket and pants and would do a full lat spread in a posh jacket and rip it in half across the back seam, and to test out pants he`d get a pair on then start throwing head kicks within an inch or two of the rather nervous male assistants.
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    Post by SamJ on Wed Feb 25, 2009 2:43 am

    Hi Steve

    Wouldn't surprise me at all. Moledeeside mentions Denis Martin's book, if you don't have a copy you should get one as it gives some great anecdotes about Terry and host of others - it's a great read.

    Sam
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    Post by Steve Heneghan on Thu Feb 26, 2009 11:29 am

    Sam,
    I do heve the book and about half way through, the Gary Spiers bit. I actually know the places, I was there as a customer !! I often saw Terry and Dennis on the doors, I was at my early stages in Shotokan at the time. I trained at the Liverpool Red Triangle and Terry would sometimes train there, though he had his own dojo in Victoria Street and I went there a few times as well. A friend of mine's dad was manager of the Top Rank and he tells some great stories about those times.

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