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Discussion in 'Knives & Other Discussion' started by Blitzkrieg, Feb 21, 2012.

  1. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    My last name is a full MacGregor name. Rob Roy won over 60 personal duels (plus war work), most within seconds. I have to say that although this was a great scene I think I could (these days with my MAs skills) have killed the little bad guy on the first pass but you can't prove that without the actual combat

    [video=youtube;BEtPluUi0_U]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BEtPluUi0_U[/video]
     
  2. Burt Gummer

    Burt Gummer Portland Completely Out of Ammo

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    Is this "Next of Kin?" :)
     
  3. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    Yes. my ancestors came here to fight the American Revolution and they founded this nation
     
  4. Burt Gummer

    Burt Gummer Portland Completely Out of Ammo

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    Liam Neeson was in the movie "Next of Kin". Just some humor.

    If your ancestors were among those who fought the tyranny of England than I salute them. Even then, only a small minority had the guts to fight.

    Unfortunately, we are still essentially a British colony and not really 'free' from them, but that is an entirely different story.
     
  5. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    We were of the line of the Dal Raita Irish Scotti who invaded Alba and after fighting the Picts for 200 years finally married one of our men to a Pictish princess and took over Scotland. We always fought the Saxons although my last name is Norman, my ancestor married into MacGregor so we are a fully accepted clan name. We were the first to join Sir William Wallace in 1297 and we fought at Stirling Bridge 1297 and helped take a lot of castles
     
  6. ericb

    ericb Klamath Falls, OR Active Member

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    That's some awesome family history, you're lucky to have so much information about your ancestors.

    I've got Davy Crockett on my mother's side, and my dad's side dates back to 1632 in America, and had a revolutionary war soldier a couple generations later.
     
  7. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    Three of my ancestors/relations with my father's exact name were at Lexington and Concord, 1775. One stood on Lexington Green, heard the shot heard round the world, and fired at the Redcoats and was gunned down. Another was captured before Lexington and marched behind the Redcoats and forced to watch. Another was a militia captain at Concord who led the 2nd charge across the bridge that broke the Redcoat ranks and sent then into total retreat to Boston, 60 miles away. It's possible our ancestors even knew each other. We first came here in the early 1620s
     
  8. jordanvraptor

    jordanvraptor Oregon City, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Have you ever been to Colonial Williamsburg? Its a very fascinating place if you are interested in Colonial history. Lots of firearms on display and they actually made a cannon in their blacksmith shop.

    As for myself, my grandfather on my mother's side was Samurai although in pre WW2 Japan it was more like royalty than actual military prowess. Wouldn't get in the way of that arrow though...
     
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    sandman1212 NW Oregon Active Member

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    . I am pretty sure I am related to Froto, at least that is what my kids say, Cool thread though. Genealogy is a fascinating hobby.
     
  10. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    Nope, have not been East of Arkansas yet.. cool Samurai history, raptor
     
  11. WFO

    WFO Cottage Grove Active Member

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    My grandmother's maiden name was Gregg,shortened from MacGregor. My uncle traced our geneology and we are descended from Rob Roy MacGregor also.

    Small town :D.
     
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    Rvrcowboy Vancouver Wa Member

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    Campbell clan....from campbells point sackets harbor NY. Decended from Malcolm II King of Scotland....last name is mcwayne im the great grandzon of cyrus and minerva mcwayne....
     
  13. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    Did you know that a lot of MacGregors changed their last name to Campbell after the clan name was banned? The Campbells were the main enemy clan fighting us and working behind the scenes to get us dispossessed..
     
  14. keystir

    keystir Hillsboro, OR Active Member

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    True, but a video of your skills in action would give us a better idea of your fighting prowess.
     
  15. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    I teach JKD yet have no need to show off, just posting interesting family history and making a tactical comment about using The Way of the Intercepting Hand and Foot in such a fight
     
  16. bravo619

    bravo619 Tulsa,OK Active Member

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    probably teach ballet too!
     
  17. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    We have a live one here
     
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    ericb Klamath Falls, OR Active Member

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    Okies....
     
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  19. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    Probably thinks JKD is TKD
     
  20. salmonriverjohn

    salmonriverjohn N.W Oregon coast, Gods country Well-Known Member

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    Blitz, my wife is a bloody Campbell, I watch what I eat and how deeply I sleep! My side of the family came from Scotland around 1650, eventually moving slightly west into the Appalachians and becoming more Indian than anything else .
    As a side note, I studied Taekwondo, Hapkido and Judo under Master Tae-hong Choi for a very long time when I wore a younger mans clothes. His death in 2009 was a sad day. After his retirement, I found his egotistical son a little hard to tolerate. He truly wasn't of his fathers caliber.
     
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