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View Poll Results: Left-handed or Right-handed? Which are you?
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Old 01-31-2013, 07:47 AM   #31
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I am right handed although my left hand is faster. I am also left footed. You find out things like this when practicing the Martial Arts.
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Good point - I forgot that - I fight Lefty in tourments. Its fun to watch my opponents get confused when I enter the ring
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Old 01-31-2013, 07:53 AM   #32
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Good point - I forgot that - I fight Lefty in tourments. Its fun to watch my opponents get confused when I enter the ring
That was a distinct advantage for me as well. In Asian fighting arts, there is more left-right exposure, but my left was always faster any way. But in Fencing, where there is ONLY one side facing an opponent, being left-handed gave me a wonderful advantage. I was almost always facing right-handed people (just as they were) and used to it. But I was facing the same problem when I fenced against a lefty too! I was fortunate in that I had two lefties in my clubs to practice with.


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Old 01-31-2013, 07:55 AM   #33
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That was a distinct advantage for me as well. In Asian fighting arts, there is more left-right exposure, but my left was always faster any way. But in Fencing, where there is ONLY one side facing an opponent, being left-handed gave me a wonderful advantage. I was almost always facing right-handed people (just as they were) and used to it. But I was facing the same problem when I fenced against a lefty too! I was fortunate in that I had two lefties in my clubs to practice with.


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I find it to be a big help in Karate style arts, but no real advantage in Aikido. Maybe once we start training with the Katana that will change.
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Old 01-31-2013, 08:05 AM   #34
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Old 01-31-2013, 08:06 AM   #35
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I am a righty and was really screwed when I broke the right elbow since I can't do anything with my left except catch a ball.

Lucas seems to leaning toward being a lefty. He reaches for everything with his left hand first. No idea if that really means anything at 7 months.

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Lucas seems to leaning toward being a lefty. He reaches for everything with his left hand first. Know idea if that really means anything at 7 months.
All lefties... Five out of the last seven U.S. Presidents, Leonardo Da Vinci, Paul Klee, Michelangelo, Henri de Toulouse Lautrec, Peter Paul Rubens, Albert Einstein, Napoleon Bonaparte, Julius Caesar, Aristotle, Neil Armstrong, Henry Ford, Marie Curie, Joan of Arc, Helen Keller, Winston Churchill, Drew Barrymore, Kim Basinger, Charlie Chaplin, Tom Cruise, Robert De Niro, Matt Dillon, Morgan Freeman, Judy Garland, Whoopi Goldberg, Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Sylvester Stallone, Chewbacca the Wookie, Stitchawl...


... just sayin'.



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All lefties... Five out of the last seven U.S. Presidents, Leonardo Da Vinci, Paul Klee, Michelangelo, Henri de Toulouse Lautrec, Peter Paul Rubens, Albert Einstein, Napoleon Bonaparte, Julius Caesar, Aristotle, Neil Armstrong, Henry Ford, Marie Curie, Joan of Arc, Helen Keller, Winston Churchill, Drew Barrymore, Kim Basinger, Charlie Chaplin, Tom Cruise, Robert De Niro, Matt Dillon, Morgan Freeman, Judy Garland, Whoopi Goldberg, Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Sylvester Stallone, Chewbacca the Wookie, Stitchawl...


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And all the other famous people are right handed people I won't start the list, would be too long anyway!
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Old 01-31-2013, 10:18 AM   #38
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Old 01-31-2013, 10:22 AM   #39
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I am left-handed. I love being different and so it is a pleasure to see that I am in the minority here. It's a pleasure to have most things in the world being so different than what I need. My favorites are can-openers and scissors.

I don't think I would know how to act if the world was more left-handed!
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Old 01-31-2013, 11:15 AM   #40
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I'm lefthanded, and so is my oldest son. The only ones in the family . The only difference is that I do mostly everything else with my right. My father always thought there was something wrong with me and tried to get me to write with my right hand when I was a kid. He has issues and also from India.

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I am a righty and was really screwed when I broke the right elbow since I can't do anything with my left except catch a ball.

Lucas seems to leaning toward being a lefty. He reaches for everything with his left hand first. No idea if that really means anything at 7 months.
It might. My oldest always reached for toys and pulled himself up with his left and turned out to be lefthanded. My youngest always used his right hand.
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I am right handed but was left eyed until I lost my central vision in my left eye. The transition to being a right eyed person was a bit confusing at first, but eventually it sorted out. The only time it really makes a difference is when your sighting something, as in aiming a firearm or in archery. Have you ever tried to find a left handed bow? If they exist, I’ve never seen one!

I’m told that given equal or nearly equal visual acuity, it is unusual for a right dominant person to have opposite visual dominance, so I’m a bit of a rarity.
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I am left-handed. I love being different and so it is a pleasure to see that I am in the minority here. It's a pleasure to have most things in the world being so different than what I need. My favorites are can-openers and scissors.

I don't think I would know how to act if the world was more left-handed!
My ex was a lefty, and she had a catalog for lefties. I remember seeing several pairs of left handed scissors in all price ranges. I don’t recall if they sold any can openers though.

Found it!
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