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A man blows off steam at the Oslo Batting Center in Shinjuku.

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the typical LV toting mama in the background is lapping up his tough guy antics. next photo in the series would have revealed her sea-lion style vertical clapping technique

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i need to get down there quick!

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the Oslo Batting Center in Shinjuku.

I just LOVE the traditional Scandinavian decor!

Still, I wonder what the man is thinking (or who he's envisaging) as he 'whomps that sucka'.

A thought bubble would appreciated!

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Question: why do Japanese women stand by crossing one leg in front of the other? Is this comfortable?

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Still, I wonder what the man is thinking (or who he's envisaging) as he 'whomps that sucka'.

A thought bubble would appreciated!

Thought bubble - After I warm up on this punching machine, me and the girlie will be making a pit stop at the nearest hot sheet hotel:o

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Feel my wrath oh so puffy and yellowish evil machine

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"Grrrrrr! I have to buy LV bags and pay an arm and a leg for gas now....I'm tired of eating Yoshinoya..Grrrrrrrr!"

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I prefer the kicking machine

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I bet he hits like a cream puff. he is completely off balance.

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It's very unfortunate that even a family-friendly place like Oslo is being hurt by police efforts to clean up the area. They used to be open all night, but now they have to close at 1 AM.

Sounds like some of you JapanToday commenters have a little pent-up steam of your own...

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Nah his punch must have been strong enough, he is using all his weight on it. I have seen people playing there almost running and then trowing themselves in a punch and feeling proud after. Pffff, in a fight the opponent just has to move one small step and they would go straight to the floor.

White rabbit. Why is it necessary for a Family-friendly place to be open all night?

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no, the power of the punch comes from the shoulder. he is completely off balance and will thrust like a wee girl. I never saw Mike Tyson do a one legged forward thrust. he stood flat footed, low center of gravity and rolled his shoulders. thats where the power comes from.

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Question: why do Japanese women stand by crossing one leg in front of the other? Is this comfortable?

While in China, i noticed the same and i was told it is 'stylish'

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It would be a strong punch, not the stongest but not a wee girl's one. You never saw Mike Tyson doing that cause he knows what he is doing. If in a real fight (let alone a boxer's one) somebody tries punching like that he will just fall or be intercepted with a nice punch, as you said, he is complete out of balance. However the dynamics of his weigh moving can't be disregarded.

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fair enough, and you were right about the step to the side and he falls through the floor.

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RMGTMF

White rabbit. Why is it necessary for a Family-friendly place to be open all night?

I use the term family-friendly to mean that it's not the kind of adult-entertainment you also find in Kabukicho, like hostess clubs, massage parlors, strip shows and the like.

Young adults visit Kabukicho for movies, bowling, billards, darts, karaoke, live houses like Shinjuku Loft and Holiday, and of course for love hotels. Restaurants and bars are allowed to stay open all night. Why not places like Oslo? The efforts to clean up Kabukicho are having the effect of strangling the revenue of places which are doing anything wrong.

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have seen people playing there almost running and then trowing themselves in a punch and feeling proud after. Pffff, in a fight the opponent just has to move one small step and they would go straight to the floor.

Pffff, that game isn't going to move even one small step.

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"Oslo Batting Center in Shinjuku"

Is there a Tokyo Batting Center in Oslo?

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