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1  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Looking for Teachers, Schools, and Training Partners on: October 30, 2010, 01:20:44 PM
Anyone in the east Tennessee area?
2  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Prayer and Daily Expression of Gratitude on: October 25, 2010, 09:38:52 AM
Grateful for an extended weekend with the Mrs., spending time in Virginia visiting wineries, Monticello, and the Blue Ridge Parkway. Awesome state and colors.
3  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Science, Culture, & Humanities / Re: The Emasculation of Men In Contempory Society on: October 25, 2010, 09:36:38 AM
I agree completely, and this has been going on for quite a while. With each generation, it seems to become more evident. If I can plug another website (I hope that is okay here, if not, please take the link down---I have no affiliation with them): http://artofmanliness.com/. Lots of great articles and a forum (community), but it tends toward the liberal side of things, so I don't spend much time there. Plenty of articles on manhood, old-style shaving, clothing, etc.
4  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Stretching on: October 21, 2010, 09:28:46 AM
Rio, I agree with what G.M. said. There is no way to know without an exam, and I would have it checked to be sure. Often, back issues will be there for years before something finally "happens", such as what happened to you. Usually, some benign movement brings on the pain, only to discover the problem has been there for a long time undiagnosed. I hope that it is nothing serious for you. Most are muscular issues and not disc-related like mine, and I hope this is the case with you.
5  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Prayer and Daily Expression of Gratitude on: October 17, 2010, 10:08:24 AM
Michael: The death of my 24 year old eldest son this summer (non military death) has allowed me to be that much more grateful for my fellow sojourner fathers who know the joy of welcoming their sons home.  I am glad to join you in grateful appreciation of his safe return.

Thank you brother, and I am so sorry for your loss. I cannot even imagine.

Today I am thankful that my son, his wife, and my Granddaughter have been able to spend a couple of weeks with us. It has been precious time, especially with the little one around.
6  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: 2010 Elections; 2012 Presidential on: October 17, 2010, 10:05:29 AM
Doug, excellent analysis of his positions.

I agree that he does not have the executive experience, and that is often a deal-killer. I hope his other attributes make up for it, but only time will tell.
7  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: DB 9/10 Gg of Pack clip on: October 15, 2010, 12:38:11 PM
Awesome clip! I really want to come watch a Gathering some day.
8  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: 2010 Elections; 2012 Presidential on: October 13, 2010, 09:36:07 PM
Crafty, I apologize for not getting this posted here sooner. Mike Pence:

Why He Matters
At a Glance
Current Position: House Republican Conference Chairman (since November 2008)
Career History: Chairman,Republican Study Committee, 2005 to 2006; Member, U.S. House of Representatives, since 2001; Radio Host, Mike Pence Show, 1994 to 2000
Birthday: June 7, 1959
Hometown: Columbus, Ind.
Alma Mater: Hanover College, B.A., 1980; Indiana University, J.D, 1986
Spouse: Karen
Religion: Protestant
DC Office: 1317 Longworth House Office Building, 202-225-3021
District Offices: Anderson, 765-640-2919; Richmond, 765-962-2883; Muncie, 765-747-5566
Though he’s now one of the most prominent Republicans in the House, Pence never forgot his radio roots. As chair of the Republican Study Committee (RSC), Pence worked to promote the conservative agenda. He is a popular guest on television and radio and  knows how to use a press conference to his advantage. Friends have nicknamed him “Rush Limbaugh on decaf.”(1)
Pence’s profile rose in the 111th Congress as he assumed the title of House GOP Conference chairman, a post to which he was elected in November 2008 after Republicans were thrashed in the elections. As the face of a new House GOP leadership, Pence is charged with resurrecting Republicans’ battered brand and trying to sell it to a broad swath of voters. The new role seems tailor-made for the media-savvy Republican, who has challenged the party leadership in the past. “If you can’t communicate, you can’t govern,” he told Biz Voice magazine in 2007.(2)
Pence was first elected to Congress with 51 percent of the vote in 2000, and has been reelected easily since. He was named "Conservative of the Year" by Human Events in 2007.(3)

Path to Power
Pence was born in Columbus, Ind., one of six children. As a teenager, he was a supporter of President John F. Kennedy, in large part because, like Kennedy, he was raised Catholic.

Pence received his undergraduate degree from Hanover College in 1980. It was at Hanover that he experienced a conversion of sorts — from Democrat sympathizer to Republican, and from Catholic to evangelical protestant.
He attended Indiana University law school, where he received his J.D. in 1986.

Pence started working as an attorney, but quickly found his way into the political spotlight. He ran unsuccessfully for the House seat he now holds in 1988 and 1990, losing both times to Rep. Phil Sharp (D-Ind.), a moderate Democrat.
After his second defeat, Pence wrote a piece called “Confessions of a Negative Campaigner” for the Indiana Policy Review. In it, he quoted St. Paul and apologized for accusing his opponent of shady business dealings. “It is wrong, quite simply, to squander a candidate's priceless moment in history,” he wrote. “It seems more grievous that I left my supporters so few clues as to how I would have governed differently.”(4)
After his second defeat, Pence took a break from campaigning, but not from politics. He was the president of the Indiana Policy Review Foundation, a conservative think tank, and the radio host of “The Mike Pence Show, a right-leaning talk program that was syndicated across the state from 1994 to 2000.

U.S. House
When then-Rep. David McIntosh (R-Ind.) left his seat to run for governor in 2000, Pence jumped into the House race. He defeated five other candidates in the Republican primary. In the general election, he was opposed by Robert Rock, an attorney and the son of a former lieutenant governor. At the last minute Bill Frazier, a former Republican state senator, also entered the race as an independent.

Rock attacked Pence for his lack of military service and Frazier argued that he would offer more relief for middle- class families. But Pence’s call for across-the-board tax cuts and Medicare reform resonated with voters. He won with 51 percent of the vote.

Leading House Conservative
Pence quickly became one of the party’s leading conservative voices, railing against the dangers of big government. In 2005, he was elected unanimously as chairman of the conservative and powerful Republican Study Committee. In that job, he vowed to put more conservative federal judges on the bench, limit abortion rights and cut spending and entitlement programs like Medicaid.

Pence ran for House minority leader in 2006, arguing that the party needed to return to its “small government ideology.” However, Pence couldn’t overcome Minority Leader John Boehner’s (R-Ohio) popularity and his own reputation for opposing Republican legislation. He lost, 168 to 27.(5)
In 2008, former rival Boehner convinced him to run for GOP conference chairman. According to Politico, Pence had promised Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-Tex.) he would stay out of the race, but  changed his mind. He ran unopposed.  (6)
Pence declined a run for retiring Sen. Evan Bayh's (D-Ind.) Senate seat in 2010.


The Issues
Pence is one of the most outspoken conservatives in the Republican Party. He is a particular champion of controlling the federal budget and cutting government spending, and also supports free markets and “traditional” values.

His decisions are guided by his religion — he tells people “I am a Christian, a conservative and a Republican, in that order.”(7)
Pence voted with his party 91 percent of the time during the 110th Congress.(Cool However, he has opposed his party on some key measures when they don’t conform to his political beliefs. He voted against President George W. Bush’s No Child Left Behing, the 2003 Medicare prescription drug benefit and a bankruptcy bill because it included a measure supporting abortion rights.(9)
Pence gained notice (and was attacked by many colleagues) when he challenged former Majority Leader Tom DeLay’s (R-Texas) assertion that it would be impossible to compensate for spending in Louisiana after Hurricane Katrina with budget savings elsewhere. Pence and his conservative colleagues proposed numerous ways to save money in the federal budget through an initiative called Operation Offset.

Though the House GOP leadership was furious, “Operation Offset” sparked a debate in Washington and ushered in a renewed effort to limit government spending.

"Katrina breaks my heart," Pence said in 2005. "Congress must do everything the American people expect us to do to meet the needs of families and communities affected by Katrina. But we must not let Katrina break the bank for our children and grandchildren." (10)
Immigration
Pence was at the forefront of the 2006 immigration debate. He worked with Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas) to draft a plan that would appeal to hard-line Republicans and proponents of a guest-worker program. The legislation would have required illegal aliens to leave the country and then return on a two-year visa, which could be extended if the recipient passed an English proficiency test.

The measure also proposed creating a privately-run database that would match immigrants with openings companies were unable to fill with Americans.(11)
The proposal was seen as political blasphemy by many in the GOP base. Conservative commentator Pat Buchanan likened Pence’s involvement with the plan to a scene of betrayal in the "The Godfather". Team America, a conservative political action committee, launched a web site feature called “Pence Watch.”(12)The measure ultimately failed.

Protecting Journalists
In 2008, Pence surprised conservatives by supporting a federal shield law that would have protected journalists from revealing their sources to federal officials. “What’s a conservative like me doing passing a law that helps reporters?” Pence asked during a House debate.

He explained “the only check on government power in real time is a free and independent press … it’s about protecting the public’s right to know.”(13)

Pence works closely with other conservative members of the House. He is especially close with Hensarling and Rep. Pete Sessions (R-Tex.). He worked with Sen. Richard Lugar (R-Ind.) on the 2005 federal shield law to protect journalists and has allied himself with prominent senators such as Hutchison.

Pence was the only House member to file a lawsuit charging that the McCain-Feingold campaign finance law was unconstitutional. At the time, he said Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) “was so deep in bed with the Democrats his feet are coming out of the bottom of the sheets.”(14) Their relationship has remained chilly.

Soiurce: http://www.whorunsgov.com/Profiles/Mike_Pence

9  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: 2010 Elections; 2012 Presidential on: October 09, 2010, 04:15:41 PM
Michael,

I see Pence on the talk shows and I like him too.

Have you ever seen him in a debate?

Do you think he could debate the One?

No, I have not yet. I have seen him on several news programs and also subscribe to his Facebook page, which he updates daily. I do believe he could debate the One, because he has something the One does not. He speaks openly, honestly, and with conviction, hence he does not have to try and tailor his message to his audience. I think Pence holds great promise, if he gets enough support to make a genuine run at POTUS.
10  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Stretching on: October 09, 2010, 04:09:43 PM
My low-back problems are due to degenerative/bulging discs at L4-L5, and L5-S1, so what works for me will likely not work for others. It has taken me several years of trial and error to find something that is most effective for me. As far as the "yoga" I do, I use the down dog and child postures, along with a piraformis stretch and several others. The inversion table helps, and I do slow bodyweight squats as low as I can go, pausing at the bottom for the stretch and then a controlled rise back to the top. I usually do 50 of these every morning, so my methods is by no means a "pure yoga" workout, whatever that is.
11  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: 2010 Elections; 2012 Presidential on: October 08, 2010, 12:42:38 PM
Of all the perspective candidates for '12 that I see now, Mike Pence is my pick at this stage in the game. Very articulate, ultra-conservative, and very principled. I think he would make an excellent POTUS.
12  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Prayer and Daily Expression of Gratitude on: October 07, 2010, 10:19:45 PM
Guide Dog, thank you sir, I appreciate it!
13  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: The Cognitive Dissonance of His Glibness on: October 07, 2010, 10:09:18 PM
I am hoping for some major conservative movement in the House and Senate in November, and hopeful this will be the first step in making His Glibness a one-term POTUS.
14  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Stretching on: October 07, 2010, 10:07:07 PM
I do a combination calisthenic/yoga type workout every morning, which helps me not only maintain strength, but keep my low-back in as good of condition as possible. I have several low-back disc issues, and the combination of yoga-type stretches that I have come up with through much trial and error, and my bodyweight exercises keep me going, along with my inversion table. The stretching portion I do is static, but it is in combination with several sets of push-ups, arm circles, v-situps, squats and lunges. I do them all in a circuit, which takes about 20 minutes each morning. I do know that when I skip more than one day, I can tell a definite difference in tightness in my low back.
15  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Prayer and Daily Expression of Gratitude on: October 07, 2010, 09:05:09 AM
I'm grateful that my son returned home yesterday safely from his tour of duty with the USAF in Afghanistan. He was shot once in the body armor and okay, and killed one Taliban on his fourth day in-country when Bagram Air Base had the major attack a few months back. Grateful to God for His protection of my son.
16  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Case Study: knifer shot by store clerk on: October 07, 2010, 09:02:01 AM
Very interesting video, and I would be curious as to the backstory if anyone knows.

What I found interesting is that once again we see how a knife does not instantly provide a stop. The guy at the entrance appeared to run out of the store after his throat was cut, and the store worker took several stabs and a slash to his head and was still mobile. He did go down to his knees, which should of course be avoided if possible.

Very lucky shot from the store owner, and he was fortunate the attacker went down quickly, which is unusual.
17  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Invitation to dialog to Muslims on: January 09, 2010, 11:51:34 AM
It is amazing how little press this is getting. Reverse the roles and have Muslims suffer at the hands of Christians and that is all the talking heads of the MSM would broadcast.
18  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Legal Issues created by the War with Islamic Fascism on: January 09, 2010, 11:49:31 AM
So, what are the liberals going to do now? Turns out the Gitmo terrorists actually like it there? What to do now, Obama?
19  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: The Way Forward for the American Creed on: January 09, 2010, 11:47:35 AM
I think the tea party movement is alive and well, and spurred on by folks like Glen Beck, Sara Palin, et al. Another group that is gaining traction is Tim Cox's group, "GOOH---Get Out of our House". GOOH was began by Tim Cox and completely financed by him up to this point. He is well off financially, and does not want anyone's money until they reach 500,000 members, which they are well on their way to reaching. Once they reach 500,000 members, he has a plan to replace every member of the House of Representatives with folks from GOOH, who are tested and agree to vote by their stated goals. Their website is: http://goooh.com/Home.aspx. Very interesting concept, and there is a growing number of American's that are sick and tired of the liberal, socialist government now in place. 2010 and 2012 will be very interesting election years.
20  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Science, Culture, & Humanities / Re: Newt Gingrich on: January 01, 2010, 11:47:43 AM

THAT is awesome.
21  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Abortion on: January 01, 2010, 11:25:26 AM
To me, it is a very simple issue. I believe that murder is wrong, justified killing is not (i.e., self-defense, war). I believe that life begins at conception, and abortion is murder. Murder is wrong so abortion is wrong. The right to live trumps the right of the mother to make a "choice". Simple, IMO.
22  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Fascism, liberal fascism, progressivism: on: January 01, 2010, 11:09:28 AM

That would be funny if it wasn't so true.
23  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Intel Matters on: January 01, 2010, 11:06:43 AM
Absolutely! You do not learn how to "do" intelligence by sitting behind a desk and analyzing things you know nothing about.
24  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: We the unorganized militia on: December 30, 2009, 09:55:56 AM
The Dutch guy is the epitome of what a hero really is. He acted out of courage and determination to end the threat, without hesitation nor back-up. He did what was required, I only wish he had killed the terrorist.
25  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Denzel, Inosanto, Imada on: December 29, 2009, 08:57:24 AM

That looks to be a great movie.
26  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Homeland Security and American Freedom on: December 29, 2009, 08:56:12 AM
I have no doubt that this was an orchestrated and multi-pronged approach to disrupt not only American air travel, but to create sensitivities in our system to Muslims in order to lower our level of security screening they are put through. We have overt measures by some terrorists to bring down planes and kill Americans in other ways, and we have covert measures by other terrorists to cause law enforcement to be afraid to properly question and screen them. The ACLU and CAIR are as much players in this to use our own civil liberties against us as the overt acts of terror are. Multiple heads from the same snake, IMO.
27  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Homeland Security and American Freedom on: December 28, 2009, 09:28:27 AM
The problem is that in the U.S., we have traded security for the illusion of security by implementing measures that look good on the outside, but are weak on the inside. While TSA works within the constraints and restrictions that are imposed upon them by the federal government, the fact is what they are doing does precious little to keep us safe. We should learn from the Israeli's about how to detect and foil terrorism before it happens and put political correctness aside. Searching Grandma holding onto a walker is idiotic, as much so as not searching the guy behind her that is wearing a turban, reading a Quran, has no luggage, and is paying with cash. This PC is going to be the death of America if we do not wise up.
28  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Daily Expression of Gratitude on: December 27, 2009, 04:55:30 PM
Grateful to have had my son, daughter-in-law, and granddaughter in for almost two weeks over the Christmas holidays.
29  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: DBMA DVD: "The Bolo Game" on: December 27, 2009, 04:54:17 PM
I am looking forward to getting this DVD. It is going to be awesome...
30  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Liner lock issues on: June 12, 2008, 03:59:55 PM
i found that knives that incorporate the liner lock into the knive frame seem to fail more often, i did file down the lock on my kershaw and have had no problems since

That helps a lot, as long as the lock and blade meet up securely. Several manufacturers are actually making them that way, and they all should.
31  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Daily Expression of Gratitude on: June 12, 2008, 03:48:44 PM
Today I am grateful for an unexpected day off with pay, and for the bonus I did not know about that I will receive July 1.
32  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Knife for Self Defense on: June 12, 2008, 03:47:29 PM
There are some undeniable advantages of an expandable baton/stick over a blade, namely one of distance. It will all come down to the skill levels of the opponents and if the knifer can close to lethal range without getting beat into submission. With a skilled knife guy like Tom Sotis of AMOK or others who train extensively in the blade, unarmed technques stand almost no chance of working. I say almost because nothing is 100%, but with a high skill level in the blade, unarmed options are almost certainly doomed to failue. I would say to test this out in FOF and see for yourself, but that is what I have found. A skilled knifer is a very scary thing, and up close has the advantage even over the gun. I carry all three, but we must know the limitations and advantages of each.
33  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Ghurkas in Iraq? and anyone know what system of Hand To Hand they use? on: May 28, 2008, 10:42:18 AM
I've always been fascinated by the Ghurkas and would like to know as well. I know that many of the cruise lines I have been on use them as their Security Officers on board ship, but they are unarmed.
34  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Pre-emption and Sucker Punches on: May 28, 2008, 10:39:08 AM
I think cultural differences are an important point to bring up in this discussion. For instance, white folks mostly like to maintain their space and are respectful, while black folks tend to get close and use a lot of hand gestures and motions that look aggressive to those who do not know.
35  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Liner lock issues on: May 25, 2008, 09:10:36 PM
Where do you live? 

Tennessee.
36  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Pre-emption and Sucker Punches on: May 25, 2008, 09:09:52 PM
I agree, Tony. Most of them will back down when they see you are not afraid of them and not afraid to state your "no" firmly. I work in LE, and a large percentage of the homeless have some form of mental disorder, and many are under the influence the majority of the time. You really never know exactly who you are dealing with, and it can vary widely from one to another.
37  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: DLO 1 and 2. on: May 25, 2008, 09:06:33 PM
DLO 1 and 2 are both awesome DVDs. You really need to see DLO 1 before DLO 2, because they do compliment each other. They have some gun material in them, but most of it is geared toward defending against up close and personal knife attacks, and they both offer lifesaving material. They are must haves, IMO.
38  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: The Art in its Homeland on: May 20, 2008, 06:11:13 PM
VERY interesting article, thanks.
39  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Daily Expression of Gratitude on: May 20, 2008, 05:53:33 PM
I am grateful that one of my co-workers, a police officer where I used to work and was shot today, is stable as of this writing and undergoing surgery. He was shot multiple times in the chest, but was apparently conscious and talking upon arrival at the hospital. This is the second time he has been shot.
40  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Pre-emption and Sucker Punches on: May 20, 2008, 05:51:24 PM
I will be having dinner with Southnark this Thursday.  Apart from the pleasure of good conversation, there will be one business item discussed: DBMA will be carrying SN's "Managing Unknown Contact" DVD.  In my opinion this is an outstanding piece of work.  (PS:  I have a brief cameo in it as a Bad Guy cheesy )

That is good to know. I don't have that one yet, but have heard his lecture. Please give him my regards and well wishes.
41  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Liner lock issues on: May 20, 2008, 05:50:21 PM
Apart from intent issues, there is also the simple fact that concealed fixed blades are a felony per se in many/most jurisdictions. 

That is a problem in many places, but not where I live. Any blade under 4" is legal, but you still would run into intent issues in carrying a fixed blade.
42  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Karambit Vs. straight blades on: May 20, 2008, 05:46:35 PM
I agree that either a Kerambit of PD would be much harder to justify legally than a folder that any average joe would carry. Much better to look like a normal tool that was "pressed into use for defense of your life" than something that is obviously carried as a weapon. As an LEO, I am less concerned about that than a citizen would be, even when off, because I am expected to carry weapons to defend myself with. It would be much easier for me to justify it that someone who is a school teacher or doctor. It can be done, but it would be more difficult.

I have seen a lot of people slashed and stabbed over the years, and while slashes are very horrific looking wounds, I have not seen many that resulted in death. I have seen a lot of stab wounds that have resulted in death.
43  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Karambit Vs. straight blades on: May 19, 2008, 11:52:56 AM
Nothing wrong with a Kerambit, but I like having the option to stab or slash. With a straight blade, it is more effective for stabbing. This can be done with a Kerambit, but it is more difficult. I like the control abilities of the Kerambit, but to me that is secondary and I like the utility of having a regular blade. YMMV.
44  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Pre-emption and Sucker Punches on: May 19, 2008, 11:48:17 AM
I've been through SouthNarc's class where he discussed Managing Unknown Contacts, and it is excellent. Most of it is material that is unknown outside of law enforcement circles, and his many years of being robbed while acting as a decoy have given him a unique insight that most do not have.

I have found that a firm, "NO", along with a fence tends to deter all but the most aggressive. If they agress beyond that point after doing this, then you have a pretty good idea of what you are about to deal with.
45  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Liner lock issues on: May 19, 2008, 11:18:28 AM
Maxx, that is a very difficult proposition. The only real way to do it is concealed, which is what I do with my Spyderco Ronin. It has the tek-lok clip on it, which I clip to my belt and wear it under a shirt. The biggest problem with carrying a fixed blade is the "intent" that is easier to prove should you use it in self-defense. It is easy to pass a folder off as a utility knife, but much harder to do with a fixed blade. I'm not saying you should not carry one as they have a lot of advantages, but it does open up some legal issues that we should be aware of.
46  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: The Older Warrior on: April 02, 2008, 06:58:36 PM
Hello-this is my first post-Thought I would send some info on us older guys and working out/training: While I was on active duty in the USMC I went to interrigation school at Fort Holibird Md-One of the students in our class was a Green Baret (going to VietNam for the 3rd time) He was a masterSgt-he sort of took me under his  wing and gave me some good advice-always keep on   training-that was in 1967  (i think)-well now its 2008 and i am going t0 be 70 in sep-i still am working out/rolling some times/still taking H2H classes-
took a weeks class in KM in portugal last  year and that was great-point is never ever give up-semper fi--glad to  be part of the forum-whitewolf in kuwait

I see you get around as well! You'll like it here.
47  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Check out this guy's progress. on: April 02, 2008, 06:55:09 PM
I bought the YRG Fat Burner Plus (the hardest one, 60 minutes) after seeing it posted here. After I got it, I posted about my thoughts on warriortalk, and a bunch of the guys over there have bought the YRG DVD's and are really liking them. I've spoken with DDP by phone, and he is a great guy. I am a big believer in YRG after doing it, and have just ordered the heart monitor and 20 and 40 minute DVD's. It is a great adjunct to your normal workouts, and as DDP says, "to turn back the hands of time". I believe it can do that, and flexibility training is one of the best things we can do as we age (I'm 47). I know that Grimel, who posts here, has been doing it as well and really likes it.

YRG is not your mother's ohm muttering, birkenstock wearing, earth biscuit Yoga. It is all about strength and flexibility, and it gives you a good cardio workout in the process.

Arthur Boorman, the guy in the video, is a true inspiration. What he accomplished in a years time is nothing short of amazing, and he is now one of the best ambassadors for the YRG program.
48  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Thoughts on Dog Brothers 'Power' DVD on: March 06, 2008, 05:26:31 PM
I have been wanting this DVD for some time, and plan on getting it soon. Thanks for the review.

Save time money, buy the whole set at one time.

Believe me, I would love to, but I am a poor working stiff.

And I'm not??

Apparently not. I believe you're independently wealthy. grin For the first time in many years, I am really having to watch what I purchase and cut back. Honestly, I had forgotten what that was like. I remember now---it sucks.
49  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Thoughts on Dog Brothers 'Power' DVD on: March 05, 2008, 03:30:44 AM
I have been wanting this DVD for some time, and plan on getting it soon. Thanks for the review.

Save time money, buy the whole set at one time.

Believe me, I would love to, but I am a poor working stiff.
50  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Self-Defense Law on: March 04, 2008, 09:23:43 AM


Mas Ayoob is a certified court expert in use of force.  He runs LFI (Lethal Force Institute - a shooting school) which most lawyers agree gives more information and facts with regard to the use of lethal force than any law school class.

If you haven't read "In the Gravest Extreme" you should.

What he actually recommends is asking who the police union uses and contact him before you need him, then keep his card with you.
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I agree with Grimel. While Mas tends to do things to promote himself and sometimes alters his views on certain firearms or ammunition to suit the whims of the manufacturer he is promoting, his knowledge of self-defense law is greater than most lawyers. He has testified as an expert witness in many high profile murder trials, both for and against police officer, and citizens as well. He has a wealth of knowledge, and his book "In the Gravest Extreme", while dated, offers information that all citizens should have regarding self-defense. When it first came out, there were many who said that it was a textbook on how to get away with murder. I don't see it that way, but the material in it can certainly save you a lot of grief if you ever kill someone in self-defense. The book covers generalities and is not state or city specific, but is an overall broad-brush of self-defense law and how it applies.

The bottom line on self-defense is that it is highly variable on what you can and cannot do, based upon where you live. Whereas in TN or TX you might be given a medal and steak dinner, in California or NY you well could end up in prison. Know your state and local laws regarding self-defense, and spend some time talking to a highly regarded criminal defense attorney in your area that has tried many capital cases.
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