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1  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: VIDEO CLIPS OF INTEREST on: December 12, 2008, 02:09:25 PM
Yes, Gustavo is the BJJ coach.  I however have only participated in the stand up classes.  The thing I'm most impressed by is how down to earth and humble the guys in the gym are. Do you happen to train there rio?  If so and you're aware of the local scene, are there any DBMA players out here?
2  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: VIDEO CLIPS OF INTEREST on: December 12, 2008, 11:41:26 AM
Has anyone been watching this season of The Ultimate Fighter?  Phillippe Nover is the favorite to win the 155 lb final this weekend. I've attached a cool video clip of him warming up for the fight this weekend off the UFC website.  In addition to being an MMA figther, his training roots are FMA, JKD, and Thai Boxing.  I've watched his fights this season and have been very impressed by his use of footwork and angles.  He looks to be a future star in the sport.

http://www.ufc.com/index.cfm?fa=VideoPlayer.home&gid=16454

http://www.phillipenover.com/index2.html

Also, I've been training at AZ Combat Sports a few nights a week. Ryan Bader is in tomorrow's final in the 205 lb class. He's a good kid, very humble.  It's a pretty solid camp, Jamie Varner (WEC 155lb champ), CB Dolloway (last season's TUF and fighting on UFC 92 card), Carlos Condit (WEC 170lb champ), Matt Riddle, Ray and Steve Steinbess, Jessee Forbes, Aaron Simpson, and a great group of other guys.  It's strictly an MMA gym however I've finally found another guy to train with out here for blade and stick training. 

I hope everyone is doing well!
3  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Energy Politics & Science on: May 26, 2008, 10:05:19 PM
I found this video pretty disturbing.  My dad sent it to me and told me that once he started watching, he didn't intend to watch it all the way through however couldn't stop watching and I had the same experience.  It's a long video however Lindsey Williams (the guy giving the lecture) has VERY specific knowledge and doesn't hesitate to name the names of those who are controlling the world in his opinion.  He gave this lecture in October 2007 and said that oil prices would be $4-$5 per gallon in the very near future (we're there now) and said it wouldn't be long before it is $6-$7.

A few highlights off the top of my head are.....

1. The oil companies do make profits however it's not near as much as the middle men that we never hear about being the IMF and the World Bank.
2. One of the if not the largest oil fields in the world is in Gull Island, Alaska and would supposedly last us 200 years however we cannot dig there for many of the following reasons.
3. Oil is the world currency and controls almost everything we do.
4. Back in the 1960s or early 1970s, then Secretary of State Henry Kissinger went to the middle eastern countries to negotiate a deal with them to sell us their oil and in return, they must denominate all oil sales on US Dollar currency.  Another part of the deal was that they had to take a portion of the oil revenues and buy our national debt.  The Saudi's agreed however Iran and Iraq did not. 
5. Iraq supposedly had plans to start denominating oil in foreign currency and had to be taken care of.  He named the name of a guy who was sent into Iraq to tell their leaders that if they invaded Kwuait that we would not intervene.  This was supposedly a set up.  When we didn't finish the job the first time around, we had to go back.
6. Iran is now a major threat to us because they are already denominating their oil in Euros and Yen.  China has already negotiated millions upon millions of barrels of oil contracts in Yen currency.
7. Iran supposedly has a plan to flood the world with cheap oil which could have a devastating effect on our economy and the value of our dollar.  You can google Petrodollar warfare and read a lot about it.

Very interesting in my opinion and a worthwhile video to watch.  This guy served as a Chaplain on the Alaska pipeline and said he worked side by side and counseled with many of those who are in control of the world in many ways.  He seems very credible. I normally don't post information like this however thought it was worthwhile.

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-8668319287834598272&q=&hl=en
4  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Empty hand questions. on: May 11, 2008, 10:50:06 PM
Hey CFR,

What part of Arizona are you in?  I'm in north central Scottsdale, near the 101 and Shea. 
5  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Daily Expression of Gratitude on: May 11, 2008, 10:43:39 PM
Great thread!  I'm grateful to have had the pleasure of meeting and training with Guro Crafty and for the group of guys back in Illinois that I had the pleasure of training with for a short time.  I feel great knowing that they are continuing on this path and have stayed committed to their training. 

I'm grateful for my health!!  Late last year, I was having anxiety, stress, and a fluttering sensation in my heart and had gotten out of shape, focusing too much on work.  I went to a cardiologist who performed a nuclear stress test where they put radioactive dye in the blood and the test came back saying that I had at least a 70% blockage in my LAD (at 33 years old).  They scheduled an angiogram and I had applied a lot of meditative disciplines and visualization techniques that I believe in and long story short, when they went in there for the procedure, they found nothing!  I'm still taking medication to get my cholesterol and blood pressure in check however have full intentions of being off of all meds by the end of the year.

I'm also grateful for my new career and for the positive contribution that I'm able to make in people's lives as a result.  Part of what we do is have our clients do gratitude statements so this is very much in alignment with that and it's amazing how this process creates positive momentum in people's lives.  What we give energy to grows, what we appreciate, appreciates.

Wishing you all the best,
Doug
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