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101  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Burpees - The World's Best Anaerobic Conditioning Exercise? on: February 16, 2008, 12:15:56 PM

I noticed during some recent knife dueling training that I had a lot more gas in my tank than I expected.  I attribute it to doing burpees.

You're trying to get me mauled with all these threads on fitness. rolleyes:

No burpees for me, just Slurpees, the strawberry.
102  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Movie Fights on: January 18, 2008, 04:24:24 PM
It always amazes me in these hong kong action flicks the cops always are using REVOLVERS.
I love my revolvers...but 5-6shots in a .38spl doesn't compare to a glock or whatever with an extra magazine. I'm not sure if this is just for theatrics or that is their carry piece...a lot of movies the guns cyclinder opens and the rounds fall out adding to the suspense. If anyone knows i'd be curious on the Hong kong police carry? i haven't been to hong kong since 94.

here's more from Sha Po Lang(killzone) someone burned the entirety to youtube.

Note the point in which he inserts the blade through the bicep then uses it as a control point and a trap/armdrag. This is an excellent technique in reverse grip...Southnarc uses it in his pikal work.

EDIT- in the movie the patrol officers had a full sized glock.
103  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Movie Fights on: January 18, 2008, 03:57:39 PM

another hongkong flick

I'm watching Invisible Target(2007)
and there is a chase scene and fight scene in a taxi and the cop uses the dogcatcher.

here's the trailer...i didn't have time to search for the taxi scene
104  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Movie Fights on: January 17, 2008, 05:28:27 PM
Just watched Flashpoint(2007) with Donnie Yen. The end fight had everything in the book from triangle, seonage, boxing, mt...
105  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Movie Fights on: January 17, 2008, 12:05:39 AM
both Randy Couture and Gokor have been on the greatest show of all time, The Unit.

I agree, the UNIT is definately up there in my top shows of all time.

Rio or anyone have you seen Johnnie To's "THROW DOWN"(2004)?
i've been trying to get this judo movie forever, heard it was pretty cheesy, but still wanted to see it. It's region3.
106  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Strange Case in NYC on: January 14, 2008, 09:04:41 PM

The muggers — detectives believe there were three men in all — pulled a knife and Mr. Parks pulled one too, the police said.

The conductor apparently carried the blade for just this reason, so he could defend himself, one law enforcement official said.
Two knives were recovered as evidence — the folding knife with a curved blade and a straight knife that Mr. Parks is believed to have pulled from his pocket.
In New York, it is legal for someone to carry a knife provided the state penal law does not define it as illegal
And Mr. Parks’ mother, Mona Parks, 57, who lives in the Bronx, spoke outside the hospital, saying she was upset that her son had been so seriously hurt, but relieved he had survived. She said she had spoken to him and that he whispered that he wanted some water as he slowly regained consciousness after surgery.

“I’m glad he did what he did, otherwise he’d be dead,” said Ms. Parks. Mr. Derris said Mr. Parks, “works vacation relief, meaning he covers different lines on the numbered trains when people are on vacation.” He works nights, Mr. Derris said, and got off work at about 11:23 p.m. on Thursday.

Ms. Parks and a martial arts instructor, Little John Davis, said Mr. Parks was a dedicated student of martial arts and was physically fit. “I’m sad that it happened,” Mr. Davis said. “But it’s good that somebody had some training to be able to take care of themselves.”

Ms. Parks said her son is not reckless and that his heroics were borne of necessity.

“If he had an opportunity to run he would’ve run, but there were four of them,”

What stuck out in my mind was Mr Parks was willing to fight back. He was prepared, he trained in ma and carried a fixed blade. When you got to boogey imho folders are nice but a fixed that can be drawn quickly is what you want. I imagine he was facing a drawn knife from the get go, for him to draw and deploy a folder takes that much more time and motor skills.
I can see his fighters attitude in his mothers comments about her sons me this was key.

1. fixed knife with training
2. winning attitude

107  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: *Mark "Animal" Macyoung - Good/ Bad or just full of his own BS? on: January 09, 2008, 10:52:02 AM
I like the guys books, funny entertaining reads.
Take everything you read with a grain of salt.

Two favorites i am reminded of are
108  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: DB Gathering of the Pack August 10th, 2008 on: January 06, 2008, 05:37:28 PM
So am i missing something here?
Is november CANCELLED?
109  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Working out While Sick?? on: January 04, 2008, 12:58:39 PM
What are draws and dry fire??

I worked out last night for 20mins at my home gym and I actually felt alot better

Draw weapon(knife or pistol) from cover
Dry fire- bring empty weapon to bear, aim, click.
110  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Working out While Sick?? on: January 04, 2008, 12:18:05 PM
i've been sick since Thanksgiving, first walking pneumonia then the chicken poxs. I worked out with the walking pneumonia for weeks albeit many coughing fits, then i finally went to the doctor who got my lungs cleared up with antibiotics then i caught the chicken poxs. I am lying low till i am cleared by my doctor. Just practicing little things like draws and dry fire between sleeping.
111  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Movie Fights on: January 02, 2008, 03:29:19 PM
Fist of Legend is awesome!

I always liked the scenes from the Lone Wolf and Cub series.

I have the set, did i ever let you borrow it?
112  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Movie Fights on: January 02, 2008, 03:28:44 PM
The Mechanic (1972) - the fight scene was ok, but the underlying context is what i liked

Rapid Fire(1992) - nice jkd and environmental usage with return to sender at the end

Sha Po Lang(2005) - Donnie Yen in best knife and stick scene ever

Once Were Warriors (1994) - Jake the MUS, simple and to the point, street style_i wonder who posted this? shocked)
113  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Fall Gathering! Fighters thread on: November 21, 2007, 11:48:23 PM
loyallonehk- you did great, i enjoyed your knife fight.
114  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: November 18, 2007 Dog Bros Gathering of the Pack on: November 18, 2007, 06:46:59 PM
Big woof to all the fighters, the event was awesome.
115  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Umpad Corto-Kadena on: August 31, 2007, 01:20:43 PM
Yes, thank you very much Maia and Eddy. Wish we could've had more training time together.
116  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: The Older Warrior on: August 31, 2007, 03:13:12 AM
I love this thread.
I got some creaks, but i am still considered young by many.
I like all the suggestions here, in a couple years i myself will possibly adjust my training for that geared more towards longevity than fighting. A big Part of that will be both diet and mobility as Tom mentions. I have to cut my protein intake by probablly half, and do yoga 4-6times a week.

Another suggestion is some of the stuff by Scott Sonnon. His 'intu flow' is another excellent mobility routine that helped this young guy get over some of the compounded injuries built upon each other over the years. It also works well as a wam up or cool down.

Collagen synthesis and the nutrients ncessary for elasticism also come to mind.
117  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Crimes using knives on: August 29, 2007, 12:41:49 PM
Last year I worked a stabbing that took place after a bar fight involving multiple subjects.

The bar fight itself did not involve any weapons, but did involve several people. The actual stabbing took place after the fight while one of the participants was walking away from the bar.  He was about two blocks away, when one of his opponents in the bar fight, who shadowed him after he left the bar, snuck up behind him and stabbed him in the right upper torso, penetrating his liver, diaphraghm, and puncturing his lung.

The suspect said something to the victim as he was doing this, and the victim reached over, pulled the knife out (the suspect still had ahold of it) and then took off running without ever even looking back at his assailant.

He ran approximately 100 yards, and up a flight of stairs to an apartment building, where he collapsed from internal bleeding.  When I got there less than 5 minutes later, he was nearly bled out and was death white.  I had his buddies lift his legs, because it was obvious his blood pressure was falling, and we needed to get his blood pressure up somehow.

The ambulance arrived, pushed fluids once they got a vein (they had nearly collapsed) and got him in to emergency surgery.  He survived and was released from the hospital less than week later......though another two or three minutes in that hallway and he'd have been dead.

The moral of the story.......don't get so drunk you aren't aware of your surroundings or if someone is sneaking up on you from behind.

lay bad side lung down.
118  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Citizen-Police interactions on: July 21, 2007, 11:40:37 PM
If you don't want to get hasseled by the police i would attempt to blend in with the sheep.
Don't wear or dislplay excessive or obtuse jewelry and clothes. Don't drive a rice rocket with 20" chrome rims. Don't have the nra sticker and marijuana leaf sticker on your rear window. Don't loudly proclaim you are an individual. etc. etc.

Also every citizen should attmept to know their rights in this regards- tery frisk, terry stop, probable cause, reasonable doubt, legal knife size, dangerous weapons, curfews, felonious asault vs misdemeanors, etc.

be polite and professional.
119  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: June 2007 Gathering on: June 16, 2007, 12:15:47 AM
On a differing note, how about doing the electric knives with subdued light?
not sure if this is ok with vid production and photos, but it sure would be fun.
120  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: New All.. on: June 13, 2007, 01:09:13 PM
Maxx welcome.
i enjoyed your sig...
Peace, love and pitbulls. lol.
121  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: June 2007 Gathering on: June 10, 2007, 11:50:27 AM
Anyone have an idea of the 3 closest hospitals.? Also there levels and reputations.
A google map would be very useful for all.
122  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Yoga on: May 20, 2007, 04:07:14 PM
Hsing i vs Bagua

earlier in the movie he walks the circle
123  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Yoga on: May 14, 2007, 04:44:39 PM
Crafty- excellent post on the sphinx and your results. Thanks for that tidbit. Very useful. anymore? knee stuff? upperback?
Anyone read any books with regards to the physiological results of each pose? i have seen book in the mega bookstores but the title slips me.

My gf used to be really into hot yoga doing the Bikram version. I thought it was useful and had a purpose for longevity and range of motion. I doubted the reports of increased muscle 'strength'(relative). I see flexibility and longevity as part of a continuum of training including strength/flexibility/endurance/speed/power and a bunch of other facets.

I am getting part of my flexibility work in post workout in a sauna, this seems to help. Before my weight workouts i get in 3-5minutes to break a light sweat with the juices flowing. Do a few dynamic stretches and jump start the mind. I then get a little cardio going for another 3-5minutes with a little more specific work. Then i proceed with my weights and follow with a few rounds in the sauna. Sonnon and Pavel have some intresting views on warmups and cooldowns that i find worth mentioning. I also think finishing with the 'hot box' has a lasting effect with regards to metabolic conditioning and fat loss. It sure conditions one to lose water. Though i am wary of the sanitation of some saunas. uck.

124  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: June 2007 Gathering on: May 04, 2007, 11:39:09 PM
Cattle Prod!  grin

Ryan, how longs your cattle prod?
125  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: MMA Thread on: April 27, 2007, 01:33:37 PM
Andy why did you fight that fight?

omg i can't believe he fought like that. I was yelling at the tv, he is such a phenomonal grappler... why did he want to kickbox?
I concur that he did not have any basis for fighting an unmatched lead, if i recall correctly didn't this happen a few fights ago in TUF5 as well?(episode2) the fighter had no concepts of fighting a different lead.

The guy had so much reach advantage, yet he wanted to kickbox and throw a looping overhand. You don't throw overhands on southpaws in general, you pump that straight right down the pipe. And if you're doing DBMA you got the outside diamond.
The single pick was right there especially in unmatched lead, you're such a good grappler Andy why did you do that? You're not a striker per se. The guy dissected him with basic kickboxing and reach. The one time i think a single attempt was made he ate a knee, but you gotta commit, eat it and grab it. Saddly that was your shot into the big boys.

126  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Parkour on: April 18, 2007, 08:42:43 PM
Conincidently this weekend before VT i read something about martial arts being the solution to when it is time to fight, and parkour being an answer when it is time to flight.

CD i found some of those answers here-

from that article what interested me from a strength and martial point-
"I'm concerned that the shortcuts available to today's practitioners might rob them of the irreplaceable muscular development that the Lisses traceurs have, the deep rooted neurological pathways and the vast amount of muscle memory that no book, article or spoken word can give to them. The granddad strength."

Another thought related i was talking to some guys at work about were ejection seats- a fighter pilot can only have 2 ejections in a life (USA) then he will be banned from doing what he loves. Each ejection may shorten him up to .5" i do not have links but can find them if needed. The relation was more of trauma to the body from G forces and shock.
127  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Parkour on: April 15, 2007, 12:57:34 PM
this one has other how tos on the bottom

There was also a video on a childrens program that i thought was awesome. I think it is a great start in body awareness for youth and body coordination, a variation on gymnastics. A little more functional than learning a rountine on the rings or parralell bars.
128  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Parkour on: April 14, 2007, 11:45:50 PM
Just recently in the IFL someone did a cartwheel type move on his opponent and connected the kick to the neck/head.
129  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: What would you have done? on: April 09, 2007, 12:20:16 AM
Borderline OT but in relation to group psychology, when playing volleyball today and in the past and there are more teamates on my side with a ball headed my way i am less likely to hustle to get it unsure if the guy right next to me is going to get it. I could easilly get many of those shots, but with the guy right next to me the drive to get it is somewhat less - part of it is i am trying to avoid a collision, part is i think the other guy is getting it.
130  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Slapped! on: April 04, 2007, 10:48:59 PM

Can anyone translate the conversation?

"ya...what?  so i took your parking stall and what you gonna do about it?"

131  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: What would you have done? on: March 26, 2007, 09:41:23 PM
This video was atrocious.

In my state this would have easilly been a clean case of self defense by the female if she used lethal force, and a good chance a bystandard as well. Means, oppurtunity, intent were all there to seriouslly injure or kill. 

We've seen males ruff up females, generally domestic issues... but this case was an all out Attack-  not a simple argument or slap. After viewing this and contemplating it i have come to the reality that if i do see something similar, a serious attack on a female worker i will have to act. What i would do in the case i am not sure as it will depend on the scenario - possibly throw beer in his face to break his ooda loop, aor take a stool to his leg, aor something more serious to get him to stop the threat.

Possible reasons the witnesses did nothing is that it seemed to overide their ooda loop- sudden and extreme overwhelming violence. The same principles many criminal elements use to immobilize(freeze) victims during crimes such as robbery take overs, home invasions, etc.
Another possible reason could be more blatant as cowardice.

Some other thoughts on this maybe the ramping up most individuals need to come to violence. Few sane and productive citizens can go from 0-100mph at the drop of a pin. The ability to do so borders as sociopathic.
comments welcome.
132  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: The Dog Brothers Tribe on: March 16, 2007, 01:10:41 PM
Congrats TOM,
you're a tough fighter that has the rare skill of having the ability to teach what you know by breaking it down in steps.
all the best.

can't wait to jump you in.
133  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: So that's how Rocky did it , , , on: March 13, 2007, 04:51:56 PM
I'm sure he has a doctors rx, they're not hard to get... especially for Rocky. If he doesn't have one he's an idiot as Hollywood hands those out left and right. Life extension programs. gh and test.
134  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Tippy-tappy drills-- threat or menace? on: March 06, 2007, 12:25:12 PM
Maija very good posts throughout this thread. I have been really trying to do what you mentioned of closing the distance but appearing to maintain the same distance. Excellent strategy. From what i have seen and heard Eric Knaus does this very well. Your mention of footwork in a small area seemed to create wonderful challenges for you.
from the limited things i have seen and read on Maestro Sonny, what particular dance steps did he favor? As i have been watching my latin dance dvds. lol trying to emulate some of them into stickwork. chacha, mamba, lol.
for evasion?
for attack?

thanks in advance.
135  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Multiple player situations on: February 25, 2007, 03:32:24 PM
136  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Tippy-tappy drills-- threat or menace? on: February 25, 2007, 03:24:07 PM
Excellent topic here.

My view is one from a pure novice.
I like the drills they teach coordination, burn in correct responses, and options that an untrained or even highly trained individual may not be aware of. CDs earlier article titled 'Trapping' was an excellent one. I am able to see both sides and ultimately i find the patterns work for me if i am able to spar them in a play context, with time, more sparring, more drills they could find there way into combat. I also view them as i do footwork patterns, they need to be taken in context and usually do not translate from drill exactly over to combat. I do not see one being able to completely pull off trap after trap, or similar, but i do see that if one is in a near situation that if one has put the time into drilling the correct responses, those responses will automatically come to mind and will be the foremost options... What needs to be remembered is that many drills and techniques may work with novice attackers, while the higher level techniques or ones that require more timing ultimately fall to the attributes of the players involved.  Another major issue i see with the drills supporters and the sparring supporters is that to some it is black and white, for long term development i see the drills work really well, for short term instant fighting ability sparring works, for the total package a combination should be used.
137  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Are there Knights? on: February 18, 2007, 12:41:40 AM
Very interesting thread.
One i contemplate daily.
138  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Adrenal Training on: February 06, 2007, 03:39:56 AM
We should therefore train in skills that we will be able to complete and that will be enhanced to some degree by stress...
We should then work at honing those skills through training. Repetition is the mother of all skills and develops competence. Competence breeds confidence, and the more confident in your skills you are, the less you will be affected by stress.

Finally we should engage in dynamic training scenarios...
by engaging in this type of training after you've laid a foundation of proper skill, you will enhance your survival.

see it taught, see it fought

The advances in training and the culmination of the www has allowed training to enter a new era. Combined with the popularity of mma, it is now becoming more common to mix in training sessions that are as close to reality as reasonably safe. These may be likened to a forge, steel must be repeatedly heated, pounded, shaped, repeated till it can become a formidable weapon. DB has been doing some of this for years, and so have other hardcore trainees either in isolated drills or all out fighting. Much of this was a search for the 'truth' what works? what doesn't?. Not everyone will come to the same answer, but in general there should be a commonality of high percentage techniques and strategies, the difference maybe in the vehicles used to get to the target point of focused aggression with high survivability. Grossmans book though controversial in many areas illustrates the evolution of the modern militaries need for realistic training. As opposed to solely shooting bullseyes from a static position which one may equate in the ma world of throwing punches from a standstill. Fairbairins/Sykes/Apelgates opinions on combat shootings may be biased in that the policemen and soldiers of the time rarely exceeded the minimum shoot qualifications and class times. Their feelings on the ability to peform aimed fire in combat may reflect the amount of training time and type the subjects had.  As opposed to todays Spec ops warriors that shoot thousands of rounds, in varying conditions of stress with more realism. To relate, one may not be able to actually spar or shoot thousands of rounds so one may interpret a possible link as 'solo' training with pressure testing mixed in.
Unfortunately all this means the bad guys are having a sort of parallel evolution.


139  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Science, Culture, & Humanities / Re: Education/Parenting on: February 04, 2007, 08:55:21 PM
Great thread idea.
I always found it intriguing how various cultures raised their youth, especially how the Greeks/Romans prioritized the mind over the heart or what is logical and what is not. Another interesting convo is how the Spartans raised their youth.

DDD- wow that is definately a new term to me, but we have all seen this plague. If we want America to be strong again we must stop this, along with the classes of "no child left behind' which is actually hindering the gifted ones.
140  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Science, Culture, & Humanities / Re: Particular Stocks on: February 04, 2007, 08:47:06 PM
haven't browsed this forum, and i find this one. awesome.

With your daily reading Crafty, i'm not suprised you're well rounded. You seem very much the right character to do well - risk taker, researcher, consntantly reevaluating, cpu nut. To add - your following of the politics and war on terror, gives you an edge fundamentaly wise to military type financial vehicles, as well as inverse type commodities like metals and oil.

I have not actively played in a couple of years, part of it the commitment to my training and some personal...the game can be a huge time and energy vaccuum. I still love the game and can't wait to actively reengae with full throttle. It used to be my passion. No where else is the potential bigger or defeat faster. Again can't wait to play full steam, but i may have to prioritze and scale into it for time is the most precious commodity.

Odds and scaling are my favorite strategies.

I do want to develop a 'Shock- News' type plan with various default orders sitting at various brokers. I love that things fall 66% faster than they rise. That's on my horizon... and is not one that requires daily adjustment, prodding and pruning.   
141  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: MMA on: February 04, 2007, 08:31:28 PM
Zuffa definately has turned his pet project(ufc) into a multimillion dollar scheme. Fortunately i didn't have to pay for this one, the last one, or the next one.  grin

I was dissapointed in the last 5 fights. Mostly cause i wanted to see Silva and Crocop do what they do best... mt and ktfo their opponents with mt.
The footwork was the norm, i remember nothing extraordinary.
Rampage appeared slightly off his game initially, but took control in the latter part. If i remember correctly the hockey punch did his opponent in. Great streetfight move, lots of options- plum, greco, snap, etc...
On replay the Huerta-Halverson fight looked like the Hurricane caught a knee/shin across the neck...carotid ko.
Crocop - he looked like a monster as always, devastating power, i was hoping for a lhk stand up ko.
Silva- his opponent was open for that flying knee, timing was slightly off so he got put off balance. Excellent ground defense, and ability to regain his feet. On the triangle, anyone know why he didn't try for various subs-choke,arm,shoulder? or finish that choke by swiveling his hips? I am clueless about bjj.
142  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Forrest Griifin's emotional reaction postfight on: January 03, 2007, 02:05:45 PM
these are observations... so don't go psycho babble on me, though articulate comments are genuinely welcome.

to qoute one of the greatest coaches ever to peruse the grid iron
"Winning is not a sometime thing. You don't win once-in-a-while. You don't do things right once-in-a-while. You do them right all the time.
Winning is a habit. Unfortunately, so is losing. There is no room for second place. There is only one place in my game, and that is first place...
I firmly believe that any man's finest hours, his greatest fulfillment to all he holds dear, is the moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle victorious."

this may not be pc, but everyone loves a winner...

roy jones jr

they can't stand to lose. why? enviromental or genetic? maybe a combo... both of these great athletes' fathers threw there 2nd place trophies into the trash. WHY? becasue second place is first loser.
it made such a HUGE impression(read "scar") on them that they always fought to win, created a training complusion/obsession. now both of these men are not close with their fathers, but they WIN(past tense).
Now, does that mean it would work for everyone? no. saddly this is the paradox of the average to good female gymnast, who can't survive intl competition.

to maintain a healthy father child relationship could the father be replaced by mentor/coach who throw's the trohpy away? possibly while allowing the father to be the childs emotional anchor ever encouraging with agape. thin ice here. 

this reminds me of a guy i used to work out with and we would give and take, to qoute others from my gym he was the "biggest cry baby"
where is that "cry baby" guy now?
he's rated at the top of the grappling world, beating some of the who's who.
why? cause he couldn't stand to lose, yet had the attributes to be a champ.

at the other end of the spectrum you have athletes who are professional with a win or a loss.

imho FG reaction has was satisfactory. he wasn't overtly obnoxious, didn't throw a tennis racket, didn't bad mouth anyone... he cried cause he lost, with that he fought valiantly, he had the nuggets to step in the ring and put it on the line.
females who i watched the fight with commented negatively on FG and Titos crying...
maybe it's cause i'm a scorpio born in the year of the tiger i feel this way?

are there better ways to handle a loss?
But, i feel there is a give and a take. you take away too much of the heat and the fire goes out.
if you have the right combination then BOOM-pyrophoria.

143  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Multiple player situations on: January 03, 2007, 01:31:15 AM
i hate when this happens... i'm at work and someone asked to use my cpu, so i open the browser for them, but they end up deleting my partial response to this thread. lol.

i'll try to summarize...

at first glance this video clips look like a JOKE multiples abusing BOB. but if you delve into  it you see what they are doing and it becomes pretty apparent they are training as a unit to take individuals out.

ok on to the topic
How do you fight multiples?

first let us consider the mindset of a pack - What motivates them? What do they Fear? What is the hierarchy? etc...

second What is a "WIN" against multiples? do you need to neutralize every single one? how motivated are they? are they of altered mental status? hadjis looking for their salvation? strung up on ice? revenge(may be the worst)? are they ready to die horribly? is it random gang initition? etc...
or do you need to just forcefully suggest they step back and opt for a tactical advance- Backwards? evil

To fight multiples i have come to several theories
1. force escalation - weapon employment, maximum force with maximum carnage, mindset to do what may be Ugly, pre-mept strike
2. training - one should train with multiple realistic opponents in dynamic situations, one must be willing to accept his own mortality yet not take his life carelessly... how does one harness the maximum use of the mind so that the body does not fear pain or death? gpp is often a key role... discipline the body and mind becomes a sharp weapon, slack on your gpp and your mind could suffer.

there are several subcategories-
geography and environment
postioning of oppoents and yourself/loved ones

here is some clips

Will you always dominate and WIN? maybe, maybe not. but what you can do is optimize your Odds.

molon labe

144  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Movies of interest on: January 02, 2007, 02:04:43 PM
Killzone- cool Hong Kong flick - very good asp baton verse reverse grip knife
The Promise-
Finghter in the Wind- a flick about Mas Oyama... here is a link on review
145  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: WHERE IS THE FOOTWORK!?! on: December 31, 2006, 01:55:28 PM
I saw little footwork in most of the fights tonight.  The most footwork I saw was with Tony DeSouza Vs. Thiago Alves with Thiago having some sound skills.  I question the "let's stand here and trade blows" mentality we saw for most of the night.  Check was the only one I saw who was feinting and trying to bait Tito with his footwork.



I second this to a point, footwork is definately underated, but it is often hard to see and interpret. a person may actually not be appearing to use it cause he has a good idea on range and evasion whether that is head movement or footwork.  Many more people are foot aware as things like ladder drills and plyometrics are so mainstream, but the link from the drill to the fight may not transfer over.

on the last UFC- Chuck had a nice display of footwork, effectivelly zoning, and keeping it in standing range when most would have cut the ring which inadvertanly would cause a clinch, he circled really well, i never liked his hand position and feel if he fought the same game with a CROCOP(different weight class) type, he would be in danger from the neck kick cause of low hands and the thigh kick cause of low base. Due to his attributes he is able to get away with the hand position up to this point. 
Desouza had terrible footwork... especially for a southpaw constantly stepping into the right. Rich Franklin ate TRIG101/diamond. ouch.

i do see what you are saying Ryan. i think a lot of it has to with the the clinch, and danger of getting a single-pick.
what we do end up seeing are pieces... just as the sawtooth in it's drill form would not be transferred exactly over to be used combativelly, what we see are pieces of it. I do feel that practitioners of weapons seem to have more footwork awareness and in many cases training drills for combat. DBMA does have great footwork stuff that i feel can move into mma stuff and drills. i was actually trying to work on an mma type sawtooth. if anyone's got ideas i'd love to hear it.

on a side note i just showed my good friend TRIG101 who has been training mma and various ma for 10plus years and he was impressed enough to put it in his game. This friend lives in LV so is around and trains with guys who are in the ufc or coach fighters in the ufc.... it seems many may not be aware of such techniques.  I tried to explain some other weapons concepts that i could interpret into mma with him, but i think i lost him there.  I was trying to explain the Illustrimo crosstep, to defend a leg kick, or a single... he politely acknowledged it could work.  I also covered a gunting, but i think he interpretted it only exactly how i showed it, not conceptually in that destroy his limb to pass. On that i also mentioned wrist control, instead of taking the arm drag or duck under combo, go for the bicep smash, then do something like a russian belly swipe to pass his arm and you have his back or atleast half a man. Another tactic i was speculating over on limb destruction would be if you're up and he's down doing open guard, instead of a toreando(sp?) walk around pass, while you have one ankle smash that lower limb with a horizontal type elbow hitting either his ankle or calf/bone(of course depending on rules).

hope to hear responses on footwork as well as using more weapons based theories in mma or unarmed self defense.
146  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: The Bully vs. Me on: November 30, 2006, 04:16:51 PM
nice1 thanks.
kind of reminds me of Henry Rollins "iron"
i dig Henry Rollins, too bad he's way leftwing
147  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: We the Well-armed People on: November 27, 2006, 11:47:57 PM
a piece on mindset from Gabe @ WT

Good Morning,

Many have used my writing as an example for mind set development. Thank you. I'll say that it is made up many issues. It is part self-searching, part faith, part physical roughness, and part experience.

A man must come to the self-agreement that he will fight. That although he will seek to avoid UNNECESSARY conflicts, he will not cower and submit when it cannot be avoided. That takes precedence over any legal issues. One problem, particularly from the court-fearing police is that we develop an attitude of "do-nothing so you won't get arrested and sued".

I'd rather be arrested and sued than watch my wife abused, or my children beaten. I once investigated a case of a man who ran from an axe wierlding thug, leaving his wife and children behind for him to hack up. There are times when even death is preferable.....a death with honor over a life as a coward.

For a sound warrior mind set, one must accept his own death. Its easy for a young tough guy to claim he's not afraid to die until he has his death set in front of him. It is essential to understand that we do not grasp for death like the kamikaze, but rather we accept the possibility of it, take up that cross when we must and move on. A warrior may not wish to die, but he cannot fear it either.

A man must be tough. Do you stop lifting when you feel a little resistance? Do you stop running when you break a sweat? Are you a sissified american? If so, CHANGE. All of history's warriors - from Joshua to Jesus were men of physical strength. They could live and fight through hunger, cold, thirst, pain, and harrowing odds. BE TOUGH!! You need not become an olympic powerlifter or a Jackie Chan, but some physical ruggedness is essential. Develop it.

A man must also understand about killing. Oh this is the stuff that all gun writers avoid. I embrace it in my Truth In Training concept. Picture this - a man is standing in front of you. He's an evil man and looks the part. He is tough, and coming to rape your wife, kill your children, and after he's done with them, he's coming for you. What do you need to do with him?

Spray him with OC?
Flash a 3" Delica and snipe his hands?
Draw your gun and warn him?

No grasshopper. Such a man needs to be killed. That is the only thing that will stop him. If you are not comfortable with that eventuality, then everything you've trained is a lie. There are ways to become comfortable in this realm. If you are not certain about your soft heart, the way to develop some inner strength here is to hunt large animals. Unpopular perhaps in some circles. You know what you need. If those around you take exception, surround yourself with others. Life is too short to surround yourself with sissified men or domaneering women who disagree with your views of life.

Experience is important too. I've been in lots of fights (lethal and otherwise). I think I know when its time to back off, and when its time to attack. I'm comfortable with killing when its necessary, and with the possibility of dying. This is based on life experience. It cannot be duplicated in totality without lots of blood, and some tears. I can be duplicated to a degree by training with the right people in the right things.

SUch a topic can fill pages....and it does. Perhaps this thread will become one of those keepers. Feel free to add to it brothers.
148  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: November Gathering 2006 on: November 17, 2006, 08:25:27 PM
Good luck to all fighters, have fun.
149  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Thrust with a staff/ lack there of on: November 08, 2006, 01:10:54 PM
Guro Crafty felt there was enough relevance and usage that he dedicated a part of the Staff DVD to thrusts.  I would definitely check it out too, by far one of my favorite DVD's.


The staff dvd is one of my favorites, i highly recommend it. It's concepts can be applied to a lot of single stick or blade work as well. I've been using the malayo when i chamber the single stick in my rear hand which can easilly chamber to high krabi or you can step foward into leading with the weapon.
150  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Knife vs. Baseball Bat on: October 23, 2006, 01:22:11 PM
Whew a machete?? I for one would definitely go with the machete. 

If you went with the knife what grip would you use, standard or reverse?

Yup i definately was wondering on grip and lead, rear hand or lead hand in bot the machete and bat scenario... 
I keep a machete handy in my truck for foilage and random yardwork. There are various types of machetes, cold steel produces several and i actually was going to buy another one this past week, but the lot was bought up by an arborist. For light brush when working fires and yard work i prefer about 20-22" with a weighted tip, either tear drop shaped like a bolo or a cane knife type with a hook on the reverse for catching debris. Remember to wipe the blades clean after use and apply light oil.

machetes reminds me of MS13
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