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451  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: MMA on: February 11, 2007, 11:18:34 AM
So did anyone watch the fight?  I read about the outcome but wanted to hear others opinions.
452  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: MMA on: February 08, 2007, 02:09:57 PM
This is from www.mmaontap.com

 Strikeforce and EliteXC have reached a deal which will allow them to co-promote cards on Showtime. Showtime will do a joint broadcast in April when Frank Shamrock and Phil Baroni fight in Strikeforce.


Also from
http://www.thefightnetwork.com/news_detail.php?nid=3204


THE CRO COP MYSTIQUE

 
By Loretta Hunt

The arrival of heavyweight Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic to the Ultimate Fighting Championship last Saturday could possibly be looked at in future years as the turning point for mixed martial arts in America.

At first, it appeared Zuffa LLC. was making no attempts to hide the fact they had swayed the Croatian striker away from what has been regarded, in recent years, as the number one MMA promotion in the world– PRIDE Fighting Championships. Curiously, the 2006 Open-Weight Champion entered the Mandalay Bay Events Center to the familiar sound of the beating drums of the juggernaut Japanese promotion. (UFC president Dana White would later proclaim Cro Cop picked the music himself.)

Patches of the nearly 11,000 in attendance rose in salute, the bodies swathed in their hero’s signature red-and-white checkers, Croatian flags waving with pride.

The former K-1 kickboxer turned PRIDE Open-Weight Champion and now instant UFC heavyweight contender did what was expected of him, UFC president White said afterwards, dismantling undefeated challenger Eddie Sanchez (8-1) with an array of punches and kicks, before taking mount and getting the stoppage with only 30 seconds left on the first round clock.

At the post-fight press conference, White addressed Filipovic’s absence from the podium as “fucking frustrating,” saying he and his 2-year, six-fight acquisition had already “butted heads” on the subject.

Not so ironically, it iwill be Cro Cop’s reclusive ways that will attract more of the curious fan’s attention to him. The UFC has always wanted a stone-faced assassin and the mystique he wields will make him that much more tempting to avoid.

In a country where most fighters thrive on getting interviewed, the rarity of Cro Cop’s voice into a microphone will garner him the most notice of all.

One person who did get to interact with Filipovic and his entourage was referee John McCarthy.

McCarthy says Filipovic’s manager Ken Imai approached him at the event’s weigh-ins, and tucked behind a curtain, away from the eye of some 1,000 spectators on the other side of it, Cro Cop took his first steps into the Octagon.

“He was a very humble and straightforward guy,” says McCarthy, who went over Nevada’s rules variations with the man only familiar with the roped square and a seemingly more brutal arsenal of finishes.

“His big thing was if a fighter went down, he wanted to know where he could he kick and stomp,” explains McCarthy. The 13-year veteran official instructed Filipovic that stomps were illegal, but axe kicks (which are thrown on an angle and not directly downward to the body) were not.

“He asked, ‘If he did an elbow that was illegal what would happen?’” says McCarthy. “He was very pleasant the whole time. I just think he likes to keeps close to himself and those close to him.”

Filipovic’s knowledge of McCarthy hints the foreign fighter had years of UFC viewing under his belt. “He told me, ‘I remember watching you in 1995 when I was an amateur boxer. You were in the cage with two crazy men. I guess now I’m a crazy man’” McCarthy recalls.

And what did McCarthy glean from the dangerous kickboxer’s performance Saturday night?

“The Octagon is a bigger surface area,” says McCarthy. “I think Mirko was using the same footwork he’s always used and that caused some problems for him when he tried to cut Sanchez off.”

The motivation to improve appears to be there. Before leaving for his 18-hour journey back to his homeland, Filipovic asked McCarthy for a recommendation to import a cage to him there.

Filipovic has been announced to fight again at April 21’s UFC event in Manchester, England. An opponent has not been named.

POSTED -- 02/08/07
453  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Tasers on: January 30, 2007, 01:14:52 PM
Thanks for the explanation, so basicly they are just a security guard, Im not knocking them I used to be "just" a security guard in Waikiki for the Business Improvement District. I think most citys with tourist attractions have them.  We held no power all we could do is ask people to stop and / or call police for assistance.  Most of the time it was just a fun job, we patrolled Kalakaua & Kuhio Ave and assisted tourists by providing them with all kinds of information when asked or if we noticed that they looked a little lost as well as minor things like first aid if needed, most common question was "Where's the beach?" That job was one of the best Ive ever had, imagine it Waikiki, girls from all over the world in Bikinis.  I love Hawaii  grin
454  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Tasers on: January 29, 2007, 07:47:03 PM
I agree.

According to the Wiki entry:
Quote
At approximately 11:30 pm on November 14, 2006, Community Service Officers were conducting routine checks of Bruin ID cards for students in Powell Library. UCPD Assistant Chief of Police Jeff Young said the checks are a standard procedure in the 24-hour library after 11:00pm, when use of the library is restricted to staff, faculty and students.[3]

When Tabatabainejad refused to produce university identification, he was asked to leave the premises.[4] When, according to Young, Tabatabainejad failed to leave immediately, UCPD officers were called to the scene and eventually used the Taser in its "Drive Stun" capacity.[3]

Tabatabainejad was released from custody after being given a citation for obstruction/delay of a peace officer in the performance of duty. According to a press release issued by the UCPD, he was also issued a court date.[5]


In my opinion..
Showing his ID could have prevented the whole tazering event. Even if it was racial profiling, it was just community police he could have showed his ID and made a complaint with the University or whomever is in charge UNTAZED. I dont know what exactly Community Police do but it is clear they dont really have much power thus the reason for the UCPD being called in, so by not complying with two different levels of authority, he brought this on himself.
455  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Tasers on: January 29, 2007, 03:40:28 PM
Has anyone seen this clip from Armed and Famous?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UncMrAt5gE4

CEO, president, CFO and COO volutarily get zapped by the company's tasers, to demontrate their commitment to safe products
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nitBMAuBy28

Can a taser stop a focused individual? An interesting clip.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QhkE3VTuPhk
456  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: A couple of articles I am proud of. on: January 06, 2007, 12:49:27 AM
Those are great inspiring articles Tom, I shared them with all my friends and family!

457  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Condolences... on: January 04, 2007, 12:23:15 PM
My condolences to everyone in the Sayoc family.
458  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Forrest Griifin's emotional reaction postfight on: January 03, 2007, 04:52:54 PM
I didnt get the see the fight but I can only imagine that it must feel like to lose at that level. Like Ryan said there is no team to support you, it is all YOU. They have to believe in themselves because no one else is going to carry them through it. The public will tear you up win or lose. People just look at the physical aspect but the fighter is putting his / her blood, sweat &, heart into that fighting and training and just like it was mentioned before these guys lives and their families may depend on the income. Taking it too serious, maybe but what if it is your primary source of income then it has to be taken seriously. I think it was in a interview at MMA Weekly or maybe another somewhere else where Randy Couture said that things are really different, he talked about having to make ends meet and having to take care of things that were normally taken care of for him. So I can only imagine the disappointment, MMA is a rough business what if they get dropped (Well Im sure Tito wont.) Sometimes a lot more than just the belt is on the line.....

What about other sports activities like Team sports dont we sometimes see the atheletes cry when they lose the Superbowl or World Series or NBA Championship?

I guess as long as they are not being a bad sport about it or pulling a John Mcenroe, lol. Then let them shed a tear or two, they just fought their heart out for our entertainment.

Anyway..
459  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Multiple player situations on: January 02, 2007, 06:55:06 PM
Thanks to peregine I found this thread on another forum and I thought people here may find it interesting as well.

http://senshido.savi.ca/viewtopic.php?t=3802

Fighting The Trained Wolf Pack

Several years ago I wrote an article called, “Fighting Multiple Opponents” which can be found at:

http://www.personalprotectionsystems.ca/Fighting%20Multiple%20Opponents.doc

In this article, the first sentence of the last paragraph I wrote stated:

“ I have trained to fight the wolf pack, but I doubt the wolf pack has trained to fight cohesively against me”

Well, as reality does sometimes, I need to reframe my beliefs specific to this issue. Although the principles of my original article still stand from a tactical and strategic standpoint, the issue of a coordinated Wolf Pack attack, although a rarity, CAN BE a reality. I offer the following links for your viewing to demonstrate coordinated Wolf Pack training with criminal intent (to view you must sign up with youtube.com, which is free):


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6_lyetZJJw


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZfO0tsLsDFg


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6HBx3QjBUFQ


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0PElgUyq-OM


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p1ZzZoJBGy8


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6Z_ge0Fc7Y



Here are some of my thoughts specific to what I observed in these clips:


- These guys understand environmental training that is scenario based, including training in street clothes and low light conditions

- Notice how these guys utilize triangulation strategy to their advantage

- Notice how the head appears to be a primary target

- Notice how these guys “engage with rage” with violent intent that is designed to overwhelm their intended targets emotionally, psychologically, and physically with continual compound attacks.

- Notice how these guys practice a variety of different attacks from all positions and how they also practice on targets that are standing, sitting, prone, sitting in a car, sitting in a chair

- Notice the use of a belt from all angles as an improvised weapon

- Notice the use of the rear choke by one threat, while the others pommel from the front.

- Notice the use of language as a set up

- Notice that if the victim is wearing a hat, the threats will tip the hat down from the rear, pushing it forward, thus visually obscuring the victim, which is then immediately followed up with a frontal attack that can not be seen

- Notice how that techniques used are gross motor based, nothing fancy.

- Notice how these guys are training with imagination and emotion (http://www.personalprotectionsystems.ca/Neural_Based_Scenario_Training.doc) which allows them to train in “state”



To be very honest, these guys GET IT when it comes to training and fighting in the real world, and have much to offer those of us who are willing to remove the blindfold of martial ego, and are willing to spit out the Kool-Aid of willful blindness based upon tradition and false Hollywood (or even sensi) beliefs. I know that some who will view these videos will say that these guys have no honor, no pure technique, are sloppy in their application; but I say who firckin cares, these guys, and their tactics, are simple, violent, and extremely effective, and in the end, when the dust settles, all that counts is the final outcome !!!!!


As I stated, I continue to believe that the strategies and principles for fighting multiple opponents that I shared in my original article are still valid. I do, however, believe that awareness of these types of coordinated Wolf Pack tactics; do change some strategic applications, especially in the pre-contact phase of a confrontation:


- Awareness, Awareness, Awareness is key. These types of predatory attacks, although coordinated, can be picked up in the early stages by one’s etheric sense, but one has to trust their gut instinct. Awareness of these videos can also condition one’s subconscious brain to be more hypersensitive to these tactics, thus increasing one’s etheric radar.

- Movement is key, when stationary (standing, sitting, prone) triangulation becomes far more easier for the Wolf Pack to utilize to their advantage


- Maintaining a reactionary gap is extremely important wherever possible. Notice in the video clips, triangulation is being combined with what I like to call, “closing the gap” which provides a tactical advantage to the Wolf Pack when it comes to first strike. You cannot allow these guys close enough to put their hands on, during what I like to call the “assessment or infiltration stage”. If the Wolf Pack is closing the gap, the game is on, and one must now think about attacking first

- Many of the attacks were telegraphed before engagement. Being aware of “Ritualized Combat” is extremely important http://www.personalprotectionsystems.ca/Ritualized%20Combat.doc

- The use of a real or improvised weapon should be considered. Having said this however, if one does not have their weapon in hand ready to immediately deploy during the pre-contact phase, then the reality is to do so will be very very difficult once the Wolf Pack has moved to the attack/contact phase. I have heard many who espouse to the use of weapons in such scenarios, that they would just shoot, cut, or bludgeon their way through the Wolf Pack. As one can appreciate after watching the videos, many of the tactics used by the coordinated Wolf Pack are designed to negate one’s ability to get to a weapon. So unless you have the weapon in hand ready to go during the pre-contact phase, negative time framing to get to the weapon works in favor of the Wolf Pack once they engage physically.



Remember that fighting multiple opponents, or the trained coordinated Wolf Pack, is chaotic and extremely violent. It is my opinion that these types of confrontations should be considered a “Deadly Force” threat !!!!!!! The risk of serious injury, or even death, is very real and as such, Neural Based Scenario Training, based upon the above noted videos, are a must to counter these coordinated Wolf Pack tactics. Proper Pre Planning Prevents Piss Poor Performance.



Darren Laur
www.personalprotectionsystems.ca
460  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Movies of interest on: January 01, 2007, 02:35:31 PM
While I was visiting WA back in Sept.  I bought this video for .50 cents  grin  Now the movie isnt all the great but it is interesting that they Datu Inocalla from Modern Arnis and Kimo.  Is the video worth watching? Welll... I would just fast forward to the fight scenes, lol.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ocqqizJ_d6I

IMDB.com doesnt not provide much info about the movie either..
461  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Stickfighting video game on: December 31, 2006, 07:52:45 PM
... Once they improve upon this which at the rate technology it could be in the next year it would make for a killer game and training device if it was dialed in.

Gruhn

Exactly it could be an intriguing training device once the bugs and kinks are worked out.... I believe the army used some games to simulate training (Was it quake or something?), I think the Wii could possibly be used for some simulating some training through a lot of tweaks. Not that training simulation is any better than getting out there in the field and getting some hands on expierence.
462  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Stickfighting video game on: December 31, 2006, 06:06:06 PM
I think the only people that could pull off a stickfighting game is Nintendo with the new Wii. Seriously have you see the commercials?

Well let me back up, the reason I think Nintendo could pull it off is primarliy because of what I have read about the controller that the Wii uses, based on what I have read it would be perfect for a stick fighting game.

"http://reviews.cnet.com/Nintendo_Wii/4505-6464_7-31355104.html
Accelerometers inside the remote sense how the device is being held and if it's being moved in any direction. These sensors control actions such as baseball bat and golf club swings in Wii Sports, Link's sword slashes in The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, and even steering trucks in Excite Truck. Moreover, you hold the Wiimote differently depending on the game: grasp it like the hilt of a sword in Zelda and Red Steel, as a baseball bat or tennis racket in Wii Sports, or hold it horizontally as a steering bar for Excite Truck. Because the Wiimote is so light, these controls and movements can take some getting used to. Fortunately, a speaker and a force-feedback module built into the Wiimote can provide additional tactile and audio feedback for your actions and add an extra bit of immersion to the Wii experience. For example, the remote's tiny speaker makes an audible "Clang!" when Link swings his sword, and it rumbles when Link strikes an enemy. Even menu selections on the Wii are signaled by helpful little vibrations of the Wiimote.

The Wiimote also uses a set of infrared sensors to determine the remote's orientation in regard to the television. A set of IR diodes in the Wiimote communicate with the Wii's sensor bar to serve as a pointer for navigating menus and aiming weapons in first-person shooters. Again, this control system takes some getting used to, but once you adapt to the control, pointing with the Wiimote feels much more natural than using an analog stick. It doesn't quite replace the beloved mouse-and-keyboard combination for FPS games, but--after getting acclimated to it--we found it worked better than traditional console controllers.

463  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Thrust with a staff/ lack there of on: December 29, 2006, 04:46:34 PM
Since we are talking about Staff... I was wondering....

Guro Crafty, have you ever come across any training with the Maori (New Zealand) weapon the Taiaha?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ofybOAqLWZM

A Taiaha (pronounced Tie-ah-ha) is a weapon of the Maori of New Zealand.

The taiaha is a wooden weapon, usually between 5-6 ft in length. It is designed to be used as a close quarters weapon for short sharp strikes, or stabbing thrusts somewhat like the quarterstaff and many similar stick fighting weapons. However unlike those pole-like weapons, one end of the taiaha is flattened to a broad blade, and the other narrows to a point with a carved face defiantly sticking out its tongue.

Mau rakau is the martial art that teaches the use of the taiaha and other Maori weapons in combat. As with other martial arts styles, students of the taiaha spends years mastering the skills of timing, balance and co-ordination necessary to wield the weapon effectively.

The taiaha is well known due to its use in the challenge (Wero)[1] given to heads of state and visiting dignitaries welcomed to New Zealand. Tradition says that when a visiting party approached a Maori Pa (homestead/village) they would be challenged by a warrior with a taiaha to see if they were friend or foe.

Among modern Maori the taiaha is one of many cultural items which are used to introduce youngsters in school to some of the traditional ways. Contests and competitions take place with schools fielding teams not for fights or matches but as "dance" or ritual.

The New Zealand Army now incorporates the image of a taiaha into its official badge.

The taiaha was also featured in two video games for the PlayStation 2, The Mark of Kri and its sequel Rise of the Kasai as a weapon for the games' hero, Rau. In "The Mark of Kri", the taiaha is plunged into the ground, however, in Maori culture, this is an offense as is it considered to be stabbing the earth mother.
464  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: MMA on: December 29, 2006, 03:27:50 PM
Im thinking Chuck will win but Tito appears to be rejuvanated and Im sure Chuck has kept this in mind.  This should be an excellent fight.

465  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Grandfathers Speak Vol. 2: Sonny Umpad on: December 22, 2006, 07:52:48 PM
For those that still dont know too much about Sonny Datu Worden scanned in an interview from the old magazine Full Contact, as practitioner we really gotta be thankful to those who are able to capture moments of time from the masters so that we will always have some kind of visual / literary rememberance.







The rest is at http://www.kellyworden.com/sonny.html
466  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: VIDEO CLIPS OF INTEREST on: December 22, 2006, 07:44:43 PM
Im not sure, the clips description of the clips dont say much... yeah... some good stuff.

I found the clips by accident.
467  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Dogbrothers Beijing Seminar test fight 7 on: December 22, 2006, 06:52:57 PM
Found this on youtube.

Click on "More from this user" and you can see a listing of all the clips.

Dogbrothers Beijing Seminar test fight 1



Dogbrothers Beijing Seminar test fight 7



468  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / According to BBC - Kicking somebody during a fight can be more dangerous. on: December 22, 2006, 05:02:37 PM
Found this while cruising at James Keating's site.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/6175633.stm

Kicking causes most severe injury 
 
Alcohol is a common cause of fights 
Kicking somebody during a fight can be more dangerous than using a sharp or blunt weapon, research shows.
A study of 25,000 people admitted to A&E found use of feet was more likely to inflict serious injury than blunt or sharp objects or fists.

However, the Violence Research Group in Cardiff, found weapons caused a greater number of severe injuries.

Prevention of kicking and use of blunt objects should be a priority, the study in Injury Prevention concludes.

In total, the researchers assessed 31,000 injuries inflicted on patients attending the University Hospital Wales A&E between 1999 and 2005.

  Usually in fights people are kicked when they fall over and one of the ways to reduce kicking is to reduce severe intoxication because fewer people would fall over

Professor Jonathan Shepherd

Men accounted for three quarters of patients who attended for violence-related injury.

Almost two thirds reported being attacked by just one assailant, but one in four said they had been assaulted by three or more people at the same time.

The age at which a person was most likely to sustain a serious injury peaked at 47.

A total of 21.5% of the injuries were inflicted with a weapon - 11% with a sharp object, 10.5% with a blunt object.

More than half the injured had been punched, and only 7% had sustained injuries through being kicked while on the ground.

Overall, significantly more severe injuries were caused by the use of weapons, than by unarmed physical assault.

However, the researchers found that people who had been kicked were most likely to suffer serious injury - even more so than those who had been attacked with a blunt or sharp weapon.

Firearms injuries, which were very rare, were not considered.

Although surprised that sharp objects were less likely to cause severe injury, the researchers, from the University of Cardiff, said they couldn't discriminate between use of knives or other sharp weapons such as broken glass in the study, which may have affected the results.

Alcohol

Study leader Professor Jonathan Shepherd, an oral and maxillofacial surgeon, warned that alcohol was a large contributing factor in the use of kicking in fights as drunk people were more likely to fall over.

"There's an important link with alcohol. Often in fights people are kicked when they fall over and one of the ways to reduce kicking is to reduce severe intoxication because fewer people would fall over.

"It's very important that when there has been a kicking or a weapon has been used that charges are brought and the assailants are brought to book.

"There are also messages about making sure that objects that can be used as weapons such as glasses are collected and cleared away."

However, he pointed out that Cardiff was one of the safest cities in the UK.

Mr Martin Shalley, consultant in A&E at Birmingham Heartlands Hospital and president of the British Association of Emergency Medicine said the study reflected his own experience.

"It is more unusual for people to be hurt by fists, it's much more common that people have severe injuries by kicking.

"Once you are on the floor, you're at great risk."



 
469  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Condtioning for the stick on: December 19, 2006, 01:42:52 PM
Sweeeet!  Please post your findings.
470  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Movies of interest on: December 10, 2006, 01:28:02 AM
Guro Crafty,
Here is a URL to search through all the weapons.
http://wow.allakhazam.com/dyn/items/weapons.html

I scanned through but I am not sure if this was what he referencing it will take a little bit of time to find the other references.

Bludgeon of the Grinning Dog
http://wow.allakhazam.com/db/item.html?witem=10627

471  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Movies of interest on: December 09, 2006, 11:48:08 AM
OK, so I know this thread is about movies but I didnt think it was worth creating a whole new thread..
I was playing World of Warcraft (yeah.. Im a geek, whatever.. lol) but I totally forgot about this interesting reference, this character is a weapons trainer.



Also if you ever read sci-fi / science fiction there is a series by Terry Goodkind called Sword of Truth. I believe it is in the 1st or maybe the 2nd book. There is a tribe that is very skilled in blades and the name is similar to Bakbakan interesting yeah? Not only is FMA in movies but also paid tribute or referenced in Sci-Fi fantasy books as well. I will have to dig mine up and find out which one they are in and maybe Ill even type or scan the paragraph in which the main character does battle with them.
472  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Grandfathers Speak Vol. 2: Sonny Umpad on: December 02, 2006, 01:56:12 AM
Pictures of Sonny are hard to come by Datu Worden posted this on his site so I thought I would share some with everyone here.  To see more visit http://www.kellyworden.com/sonny.html







473  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: The Bully vs. Me on: November 29, 2006, 01:27:14 PM
Thats a great article Guro Crafty...
474  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Encounters with a Grandmaster: by Mike Belzer on: November 29, 2006, 01:21:26 PM
Incredible ?fantastic luck? or possibly fate was on his side....
475  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Condtioning for the stick on: November 24, 2006, 07:24:11 PM
I think some of you might find this unique training tool pretty neat.

http://www.torqueblade.com/home? ?<--- Check out the link to see them in action.


The Origins of the Torqueblade:
 
The Torqueblade like any other item dreamed into being was inspired by another. My inspiration came from my experiences in various fitness regimes, military, para military, martial, and numerous civilian. The main underlying thread which I came to appreciate was that of strength to weight ratio and specific endurance for the desired tasks. Always looking for the most cost and time effective regime I realized that the fundamentals of fitness never changed only the intent. In essence training motions rather than muscles seemed more applicable to my daily routines.
Torqueblade training has been influenced by the need for adaptability of impromptu weapons. It can be said that Indian club training has long incorporated this practice by increasing the size and therefore the load of the training tool. The British military adopted these exercises in the 1800's.
 
?Club swinging is believed to have originated in India by soldiers as a method of improving strength, agility, balance and physical ability. During the annexation of India, British officers witnessed the graceful motions and essential property of expanding the chest and exercising every muscle of the body. The British brought the Indian Clubs to Europe where the Germans and Czechs adopted club swinging into their physical training systems?.
Information kindly supplied by DR. ED Thomas of www.motionrx.com
 
 
?The British military, moving with the times decided to upgrade the Royal Navy. The Admiralty at that time replaced sails in favor of steam, to power the new warships. Consequently, labor was not as demanding and the Admiralty perceived a lack of fitness. So the R.N. adopted the training regime of club swinging. To this day the fitness instructors in the R.N. are still referred to as Clubs?.
 
Information kindly supplied by Warrant Officer Richardson P.T.I. (R.N.)
 
I amalgamated my appreciation of blade training with medicine ball type exercises and the training regime of Indian club training.
 
To take you back to the quote of Darwin that ?adaptability ensures a creature?s success? In other words functional training. Or to put it another way ?If you can?t pull yourself out of a hole, what use are you?? (Mind you, seeking and avoiding holes would probably be a better lesson to study?).
 
The conception of the Torqueblade came from two routes, like parallel lines on train track, both heading in the same direction. The two routes are ?Functional Fitness? and the ?Arts of Mars? Martial Arts does actually mean the arts of Mars, the Roman deity of battle and therefore warlike arts both originating from the need to improve certain desired attributes, and both heading towards a similar goal. I originally started designing the Torqueblade from the desire to develop an awkward training tool to enhance adaptability to impromptu weapons. This would also challenge the body?s equilibrium when in motion. These requirements would aide in adaptability.
 
The neuromuscular memory of martial motions must become subtle and effortless. This is the same principle for any sport; the specific motions must become second nature to be effective. The double edged sword of refined body mechanics is that only the essential muscles required for the task are used. Once this is mastered the motions become effortless. If no effort is required the body naturally seeks a new state of rest and your fitness levels start to decline as the pounds start to creep back on.
 
?The human body moves in three planes of motion that of the saggital, frontal and transverse plane. The saggital separates us from left and right, the frontal from back to front and the transverse is a rotational plane that separates from top to bottom?.
Jaun Carlos "JC" Sanatana Director of
The Institue of Human Performance
www.ihpfit.com 561-620-9556
?Everything that we do requires our muscles to work in synergy with each other. Every required task moves through all three planes of motion (multi-planer). Only the intent changes the out come?.
M. Macro
 
I realized that when training with weapons (swords/clubs), students body mechanics improved quicker than when training empty hands alone. The reason for this is that when the equilibrium of the body is challenged by holding an object outside of its natural range of motion the core of the body has to react more quickly to regain balance. This reaction of muscles turning off and on to regain balance is called proprioception.
If in a fight or flight situation, the ability to adapt by way of proprioception my neuromuscular system for an impromptu weapon (if warranted) can be hindered with out proper training, due to the on coming threat and time constraints.
 
?So training in a manner which would prehabilitate my body for such an eventuality would seem to be the ideal way to go?.
 
Training in a traditional gym type setting was not conducive to my requirements. The only exercises which would allow me to train in all planes of motion would be those similar to medicine ball training and those exercises of the Indian Gurus or club swinging. These exercises were be made all the more challenging, with the unique design of the Torqueblade.
 


Examples of insperation

The Torqueblade adopted the weighted tip of the (1) Nepalese ghukri an elongated belly to resemble the shape of the (2) East Indian club and pistol grip of a (3) Philippine blade (kriss).

 
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Torqueblade and Companionblade



 
476  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Panantukan & Kali Tudo on: November 22, 2006, 04:47:32 PM
Hi Tom,
Any chance you can post the keyword used to find the "Bareknuckle" fights or possibly the links themselves?? ?

Thanks
Robert

Was it these two?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FRqI5kOpJzw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5jAqd6YeC10
477  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Multiple player situations on: November 15, 2006, 06:15:30 PM
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When he was getting the finger prints he should have had his left webhand("Y" hand or Tiger Mouth), behind the suspects right arm, and his right hand on the fingers.


Yeah I was thinking about that and something similar like if he could have maintained control with the left hand behind the suspects elbow, and the right hand on the suspects hand then maybe a pivot into an armbar or maybe slide / step in with a foot trap or slide in behind ... I know there is a Silat type type of armbar that could be worked in there too I just dont know how to describe it accurately.
478  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Multiple player situations on: November 14, 2006, 01:42:51 PM
OK I found a video, kind of controversial but I do think it has some validity, I don't know what the guy is being arrested for and he probably deserves whatever he gets. The only footage I think that is worthwhile is 00:33 - 00:41.  Had this guy in a training scenario I would give him kudos for using pre-emptive striking and evasion.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZPAzj_j2Tg

Guro Marc, if you dont think it is appropriate then please delete...
479  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Oscar-Floyd is on for May 5! on: November 14, 2006, 04:46:10 AM
 afroOscar-Floyd is on for May 5! afro
By Karl Freitag
Oscar De La Hoya and Floyd Mayweather have reached an agreement to fight on May 5. The fight was finalized today. The bout will be promoted by Golden Boy Promotions. "We are not going to comment what the deal is," Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer told Fightnews.com. "It's a fair deal and if the pay-per-view hits the numbers which we anticipate it will, it will be new record payday for both guys.....It's going to be big. It's clearly the biggest fight in boxing and I think it's the kind of fight which will transcend and which will clearly capture the interest of the American public and the American sports fans, because it is Mayweather pound-for-pound number one fighter in the sport against Oscar, the most popular and biggest name in the sport. Actually I was looking today at Oscar's trophy case in our office and I was standing in front of one of the belts which was a ring belt that had 'Oscar De La Hoya, pound for pound' on it, and it was 1997. So here we are ten years later and the question is, can he do it again?"


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"Oscar realizes this is a dangerous fight," continued Schaefer. "He realizes that he's going in as the underdog, but this is what exactly motivates him, this is what gets him going, this is what he is about and what his entire career is all about. Always going for the biggest challenges. I think that's what his active career was and that's what he'll be remembered for. The guy who always took on the biggest and the best."
Monday, November 13 2006
480  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Interview with Ike Ibeanuchi on: November 13, 2006, 05:18:37 PM
http://www.eastsideboxing.com/news.php?p=8879&more=1

For those of you that would like to see the David Tua vs Ike Ibeabuchi fight
http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=89DCF56FEE511A59



Ike Ibeabuchi Interview: "The President? Wants To Get Back On The Campaign Trail!

13.11.06 - By Izyaslav ?Slava? Koza: When I first started getting into boxing discussion and following the sport a few years back, I won a VHS tape full of any recorded fights of my choosing the owner could fit on there. At that time, sharing clips was not really all that common, so I was lucky enough to obtain some fights I never watched live.

Without thinking, two of the bouts I selected involved a fighter by the name of Ike Ibeabuchi, who was still quite a hot topic, considering he was no longer active. For those who follow the sport, it?s pretty obvious that the bouts also involved David Tua and Chris Byrd and some very interesting circumstances. Before Wladimir Klitschko recently pulverized Byrd, the only time Chris had ever been stopped was against Ibeabuchi, but what was more intriguing was the manner in which it happened.

In the words of many excited fans, not only did Ibeabuchi stop Byrd, but he was able to land about as hard and decapitating a barrage as any of the billion elites that Byrd had faced in his entire career. Those that have seen the stoppage, will most likely bring it up any time vicious knockouts are discussed.

As far as the Tua fight goes, the reason I selected the bout is that what both men accomplished in terms of punches thrown over 12 rounds, was enough to break any 15 round punch thrown record in the history of boxing. To date that is one of the greatest displays of heavyweight boxing that I have ever had the pleasure of watching.

Now I am not here to discuss Ibeabuchi?s guilt or innocence because I don?t know enough about the case to be committed to a serious opinion. However, the life a boxer has outside the ring is not relevant to the things he accomplishes in it. Ike deserves our respect for the things he has already done for our entertainment, and as you shall see for not wasting, or giving up on life in prison. For that alone, we wish Ike luck and at the very least another chance at freedom because that is what America is all about, anyway.

ESB: First of all, Ike, thank you a great deal for doing this because it means a lot.

Ike Ibeabuchi: You?re welcome. Like I stated before, there is nothing that I will not do for my fans.

ESB: I can?t begin to tell you how hopeful some fans got in June 2005 when there was a chance that you could be paroled. When is your next parole hearing and can fans do anything to help you?

Ike Ibeabuchi: With all due respect, to the date of my last parole hearing, it was August 2004 not June 2005. My next parole hearing is scheduled for August 2007.

I don?t quite know what fans can do to help me. I suppose letters of concern to various state of Nevada officials, on my behalf, wouldn?t hurt (Governor, Secretary of State, Parole Commissioner, etc.). I would welcome any support I can get, even from President Bush. I hear he is a big boxing fan.

ESB: Can you describe your daily routine for us? I know one of the problems must be the inability to do real road-work or any traditional boxing exercises, but can you still do something to stay in shape?

Ike Ibeabuchi: My daily routine begins with prayer and fasting from 6:00 am to 12:00pm, during which time I do a rigorous workout. I will not reveal the specifics of my workout. I do not want the competition getting an early read, if you know what I mean. I do run, but not the traditional roadwork. I'm limited here.

I believe what the fans really want to know, is whether I am in shape. The answer is yes.

I'm in shape to fight right now. My boxing program includes shadow boxing and the study of "Psycho-pugilism". God willing, I shall introduce the world o? boxing to my new supreme delicacy Psycho-pugilism (The Food of The Warrior Boxing God) upon my eventual return to the ring.

I also study, go to school (college classes), and watch a little soap opera. I watch Law & Order and Jeopardy, almost everyday. By 10:00 pm, I'm in my room for the late evening news. I read mail and e-mails from my fans, and answer them accordingly. My evening is closed with a prayer while lying down in my bed.

ESB: The story of Mike Tyson?s stint in jail was to some degree glamorized and it was suggested the other inmates were afraid of him. Can you tell us how the other inmates respond to you and how you interact with them?

Ike Ibeabuchi: Unlike Mike Tyson, I am housed in the general population with other inmates. Therefore, I have the opportunity to mingle with inmates of different races and cultural backgrounds.

ESB: How does it feel when 1500 inmates call you ?The Champ??

Ike Ibeabuchi: Flattering. But God knows they are right. The justification being my accomplishments since my incarceration. My composure, tenacity, endurance, and overall conduct, worth emulating here in the prison. In short, I set positive examples. I identify all fellow inmates as ?bro.? Many of them are even willing to do my time for me, for no cost. They are my turpitude, and I respect them dearly.

ESB: Without a doubt, the most memorable moment of your career to most fans is the devastating punch that basically did in Chris Byrd. Whenever fans ask about you on boxing forums, this is the first video clip they are shown. I am sure you were asked this before but can you please describe that whole moment one more time for us?

Ike Ibeabuchi: It was memorable but not the most. It was memorable because it was episodic. I was fighting circumstances of a fa?ade outside of boxing, when the Chris Byrd fight was made. The most memorable moments were each of my ring entrances, where I displayed my ingenuity, which got better and better each time.

To describe the Chris Byrd fight, is to teach or describe how to catch or kill a fly with your bare hands. Do not try to catch the fly directly, even as it is perched or rests. Always aim at the vacuum of its escape. Most of the time, the vacuum becomes the fly at last when you open your hand.

ESB: Do you have any idea what reasoning Byrd tried to use in arguing with the referee when he got up? Many fans always asked what Byrd was trying to say there.

Ike Ibeabuchi: He didn't believe I was able to do that to him, to out smart him. Of course, he's a "spartan." He is not going to quit until he can't breathe anymore. After all, he did become a world champion.

ESB: The most memorable fight of your career was unquestionably the record breaking bomb fest against David Tua. Even though Tua has been beaten, nobody has ever done what you have against him. In preparation for that fight, did you train for precisely that kind of fight?

Ike Ibeabuchi: You see, it took only two fights to define me for most fans, David Tua and Chris Byrd. Two contrasting styles. Indeed, a symbolic crucifix gesture; that is by the way. Tua was tough, but to beat him, I had to do things only a superman would do. With the help of Curtis Cokes, my trainer, I had to be a genie. A sledgehammer wouldn't have stopped me that night. I was thinking 15 rounds of boxing. 12 rounds was just incomplete. Remember now, in round 12, I started my round one routine again, indicating that I was beginning to do a second lap.

ESB: Do you still follow boxing? If so, can you give a few thoughts on the following fighters (strengths, weaknesses, and How you would fight them)?

Ike Ibeabuchi: I follow boxing.

ESB: Henry Akinwande?

Ike Ibeabuchi: Is he still boxing? I would hold him all night long.

ESB: Shannon Briggs?

Ike Ibeabuchi: I will make sure we are not fighting in New Jersey and then I will be alright.

ESB: Calvin Brock?

Ike Ibeabuchi: When it comes to costing, I am the project, and he is the job order. Point made.

ESB: Wladimir Klitschko?

Ike Ibeabuchi: It takes a longer time to obtain a Ph.D in the English language courses.

ESB: Sergei Lyakhovich?

Ike Ibeabuchi: It takes God and Heartbreaks to be a great finisher.

ESB: Oleg Maskaev?

Ike Ibeabuchi: I?m impressed but you know when the cats are away, the mice will play.

ESB: Samuel Peter?

Ike Ibeabuchi: All my brother needs to do is take his time.

ESB: Hasim Rahman?

Ike Ibeabuchi: It?s time to become a full-fledged politician. He practically knows everything.

ESB: Nikolai Valuev?

Ike Ibeabuchi: I can?t wait to fight a man at least.

ESB: Which of them is the best fighter right now in the division?

Ike Ibeabuchi: Samuel Peter is the best fighter, but he's got to take his time to inflict pain to prove it.

ESB: Which boxers are you friends with?

Ike Ibeabuchi: Do you mean before a fight, or after a fight? No War, NO FRIENDS!

ESB: Who is the best p4p in the world right now?

Ike Ibeabuchi: My "boy," Floyd Maywhether. When I see Floyd, and all his charisma, I say to him, "Thank You.?

ESB: Ike, I know life in Prison is a very difficult thing, so can you tell us what helps you keep your head together, and helps you get through the days?

Ike Ibeabuchi: My life, even in prison, depicts a life that has been lived in the bible many times. I like to see myself as the (Baptist or the Messiah with God 1st), like Daniel in the Lion?s Den, like Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego in the fiery furnace, but never burned, like Jacob who had run from his hairy brother in Dallas. Like Samson who saw wisdom and humility when his eyes were gone, like Moses who ruled scorpions and snakes in the desert, and I could go on and on.

ESB: What do you miss the most about being on the outside?

Ike Ibeabuchi: I miss everything a man in need would.

ESB: How did you get your nickname "The President??

Ike Ibeabuchi: Alright ?now,? with all due respect to the President of anything, and grandiosity apart, I am so way above that name ?President,? so condescending. Shelly Mann, of Dallas, can agree with me, too. I?d rather be known by my real name in full "Ikemefula." It is ?nine? letters, indeed. A prayer to God for my strength to keep.

ESB: What do you want to say in closing to all your fans and the people reading this interview?

Ike Ibeabuchi: I would like the fans to know that I am an innocent man, and that I am being made a scapegoat for my perspicacity. Many know this. Nevertheless, I am dealing with this unfortunate circumstance to the very best of my ability. I have not stopped fighting and I never will. I was proclaimed the most dangerous man in the ring in 1999.

Now with my academic achievements and life experiences, I feel I have the ability to take huge strides outside the ring as well. Still, I equally share your pains of deprived quality boxing entertainment. With your continued support for justice, perhaps we can reverse the situation and get a rightful and true heavyweight champion back in the ring.

I love you all, and thank you for your untiring continued support in and out of the ring.

ESB: Ike, thank you again for doing this. Do you want your fans to write you and should we make public your email address?

Ike Ibeabuchi: Yes, my fans may write or email me at the following address, or web-site. I look forward to hearing from them.


Email: Ike@Ikeibeabuchi.org, Ike@Ikeibeabuchi.com


Mailing Address:

Ikemefula C. Ibeabuchi 71979

NSP/ PO BOX 607

Carson City, Nevada 89702-0607

United States of America

I want to thank Ike?s mother Patricia for helping out in getting this interview.

On the Horizon: Interview with #1 contender Sultan Ibragimov.

481  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / UFC DOCTOR VERIFIES PENN'S RIB INJURY on: November 13, 2006, 04:13:33 PM
http://www.mmaweekly.com/absolutenm/templates/dailynews.asp?articleid=2800&zoneid=8
Wednesday, October 18, 2006 - by Matt Hill - MMAWeekly.com

Well this is actually old news....


UFC doctors have verified the rib injury that Penn believed he sustained during the second round of his fight with Matt Hughes, according to BJPenn.com. The injury has been found to be a fracture of Penn?s costochondral junction.

According to the findings of physician Sameer Nagda, MD, ?There is evidence of a fracture of the right tenth costochondral junction with evidence of surrounding soft tissue edema and fluid consistent with moderate grade muscle strains of the intercostals and oblique musculature in the region of fracture.?

According to MedHelp.org, the costochondral junction is, ?The point where the ribs articulate with the sternum.? What this essentially means is that during his fight with Hughes, Penn sustained a fracture of the connective tissue between his ribs and the sternum. This injury is considered to be a rib fracture.

Penn?s web site says, ?While in Las Vegas for UFC 64, BJ met with the UFC?s orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine doctor in Las Vegas for a physical exam and diagnostic MRI study of his ribs and oblique muscles on his right side. The report verified and substantiated exactly what happened to BJ at the end of the second round when he thrusted up and around to gain Matt?s back. During this upward and twisting movement, BJ pulled/tore internal muscles located inside and around the bottom right rib and fractured the rib. As explained, this type of trauma can and will cause a constriction of his right lung, leading to a substantially diminished breathing capacity.?

This new report verifies what has thus far been a disputed claim of injury by BJ Penn in the weeks following his UFC 64 loss to Matt Hughes.
482  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Thrust with a staff/ lack there of on: November 06, 2006, 06:29:18 PM
Hi Jeff, I can't officially answer for any of the Dog Brothers but I have been training with DogZilla and from what he has shown me there are thrusts that can be utilized.? I'm looking forward to trying out what I have learned from DogZilla combined with my prior training in Sibat and see if I can make it work for me.? Should be lots of fun (and lumps and bruises)? grin

483  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Boxing Thread on: November 04, 2006, 10:57:00 PM
From www.fightnews.com

Tua Stops Wheeler!!!
By Matt Richardson & Jason "J-Gon" Gonzalez
Former world heavyweight championship challenger David Tua won his second consecutive comeback fight in New York when he stopped journeyman Maurice Wheeler in the seventh round of a scheduled ten in the main event of promoter Cedric Kushner's "Gotham Boxing" at the Roseland Ballroom in New York City.


Briggs KOs Liakhovich!
By Chad Barcus and Oscar Paredes at ringside
Shannon Briggs (48-4-1, 41 KOs) scored an explosive twelfth round knockout over Sergei "White Wolf" Liakhovich (23-2, 14 KOs) to claim the WBO heavyweight championship on Saturday night at Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona. Action was very measured for most the fight as both fighters appeared wary of engaging in sustained exchanges. Finally in the twelfth round, with about 30 seconds left in the fight, Briggs floored Liakhovich, then blasted him completely out of the ring to win the title. Entering the last round, Liakhovich was leading 106-103, 106-103, 105-104. With the win, Briggs breaks the monopoly on the major heavyweight titles by former Soviet fighters.

Im pretty sure we will end up seeing these two heavies throwin down sometime next year.... Im going to root for my man Tua, although I do like both boxers.
484  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Grandfathers Speak Vol. 2: Sonny Umpad on: November 04, 2006, 12:10:08 AM
I thought it fit and actually now im in the mood for The Beatles.
Im really looking forward to the video.
485  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Grandfathers Speak Vol. 2: Sonny Umpad on: November 03, 2006, 07:20:05 PM
Freakin sweet!? afro

OK just finished watching it, I like the feel of it, kinda dark and the street footage with the Beatles song.. created an interesting vibe.
486  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Spammers on our forums on: October 29, 2006, 04:02:40 AM
Actually this isnt the only forum I have received a similar or same message on another martial arts forum too.
487  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Grandfathers Speak Vol. 2: Sonny Umpad on: October 28, 2006, 05:20:42 AM
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At the moment I am in Albuquerque, NM for a seminar (awesome day today on the Navajo Reservation with my host who is Navajo). 


Wow, that leads to an interesting question as to whether or not you were exposed to any Native American Martial Techiniques...

Thanks for taking the time out of your busy schedule to answer.  I hope your wife gets well soon.

~Robert
488  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Grandfathers Speak Vol. 2: Sonny Umpad on: October 27, 2006, 07:31:11 PM
Sorry, dont mean to be a pain but I was just curious if there is an ETA on the release date.
489  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: MMA on: October 23, 2006, 10:48:34 PM
As Fedor gets more popular do you think it will increase the interest in Sambo?
490  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Face Reading on: October 23, 2006, 05:20:27 PM
Wow, that is a fascinating article.? I googled the term FACS and was able to find http://face-and-emotion.com which has some good reading material as well as as facial diagrams.
491  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Knife vs. Baseball Bat on: October 23, 2006, 12:13:03 AM
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?
492  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Pacific Island Showdown on: October 22, 2006, 03:00:45 AM
Some pics from the tournament, sorry no action pics, I was busy coaching.

http://islandwarrior.com/tournament_pics.htm
493  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Knife vs. Baseball Bat on: October 21, 2006, 07:30:15 PM
Not to detract from the "Bat vs Knife" discussion but since fencing was mentioned.. through browsing another forum someone posted the following link of a Sabre Match.

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=1478623914238877457&q=fencing

I think it is really cool to watch footwork, moving forward and backwards. 
494  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Movies of interest on: October 20, 2006, 09:37:15 PM
****SPOILER****

Only click on the link if you want to see the fight, who knows maybe it will make yo want to see the movie....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wqGxP5bvJUk
495  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Movies of interest on: October 20, 2006, 06:54:15 PM
Yeah at the end is a great fight sequence.  I checked this site and there is going to be a Ong-Bak 2

http://www.tonyjaa.org/film_ongbak2.shtml

Accoding to his site there are 2 more movies he is planning on making that look really good as well.

496  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Grandfathers Speak Vol. 2: Sonny Umpad on: October 20, 2006, 06:48:44 PM
Excellent!
497  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Knife vs. Baseball Bat on: October 20, 2006, 06:46:06 PM
Im going with the knife which can be easily redirected and come in at any angle & with the right timing the gap can be closed.

With the bat Im thinking that you would have to work it like the staff and go with the momentum because of the weight at the opposite end to have any kind of flow.

It would be interesting to test out.. Dogzilla? ThaiTom?  Peregrine?



498  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / WTH?? The banning of playing tag.. on: October 19, 2006, 09:33:52 AM

http://www.cbc.ca/cp/Oddities/061018/K101802U.html

Massachusetts school bans playing tag at recess over fears of injuries, lawsuits
10:32:25 EDT Oct 18, 2006
Canadian Press
ATTLEBORO, Mass. (AP) - Tag, you're out!

Officials at an elementary school south of Boston have banned kids from playing tag, touch football and any other unsupervised chase game during recess for fear they'll get hurt and hold the school liable.

Recess is "a time when accidents can happen," said Willett Elementary School principal Gaylene Heppe, who approved the ban.

While there is no districtwide ban on contact sports during recess, local rules have been cropping up. Several school administrators around Attleboro, a city of about 45,000 residents, took aim at dodgeball a few years ago, saying it was exclusionary and dangerous.

Elementary schools in Cheyenne, Wyo., and Spokane, Wash., also recently banned tag during recess. A suburban Charleston, S.C., school outlawed all unsupervised contact sports.

"I think that it's unfortunate that kids' lives are micromanaged and there are social skills they'll never develop on their own," said Debbie Laferriere, who has two children at Willett, about 65 kilometres south of Boston. "Playing tag is just part of being a kid."

Another Willett parent, Celeste D'Elia, said her son feels safer because of the rule. "I've witnessed enough near collisions," she said.

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Might as well start putting your kids in bubble suits or send them to school with a helmet and protective gear.. geez.

499  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Pacific Island Showdown on: October 17, 2006, 12:56:53 PM
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Gonna need help on the Kali- Tudo and Knife = Hawaiian clan Gang. We are gonna need to bring Crafty out. Gonna need help on the Kali- Tudo and Knife = Hawaiian clan Gang. We are gonna need to bring Crafty out.


Sounds good, I look forward to the day ...
500  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Pacific Island Showdown on: October 16, 2006, 11:05:04 AM
Dogzilla and the other fighter had the crowd going pretty cheering pretty well, although in my humble opinion I dont think he (the other fighter) wanted to mix it up, Dogzilla got several kicks and power shots in.? Overall I think the tournemant was a great success, during the live stick fights, all the fighters worked their game, moving around engaging and disengaging rather than standing toe to toe the whole round, they worked footwork and technique.


In regards to the earthquale everything is going well, most of the state was out of power not necessarily because of damage but that rather due to emergency procedure that were tripped because of the vibrations, at least that is what was reported by the Hawaiian Electric Company. I believe no casualties resulted from the earthquake but the big island was at the center of the quake.? I think this is a gentle wake up call for all those / us that were not prepared for such emergency.? I live by Aloha Stadium and the grocery stores were open but they were limiting and escorting people that went in.? My co-worker told me of one store in Kaneohe that was gouging people on batteries. I came into work at Midnight and not all of Oahu was fully restored although all or most of the outer islands and a small portion of Oahu were back up in a matter of hours. Hopefully Oahu will be up at 100% by the time I get out of here. Other than that all is well, there was still a good size turnout for tournament at the FILCOM center in Waipahu as well.
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