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Martial Arts Topics / Happy New Year!
« on: January 01, 2015, 12:18:11 PM »
Happy New Year!

May the New Year bring you many blessings as well as health, happiness and prosperity!

May your resolutions come true!

The Adventure Continues!

Martial Arts Topics / Re: PR-24 or Tonfa compared to Kali stick
« on: September 25, 2014, 02:11:30 PM »

As there are a few ways to strike with the Tonfa, may I ask how you are striking?

1) Holding the longer tonfa shaft and using the Short Handle that is perpendicular to the shaft as the point of impact?
2) Holding the longer tonfa shaft and using the opposite end (the grip/handle) as the point of impact?
3) Holding the tonfa by the Short handle that is perpendicular to the shaft and 'spinning' it to strike with the end of the long tonfa shaft?



Martial Arts Topics / Punong Guro Edgar Sulite would've been 57 today
« on: September 25, 2014, 02:06:47 PM »
Punong Guro Edgar Sulite would've been 57 today. He died at 39 years of age 5 months before his 40th Birthday.

It is also the 33rd Anniversary of Lameco Eskrima today. The system was created on Punong Guro Edgar G. Sulite's Birthday, September 25, 1981.

With Guro David Gould's gracious permission, I'm reposting this from his Lameco Eskrima Orehenal Facebook Group in honor of PG Sulite's birthday today. 2 articles from the Vortex Newsletter which was the official medium through which PG Edgar Sulite would communicate with his Students and his Lameco Eskrima Association. In each issue PG Sulite would write several Articles regarding training in Lameco Eskrima.

Focus on training: Edgar G. Sulite (1993)


Lameco Eskrima Goals: Edgar G. Sulite (1995)


Guro Gould also posted from the “Free Voice” which was the official Newsletter for the Inosanto Academy and I've reposted:

Manong Dan Inosanto  Interview on PG Edgar Sulite (Free Voice/Spring 1997)

Martial Arts Topics / 99 Interesting MMA Facts fro the MMA Fans
« on: September 03, 2014, 01:46:36 PM »
Interesting MMA Facts for the Die Hard MMA Fan Part 1 by ix3623

Underground member ix3623 has been collecting MMA facts for the past 20 yrs. Check out the fruits of his labor here:


more coming!

Martial Arts Topics / Metamoris 4 - Josh Barnett X Dean Lister
« on: August 16, 2014, 12:49:08 PM »
Last Saturday, Aug 8, 2014, Ralek Gracie's promotion, Metamoris, saw catchwrestler Josh Barnett face BJJ Black Belt Dean Lister, not lost in submissions only in 16 or 17 years... made 10 animated GIF highlights.

Nasty knee on face

The Sub


7 more here:

Martial Arts Topics / Happy 78th Birthday Manong Dan Inosanto
« on: July 24, 2014, 10:16:10 AM »
I made 3 animated GIF sets of Manong Dan Insanto in action in honor of his birthday!


Happy 78th Birthday Manong Dan Inosanto!! (Baston y Daga animated GIF set)

Enjoy 3 more GIFs here:


Manong Dan Inosanto - Malong/Stickgrappling GIFs

Enjoy 2 more GIF’s here:


"Hey Sticks!" - Dan Inosanto X Steven Seagal animated GIF Set

Enjoy 8 more GIFs here including one of the complete scene:

Martial Arts Topics / Re: Humor
« on: March 23, 2014, 03:46:00 PM »

Q:  What do you call a man with no arms and no legs hanging on a wall?
A:  Art.

Q:  What do you call a man with no arms and no legs in a swimming pool?
A:  Bob.

Q:  What do you call a man with no arms and no legs sitting on a porch?
A:  Matt.

Q:  What do you call a man with no arms and no legs with an empty glass?
A:  Phil.

Q:  What do you call a woman with no arms and no legs against a tree?
A:  Eileen.

Martial Arts Topics / Re: Humor
« on: March 19, 2014, 06:19:08 PM »
3 guys are walking on the beach. One finds a lamp and out comes a genie. Genie gives
them each one wish.

First guy says "I wish my penis were 6 inches longer." Genie grants his wish.

Next guy says "I wish my penis were a foot longer." Genie grants his wish.

Third guy says "I wish my penis touched the ground." So the genie cut off his legs.

Martial Arts Topics / Re: Prayer and Daily Expression of Gratitude
« on: March 19, 2014, 06:17:16 PM »
Grateful for Pretty Kitty's help when I had forum login challenges

Martial Arts Topics / Re: Humor
« on: March 19, 2014, 05:50:07 PM »

yeah that was a bit of a stretch


Thx to Presa for this one:

One day a man walks into a bar and to his amazement, he finds a tiny person playing a tiny piano. Stunned the man asked the bartender where he got the person.

The bartender replied that if you go into the back there is a genie that will grant one wish.

The man dashed into the the back and as the bartender said there was a genie. The man wished for 1,000,000 million bucks, but  instead, got 1,000,000 ducks.

Infuriated the man stormed to the bartender
and screamed "I asked your genie for 1,000,000 bucks but i got 1,000,000 ducks.

"No duh", replied the bartender, "Do you really
think I asked for a 12 inch PIANIST

Martial Arts Topics / UFC 171 - Shields X Lombard
« on: March 19, 2014, 05:44:19 PM »
I've made 8 animated GIFs from the UFC 171 welterweight match - Jake Shields X Hector Lombard. Lombard displayed some of his Olympic Judo skills to good effect!



5 more GIFs can be found here:

Martial Arts Topics / Re: Movies/TV of interest
« on: January 21, 2014, 08:26:40 PM »

*puts left palm to right fist and bows deeply*

Wrote this up for elsewhere, copying and pasting here of some recent movies and quickie reviews I wrote up:

1)      Drive – I cannot rave enough about how great this movie is! The retro 80’s-sounding soundtrack plus the acting (or lack of acting) of Ryan Gosling. Bryan Cranston, Ron Perlman and Albert Brooks were all awesome. It brings back the feel of the 1960’s-70’s  lone tactiturn protagonist like Clint Eastwood and Charles Bronson. It’s a bit slow at first, but the opening scene ‘car chase’ (if you call that a ‘car chase’ – another ‘car chase’ scene I’m reminded of was in Way of the Gun) whets your appetite, it promises you more if you stick with it. And at the critical juncture in the movie, it EXPLODES from 0 to 60 in 1 second.  Like a neo-noir for me. Sequel in the works. Based on 2 books by crime fiction author James Sallis. On my To Read list.

2)      Yamada - Loved it for the Thai bareknuckle scenes. It was a kick (pun intended!!) to see Buakaw.

3)      Jack Reacher – not a Tom Cruise fan, but was entertained – liked it. Despite what anyone says about KFM, cool to see it in the fight scenes – change of pace from many of the fight scenes from Hollywood and Hong Kong. Did not read the books, but may read some soon.  Of the fans who’ve read the books, their major criticism is that Reacher in the books is like 6’5” where Cruise is what 5’8”?

4)      Oblivion – Sci-fi movie, Tom Cruise starred. Started off slowly for me, I’m not the sharpest knife in the bunch, but I saw the second plot twist coming, didn’t see the first twist though – but in hindsight, it was foreseeable. Entertaining enough, liked it. Heard slightly more positive reviews than negative. Can pass if you have no time.

5)      The Thieves is on my To Watch list. A friend highly reco’d it. A Korean heist movie.

6)      Man of Tai Chi – deriviative plot, but despite that, fight scenes weren’t bad – choreographed by legendary Yuen Woo-ping (Matrix, Charlie’s Angels and a whole lot more) mixes Tai Chi moves with MMA moves … Keanu Reeves directs (first-time IIRC) and co-stars. His friend, Tiger Chen, whom he met on Matrix, stars. Iko Uwais (The Raid:  Redemption), wasted on a cameo role sadly. Keanu pushing 50 if not already 50, has decent moves, some high kicks were stiff. Overall watchable.

7)      Ip Man:  the Final Fight – Anthony Wong Chau-san stars and is one of the A-list actors in Hong Kong. Lifelong Monkey Stylist, cool to see him do some WCK moves. Movie was not really so much about the fights or Ip Man, but about TMA values. I’ve not seen Eric Tsang in an action movie. Don’t think he has done any. It’s either comedies mostly or sometimes drama. He was playing against type with nice Hung Ga moves. Can pass if you have overdosed on Ip Man movies. Speaking of Wong and Tsang, if you haven’t watched Infernal Affairs I, check it out. Scorsese’s The Departed was the remake of IMO the superior Infernal Affairs. Both Wong and Tsang were great in that also.

8)      Ip Man:  The Legend is Born – Dennis To stars. He played Sammo Hung’s student in Donnie Yen’s Ip Man 2, the one with the beanie and beard/moustache starting trouble. He is wooden, new to acting, was a wushu champ. Some nice fights. Opening fight is Sammo Hung vs Yuen Biao in blindfolded chi-sao. Ip Ching, real life son of Ip Man, played in a cameo as Leung Bik, who furthers Ip Man’s WCK knowledge. Can pass if you have overdosed on Ip Man movies.

9)      The Grandmaster – directed by auteur Wong Kar Wai (Chungking Express, Ashes of Time, In the Mood for Love, Happy Together, etc)… this project has been in the works for ~10 yrs. Despite the timing of the release, Wong has announced his project ages ago. Rumored to be a 4 hour cut existing and he had to trim it down. Hope we the 4 hr cut is released as a director’s cut or something. Hoping for more fight scenes. Overall it’s a very good movie. Wong is meticulous with details in some of his shots… some of his signature arthouse touches grace the movie throughout. Unrequited love is his main theme throughout his films, and this one is no exception. Although it’s supposed to be about Ip Man, director WKW also wanted to document how various styles made its way into Hong Kong. If you can, don’t watch the confusing American version that is advertised as “Martin Scorsese Presents…” that was chopped down to 108 mins from the Chinese Cut of 130 mins (although the Chinese Cut is a little confusing, but less than the American).  Cung Le had a cameo fight in the beginning of the film. Overall, good fight scenes, but choreographer Yuen Woo-ping’s (there he goes again!) were sometimes re-shot when Wong wanted to make them more dramatic. That Cung Le fight was re-shot to be a fight in the night and in the rain. Any fight film fan wants their fight scenes clear and not the usual film artifice of closeups, fast editing and shaking cameras to create the false energy. Can pass, but if you are a WKW fan, you will want to check this out. This IMO is his most commercial film.


10)   Robot and Frank – was heart-warming… don’t usually watch these types of movies. Sis-in-law visited and popped the movie in. I didn’t know the plot before beginning the movie. Watched it with my children. I wasn’t sure which direction the movie was going. Glad I stuck with it until the end. Truly heart-warming. We enjoyed it. Frank Langella plays Frank.


11)   Older movies I’ve watched in honor of director Lau Kar Leung after his passing:

Martial Club – young Wong Fei-hung (played by Gordon Liu aka Master Killer or Pak Mei) being tested by experienced Northern master (played by Johnny Wang Lung-wei, first and only movie he plays a ‘good guy’!) who was tricked into helping a rival southern school. No one dies, this movie like most of Lau’s films, teach the TMA values.

Drunken Monkey Kung Fu – Lau stars and directs. Monkey style! More TMA values. Lau boasted of his kung fu skills and drank to excess one night and a jealous rival master exploited the situation.

36th Chamber of Shaolin aka Master Killer – ‘nuff said.

Heroes of the East aka Shaolin vs Ninja aka Shaolin Challenges Ninja – Gordon Liu marries a Japanese bride who practices karate. Misunderstanding between husband and wife which eventually is a misunderstanding between her sensei and his associates has the 7 of them come to Hong Kong to challenge Gordon. Again, Lau Kar Leung directs (has a cameo as the drunkard ‘teaching’ Gordon drunken kung fu). Great showcase of styles – both Chinese and Japanese. And again like Lau’s other movies, TMA values (“Wude” in Mandarin, “Mo Duk” in Cantonese = Martial Morality … and no one dies. My favorite oldschool Shaw Brothers movie (yes even over 5 Venoms and Master Killer)

12)   Donnie Yen’s new movie Special ID – I went to the NYC premiere of this movie and wrote about it for my site:

Bottom line:  some good fight scenes, rottie Tian Jing, plays opposite Donnie, has some nice moves… made GIFs of some of the fight scenes, have some more GIFs which I’ll be posting soon:

But if you are expecting Flash Point – sadly it’s not. I think every Donnie fan and Donnie himself wanted Special ID to be Flash Point or better.


13)   Pacific Rim – watched it with my kids, they loved it. They DIDN’T watch Godzilla really, but know of it. Afraid to watch Godzilla with them though, as Stickgrappler Jr. (10 yrs old) – “that SFX is so cheesy dad”. And I have to go into my spiel about “when Dad was a kid, that SFX was SOTA”. He criticized Star Wars 4-6 also. LOL. Highly reco if you like the daikaiju genre of movies.

I made some GIF’s from this movie, not of the Daikaiju vs Jaegers, but of the human fight scenes – LOL at me … for anyone who likes GIF’s, please check out:

only Jaeger GIF i made... more here: (balisong!) (some trapping and an omoplata!)


14)   Turbo – a Dreamworks movie. Stereotypical animated movie. Watched with my children (15, 12, 10) – we all enjoyed it very much. Snail due to freak accident is racing in the Indianapolis 500! Themes of dream big and you can accomplish anything if you set your mind to it… well done. Highly reco if you have young children.

Martial Arts Topics / Happy Birthday Top Dog!!
« on: January 04, 2014, 08:17:26 PM »
Happy Birthday Eric Knaus aka Top Dog!!

Wish there was more footage of him in action

Martial Arts Topics / Chris Weidman X Anderson Silva II
« on: December 31, 2013, 08:39:49 PM »

4 more GIFs here:


Martial Arts Topics / Happy New Year!
« on: December 31, 2013, 11:49:22 AM »
Happy New Year forum members!

p.s. i've been a stranger here due to work firewalls, but today, miraculously firewalls are down!

I made 10 GIFs from Round 1 of Ronda Rousey vs Meisha Tate. Hopefully tonight I will be able to post highlight GIFs of Rd 2-3.



3 more GIF's here:


3 more GIF's here:

Martial Arts Topics / 20 yrs ago yesterday ... UFC 1 !!!
« on: November 13, 2013, 05:53:50 PM »
Yesterday marked the 20th anniversary of UFC 1

To commemorate - I made some animated GIFs from Royce vs Art Jimmerson.  More GIFs to come!

Five more GIFs here

Martial Arts Topics / Re: Lameco Eskrima
« on: September 25, 2013, 08:28:23 AM »

Today would've been PG Edgar Sulite's 56th birthday. One of the influences on DBMA.

He left us too early but will always be remembered!

Happy 56th PG Sulite!

Martial Arts Topics / Re: Happy Birthday Guro Dan Inosanto
« on: July 25, 2013, 01:42:29 PM »
As mentioned yesterday, here are some more animated GIF’s I made of Manong Inosanto in action from his demo at the Smithsonian Institute in celebration of his 77th birthday.
Today’s 2 sets featuring Manong Inosanto and disarms:


4 more (like the above 2 realtime GIFs, but 1 slomo, and 1 combo of realtime & slomo) here:


4 more ((like the above 2 realtime GIFs, but 1 slomo, and 1 combo of realtime & slomo) here:
Hope you enjoyed the GIF’s of Dan Inosanto in action!

Martial Arts Topics / Happy 77th Birthday Guro Dan Inosanto
« on: July 24, 2013, 02:05:01 PM »
I made some animated GIF’s in celebration of Manong Inosanto’s 77th birthday!

From his appearance in Sharky’s Machine with the Balisong:

2 more here (which is the above GIF but separated as 2 individual flips)
From his demo at the Smithsonian Institute back in Oct 2010 (more coming soon) I made some animated GIF’s in celebration of Manong Inosanto’s 77th birthday!
*** Sumbrada with Guro Joel Clark ***

*** Florete ***

The above 2 GIF’s are ‘real-time’, 4 more GIF’s at the below link (which are just slomo and combo of real-time/slomo gifs)
Happy Birthday Manong! Many many more to come!!


Last Saturday marked the 30th anniversary of the passing of the great and popular Shaw Brothers star, Alexander Fu Sheng.

Always gotta wonder what could've been had he been alive? Team up with Bruce Lee or Jackie Chan? My guess would be that BL would've not costarred with Fu in a movie. Wonder about Jackie though.

I made some animated GIF's from Fu's The Chinatown Kid. Gotta love sleeveless denim vests! *looks at Guro Crafty*  :-D :-D :-D

Here are 2 of the GIF's:

Love this one

3 more here:

More Alexander Fu Sheng GIF's to come.


Very truly yours in the MA,


Martial Arts Topics / Re: Boxing Thread
« on: July 01, 2013, 09:56:33 PM »
Made these GIF's for my site, reposting here, Enjoy!

Mike Tyson vs Lorenzo Canady - Aug. 15, 1985

Mike Tyson vs Michael Johnson - Sept. 5, 1985

Mike Tyson vs Donnie Long - Oct. 9, 1985

Mike Tyson vs Rober Colay - Oct. 25, 1985

Martial Arts Topics / RIP Jim Kelly (May 5, 1946 - June 29, 2013)
« on: June 30, 2013, 05:45:49 PM »
The MA world as well as the Movies world lost a martial artist/actor/cultural icon yesterday.

My sincerest condolences to the loved ones, friends, associates and students of Jim Kelly.

He is in Heaven now training with Bruce Lee.

RIP Jim Kelly

Martial Arts Topics / Happy 47th Birthday Mike Tyson!
« on: June 30, 2013, 05:41:21 PM »

I made 4 animated GIF's for the occasion :)

Mike Tyson vs Hector Mercedes - March 6, 1985
(Iron Mike's professional debut)

Mike Tyson vs Trent Singleton - April 10, 1985

Mike Tyson vs Donald Halpin - May 23, 1985

Mike Tyson vs Rick Spain - June 20, 1985

More to come. Enjoy!


Made 5 GIF's of Randy's takedowns

4 more GIF's here:


Martial Arts Topics / Re: Kali's it going in MMA?
« on: June 26, 2013, 10:51:10 AM »
Tail wags Guro C!

Martial Arts Topics / 5 more GIFs of Pedro Munhoz
« on: June 26, 2013, 08:44:27 AM »

Made 5 more GIFs of Pedro Munhoz last night.

This is what Guard Dog noted on DBMA FB group.

3 more animated GIFs here of Pedro Munhoz in action:


Martial Arts Topics / RFA 8 - Mitch Jackson vs Pedro Munhoz
« on: June 25, 2013, 10:28:31 AM »

LOL at me - asked a friend who lives in WI for a favor. Get the DVD yesterday and Guro C has a link to the fight already !

I made 2 more GIFs here:

Martial Arts Topics / RIP Lau Kar Leung
« on: June 25, 2013, 10:21:36 AM »
The Chinese martial arts world and movies world lost a great martial artist. Lau Kar Leung was probably best known as the director of 36th Chamber of Shaolin aka Master Killer here in the West.

Doh jeh for the inspirations and memories.

RIP Lau sifu

Martial Arts Topics / Riddick Bowe tries Muay Thai
« on: June 23, 2013, 05:33:14 AM »

Here it is

Martial Arts Topics / Happy 50th Birthday Randy Couture!
« on: June 22, 2013, 07:46:39 PM »
Made 2 animated GIFs of Randy's Dirty Boxing

1 more here

Takedowns GIFs coming when done

Happy Birthday to my favorite MMA fighter!! Many more to come!!

Martial Arts Topics / UFC 161 - Rashad Evans vs Dan Henderson
« on: June 19, 2013, 09:45:56 PM »
UFC 161 - Rashad Evans vs Dan Henderson

Henderson's stiff jab

3 more GIFs here

Martial Arts Topics / UFC 161 - Pat Barry vs Shawn Jordan
« on: June 19, 2013, 09:45:00 PM »
UFC 161 - Pat Barry vs Shawn Jordan

4 more GIFs here (including a Wing Chun Pak Da in isolation - going to post in the Trapping thread)

Here's a fun GIF of Pat Barry

Shawn Jordan's fun celebration GIF here

Martial Arts Topics / Re: MMA Thread
« on: June 19, 2013, 09:54:28 AM »
I am reminded of Joe Rogan's comment that Big Country is a light heavyweight who likes to eat.  I'm thinking he could do a lot better in the LH division , , ,  :-D


I just found out he took the fight on short notice so perhaps that was a major factor

Martial Arts Topics / Happy Father's Day!
« on: June 16, 2013, 10:10:33 PM »

*bows deeply*

Happy Father's Day to any dads in the Dog Brothers Tribe as well as forum members!

It seemed fitting that I make some animated GIF's from Jet Li's "My Father is a Hero"  :-D

4 more animated GIF's here:

3 more:

Trust your loved ones treated you all like the Kings that you are!

Very truly yours in the MA and Life,


Martial Arts Topics / UFC 160 - Junior Dos Santos X Mark Hunt
« on: May 30, 2013, 07:57:18 PM »

Newsday: Matt Serra, former UFC champ, 'walking away' from MMA
2013-05-22 19:51:57.957 GMT

By Mark La Monica
    May 22--Matt Serra felt pain while sitting in the corner
during an MMA fight. Nothing unusual for the lifelong fighter,
except for one unique distinction this time: he wasn't the one
    Instead, the former UFC welterweight champion from East
Meadow was cornering one of his fighters at Ring of Combat in
Atlantic City on April 5. It was a pain that would put Serra in
the emergency room for four days, lead to the surgical removal
of one of his ribs and now, cause his exit from mixed martial
arts competition.
    "It's hard to say it," Serra told Newsday. "It's like you
can't say it, even though it probably is true. I would love to
put closure on my career with one last fight at the Garden, but
at the same time, if that doesn't happen, I definitely consider
myself done. It's hard to say the 'R word.' I might never say
the 'R word.'"
    That thrill of fight night, when the adrenaline pumps
through the veins, the fans scream and invincibility consumes
the brain and body -- putting that in the past is never easy.
Not for Serra, the only man on the planet to knock out Georges
St-Pierre in a pro fight. Not for many athletes, regardless of
    "I really think I'm walking away," he said. "I'm going to
be 39, I just had my rib taken out. I'm having my third kid. My
schools are doing well. What am I doing, looking for another
pay day? It's not really for that. I mean, it doesn't stink,
but it's not really for that. Am I still trying to hold on for
the glory? Glory is a drug, dude. I'm telling you, that's the
problem. It really is. I know why guys can't walk away. I
absolutely get it."
    Serra had always contemplated one more fight, but the
ordeal of the past six weeks has forced him to face a new
    Serra first felt pain in his left arm after a Brazilian
Jiu-Jitsu training session at one of his academies two days
before the Ring of Combat event. He figured he had just pulled
a muscle.
    He came home to Massapequa after the fights. The pain
never left. It intensified. Serra couldn't bend his arm. He
couldn't lift his hand to touch his neck. He got out of bed
around 2 a.m. and drove to the emergency room at Winthrop
University Hospital in Mineola. Tests revealed two blood clots
in his arm and another in his lungs.
    "Then I got freaked out," Serra said. "You don't catch
that [and] after the lung, that stops your heart or your brain.
Then you're done. I'm very fortunate to, basically, be here.
Sounds kind of morbid. If I didn't catch that -- I was about to
go to bed. I'm like, man, something's not feeling right."
    Serra was put on blood thinners to address the clot in his
lungs. He must now inject himself in the stomach with Lovenox,
an anticoagulant, every day for the next three months.
    The clots in his arm created a significant health issue as
well. Serra's collarbone and first rib were compressing a blood
vessel and restricting blood flow, a condition known as
thoracic outlet syndrome. Serra had the first rib on his left
side removed in early May, a procedure performed by Dr. George
Hines, chief of vascular surgery at Winthrop. Hines estimated
that Winthrop does about six of these surgeries a year.
    "It's like taking out the floor of the whole area," Hines
said. "You remove the rib and everything drops into place."
    The procedure can take up to two hours to complete, and
patients typically return home the following day.
    "They had to cut me open through my armpit and cut through
whatever they had to cut through and get my rib out," Serra
said. "It's definitely strange and I'm feeling it in there."
    Doctors told Serra he would need six to eight weeks just
to recover from the rib removal. A month or so after that,
Serra is expected to no longer need to take blood thinners and
can resume active jiu-jitsu teaching and training.
    "I need my jiu-jitsu, man," Serra said. "I don't need to
spar. I don't need to kickbox or box every day. Even if you see
me with some pasta, I'm still strangling and arm-locking people
at least five days a week and I need that."
    Serra could not bring himself to actually say the word
"retire," but his active MMA career is essentially over. Serra
(17-7, 7-7 UFC) last fought Sept. 25, 2010, a
unanimous-decision loss to Chris Lytle at UFC 119. He turns 39
next month and doesn't want to be one of those athletes who
hangs around too long.
    "An aging fighter?" Serra said. "You know, it's like an
aging stripper, but not as funny. Not a lot of people want to
see that."
    The biggest moment of Serra's career also serves as one of
the greatest upsets in UFC and MMA history. On the night of
April 7, 2007, inside the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas,
Serra did the unthinkable. A 9-1 underdog, Serra took
St-Pierre's welterweight title with a first-round knockout.
    St-Pierre has since credited Serra with helping him become
the fighter he is now, one who beat Serra in the rematch and
has eight straight title defenses, second best in UFC history
behind Anderson Silva's 10.
    Serra earned that title shot by winning Season 4 of "The
Ultimate Fighter." That comeback season, the only one in the
show's history, featured fighters who had competed in the UFC
but never won a title.
    "I know I can be beat by some of these guys, but I know I
can still knock some of these guys out and be a threat on the
ground," said Serra, the first American to earn a black belt
under Renzo Gracie. "But at the same time, it used to be that
the thing that made me happiest was the next fight. Now, I
whistle to work going to my schools. I love hanging out with my
kids, my family. That's something you never really anticipate
or understand it until you have a family. I love spending time
with my girls. I'm a very involved dad."
    Serra runs successful BJJ academies in Levittown and
Huntington and recently opened a third in Bayside. He is also
working to create affiliate Serra BJJ schools across the
country, a system where those who earned their black belts
under him would open academies under the Serra BJJ flag.
    Serra and his wife, Ann, have two daughters with a third
due in June. Angelina is 4, Maria is 2.
    "Angelina is already arm-locking me, and I have her
teaching Maria," Serra said. "They're doing it on the teddy
bears. It's awesome."

Martial Arts Topics / Re: MMA Thread
« on: April 30, 2013, 10:58:37 AM »
Didn't have time to make more and didn't post to my site... check out this throw.
Jim Miller x Pat Healy

Martial Arts Topics / Re: MMA Thread
« on: April 30, 2013, 10:56:59 AM »
Michael Bisping x Alan Belcher


2 more GIF's here -

Martial Arts Topics / Re: MMA Thread
« on: April 30, 2013, 10:53:48 AM »
Roy Nelson x Cheik Kongo

2 more GIF's here -

Martial Arts Topics / UFC 159 - Roy Nelson vs Cheick Kongo
« on: April 27, 2013, 10:23:10 PM »

UFC 159 - Roy Nelson vs Cheick Kongo

I made an animated GIF - for those that haven't watched the fight yet and hate SPOILERS, DON'T check out the link ;-)

Martial Arts Topics / TUF Uriah Hall vs Ronda Rousey
« on: April 12, 2013, 11:47:01 AM »

Lifetime of judo + chain wrestling = smooth/sick armbars

Martial Arts Topics / Re: MMA Thread
« on: March 19, 2013, 10:01:18 PM »
I got my right ulna broken by that kick in 1982 at the Kali Academy.

I liked that the fighter here was concerned for the fallen opponent; it was a very, very bad KO.

Woof Guro C,

Wow about your ulna. Powerful kick

Yeah, Uriah Hall did his celebratory thing but he didn't realize the extent of damage he caused. Once he saw he was super-concerned.

Martial Arts Topics / Re: MMA Thread
« on: March 18, 2013, 11:16:12 AM »
Albeit belatedly I made two gifs last night

This seasons TUF episode 3

Uriah Hall KO'd Adam Cella with vicious/nasty spinning heel kick

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