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Martial Arts Topics / Re: VIDEO CLIPS OF INTEREST
« on: December 12, 2008, 12:09:25 PM »
Yes, Gustavo is the BJJ coach.  I however have only participated in the stand up classes.  The thing I'm most impressed by is how down to earth and humble the guys in the gym are. Do you happen to train there rio?  If so and you're aware of the local scene, are there any DBMA players out here?

Martial Arts Topics / Re: VIDEO CLIPS OF INTEREST
« on: December 12, 2008, 09:41:26 AM »
Has anyone been watching this season of The Ultimate Fighter?  Phillippe Nover is the favorite to win the 155 lb final this weekend. I've attached a cool video clip of him warming up for the fight this weekend off the UFC website.  In addition to being an MMA figther, his training roots are FMA, JKD, and Thai Boxing.  I've watched his fights this season and have been very impressed by his use of footwork and angles.  He looks to be a future star in the sport.

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

I hope everyone is doing well!

Martial Arts Topics / Re: Empty hand questions.
« on: May 11, 2008, 08:50:06 PM »
Hey CFR,

What part of Arizona are you in?  I'm in north central Scottsdale, near the 101 and Shea. 

Martial Arts Topics / Re: Daily Expression of Gratitude
« on: May 11, 2008, 08:43:39 PM »
Great thread!  I'm grateful to have had the pleasure of meeting and training with Guro Crafty and for the group of guys back in Illinois that I had the pleasure of training with for a short time.  I feel great knowing that they are continuing on this path and have stayed committed to their training. 

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

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

Wishing you all the best,

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