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Martial Arts Topics / Re: WWJD
« on: May 08, 2009, 07:25:35 AM »
What would Jesus do?   :evil:


Fight breaks out in holy place.

Yeshua is a master of whip-fu, those guys would be in for a world of hurt !!

Martial Arts Topics / Re: Rest in Peace
« on: April 07, 2009, 06:00:40 AM »
My goodness...
3 Titans of Kajukenbo in the same month...
My heart goes out to our MA brothers in the Kajukenbo clan.
Keep the fire alive !

Martial Arts Topics / Re: Round 2 with Crafty in Toronto
« on: February 12, 2009, 11:49:43 AM »
Congrats to Rene who is always tireless in his promoting of DBMA !
Well done, great to see you guys had a great time and that there was so much to learn and enjoy.

Martial Arts Topics / Re: Suppliments: Legal and Illegal
« on: February 05, 2009, 08:07:14 AM »
Sports and performance enhancers go hand-in-hand, when COIN is on the line, heck sometimes even when just VANITY is on the line.

Martial Arts Topics / Re: MMA Thread
« on: February 04, 2009, 09:42:42 AM »
IF at any point DURING the match BJ thought that there was a problem, he could have made it clear to the ref.
He didn't.
This looks rather unprofessional.

I think BJ was too busy getting hit to notice or wonder what was going on and if I read everything right, it was a member of the NSAC who noticed it first. Ill go back and read but the fact that someone from the commission had to jump up during the fight and wipe GSP off seems unprofessional to me.  IT may have not changed the outcome and the better man won but let not ignore the fact that what the corner man did was wrong.

If you watch Dana's video blog he's already pissed at the end of the match and asks Rashad Evans about that the vaseline.

Im not here to say BJ would have won if it wasn't for the vaseline, it's just a shame that GSP victory may be tainted.

Even Matt Hughes stated GSP felt greasy

But then again you have to take it with a grain of sale since Matt Hughes lost.  Im not sure when that article came out I cant find the date, and like the article says maybe it is a chance to dig at GSP since he lost.

The following article lists others with complaints about someone being greased up.

Where was the ref during all this? I mean he is right there, if ANYONE can see something "not right" its the ref.
The way that its being talked about you'd think that GSP was slicker than dog shit on a lenonium floor.

Martial Arts Topics / Re: MMA Thread
« on: February 04, 2009, 06:55:52 AM »
IF at any point DURING the match BJ thought that there was a problem, he could have made it clear to the ref.
He didn't.
This looks rather unprofessional.

Martial Arts Topics / Re: MMA Thread
« on: February 03, 2009, 05:20:06 AM »
Yeah, it wasn't the punches to the face, it wasn't GSP dominating, it wasn't GSP superiour conditioning, it was vasaline.
yep, I also have a bridge to sell if any is interested.

Martial Arts Topics / Re: Suppliments: Legal and Illegal
« on: January 30, 2009, 05:45:42 AM »
PM'd you Maxx.

Martial Arts Topics / Re: Rest in Peace
« on: January 29, 2009, 11:05:41 AM »
Helio will go down as one of the greats in  MA of the 20th century, easily.
GJJ/BJJ revolutionized the MA world and he was, arguably, the single greatest factor in that.

Martial Arts Topics / Re: Suppliments: Legal and Illegal
« on: January 29, 2009, 11:04:27 AM »
Have you considered good nutrition and sleep?

This is where you claim the benefits of your workouts.  If you don't allow for rebuilding, you will just be running yourself down.

My nutrition is excellent and sleep, I get what I can, not because I don't want more, but because my life and work schedule dictate a certain schedule.
Maybe I am just feeling the age and wear and tear of the engine ( gonna be 40 and with over 30 years of MA, the mileage is adding up, LOL)

Martial Arts Topics / Re: Suppliments: Legal and Illegal
« on: January 29, 2009, 07:42:13 AM »
So, in a nutshell, if one wants to get extra energy and can only get about 6-7 hours of sleep per day, what should he try?
I need more energy as my 5:30 AM workouts are starting to suffer...and I have very little energy, if any at all for my 5:30 PM workouts.
Because of time constraints each workout is at most 30 min.
I am feeling fun down and tired, achy and lacking in the "chi" department, if you get my drift ;)
Just because I am run down, feeling run down that is.
Any suggestions?
I heard of the Tribuls stuff mentioned before...

Martial Arts Topics / Re: Happy Holidays, whatever your version
« on: December 23, 2008, 05:25:01 AM »
Happy Holidays to all dog brothers everywhere, to those who have not made it yet, and to those who have not yet started the journey.

Sled Dog

Thank you Tuhon, same to you and all the best you you and your family.

Martial Arts Topics / Re: Boxing Thread
« on: December 23, 2008, 05:23:46 AM »
Mayweather has very good timing, finds good openings, plays range very well and has great body angles and evasive skills .... In the system of eskrima I study (Visayan Corto Kadena), these skills are what our, so called, 'TippyTappy' drills develop. Perhaps for him also .....?

Sure, I am just not a big fan of them, that's all.
Sugar Ray did it first and did it better, but that's only my humble opinion.

Martial Arts Topics / Re: Pacquiao
« on: December 22, 2008, 05:46:44 AM »
The Filipino whose fists stop wars
"Don't tell God you have a big problem. Tell your problem you have a big God,” champ tells fans.
The boxing world is in shock after the legendary Mexican Oscar de la Hoya was sent into retirement by Filipino Manny Pacquiao on December 6 in Las Vegas.
Manny Pacquiao is undoubtedly the Philippines’ most popular sports icon. He’s a simple guy of extraordinary grit. Glorious in his bouts, he remains humble with his feet firmly planted on the ground. In his most recent match, which kept millions of Filipinos all over the world glued to their radios or TV screens, he emerged as the winner against the much touted “golden boy” Oscar de la Joya in an eight-round TKO decision.

The good-natured Pacquiao shows his mettle even inside the ring. Recah Trinidad, a Philippine Daily Inquirer (PDI) columnist, wrote: “How Pacquiao lent boxing a warm human touch was no coincidence. In fact, Pacquiao would later bare that he often took pity on the helpless De La Hoya. After cornering and shaking up De La Hoya, Pacquiao would often stall in his offensive. Of course, this was not out of a sudden attack of compassion and humility.”

Pacquiao’s matches are surely a diversion to many people, not just Filipinos. His bouts relieve the stress of a faltering economy and provide national entertainment on a humdrum weekend. They have even led to truces among warring camps and a drop in crime rate, even as rebels and thieves are kept off the streets to catch a glimpse of his exciting matches. Apparently Eid Kabalu, the Moro Islamic Liberation Front civil-military affairs chief, has been known to say, “If Manny fights every day, guns will always be silent.”

The 29-year-old Pacquiao is an interesting character. In the tough world of boxing, you see this man publicly acknowledging that among his weapons are absolute faith in God and prayer. He hangs a rosary around his neck just before a match, and he’s not shy about it. As soon as he steps into the boxing ring, he kneels in deep prayer in one corner. Meanwhile, thousands of kilometers away in General Santos City, he’s supported by a pious mother who spends hours praying before an image of the Blessed Virgin Mary and Santo Nino (Holy Child Jesus) for the success of her son. After each victorious bout, an assistant immediately hops into the ring to hang once more the same holy rosary around Manny’s neck.

Returning to the Philippines after his victorious dream match, he went to the popular Black Nazarene Church in Manila. In a blog posted by Izah Morales in the PDI, she recalled: “After priest gave his final blessings, Pacquiao was asked to give a message to the people. During his message, Pacquiao thanked the people and attributed his success to God. He talked about the criticisms he got from some sportswriters before his bout with Oscar de la Hoya. But he said he did not lose hope as he kept his faith in God.

“Pacquiao told the crowd, ‘Don't tell God that [you] have a big problem. ut tell your problem [that you] have a big God.’”

It said that a boxer’s motto is “It’s better to give than to receive.” But Pacquaio goes beyond that quip. It was reported that before his “dream match” with de la Joya, he spent hundreds of thousands of dollars for tickets to be distributed among his friends and supporters. For him, it was a way of giving back. Some labeled it as superstition. But Pacquiao has that penchant for sharing his blessings with others. At the end of his match he was quoted saying, “I’m just happy that I made a lot of people happy.”

Pacquiao was tempted to venture into politics last year when he ran for a seat in Congress. He was soundly defeated, much to the delight of his fans, who wanted him to stay in the ring.

A recent PDI editorial warned Pacquiao against pursuing further political ambitions: “Pacquiao's achievements have been fully his own, as far as boxing is concerned. His becoming a sports hero has led not only to riches, but also has won him the incomparable affections of an entire nation. That success and that affection are his because of how he unites a nation otherwise divided and discouraged by politics.

“No one can doubt that Pacquiao is looking for a career that will not just give meaning to his life after boxing, but which will also allow him to help others as so many have helped him rise from rags to riches through sports. The question is not whether he can or should try to be a force for public good, but whether the public good is served by his entering politics.

“His dogged determination, his dedication to his sport, his discipline and his ability to improve himself, all the while maintaining a sunny disposition and picking no quarrels with people outside the boxing ring, suggest to us that the greatest good for the greatest number lies in Pacquiao staying out of the political arena. He is a political force by sheer force of being who he is-the man who unites-and staying that way.”

The good-tempered, level-headed Pacquiao is no Mike Tyson. He is unlikely to end up like many other boxers: broke, cheated, disgraced or punch-drunk. But he should stay out of politics. The punches thrown in political shadow boxing are more vicious than any he will ever face in the ring.

Zen Udani is Assistant Professor of Management at the University of Macau.

I have never been a huge fan of mixing religion with fighting, but to each their own I guess.

Martial Arts Topics / Re: Hatton vs. Mayweather
« on: December 22, 2008, 05:43:04 AM »
Ronin said:

I have never and will never be, a fan of "tippy-tappy" pad work.
Regardless of who does it and how great a fighter they may be.
Fact is Mayweather is a freak, he would probably be just as good a boxer if he did pad work on one leg while wearing garters.


Why are you against "Tippy-tappy drills" for boxing?
Why do you think Mayweather spends/wastes time on them?

I am a big believer in specificity and also a believer in "maximum damage with minimal effort", I don't think those drills fall into those categories.
I like how Tyson did his mitts.

Martial Arts Topics / Re: Healing Aspect of DBMA
« on: December 10, 2008, 11:41:31 AM »
Not sure where to put this, but perhaps it will be re-routed to a better area...

Anyone have a good line on where to purchase good Dit Da Jow? Better yet, a recipe or homemade batch?



Martial Arts Topics / Re: Hatton vs. Mayweather
« on: November 26, 2008, 05:13:16 AM »

Some fighters are great IN SPITE of what they do, not because of it.

That's true, but this wasn't the case.

Note that Hatton who ridiculed Mayweather's training, swallowed his pride enough to hire Mayweather senior as his trainer.
He won his recent fight by totally dominating his opponent. Better body positioning, better reactions inside. He even stated how some of his old habits were still exposing him to punches.

I have never and will never be, a fan of "tippy-tappy" pad work.
Regardless of who does it and how great a fighter they may be.
Fact is Mayweather is a freak, he would probably be just as good a boxer if he did pad work on one leg while wearing garters.

Martial Arts Topics / Re: Gary Spiers article
« on: November 26, 2008, 05:10:51 AM »
Nice find, thanks.

Martial Arts Topics / Re: DLO 3
« on: November 24, 2008, 11:39:40 AM »

Tail wags for the compliment, but rest assured, there is more.  DLO-1 was a broad overview of the gun, knife, and EH paradigm and the Kali Fence, the Dog Catcher, getting off the X, appendix carry and draw, and FOF drills. That's a lot of material, even for the triple disc that DLO-1 was-- our intention was to show how all the pieces fit together.

DLO-2 looked at CQ gun vs knife:  when to go to gun first and when to fight first.   Also, it showed some additional depth to the DC.

DLO-3:  We think the KF has a lot of merit.  Whereas DLO-1 showed the relation of the different pieces of our approach to the GKEH paradigm, DLO-3 focuses on the KF and getting it right and showing more of the options that exist for this structure.  The KF is meant to be used in real world situations where there may well be no limit on how bad things can go sideways and in our opinion, this means paying a lot of attention to it.

DLO-4 will focus on the anti-knife technique of the DC and its progeny. :wink:

Now you're just teasing us, you big flirt !
DLO-4 eh?
The Kali fence has MORE than "a lot of merit", that's like saying a 50 caliber packs a nice punch, :)

Martial Arts Topics / Re: DLO 3
« on: November 24, 2008, 06:23:32 AM »
Sounds like a wise direction Sir.

Even though my teaching is not as broad, I have found myself teaching one way to MARSOC, another to NAVY, another to Civilians and lately another to LEO's. 

There are definite boundaries to all directions that will enable such specific agencies to utilize the material. 

Wise indeed... 

C-KD 8-)

Follow your heart but lead with experience and knowledge.

I tend to agree, the situations that present themselves to LEO's, civilians or to military personal, tend to be "typically specific" as is what is viewed as "reasonable force" for those same categories.
Perhaps 3 different versions?
Though I an note sure what can be added on to DLO3 for civilians, I mean, DLO and DLO2 covered pretty much everything.

Martial Arts Topics / Re: VIDEO CLIPS OF INTEREST
« on: November 17, 2008, 07:29:14 AM »

Martial Arts Topics / Re: Movie Fights
« on: November 14, 2008, 04:26:51 AM »
There are some pretty good fighting scenes out there now.
Almost of of Donnie Yen's stuff is top notch from his classical kung fu to his MMA, if MA truly looked like that, it would be a wonderful world indeed !
The Bourne trilogy is quite excellent, giving the viewer that "chaotic" felling of being in the action, though some don't like that because its hard to follow the moves.
Lone Wold and Cub probably has some of the best sword work on any samurai series.
The early Seagal movies were great, then he became the Pilsbury Dough-boy and, well...
The Hunted with benicio and Jones was great, and the Hunted with Lambert has a very cool Samurai VS ninja fight in a train.
The Highlander series with Adrian Paul had some good sword work and great H2H stuff, Adrian was a Hung Ga guy if I recall correctly.
Jet Li's stuff can border on poetic at times.

A history of violence has some nice stuff, and some naughty stuff too ;)

Martial Arts Topics / Re: R.I.P.
« on: November 13, 2008, 04:37:40 AM »
Thanks for this Guro, I took the liberty of posting this on another MA forum.
Mr. Hyams was well respected by all MA.
Since that other forum is a tad more "popular" with mainstream MA, it caught the attention of the Widow Mrs.Hyams and she sent a thank you email to the Associated publisher of that forum/MA website.
Nevertheless I made it clear that it was HERE that this was posted before anywhere else.
Thank you Guro Denny.

Martial Arts Topics / Re: Survey on bare knuckle punching
« on: October 24, 2008, 08:19:30 AM »
Interesting survey.  I'm surprised that the elbow wasn't included as a breaking target.  I broke my first bone (knuckle) on an elbow during an early fist fight in the seventh grade.  A lot of martial arts spar with no hand protection, and I think a major source of hand and foot injuries is the tip of your opponent's elbow.

Agreed! The worst hand injury I ever had was sustained during sparring. It was an uppercut straight into an elbow.


I come from kyokushin so I feel your pain.
I have learned that, in terms of body shots, one hooks to the ribs and side and to use the uppercut, it's "best" to use it on the diagonal, right uppercut for the liver shot for example, this tends to minimize the interference of those pesky elbow tips.

Martial Arts Topics / Re: Why did Elite XC Fail?
« on: October 24, 2008, 05:27:52 AM »
What was Elite doing?
Competing with whom?
What did they offer better and different then the UFC?
Why would anyone watch?
Who were they catering too?

The issue is wither they were able to raise to the challenge of the UFC and take away from an established name.
The answer: NO.
Their marquee fighters was Kimbo for crying out loud !
They didn't offer the fans anythign other than fights on primetime and that is not enough.
They didn't bring anything new to the table.

Martial Arts Topics / Re: Knife Clips
« on: October 23, 2008, 04:47:09 AM »
Here's a real interesting knife fight.  Apparently it takes place in a South American prison.  It is a knife fight not an ambush type assault.

Tony Torre
Miami Arnis Group

Great find, thanks.
Are they allowed to have dogs in prison??

Martial Arts Topics / Re: VIDEO CLIPS OF INTEREST
« on: October 21, 2008, 04:36:01 AM »
Not sure whether I ever thought about putting Mettalica and Tai Chi together before  :lol:, but ....
Tai Chi drills for self defense:

Well done, very nice indeed.

Martial Arts Topics / Re: Survey on bare knuckle punching
« on: October 20, 2008, 05:53:53 AM »
In terms of knuckle damage, I have only hurt myself a couple of times, but in terms of fingers, I have sprained and bruised and dislocated a few during kyokushin bare-knuckle fights and sparring, especially in the beginning with uppercuts and hooks running into elbow tips...

Martial Arts Topics / Re: Man Kills Bear w/ stick:
« on: October 10, 2008, 04:23:16 AM »
I have to admit, if it had been "Bear kills man with stick", it would have been way cooler.

Martial Arts Topics / Re: Women fighters at DB Gathering
« on: October 08, 2008, 05:14:13 AM »
I agree that women should TRAIN Full contact, I don't think they should fight.
Yes, I am sexists about it, just the way I am.
Personally I don't think anyone should fight professionally, men or women, but that is a different thread.

Martial Arts Topics / Re: MMA Thread
« on: October 06, 2008, 08:52:32 AM »
As the old saying goes, on any given day, anyone can have their ass handed to them.

Or something like that ;)

Martial Arts Topics / Re: MMA Thread
« on: October 02, 2008, 12:29:14 PM »
I hear ken has been working on an ancient chinese grappling move from Combat Shuai Chiao, its called " the flying cock traps its prey".
I think in BJJ its called a "flying triangle".

Martial Arts Topics / Re: MMA Thread
« on: October 02, 2008, 12:19:33 PM »
This Saturday Ken Shamrock fights Kimbo Slice. I hope Ken wins but I doubt it.

Speaking of performance enhancers....;)

Martial Arts Topics / Re: MMA Thread
« on: October 02, 2008, 12:19:05 PM »
I don't mean to speculate or start rumors but I suspect some vitamins have come into Gina's workout regimen in the past few years.

performance enhancers and sport ???

Martial Arts Topics / Re: Street Weapons
« on: October 02, 2008, 12:06:19 PM »
One side note:
The novel Shibumi is about an assassin name Nicolai Hel who can turn ANYTHING into a lethal weapon, in the book he kills people with:
A pencil
A plastic cup
Name Tag
Rolled up magazine.


Martial Arts Topics / Re: Citizens defend themselves/others.
« on: October 02, 2008, 12:04:43 PM »
Luck...the great equalizer !
Someone better be grateful for a second chance at life !

Martial Arts Topics / Re: Citizens defend themselves/others.
« on: September 29, 2008, 08:01:44 AM »
He got off easy, if it had been my daughter...

Martial Arts Topics / Re: Street Weapons
« on: September 29, 2008, 05:04:26 AM »
Not sure if you were there Jon but about a month ago I brought in some old t-shirts to try out collar chokes in and neither t-shirt ripped but the chokes were pretty easy to get.  I would assume coats would be even easier to choke with and harder to rip.  I'm looking forward to pulling mine out btw, bring on the cold!

Actually, the "thinness" of the T-shirt collar can make it act like a "garrote" of sorts.

I have always found pencils to be a very good "secret weapon".

Martial Arts Topics / Re: Hatton vs. Mayweather
« on: September 26, 2008, 08:04:40 AM »
Different tune after the fight, it seems those "tippy tappy" drills have a significant purpose when the fighter utilizes them correctly:

"I felt alright tonight, really big and strong but I left myself open. He's better inside than I thought, with all the elbows and shoulders and forearms he used," said Hatton after the fight. "I didn't quite stick to my game-plan. He's not the biggest welterweight I've fought but he was very strong. I don't think he was the hardest puncher tonight but he was a lot more clever than I expected. I'll be back, don't worry." Ricky Hatton, Post Fight

Here's the clip where Hatton mocks the "tippy tappy" mitt drills:

Look at :13 seconds into the clip.

Mayweather won by KO in round ten.

Some fighters are great IN SPITE of what they do, not because of it.

Martial Arts Topics / Re: VIDEO CLIPS OF INTEREST
« on: September 26, 2008, 06:08:09 AM »
From the movie titled "The Pacific Connection" with Roland Dantes.
Choreography was done by Prof. Remy Presas.


Nice find, thanks.

Martial Arts Topics / Re: Farewells and Goodbyes
« on: September 24, 2008, 04:14:10 AM »
Watch your Six Maxx.
Be safe, be well, come home.

Martial Arts Topics / Re: VIDEO CLIPS OF INTEREST
« on: September 23, 2008, 09:45:02 AM »

Martial Arts Topics / Re: Movies of interest
« on: September 23, 2008, 09:30:29 AM »
Fighter in the Wind, a korean-ized biography of Mas Oyama.

Martial Arts Topics / Re: VIDEO CLIPS OF INTEREST
« on: September 23, 2008, 07:23:35 AM »

Martial Arts Topics / Re: MMA Thread
« on: September 23, 2008, 04:15:06 AM »
extra extra read all bout it! Anderson Silva is thinking about retiring soon. One for the road, Chuck Liddell vs. Anderson Silva, I think there would be a lot of interest in this fight. Someone will go out with a bang for sure!

With Chuck "losing a step" and Anderson on the top of his game, it won't be much of a match, but you never know...

Martial Arts Topics / Re: Knife Clips
« on: September 19, 2008, 08:21:12 AM »

Martial Arts Topics / Re: What would you do with this?
« on: September 19, 2008, 05:03:09 AM »

I "rescued" this from the dumpster at work it is a 185lb "dragging dummy" I guess the SWAT guys got tired of dragging around or got money for a new one. I was thinking of either hanging it for tire-type drills or mounting to the wall like a wooden dummy. If you had one what would do with? More specifically how would incorporate it into your training?

I have one of those, I use it for grappling drills (ground work), for stick work and some limited striking, its arms get in the way for combos, unless you can find a way to bind them into a "guard position".
Its great for anatomical reference and such.

Martial Arts Topics / Re: Uechi Ryu breaking
« on: September 19, 2008, 04:59:19 AM »

and in a very different vein "They itch"

Shinjo Sensei ( the Uechi0ryu guy not the itchy nut guy, lol) is a freak ( in a god way),

Martial Arts Topics / Re: Knife Clips
« on: September 15, 2008, 04:19:24 AM »
Prison fight featuring shanks, bedpan shields, chair attacks, and high flying karate style jump kicks.

Tony Torre
Miami Arnis Group

If multiple attacker clips teach us one thing it is the crucial and vital importance of remaining standing and how underestimated and effective the old "grab his shirt and pull him down" move truly is.

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