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Martial Arts Topics / Re: Daily Expression of Gratitude
« on: August 21, 2009, 10:06:16 AM »
Congrats, Guide Dog!

Martial Arts Topics / Re: VIDEO CLIPS OF INTEREST
« on: August 10, 2009, 02:11:51 PM »

This is cool and what teaching is all about...

Martial Arts Topics / Re: Daily Expression of Gratitude
« on: August 10, 2009, 02:09:17 PM »
Grateful for those of all ranks who gave of their time to help me reach 3rd dan.

Martial Arts Topics / Re: MMA Thread
« on: August 10, 2009, 01:41:58 PM »
Finally a UFC where everyone that should have won...won!

This was a tough one... I wanted Griffin to win but figured Silva would... Oh well...

At least BJ won... That's the one I was really hoping for...

And yeah, I didn't do too bad in the fantasy picks for the group... *nudge nudge to those who haven't joined* :)

Can't wait for 102! My school's having a tournament that day, and a bunch of us are heading to Buffalo Wild Wings afterwards for a watch party... Naked wings and rear naked chokes... What a combination! :)

- Bert

Martial Arts Topics / Re: Study: 3 vs. 1 in BC
« on: July 21, 2009, 02:26:16 PM »
Quote from: Crafty_Dog
1:10 et seq. Would B. have been better continuing away from camera? Or is he trying to work his way home?

Perhaps he got so caught up in moving laterally (Maybe saying "Just keep moving, just keeping moving" internally to himself), he didn't take the opportunity to escape. In the interview, he states he was wanting to stand up so it wouldn't happen again, so perhaps that's part of it. Rather than try to escape, just keep it so he's not at a disadvantage...

That shove that leveled one of the WGs was great timing. WG had his left leg up for a kick, and that shove was well placed and timed.

Defender also said he was on his way to the gym, so yes, conditioning, even with all the adrenal dump, must have been great.

Quote from: Crafty_Dog
1:15 B. gets caught by left lead jab. Shirt loses shoe on kick.

I think he stopped to admire his handiwork too much, or he thought putting one of them down might make the others back off.

Quote from: Crafty_Dog
1:17 How should B. have gotten up in this moment? As Wolf Pack closes, B. seems to think about a take down. Training? Instinctive?.

The guy who did the majority of the work on the takedown had a good choke on Defender. When they go to the ground, the Defender puts his arms around the WG, rather than putting his hands down to catch himself. Maybe that's a sign of training? He also focused on the task at hand: the dude trying to guillotine him, not the others throwing some fairly weak punches.

Quote from: Crafty_Dog
1:57 Fat woman approaches? Known? Unknown? If unknown, how should B handle her at this point?
Known, even if not an girlfriend/close ally. He doesn't seem to be wary of her at least.

Martial Arts Topics / Re: Study: 3 vs. 1 in BC
« on: July 21, 2009, 08:38:07 AM »
A few of thoughts:

1 ) First thought when watching it was, where was #3 going? He took off at the beginning, and I was waiting for him to circle back around to the defender's flank.
2 ) Defender definitely has some sort of training. Good lateral movement and staying on his toes while moving, then getting a solid base when stopped.
3 ) Also good environmental awareness by the defender, making sure he he didn't get stuck between cars, etc.
4 ) Attackers seemed to rely solely on numbers and not skills. Only one person would even attack at a time, usually the guy in the gray tank top, until the defender fell down. Then they got brave.
5 ) Dog sure wanted a piece of someone :)
6 ) It's easy to be big and brave when you're in the back of a truck moving away.
7 ) I wonder how the scuffle would have gone if the car and van had not pulled in. That seemed to give the attackers a reason to bail.
8 ) Van driver decided pretty quickly to move :)
9 ) I wonder why the guy driving the truck stayed out of it. Maybe he was their safety valve / wheels only.
10 ) Better audio would have been better, to hear what all occurred throughout.

Would be interested to see the other video with the background info too...

- Bert

Martial Arts Topics / Re: MMA Thread
« on: July 15, 2009, 02:43:06 PM »
woof bedens/kickinfamily:

congrats! was it your first time like me? if Chad and Morgan pick better and we both continue with our accurate picks, we may win! lol


Yes, it was... I didn't even know it existed until I saw Chad's post... I think I was struck with pure luck this time... :)

- Bert

Martial Arts Topics / Re: MMA Thread
« on: July 13, 2009, 02:31:38 PM »
Well, I did better than I thought I would in the fantasy league (kickinfamily)... :)

Thanks for posting the animated GIFs, SG!

- Bert

Martial Arts Topics / Re: Daily Expression of Gratitude
« on: July 07, 2009, 12:08:51 PM »
I'm grateful for my younger son's finish of 16th in the world at the Odyssey Of The Mind World Finals this year.

Martial Arts Topics / What about defense from... fingernails?
« on: December 17, 2004, 11:30:51 AM »

COLUMBIA - Maury County Jail officials certainly don't want to incur the wrath of the Vatican, especially over fingernails.

But they were standing on firm ground religiously and legally when they confined a female inmate to her cell for not cutting her long, claw-like fingernails, which they say could be used as a weapon.

The inmate's mother says her daughter's refusal may be due to her Catholic upbringing.

''Her mother called us and said that she was raised by her grandmother, who said you're not supposed to cut your toenails or fingernails on Sunday,'' Sheriff's Lt. Brenda Thomason said.

Church leaders rolled their eyes at that.

''She's more devout than I am,'' chuckled the Rev. Patrick Conner of Columbia's St. Catherine's Catholic Church. ''There are no such mandates.''

Rick Musacchio, spokesman for the Nashville Diocese of the Catholic Church, agreed.

''I've never heard of anything like that,'' he said. ''Catholics aren't prohibited from working or anything on Sundays.

''In fact, although it's over now, our Catholic cross-country meets were held on Sunday afternoons.''

''It's just an excuse,'' Maury Chief Deputy Ashley Brown said. ''She was asked to cut those nails on Friday, and she refused, then again on Saturday. We can't have her in the jail with those long nails,'' Brown said. ''They use them as a weapon.''

So Nadean Swarthout, 37, of Williamsport, who is in jail on a string of charges, including facilitating an aggravated burglary, is confined to her cell, with only a 15-minute-a-day shower break, until she cuts her nails.

Because of that, she was unavailable for comment

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