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    Thank you very much, Anders. All set!

    Thank you very much, Anders. All set!
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    Just donated. Thank you for taking the lead on...

    Just donated. Thank you for taking the lead on this. I don't visit as often as I used to but I always get something out of this site and would hate to see it shut down. Please keep us posted on the...
  3. Thread: The Karate Rap

    by Robc
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    "I walk the streets. I have no fear. I always...

    "I walk the streets. I have no fear. I always know my karate is near."

    Tremendous!
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    Way to go, Mr. Ettish. That's inspiring. I hope...

    Way to go, Mr. Ettish. That's inspiring. I hope that settles things for him. He has nothing to prove after proving things to himself.
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    Great video. Not much you can do there. It's...

    Great video. Not much you can do there. It's interesting that no one yelled "knife!" ("cuchillo!") as it was obvious several passengers saw it before the first attack. I wonder how long he would...
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    Yeah, Galvao is a brilliant grappler. He...

    Yeah, Galvao is a brilliant grappler. He dominates in MMA with incredibly fluid jiujitsu at an even faster pace without the gi. He's really impressive.

    Here's a link to the guy he fought in your...
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    Book Recommendation

    This is an unsolicited plug for Rory Miller's book titled Meditations on Violence. Full disclosure: I've never met him, have swapped emails just once several years ago regarding a koryu jujutsu, and...
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    Good article, Kit. His conclusions jive with my...

    Good article, Kit. His conclusions jive with my experience and many of my workmates.
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    Doh! Sorry.

    Doh! Sorry.
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    Westerners barbarians for MMA fights? Because...

    Westerners barbarians for MMA fights? Because easterners are above doing that sort of thing? Come now. Name me an eastern culture that has not held sporting events as rough as MMA events. ...
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    If the BJJ is taught by a qualified instructor,...

    If the BJJ is taught by a qualified instructor, your time spent studying it will be extremely beneficial and most skills learned will be immediately transferrable to your job. Also, based on what...
  12. Mr. Ibarra, Glad to see you on this forum. ...

    Mr. Ibarra,

    Glad to see you on this forum. Unfortunately, half of the posts here are typically of the self righteous, windy sort you've been subjected to.

    I'll chime in to say I've enjoyed...
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    ...and don't try kicking him the groin. He'll...

    ...and don't try kicking him the groin. He'll knock your lights out.
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    Actually, Mr. Ross and Mr. Cestari both appear on...

    Actually, Mr. Ross and Mr. Cestari both appear on "Lt. X" Chris Pizzo's members site demonstrating technique, and Cestari's videos are packaged with Pizzo's. Mr. Ross and Mr. Cestari are actively...
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    Unfortunately, it appears Mr. Cestari has thrown...

    Unfortunately, it appears Mr. Cestari has thrown his hat in with Lt. X, and his tapes are now included as part of a package deal of Mr. X's own material. While his material may be legit, and it may...
  16. Thread: Shingitai jujitsu

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    Shingitai was developed by a successful judoka...

    Shingitai was developed by a successful judoka and wrestler named John Saylor. If the dojo you're referencing is actively affiliated with Saylor, I suspect you will find an athletic form of self...
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    Paul, Have you ever competed while an adult in...

    Paul,

    Have you ever competed while an adult in judo, wrestling, or BJJ? If you have, I don't think you would have asked the question you did unless you were just trying to stir up debate. If you...
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    I'd add that the ground facilitates one's ability...

    I'd add that the ground facilitates one's ability to deliver a standing kick (though even that is not quite accurate; envision hanging from a tree branch and kicking). But in this scenerio, if we...
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    Mr. Rahming, It's a great pleasure to read...

    Mr. Rahming,

    It's a great pleasure to read your post and find you on this forum. I purchased your books years ago and they were instrumental in the development of my love for jujutsu. I had the...
  20. Thanks. I'll check out the site. Stay safe on...

    Thanks. I'll check out the site. Stay safe on the street.
  21. Thanks for the reply. I'm an LEO, too, so cheers...

    Thanks for the reply. I'm an LEO, too, so cheers from across the Atlantic.

    Are you aware of any fight footage that shows Systema in full contact action? The reason I ask is that I'm curious to...
  22. I reviewed some of your video clips and read your...

    I reviewed some of your video clips and read your explanation of practicing without contact. Do you ever spar full contact and attempt to use the techniques you demonstrate in the video clips? By...
  23. Thread: Neck development

    by Robc
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    Here's a link to an explanation of several...

    Here's a link to an explanation of several methods. Worthwhile for a martial artist? Absolutely. The stronger your neck the less your brain will jar when you catch a shot to the head. I, for one,...
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    Why USA Lags So Far Behind

    Any thoughts on why USA judoka (men in particular) have consistently performed more poorly in top-tier international competition over the last decade? Is it because we're not successfully...
  25. Thread: Torn Acl

    by Robc
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    Matt, I'm glad the surgery worked out for you. ...

    Matt, I'm glad the surgery worked out for you. Given the multiple damage points I can see why you opted for it, and it highlights what's most important for Chris: looking at the best solution for...
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