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Discussion in 'Lifestyle, Health, Fitness & Food' started by theo, Feb 14, 2013.

  1. vansinn

    vansinn ShredNeck into Beck

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    Nice seeing a thread about this :agreed:

    I trained Taekwondo in my late teens, became instructor, and was training for region championships, just three clicks from 1st dan, when a car accident injured my knee which took me out of any sports; couldn't even walk stairs without pains. Public health care simply said nothing to do..

    Eight years later, on a business trip to Singapore, the business we visited turned out to also produce electro- and laser acupuncture equipment, which brought me to a Chinese doctor who turned out to one the foremost experts in acupuncture.
    He gave me three treatments while jokingly saying "they don't fix these things in the west? hehe, we do here ;)", never since felt any pain, but didn't get back into the sport.

    I'm now doing some self-training in a mix of Taekwondo and Shaolin techniques, mixed with Yoga and meditation.
    For me, it's now exclusively about self-balance, control, agility - quite handy for my aggressive skating, and working with music - and moving on with spirituality. Oh well.. might be handy in case someone should have yikes ideas, you know.. ;)
     
  2. theo

    theo Got Hype(machine)?

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    I recently enrolled at a second club to partake in their XMA classes.
    Starting to get my head around it a bit more, really fun.

    Working on some personal forms that I'll probably record on post on youtube if they're good enough.
     
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    icos211 Schecter faithful

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    Going back to instructing Tae Kwon Do for the summer as a second job. It was kind of a fun day, helping all the kids again. I am dog tired and in 10 different kinds of pain right now, though.
     
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    theo Got Hype(machine)?

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    ^ means you trained hard enough ;)
     
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    theo Got Hype(machine)?

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    Went to a seminar with Mike Chat last night. Holy crap that guy is awesome!
     
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    Alex Kenivel Psycho, dont engage

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    Wow, never noticed this thread before!

    I took Kajukenbo from age 5 to my early teens, and learned Aikido from my dad, who also taught me how to use nunchucks and swordfighting. Good times.
     
  7. Solodini

    Solodini MORE RESTS!

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    Who he?
     
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    theo Got Hype(machine)?

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    [​IMG]

    He was the blue power ranger and is the founder of XMA.
     
  9. SoItGoesRVA

    SoItGoesRVA Do You Even Riff?

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    Depending on how my paychecks are looking, I'm thinking of entering a submission grappling tournament in June. Probably going to compete at 162. I don't feel like cutting much weight for this.
     
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    theo Got Hype(machine)?

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    Good luck man!
     
  11. Solodini

    Solodini MORE RESTS!

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    General submission grappling so not specifically BJJ? No gi?
     
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    SoItGoesRVA Do You Even Riff?

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    Yeah, it's no-gi. There's also a sport jiu-jitsu category, but I'm more interested in no-gi.

    EDIT: Their competition levels (beginner, novice, intermediate, advanced) factor in any experience in Judo, Sambo, Wrestling, etc; but it follows more of a BJJ format as far as rules (no slams, etc.)
     
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    Solodini MORE RESTS!

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    Good luck, dude. What have you been working on lately?
     
  14. Chiba666

    Chiba666 SS.org Regular

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    Good luck.

    I really want to enter a tournament this year but we shall see if there wil be an island wide one as we have I think its 4 BJJ schools in Cyprus.

    By then I will be 36 so in Seniors age range, add into that white belt and chances are I will try adn fight at about 182, just my luck there iwll be no one to go against.
     
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    Solodini MORE RESTS!

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    How far off are you from the next weight class down?
     
  16. SoItGoesRVA

    SoItGoesRVA Do You Even Riff?

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    Lately I've been working on my Jiu Jitsu. I'm comfortable with my top-grappling game, and sweeping from the bottom, I just need to work my submission game off my back.
     
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    jaxadam SS.org Regular

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    Where abouts do you train in Rva? I was just up there hanging out with a few buddies that go to Top Game Academy.
     
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    SoItGoesRVA Do You Even Riff?

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    Revolution BJJ. My instructors are black belts under Foca Fernandez, who earned his black belt under Carlson Gracie.
     
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    jaxadam SS.org Regular

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    Small world. Tell Tink that Adam in Florida said what's up.
     
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    SoItGoesRVA Do You Even Riff?

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    Will do! Stop by for open mat next time you're in town.
     

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