Jacob competing at USKA Nationals

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  1. CB Jones

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    Had a great weekend with my son competing at the USKA National Championships in Houston. He won 1st in fighting and weapons and placed 2nd in kata.

    Here is the video...and its music free just for you @Buka ;)


     
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    That footwork would transfer well to MMA, and you can just tell he wants to punch more than kick.


    Put him in MMA already :p
     
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    I so enjoy watching Jacob compete. As for that Bo work....I'm starting to enjoy that more than any other division he competes in. I'm even a little jealous of his talent to tell you the truth. Awesome young man.

    Oh, and thanks for allowing me to watch that without the God awful noise of -
    (I had to delete the rest. It was not foul language, nor against any rules, it was just plain truth and God awfully accurate)
     
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    Its been fun watching his footwork evolve. His Sensei puts a lot of emphasis on footwork but a lot of it came from him watching Dominick Cruz combining what his sensei teaches and how Cruz moves.

    My wife would kill me. ;) In the future if he decides to get into MMA that will be fine but we will let him decide on that after highschool. Right now with karate, and school sports his plate is pretty full. He has become good friends with a Pro MMArtist who has a training facility a few hours away that we might let him go train at for a week this summer.
     
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    Thanks... that means alot to him and me. He has grown up hearing stories about Joe Lewis and you guys from that era competing back in the good ole days.
     
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    Second place in kata? To quote Reese Bobby and Ricky Bobby:
    If you’re not first, you’re last!

    Congratulations to your son. I didn’t get a chance to watch it yet, but I will later on.
     
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    I know, right......knew I should have named him Walker or Texas Ranger....:D
     
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    You can only do that if you’re contractually obligated to mention Powerade in every prayer and make every dinner prayer your b!tch
     
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    I'm torn on something. There seem to be a few times where he lets the other guy have the initiative with sloppy/not fully landing strikes, while he lands a clean one and gets the point. It's done enough times that I think it's a tactic he's using, and is working well for him.

    Now where I'm torn: If he plans to transition to full contact/not point fighting, this would normally be a bad tactic that could cause issues. But watching him, it could turn him into one helluva counter-fighter, and I can't tell which way it'll go.

    Either way, I enjoy his fights 10 times more than any other TKD fights I've seen recently.
     
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    The boy's fast. Congratulations on the win.
     
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    I think alot of it is just confidence and feeling in complete control....but definitely will keep a watch on that.
     
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    Does he practice any sparring with the bo?
     
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    They go over the strikes and blocks and do some stuff at half speed but nothing live.
     
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    that blows, staff is my favorite weapon and a great weapon to learn how to fully fight with
     
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    What I see from watching Jacob's videos is a young man with supreme confidence in what he's doing. I also see someone who's fighting SPECIFIC to the rule set his competitions are using. I can tell by the way he quickly scans the judges calling, or not calling, a point. And how when he scores and the judges don't see it he will almost always reposition himself the next time he throws it so the center ref sees it plainly.

    I think if he goes into any other arena of competition he will take all his skill sets with him.
     
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    Duuuude.... way to go Jacob! Again, just love his footwork and lack of hesitation.

    Handled that bo like craaazy too, wow... And really cool version of Kanku Dai, loved the intensity and purpose he put in it. He's inspired me ;)
     
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    Thanks. He really enjoys the bo and actually created that Bo form himself (he took parts of 3 other bo forms and combined them). This summer he wants to start working more with Kamas and putting together a Kama Version of his Kanku Dai.
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    I'm with you on this. I really like watching his staff work. I'm not even jealous - I'll never get close enough to that to get jealous of it.
     
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    Now if only he can learn how to use a broom....;)
     
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    Get his instructor to tell him it's a weapon, and there will be new competitions.
     
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