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    What fiction book are you currently reading?

    H.G. Wells' "First Men in the Moon"
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    Who has tried P90X?

    That's exactly how I am treating it. The workout is on the level with a cardio kickboxing class taught at any local gym by an instructor with no experience in martial arts or kickboxing. Having no interest in training in bad techniques I choose not to do such workouts. I still love P90X. I...
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    Krav in Colorado

    And yes, I realize how old this thread was, but if you still live in Colorado and have interest...
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    Krav in Colorado

    I just started at Colorado Krav Maga http://www.coloradokravmaga.com/. They charge one price for all levels and that price includes Krav Maga, Crossfit, Brazilian Jiujitsu, and their Kickboxing courses. They have a lot of classes throughout the week and at different times of the day. The...
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    Is it any good?

    I'm new to Krav Maga. I just had my second class tonight. But, after my entire life in the martial arts (well, since i was 5) I feel like Krav Maga is going to be a good fit. After having been an instructor in my father's martial arts school in Pennsylvania, it took me almost two years to...
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    Progressive Fighting System in Colorado

    Ya, that's pretty much how I took it. I can't think of the month/year of the article. I think it was Black Belt Mag, but I could be wrong. Anyone really interested could probably look it up. I had never heard of Vunak, but after reading that article I had definitely formed a very unfavorable...
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    Who has tried P90X?

    Ha ha, ya, one of the only real downfalls to P90X is that you end up spending a lot of time indoors working out to the DVDs. I love getting out and biking and hiking myself (we just spent $5k on two new mountain bikes!). And the time commitment is intense. You have to give an hour to two each...
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    Should we Legalize marijuana?

    Yes, we should legalize it. I mean, we all know how well prohibition worked for alcohol, right? If we would like to stop adding to the drug cartel problems of latin american countries, if we'd like to help our economy by having a tax on a recreational and medicinal substance that many...
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    Just out of curiosity, how many people here are Krav Maga instructors? Students?

    My girlfriend, my roommate, and myself all just joined Colorado Krav Maga in Broomfield, Colorado. After all of my years training in other martial arts, I'm super excited to train in Krav Maga. The classes so far are fun, intense, and full of good technique.
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    Progressive Fighting System in Colorado

    I don't know too much about Progressive Fighting, but I read a statement from Paul Vunak in a martial arts mag sometime back where he said that the best defense against a knife attack is to throw yourself to the ground and start biting ankles because he thinks there's nothing else you can do. I...
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    Who has tried P90X?

    My girlfriend and I have done P90X. It's awesome. I personally did not like the kenpo-x workout (a lot of the typical, bad cardio kickboxing style techniques and poor instruction), but the other workouts are fantastic. We really love the Core Synergistics workout! If you're thinking of...
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    Modern Army Combatives Program

    I was checking out a book on MACP, and it made me wonder why there was such a strong focus on grappling. Don't get me wrong, I love grappling and the ground game is important, but it would seem logical that in a war-zone (or in a dark alley even) that going to the ground is the last thing you...
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    self defense against a dog

    I hail from the school of thought that a good kick in the stomach will be enough to slow a dog's attack so that you can then choose to defend or retreat. Honestly, I think one of the biggest problems people experience with dogs is they let their fear show. Dogs sense gesturing and anxiety...
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    *SF soldier dies after bar fight over Jimmy Buffett song in Steamboat*

    If I had to die to a Buffett song it would most assuredly be A Pirate Looks at Forty. Good tune.
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    Join Dr. Frank Dux as a Martial Arts Doctorate Holder!

    This is so silly... Frank Dux: Doctor of Ego Inflation
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