Recent content by Brian R. VanCise

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    New Essay: The Curious Relationship Between Naginatajutsu & Kusarigamajutsu

    Thanks for posting a link to your new essay!
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    Getting back into Martial Arts and thinking about Jeet Kune Do

    Give Keet Kune Do a try and see if it works for you!
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    Greetings from South Carolina, USA

    Welcome to Martialtalk!
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    New member

    Welcome to Martialtalk!
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    Hi guys!

    Welcome to MartialTalk!
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    In these strange times....

    Stay safe everyone.
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    Wow Conor

    Great fight and very dramatic finish!
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    Things have changed on MT....

    Xue you will be missed!
  9. Brian R. VanCise

    I've missed this place

    Welcome back!
  10. Brian R. VanCise

    Am I caring about others too much?

    Back in the day this would never happen. No athletic guy would come in and dominate blue belts or be even with purple belts. However, we have seen in my opinion an erosion of the quality of the belt levels in recent years in BJJ particularly at the lower levels. This is what happens when more...
  11. Brian R. VanCise

    Introducing Myself

    Welcome to MartialTalk!
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    Aikido knee pads?

    Asics wrestling knee sleeve with gel pad are great...
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    How Fast Bruce Lee Progressed In The Martial Arts

    I think we all have to look at the stories surrounding Bruce Lee with skepticism. Just like we would any other person. We also need to take into account what someone telling the story gains as well by having trained with Bruce Lee. Was he good? Was he great? Was he just okay? All we know...
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    Would this work?

    Okay, this as Tony say's is a pretty low percentage move but it does work. Personally being in law enforcement I do not like anything where I am on my back for a finishing technique and if someone was really adrenalized or on drugs I am pretty sure they would just continue on and that is why I...
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    What is a BJJ belt test like?

    I never tested in BJJ. I was simply rolling and holding my own or beating an upper rank and then they gave me a belt. For instance, one time I was rolling with two pro fighters back to back and holding my own with one and beating the other and they gave me a belt afterwards.