Recent content by Dave Leverich

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    ATA success story!!!!

    Lol yes on the bashing part. I don't like generalizations generally about anything (and yeah I lol'd about writing that sentence ;)). That being said, I don't hide that I'm an ATA guy (have been since 1985 after I left WTA). In fact I even am open about it on Bullshido (fireproof underoos ;p)...
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    Chael Sonnen

    I'm with MattJ on this one, Chael has improved tons over the years and has an insane amount of experience. I think his skills right now are the answer to Silva. Watch his bouts vs Filho, Marquardt, Okami, Baker etc. While he did lose to Maia with a slick slick triangle, I haven't seen Silva...
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    Metal Legend Ronnie James Dio, dead at 67.

    Scott said it best... "Horns at half mast. Such a huge loss." - Scott Ian Rest in Peace Ronnie, thanks for being one of the founders of a phenomenal movement.
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    looking for a mentor

    Shikata, VIP passes. Most bang for the buck. You offer a week free, two weeks, a month, whatever suits you. Some do 4 weeks for 49 + free uniform etc. But the key is interaction and getting them to come and try it, most will sign up from that point. It's just getting them in the door. VIP...
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    Gi questions?

    Try Howard Liu's. HCK kimonos, way way good, great quality and good price.
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    Crazy Monkey Defense

    Malleus, have you looked up Rodney's YouTube channel? IT could give you a pretty good feel for the overall style.
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    Crazy Monkey Defense

    I've trained CMD as well. I find it to be a very good approach for boxing.
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    post a pic of yourself......

    Hm, recent ones...
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    Hand Wrapping

    Killswitch, I use the thumb simply as an anchor when I wrap, but yeah you really should talk to you coach and see his method. My main concern in wrapping my hands is the hand stability (metacarpals). A side thought is the wrist stability, but for some people that is a big issue as well.
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    10th Planet Jiu Jitsu

    Joe, the boxing base will be great for your stand-up. If I'd started with that, I'd look to add in wrestling (greco and hs/collegiate), as well as BJJ. Honestly I wouldn't _start_ with 10th Planet as it seems to assume you already have a decent BJJ base (at least from what I've seen it...
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    Mister (Miss), Master...what's in the term SBN?

    Kwan Jang (nim) is generally referring to the head of a Kwan or style. IE. Chung Do Kwan, has one 'head' which is the Kwan Jang of that 'gym'. I've been introduced as Sa Bum Nim from one Korean master to another, not sure if they meant master/instructor etc. We never used to use 'master'...
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    ATF Seizes 30 Toy Guns, Says "They Can Be Converted Into Machine Guns"

    Holy crap, and they're standing behind it so they try to not look like complete morons... Whew. Look out for those 6mm full-auto plastic sprayers guys. What idiots.
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    all ma are sport

    My understanding of it was that so he could do all techniques with intent, without crippling the opponent. IE. Alive style training.
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    definition of a "martial artist"?

    Honestly I think anyone who is training in martial arts (asian, european, whatever) is a student in the martial arts. If they've just begun, well crap awesome, they have yet to experience so many awesome things. If they're someone like myself with 25-30 years of experience, then awesome! They're...