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    Silverback Academy in Chantilly, VA?

    Well, went and bought the deal. We'll see how it goes!
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    Silverback Academy in Chantilly, VA?

    http://silverbackacademy.com/ I'm curious about this, since it's easy for me to get to and Groupon's offering a pretty good deal for 20 KM classes ($75). Reading on the site, it looks decent, but I guess I'm trying to determine what kind of cred it really has. The instructors seem to be...
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    Is there a way to confirm this place is 'legit'?

    Ah, yeah, I know that place- it's literally across the street from my university! Thanks for your insight, folks! :asian:
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    Is there a way to confirm this place is 'legit'?

    Hi- Been some time since I've been around these forums (fora?); been working and going back to school (again! Hello IT degree!). I'm not 100% sure that the Ninjutsu sub-forum is the right place for this, but it seemed appropriate given the content of the website. I saw this advertised...
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    Haganah or Krav Maga? Does it even matter?

    Cutting to the chase a bit here- is there an easy way to determine that a school is officially affiliated with, or certified by, IKMA/IKMF/KMF/KMWW?
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    Opinions on this KM school in Northern VA?

    Thanks Spork; where did you get those details? Is it possible that some of the other instructors are, in fact, certified?
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    Opinions on this KM school in Northern VA?

    I'm wondering what you all take from the website here- it's a local school, and seems to be well-regarded by the students I've spoken to. I'm just curious how the website presents it here: http://www.kravworks.com/about_us.html The various organizations confuse me a bit, so I'm wondering if...
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    Is it any good?

    So, the school I'm considering has this on their website... how accurate a depiction is this? There seems to be numerous KM 'parent' organizations that each sound official... but how does one make sense of it? Krav Works is the ONLY Krav Maga school in the Washington, DC area that is...
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    Haganah or Krav Maga? Does it even matter?

    I keep running this question through my mind, too- there's a both a KM and Haganah school in the area. I can't speak (or shed any doubt on) the effectivenss of Haganah, but for some reason the way it's presented as 'F.I.G.H.T.' sets off some kind of 'cynic bell' in my brain, like it's trying...
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    When someone says, "Combat JKD"...

    ... what does that mean to you? I mean, I know JKD is not a style so much as a concept. The website of a school I'm considering suggests that it's basically teaching 'fighting tactics' http://completefitnessconcepts.com/ The upside is the inclusion of escrima/kali and CSW in the mix, for...
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    The cake is NOT a lie!

    Seeing as how the mother cried when she saw it, and several people told my wife it was the best cake they'd ever tasted, I think they did. Thanks! :)
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    The cake is NOT a lie!

    So, my wife was asked to do a cake for a co-workers' son's bar mitzvah. We decided it'd be our gift to him, as all of the places that would do it charged something in the several hundreds of dollars on up. The result of my wife's baking skills (single oven, using only 5 dowel rods and...
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    Best retail magazine?

    In my search for good quality reading (non-electronic) material in subjects I enjoy, I've been perusing the newsstands for MMA mags... so far I've seen Fight! and, IIRC, Grappling (though I think it recently changed names). Do any of you have an opinion as to which one is better, or have an...
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    Helio Gracie, RIP

    Ah, so it is- apologies. I really should peruse this site more and become more familiar with the different areas!
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    Helio Gracie, RIP

    I didn't see this news in this forum, unless I'm just going blind... http://sports.yahoo.com/mma/news;_ylt=AsExQlvMwJR2wF9xT.1NSYA9Eo14?slug=ys-mmaweekly012909&prov=yhoo&type=lgns Sad to hear... can't imagine what MMA/BJJ would be like without his influence.
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