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    Sambo and MMA

    I'm preparing to move to Hawaii in the near future and I found a place by google search known as the Aletika Institute of Physical Culture. I'm thinking of giving it a looksee when I get on the ground: Aletika Institute.
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    Couple Questions (Considering MMA as a Hobby)

    Sounds good. My background is mostly striking (Krav Maga and Boxing with some Wing Chun) with some Brazilian Jiu Jitsu mixed in so I've got some familiarity with some of the techniques. Some schools I've seen (for instance the Gracie Barra ones) require MMA interested types to have a certain...
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    Couple Questions (Considering MMA as a Hobby)

    I recently have been (re)reading an old favorite book known as Power to the People by Pavel Tsastouline. The gist of the book is in twenty minute of work, for four working sets (two each of deadlift and a press of some sort) one can build a fair bit of strength. Having used programming from the...
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    Sambo and MMA

    Sounds good. FIAS from what I see is the governing body for Sambo, I'll check their website for sites to train.
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    Sambo and MMA

    I recently came across the April issue of Train Hard, Fight Easy and came across a recent blurb on Sambo and it's benefits for MMA. It states that Sambo training can boost MMA fighters' overall game, and that piqued my curiosity as to how is this the case. I'm especially curious about a...
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    Cao Dai Religion

    I figured Dr. Lung's book was of dubious quality when it came to reading of this particular religion. I find it interesting how it combines everything from Christianity, Buddhism, elements of Hinduism and traditional Vietnamese animism. Where my family hails from in the Philippines I have heard...
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    Cao Dai Religion

    Sorry oftheherd1, thanks for the insight.
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    Cao Dai Religion

    Thanks Carol. I appreciate it. I figured Dr. Haha Lung's book, while entertaining, required a grain of salt while reading it.
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    Cao Dai Religion

    I just finished reading, for entertainment and not information (as I am well aware that Haha Lung has a somewhat dubious reputation), Lost Fighting Arts of Vietnam. I encountered the term Cao Dai and the wikipedia article mentioned it was a syncretistic religion that appears to combine Buddhist...
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    Vietnamese Martial Arts

    Thanks Carol, I greatly appreciate it.
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    Vietnamese Martial Arts

    Having read Dr. Haha Lung's Lost Fighting Arts of Vietnam (note: I am well aware of his dubious reputation in the MA community, hence this post), I have recently come away with a curiousity about Vietnamese fighting styles. Just logically thinking I imagine some South Chinese Kung Fu styles...
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    Maori Warrior Culture

    In many different forms, to include rugby. I do recall Jona Lomu and the challenge he and his teammates presented to the Springboks depicted in the movie Invictus. And also in the New Zealand soldiers serving in Afghanistan as well.
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    "Ninja patrols streets of Yeovil"

    Sounds vaguely similar to the phenomenon of the Mall Ninja, i.e. the sort of bugger that shares one or all of the following characteristics: Apologies for the potential thread hijack this might constitute. This link is more rantings of an internet phenom, Gecko45, who constitutes the...
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    Maori Warrior Culture

    As someone who is quite curious by nature I recently read an article (granted it's dated now, circa 1998) on the Selection training for the New Zealand SAS. I found it to be an informative article, but one thing that jumped out at me is this line: The article is linked here: Edge of Endurance...
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    First Muay Thai Lesson

    I typically train at Professor Parker's GB location when I'm in the San Diego area. But this particular pass I've elected to train in the GB Corona area as I'll be visiting relatives in that AO. Thanks for the bit on preconceived notions, I figured I'd ask as I'd like to have some concept of...
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