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  1. LoneRider

    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.
  2. LoneRider

    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...
  3. LoneRider

    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...
  4. LoneRider

    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.
  5. LoneRider

    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...
  6. LoneRider

    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...
  7. LoneRider

    Cao Dai Religion

    Sorry oftheherd1, thanks for the insight.
  8. LoneRider

    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.
  9. LoneRider

    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...
  10. LoneRider

    Vietnamese Martial Arts

    Thanks Carol, I greatly appreciate it.
  11. LoneRider

    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...
  12. LoneRider

    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.
  13. LoneRider

    "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...
  14. LoneRider

    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...
  15. LoneRider

    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...
  16. LoneRider

    First Muay Thai Lesson

    I've been training at a Gracie Barra affiliate of one sort or another (typically Gracie Barra San Diego or Gracie Barra Chino) since June of last year (whenever I've had time off from OPFOR work up here in the Mojave) in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for ground work. At least one affiliate closest to me...
  17. LoneRider

    Krav Maga Fighters in MMA

    I've heard of Moti Horenstein and I wonder if there have ever been any other Krav Maga fighters in Mixed Martial Arts promotions? I know some Krav techniques (eye gouges, small joint control, and other things) aren't sanctioned in MMA matches, but as a fledgling (disclaimer) Kravist I will...
  18. LoneRider

    Differences in the Gracie Jiu Jitsu Schools

    I've been training off and on for six months with the Gracie Barra affiliates in San Diego and Chino Hills whenever I have time off at Fort Irwin (in California's Mojave Desert) and I've enjoyed my experience so far. I'm curious is there any substantial differences between Gracie Barra and the...
  19. LoneRider

    Sergeant tracked 'kills' with skull tattoos, military reports show

    I wonder where the guys' PL and PSG or heck even their CO and 1SG were at the time(s) of a lot of these incidents.
  20. LoneRider

    Connecticut Home Invasion

    Make the bastards mine uranium with minimal protection and let cancer kill them.
  21. LoneRider

    Connecticut Home Invasion

    Society would be better served by those individuals rotting in unmarked graves and being denied even coffins for burial or better still letting scavengers consume their remains. They are human garbage to be disposed of, vermin to be killed. Perhaps sentence them to hard and hazardous labor in...
  22. LoneRider

    Connecticut Home Invasion

    What of those who beyond a shadow of a doubt murdered/tortured/raped innocent people? The survivors of those murdered deserve justice. Why let that individual live when it is clear his life should be forfeit? There is an option of life imprisonement that juries can seek - but in cases like...
  23. LoneRider

    Our system failed again! Poway teen raped and murdered!

    I'd say shoot the incompetent judge with a firing squad for allowing this travesty to occur.
  24. LoneRider

    An Interesting Fitness Insight

    I recall having seen heard of a book called Age is Just a Number written by Dara Torres and I've seen and heard of many older martial artists defeating younger and stronger opponents in contests on both the fields of battle and the field of competetion.
  25. LoneRider

    Connecticut Home Invasion

    In light of having heard of this recent event - a violent Connecticut home-invasion, rape and homicide - I wonder what opinions people had regarding the death penalty and crime and punishment in general. I was honestly horrified and sickened by the account of this and what the family had to...
  26. LoneRider

    An Interesting Fitness Insight

    While not a body builder type - I prefer functional fitness over looks any day of the week. In terms of raw strength I'm far stronger than my 22 or 19 year old selves though a bit slower. I'm comfortable with having a slightly slower PT Test run time (2 miles in 15:00 flat) as long as I have...
  27. LoneRider

    Karen Traviss' Star Wars Books

    I've recently read through Karen Traviss' Republic and Imperial Commando series and as a military man and a student of military history they struck a chord with me. I can definitely see her background with the British Territorial Army and Royal Navy really stands out in the language of the...
  28. LoneRider

    Tribute to the Cavalry

    That vid and song make me proud to be a Cavalryman and having two tours with Cavalry units.
  29. LoneRider

    Teens And Sex

    To answer your question: Yes. I went to Catholic School for well over half of my primary and secondary educational years (1993 to 2001). It started in the 5th Grade for me and it coincided with some age appropriate talk with my parents regarding sex. They segregated the male and female students...
  30. LoneRider

    Teens And Sex

    Devil's advocate here: but what if the parents are incompetent or of questionable morality?
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