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  1. James Kovacich

    Global warming dials up our risks, UN report says

    True, and that's because if we don't accept the low wages American offer us, they ship the jobs over seas to people who will accept them. I've experienced this 1st hand. Been outsourced 3 times. The 1st was way back in 1984. Sent from my DROID3 using Tapatalk 2
  2. James Kovacich

    Global warming dials up our risks, UN report says

    True but we are possibly making it worse. If not, thhen why not just throw out all environmental laws? We don't need them. Sent from my DROID3 using Tapatalk 2
  3. James Kovacich

    JKD: Minimum Curriculum?

    It is if it's the simplest, most direct movements. Also, if your just using a technique or sequence from another source, your not really flowing from one art to another. Sent from my DROID3 using Tapatalk 2
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    Global warming dials up our risks, UN report says

    I've been thinking the same thing. But our planet was pure and unpolluted, now it is damaged by man. My reasoning is the natural occurring cycles will be worse, not better, because of mans negligence. Sent from my DROID3 using Tapatalk 2
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    American Doomsday: Climate Change?

    Miami won't "ADAPT" to the rising sea! Sent from my DROID3 using Tapatalk 2
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    American Doomsday: Climate Change?

    Good news we can adapt to the rising sea level. Please tell that to Miami! Sent from my DROID3 using Tapatalk 2
  7. James Kovacich

    Global warming dials up our risks, UN report says

    That is true, we also had an ice age. But it scares that so many would discount what the majority of the world is saying. The bottom line, they are telling us to take care of our planet... Sent from my DROID3 using Tapatalk 2
  8. James Kovacich

    "Creating" your "own" art?

    If they left the school, there's nothing wrong with teaching before reaching instructor level as long as they don't falsely claim they were promoted to instructor. I taught as a brown belt, but not to open a school, it was about training people to be my training partners. Sent from my DROID3...
  9. James Kovacich

    Eddie Bravo vs Royler Gracie

    If it wasn't submission only, Eddie would of won, he really took it to Royler. But you have to give Royler some respect too, he got out of some really bad positions. At age 48, he's still great. Sent from my DROID3 using Tapatalk 2
  10. James Kovacich

    "Creating" your "own" art?

    So it sounds like you know a lot of people who have created there own arts. I've never met anyone who created an art after 30-60 days exposure to their arts. Sounds like young inexperienced martial artists to me...in any case, anybody can create anything...it's meaningless outside their school...
  11. James Kovacich

    Don't Overlook "Competitive" Martial Arts

    The foot is raised on purpose. Sent from my DROID3 using Tapatalk 2
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    Don't Overlook "Competitive" Martial Arts

    Correct, SOME MMA training does not directly translate to self defense BUT that can be said for all martial arts on the planet...if a new student came to me and asked me to teach him self defense that he could use quickly. I would teach him full contact jabs, crosses, hook, elbows, low body...
  13. James Kovacich

    Holding bricks when you punch

    Back in the '70's I used to ride the bart to SF and we would visit his school to look at his supplie for sale which we had no money for. I think it was California St. That street somehow comes to mind. Sent from my DROID3 using Tapatalk 2
  14. James Kovacich

    Holding bricks when you punch

    No just beliefs. I'm stating the obvious. I doubt very highly that "most" boxers rely on weights for striking power. Sent from my DROID3 using Tapatalk 2
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    Holding bricks when you punch

    Boxing aside, most fighters train to do way more than just striking which may or may not call for the weight training. I would not go as far to say that most boxers who are the purist of strikers, rely on weights. Sent from my DROID3 using Tapatalk 2
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    Holding bricks when you punch

    Fair enough but the grip of the brick vs the tiny dumbell is totally differant and that makes a differance and in my initial post I stated 1 to 3lb dumbells were better than bricks. Although it looked like Floyd did go a little higher than 3lbs. Sent from my DROID3 using Tapatalk 2
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    Holding bricks when you punch

    Gloves are usually 1lb max, not in the same category as using bricks. Sent from my DROID3 using Tapatalk 2
  18. James Kovacich

    Holding bricks when you punch

    I haven't seen anyone develop punching power with weights. Sent from my DROID3 using Tapatalk 2
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    Holding bricks when you punch

    Bricks are to heavy and develop the wrong muscle fibers,. The necesary smaller muscle fibers go undertrained and will more prone to injury. Light dumbells, 1 to 3 lb max is better. 3lbs is almost stretching it. 1lb weighted gloves do a go job. Sent from my DROID3 using Tapatalk 2
  20. James Kovacich

    Move your front foot first or move your back foot first?

    It depends on where you are stepping. If you were stepping backward, you would be clumsy stepping with your front foot 1st, so that means you must step with your back foot 1st. Stepping to the side (with left lead), stepping to the right you would lead with your rear foot, if you stepped with...
  21. James Kovacich

    Why do you think it took bjj/grappling/wrestling so long to be recognized..

    I hope your joking...as least as far as your usage of the word "all." Sent from my DROID3 using Tapatalk 2
  22. James Kovacich

    Sr. Grandmaster Edward B. Sell

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  23. James Kovacich

    Bjj gi size.

    If your buying a Gracie Academy gi, don't waste your time with their $90+ starter uniform. It is "truly" a starter uniform. The top is "low end" lightweight and the pants are paper thin. Spend the extra $ and get a gi that will take the punishment it is going going through. You'll spend roughly...
  24. James Kovacich

    Most highly anticipated martial arts book ever?

    http://metamoris.com/event-info They have a full card of fights starting at 4pm on 3/29/14. Sent from my DROID3 using Tapatalk 2
  25. James Kovacich

    Most highly anticipated martial arts book ever?

    March 29th, Eddie Bravo and Royler Gracie streaming live on the web. Eddie previously beat Royler by triangle choke. Sent from my DROID3 using Tapatalk 2
  26. James Kovacich

    John Hackleman speaks to Martial Art School Owners

    I respect what he has done and what he has done with his students. I also agree that MMA full contact is as close as you can get to a steet fight without actually being in a streetfight. My reasoning is they train to knockout and not get knocked out. The intensity level is a step up from the...
  27. James Kovacich

    John Hackleman speaks to Martial Art School Owners

    Do you mind elaborating on his ignorance? Sent from my DROID3 using Tapatalk 2
  28. James Kovacich

    John Hackleman speaks to Martial Art School Owners

    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=XgFhcwUJoF4&feature=share&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DXgFhcwUJoF4%26feature%3Dshare Sent from my DROID3 using Tapatalk 2
  29. James Kovacich

    MMA would never work in a real fight.

    I agree that MMA fighters train with extreme intensity while others think they do also but my point I was making is that all arts, styles, methodsetc have both good and bad practitioners and can win or lose. Sent from my DROID3 using Tapatalk 2
  30. James Kovacich

    MMA would never work in a real fight.

    I was about to report that from my local news. The topic is flawed. It's not about the art and all about the fighter. How many people, martial artists included would have **** their pants in that situation...something to think about!
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