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  1. Gweilo

    Is this disrespectful to other linages

    I read this article, about Kron Gracies gym, banning black belts from other bjj linages, from wearing their black belt if visiting his gym, I just thought that was a bit disrespectful to other bjj schools, almost arrogant. Instructor Explains Reasoning on Why Visiting Black Belts Cant Wear...
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    Every second counts

    I remember this event in the Tokyo olympics, and felt for this young man, and the lesson he learnt about not taking anything for granted, use every second. An inspiring video
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    USA trip 2020

    Just confirmed, I have a 5 week trip stateside in September 2020, starts in Boston, then a few days in Toronto (Yes I know thats Canada), on to Seattle, down to LA, over to Dallas, then a stop off in wv for some fried chicken on waffles and Jalapeno corn bread (highlight of the trip), then on to...
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    Wilder v Fury 2

    Anybody willing to predict tonights fight? We always get the hype before a big bout, and sometimes the fight itself fizzles out to a cagey drawnout affair. I hope tonight, these 2 fighters go at it hammer and tong, of course being British, I will be routing for Fury, but I think his bravado...
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    Learning to take strikes

    Whilst I am all for learning to absorb strikes, by taking them, but the video in the link is not how its done, the 2 adults (especially the male), is a clear indication of not how to do it, with a child student. Opinions, and does anyone know these clowns. Log In or Sign Up to View
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    Jim Thomas
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    Situational awarness

    Situational awarness came up in another thread, some people think its a valuable tool, others not so valuable, and I was wondering the forums opinions on it. I myself beleive it is a very valuable tool, we even have drills in Systema to enhance such a skill. A little while back Bill mattocks...
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    Control of ones movement

    Control of oneself Peter Ingram
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    Virginia to ban all forms of self defense

    Just read this on FB, so dont know if its true, I thought the right to bear arms, and protect oneself and family was part of the American constitution?. Can one of our American collegues confirm if this is true, or just a load of FB trash. Virginia to Outlaw All forms of Self Defense - The Self...
  10. Gweilo

    Question on martial artists

    When in your opinion, can someone call themselves a martial artist? It was a question asked in last night's class, when we have a discussion at the end, I never really thought about it much, but the answers were diverse.
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    Are modern arts, no longer martial

    I found this, whilst browsing the net, interesting read, not sure I completely agree with this guy, but some of his points have merit, see what you think, are Modern arts no longer martial. To Kill a Martial Art
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    Just created a new sandwich

    I just created a new sandwich, and it was very nice, give it a go, Marmite and bird eye chilli's.
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    Martial arts sayings or proverbs

    I read a martial art saying from a top instructor ,of an art I train in, I wanted to share it with you, and ask if you have any, that may have inspired, encouraged, or been thought provoking. " every one you train with, is your instructor, those who wish to beat you up, are your best...
  14. Gweilo

    Big congrats buddy

    Just a quick congratulations to my friend Julio Cesar Splinter Moraes, on becoming bi champion
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    Today I bought one of my dream cars

    Today I was able to purchase one of my top 10 cars, the space on this post is not wide enough for a pic cycle of the smile on my face.
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    Martial arts as defense on the streets

    I have recently read that there are those who believe martial arts are ineffective in a street fight, myself, I do not believe this to be the case, yes it depends on the individual, but every little helps I say, anyhow, found this interesting video on line, and thought I would share it with...
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    Gracie bjj movie

    Found the following on me facebook timeline today, thought it maybe of interest to the bjj community, Netflix has commitioned a movie on the family. Log In or Sign Up to View
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    Systema a discussion

    Systema, is not well received in the MA world, that's fine with me, but I thought I would start a discussion about it, first of all I am a practioner, not an instructor, I have attained 3rd Dan in two other arts, and have no commercial gain by talking about Systema. So what is Systema, it is a...
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    Is there anybody there

    Just reading the dates on the posts, are there any Systema practioner still on the forum?
  20. Gweilo

    Traditional v modern

    My 1st real post on MT (please be gentle), having studied MA since the early 80s, There has been a lot of trends come and go. I have trained in 2 traditional styles, and am currently studying a modern system. I know MA are adapting new styles, new technologies, better nutrition, but recently I...
  21. Gweilo

    Introducing myself

    Good afternoon, newbie to MT, I live in the u.k, in my past I have trained in Bujinkan Ninjutsu, Traditional Hapkido (3rd Dan in both), now studying Systema. I look forward to many discussions.