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  1. Ronin74

    Optional Clothing Training?

    In regards to the OP, the last group I trained with never had uniforms or belts, and the only times we wore anything that seemed remotely like a uniform were if we did MA demonstrations at public events. So everyone wore regular street clothes, though it was encouraged to wear something we...
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    Thank God for anonymity...

    You've apparently got quite the bug up the ***. All I said was that I was still trying to find the means to contact her.
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    Your ring entrance music

    Sorry, couldn't choose just one. Beatnuts: Watch Out Now or Off The Books M.O.P. : Ante Up Remix with Busta Rhymes, Teflon & Remy Martin Saliva: Ladies & Gentlemen Velvet Revolver: Slither
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    wmv files, mp3 files and drag-drop ... :S

    I'm not sure if it's still available, as I downloaded my copy years ago, but there's a program called MusicMatch Jukebox, which allows you to convert CD tracks to MP3 or WAV files. It was a free download at the time, but like I said, it's been years (I think like 1999)
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    Thank God for anonymity...

    I guess I should mention here that she's sort of got a slight celebrity status. So I had to take the chance of contacting her through the two facebook profiles that had her photo (it looked like there were several more without photos), one of which is probably fake. That's why the contacting...
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    Unusual Uses for Techniques

    I use them to extort money from co-workers... lol, j/k. I once used a palm strike to loosen some coffee grounds stuck in the espresso machine.
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    Thank God for anonymity...

    Nope, that's just my thought process stretched out. That's still part pof the communication issue. I believe I mentioned that her contact info has changed, so reluctantly, I'm trying the facebook route.
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    Thank God for anonymity...

    True. Evaluating the initial pros and cons, as well as estimating strengths, weaknesses and resources is the deciding factor over whether I should go through with this endeavor. However, I still need to be establish some line of communication to get a clear and acurate picture of the scenario.
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    Thank God for anonymity...

    I'm suddenly up to 20 friends, but she's not one of them.
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    Thank God for anonymity...

    Oh wow! I think I just found her. I'm crossing my fingers that she might remember me. Quick Update: There's two profiles using the same photo, and several without photos. :(
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    Thank God for anonymity...

    LOL... I've been ignoring requests to join facebook, but I guess now I have a reason.
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    Thank God for anonymity...

    True, just a bump to the ego, but how to start is a major question.
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    Thank God for anonymity...

    Makes sense, however there's a few details I'm a little unsure about. Like I said, it's been sometime since we've kept in touch- and it was a long-distance communication- and in that time she's changed her # and email address. Plus in the time we've been out of touch, her career's taken off...
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    Thank God for anonymity...

    ... because I never thought I'd ask a question like this. After who-knows-how-many (maybe lamost 10) years of sitting by the sidelines, I decided to take a shot at reconnecting with an old friend, and yes, with the intention of possibly dating her. The problems (or at least two of them) are: Is...
  15. Ronin74

    Has MMA surpassed traditional MA in its effectiveness

    I hope that law goes effective someday... lol
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    Erin Andrews Video? Or Virus?

    I'm with you. I didn't even know who she was until reading this thread. Then again, I'm probably one of the few people to have gotten cable AFTER it went all digital... lol.
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    Fitting FMA into MMA

    I saw a lot of t-shirts and tanktops and even gi pants worn on the first URCC event. Sadly, I think it's because some of them were on the diet we've been discussing.
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    Fitting FMA into MMA

    Here's a clip I just found on youtube of MMA in the Philippines.
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    Fitting FMA into MMA

    Well it will test your alertness once the food coma hits... lol. Going back to the original topic, I invited my family to watch UFC 100 (believe me, I was surprised they all enjoyed it) and my dad and I got to talking about how the fighters do a lot of conditioning drills, like what's shown in...
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    Coward?

    On a sidenote, I used to have one of my best friends punch me in the head when we used to work together. Was that toughness? Definitely not. Mentally unstable? Most likely... lol. As for flinching, you won't get an argument from me about it being natural. It's the body's most instictive...
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    Fitting FMA into MMA

    Yeah, that cooking of rice was almost like a rite of passage into the world of more chores. I know for a fact that I learned how to clean and cook rice before I got into middle school. And lets not get into the use of garlic or soy sauce... lol.
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    Fitting FMA into MMA

    That's it in a nutshell. What's sad is that the FMAs do have arts that specialize in grappling and striking as well as weapons, but the squabbling over the pettiness of who or what group would be the best resource for a particular aspect of the MMA game is what holds us back. I've been out of...
  23. Ronin74

    Legalize it

    As funny as I might have found this response, I'd be lying if I said a part of me didn't agree with you. Referencing my previous post, I don't have anything against it being done in cannabis clubs or in a person's own house, but once it's outside or in a place where it can affect others, then...
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    Fitting FMA into MMA

    I won't even try to compete... lol. To be honest, I never took a liking to adobo, and I grew up with my dad and uncles doing a lot of BBQ-ing (while drinking) or frying, so my skill set would go towards frying fish, lumpia, bananas, or BBQ-ing meat, and of course cooking rice (fried or...
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    Legalize it

    I'm not saying I'm for or against the legalization of marijuana. However, if it were to happen on a grander scale (I'm from San Francisco... lol), I'd hope that there would be restrictions for safety's sake, such as the ones that apply to alcohol, like being drunk in public or driving while...
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    Hip Joint Exercises?

    Thanks guys. I've actually returned to doing a horse stance for helping with my training, and squats are a staple with my strength training, but I'm looking for the exercises that really isolate the hip joint itself. Live True, unfortunately I haven't seen that machine at any of the gyms I've...
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    Fitting FMA into MMA

    That depends. "Man Law" (yes, the concept is becoming more popular... lol) encourages camaraderie at the grill, such as when the designated cook (a position of great prestige I might add) has to take a restroom break. He can choose who tends to the grill temporarily, but whoever is chosen must...
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    Affliction:Trilogy = Fedor vs. Vitor Belfort!!

    That would be interesting, but I think this might go back to that whole idea of teammates not wanting to fight each other. I believe they were both from the Black House team.
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    Fitting FMA into MMA

    Unfortunately, your disclaimer sort of sums it up. I'm not trying to paint us in a negative light, but for the most part, our culture tends to switch gears when it's in a competitive spotlight, and I've been told by my parents, aunts and uncles that Filipinos already tend to be competitive in...
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    Fitting FMA into MMA

    LOL... It ranks up there with an older customer and I talking about 8-tracks, and 20-something co-workers looking at me in confusion. ;)
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