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  1. LordOfWu

    How important is the MA element in all action films

    I am a fan of Hong Kong style kung fu movies, I like the wire work and seeing stuff that is physically impossible. I also like very realistic movies where you can see techniques that work, and that are well filmed to be realistic. Movies to me are a chance to suspend reality for a couple of...
  2. LordOfWu

    What is it with kung fu movies...

    Interesting, I do know what is real and not, and I absolutely love the Hong Kong genre of Kung Fu movies! I am not watching a movie to learn techniques, I am being entertained. I am being shown something very clearly not in the realm of reality, because movies are an escape from reality. If I...
  3. LordOfWu

    Can I get a refund?

    At the school I go to if you choose more than month to month (which is an option) you get the opportunity to have 1 month in 12 where you can request to skip if you are going to miss a significant portion of that month. The reality is that stuff happens, and sometimes in the school (like...
  4. LordOfWu

    Tito Ortiz resigns with the UFC?

    Guys, read to the bottom of the article...April Fools joke! Seriously, Jenna as a ring girl as part of the deal?!? C'mon!
  5. LordOfWu

    I'm curious. Why do people study more than Martial Art.

    I have trained with Dave in the past, he is great! I used to train at Impact Karate, not sure if you've ever had the opportunity to train w/ Joe Cooper when he's been down there, but he was our head instructor.
  6. LordOfWu

    I'm curious. Why do people study more than Martial Art.

    I'm only posting because my reasoning was a little different. I started with a mixed style of TKD, Kenpo, and some jiu jitsu. I love the school and the instructors, but when I moved across town I couldn't make classes. I tries some schools with similar skill sets, but decided I wanted to...
  7. LordOfWu

    An odd conversation with my 1st instructor

    That's a great story, you should be proud! I also know a lot of guys who have given up, it's fantastic that you stayed with it for that long.
  8. LordOfWu

    UFC: BJ penn vs. Kenny Florian at UFC 101 in Philadelphia on August 8

    Wow, Shinya Aoki is the #1 rated lightweight...that's interesting, and a little surprising...he's clearly very good, but they are giving a lot of weight to Dream, which is a fairly new promotion.
  9. LordOfWu

    Dana tells his countrymen that the Brits 'are coming to kill you!'

    I think it would be great if there wasn't a bunch of drama, but realistically they will be put in situations to generate it, because that's what people expect from reality tv. I mostly hope that the fights are great enough to draw some of the attention away.
  10. LordOfWu

    What are your thoughts on Kimbo Slice

    I completely agree, Kimbo made the most of his shot at stardom and money, and was thoroughly set up and taken advantage of by an unscrupulous promotion. He was never a highly skilled MMAist, more of a tough guy...and in the end a tough guy with a weak chin.
  11. LordOfWu


    I have a pair, ugly as sin but they are sure comfortable, and easy. I often wear them to and from the JJ school because I can slip them on and off. My kids have them, and they love them, and I like that they can slip them on and off on their own.
  12. LordOfWu

    Bully beat down

    Hadn't heard of the show until this thread, went out and did a quick search on it...I'll dvr it and check it out. It sounds interesting, and nothing like what I originally thought when it was described. It looks like a combination of a tough man/bully thing, give them a shot to see if they are...
  13. LordOfWu

    Glass Company Owner Slingshots MA Studio - Caught by Students

    Wow, I know times are tough, but seriously? And chosing to go after a MA school, doesn't seem the smartest.
  14. LordOfWu

    BJJ Banter Thread

    Tonight was working from knee on belly and then taking the back from 3/4 mount. Good workout, but my wrist is hurting so I didn't have the focus I like to have. After that I rolled with the biggest guy in the room, a blue belt, I feel like I just keep getting more calm each time I roll, so I...
  15. LordOfWu

    Bullying in BJJ.

    I just started bjj last summer at the ripe young age of 35. I have never felt bullied, harrassed, beat up, or anything else he described. At our school we are all trying to get better and help each other get better. I was thoroughly beaten (fairly and with no additional zeal than I would...
  16. LordOfWu

    Back to the Vaseline...

    Wow, his mom...I don't really know what to say to that...I mean, really, his mom...geez
  17. LordOfWu

    Britains First Female MMA Referee

    Very cool! Nice job! That looks like a very small cage...
  18. LordOfWu

    BJJ Banter Thread

    You guys should know that I will just keep posting here, whether you join in or not, so you may as well (thanks to those who have participated) :D Tonight, awesome! Worked on taking the back and then finishing. Areas I struggle in, so it was great to continue to work those drills and...
  19. LordOfWu

    First real Muay Thai fight.

    Jarrod, too bad to hear about the knee, hopefully you can recover soon and get a fight in. Chuck, nice win! You looked good in there! Always good to to see the shorter fighter kick some a$$ (says the guy who's 5'8")! Good one!
  20. LordOfWu

    BJJ Banter Thread

    Tonight had another great workout working on judo style throws and take downs. Worked a couple of ankle picks and hip throws before moving on into live training. Once in live training, got my back side handed to me by a much smaller blue belt who I used to be a lot more even with. Very good...
  21. LordOfWu

    Not to stir the pot, but...

    I'll throw my completely unqualified and probably wrong opinion in here, but in a sense I like it because bjj takes a different approach than most TMA in promotion. Unlike TKD or Kenpo (the two I am familiar with so I'll stick to those) bjj does not in general test and promote students based on...
  22. LordOfWu

    Question for you TKD guy's

    Not a recommendation, just a word of encouragement. I was training a mixed style that my instructor created his own name for (didn't realize folks would see that in a negative light...not sure I understand why but it never bothered me) where the two primary styles they taught were TKD and...
  23. LordOfWu

    Is there such a thing as too much respect?

    I think you are doing the appropriate thing, you are showing respect for the position and for the effort that went into getting that position. From there you show respect to the person once you get to know them. Now, I study BJJ and all we ever call anyone is by their first name, so it makes...
  24. LordOfWu

    BJJ Banter Thread

    Good night tonight, working on defending and passing open guard, and attacking the straight ankle lock with really good technique, good night!
  25. LordOfWu

    Challenging the dojang instructor

    That's the impression I was getting. I would assume then that you would just notify your instructor and let him deal with it. I am curious, would you think less of your instructor if he just turned him away at the door? I am truly curious, and in no way would judge on your response. In the...
  26. LordOfWu

    Challenging the dojang instructor

    I am curious where you are located, I agree with many of the posters as far as how MA is treated in the US, but I'm not sure it's the same in other countries. I know in the BJJ world, especially in Brazil, challenge matches in the school are not uncommon. I don't know about the attitude and...
  27. LordOfWu

    Gracie Academy Online Training and Testing?

    Sadly it's not a live sparring session in front of a Gracie instructor: "upload your belt qualification videos when it comes time to test. By viewing each of the belt qualification videos you submit, we will be able to determine your eligibility for promotion and monitor your progress through...
  28. LordOfWu

    My thoughts on UFC 96

    One small correction, Matt Hamill's knock out was a kick, not a punch, and I think it was more unexpected than lucky...but I agree, he didn't look terribly sharp. The Pete Sell fight was some of the worst reffing I can remember in UFC, and there should be some consequences for that. I completely...
  29. LordOfWu

    MMA: Ken Shamrock tests positive, bout with Lashley uncertain

    The only thing surprising here is that anyone cared enough about anything Ken is doing now to actually report it.
  30. LordOfWu

    BJJ Banter Thread

    We went into an omoplata, the guy counters by rolling before you get a hand over the back, you put the leg across, grab the arm as he rolls into you and go right into another omoplata. This time he tries to turn square to you and you pull the arm across, lock in the leg over the back of the...