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  1. Zoran

    Suriving a street brawl

    On a side note about the video, the security there was terrible and made all kinds of mistakes that put them in harms way. The way they went about it, may as well got out of the way and let it proceed till they got tired or knocked out.
  2. Zoran

    Renzo Gracie live tweets through an attempted mugging

    Well, now he did an interview about it.
  3. Zoran

    Belt whipping to end a Black Belt grading!!

    Oh I am sure some would consider it a good time. As a matter of fact, when I worked at a "Gentleman's Club", I new at least half a dozen people that would have considered that a good time. After 5 years in that place, there are things I wish I could forget.
  4. Zoran

    Renzo Gracie live tweets through an attempted mugging

    My thoughts too. I come from the school of "keep your trap shut". Hope it doesn't turn ugly for him. Sent from my DROIDX using Tapatalk 2
  5. Zoran

    Renzo Gracie live tweets through an attempted mugging

    Not sure how old this is or if it was posted already. Should open some discussion. http://www.mixedmartialarts.com/news/420892/Renzo-Gracie-live-tweets-through-an-attempted-mugging/
  6. Zoran

    Belt whipping to end a Black Belt grading!!

    Wow! Controversy over being whipped by a piece of cloth that is really soft to begin with?!? I was at a Kajukenbo school that included being whipped by the new belt you achieved. Seriously, it was nothing. I have also trained in a Parker Kenpo school that included the kick to the gut, a lot...
  7. Zoran

    Who "Owns" the Material?

    As far as I am concerned, you learn it, it is yours to do with as you choose and accept all the benefits and consequences that comes with it. This whole "you can't teach what I taught you", regardless of the medium it was learned form, is just silly. As to others that are mad and leveling...
  8. Zoran

    Bottom of the Well

    Mr. White, I would say this was more prevalent before the internet than it is now. Back in the day, many took what their instructor told them as truth and law. Now it is so easy to get comparative data, this sort of behavior is more easily exposed. Of course, it still happens. Ego, politics or...
  9. Zoran

    Favorite Bouncer Escort to Door Techs

    Bouncers only keep weapons for when it becomes life and death. Since physical escorts opens you up for legal action, using anything that may be considered a weapon may be enough to the LEO to decide to arrest you. Just as broken limbs, black eyes, broken nose, and etc. I kicked out this one...
  10. Zoran

    Favorite Bouncer Escort to Door Techs

    Used to use that until I had to release a guy before I broke his wrist. He just wasn't feeling the pain and may have been on more than alcohol. Since everyone needs to breathe, I opted for a choke/sleeper as a goto.
  11. Zoran

    Martial Frankensteins...why the hate?

    Same here. Especially when doing attacks, like club attack.
  12. Zoran

    Martial Frankensteins...why the hate?

    Some want to be Dr. Frankenstein except when they try to create Frankenstein's Monster, they come up with what looks like a multicolored Play-Doh project done by a 5 year old.
  13. Zoran

    The Professor Schoolin Razzle Dazzle - Lone Kimono

    Ras would not have all the problems if he would stop the bashing. Then again, he would never get the attention he gets now, which I believe is the true reason for the bashing.
  14. Zoran

    Debut of Christian Kempo!

    Good for you. Seriously, Christian groups are for Christians that want a Christian atmosphere. It is not about if you like it, it is about relating with like minded people. Not my cup of tea either, for martial arts, but I will defend their rights to yell Amen instead of Kia any given day...
  15. Zoran

    Prof Cerio and Kempo

    He still looks better the most of the modern day kenpo youtube videos. Milt, your right, it is meant as a teaser.
  16. Zoran

    The Professor Schoolin Razzle Dazzle - Lone Kimono

    Well, both Clyde (professor) and Ras (razzle dazzle) are banned members but this is worth a look and discussion. Posted on KT originally. Clyde's video Which is a rebuttal to Ras' below.
  17. Zoran

    Debut of Christian Kempo!

    Well then, I will mark the day and time on my calendar and am thinking of getting a tattoo to commemorate the day. :D P.S. Just joking, don't kill me in September. ;)
  18. Zoran

    Debut of Christian Kempo!

    Very well but a word of caution, "attacker error" should be a part of the equation. Sometimes newer practitioners can be a better measure of what one may encounter than a trained black belt.
  19. Zoran

    Debut of Christian Kempo!

    Hello Chris, I am assuming you are up for some constructive critique. Obscure Kimono: It appears to be a more realistic push followed by a pull-punch combo. First, I applaud on the more realistic attack. Second, reviewing the video I will have to say it will be likely that you will get hit if...
  20. Zoran

    Club Defense: Kenpo And Non Kenpo

    Lack of critical distance and realistic attack. One thing we did a couple of decades ago is use a padded stick to test our techs. We pretty much failed miserably and often found ourselves eating it. A lot of it had to do with critical distance. If the person did not need to step in to hit you...
  21. Zoran

    White Tiger Kenpo Fighting - Video

    I probably posted this somewhere else before this section of the forum was around. This was a part of a video for the 40 years in the martial arts celebration for my instructor, Tom Saviano. Not instructional but fun to watch. I am in there a couple of times at 0:12 and 1:44.
  22. Zoran

    I knew a man.

    I do know who you speak of but I never knew him. However, I have known at least 2 others personally in the martial arts that have been convicted of such crimes. One that was guilty as sin the other may be more guilty of stupidity rather than the actual charge. It sometimes seems I can't go a...
  23. Zoran

    Qin Na, Throwing and San shou demonstration

    Thanks I'll check it out. Sent from my DROIDX using Tapatalk 2
  24. Zoran

    Qin Na, Throwing and San shou demonstration

    Any decent video someone can point me to? Always been interesting about the art.
  25. Zoran

    The Knowledge Barrier

    Of course it does. You will find that it is much easier to change a part of your life, in this case martial arts, then to try to change yourself in all aspects of your life. Once that smaller part of your whole self changes, it tends to have a domino effect. Just as negative thoughts and...
  26. Zoran

    The Knowledge Barrier

    When gathering information, knowledge, and generally trying to achieve a greater understanding, objectivity should be used first so the new information is not colored by personal bias. Once that step is complete, then adding personal feeling and interpretation is fine. I do not advocate removing...
  27. Zoran

    Texas Dad Beats His Daughters Molester to Death

    Funny thing is before I was a father, if I found myself in the situation with someone else's little girl, I would probably give the guy a pretty damned good beating but I am sure I would have the presence of mind to stop before he died. Prison being my motivating factor to stopping but not a...
  28. Zoran

    The Knowledge Barrier

    Please note that nowhere in my original post is there anything about adopting or accepting an idea or method, only the process of objectivity. To the traditionalist's argument that it may not fit into the cohesive whole of the system, I do believe things like that should be considered on a case...
  29. Zoran

    The Knowledge Barrier

    Absolutely. Let me take a personal example on being objective. In the primary system I am involved in, there is a large focus on hitting power. What I have learned through the years is that what feels right or strong may not be the most effective method of striking (I tend to divide things in...
  30. Zoran

    The Knowledge Barrier

    It is not about any specific idea you may feel has merit or doesn't. It is about a way of thinking that allows you to question your own beliefs as well as those of others. It is being able to come to conclusions NOT based on feelings and personal interpretations.
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