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  1. Brian R. VanCise

    New Essay: The Curious Relationship Between Naginatajutsu & Kusarigamajutsu

    Thanks for posting a link to your new essay!
  2. Brian R. VanCise

    Getting back into Martial Arts and thinking about Jeet Kune Do

    Give Keet Kune Do a try and see if it works for you!
  3. Brian R. VanCise

    Greetings from South Carolina, USA

    Welcome to Martialtalk!
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    New member

    Welcome to Martialtalk!
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    Hi guys!

    Welcome to MartialTalk!
  6. Brian R. VanCise

    In these strange times....

    Stay safe everyone.
  7. Brian R. VanCise

    Wow Conor

    Great fight and very dramatic finish!
  8. Brian R. VanCise

    Things have changed on MT....

    Xue you will be missed!
  9. Brian R. VanCise

    I've missed this place

    Welcome back!
  10. Brian R. VanCise

    Am I caring about others too much?

    Back in the day this would never happen. No athletic guy would come in and dominate blue belts or be even with purple belts. However, we have seen in my opinion an erosion of the quality of the belt levels in recent years in BJJ particularly at the lower levels. This is what happens when more...
  11. Brian R. VanCise

    Introducing Myself

    Welcome to MartialTalk!
  12. Brian R. VanCise

    Aikido knee pads?

    Asics wrestling knee sleeve with gel pad are great...
  13. Brian R. VanCise

    How Fast Bruce Lee Progressed In The Martial Arts

    I think we all have to look at the stories surrounding Bruce Lee with skepticism. Just like we would any other person. We also need to take into account what someone telling the story gains as well by having trained with Bruce Lee. Was he good? Was he great? Was he just okay? All we know...
  14. Brian R. VanCise

    Would this work?

    Okay, this as Tony say's is a pretty low percentage move but it does work. Personally being in law enforcement I do not like anything where I am on my back for a finishing technique and if someone was really adrenalized or on drugs I am pretty sure they would just continue on and that is why I...
  15. Brian R. VanCise

    What is a BJJ belt test like?

    I never tested in BJJ. I was simply rolling and holding my own or beating an upper rank and then they gave me a belt. For instance, one time I was rolling with two pro fighters back to back and holding my own with one and beating the other and they gave me a belt afterwards.
  16. Brian R. VanCise

    Hi everyone

    Welcome to MartialTalk!
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    Asking Sensei to be paid?

    This is one of the on going problems with many commercial martial arts schools where an instructor literally stops teaching his higher belts and relies on them to teach his classes more and more. It is a shame but many times the instructor has nothing left to teach the advanced student!
  18. Brian R. VanCise

    "Every cop should learn BJj" Do you agree?

    This was a great song for a walk out!
  19. Brian R. VanCise

    Hi to all from Ireland

    Welcome to MartialTalk!
  20. Brian R. VanCise

    Recording yourself teaching

    I record all of the seminars I do and some special classes as well. I utilize multiple video cameras and a boom mike that captures audio really well. Recording yourself is eye opening and can really help you improve your teaching skills!
  21. Brian R. VanCise

    Shooting stance

    I'm a Firearms Instructor and also a Law Enforcement Firearms instructor for my departments academy. When I am running the range and people already come with training I do not try to adjust their stance but instead work on the other fundamentals such as grip, sight alignment, sight picture...
  22. Brian R. VanCise

    hello from Oklahoma

    Welcome to MartialTalk and congratulations!
  23. Brian R. VanCise

    Handmade Hickory Eku

    Beautiful job!
  24. Brian R. VanCise

    Hey there!

    Welcome to MartialTalk!
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    Hi guys!

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  26. Brian R. VanCise

    Thoughts on Attending a Seminar?

    Like Tony and other's I really enjoy attending seminar's. I love seeing how other people move, their interpretation of their Martial Science and the general comradery of other martial practitioner's. I love teaching them as well and passing along the skills I have learned throughout the years...
  27. Brian R. VanCise

    Kettebells for strength

    Of course starting with a sensible weight is the normal and smart thing to do as well as the recommended way by everyone. Yet, kettlebell movement as you move up in weight due to the nature of the movement of a round weight will place some stress on your wrist even though you are of course...
  28. Brian R. VanCise

    Hi everyone!

    Welcome to MartialTalk!