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  1. DKJr is offline
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    Fasten your seat belts, and prepare for lift off

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sapphire View Post
    Lol, Looks like i'm joined by another "woman, metrosexual man, or a ****** from the Jersey shore" on this thread. Welcome my friend ;)
    We prefer the term "Modern Gentleman" Metro sounds degrading.
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    北斗十字固拳

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     Style: Judo

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    2 Judo, plus my old TKD (independent) gi. One judogi is single weave white and the other is double weave blue.
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     Style: Aikido / FMA / Krotty

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    I have 4 Gi's. One (a Judo Olympic Gold thingy from Blitz) is so thick it can literally stand up on it's own. Being of slight build, I look like Earthworm Jim when I'm wearing it.



    Sadly, I have to confess, I also bought two pairs of white Magic Pants in a sale. I had no need of one white hakama, never mind two, but at 5 each that seemed a bargain.

    I have tie-died one of them urban-camouflage colours, which looks funny as hell.

    We had an informal bit of competition a few years back where students were seeing who could turn up in the most offensively coloured aiki-gear. One guy pin-striped his entire Hakama with a straight-edge and a marker pen.


    When life gives you lemons... BLOOD FOR THE BLOOD GOD!!

    "what's the best thing about aikido then?"
    "To be defeated by your enemies, to be driven by them from the field of battle, and to hear the lamentations of your women." ermghoti
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    12/08/2010 11:11am


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    Quote Originally Posted by Tuck Fapping View Post
    BRO.

    Gi's are for chumps. Seriously bros, like how often are you gonna be wearing a gi on the street? How is that gonna help you in the cage?
    Bro. Eddie Bravo already exhausted this argument, and at least he's stoned and instigates Ultimate Ass threads on the UG. He also wears gi pants, knee pads, and ankle sleeves.

    A gi is simply non-tearable clothes. How often on "th3 str33t" are you walking around naked, or with no shirt, shoes, and those little "Vitamins & Minerals" stretchy shorts?

    Pop quiz. Can you get choked out by your t-shirt? Answer - ask Chris Heuter. Or the guy that started **** with Jeff Glover in the park.

    How does it help in the cage? Ground work with a gi helps you learn to protect your neck, and with multiple handholds that aren't there otherwise helps certain scenarios be more technical, like advancing position. There are disadvantages in other areas, like holding position, and submissions. With some of the funkier non-useful in self-defense positions like spider guard, you learn to be more mobile with your hips, and other fundamental moves that involve moving around another opponent on the ground. It helps build more grip strength, and grappling strength in technically more sound positions. A hard match in gi can burn you out strength wise quicker than a hard match in no gi - that will burn you out in the scramble.

    I recommend a healthy diet of both.
  5. PointyShinyBurn is online now
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    Gnarly King of Half-Guard

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    Posted On:
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    Quote Originally Posted by chingythingy View Post
    Or the guy that started **** with Jeff Glover in the park.
    Sounds like an entertaining anecdote. Please continue.
  6. Ignorami is offline
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     Style: Aikido / FMA / Krotty

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    Quote Originally Posted by chingythingy View Post
    A gi is simply non-tearable clothes. How often on "th3 str33t" are you walking around naked, or with no shirt, shoes, and those little "Vitamins & Minerals" stretchy shorts?
    If you want honest answers, you could probably fill a whole separate thread in this place.
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    When life gives you lemons... BLOOD FOR THE BLOOD GOD!!

    "what's the best thing about aikido then?"
    "To be defeated by your enemies, to be driven by them from the field of battle, and to hear the lamentations of your women." ermghoti
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    Posted On:
    12/08/2010 12:11pm

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     Style: Kyokushinkai / Kajukenbo

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    Univeral Kempo black which by school rules I can't use anywhere else.

    Plain black heavy for anywhere.

    Heavy (12oz?) old Kyokushin white frayed.

    Light black Riverside Martial Arts.

    Light beat up old white with old Karate patch

    Too small black Kajukenbo with trad patch

    I could go on, I'm afraid...
    "Preparing mentally, the most important thing is, if you aren't doing it for the love of it, then don't do it." - Benny Urquidez
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