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    I changed my "Primary Style" descriptor

    Since my post count is so low, nobody remembers I used to have "SBG JKD" listed as the primary style. Why have I changed it to "SBG MMA"?

    Because in six months of training at the HardCore Gym (a Straight Blast Gym), I've never, ever heard any of my instructors use the terms "JKD" or "Jeet Kune Do." The only reason I used "SBG JKD" in my "Primary Style" descriptor is because Matt Thornton's "Functional Jeet Kune Do" videotape series really made an impression on me, and because the SBG guys used to hang out on the MMA.TV Jeet Kune Do subforum (now they've been given a subforum of their own).

    Now, though, I've met and trained with some JKD guys, and what they do really doesn't look like what I do. Strong-side forward, pendelum step, compound trapping, straight blast . . . it's just *different*. What I do looks more like what those guys in the UFC do. So I changed my style descriptor to "SBG MMA."

    [Side note: Oh, yeah, the Straight Blast Gym doesn't teach the straight blast anymore. Not, at least, like Matt Thornton taught it in FJKD1. They use a "boxing blast" of alternating crosses while moving forward. How long has it been like this? I asked Forrest Griffin, who's been training since fall '99 (I think), and he said he'd never done the "straight blast." Quote: "I never would have gone to a school that tried to teach me to do some crazy rolling punch." Somehow, I find it refreshing that an internationally-known organization would jettison their signature technique because they found it wasn't as effective as something else.]

    Yes, I've read the _Tao of Jeet Kune Do_. What we practice seems more in line with the "heart" of what Bruce Lee taught than what some other "JKD" guys teach. Know what? I don't really care. I'm not going to argue over a name; I'm not going to idolize Bruce Lee or try to "reclaim the heart of his true teachings" or whatever. I'm leaving the boat now that I've crossed the stream.

    I train in a Straight Blast Gym. I do Mixed Martial Arts.

    Thank you.

    TheProfessor

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    "Your" "extreme" "use" "of" "quotation" "marks" "angers" "me"
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    you actually think anyone gives a ****?

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    This is a better post then that kid with the Redbull addiction.'Professor' if you are happy and enjoying your school, then keep at it.

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    I'm speechless.

    That was... amazing.

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    Since my post count is so low, nobody remembers I used to have "SBG JKD" listed as the primary style.
    Since you already knew the above, I think you really just wanted to talk about the changes at SBG, which is cool, nothing wrong with that.

    But tying it in to discussing your listed style and the need to change it after 5 posts is just inviting people to flame the **** out of you.
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    I made a poopie. It was mostly "burnt sienna" in color, with some "raw umber" patches, and the "length" averaged 4.5". The smell was not overwhelming, but "heady", with a "hint of oak." No "corn" was present. Just thought I'd "share." :evil:

    Sorry man, don't take it personally. Just couldn't resist. :lol:

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    Whatever it is he professors must be really boring if he makes a five-paragraph essay about changing his style field.

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    I'm anxiously awaiting his graduate thesis on changing his underwear.
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    You're a scrapper, I like that."-Ronin69

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    Changing your underwear has deep metaphysical ramifications.

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