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    Octopussy!

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    Join us... or die
     Style: Striking/Grappling/Poking

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    Read or Die (ROD)

    I don't think you'll die if you don't read it, but it would be good to read it anyway, right? I mean, has reading really ever hurt anybody? Well, not anyone with decent vision ...

    Right, now Q-dot the vicious has not been vicious over the past year, what with the abrupt stopping of Muay Thai training last year and so forth. There is no good MT/Kickboxing/Sanshou out here, no fighting anyway, so I figured I would go for the next closest thing.

    As such, I have been boxing. It turns out I'm not that good at it. I think I used to rely on kicking people in the head or something, and didn't really have any power behind my punches. Also, boxing was just so different. I lost the first two fights narrowly by decision, then won the third one narrowly by decision. I don't think I'll lose too many more though, because I think I'm starting to get competent. Or I may be delusional, I dunno.

    Then a couple days ago I heard of possible MMA fights going on on the island. Like whoa. I could totally kick people in the head again. Of course, my kicking is sure to be rusty, due to all the recent inactivity. So what am I going to do to get myself ready for the possibility of Mixed Martial Combat? I'm going to start my own gym. Right

    So I know I'll need a coach. But **** it, I can't get one. Unless one of you guys knows someone in Jamaica who can coach people for MMA fights, or grappling and so forth.
    Still, the absence of a coach will not hold me back. Me and some dudes are going to get this gym up and running.

    We must give ourselves a fighting chance.

    Which by the way is going to be the name of the gym:

    "The Fighting Chance"

    Oh my word, this is going to be so fucking awesome.


    Anyway, what I need you guys to tell me is what exactly I will need. What will we need to start our own gym?

    Oh, and I'm not fucking around here.
    Quote Originally Posted by Goju - joe
    being a dick with skill is only marginally better than being a dick without skill.
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     Style: Getting less fat

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    Money. You will need money, to buy stuff and a place to put it. Sniff around the local business community and find people who are fans of combat sports. See if they would sponsor a gym.
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     Style: BJJ

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    So do you listen to Bob Marley instead of ACDC at your Gym?
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    Octopussy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sley View Post
    So do you listen to Bob Marley instead of ACDC at your Gym?
    Well no, but we do live up to all other stereotypes. For example, during the break between rounds, all smoke a fatty and sip on white rum. It makes fighting difficult after a while, but **** it, we'll be damned if we aren't 100% committed to jammin, mon.

    Also, I have dreads.
    Quote Originally Posted by Goju - joe
    being a dick with skill is only marginally better than being a dick without skill.
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     Style: Gym drifter

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    Get the basics. A bag or two, matts for the floor and some padding for the walls, some weights, some sparring partners and other people who know what they are doing and some basic equipment, like gloves etc. If you are limited in equipment set up circut training or somthing. Maby a locker or two for the important stuff, like cell phones and wallets and junk.
    Quote Originally Posted by MrBadGuy
    The Dog kid's mom is parked next to me in the parking lot. He runs up and asks me a question. "Hey dude, where did you learn that stuff?"

    "That was grappling. Real MMA."

    "Where do I go for that?"

    I was a little shocked. Sure, he changed sides quickly, but I guess even a dog can realize it has more in common with the wolf than with the shephard.

    I give him the names of some BJJ schools in the area, and we go our separate ways.
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    ...has all your Jing.

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    Posted On:
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     Style: Judo, baby! Yeah!

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    Smoke more blunts for insperation...!
    "So, yeah, Zen teachers may well insult you, work you to the bone, hit you with sticks, shout verbal abuse at you, and punch the **** out of you.
    And when the ****'s been punched out of you, you might just find that you're far better-off without it." - Vieux Normand

    "So in short, BJJ wins again. BJJ, and chainmail." - TheMightyMcClaw

    "On bullshido, your opinions are not sacred, neither are your feelings." - Scrapper

    "You entered the lions' den. Don't bitch if you get eaten." - danniboi07

    "Needless to say, it's much easier to clear a bunch of drunk kids out of your house when you're yelling GTFO and carrying a samurai sword." - DerAuslander

    "Eventually, I realized it doesn't matter what art you train, what matters is the method in which you train. Training in an alive manner, under skilled and qualified instruction, is the single most important aspect of gaining martial skill. All else is window dressing." - JNP : Saying it how it is!
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    Posted On:
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    Join us... or die
     Style: Kenkojuku Karate, Judo

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    I'll coach for you. It'll be about as legit as the rest of the gym anyways
    and you're going to be short on cash while I am willing to work for weed.
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     Style: FMA, dumbek, Indian clubs

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    Isn't white rum a little to harsh for you? Maybe try some purple kush and a Smirnoff Ice.
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    Posted On:
    8/21/2009 5:06pm

    Bullshido Newbie
     Style: wing chun,aikido takemusu

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    I read it, I didn't die, its probably safe.
    Will you still kill me though?
    Some of us want to die already geeez
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    I feel like you eyeballin' me, dawg!

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     Style: Judo, JJJ, BJJ

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    Blueberry Kush FTW!!
    Quote Originally Posted by Holy Moment View Post
    BJJ JOE: I'm going to make hate to you. Right here, right now.
    ... Ohhhhhhhh, I'm going to make hate to you so hard that your kinfolk back in Africa will feel it.l
    Quote Originally Posted by Archer
    Karate is the Dane Cook of martial arts
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