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6/29/2003 6:18pm,
Man I'm sore.
Got Blackbelt in Freeform Martial Arts this Saturday.
Grading went as follows:

Warm ups, stretching.
Back Exercises.
Strength exercises
(pushups, squats, reverse pushups, crunches)
Neck briding

Breathing Exercises

Balancing/body alignment

Standing grappling
Group grappling (ie. the 4 of us grading against 7 instructors)

Training Drills

Forms (4)
Stick forms (3)
Knife forms (1)
(Each form runs about 30 sec each. Similar to training drills but in set patterns)

2 on 1 fighting

- almost got knocked out here. Took a hard punch to the head that landed me on my ass...
Freefighting (everything)

Submission ground fighting

All in at the end. The idea being to stay on your feet as long as possible while the others are trying to take you down
(4 of us on 12 instructors)

Took about 2 hours. The boxing took it out of me most. I was a bit out of it after the shot that knocked me down. Had a headache for almost 2 days after it. I admit...I suck at boxing.

Now I've got to decide what I want to do, going forward.
I don't plan on leaving the center but plan on branching out.
There is a good shootfighting/BJJ place about 30 minutes drive from me
(I already drive 30 minutes, this is just in the opposite direction so no biggie...)

I also need to get rid of injuries. I was training 6-7 days a week for almost 6 months in preparation and picked up more than a few injuries (I'm about 6'1" and 186lbs so am generally training with guys that outweigh me by a lot)


El Guapo says, ""You can buy muscles, but you can't buy COJONES!"

Sam Browning
6/29/2003 6:40pm,
Congratulations on a real full contact test :)

6/29/2003 6:45pm,
Congrads man.

Fisting Kittens
6/29/2003 6:51pm,
Good work man.

Shut up and train

deus ex machina
6/29/2003 7:29pm,
I find that a black belt makes a man look sexy. Especially if it's the only thing he's wearing.



"All this talk about 'newbies' is making me a little nervous. You guys don't have any sort of secret hazing initiation involving wooden paddles and me screaming 'Thank you sir, may I have another?!' do you?"

6/29/2003 8:26pm,
On occasion I get asked how long it takes for an ordinary guy or girl to earn a BB. My answer is always the same, ordinary people do not earn BB's.

Great job.

6/29/2003 8:58pm,

6/29/2003 10:15pm,
thanks guys.

El Guapo says, ""You can buy muscles, but you can't buy COJONES!"

Omega Supreme
6/29/2003 11:56pm,
ah no!

You don't get a blackbelt until you do a few rounds with me kid!!!

Go away I'm talking to myself

6/30/2003 12:42am,
Rounds. BAH!
Rounds are for those silly people who think UFC is 'real fighting' :)

El Guapo says, ""You can buy muscles, but you can't buy COJONES!"

Omega Supreme
6/30/2003 1:56am,
Well you're right. My bad, I'll only need 1 min.
<img src=icon_smile_evil.gif border=0 align=middle>

Go away I'm talking to myself

6/30/2003 2:22am,
Oooh look at Omega. He put on a good showing at the West Coast Rumble, and now he's all like "look at me. I'm Omega. I put on a good showing at the West Coast Rumble" :)

El Guapo says, ""You can buy muscles, but you can't buy COJONES!"

6/30/2003 3:32am,
Excellent. Finger will be entering an Aussy NHB (where "no rules" probably means no rules <img src=icon_smile_wink.gif border=0 align=middle> ) torney soon enough! <img src=icon_smile.gif border=0 align=middle>

"Wrestling is the Martial Art of America";
"If you don't know how to wrestle you don't know how to fight, that's the prerequisite to fighting" David Tank Abbott (http://www.sherdog.com/fightfinder/displayfighter.cfm?fighterid=110)

6/30/2003 7:52am,
Congrats FoM

Jeremy M. Talbott
Scourge of Kungfools' joke-based logic, Biggest thorn in his side, and the Preeminent Force in putting dumbasses like him to bed

6/30/2003 7:54am,
nice work, sounds like you've earned it


"Neck briding"

Hard work, Patience, Dedication.

6/30/2003 4:42pm,
good job