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    Howdy, y'all. Long time no see.

    I've been off the forum for a while, largely because I haven't been training. The MMA school I was training at closed down last September and I've been pretty much on my own since then. I feel like a poser posting when I'm not actively training, so I haven't been posting. I just started Judo two week ago, though, so am back on the forum.

    The Judo school in question in run by Ruben Martin, and while I don't know much about Judo, from my experience in other MA he runs a really good school. This dojo was recommended to me by fellow Bullshidoka Muerteds and one of my students at Hill College via one of his friends.

    Martin Sensei used to run his school out of a rented commercial space, but the landlord tripled his rent during the real estate bubble, so Martin Sensei set up shop at home. He got a couple of manufactured structures (i.e. trailer home/office shells) and turned them into a gym with weight room and dojo complex (two buildings linked together with the gym separate) in his back yard (nice thing about semi-rural Texas is that he has the land to do this).

    Classes are M,T,Th,F for an hour and a half. Cost is $65 a month if you do a bank draft. No contracts, but if you do the bank draft, they need ten days notice to cancel the next payment. The students are very motivated and compete a lot. The overall atmosphere is fairly low key and everyone seems like one big happy family.

    They are in a training cycle for a tournament right now, so I'm not sure how typical the classes I've been to are in terms of curriculum. So far: five minutes of running for warm-up; fifteen minutes of uchi komi; twenty minutes of grip fighting; thirty minutes of newaza; thirty minutes of tachi waza. Last night was the first time that there were more lower ranks than black belts. The previous classes I'd been to, there were around 8 - 10 black belts and only two or three other lower ranks. Last night, the ratio was reversed.

    So far, I am very pleased with the school, but am not very excited about the 30 mile commute with gas prices on the rise.
    Mushi mo atsui hodo
    Mushiatsui

    Originally Posted by chuey
    ...Well fuck if that isn't the most anti-Mr. Miyagi shit I have heard in ages.

    Two wrongs don't make a right, but
    Three rights make a left.

    #2
    Hi, im new, but hi all the same. Are you enjoying the Judo? I recently started Judo also. If you dont mind me asking, how are you finding newaza? If you're style field is anything to go by, you're no way near a beginner on the ground. So are you finding it easy, difficult to adjust to, or just fine?

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      #3
      Oh, you left? ;)
      Chaos? Panic?... Disorder??.........................​My work here is done.

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        #4
        So I take it this thread could be called...

        ... a TEA Party?


        (YEAAAAAAAAHHHHH)

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          #5
          Originally posted by Phrost View Post
          So I take it this thread could be called...

          ... a TEA Party?


          (YEAAAAAAAAHHHHH)
          I vote thread name change.

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            #6
            Who are you?
            I'm picturing you drooling onto the keyboard as you type, one eye rotating independent of the other as your hands mash the keys. - Sophist

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              #7
              Originally posted by Tenebrous View Post
              Who are you?
              Who, me?

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                #8
                Originally posted by bigmike_ebw View Post
                Who, me?
                You ruined it.
                I'm picturing you drooling onto the keyboard as you type, one eye rotating independent of the other as your hands mash the keys. - Sophist

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                  #9
                  Syberia, XXOO.

                  Big Mike, they have very good newaza at Ruben Martin's dojo, but I'm holding my own.

                  Phrost, LOLz.

                  Tenobrous, I'm the guy with the spotting scope range finding you in your apartment while your sister blows me. ;-) Missed you, too, brah.
                  Mushi mo atsui hodo
                  Mushiatsui

                  Originally Posted by chuey
                  ...Well fuck if that isn't the most anti-Mr. Miyagi shit I have heard in ages.

                  Two wrongs don't make a right, but
                  Three rights make a left.

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                    #10
                    Apologies.

                    Also TEA, that was epic. Freaking epic.

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                      #11
                      Hey, Phrost, I thought I had my account set up for a yearly contribution as a supporting member. Did that change somehow, because I get some boo hoo message about not being a supporting member?
                      Mushi mo atsui hodo
                      Mushiatsui

                      Originally Posted by chuey
                      ...Well fuck if that isn't the most anti-Mr. Miyagi shit I have heard in ages.

                      Two wrongs don't make a right, but
                      Three rights make a left.

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by TEA View Post
                        Hey, Phrost, I thought I had my account set up for a yearly contribution as a supporting member. Did that change somehow, because I get some boo hoo message about not being a supporting member?
                        Didn't you hear? Phrost no longer wants your money.

                        Send your credit details to me, instead, and I'll sort it out. ;)
                        Chaos? Panic?... Disorder??.........................​My work here is done.

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by syberia View Post
                          Didn't you hear? Phrost no longer wants your money.

                          Send your credit details to me, instead, and I'll sort it out. ;)
                          Hmmm, that sounds like a really good deal. Are nekid pics included?
                          Mushi mo atsui hodo
                          Mushiatsui

                          Originally Posted by chuey
                          ...Well fuck if that isn't the most anti-Mr. Miyagi shit I have heard in ages.

                          Two wrongs don't make a right, but
                          Three rights make a left.

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                            #14
                            Not of me, but I'll see what I can do. ;)
                            Chaos? Panic?... Disorder??.........................​My work here is done.

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by syberia View Post
                              Not of me, but I'll see what I can do. ;)
                              I don't want nekid pics of Phrost.
                              Mushi mo atsui hodo
                              Mushiatsui

                              Originally Posted by chuey
                              ...Well fuck if that isn't the most anti-Mr. Miyagi shit I have heard in ages.

                              Two wrongs don't make a right, but
                              Three rights make a left.

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