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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 fuck 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.
    Originally posted by Goju - joe
    being a dick with skill is only marginally better than being a dick without skill.

    #2
    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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      #3
      So do you listen to Bob Marley instead of ACDC at your Gym?

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        #4
        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 fuck it, we'll be damned if we aren't 100% committed to jammin, mon.

        Also, I have dreads.
        Originally posted by Goju - joe
        being a dick with skill is only marginally better than being a dick without skill.

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          #5
          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.
          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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            #6
            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 shit out of you.
            And when the shit'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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              #7
              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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                #8
                Isn't white rum a little to harsh for you? Maybe try some purple kush and a Smirnoff Ice.

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                  #9
                  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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                    #10
                    Blueberry Kush FTW!!
                    I feel like you eye-bawlin' me, dawg!

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                      #11
                      You should get mats a bag and a cheap stereo, and maybe some weights, and one of those big blue balls, and a hooka pipe that you use to smoke weed

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                        #12
                        Won't the ganja make him eat too many doritos, thus making him gain weight?

                        You need to smoke some "I Can't Believe Its Not Ganja" and you'll be fine.
                        SEANBABY:
                        "The seventh law of thermodynamics is that every time a fat person gets near a trapdoor, they fall in. Itís the closest thing we have to scientific proof of God."

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                          #13
                          How's Jamaica for tractor-tires?

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by jkdbuck76 View Post
                            Won't the ganja make him eat too many doritos, thus making him gain weight?

                            You need to smoke some "I Can't Believe Its Not Ganja" and you'll be fine.
                            Or start teaching systema.

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by Vieux Normand View Post
                              How's Jamaica for tractor-tires?

                              Or any tires for that matter. Dragging, flipping, pushing. And go get some sand bags, big rocks, coffee cans(fill them with concrete),.......

                              Get creative with the equipment. And if you want some crazy good workouts, let me know. I am offering my sports conditioning knowledge to you. Providing you go out and bust some heads.

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