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  1. #11
    sambosteve's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    combat sambo
    NY Combat Sambo
    Hey, come by our club if in NYC! Give me some notice and maybe we can find someone to put you up.

    You should start a facebook group about you trip!
    One of the best Bullshido investigations ever written:

    "disgruntled ex student who couldn't hack training with Dave and his material and opted out (could be called pussied out) of training to go to Sambo" - Mor Sao

  2. #12

    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    muay thai, BJJ
    I expect that there will be video?

    Too bad your not making your way through Montana, would love to get another Bullishido member in the gym.

  3. #13
    Diesel_tke's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Pensacola, FL
    stick, pistol, rifle
    As you know, I live in Pensacola. I would love to spar. There are a couple of other bullies here who may come as well. Since you are doing stand-up it would be easy because we could pretty much spar anywhere. But I will check and see if we could go to use the place I train at.

    As to my skill level:

    Kungfu for 2 months.
    Kickboxing for about 8 years.
    Groundfighting for about 6 years.
    Defensive tactics(via police academy) 10 years.

    The kickboxing I have done has been off and on with the groundfighting, and MMA style sparring. So I'm down for any kind sparring that you want to do. I have head gear, gloves, shin guards, and focus mitts for use.

    I would say that we could do a Kungfu vs Muay Thai, but my sparring still looks like regular kickboxing, not much like Xingyi. Maybe by the time you come through, that will change.
    Combatives training log.

    Gezere: paraphrase from Bas Rutten, Never escalate the level of violence in fight you are losing. :D

    Drum thread

    Pavel Tsatsouline: kettlebell workouts give you “cardio without the dishonour of aerobics”.

  4. #14

    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Huntington Beach, California
    Thai Boxing
    Alright, so so far I've got responses from every place I mentioned except for Chicago, no windy city strikers out there?

    Great idea about the Facebook group, I'll make sure to set that up once stuff gets more set in stone.

    @sambosteve, NYC is actually the part of the trip I'm the least sure of, I just don't know if my car can make it. We'll have to see what the itinerary ends up looking like. Thanks for the offer, that sambo stuff looks pretty scary.

    In other news, I got in a really bad car accident today (me and my little brother, I was driving my parents truck to pick something up). Somebody made a left turn right in front of me. I was going around 35, and it was nearly head on. I'm mostly ok, but my arms got a bit tweaked, and a little scraped up, so we'll see if it affects my training at all. Everyone involved in the accident was ok, BTW.

    Thanks again guys, this is starting to look like a pretty successful idea. Now I just need to make it happen.

  5. #15
    dwkfym's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Tampa Bay Area
    Univ. Florida Kickboxing
    PDS Rifles
    Hey, I'm in Gainesville, FL. Actually I am in Orlando right now but no matter; I'll be back there late July.

    I'm not that great but I love sparring strangers! (I mean that in a non-asshole way)
    I have put off training for a while now due career obligations, but if you could let me know I will get my cardio up so at least it will be a meaningful time.

    diesel_tke: maybe we can set up something? If we can coordinate a time in Gainesville, especially friday and saturday, we can use the same facility where we did the central florida n00bthr0wd0wn 2009 that you missed out on. Plus there are cheap bars and restaurants around. Plus, hotel is super cheap. Plus, depending on what my roommates and gf says, you guys could stay at my place for a day or two. But either way I am down to drive somewhere.

    My experience: shitty, amatuer kickboxing with shitty win/loss record, 0-1 in Kickboxing if you don't count MMA/Pankration tournaments. I've been doing MA for a while but Kickboxing training only recent few years. I am actually very excited to hear about this and would love to see this happen, ESPECIALLY if you are going to be blogging about it! I'll edit and proofread for you if you want (I'm no writer though)
    Last edited by dwkfym; 6/21/2010 12:47pm at .

  6. #16

    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    hey man (to the OP), if you are still doing this trip and you happen to venture into ohio (specifically warren/cortland/bazetta/girard/howland/austintown/niles) then definitely let me know :)

    I'm a shotokan practitioner with about 8 years in the style (though i was out of practice for a good long while), i've been working on getting serious again myself, and unfortunately there is NO one to spar with or practice with around here much anymore :( so i'm always looking for someone to work with :)

    If you do happen to get this and you do happen to find yourself in the area or heading this way, email me at [email protected], i don't know how frequently i'll check this thread so contact me there :D

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