PDA

View Full Version : So I met my most reacent Ex's new boyfriend last night



Royal Dragon
03-27-2005, 10:52 AM
He's a Greco/Roman Wrestler.






















Boy did I get schooled!!

Kristoffer
03-27-2005, 11:03 AM
outch

.....

Starchaser107
03-27-2005, 12:17 PM
OH NO not another Royal Dragon "ex-girlfriend" thread. :eek:


:p dude!

Kristoffer
03-27-2005, 12:22 PM
"Dude, where's u'r girlfriend?
Dude, where's my girlfriend?"

Royal Dragon
03-27-2005, 12:37 PM
Actually, it was alot of fun. She invited me out, we all went to a bar and had a blast.

He said he's going to work with me on my ground game if I like. I'm hopeing to hook up with him next Saturday while she is at work. :D

Meanwhile, I think she will calm down and not be too mad at us for tearing up her Living room!!

I actually didn't do too bad at keeping him from taking me down. But after enough tries, he got me, and I was pretty much sunk.

Got tied up in knots and tapped out pretty quick after that.

Starchaser107
03-27-2005, 12:44 PM
I'm not sure that's such a healthy thing ... It sounds too healthy to be healthy.
I'm sure this is beyond me. :confused: :cool:

Royal Dragon
03-27-2005, 12:51 PM
What's not healthy? isn't it pretty much a foregone conclusion EVERY Kung Fu guy should have some supplemental ground training?

I kept him form taking me down for quite a while by droppin back into a deep bow stance, but leaning very forward with my weight on his upper body as he shot in.

I was lifting his right shoulder, and pressing on his left and sort of "Rolled him". It's a technique I first saw in a Yang Jwing Ming book on Fast wrestling, and then again in a Shui Chiao seminar I helped host a few years ago.

BTW, Thanks MS II for showing that one!

Starchaser107
03-27-2005, 01:04 PM
lol,
that part was just fine and dandy
I was referring to touching hands with your ex's current in a very healthy and friendly way.
man that's just so nice it's unhealthy :D . so ego's never came into play once?

Royal Dragon
03-27-2005, 01:13 PM
Nope!
I actually left her. She still wants the freindship, so (being how I am) I said OK.

He knows we were seeing eachother, but not that it was more.

This is really how it should have gone with Debbie, but she is too much of an emotional twit for that.

Anyway, one of the thigs I found successful for a time, was to use a kneeling stance instead of the bow stance. It's a posture from my one of my Tai Tzu sets, only modified with the forward leaning aspect of the one from the Shui Chiao seminar. By shooting back, but with my rear leg more off to my rigth side rather than directly behind me, I found I had more tourque for cranking him over.

The kneeling seemed to give me the ability to lay my weight on him better too.

I figured that out right before she got out of the shower, and quickly shut us down and made us put the furniture back inplace!

Royal Dragon
03-27-2005, 01:18 PM
I guess I'm not to bad at making stuff I learned from books and video's work with no actual instruction.

cerebus
03-27-2005, 04:27 PM
"I'm hopeing to hook up with him next Saturday while she is at work."

Oooookay. So you went from hooking up with your exes while their boyfriends are at work to hooking up with the boyfriends while your exes are at work! Dude, your social life gets odder every month... :D

norther practitioner
03-27-2005, 04:50 PM
*shakes head*


have fun with that

Vash
03-27-2005, 04:57 PM
Have you ever considered the possibility that being so comfortable around ex-girlfriends, their boyfriends, and other people around whom you should be rather uncomfortable, may be a sign that you're fukced up in the head?

Royal Dragon
03-27-2005, 05:10 PM
Why would I be uncomfortable?

Sometimes a romance does not work out, but that's no reason to end a perfectly good frendship. You have to expect them to move on and find another. It's not a big deal.

Besides, I now have a NON BJJ ground guy to practice with!

Starchaser107
03-27-2005, 05:18 PM
hey man,

happy 4 ya

it's all good.

KC Elbows
03-27-2005, 07:45 PM
...it's all good.

Actually, salmonella is supposed to be fairly bad. So you're wrong.

cerebus
03-27-2005, 08:50 PM
And I hear that death by acid bath sucks kinda badly too... :D

Royal Dragon
03-27-2005, 10:00 PM
Depends on what type of acid it is. Some forms are quite halluconagenic, and might even be fun to some!

Royal Dragon
03-27-2005, 10:03 PM
Have you ever considered the possibility that being so comfortable around ex-girlfriends, their boyfriends, and other people around whom you should be rather uncomfortable, may be a sign that you're fukced up in the head?

Reply]
:p

Starchaser107
03-28-2005, 12:00 AM
Actually, salmonella is supposed to be fairly bad. So you're wrong.


:( (sniffle)

ZIM
03-28-2005, 10:53 PM
So, uh, did you trade donkey punch techniques or what?

Royal Dragon
03-29-2005, 09:38 AM
No, we are going to be working on escapes from the ground so I can get backup and keep the fight in my arena. That and anti take downs and things of that nature.

What is a "Donkey punch" anyway?

Is that like "Monkey steals the peach?"

GunnedDownAtrocity
03-29-2005, 10:33 AM
oh boy.

if i remember right a donkey punch is when you puch a girl in the back of her head while giving it to her doggy style.

MasterKiller
03-29-2005, 10:35 AM
RD's new nickname should be "Two in the stink."

His old nickname "Snowball" might also still be appropriate.

Royal Dragon
03-29-2005, 11:03 AM
Snow ball??

I don't remeber that one.

ZIM
03-29-2005, 08:31 PM
GDA got it. I was just cracking up over the whole idea... ;)

Snow balling is sick, though. Ewwww.

Royal Dragon
03-30-2005, 06:21 AM
Ok then...........................
































What is "Snow balling?" anyway? is that some sort of Wrestling technique?

Starchaser107
03-30-2005, 07:45 AM
LOL oh my goodness. why do you let them pick on you so bad? :D

ZIM
03-30-2005, 10:12 AM
What is "Snow balling?" anyway? is that some sort of Wrestling technique?No, that would be felching, or if it's professional wrastling, the Dirty Sanchez. :D

What, you never watched Clerks, RD? I'm ROTFLOL over here. Snowball (http://encyclopedia.thefreedictionary.com/Snowball)

Royal Dragon
03-30-2005, 03:37 PM
LOL oh my goodness. why do you let them pick on you so bad?

Reply]
I can't think of any other way to top the hits on a Shaolin Do thread.

ZIM
03-30-2005, 06:21 PM
Well, that's one side of the answer. The other is that RD takes it all in such good humor.

Still waiting for the thread that breaks his patience, though. ;)

Royal Dragon
03-30-2005, 07:30 PM
Lol!!! :D
















THIS DAMM MESSAGE IS TOO SHORT!!! ******, IT NEEDS VIAGRA!!

rogue
03-30-2005, 09:00 PM
Sounds like Debbie is setting up one of her fantasies. RD, when in the north/south if he complements you for "tossing his salad", that's a bad thing. So's a secret move called "the teabag".

Vash
03-30-2005, 10:07 PM
"That's right, pass that guard, pass that guard good."

spiraler
03-30-2005, 10:37 PM
Have you ever considered the possibility that being so comfortable around ex-girlfriends, their boyfriends, and other people around whom you should be rather uncomfortable, may be a sign that you're fukced up in the head?



words of wisdom should not be taken lightly.... WHAT THE FUK! WHERE IS YOUR HONOR!!! YOU ARE NOT A SAMURAAAAIIIIII! you just lost cool points buddy! please...stop...being...pitiful...i...cant...take. ..much...more...*croak*wrestling is good. it should improve your all around skill, learning from your ex's boyfriend who on the other hand kicked your ass, isnt so good, or dignified atleast.

Royal Dragon
03-31-2005, 06:13 AM
Actually, it's not Debbie's new guy, it's the one after her.

Now Debbie on the other hand, her and I were doing pretty well for a time, then it all blew up again. I've decided continueing that freindship is pointless. Not because of her boyfreind and all, but because she is a 38 yearold inmature, COMPLETE, emotional twit. The same reasons thet ended the relationship, are working thier magic on the freindship.

Her new guy is not a fighter, he's a manipulative *****. Personaly, I'd love to see a fight between him, and the most reacent's new guy. I think it would be funny to pit my ex's new boyfreinds against eachother. Debbie's guy would get killed though, he's just a civillian and quite wussy.

wdl
03-31-2005, 06:42 AM
Soaps are boring, atleast this thread is somewhat entertaining while still following the same basic storyline. Once it begins to repeat itself like a soap it will be boring as well though. lol

-Will

Royal Dragon
03-31-2005, 07:33 AM
So, back to the topic (if there even was one). Any ideas to keep him from taking me down Saturday? And once he does, what can I do to get it back to stand up?

wdl
03-31-2005, 07:34 AM
So, back to the topic (if there even was one). Any ideas to keep him for taking me down Saturday?


.45 ACP Model 1911A1

Works everytime assuming you know how to use it. :)

-WIll

Royal Dragon
03-31-2005, 07:38 AM
Allways wanted one of those!! With a nice traditional woodgrain handle!!

ewallace
03-31-2005, 07:43 AM
So, back to the topic (if there even was one). Any ideas to keep him from taking me down Saturday? And once he does, what can I do to get it back to stand up?
Yeah...don't show up.

See...your system is not complete. So go take some groundfighting classes you infidel. :D

rich martial train dad i know you do
dang cheecago people think they know everything
probably a cubs fan too

Royal Dragon
03-31-2005, 07:47 AM
Ahh, that's the point of meeting him Saturday!! I figured since you knobs all have done this already, and I'm like way behind the times with it, you'd be able to offer *Some* advice!

red5angel
03-31-2005, 07:49 AM
Have you ever considered the possibility that being so comfortable around ex-girlfriends, their boyfriends, and other people around whom you should be rather uncomfortable, may be a sign that you're fukced up in the head?

Have you ever considered that on a kung fu forum where admittedly things can get OT from time to time, Rd's relationship threads go for fukking ever? Can Gene juct create a section for whining about peoples fukked up relationships? I'm convinced there has to be a forum out there somewhere for it. what's really bizarre is atleast on the forums on this site I cruise, apart from the occasional post in the health an dexercise forum, these are the only threads I see RD participate on!!!!!

ewallace
03-31-2005, 07:56 AM
RD,

Opening day for baseball is tomorrow. If the white sox have a home game tomorrow night or saturday afternoon, I would suggest going down to the south side with a cubs jersey on. This could result in one of three things:

1. You get a lot of experience escaping people who really want to take you down/out, and great experience with multiple attackers.

2. You show up black, blue, and bloodied, spray a lil whipped cream so it looks like you are foaming at the mouth, and get a crazy look in the eye.

3. You will not have to meet with him. Funeral arrangements will be announced in the tribune and sun times.



Or you could just say "if you take me down, and I cannot get backup, I will give you a snowball".

Royal Dragon
03-31-2005, 07:58 AM
That's because for the most part, I really don't practice much anymore. Summer is comming, and I will be doing Qi Gong and such out in the local forest preserve and all, and some forms. But since my back injury, I really don't work my Kung Fu like I used to. I basically just play with the forms now and then.

I'm hopeing this Greco Roman guy will re ignite my passion for martial arts. I just seem to have lost the desire to really work at it in the last few years.

I supose motivation and how to keep it up would be another good side topic as well.

Royal Dragon
03-31-2005, 08:00 AM
LOL!!!

Interesting coincedence in that last post, SHE lives right behind a funeral home, *I* live right behind a cemetary.

MasterKiller
03-31-2005, 08:01 AM
Or you could just say "if you take me down, and I cannot get backup, I will give you a snowball". No no no. RD gets the snowball. You see, he was kissing his old girl's HOO HOO after her boyfriend had already laid some pipe, so to speak. That's why I called him Snowball. I guess in retrospect I should have called him Felcher.

Now that he has a wrestler man-handling him, I think "Two in the Stink" is a good nickname. Or maybe Tailpipe.

Royal Dragon
03-31-2005, 08:17 AM
Ahh. See here's the thing though, she ENDED it with me first, THEN went to him. There was no overlap here. She started with him right after sweetest day. Sweetest day was the last time we were together. So as fun as it may be for you to revle in the concept, in the real world, it didn't work that way.

ewallace
03-31-2005, 08:19 AM
No no no. RD gets the snowball.
But RD was asking for our help. If he gets taken down, and cannot get up, the wrestler gets the snowball. That will be the last time RD would ever get taken down by this guy see? Unless the wrestler goes both ways, in which case RD is screwed.

ewallace
03-31-2005, 08:21 AM
Ahh. See here's the thing though, she ENDED it with me first, THEN went to him. There was no overlap here. She started with him right after sweetest day. Sweetest day was the last time we were together. So as fun as it may be for you to revle in the concept, in the real world, it didn't work that way.

So, instead of calling this anonymous grappler "the wrestler guy", he will now be dubbed "leftovers".

Royal Dragon
03-31-2005, 08:27 AM
Well, that would be good, except "Leftovers" is the guy Debbie is with now. The Wrestler is the new guy for the one I had after Debbie.

There are two women involved here, Debbie, and her replacement. There are two guys. "Leftovers" (Aka Rich), or Debbie's new guy, who has soft hands, and probably can't fight from what I hear. Then there is the wrestler guy, who (as he says) "Excelles" at fighting. Now, him I get along wiht just fine, probably because he kicked my ass, the other one I hate because he is...well, a di-ck.

unkokusai
03-31-2005, 08:56 AM
So, back to the topic (if there even was one). Any ideas to keep him from taking me down Saturday??


Offer him $100.00

Royal Dragon
03-31-2005, 09:08 AM
Isn't the idea to test against a RESISTING opponent? If I offer him $100.00 isn't that going to just nullify the whole process?

I mean, if anything shouldn't I be taughting him with sexual exploits from when I was dateing his girlfreind?

ewallace
03-31-2005, 09:10 AM
If she left any "unmentionables" at your place you could always show up in those and say "come take me down baby". That should be effective.

Royal Dragon
03-31-2005, 09:12 AM
LOL!! Ouch!!! :eek:

Royal Dragon
03-31-2005, 09:25 AM
LOL!! Ouch!!! :eek:

wdl
03-31-2005, 09:32 AM
Ahh. See here's the thing though, she ENDED it with me first, THEN went to him. There was no overlap here. She started with him right after sweetest day. Sweetest day was the last time we were together.

That's what you think. When they've got one lined up in the hopper that close behind you only "think" she ended it then turned around and went straight there. That's the motivation you need to take this guy down. Just remember, he was with your girlfriend before you two broke up.

-Will

ewallace
03-31-2005, 09:38 AM
once again wdl strikes a good point.

I separated from the wife the day after a sweetest day, and then went back to the house a week or two later and found a journal/diary. The stuff in there was astounding. I won't get into detail, but let's just say wdl's assesment is most likely accurate.

Royal Dragon
03-31-2005, 09:46 AM
Maybe, but somehow I really doubt it. I know she met him the week before, but I really don't think she slept with him untill about two weeks after she was with me last.

She is such an emotional twit that I don't think she could have hid it even if she wanted too. I knew when she actually did sleep with him beforee she told me, as she changed in the way she related to me. That occured two weeks after sweetest day.

PangQuan
03-31-2005, 09:47 AM
jumping side kick

Royal Dragon
03-31-2005, 09:50 AM
No, this guy would grab it out of the air, and tie me up into a ball of yarn.

I'm lookin for ideas that DON'T include the sprawl. Anyone got something?

rogue
03-31-2005, 09:53 AM
Well, that would be good, except "Leftovers" is the guy Debbie is with now. The Wrestler is the new guy for the one I had after Debbie.

There are two women involved here, Debbie, and her replacement. There are two guys. "Leftovers" (Aka Rich), or Debbie's new guy, who has soft hands, and probably can't fight from what I hear. Then there is the wrestler guy, who (as he says) "Excelles" at fighting. Now, him I get along wiht just fine, probably because he kicked my ass, the other one I hate because he is...well, a di-ck.
So you've lost two women? You really need to be more picky. If he's Leftovers what are you? You do lead on heck of an interesting life RD. :D

Royal Dragon
03-31-2005, 09:58 AM
Actually, I left the second one. She really wanted to stay freinds, so I was like "Ok, no problem!"

You never know, I might get some from her from time to time!

ewallace
03-31-2005, 10:06 AM
Ahh. See here's the thing though, she ENDED it with me first, THEN went to him. There was no overlap here. She started with him right after sweetest day. Sweetest day was the last time we were together. So as fun as it may be for you to revle in the concept, in the real world, it didn't work that way.


Actually, I left the second one
Uhhh....could you clarify please.

ZIM
03-31-2005, 10:07 AM
OK OK. Why not the sprawl? Its used alot since its fairly effective and a decent transition for a striker.

Reggie1
03-31-2005, 10:09 AM
Well, that would be good, except "Leftovers" is the guy Debbie is with now. The Wrestler is the new guy for the one I had after Debbie.

There are two women involved here, Debbie, and her replacement. There are two guys. "Leftovers" (Aka Rich), or Debbie's new guy, who has soft hands, and probably can't fight from what I hear. Then there is the wrestler guy, who (as he says) "Excelles" at fighting. Now, him I get along wiht just fine, probably because he kicked my ass, the other one I hate because he is...well, a di-ck.

It's things like this that make me glad I'm married.

Royal Dragon
03-31-2005, 10:10 AM
I left the second one because her and I are too much alike, and it was creeping me out.

She found a new guy, and I encouraged her to go for it. He's really cool, and I feel good about seeing them together.

Debbie, well her and I were messed up from day one, but I really love her, and it is killing me to end the freindship now, but she is just too much of an emotional twitt to manage a freindship with a member of the opposite sex I think, let alone an ex.

ewallace
03-31-2005, 10:11 AM
It's things like this that make me glad I'm married.
It's things like this you need to watch out for while you are married too.

Royal Dragon
03-31-2005, 10:14 AM
I miss being married too!


As for the sprawl, I can already do that with some degree of accracy. I want NON sprawl ideas to play with simply because just feel a need to do things differently than everyone else.

Of course, if I must sprawl, I must. It's better than losing. I have no problems taking someone else's techniques, and kicking thier ass's with it! ;)

Besides, I have a Tai tzu set that opens with a move that I believe represents the sprawl, so it's OK for Chinese Kung Fu players to do that. I just want to be different, that's all.

ewallace
03-31-2005, 10:14 AM
Dam.n...this is like trying to figure out what has been going on in "Days of our Lives" for the last 13 years.

So...Debbie was the one who left you after sweatest day. And she now has a twit boyfriend.

The next one you left, and now has a wrestler boyfriend.

Is this correct?


And I don't want an answer like "Next time....on the days of our lives".


Like sands thru the hourglass.

Royal Dragon
03-31-2005, 10:15 AM
It's things like this you need to watch out for while you are married too.

Reply]
Yup, marriage just means it's harder to get rid of them when you find out.

ewallace
03-31-2005, 10:15 AM
No, this guy would grab it out of the air, and tie me up into a ball of yarn.

I'm lookin for ideas that DON'T include the sprawl. Anyone got something?

I'd go with the springfield recommendation. Or the unmentionables. Not to be confused with the incredibles.

Reggie1
03-31-2005, 10:20 AM
Yup, marriage just means it's harder to get rid of them when you find out.

Shh, let me live my fantasy a little while longer. It's only been a month. :D

Ming Yue
03-31-2005, 10:20 AM
Have two sessions; one all stand up, and one starting on the ground. That way you two can exchange some learning and nobody gets snowballed.


This would be a better soap opera if Red5 showed up once a day or so and punched you because you apparently you don't have any friends whose names don't begin with "Ex".

ewallace
03-31-2005, 10:25 AM
Have two sessions; one all stand up, and one starting on the ground. That way you two can exchange some learning and nobody gets snowballed.


This would be a better soap opera if Red5 showed up once a day or so and punched you because you apparently you don't have any friends whose names don't begin with "Ex".
Then in a month or two we would see a new RD thread entitled:

"So I met my most recent ExRed5Angel's new boyfriend last night"

Royal Dragon
03-31-2005, 10:26 AM
LOL ROLOTFLMAO!!!!!!!

Ok,

Debbie, is the emtional TWITT that left me for some guy named Rich (She has been married twice before, both to guys named Rich). Rich is a wuss with soft hands, but is bigger than me (Can't see any other reason, he's a total knob).

The one AFTER Debbie is just too much like me, I got weirded out by that and I left her. She's now dateing a Greco-Roman wrestler who is going to school me in my ground game. He's smaller than I am, but can kick my ass if I let him take me down.



[EDIT}
Come to think of it, between her first and second Husbands, she fell Deeply "In Love"with another guy named John, and left him for a guy named Rich, who then became her second husband. Left him, fell "In Love" with me (Gian = John, only in Italian), and left me for a guy named Rich!!

**Theme from Twighlight Zone**

wdl
03-31-2005, 10:26 AM
Have two sessions; one all stand up, and one starting on the ground. That way you two can exchange some learning and nobody gets snowballed.


Good suggestion.

RD, I feel for you man. A good woman is hard to find. I'm still on the hunt myself.

-Will

MasterKiller
03-31-2005, 10:26 AM
Besides, I have a Tai tzu set that opens with a move that I believe represents the sprawl, so it's OK for Chinese Kung Fu players to do that. I just want to be different, that's all.
I have two forms that contain a sprawl technique. At least, I have no qualms saying it's a sprawl technique.

You don't always have to do a full sprawl. On a single-leg attempt, you can step back with your lead leg and push down on the guy's head, or try to underhook him and control him that way.

ewallace
03-31-2005, 10:35 AM
Debbie, is the emtional TWITT that left me for some guy named Rich (She has been married twice before, both to guys named Rich). Rich is a wuss with soft hands, but is bigger than me (Can't see any other reason, he's a total knob).
So kinda like that beer commercial, you were smooth, but not rich.

But the rapid deterioration of your relationships kinda eliminates the smooth quality too. :D

Royal Dragon
03-31-2005, 10:36 AM
I don't have a problem saying it's a sprawl either, I just want to find a NON sprawl way to solve the problem. It would be especially cool if it's a method noone else thinks will work, but I can get it to work just fine every time!

Royal Dragon
03-31-2005, 10:38 AM
LOL!!

I am SO not getting any work done today!! :D

ZIM
03-31-2005, 10:38 AM
Hunh. Well I guess only going for Rich's makes it easier to remember names. :eek:

So far as alternatives go: A knee to the groin for a street fight, sure, but you're just playing around, yeah? Then there's that whole "grab him by the skull and turn it like a steering wheel" deal which I always forget the proper name of. But you have to get in close for that and shorter wrestler type would likely school you harsh right then.

Have you asked any judoka? Have you looked into your sweeping?

wdl
03-31-2005, 10:40 AM
I other words your wanting to one up the guy to look good in front of your Ex?

-Will

Royal Dragon
03-31-2005, 10:41 AM
My sweeps suck, ever since my back went out, I just don't have that "Umph" to them anymore. I might be able to adapt some tripps and such though. I'd have to figure out how to get the position on him though.

He's a tricky ******* though, just when I think I've got it figured out, he changes on me.

Royal Dragon
03-31-2005, 10:43 AM
I other words your wanting to one up the guy to look good in front of your Ex?

Duhhh!!

Ming Yue
03-31-2005, 10:44 AM
Try XXABXXXY while pressing up.
:p


Zim's suggestion is good, find a Judo guy.

Royal Dragon
03-31-2005, 10:47 AM
No need to find a Judo guy. If I will go that route, I'll go to Water Dragon and work Shui Chiao some more.

Heck, I probably should do that anyway.

This is a case where I want to learn from this guy, but be a competitive little snot at the same time!

ewallace
03-31-2005, 10:52 AM
No need to find a Judo guy. If I will go that route, I'll go to Water Dragon and work Shui Chiao some more.Heck, I probably should do that anyway
Well, then we can have a beer, cause WD lives down here now.

Royal Dragon
03-31-2005, 10:56 AM
Lives where? He finnaly made the move?

ewallace
03-31-2005, 11:03 AM
Lives where? He finnaly made the move?
He got down here to SA last week.

Royal Dragon
03-31-2005, 11:04 AM
Cool!



Is there anything we can do about this message is too short thing?

ZIM
03-31-2005, 11:52 AM
My sweeps suck, ever since my back went out, I just don't have that "Umph" to them anymore. I might be able to adapt some tripps and such though. I'd have to figure out how to get the position on him though.

He's a tricky ******* though, just when I think I've got it figured out, he changes on me.Interesting. I never really followed what happened with your back, although I was vaguely aware something had happened. If there's weakness to the lower body, it sounds like a lower back problem.
Working on rooting may help, especially if its done slowly and carefully as if rebuilding from nothing. I had an ailment to my nerves some time ago that never healed, basically the left side, arm & leg, was short-circuited and 'throwing' themselves about independently [hemibalismus]. I went to kung fu to help heal it, not so much to fight.
Long stories short, it took slow & strict retraining of the muscles, conscious taming of the twitch reflex over the course of 2 years. It isn't over with by any means. Anyhow, I understand what you mean by 'no umph', if you understand me.

ZIM
03-31-2005, 12:04 PM
What is San Antonio like? I'm going to be traveling to Florida shortly in search of work [New York is quite dead, IMO] and might look to Texas as well.

Royal Dragon
03-31-2005, 12:18 PM
My back is fairly healed now, but it will never be 100%

I can *Do* everything again, but it's not like I can do it with kill power anymore.

My back therapy consists of Wu Bu Chuan with a couple of added postures from my 18 Louhan hands, and Tongzi Gong. It is good for maintinance, and I added the better back therapy exercises to my favorite conditioning routine.

My biggest problem has been motivation. It could just be because of winter, I tend to slack off then, but realy jamb in summer. The warm weather lights me up. I really should spend summers doing lots of forms, Qi Gong and conditioning, and during the wihter when I am suffering form lack of motivation I should be working with other people just to get me going.

ewallace
03-31-2005, 12:39 PM
What is San Antonio like? I'm going to be traveling to Florida shortly in search of work [New York is quite dead, IMO] and might look to Texas as well.
Hard to say. I have a love/hate relationship with this place. Highway system, although somewhat tricky at first (what cities' isn't?), is very efficient. If you ever hear someone from SA complain about traffic smack 'em upside the head. They have no idea.

It's very hot and humid from late-april/early-may thru about mid-october. There are 2 seasons here. Summer, and Sprall (Spring/fall combo). But the winter months average between 50-70 degrees.

Work-wise....we'll that depends on what you do for a living. Computer security related stuff is very big here. It's predominately a military city (mainly Air Force). We had 5 or 6 bases here (a couple have closed down), with Lackland AFB being where the USAF conducts basic training. So needless to say Government contract work is a very large chunk of employment down here.

Geography wise it is about an hour south of Austin, 2.5 hours west of Houston, 4-5 hours south of Dallas, 2.5 hours north of the gulf of mexico (Corpus Christi), 2.5 hours north of Nuevo Larado, Mexico.

Of course travel times may vary by vehicle type, weather conditions, and rednecks.

Martial arts sceen: Plenty of TKD, Korean MA, and Kenpo. As far as CMA there are a couple wing-chun schools. Water Dragon has just moved down here and he and Kirk Woller are supposed to be collaborating on a Shuai-Chiao/Muy Thai/San Shou school (which I am anxiously awaiting). Kirk currently runs a Shuai-Chiao class here but I am not sure where it's at right now, it was being held at the univerity of texas san antonio last time I checked.

The city is rapidly growing, and I mean RAPIDLY. It did pass Dallas on the largest cities in texas charts, but that is misleading because of the Dallas/Ft. Worth metroplex, which includes Arlington and a couple other smaller towns just outside of Dallas proper. Austin and Dallas are great cities with a much better selection of MA...IMO.

Cost of living is one of the lowest in the nation. You can get a very decent house for around 100K. Salaries will be lower but are commensurate with cost of living.

Feel free to ask for any specific info.

rogue
03-31-2005, 12:49 PM
RD wrote
Rich is a wuss with soft hands, but is bigger than me (Can't see any other reason, he's a total knob) Holy Tape Measure Batman, not only is RD man enough to admit that but it sounds like he checked to make sure! :eek:

RD's love life is a vortex that just sucks you in and leaves you in some alternate universe.
I do have to give RD credit as only he could create a thread that somehow blends his soap opera love life with ground fighting. :D

ewallace
03-31-2005, 12:58 PM
I do have to give RD credit as only he could create a thread that somehow blends his soap opera love life with ground fighting. :D
Apparently you have never seen an episode of COPS when they get domestic calls from trailer parks. :)

wdl
03-31-2005, 01:00 PM
Apparently you have never seen an episode of COPS when they get domestic calls from trailer parks. :)

What's even better are the geriatric episodes. 70 year old trailer park ground fighting!

-Will

ZIM
03-31-2005, 01:12 PM
Cost of living is one of the lowest in the nation. You can get a very decent house for around 100K. Salaries will be lower but are commensurate with cost of living.
.Heh. You can get houses here for as low as 20K, a decent one for ~40K, and I've seen former mansions go for as little as 80K. That ought to be a clue as to how bad it has gotten. We're in the tank and its heartbreaking to see.

Reggie1
03-31-2005, 01:27 PM
Wow.

Austin is great, but the cost of living is quite a bit more than SA. If you actually want to live inside the city limits, decent house will run you upwards of $140K. Nice houses on the outskirts of town are around $160-250K, and a tiny house close to downtown usually runs about $300K.

Traffic kind of sucks here too, but there is a TON of stuff to do and it's a great town.

Vash
03-31-2005, 09:40 PM
Royal Dragon's actual training session pt1 (http://www.i-mockery.com/minimocks/sexual-games/10.php)

Vash
03-31-2005, 09:45 PM
RD's Training pt2 (http://www.i-mockery.com/minimocks/sexual-games/14.php)

Vash
03-31-2005, 09:52 PM
Royal Dragon's Training pt3 (http://www.i-mockery.com/minimocks/sexual-games/22.php)

wdl
03-31-2005, 10:58 PM
Wow.

Austin is great, but the cost of living is quite a bit more than SA.

I bet the property taxes in SA are lower too. My grandfather's in Round Rock/Williamson Co. are fairly high. Not New Jersey rape you till your poor high, but high nonetheless.

-Will

spiraler
03-31-2005, 11:01 PM
that was horrible.

Nick Forrer
04-01-2005, 04:07 AM
Try the videoclips at this site for a takedown defense (http://www.evolutionary-systems.com/)

Royal Dragon
04-01-2005, 06:51 AM
I like the slow mo one. He's useing posture rigth out of several of my forms too. Look like it might be hard for me to pull off though. I'm going to have to work on it. I like that he pretty much knees the guy in the grion as he is getting back to his feet too.

SevenStar
04-01-2005, 08:10 AM
I'm hopeing to hook up with him next Saturday while she is at work. :D



Dude, are you sure you wanna share that with us?

SevenStar
04-01-2005, 08:34 AM
What's not healthy? isn't it pretty much a foregone conclusion EVERY Kung Fu guy should have some supplemental ground training?

I kept him form taking me down for quite a while by droppin back into a deep bow stance, but leaning very forward with my weight on his upper body as he shot in.

I was lifting his right shoulder, and pressing on his left and sort of "Rolled him". It's a technique I first saw in a Yang Jwing Ming book on Fast wrestling, and then again in a Shui Chiao seminar I helped host a few years ago.

BTW, Thanks MS II for showing that one!

he didn't try to change to a single after you stepped back?

SevenStar
04-01-2005, 09:06 AM
Try XXABXXXY while pressing up.
:p


Zim's suggestion is good, find a Judo guy.


or up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, B, A, start.

Works every time.


for the judo guy, find one experienced with pickups and defenses against them. I've won most of my judo matches with a double leg - the people I've gone against don't sprawl or anything else fast enough. Alot of people overlook pikcups though, which is likely the reason.

Royal Dragon
04-01-2005, 10:25 AM
we were just drilling stuff at that point. He'd already kicked my ass.

Royal Dragon
04-04-2005, 05:37 AM
The ******* blew me off this weekend!!

Oh well, I ended up playing pool with this little Italian hottie in a pink outfit so it was all good I guess!

Ming Yue
04-04-2005, 05:44 AM
I think you should break up with him.

Royal Dragon
04-04-2005, 05:46 AM
Yeah, think ur right!!! I feel so...hurt! :D

SevenStar
04-04-2005, 09:21 AM
give him the "it's not you, it's me..." speech.

Ming Yue
04-04-2005, 01:13 PM
then wait a week or so and ask him if he has any friends you might be able to obsess about and then break up with.




:p

MasterKiller
04-04-2005, 01:18 PM
give him the "it's not you, it's me..." speech.
I think he just gave that speech to RD. But that's what he gets for being a **** on the first date.

Royal Dragon
04-04-2005, 05:23 PM
Yeah, but I ddn't get a speach, not even a phone call. He just never returned my message! :confused: