P90X3 Classic 3rd Attempt Day 6 The Warrior

Sat June 13 I finished the Warrior but I got some type of stomach virus and could not update the blog. I also could not finish Sat night or even Sunday with Dynamix as planned but technically I'm on track and I think I jumpstarted the week and I don't think my illness is exercise-induced. More likely it was Satan working to throw me off track. He's been busy since about the time I met Leonard Wayne (http://leonardwayne.com/higherhigher.php) and read his book. I recommend anyone to read his book. It is great and very consistent with my experience.It is one of those books that anyone could argue the author should not have written because it is not primarily flattering to Leonard. It is a great, instructional read in my educated opinion. And God has blessed me as well with what was likely 2 miracles shortly after Leonard said a prayer for me over the phone. I need to keep a Journal or a Diary. Anyway, Praise God and I'm hoping to limp through Total Synergistics today to stay on track.

Grandmaster Vic Moore

This is amazing. How had I not heard of GM Moore before now? Well, I guess that is why he is one of the greatest fighters never known: GRANDMASTER VICTOR MOORE explains how he defeated BRUCE LEE in a test of speed in 1967.This is a brief clip from a larger work wherein the Grandmaster expounds on his victories over other well known martial arts, like CHUCK NORRIS, BILL "SUPERFOOT" WALLACE, MIKE STONE, MIKE FOSTER, JIM KELLY and others. He also gives his account of the unique racism he encountered as one of the first Black martial artist coming up in the 50's, 60's and 70's and why he is one of the greatest fighters never known.   His website is http://www.twka.co/ We are working together at www.hallsofnorthamerica.com  

Attackers in the Street “rarely alone and unarmed…”

Great article Mr. Brian Duffy shared on Facebook. These quotes particularly caught my attention "Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is absolutely not suitable for street fighting..." "...the assailant may be weaker than you, but he is much more vicious, it is neither a sport nor an honest citizen, he is rarely alone and unarmed..." http://www.bjjee.com/articles/bjj-black-belts-point-of-view-why-jiu-jitsu-is-not-suitable-for-street-fighting/

How to stay alive in Knife fighting

I want to watch this later and be able to find it. Facebook is useless for finding old posts, someone shared it there.
How to stay alive in Knife fighting.
  British instructor shows the use of Fairbairn-Sykes dagger, is mister Fairbairn himself. The film was dubbed in greek [sic] but it has subtitles. 1943 or 1944.
Read more at http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=e0b_1402527226#iFz0czkBpU40LV4o.99

Red Core Black Belt et al from Kataaro

I think I will have to get one of these at 2nd Black. http://www.kataaro.com/Products/Red-Core-Black-Belt__4941RC.aspx It looks so awesome. I have an idea for my next belt. Feedback on these is welcome. When I get close to buying I'll actively survey opinions. They also embroider so that is great. I have a few thoughts on how I might like to do embroidery and they do both sides and have some cool options. http://www.kataaro.com/Departments/Embroidery/Embroidery-Information.aspx Man, this is too cool. This belt will address an idea I have as well https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3YIjYnOxD-o And I'm going to get a plain black street belt I think http://www.kataaro.com/products/embroidered-street-belt__sbe4921.aspx

Dann Baker, Kajukenbo Grandmaster at Texas State University

    Dann Baker interview from University Star For Steven... Dan Baker was often a Judge in my Division when I competed in the AOK Circuit in Central Texas in the 80s. I had no idea what his resume actually looked like, I liked his Afro. He was easy to spot. He seemed to like my Katas and he seemed fair. His bio at the Texas State University San Marcos website: http://www.hhp.txstate.edu/People/Faculty-Web-Pages/Daniel-Baker.html  


OK. 1.5 hours prior to Breakfast was difficult to implement. Now I don't have 1.5 hours with my son before breakfast for perhaps the next 6 months. So we are going to attempt P90X3 soon. On Feb 22, 2014 we may start with 10 min trainer or one of the 60min P90X modules because we haven't bought P90X3 yet. We are going to have to workout separately until Aug 2014 it looks like. But as Tony says, some people just can't do over an hour a day for the P90X program and I appreciate that he has formulated a 30min workout that I am sure I can do on a daily basis. I am looking forward to doing P90X in the Fall of 2014 and eventually getting certified as a regular Personal Trainer and P90X trainer at some point. Just because I think it will enhance my Black Belt if nothing else.

Headers photos updated

I think I tripled the numbers of headers for my site tonight. There are now 18 header photos and 18 pages randomly rotating and no two are the same but there are a pair that are very similar. So it is very possible that you could visit or refresh 18 pages and still not see them all. I believe it is also possible to see the same image 18 times for the same reason. They refresh randomly. I'm making this note mostly for myself. Many are from my first belt test held on Labor Day 2012. Almost all of them are some type of a shot from some class I attended or taught.

Kenpo 16 Technique Curriculum

I used to spend a lot of time studying the 16 Technique Curriculum that Mr. Duffy developed and presented to Mr. Parker so I thought I should plug it with its own blog entry. I've linked to it from my links page. I lobbied Mr. Duffy to promote it more heavily when I was his student and I'll make one more attempt at that later. Meanwhile, this blog post will have to suffice.

Mr. Glenn Haley and Prof. Joe Lansdale

I just reviewed some of Mr. Haley's site again at http://www.ultimateacademyma.com/html/schedule.html and I forgot we both like Prof. Joe Lansdale http://www.joerlansdale.com/shenchuan/ and have some other interests in common. So I wanted to plug him and his site. I hope to get up to his studio with my son a few times this year so we can join him on the mat.