Coffeeinfusion

 
""And be a simple kind of man. Be something you love and understand" - LS"
Member Since: Jun 13, 2011
Job: Product marketing
Education: BA
For Fun: BJJ, dogs & cats, music, science & philosophy, motorcycling, computers
Experience: Dabbler. When I'm up to it I'll roll and likely tap a lot. These days prefer gi Jiu-Jitsu over everything else. Would do BJJ 24/7 if I could.
Location: San Diego
Website: http://www.graciesd.com
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 Just another cookie-cutter 40-Something guy upon whom Bruce Lee left the first major mark, and Royce Gracie, the second.

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Been dabbling in various martial arts since the 90s, eventually moving from the traditional to the progressive arts: Judo, BJJ, Muay Thai and Krav Maga.

A man of little talent and quite a bit of chronic pain, I've recognized that it's a personal journey and that one man's ceiling is another man's floor. Martial arts have changed my life for the better in many ways. 

Avid fan of watching the progressive revolution unfold. Still enjoy learning techniques from traditional styles and integrating useful ones into my own progressive style of Krav Maga, which is a hobby I'd like to do more often.


No, grab with the other hand.

I remember making lame-ass homemade nunchucks out of dowels and eye-screws purchased from the local hardware store. I painted them yellow with black stripes a la Bruce in Enter the Dragon, and remember being scared that the cops would arrest me if they found them in my backpack. That was last year. Seriously, though, I was a geeky kid, still a geek today, and yeah, I'm okay with that.

Some of my favorite guys in martial arts: Bas, Paulson, Greg Nelson, Itay Gil, Pedro Sauer, Jacare, Fedor, Crocop, GSP, Sakuraba, Vochenchkin -- among so many more.

I think anyone with the balls and heart to let it all hang out by stepping into the spotlights of the ring in front of throngs of uneducated, bonehead armchair critics is a major stud -- win, lose or draw. I think the biggest opponent in martial arts is oneself.

While my favorite fighters are very technical and usually have a strong traditional background, I have no less respect for the less technical guys who have tons of heart -- because that right there is a little thing called character.

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