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Alright guys.Tonight is the night. Even though I would be very disappointed if reigns wins and Bryan doesn't, I really hope you guys enjoy the show. Grab a few friends, eat some snacks, and drink some beer. /asp/ should be about bringing people together and enjoying some god damn wrestling, instead of arguing about who should win or lose. Even if your guy doesn't win, at least there's always hope in the future. Although I think all of us can agree cena winning the championship would be a dick move on wwe's part. Talk about what you're excited for. Guess what surprise entries will be in the rumble, what you think is going to happen on raw tomorrow, and try to guess the Mania card. I might as well tell you guys my surprise entries while I'm still here. I'm thinking
>Jake The Snake
>Rob Van Dam
>maybe onother ECW original (Sabu or Tommy Dreamer)

Here's my pick for the championship match.

And finally my Royal rumble pick
(Even though I wish it would be Bryan)

This is clearly a general so talking about other things besides the Rumble is obviously okay. Enjoy the show, and I hope your left with some fond memories.
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or smarkbusters...whatever I don't fucking care.
Where's the guy who picked numbers for everyone? I remember I got #26.
>we'll never have some random jobber win the Rumble

makes the Rumble boring as shit near the end
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It was 2Cold...He's probably doing British things with William Regal.

Anyway I have the chart saved.

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wew all 3 of you, get in here!
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Why is TNA so good right now and why does no one watch it. It's been the best tv wrestling show for a year now.
That segment with robbie e was friggin gold, I have no idea how austin aries was able to keep a straight face
Oh Aries was struggling for a while, you see him biting his tongue and covering his face, made it even more hilarious
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>JB with his hardman entrance
>throwing knees and shit
>JB's "I'm gonna fuck you up" at the end
I died
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What are some must-watch TNA shows? Getting into pro-wrestling and want to give the different promotions a fair shot.

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Let's say you're in a room with two doors, opposite of each other. You have to fight whoever's behind the door in their respective ring/cage. Behind one door is Kimbo Slice. He has a personal grudge against you, and is willing to cripple you. Behind the other door is Mike Tyson and you're fighting him in place of Evander Holyfield. In short, he wants to bite your ear off and sink you in a coma. Which door do you pick and why?
I'd choose Kimbo and use leg kicks.
Tyson, I'd stand perfectly still so he can put me into a painless coma right away.

And then wake up in a cozy hospital bed, much better than becoming a cripple.
Tysons vision is movement based, if you stay perfectly still he might not even see you

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Because nobody made a new one

>Why bodyweight?



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About what method works best I am not qualified to say. But I do know one major difference between Sommer's programs and what the gymnastics coaches you know might teach. Foundation series are for adults primarily, and Sommer has stated before that children in balance can be trained many specific elements that adults cannot. Therefore there is a difference between what how Sommer teaches a child and an adult.

For arch body holds doing 5 x 60s is indeed for building endurance and work capacity. It is for building a base upon which you can safely and effectively put layers of harder strength training. It is chosen that ABH does not serve as a strength exercise but more of a posture-correcting, coordination and mobility drill.
>The condition is pretty uncommon, he said, but can also be caused by other types of exertions, such as heavy lifting, coughing or screaming. Katz said he wouldn't tell people not to stand on their heads, however.
It looks like the stretching series is coming out in a month or less.
Depends honestly. Alex raised a good point I had not considered, it can be used for coordination and stretching as welll as strength. If you are an adult starting GST, I am not qualified to give you advice, as I have never trained with people who began as adults. I can tell you that most people place the cut off of strength holds at 3x30s, take that as you will.

Correct, Sommer does have to take adults into account with foundation, but that wasn't what I was arguing. You said that the methods I suggested were inefficient, incorrect, and came from inexperienced people, I'm simply stating why that is fundamentally wrong.

I'm really not trying to start an argument over something so silly, but I'm just getting pretty tired of people reading foundation, thinking they're experts in GST, and calling anyone who uses different training methods inexperienced, lazy, or mentally weak. There are other ways to train besides whatever christopher sommer says, and he knows that. Foundation is, however, you're best bet if you cannot find an experienced coach, I agree with that.
I'm really looking forward to it.

Movement sounds pretty shitty though. I thought at first it would be exploring basic tumbling, like back extension rolls, full limbers etc. but it looks like it's just gonna be lots of explosive pushup, squat and l sit variations

> What is /asp/ Predicts...?
This is a thread where we all vote and see if we can correctly predict the results of the current PPV.
> What are the rules?
Just simply follow the link to do the survey and that's it. If a match ends in DQ or no contest however, that is scratched from the total for the interest of fairness.
> How's this gonna work?
After each match I will post the updated results to see WHO is on their way to being a clean sweeper.
> 6 matches in total to predict.
Link to vote: http://derpy.me/fr8zb
Please offer a courtesy bump after voting, good luck!
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No. Stop being a fucking retard. You've not been here long and just about everything you say is butt fuck retarded.
I'm happy Randy is returning :)
I wish he would return wearing Macho Man getup. Then again there is more chance of CM Punk returning than there is Randy Orton doing something fun.
Why was he gone so long was it his time off or something?
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So /asp/ I'm curious about how much you pay for your training? I see people post what they pay sometime and it seems ridiculously expensive.

I pay 86 USD per year for my BJJ and MMA classes and then 36 USD per year for my wrestling classes.

Granted I'm from europe so there will be a slight difference from the US.

So what do you train and how much do you pay for it?
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i fuckin wish my HS had rasslin
for the guys it was usually just hockey,football,and rugby mostly
and for the grillz volleyball,b-ball,and baseball

i wish more HS had rasslin & boxin or some sort of light mma like shooto :(
>a bunch of mma shitholes
What's wrong with those?
I want to learn martial arts from a reputable person not roll around hugging men
You're fucking faggot, you just don't even know it yet.
Is your problem finding a reputable instructor or finding a style that isn't mainly ground work? The way you worded your post makes you sound like a tremendous faggot.

a mascular nigger beat his ass.


ufc fight night stockholm general and future of LHW division.

also how strong should you be that you can drop a guy puching his shoulder.
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i dont get what happened to rumble.
at first he's this average bum who cant stay at his weight and fights like shit.
now suddenly he's this fucking beast nobody can stop.
Obvious roids aside, what did he do to become so good in such a short span of time
A ton of steroids and his training partners. Also he switched to light heavyweight. Personally I think Gustafsson needs to pick a new team. Alliance has only Phil Davis to really assist him. I also think Gustafsson may have been far too focused on the Jones rematch and underestimated Rumble. I mean Gustafsson was training to stop wrestling heavily going into a match with a knockout artist.
well, if he gets muscular,it will be problem to cut weight. HW gustaffson would be great tho. JDS vs Gustafsson or Mark Hunt vs Gustafsson

A black guy beat a white guy fair and square. Sorry. It happened. Get over it cuck.
First, whats with everyone on this board and saying cuck? Do you guys all have the same weird sexual fetishes?

Second, everything I said was accurate. Rumble with training at the Blackzilians he trains with a ton of guys hell they have 9 guys in Glory Kickboxing alone currently and multiple competing MMA fighters. Gustafsson has Phil Davis.

Third, on Sirius XM radio Rumble openly talked about PED's and saying he takes them.

I'm a Rumble fan, I stated I was a Rumble fan >>599331 and I personally don't really like Gustafsson but that doesn't change who the fighters are. Gustafsson is younger than Rumble and will most likely come back even stronger like Rumble did after he decided to go up to LHW. Gustafsson will probably in a year or two end up coming back, beat Rumble and end up as Champion.

Also I'm dating a black girl from Brazil. Get over it you little sissy faggot.

Could you take Floyd Mayweather in a street fight?
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>if I keep posting it people will agree with me
>5'9" (174½cm)
You honestly probably could
>Mayweather has the latter but not so much of the former compared to any above average fitness dude.
>An ameteur MMA practicioner (at least half of /asp/) would be able to drop his ass.
>his ability to patty-cake me in the face and run away would make me hesitant to bet on me winning.
>it would be a horrible one sided beat down. I could beat him on the feet

Not gonna scroll farther down, but HO-LY SHIT AUTISM.
>Implying any of us 4chan retards can beat someone fighting at the international peak of his boxing weight class.
>Implying your amateur level shoot wouldn't end with his top tier top speed fist in your brain
>Implying he's not fast enough and he's stupid enough to be wary of a shoot when he can reasonably destroy 99% of the population in a fist striking competition.
>Implying your subpar kick wouldn't be blocked by his guard or deter him enough to stop him from closing and destroying you.
I think of a guy from boxing gym, he has 8 years of boxing training, he absolutely can wreck my ass even tho I do MMA for like a year.

then I multiply him with 1000, thats how good maywheather is right?

no I cant stop him with a double or hip toss or muay thai kicks.

holy shit 4chan is retarded

Pic related, what these words means? I think everyone understands it differently.

Also, motivation thread?
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I think it means let go and fight, don't try to restrict yourself by being stiff in a set stance plodding around like a machine. Be dynamic, be light on your feet and be unpredictable, adapt to your opponent and vary your technique. Remember you are in a fight and not in a dojo, tap into your instincts and let go of the rigidness that comes with standing in one spot doing drills.
i feel like this quote is mostly valid to the guys who were taught under CMA rules where they are very strict about forms and bruce came up with it when he was unlearning the bullshit he was taught and started to learn how to actually fight
chill out brah

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Historical European Martial Arts Thread
Please keep it kind and on topic. Also no SCA/Reenactment please.
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The best thing to do is to go to any nearby council-owned parks or your country's equivalent. Then ask if you can put posters up in all of those aforementioned places stating what time gatherings will be.

Also put ads up on whatever local websites you can.
should have clarified, I mean HOST it in any nearby council-owned park or your country's equivalent.
That is a good idea. When weather clears up, we do plan on having days where we go to parks and do lessons.
I do call it historical fencing when talking to officials. However I did explain that we'd be using the two-handed longsword before. That might have put them off.
What if I get a sport fencing uniform (I know where to find cheap ones) and saw extra padding on it? Would it work?
It should do very well against broken blades trying to run you through.

For padding you'll probably want to pad the entire jacket, not just some spots. If you're good at sewing it could work I guess. But at that point simply making the entire thing yourself from scratch might be a better option.

I'm not sure how a sport fencing jacket takes to you trying to raise your arms into high von tag or so. That could be a problem as well.

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listen you niggers

Tell me which mma bouts you consider to be classic and that nobody who claims to be into mma should miss. Be it UFC, PRIDE, DREAM, Bellator, whatever. I'd even accept Kickboxing.
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You're such a fucking faggot one cannot even start to begin on where to call you out on your bullshit.

Thanks for showing your complete and utter ignorance, you think Saku just had shitty takedown defense and sub-par striking? He tapped out Carlos Newton which was a better ground fighter than any Gracie that Saku fought, not only that but he tapped out like two of those Gracies, (one was a standing Kimura lock that broke Renzos arm).

He spent a lot of time in Royce's guard in their epic eternal match, he wasn't scared to grapple them, he beat them WITH GRAPPLING.

Mirko is known as a guy with some of the most incredible take down defense in mma, Mirko is also a huge Heavyweight, Sakuraba was a WW in today's world. That fight proved nothing, except Sakus balls, but we already knew with his wins against Rampage, Vitor Belfort, etc

Mirko losing to Nogueira proves that stand up grappling works? The fuck? Noguiera scored a takedown and when Mirko pushed off a simple arm bar transition counter was done. This was simple bjj stuff.
Mark hunt vs bigfoot silva
>He spent a lot of time in Royce's guard
doing nothing

>he wasn't scared to grapple them
on the ground

>he beat them WITH GRAPPLING
he beat renzo and ryan, and for renzo it wasn't really ground grappling

>Mirko is known as a guy with some of the most incredible take down defense in mma

great takedown defense for a striker, he wasn't nearly as good at grappling as saku was, yet he was able to defend a shitton of takedowns and his ground game. mirko did outmuscle saku but the experience gap in grappling, both standing up and on the ground compared to saku just proves that a striker with a small knowledge of grappling is able to defend himself and keep striking, which is one of the reasons there's barely any ground work in MMA today. someone that doesnt want to stay on the ground that has very little grappling knowledge can just stand up, even if the other fighter is very experienced on the ground. the point is that pure striking almost always loses against pure grappling. but with little grappling knowledge, strikers are able to almost negate grappling attacks.

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>the point is that pure striking almost always loses against pure grappling. but with little grappling knowledge, strikers are able to almost negate grappling attacks.

Depends on the rules anon, depends on the rules...
Gif related.
Takedown were harder in pride cause stomps and soccer kick.
If he spent time in their guard, then he wasn't scared of being on the ground with them. Now you're just moving the goal posts idiot, and yeah ... I guess he did nothing... nothing but slap Gracie around inside Royce's guard, and Royce couldn't do anything about it.

And about Mirko, L-O- fucking L, please stop watching mma go back to your CMA's.

Mirko stopped Mark Coleman's takedowns like NOTHING, Fedor couldn't even do that, and Mirko also stopped Randlemans takedowns, Fedor DEFINITELY couldn't even do that. Both Mark and Randleman were wrestling heavyweights and Mirko stopped them and could pop right back up from others takedowns, Mirko is one of the most physically gifted fighters ever, and he trained everyday in Wrestling with Croatian wrestlers and even had Werdum as a BJJ partner.

So this impossibly hard to takedown 6'2 230lbs lean, explosive muscled athlete stopping double legs from other heavyweight wrestlers, can stop a small Japanese catch wrestlers shot and all of a sudden Mirko has very little take down defense?

I knew you were full of shit when you went into this long incredibly incorrect autistic rant treating mma fights like a Pokemon game.

And the part that put the nail in the coffin about your stupidity, is when you said Nogueira won because of his "stand up grappling" now, I know stand up grappling exists (even though people just call it grappling) but Nog did absolutely nothing standing up but take an absolute fucking beating.

He beat Mirko on the ground with a classic Gracie BJJ counter to Mirkos pushing and turning arm.

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Jesus christ, this autist is really good at this.

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why did the video speed up at 3:06?
From Wikipedia's entry on Crossbow:
>The crossbow is portrayed as a hunting weapon on four Pictish stones from early medieval Scotland (6th to 9th centuries)
>The use of crossbows in European warfare is again evident from the Battle of Hastings until about the year 1500.
Wow, looks like a big bucketful of wrong on your end, considering that the battle of Hastings in 1066, about 250 years before the Hundred Years' War even started.
>archers didn't this stuff in battle
>implying they didn't train to improve their skills for lots of other reasons
>most deaths on the battlefield

actually came from being cut down when fleeing.

And the main benefit of archery is lowering morale/cohesion and immobiiizing the enemy by suppressing him.

>and it came from hugely fired formations to create rains of arrows. Like 300.

this is true tho

Alright aspies, I was punching the bag bareknuckle because kyo, but I over did it and wore the skin off my knuckles.
It has taken about two weeks to heal and I want to prevent it from happening again.

Typical handwraps do not seem to address this issue. pic related. What do?
Should I submit to the gloves or is there a better way?

I guess we can also talk about general things you can do to train effectively without tearing yourself up or getting blood, sweat, and aids everywhere.
>inb4 no contact
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I have long as fuck fingers so even that doesn't work
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I agree with this.

The olden dayzers used the 3 knuckle landing, too.

wtf? I hit the heavy bag full force without getting bloody knuckles, too.

What the fuck is ninja / special forces about knowing how to puinch memelords?
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When making a fist your wrist turns in a little, and then those knuckles are aligned with your radius.
hey I only know that when I punch the bag bare knuckle like you're saying my hand and wrist fucking hurt and my third and fourth knuckle get bruises in between. when I punch focusing on only hitting with the first and second knuckle and aligning them with my radius I punch way better and I don't get bruises nor pain on my wrist. maybe it just works for me mentally and it helps getting my punching form better, who the fuck knows.

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Is that supposed to be funny?
No, it's fact.

Duane Peters is the only one who can get away with that shit.
baby steps bro
heelside and toeside are definitely longboarder things. only frontside and backside here.
It'll allow you to build up the muscle memory for doing shit switch and nollie that would've normally had you sliding out when landing. Just pretend you're still holding the rail and start off rolling slowly. It worked for me idk about others though

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Is there a reason there have been so many Jewish boxers throughout the sport's history?
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bigger nose takes more damage
Because there arent many jews and because most jews dont live in bad economic conditions that usually makes people want to persue a boxing career
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>100 million
No, 6 million.

In the golden age of boxing Jews lived in ghettos and, just like the irish, were generally poor. Also conditions for working class people were often far worse than today. There was more crime and violence in Europe and USA than today. Add antisemitism into that and you get a people that had to fight a lot.

Remember that during this time there was also jewish mafia, next to the irish and italian one. Just like there were many jewish, irish and italian boxers..
I hope this is true

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