Monthly Archives: June 2012

Modern Arnis

So for the last 4 months I have been training in a form of martial arts called Modern Arnis. I go once a week ( I would go everyday if I could) and I’m intrigued more and more every class. I have also attended 2 seminars and 1 camp. The basis of this is stick fighting and have a counter move for every move your opponent  makes. My instructor is Master Chuck Gauss He is one of 7 masters of Tapi Tapi in the world. His accomplishment of mastering the art aside he is a incredible teacher he has a way of making things easy. On June 23 I went to 1 day of a 4 day camp do to work I was not able to attend all 4 days. At this camp 3 of the 7 Master we there.  I learn a incredible amount of information I am currently trying to retain as much as possible. 2 of the high lights of this 13 hour day were the knife fighting and the flashlight defense. The knife fighting section was taught by Master Ken Smith from Illinois.  Prior to this I had no idea about knife defense techniques I was in shock of how fun this was to practice and I plan to continue to search for more info and more training.


The flashlight defense was taught by Master Gauss and this was my favorite part of the day. Master Gauss show us techniques to use the light to get our opponents in arm bars, how to use the light in a center lock, and how to use a tactical light as a weapon. Tactical meaning it has a serrated top and bottom see picture.



I linked the wiki page below check it out. Also check out the YouTube channel that is linked.

Modern Arnis Wiki

Modern Arnis YouTube videos

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Posted by on June 28, 2012 in Life


Physical therapy

So I started PT on Monday in a effort to get me back on the road and running. The clock is ticking on my marathon training I should be in my second week of training and I have not ran in 8 days. My dreams of running the Detroit  marathon this year are slowly fading. But Betsy my PT tells me I should be running again soon as long as I follow her instructions. In the interim I have gotten back in the pool and I have been swimming every other day and enjoying it. Also my bike has been getting more attention. My goal is to get my hip fixed and still be able to train I will find another marathon to run. I think I will prepare for Detroit as if it I am running the half. And run the half rather than the full being that you cannot switch races and I have already paid for the full looks like I will be taking take a DNF at the full.

I am just starting to come to terms with this so I am currently in search of a new goal. I am think a epic bike ride could be it not sure. There also a 50k that I have been wanting to attempt. I feel like so much of the last 18 months has been spent focused on running goals I am not real sure what to do.

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Posted by on June 28, 2012 in Running, Swimming


And it begins!!!

Welcome to my half ass attempt at blogging I am going to head a few things off now. My grammar sucks and if you have a problem with that go read someone else blog. If you have a issue with what I have to say or have a different opinion on something than I do this is not a debate go read someone else blog. That being said if you made it through the first 3 sentence I thank you and welcome. I will try to make this as fun a possible for everyone.

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Posted by on June 28, 2012 in Uncategorized