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« Reply #80 on: February 25, 2015, 04:08:16 AM »

East Coast?
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« Reply #81 on: February 25, 2015, 04:23:39 AM »

Yeah, East coast ATB.
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« Reply #82 on: February 25, 2015, 01:36:51 PM »

Where are you fighting?
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« Reply #83 on: February 25, 2015, 02:16:25 PM »

New York
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« Reply #84 on: February 26, 2015, 07:44:50 PM »

Well Kato, if your opponent is right handed... hit that arm as hard as possible.

If he is left handed... hit that arm as hard as possible.

Win-win!  I fail to see any problems here.   ninja
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« Reply #85 on: March 13, 2015, 02:58:43 AM »

Lol, so I'm fighting this Saturday on less than two days notice.  4 guys from my gym were supposed to fight this weekend and 3 of them got injured this week.  Really bad luck for them, maybe they should stop sparring each other with chainsaws attached to their gloves slywink



Luckily I'm already at weight so this should work out.  I'm more worried about being an official corner man for my training partner.
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« Reply #86 on: March 13, 2015, 12:20:16 PM »

Like Cowboy Cerrone, Kato takes any fight, against any opponent at any time.

Good luck, Kato!
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« Reply #87 on: March 13, 2015, 03:00:54 PM »

Good luck tomorrow.

A comment on the poster: I am by no means bilingual but I think we are getting to a point where using both Marzo and March /Sabido and Saturday is unnecessary. I would think 1 or the other would be sufficient.  It's odd that they chose to do dual language for those two items only. I can envision a day not to far from now where we could easily mix Spanish and English on a poster or sign and most people wouldn't miss a beat. Spanglish perhaps.

Off topic comment over.

Again good luck this weekend Kato.
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« Reply #88 on: March 13, 2015, 09:05:28 PM »

Break a leg!  His preferably. (Its just an expression, I'm told)
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« Reply #89 on: March 15, 2015, 06:04:17 AM »

thanks for all the well wishes everyone

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Break a leg!  His preferably. (Its just an expression, I'm told)

I actually tried to do that during the fight.  My opponent never bothered to check any of my kicks. After I landed the first leg kick hard, he looked at me in horror and I knew he didn't want to be there anymore. 
4 hour drive, 66 seconds in the ring, 6 legs kicks for a TKO in the first.  Dude was out of shape and he looked scared.  Felt bad. I think his whole family came out to watch him fight. Drove home. High fived the wife and drank a little vodka leftover from Harkonis's last visit.
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« Reply #90 on: March 15, 2015, 07:49:07 PM »

Quote from: USMC Kato on March 15, 2015, 06:04:17 AM

thanks for all the well wishes everyone

Quote from: TheEgoWhip on March 13, 2015, 09:05:28 PM

Break a leg!  His preferably. (Its just an expression, I'm told)

I actually tried to do that during the fight.  My opponent never bothered to check any of my kicks. After I landed the first leg kick hard, he looked at me in horror and I knew he didn't want to be there anymore. 
4 hour drive, 66 seconds in the ring, 6 legs kicks for a TKO in the first.  Dude was out of shape and he looked scared.  Felt bad. I think his whole family came out to watch him fight. Drove home. High fived the wife and drank a little vodka leftover from Harkonis's last visit.

Congrats!

But, vodka isn't Bud Light.
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« Reply #91 on: March 15, 2015, 10:13:18 PM »

Quote from: USMC Kato on March 15, 2015, 06:04:17 AM

thanks for all the well wishes everyone

Quote from: TheEgoWhip on March 13, 2015, 09:05:28 PM

Break a leg!  His preferably. (Its just an expression, I'm told)

I actually tried to do that during the fight.  My opponent never bothered to check any of my kicks. After I landed the first leg kick hard, he looked at me in horror and I knew he didn't want to be there anymore.  
4 hour drive, 66 seconds in the ring, 6 legs kicks for a TKO in the first.  Dude was out of shape and he looked scared.  Felt bad. I think his whole family came out to watch him fight. Drove home. High fived the wife and drank a little vodka leftover from Harkonis's last visit.

Congratulations, Kato!  So did he verbally quit?

Also, did you taunt his moms and pops after you leapt to the top of the cage?
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« Reply #92 on: March 15, 2015, 10:36:11 PM »

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Quote from: USMC Kato on March 15, 2015, 06:04:17 AM

thanks for all the well wishes everyone

Quote from: TheEgoWhip on March 13, 2015, 09:05:28 PM

Break a leg!  His preferably. (Its just an expression, I'm told)

I actually tried to do that during the fight.  My opponent never bothered to check any of my kicks. After I landed the first leg kick hard, he looked at me in horror and I knew he didn't want to be there anymore.  
4 hour drive, 66 seconds in the ring, 6 legs kicks for a TKO in the first.  Dude was out of shape and he looked scared.  Felt bad. I think his whole family came out to watch him fight. Drove home. High fived the wife and drank a little vodka leftover from Harkonis's last visit.

Congratulations, Kato!  So did he verbally quit?

Also, did you taunt his moms and pops after you leapt to the top of the cage?

Not verbally, he just sat down and raised one hand signaling to the ref he was done.  

The family was in the second row and were booing me so I faced them, took out my mouthpiece and smiled smile

Luckily I ignored the voice in my head to take his soul
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« Reply #93 on: March 16, 2015, 01:19:03 AM »

https://fbcdn-video-e-a.akamaihd.net/hvideo-ak-xpf1/v/t42.1790-2/10980984_939948179369424_1720509838_n.mp4?rl=444&vabr=247&oh=d2d75db518d6930f3af4d33b5220a878&oe=55089CF3&__gda__=1426618804_d3d4073e36ef1d6b4309c6aa1e8c3e55

The black guy is my friend and training partner Matt, i was able to record him since he fought right after me.  I really need to bring someone to tape my fights next time.

Edit: sorry about the poor recording. I didn't have a seat and couldn't stand anywhere else frown
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« Reply #94 on: March 16, 2015, 01:01:16 PM »

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Luckily I ignored the voice in my head to take his soul




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« Reply #95 on: April 16, 2015, 12:27:24 PM »

So the date of your original fight has come and gone. For some reason I thought it was April 26th.

Did your original fight happen or because you took that impromptu fight, did you skip it?

When is your next fight either way.
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« Reply #96 on: April 17, 2015, 03:24:53 PM »

Quote from: USMC Kato on October 19, 2014, 08:35:14 PM

Also in the first round I have a dump in the first 30 seconds so after that I am winded and tired for the remaining round.

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Uhm, having you poop yourself in the first round is certainly going to psych out your opponent.

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« Reply #97 on: April 17, 2015, 03:46:15 PM »

Great job on the training Kato - Glad to see your eye-related disability doesn't impede your depth perception slywink

(there's a penis joke in there, I'm just not willing to touch it).

You've got a well-balanced cut to you, and your back is fantastic. I'd suggest when you're forced to retire from fighting that you go into body-building - mind you, your height might be a detractor (I'm 5'9" so it's not harsh judgment from the privileged)
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« Reply #98 on: April 17, 2015, 04:30:16 PM »

Quote from: ATB on April 16, 2015, 12:27:24 PM

So the date of your original fight has come and gone. For some reason I thought it was April 26th.

Did your original fight happen or because you took that impromptu fight, did you skip it?

When is your next fight either way.

Took the short notice fight with the intention of passing on the New York match.  At the end of the day, New York was going to be a difficult one to do logistically. Also, I would have been alone with no corner. 

My next fight is only 5 weeks away and is a local one (finally).  So my family and friends will be there to video record me being victorious or failing miserably.  It is a kickboxing tournament in Mobile Alabama with kickboxing rules, so that means no elbows and knees frown
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« Reply #99 on: April 17, 2015, 04:32:56 PM »

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Great job on the training Kato - Glad to see your eye-related disability doesn't impede your depth perception slywink

(there's a penis joke in there, I'm just not willing to touch it).

You've got a well-balanced cut to you, and your back is fantastic. I'd suggest when you're forced to retire from fighting that you go into body-building - mind you, your height might be a detractor (I'm 5'9" so it's not harsh judgment from the privileged)

Thanks Purge! I work hard and I'm glad it pays off, especially when people cant believe my real age when they see me.  I only have a limited time to do this, but so far not losing any speed due to my age.  Glad that strength is the last thing to go since that is what has been my advantage in all my fights so far.
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« Reply #100 on: April 17, 2015, 05:04:53 PM »

A couple of short clips of some pad work


https://youtu.be/0B9CKcWjf9c

https://youtu.be/BQd0GCyDvVs
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« Reply #101 on: April 20, 2015, 07:55:04 PM »

Next time I travel, I wouldn't mind swinging by for a beer and possibly a spider-related prank (I'll be sure to wear protective gear to keep me from being and unprotected punching/kick bag).

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« Reply #102 on: April 20, 2015, 10:02:06 PM »

Quote from: Purge on April 20, 2015, 07:55:04 PM

Next time I travel, I wouldn't mind swinging by for a beer and possibly a spider-related prank (I'll be sure to wear protective gear to keep me from being and unprotected punching/kick bag).

I'm sorry Purge, I couldn't read your post due to your enormous bicep from your profile pic covering everything.

But yeah, if you're ever in the area, swing on by.  Wear a cup, spider pranks get the "Johnny Cage" move from me slywink
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« Reply #103 on: April 21, 2015, 01:15:14 PM »

Quote from: USMC Kato on April 20, 2015, 10:02:06 PM

Quote from: Purge on April 20, 2015, 07:55:04 PM

Next time I travel, I wouldn't mind swinging by for a beer and possibly a spider-related prank (I'll be sure to wear protective gear to keep me from being and unprotected punching/kick bag).

I'm sorry Purge, I couldn't read your post due to your enormous bicep from your profile pic covering everything.

But yeah, if you're ever in the area, swing on by.  Wear a cup, spider pranks get the "Johnny Cage" move from me slywink

Are there bumper stickers with "I prank'd Kato and all I got was a shadowkick in the junk" available?
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« Reply #104 on: May 06, 2015, 12:55:19 AM »

I fight again May 30th in Mobile, Alabama in a Sanshou Competition/Tournament
http://www.ksfworld.org/#!ksf-events-and-locations/c24vq

If I do well, I will be fighting up to 4 times in a day.  Not sure my body can handle it to be honest.  Also my students at my MMA gym has almost tripled and I'm a bit butt hurt that I can't train as much as I would like. 

From this:



To even MORE than this:

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« Reply #105 on: May 06, 2015, 09:19:12 PM »

More students is always a good thing.  A little word of mouth can go a long way.
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« Reply #106 on: May 16, 2015, 01:29:03 AM »

So tonight was my last night of hard sparring and training, so of course I got hurt. Possible grade 2 calf strain. My fight is two weeks out, the timing is horrible.  I see a doctor on Monday, and I hope this isn't as bad as it feels.
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« Reply #107 on: May 22, 2015, 09:19:05 PM »

Hope your injury wasn't a bad one.  Did you happen to get beat up sparring with a new mystery student?

https://youtu.be/F3FZLTpJREY
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« Reply #108 on: May 22, 2015, 11:09:31 PM »

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Hope your injury wasn't a bad one.  Did you happen to get beat up sparring with a new mystery student?

https://youtu.be/F3FZLTpJREY

That girl is a badass, and I actually know her smile

I partially tore my left calf muscle while training.  Did nothing out of the ordinary. probably just over trained a bit, especially my legs.  I'll be out for 4-8 weeks
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