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1  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Help/Advice for amateur fighting on: February 25, 2015, 02:16:25 PM
New York
2  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Help/Advice for amateur fighting on: February 25, 2015, 04:23:39 AM
Yeah, East coast ATB.
3  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Help/Advice for amateur fighting on: February 25, 2015, 03:18:10 AM
Poster is up, fight is a little over  a month away and I have no idea who I'm fighting yet. Smaller promotions are a bit bad about getting a confirmed opponent.  I'm fine with it, the only thing I'm concerned with is if I'm fighting a southpaw or an orthodox.

4  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Batman: Arkham Knight is rated M on: February 24, 2015, 10:13:58 PM
Glad Rocksteady will not even consider "dumbing" their story down to get that teen rating. Wish the movie industry did this more often.
5  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What skills will be obsolete in 50 years? on: February 24, 2015, 10:12:24 PM
6  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: A good, basic FPS? on: February 23, 2015, 01:28:36 PM
I enjoyed Hard Reset. A kind of cyberpunk FPS


http://store.steampowered.com/app/98400/
7  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Help/Advice for amateur fighting on: February 21, 2015, 10:24:47 PM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on February 21, 2015, 07:21:37 AM

So are you working towards fighting for a living full time?  I kinda envy you on all of this...  ninja2

Quote from: Harkonis on February 21, 2015, 08:01:58 AM

I believe he's giving it his all for as long as he can, which is until a date he and the wife agreed upon since she's not too keen on the potential for injury.

Hark is correct, I have limited time before I call it quits. I'm undefeated so far in the amateur level but I'm not sure I can even get one pro fight at my age.  I already have to jump through a million hoops just to get cleared to fight by the commission, also because of my age.  However, with all that said I am going to go as hard and as far as I can for the next two years.  My next fight is late next month, and if I finish that one I will be closer to be getting considered for a low level pro fight.
8  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Help/Advice for amateur fighting on: February 21, 2015, 04:22:20 AM
Congrats to Sittisak at Lion Fight 20!! I was selected to be Kru Sittisak's sparring partner because I fought and weighed the same as his opponent.  Thank god he won and all my beatings were not in vain smile



9  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Interrogation or helpful? (GameStop) on: February 21, 2015, 12:50:06 AM
Ron, you need to activate your War-face. Or at least some form of resting bitch (or ass) face to discourage small talk and sales scripts.  Works for me
10  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Help/Advice for amateur fighting on: February 19, 2015, 03:42:48 AM

Quote from: ATB on February 18, 2015, 07:31:13 PM

What is a first round adrenaline dump and how does dehydration impact it?



Adrenaline is a double edged sword, it makes us stronger, faster, and more aware, it also impairs our critical thinking and saps our endurance. Its purpose is to give us 60 seconds of superhuman attack strength, or the speed to run and hide. 5 rounds of 3 minutes each of a sanctioned fight is outside the scope of the adrenaline’s original design specifications. 
So an adrenaline dump is nature’s way of preparing my body for fight or flight. After those 60 seconds, prepare to feel like a complete lethargic piece of shit.

I'm not entirely sure how dehydration factors into it, I manage it a hell of a lot better by mentally preparing myself.
11  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Help/Advice for amateur fighting on: February 18, 2015, 07:29:14 PM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on February 18, 2015, 07:13:48 PM

I'd stick with your current class.  Guys with longer reach are still gonna be leaner fighters.  They may have a little bit of a reach advantage, but you'll be at a more 'neutral' weight.  Cutting through dehydration will greatly add to your first-round adrenaline dump as your body needs to carry electrolytes through your system via water. 

Thanks Knightshade, that makes a hell of a lot of sense due to the fact that my first two fights I had a problem with that first round adrenaline dump.  I'll be sure to eat clean a few weeks before the fight and I should be ok.

Here's a couple new vids of me working on my kicks (high and low)

https://vimeo.com/119983355

https://vimeo.com/119983598
12  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Help/Advice for amateur fighting on: February 18, 2015, 07:02:57 PM
Good point ATB, but there is one big difference between pro and amateur weigh ins.  Pro fight weigh-ins take place a day before, while amateur weigh in on fight day just a few hours or even less before they fight.  
So for an amateur, a grueling weight cut is a recipe for disaster.

Edit: also when I'm at 150 I'm already super cut from being a bit dehydrated, but not enough to impact my fight performance
13  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Help/Advice for amateur fighting on: February 18, 2015, 06:49:15 PM
I may very well take you up on that, especially for my next fight Knightshade.  Yeah the Marines kept me nice and lean, but I needed to bulk up a little to be more competitive. 
I do have a weight class question. I'm 5 foot 7, walk around normally at 155-158. Last 2 weeks at my last fight camp I made weight easily at 150 and didn't even have to cut before weigh ins.  But at that point I'm at 7-8 percent body fat. Should I be cutting a few pounds more to make a lighter weight class?
At 150 I feel strong, but I'm usually fighting taller guys with the longer reach.
If I fight at 145, I'll be a big welterweight but that last 5 pounds is actually a hard cut for me because I would definitely be losing some muscle.
14  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Possible big XBox sale coming on: February 17, 2015, 06:00:37 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on February 17, 2015, 05:42:20 PM

Dragon Age on sale?

I don't see it Pug
15  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Time for a New Laptop on: February 15, 2015, 06:57:41 PM
For the 360 to work wireless on the PC you need this:

http://www.amazon.com/Xbox-360-Wireless-Gaming-Receiver-Windows/dp/B000HZFCT2
16  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: [XB1] Evolve on: February 12, 2015, 03:50:33 AM
Will be on this weekend. Too much training for me during the work week.
17  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Help/Advice for amateur fighting on: February 05, 2015, 05:57:43 PM
I'll give it a try. But must avoid eye contact.

18  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Help/Advice for amateur fighting on: February 05, 2015, 05:16:46 AM
Almost fight time, just a couple more weeks.  I'm getting spoiled from all the world class training smile
https://vimeo.com/118780044

https://vimeo.com/118780081

https://vimeo.com/118780110

https://vimeo.com/118780126

https://vimeo.com/118780161
19  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Random Youtube Links Part 1: This time it's random Youtube Links (NSFW) on: February 03, 2015, 09:18:53 PM

Quote from: farley2k on February 03, 2015, 03:39:28 PM


Pretty damn cool!
20  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Far Cry 4 on: January 30, 2015, 09:10:00 PM

Quote from: TiLT on January 30, 2015, 08:58:04 PM

They're this generation's cliff racers.

LOL.  So true.  In hindsight I'm not sure if I got attacked more by cliff racers in Morrowind or by those damn eagles in Far Cry.
21  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist - Super Bowl Edition on: January 30, 2015, 06:36:14 PM
Dying Light XB1
Maybe CoD: AW Zombies
22  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Dragon's Dogma Online on: January 29, 2015, 08:08:19 PM
Can't wait. Hope Capcom doesn't get too crazy with their business model.
23  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1/Ps3/Ps4] Dying Light on: January 29, 2015, 07:21:55 PM

Quote from: Caine on January 29, 2015, 05:07:50 PM

Quote from: Turtle on January 29, 2015, 02:11:33 PM

Also, the harder zombies are attracted by loud noise.
Yes, and while they are seemingly more vulnerable to head shots, they also dodge like a ninja and jump up on all surfaces.  

I progressed further along and went through the first night escape mission.  That was an incredibly tense and unsettling experience.  I was cut down before I made it to the first safehouse.  I made it past the 2nd closest safehouse on my 2nd attempt but botched a landing and ended up in a 1 on 1 fight against a viral.  

My 3rd attempt was staying the hell away from them at all costs.  Now when mama Jade says it's time to go inside a safe house, I listen.

I'm about level 6 all around now.  

The first night escape was indeed intense and scary. Pressing Y (on the XB1) while running enables you to look over your shoulder and time slows down a bit to plan your next move if the virals are danger close.  I just got a skill that lets me throw equipment (ninja stars, moltovs, flares, etc.) and turn on your UV light while looking back when running
24  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1/Ps3/Ps4] Dying Light on: January 29, 2015, 03:57:28 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on January 29, 2015, 03:16:33 PM

Quote from: USMC Kato on January 29, 2015, 12:47:21 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on January 29, 2015, 06:49:00 AM

Quote from: leo8877 on January 29, 2015, 06:15:22 AM

I've noticed that as I gain more abilities, the zombies get stronger and faster too and not just at night.  Makes running around not as easy going as when you start.

Well that seems to defeat the whole point of getting stronger and faster, doesn't it?   retard

I'm not sure that is the case. Regular zombie is still a regular slow zombie. However as your progress through the story and go to different locations, different zombie types start to show up that are much harder to deal with.

Seems to me that as I am level 8 in each skill tree, even the regular zombies move faster and are more aggressive and numerous.  Previously they would just lumber around and maybe one would move at me quickly.  As for the specials, they do seem to show up more frequently too.

Okay you may be on to something here. Was just at the harbor and the plain vanilla zombies do in fact seem way more aggressive.  While they don't run, they move a bit faster and lunge more often.
25  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1/Ps3/Ps4] Dying Light on: January 29, 2015, 12:47:21 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on January 29, 2015, 06:49:00 AM

Quote from: leo8877 on January 29, 2015, 06:15:22 AM

I've noticed that as I gain more abilities, the zombies get stronger and faster too and not just at night.  Makes running around not as easy going as when you start.

Well that seems to defeat the whole point of getting stronger and faster, doesn't it?   retard

I'm not sure that is the case. Regular zombie is still a regular slow zombie. However as your progress through the story and go to different locations, different zombie types start to show up that are much harder to deal with.
26  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Jupiter Ascending on: January 24, 2015, 03:36:12 AM
Loathed Matrix Reloaded and Revolutions. I loved the first Matrix, Speed Racer and Cloud Atlas.
27  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Help/Advice for amateur fighting on: January 20, 2015, 04:09:27 AM
https://vimeo.com/117238099

Back in training camp, partnered up with the guy on the far right (Sittisak 65-12)



28  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III --Impressions start on page 36 -- on: January 18, 2015, 07:07:01 AM
Came back to the game after a few months and still a fun and fresh experience.  Playing and Jarrodhk and Hark, died many times and no doubt have spawned many nemeses.
29  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Elite: Dangerous on: January 03, 2015, 04:34:00 AM
I'll be joining the rest of all of you soon. Haven't played this in a few months so I have a lot of re-learning to do smile
I have a nice HOTAS with voice attack installed
30  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/XB1/ps4] The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt on: December 10, 2014, 08:07:32 PM

Quote from: TiLT on December 09, 2014, 05:39:37 AM

Eh, with all the rushed games we've seen recently, this is a good thing.

100 percent agree.  IMHO CD Projekt has always been extremely consumer friendly with their DLC, DRM, and taking their time with their games.  Can't wait until May 2015!
31  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Help/Advice for amateur fighting on: December 10, 2014, 02:24:17 AM

Quote from: Hrothgar on December 10, 2014, 01:16:51 AM

He really wanted to keep fighting with a broken arm?  Or you just wanted to keep beating on him?  slywink

I told Hark this the day after, but I acted like a tool.  After the third kick he immediately went down on his knees and started to wave me off.  I taunted him a little, yelling for him to get the hell up and fight. I was hungry from weigh ins, angry that I was fighting almost last on the card, etc etc. In hindsight I should have acted with more humility and sportsmanship.
32  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Help/Advice for amateur fighting on: December 09, 2014, 11:01:39 PM

Quote from: TheEgoWhip on December 09, 2014, 10:32:10 PM

You da man Kato. Although you would think an opponent in a Muay Thai match might have expected you to kick him and somehow prepare for it.

So my opponents trainer/corner told us that his fighter broke his ulna.  Amateur scene is crazy. On paper, I have only 4 fights and my opponent had 3 (in ISKA Muay Thai) so every bring looks pretty even. But underneath you never know if you are fighting some crazy Russian dude that has 30 Sambo fights or has fought amateur overseas.  Unfortunately for my opponent I have a crazy fighting background that doesn't show up on the books. 

Also, the other guy never fought without shinpads before and since I train old school Muay Thai way (no shin pads, kicking heavy bags full of sand, shit like that) I guess he was not conditioned for a simple hard kick. 

Last but not least, I'm a big welterweight. The other guy was in decent shape but not as much muscle as me and definitely more body fat.

I'm a bit nervous for my next fight, I tried sparring with just 8oz MMA gloves today and I got rocked so many times. I can't believe MMA fighters go out there with 4oz gloves.
33  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Help/Advice for amateur fighting on: December 09, 2014, 04:03:07 AM
My next fight is in April 2015 in California for an MMA fight. My BJJ is okay, but my wrestling is weak so I better work on that.  I'm taking fights as much as I can these next few years because I promised my wife to stop when I turn 40.
34  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Help/Advice for amateur fighting on: December 08, 2014, 06:25:49 PM
As a fighter over 35, there a bunch of hoops to jump through to get approval from a fighting commission.  Since I'm military it was much easier to supply them with current blood tests, CT scan (anyone over 35 is mandatory), and I even had to send in a video of me and a sparring partner going a hundred percent for 3 rounds (breaks included).  The end result was a good one, however I feel a little disappointed that the actual fight was so short.

Initially to my relief, my opponent looked to be in decent shape and supposedly has 3 or 4 amateur wins no losses. My last few fights the promoters have been giving me subpar competition so I was quite happy.

The fight lasted 24 seconds.  Ref stoppage due to my opponent's left arm broke from my third kick.


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My trainers and corner
Malaipet The Diamond and Jongsanan ‘The Wooden Man’


35  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Crew Thread is Broken? on: December 06, 2014, 05:15:47 AM
This specific thread is hosted on uplay
36  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Help/Advice for amateur fighting on: December 06, 2014, 02:20:35 AM
About 36 hours before my fight, I can't wait. Here's a pic of my wife, My Kru (Master) and his wife. Thanks to these people I can be successful at fighting even at my age. 
37  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Terminator: Genesis + a TV series? on: December 04, 2014, 07:48:59 PM
I have low expectations and I'm easy to please, so I will be watching it day one smile
38  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Help/Advice for amateur fighting on: December 02, 2014, 03:40:29 AM


Already at my weight, so I don't have to do any crazy last day cut. Feeling good and ready.
39  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Star Wars Episode VII Director Revealed on: November 29, 2014, 12:02:17 AM

Quote from: ATB on November 28, 2014, 11:54:34 PM

Not a huge SW fan, but I did get chills when the falcon came on screen.

I agree. It's not so much the images, but the sounds of the x-wings, droid, Falcon, and the soundtrack that put a stupid smile on my face
40  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Star Wars Episode VII Director Revealed on: November 28, 2014, 11:48:33 PM
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