My body has traveled a long way and some of the roads weren't paved

Thursday, July 31, 2008

A few thank-you's

Before we go any further, I'd like to shout out some heartfelt thank-yous to those who helped us prepare for the World's in Cebu

in no particular order:

Guro Bobbe Edmonds - Bobbe has been a much larger component of our success than he will admit. From general advice to specific training tools that I was able to bastardize. A huge new factor this go around.

Senior Guru Mushtaq Ali -without whom none of this would have been possible. My unending gratitude and loyalty

Chuck Pippen - all the support and for opening his home

Mariah and Randy Moore - Great training partners and even better travel companions. What fun.

KP Bong Jornales - For all his prior training and for taking us under his wing on this trip and making it a truly marvelous experience. I am proud and thankful to still be considered part of his family.

Ian Robbins - for the mind games (yeah, they helped)

Cody Fielding - Cody's contributions cover the whole spectrum and were also a huge factor this go around.

Gary, Boun and the rest of the MMA class at Hamilton Karate. The MMA class was one of the main sources of Cole's conditioning and they were a huge source of support for us. They were more excited than we were.

My wife Roberta- without who absolutely none of this would have been possible. Too many reasons to list.

Chris Renfroe - superior student (and a highly skilled teacher in his own right) and unwavering supporter as well as training partner

Our two sponsors - who shall remain anonymous

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

One picture says it all

Team Navadisha rocks the world.

Cole, first place in the World!


More to follow later, lots of pics. What an amazing trip.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

outta here



Leaving Thursday for the PI.



This will be one of the places we're staying the first couple of days.

The Nut Hut in Bohol. It sure better make up for the 22hrs of flights. It will still probably sleep better.

Then on to Panglao Island.
Then finally Cebu.
Drool suckas!!

Won't be back in the country until late on the 29th and internet will undoubtedly be scarce. Hopefully we'll be able to get ahold of Mushtaq so check his blog for possible updates after the 25th.

Picked up a new 10megapixel cybershot and a 4 gig card for it. Prepare for lots of pictures!


Friday, July 11, 2008

Paybacks

You can catch it at :23.
Ugly round but this one was more about payback than content I think


video

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

I think he's ready

Leaving for Cebu next week and trying to get in some last minute sparring practice for Cole and Mariah.
Thought I'd try one of my more sneaky combos that rarely fails for me, just to see how he'd react.
You can see his reaction at :30. I go for the combo several times but land it well in the hamstring there.
video

So, naturally, he returned the favor with this little beauty, 2 days old. I'll upload the clip of that tomorrow. At least I didn't jump around like a sissy.





Yeah, I think he's ready.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008