Welcome to Stickgrappler's Martial Arts Archives. This site is not out to win any awards and will not have fancy graphics to slow it down. What it will have is information I've found from various MA forums be it from the WWW or from Usenet and MA webpages. I will keep it plain vanilla backgrounds and keep the graphics to a minimum (if any). Some of the info is archived here and some of the info is linked from this site, think of it as a portal/jumping off point of sorts.
Also, I do not deal in MA politics such as OJKD vs. JKDC, or WT vs. VT vs. WC, etc. or even "...my style is better than yours...". The information is archived for all to share and learn in the spirit of the original posts and the original poster's willingness to share of their time and experience. Hope this helps your MA journey.
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10/24/08 A lot has happened to me, the country, and the world... history was made with the financial crisis... I still have my blog, http://stickgrappler.blogspot.com but haven't really had time to blog much. Job has been hectic what with the global credit crisis and all.. trading equities is fun and challenging... lol @ me. I scanned an article about Testa, an African headbutting art, sometime ago. I put it up here: Ron Bruster's Testa article. Check out his homepage: www.letterknow.com.
5/23/08 My sincerest apologies for not posting sooner about this. My friend Daniel Marks has a website, http://www.fwape.com, which he started up to help educate on 52 Blocks aka Jailhouse Rock. He also has a dvd out and a book out too. Details on his site or on my blog on how to order.
5/23/08 I keep neglecting updating here on my site that I've started a blog over at: http://stickgrappler.blogspot.com/ I will probably not in all likelihood update this site (for now) because I've maxed out the space here. So please check my blog for new updates. Interesting to note that my site still gets a lot of traffic. Hopefully all the info I've archived here have helped people in their journey in the martial arts.
8/17/06 What can I say? Work is busier than ever with promotion and added duties -- all a good thing. Kids are growing up fast, not fast enough to train seriously yet, in maybe 2 more years. I thank everyone for their emails and have tried to answer many of them. There was a period that I was offline and Hotmail deleted all my incoming emails as well as my saved emails as I had not logged in for a long period -- my loss :-( My sincerest appreciation goes out to someholdsbarred of the Boxing forum on http://www.mma.tv for html'ing and pdf'ing Jack Dempsey's CHAMPIONSHIP FIGHTING. An unknown scanner had scanned in the whole book and made a pdf which made its rounds around the net. Someholdsbarred extracted the jpgs from the pdf converted them to web-sized jpgs and also ran the jpgs through an OCR to produce the text to the book instead of having the text as jpg, it is not truly text. He proofread it at least 3x before relasing his pdf. A truly herculean labor of love. Anyone who is on mma.tv should stop into the boxing forum and thank him for his hard work. He was kind enough to send me the html also for me to host. There are a few subjects on my site which I see many emails about and Dempsey's book is the 2nd most popular (or first - I'm not that sure yet without actually going to count the emails :-) behind 52 Hand Blocks. Jack Dempsey's CHAMPIONSHIP FIGHTING -- all on one page - pictures to come once I up them. For now I wanted to get the book up as fast as I could hence it all on one page. In time, I will break them down into chapters and that will be after I have ul'd the pix.
11/11/05 *bows deeply* ....... My sincerest apologies to all...busy with wife and 3 kids since i started this site...my career is finally taking off...I will do what I can when I can to update this site as usual with useful info I've come across....As always, not all information I've archived here will work for you, but as Bruce Lee once said, "Absorb what is useful..." :-) and remember enjoy and safe training to you! Recognition should also go out to m.g of the boxing forum on www.mma.tv also for transcribing chapters 3-19. My eternal gratitude goes out to him for starting this and for someholdsbarred for stepping up and doing the whole MA community a service. THANK YOU BOTH!! I had lost them when part 2 of my site went down. Someholdsbarred was kind enough to send them to me. I saved it on an external HD which crashed. I had found them again and wanted to continue my site as a blog instead (when you think about it, i was blogging back in 1999 before blog became a buzzword). And we get to the point that someholdsbarred html's it and sends them to me. Well there you go...the long and varied history of a book and how it made its way to the net :-)
11/11/05 Archived to my Brazilian Jiujitsu page: Sun Tzu on Grappling thread started by Mirada, a forum moderator on http://www.sherdog.com.
11/11/05 Updated my Filipino Martial Arts page with a link to a French article on Sayoc stickgrappling in pdf format from http://sayoc.com.
9/2/03 Archived Gladiator School, a Darren Laur thread which he posted to various forums to my Street Smarts index page.
8/28/03 Archived chapter 17 through 19 of the CHAMPIONSHIP FIGHTING by Jack Dempsey book to my Kick/Boxing page.
8/8/03 Archived Ralph Grasso's Photo Scenario Progressions posted to Self Defense Forums to my WW II / CQC page: SIMPLE CANE DEFENSE Cane-Staff Sequence 2 Cane vs Lapel Grab Long-Range (largo) Cane-Staff Sequence, and Stick vs Knife Photo Scenario. NOTE: Special thanks to Ralph Grasso for his kind permission in allowing me to archive these threads.
8/8/03 Archived to my Strength / Conditioning / Nutrition page 3 threads posted to the Underground's Strength & Conditioning forum Improving Grip Strength started by: Tanaka, Kung Fu Grip started by: gerryg, and Grip Strength? started by: Darb.
8/8/03 Archived to my Strength / Conditioning / Nutrition page Grip Training and its importance to Self Defense started by RBFC posted to Self Defense Forums' Women's Self Defense sub-forum.
8/6/03 Archived 2 threads posted to www.selfdefenseforums.com by Ralph Grasso on Cane/Stick methods: Cane Methods and Cane 2 and My personal cane/hanbo system to my World War II / Close Quarter Combat page. NOTE: Special thanks to Ralph Grasso for his kind permission in allowing me to archive his threads.
8/5/03 Added links to various sites and online manuals to my World War II / Close Quarter Combat page.
8/5/03 Added a World War II / Close Quarter Combat page to the site.
7/11/03 With Khun Kao's kind permission, here is Khun Kao's Fight Training Regimen archived to my Kick/Boxing page.
6/20/03 Archived the rest of chapter 16 of the CHAMPIONSHIP FIGHTING by Jack Dempsey book to my Kick/Boxing page.
6/12/03 Archived CHAMPIONSHIP FIGHTING by Jack Dempsey, the long out of print book, which was transcribed to the web by Underground forum: Boxing member, m.g. Chapters 3 through most of 16 available now. My sincerest gratitude to m.g for the time and efforts he put into the transcription.
NOTE: No copyright infringement is intended. This book is out of print and is one of the most requested martial arts/boxing books to be reprinted. If the Estate of Jack Dempsey or the publishers contact me to have these pages taken down, I would respect their requests. The excerpts are archived at this site for historical and informational purposes.
4/8/03 Put up to my 52 Hand Blocks / Jailhouse Rock page, an article I scanned from Inside Kung Fu Oct 1982 by Ron Bruster on the African art of headbutting, Testa, a.k.a. Reisy.
4/8/03 Put up to my Weapons page, an article I scanned from Black Belt April 1987 by C. Allen Reed on the Ju-Jo. More Ju-jo related info coming soon.
4/8/03 Special thanks to Drew for emailing to let me know on my Frank Benn page the 3 threads I put up on 12/5/03 were broken links. Fixed.
2/26/03 Special thanks for Douglas Century's kind permission for allowing me to archive his Details article. Please note this article is copyright Douglas Century. Originally published in the magazine, Details, Aug 2001, Vol 19, Issue 9. Also, special thanks to Jason for scanning this and sending it to me.
12/5/02 Archived 3 posts by Frank Benn which he posted to Usenet’s newsgroup rec.martial-arts: Focus Mitts, Focus Mitts Work, and Boxing Instruction to my Frank Benn, Kick/Boxing and my rec.martial-arts archives pages.
12/5/02 Archived a few threads posted to Underground forum’s Boxing forum - 2 threads started by Rastus: The Jabbing File and De La Hoya vs Vargas: The Jab; 3 threads started by buddie: balance of self in training, bodyweight routene part 1, and success using boxing in MMA; and 2 threads started by lefthooker: Terminology and Stance and The Definitive Jab to my Kick/Boxing and to my Unofficial Underground forum archives pages.
12/5/02 Added a link to my Kick/Boxing page in the resources section on Evander Holyfield's training regimen.
12/5/02 Archived some quotes from Hagakure used in the movie Ghost Dog to my Philosophy page.
12/5/02 Archived The Great J.Krishnamurti thread started by Jason posted to the Combative Solutions - Psychology of Combat forum to my Philosophy page.
11/26/02 Archived some posts by Yoda that he posted to the Martial Arts Planet – Philosophy forum to my Philosophy page: The Buddha on JKD :); Synchronicity?; How do you live your DASH?; A rich man asked a Zen master…; and Cat bondage or An old Zen tale.
11/26/02 Archived Sangaku-Jime that Yoda posted to Martial Arts Planet – Judo forum to my Japanese Martial Arts page.
11/26/02 Archived to my Unofficial Underground forum archives and Filipino Martial Arts pages a thread started by sreiter with comments by TrueFightScholar, Tuhon Gaje Swedish MA mag article.
11/26/02 Archived posts from Deluxe Martial Arts Forums to my Muay Thai page posts by chalambok: Column from Bangkok Post-1994; Life in Thailand; Krabi-Krabong; krabi-krabong part 1: the knife; playing the angles; Krabi-Krabong & the Tachy-Psyche Effect; and My First Seminar With Master Chai-1983.
10/30/02 Archived with permission Darren Laur's The Anatomy Of Fear And How It Relates To Survival Skills Training article he posted to www.selfdefenseforums.com to my Psychology and Street Smarts Index pages.
10/28/02 Archived a thread on Muay Thai vs San Shou in the clinch posted by David Ross to the Underground’s Q&A: Kickboxing forum to my Unofficial Underground forum archives and my Kick/Box pages.
10/28/02 Archived a thread on Michael D. Echanis posted to www.bladeforums.com to my Korean Martial Arts page.
8/16/02 Added 2 versions of my banner to this page.
8/16/02 Updated this index page by moving older items to older "What's New?" page.
8/16/02 I figured out the problem with updating to this site finally. More updates to this site coming shortly. Be on the lookout for some Sayoc Kali, Jujo, and of course some JHR/52 info coming soon. I've been busy with "life" (work and family).