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1. Inorder to improve you will need to learn by doing.
2. White boards make people feel like they are in school or a formal educational setting. School is boring and formal education isn’t fun.
3. The class becomes too cerebral the white board will take you out of your body and put you back into your head.
4. Those who are inclined to learn the white board way usually are already very good at understanding mechanics, concepts and principals on an intellectual level but unable performe their understanding physically.
I remember when this game was in every 7-11 and Arcade across the nation. There’s nothing cooler than two guys with blue and pink jeans some vests walking through the streets taking out a Gang with the side kicks, hair grabs and knees to get the girl friend back from the Big Boss.
Having a long time intrest in heavy metal and rock music my research eventually lead me to studing blues music and finally to Robert Johnson. The all documented all true manga about the legendary blues great Me and the Devil Blues: The Unreal Life of Robert Johnson is beautifully illustrated and historically accurate book following the journey of a man who was rumored to have sold his soul to the devil to inorder to become the greatest blues man of all time. I strongly recommend picking this book up. If you don’t believe me on how good it is you can read almost the entire thing online for free on Manga Eden here. But I think you will want to own your own copy.
Posted by Sam Kressin in Acupuncture
Earlier this year I wrote this article on the 13 Ghost Points of of Sun Si Miao. If you are interested in learning more about this more obscure aspect of Acupucture treatment follow this link here and scroll down to the video at the bottom of the page. Also I will warn you the sound quality is really bad intitally during the introduction once you get to 3:17 where the actual lecture starts the sound quailty improves significantly.
Here’s a rare look at the pencils by A.J. Fulcher from my Catch Wrestling Comic Book Strength Monsters. You can still download THIS entire issue for free just put your name and email in the box below and I will email you a copy.
This is a cool Chuck Norris Karate Kammando Illustration by former Disney Animator Tom Bancroft. Tom did this illustration of Chuck in 2014 at my request during the time I was one of his supports on Patreon. Eventually I had to cancell my pledge in order to save money in an effort to allocate more funds towards making my own comics.
The Great Gamma one of the most feared wrestlers of his day holding his golden club / mace presented to him by the Maharajah of Patiala. Look carefully and you will find this same club makes an appearance in my stand alone comic book Strength Monsters Issue # 1 which you can download a digital copy of for free just fill in the box below and I will email you a copy.
In 2010 Billy Robinson spent several days coaching both Chael Sonnen and Randy Couture at Extreme Couture in Las Vegas Nevada. Photo Credits: Photo by Jake Shannon.
Posted by Sam Kressin in Strength Monsters
You can download the complete comic book Strength Monsters in “Eat A Burrito” for FREE here just put your name an email in the box below and I’ll send you a copy.
This classic advertisement for Joe Weider’s Destructive Self Defense mail order martial arts course once ran in comic books and mens magazines all across the country. Make sure you check out the illustration I did with comic book inking legend Joe Rubinstein back in 2012 inspired by this classic Martial Arts Mail Order Course here.
This is a screen shot from Billy Robinson’s WAR DVD. An awesome four disc set shot at one of Billy’s Catch Wrestling Camps shoot around 2007. Both Josh Barnett and Erik Paulson have sought out instruction from the late Catch Wrestling Master.
Posted by Sam Kressin in Karate
Meme I made Circa 2012 featuring one of my favorite scenes from the Karate Kid.
Found this old fight card from a Super Brawl event I attended the year 2000. People new to MMA don’t understand at this time these events were illegal in majority of the States in the U.S. including California. Hawaii was one of the places that allowed sanctioned MMA fights to take place. Erik Paulson, Matt Huges and Rumina Sato were just a few of the fighters I saw compete before the general public even had a clue about what MMA was. Living in Hawaii at the time I was able to watch a lot of the Japanese Shoot fighters which eventually led me to seek out instruction in Catch Wrestling under the great Billy Robinson.
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Posted by Sam Kressin in Comic Books
Stan Sakai writes and illustrates Usagi Yojimbo one of the great martial arts comic books about a Samurai Rabbit. This is an awesome video showcasing his illustration process.
Illustrated and written by me circa 2004. This is part of a series I did titled “Freaks of the Gym.” It was inspired by real people and heavily influenced by Mad Magazine. Check out my other Freaks of the Gym posts here; Moses, Checkered Shorts Guy, Propeller Head, Ken, Boot Camp Bob.
Scroll Down to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu No GI Advanced. I am not posting this to try and make a claim that I am or was a great compeitior I have won and lost plenty of matches. I am making this post simply as additional documented proof that I have infact been doing this stuff and have been training in it all as long as I say I have.
This was a tough tournament just look who’s on these posted results Ron Shiraki who today is one the few Relson Gracie’s Black Belts won the Heavy Weight Purple Belt Division. MMA Fighter from the early days Ron Jhun won the heavy weight no gi advanced division and MMA veteran Falaniko Vitale also won his weight class.
Recently I posted a short interview with Dr. Stephen Boyanton (PhD) about his research examining a number of epidemiological factors taking place during the time the Shang Han Lun was compiled and how those factors influenced its rise in popularity, fame and usefulness. In this lecture on the emergence of the Wen Bing school (the school of Warm Disease Theory) sheds further incite into how the Shang Han Lung text (Treaties On Cold Theory) was complied and rose to such great fame.
Posted by Sam Kressin in Billy Robinson
I discovered this Night Of The Living Dead comic book adaptation at the San Diego Comic Con circa 1992. The book was illustrated by a French artist named Carlos Kastro who was attending the convention. I watched him do many sketches for fans he would seamlessly transitions between pencil, pen, ink, brush, white out and so on. He told me it doesn’t matter which tools you use (brushes, pens, paper ect) as long as you know what it does. This Kastro drew with everything. Here is the sketch he did inside my comic book with just white out. He literally used liquid paper white out that comes in a bottle with the cap that has a brush attached to it.
Not long after watching Kastro draw quick sketches of skulls and zombies inside everyone’s comic books. I immediately took to practicing them myself drawing them upon every worksheet, piece of paper, note-book or homework assignment I was ever given during high school. Then one day in english class I drew a grouping of skulls on the top of a hand out near my name. The teacher saw the image of death laden upon my sheet of paper pointed to it and said; “I don’t like that kind of thing!” I knew I was on the right track.
The next year I returned to San Diego Comic Con and Carlos Kastro was back! He had the second issue with him. Here is the quick sketch he did for me inside my comic.
Here are the covers to Night Of The Living Dead issues 1 & 2.