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   JointheArmy has kibitzed 2377 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Oct-28-18 V S Gujrathi vs M Antipov, 2018
JointheArmy: 45...Ra7!!
   Nov-18-17 Kramnik vs Aronian, 2016 (replies)
JointheArmy: <SChessevsky>. Can almost guarantee 33. Ke4 was not played. When a game commences on a DGT board, it's common for the arbiter (or even players) to place the white king on e4 and black king on e5 to signify the game is truly over.
   Nov-17-17 F Vallejo Pons vs Radjabov, 2017 (replies)
JointheArmy: Also, brilliant game by Radjabov. His moves were not easy to find.
   Nov-06-17 Olga Viewer chessforum (replies)
JointheArmy: <sneaky pete> What browser? Olga shows all the way to checkmate on Safari.
   Nov-01-17 Carlsen vs G Guseinov, 2017
JointheArmy: I know it's 1'...but this has to be Carlsen's worst game in the database.
   Oct-29-17 Morozevich vs Adams, 2001 (replies)
JointheArmy: Wasn't this pun already used? Adams vs Akopian, 2004
   Oct-28-17 Wei Yi vs Ivanchuk, 2017 (replies)
JointheArmy: Yikes.
   Oct-27-17 B Adhiban vs J van Foreest, 2017
JointheArmy: Van Foreest did not let Adhiban play it out and let the fans see the nice finish. :(
   Oct-22-17 W Harrelson vs Kasparov, 1999 (replies)
JointheArmy: White men can't jump, but they can play chess...
   Oct-21-17 Yifan Hou vs B Yildiz, 2012 (replies)
JointheArmy: Missed Friday's puzzle, got Saturday's puzzle. That doesn't happen often.
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May-28-09  hms123: <JTA> <zanshin> Those blocks remind me of some Crane-style techniques from Five-animal Kung-fu. Notice that there is almost a hooking motion along with the pulling.
May-28-09  zanshin: <howard> Good point! The blocks seem closer to the ones used in kung fu - though I have no 1st hand experience.

There are some karate instructors who modify the traditional karate blocks by including pulling movements (although the hands are still closed). But it's not the same...

May-28-09  hms123: <zanshin> If you look at the blocks you will see that as one hand is pulling the opponent, Machida's body is rotating his body to punch almost simultaneously. The combination of the pull, the rotation, and the punch itself creates a lot of power.

Karate techniques are very good for keeping distance, and for closing the gap, but many kung-fu techniques are useful once the gap has been closed. When I studied tai chi push hands, for example, it made me much more effective at sparring in close.

May-28-09  zanshin: <howard> Yes, I noticed that. In the karate blocks I mentioned, the instructor taught a modified uchi uke where you don't just block across your body, but you also pull the blocked arm towards you while striking - same concept as you have described. The point about the closed fists though is that you seldom see real fighters blocking with their forearms and fists as we are taught in karate. They take too long and expend too much power - IMHO. More often, the blocks are really parries using open hands to deflect rather than stop a technique. It would be a brave fighter who attempts to block a kick with the standard gedan barai .. better to parry or get out of the way!
May-28-09  hms123: <zanshin> I know what you mean. I once sprained my arm so badly blocking a kick that I thought my arm was broken. I even went to get it x-rayed. The doctor told me that the good news was that it wasn't broken, but the bad news was the insurance only paid if it were.

When I asked when I could start doing pushups again, he said "when you can stand the pain". Ah, the good old days.

May-28-09  zanshin: Blocking a kick with your arm? You're a brave man <howard> ;-) I too miss the good old days. It's not uncommon for me to have dreams I am in the dojo and capable of doing things I couldn't ever do!
Jul-20-09  SirChrislov: just wanted to say hi. God & Jesus are #1. I also like metal, especially old Queensryche. stay stong in the lord, my friend.
Jul-31-09  satch boogie: <zanshin: I just came from a gym where a guy I know there used to train with Dan Inosanto>

What gym was it?

Jul-31-09  zanshin: <satch boogie: <zanshin: I just came from a gym where a guy I know there used to train with Dan Inosanto>

What gym was it?>

<satch> Just a local gym in our community center here in Florida. My friend trained with Dan in California.

Aug-01-09  satch boogie: <zanshin> Cool, I live here in Texas and train in Jeet Kune Do under Shihan Mitch Maynard. What do you train in?
Aug-01-09  zanshin: <satch> I trained in Wado-ryu under Peter Spanton's Higashi Karate Kai in England. I trained and taught s-h-i-t-o ryu in deep south Texas.
Aug-01-09  satch boogie: <zanshin> Interesting, my nephew took Karate for a few years, and showed me a few things they did. I eventually settled with this because I found it more practical than some other martial arts.

Here's the official website if you were interested

Aug-02-09  zanshin: <satch> JKD is a perfect choice if you're looking for a practical martial art. Other good choices would be MMA, and maybe Kyokushinkai (knockdown) or full contact karate. I will have a look at the JKD link - thanks.
Oct-09-09  eightsquare: What does everyone think :
Will Carlsen beat Kasparov's rating of 2851 ( if i am not mistaken about the exact number ) ?
Oct-09-09  eightsquare: <jointthearmy> Nice game collections.
Oct-09-09  I Like Fish: hello jta...
joint the army...
nice slogan...
armies should do...
some ganja...
to make this world...
a better place...
Oct-10-09  ILikeFruits: indeed...
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  JointheArmy: <eightsquare> Inflation makes it inevitable.
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  chancho: Merry Christmas <JointheArmy>!
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  wordfunph: Merry Christmas <JointheArmy>!
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  JointheArmy: To the top.
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  Annie K.: Hi! Thanks for all the work you do. :)
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  JointheArmy: <Annie K.> Unfortunately, I don't do any work. Haha.
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  Annie K.: Except for all the top secret stuff. ;)
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  offramp: <wordfunph: Merry Christmas <JointheArmy>!>

And a Merry Christmas <JointheArmy> from me, too!

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