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   JointheArmy has kibitzed 2391 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Nov-23-19 Averbakh vs Korchnoi, 1965
JointheArmy: What an endgame. Wow.
   Nov-13-19 M Esserman vs D Gukesh, 2017
JointheArmy: Amazing game.
   Sep-07-19 Albin vs Chigorin, 1898 (replies)
JointheArmy: Probably the hardest mate-in-two I've encountered on the site after 32. Kh5.
   Aug-21-19 Sinquefield Cup (2019) (replies)
JointheArmy: Nakamura needs to consider replacing his 2200 USCF second.
   May-23-19 Svidler vs Vitiugov, 2007 (replies)
JointheArmy: Why 8. Bb5 and then 9. Bc4. I don't get it. Doesn't that just lose a tempo?
   May-23-19 I Nepomniachtchi vs R Wojtaszek, 2019 (replies)
JointheArmy: 16. f4! immediately seems like a much better improvement on Nepo's 16. b3. For example, if 16...Qb6? 17. fxe5 Recapturing is bad and 17...Nd3+ doesn't work due to 18. c5!
   Feb-02-19 L Gonda vs C Paci, 2001 (replies)
JointheArmy: Nakamura just played this checkmate against Firouzja.
   Jan-21-19 Radjabov vs V S Gujrathi, 2019 (replies)
JointheArmy: Radjabov analyzing the game with Vidit here: Radjabov manhandling Vidit in the analysis video above. Chessbase (Daniel King) analysis of the game: Chess24 (Peter Svidler) analysis of the game: ...
   Jan-14-19 Duke Karl / Count Isouard
JointheArmy: The Duke was actually a strong player. He drew Harrwitz, one of the top players of the day. Game can be seen here. Would appreciate it if someone uploaded it to the site.
   Jan-10-19 S Sevian vs F Corrales Jimenez, 2014
JointheArmy: There was no mate at any point?
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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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  JointheArmy: Resurrecting my chessforum.
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  JointheArmy: Lost 150 rating points, but won a nice game against chessgames User: nezhmet

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