A few people have asked me about if and how MMA Ratings makes money. The short answer is it doesn't, but there's some interest in the details, so I'll do my best to elaborate.
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Last Saturday I was too sick to take the Standup MMA class at Steve Sohn's. But I had Tuesday off from work so I took the Jiu-Jitsu MMA class.
It was a great class. Sensei Greg teaches this class as well and does a great job demonstrating and teaching a progressive series of offensive and defensive maneuvers.
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Thursday, December 18, 2008
I recently implemented social bookmarks on MMA Ratings. It was quite challenging for me since I only wanted the bookmarks to appear on select posts. I found what I was look for at MarkenMedia.
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
My cousin Adam hooked me up with a ticket to see Neil Young at Madison Square Garden.
We were right up by the stage in the standing general admission section.
Standing for over 5 hours was rough, and I didn't know, or care for either of the two opening bands, but Neil Young put on a great show.
He played a bunch of songs I never heard before, but I really liked all the songs I knew and some that I didn't.
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Sunday, November 2, 2008
Friday, October 31, 2008
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Today I got this email as proof.
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Monday, October 13, 2008
Sunday, September 28, 2008
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Monday, September 22, 2008
In the recent episode of MMA Nation, Luke was talking about Violence in MMA, and why it is attractive to so many.
So I want to address the question, why do I like MMA and what is the appeal of violence and violent competition?
Violence is simply a reality of life, regardless of to what extent one might try to avoid it. Whether its the possibility of having to defend yourself and your family on the street, to defending your country, to wanting to punch that annoying person in the mug so they'll just shut up. There is just no way to avoid that reality.
Sunday, September 21, 2008
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
The Rye YMCA replaced all their old Cybex free weight and universal type equipment with some cool Life Fitness stuff.
I haven't tried everything out yet, but overall I'm very pleased. So far the biggest highlights are:
• dumbbells up to 95 lbs. (from 85)
• more adjustable benches
• fly machine cables rotate 180 degrees
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
Friday, August 22, 2008
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Eason had his birthday party at the Stamford Museum & Nature Center. It was a great party. Eason really wanted a "science" party. All the staff there were very accomodating. The room they gave us was spacious, which was good, because he had a lot of friends there.
Then we all went to the planetarium where they put on a show about the solar system. This show is supposed to be for older kids, but Eason is so interested in the solar system that we really pushed for it. It turned our to be very ambitious for his age group, but plenty of the kids were very interested.
After the show, everyone spent a few hours in their great playground.
Sunday, August 17, 2008
Aviva and I went to my aunt Lisa's tombstone unveiling. My uncle Marc was there with Adam and Jesse and my aunt Debbie was there with Zoe.
I have a lot of fond memories of Lisa. I remember when I met her. I was very young and she was very shy. Over the years she really opened up to me and I think we were very close at times.
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Today at the Rye YMCA I was doing back, biceps and rear delts. One of the members asked me about my grips. I told him all about them. They are Versa Gripps. The way they are designed they are great for both push and pull exercises. They wrap around your wrist with velcro and the wrap only extends as far as the beginning of your fingers, where your calluses would be. At the end of the wrap is a small ridge. For pushing the ridge helps to balance the bar in your palm. For pulling the ridge helps secure the bar in your hand. The friction helps you hold weight that your naked grip might not be able to maintain. This is especially helpful for exercises like dead lifts, barbell rows and shrugs. I highly recommend them.
Friday, August 8, 2008
Sunday, August 3, 2008
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