Friday, August 27, 2010

Jamie Seabrook - Double Dragon Short Stick 1

New Videos and UFC 118 Predictions

As mentioned over several blogs, I am in the process of putting up several weapons forms on you tube. Here is my most recent video of me performing ‘Double Dragon Short Stick 1” (Surng Longe Doon Gwan Yut Lo), a Green Belt Weapons Form in the Black Dragon System of Kung Fu, of which I am also a Black Belt:

In addition, here is another video of me sparring with Chris Newsome, one of my Green Belts in American Kenpo Karate, who will be promoted to 3rd Degree Brown Belt in the next few weeks:

As for UFC 118, there are really three big fights that I am interested in. In the main event, I predict we will see a much better and more prepared challenger in BJ Penn, and that he will regain the title that he lost from Frankie Edgar in his last fight. I think the fight will be a close one, however, as Edgar wants to prove that he can beat Penn again. In retrospect, I truly don’t feel like Edgar did enough to win the title in their last fight, but that is what can happen when fights go the distance and to the score cards. In the semi-main event, I predict Randy Couture will beat James Toney, especially if the fight goes into the second or third round. Clearly, Couture is going to want to take Toney down to negate Toney’s stand-up boxing strikes. At the same time, Couture needs to be very careful in that first round not to get clipped hard by one or several of Toney’s KO shots. Finally, despite the tremendous success of Kenny Florian, I think that Gary Maynard will beat Florian, most likely on the ground or possibly by decision.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Sean Kelley Seminars in Bradford, Pennsylvania

Hi everyone. I wanted to let all of you know about some awesome Kenpo Karate seminars being taught by Senior Professor Sean Kelley, 7th Degree American Kenpo Karate Black Belt, held in Bradford, Pennsylvania September 10-11th, 2010. The seminars will be run at Michael Miller’s Kenpo Karate Dojo, 443 East Main Street.

The seminar topics are as follows:

Friday, September 10th

5:00-6:00 pm – Long Form 2

6:30-8:00 pm – “What If” Phase of Kenpo

Saturday, September 11th

1:00-3:00 pm – Storm Techniques (Ideal Phase – “Real Deal” Phase)

(Checking, Evading, Calming, Obstructing, Defying)

3:30-4:30 pm – Kickboxing (ghi pants & t-shirt only, bring boxing gloves)

The cost for this weekend of training is only $50 U.S.

Payments can be made to Michael Miller at:

443 East Main Street, Bradford, Pa 16701

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Update from the 2010 Power Nationals

Hi everyone. I am finally getting back to you about the results from the 2010 Power Nationals held in London, Ontario. It’s been a busy couple of weeks. My family and I went camping in Prospect Hill, and we camped there for 8 nights straight. It was a great time. Morgan and Maddie had lots of independence, met lots of friends, caught tons of crayfish, went swimming, and had lots of marshmallows over the fire. Chantel and I also got lots of husband-wife time, which was really great.

The tournament went very well, despite the fact that there was no air conditioning in the building, making it extremely hot. There were not many competitors in my 35+ Black Belt division (3 in Traditional Forms, 3 in Traditional Weapons, and 3 in Sparring). I ended up taking 1st place in forms and weapons, and 2nd place in sparring. I lost 3-2 in the final match and then they stopped the fight because the 2-minute time limit expired. It wasn’t the way I wanted to lose, but hey, those were the rules. I think from now on I will only compete in full-contact, continuous fighting. I might even consider a cage match if the event is held close enough. My students who competed at the Power Nationals also did very well: Ethan, 1st in Fighting; Ryan Welsh, 1st in Fighting; Reese, 2nd in Fighting; Micah, 2nd in Forms; Mark Abram, 3rd in Fighting; and Dana Broadhead, 3rd in Weapons. Way to go all of you!!