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    Senior Enlist Personnel in my Company, came up to me and gave a challenge. This Challenge would result in a complete change of direction in my career, my physical toughness, and my mental capacity to learn. It change my mind set on what it means to be a Soldier. It helped lay down the foundation of what being a Leader in the Army meant to me and how I should focus my Leadership style towards my peers and future Soldiers I will teach and lead. That challenge was, at the time, one of the most physically and mentally demanding leadership courses that the United States Army gave, Basic Combative Trainer Course or more popularly known as Combative Level 3. The Army developed the Combative courses to help Soldiers to learn ground fighting and grappling techniques in a combat environment with full battle equipment on and to desensitize Soldiers mindset which will help mental toughness to complete the mission required of them. At the time the Army required all Soldiers to at least be certified in Combative Level 1. Level 2 is a volunteer course that covers up to 50 additional advance fighting techniques but Level 2 is not mandatory. Combative Level 3 and Combative Level 4 are instructor courses that not only require you to know to the techniques but to be able to administer platoon size elements of Soldiers (15 – 35 personnel) blocks of instructions and certify these Soldiers in Level 1&2. Combative Level 3 is a leadership courses that only Sergeants and above can attend. The reason…

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    Failure Happens In the sixth grade my father dragged to a wrestling practice at Milwaukie High School for the youths league. I was ecstatic about the whole thing even though I didn’t know a single person at the practice. I met the coaches who were great at understanding that I didn’t know much about wrestling perse but knew a lot about grappling because I had done jujitsu before I had gone to any wrestling practices. Something no one knows is that after the first practice to see if you really…

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    part of a Martial Art base in ground fighting that developing environment and gradually excels their ability to use grappling.(1) My best friend, Mark Bermudez wanted me to watch the Ultimate Fighting Championships (UFC) cage fighters in 2010. Unlike WWE this is not staged fighting, but in opponents are actually physically fighting. I was hooked. I decided to follow my dream. On April 28, 2013 I started to search on the internet for where was the place exactly in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA).…

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    Jab Techniques In Boxing

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    A boxer seeks to maintain distance between himself and his opponent, fighting with faster, longer range punches, most notably the jab, and gradually wearing his opponent down. Compared to all other punches the jab is the closes to reach your opponent. The jab is fast, longer, most likely to land, and least likely to leave you vulnerable. The jab uses less energy than any other punch and keeps you in position to follow up with a dangerous power punch. The jab can be used for offensives technique…

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    Main Theme: The article discusses some disturbing revelations regarding caged fighting. According to study conducted by the Research Institute for Sport and Exercise Sciences, many UFC fighters are resorting to dangerous weight-loss methods in attempt to stay in lower weight classes. One such method is extreme dehydration, in which some fighters try sweating or excreting out excess body fluids. Other fighters try fasting or adopting low-carb diets. Two-thirds of fighters studies consumed large…

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    Betting On Boxing

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    How to Bet on Boxing in the UK Boxing is an immensely popular sport because it speaks to the instinctive nature of man. There is nothing like watching two ripped men get into to the ring and go at it until one is out for the count. However, aside from the brute force of the sport, there is a great art to it as well. Like the game of chess, players have to understand how to gracefully move and ensure the hit goes one way. It’s this mix of masculinity and grace that draws so many to the sport…

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    Grappling The reading starts with a discussion of Carl, a student, who feels ineffectual in the school environment. He listens to the teachers’ answers to question, being told his poetry is substandard and his help with computers is unwelcome by a substitute. Sizer and Sizer (1999) suggest that it is unwise to underestimate young people. Students should feel empowered, competent and that i talents are valued by a broad audience. This leads to a stronger sense of agency than just focusing on…

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    For any wrestler, it is a long and excruciating process, but well worth the pain to reach his goal: to be a State Champion. Before the wrestling season, a wrestler needs to be mentally, and physically prepared. This journey is anything, but easy and sometimes to have the most success, wrestlers must cut weight. The wrestler has to create goals through exercise, dieting, weight checks, while remaining mentally motivated. Sticking with these goals will determine how the individual season ends. …

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    Since the time of the Greeks and Romans, wrestlers have competed both on the battle field and at home to see who will win. Many sports advertise challenging competition similar to that of wrestling, but very few can follow through with these promises. This happens because these other sports do not build themselves on set standards such as mental and physical strength and technique. These important parts of wrestling have set it apart for centuries. As a wrestler, I know that these standards make…

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    Boys Club Case Study

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    As one of the three judges during the fight between Antonio Cruz and Felix Vargas, I believe the representative for the Boys’ Club should be announced to the audience. From what happened during the boys’ fight, Felix Vargas should be declared winner. Although both players were equally matched in skills, Vargas had more punches than Cruz. During the fight, Felix was the first person to injure his opponent. He trapped Antonio between the ropes of the ring and started punching his midribs with…

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