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by Sergey Makarenko Published: July 04, 2008
Summer. Canada. Forest lake. RMA Systema Camp. First night. Cabin plywood walls reverberate every breath of ten bodies. My alternative plan was Cancun, five star resort, warm waves and swim-up bar... There is no way I am getting into that freezing lake tomorrow... Inhale, up, exhale, down... Morning warm up... Yeah, right! Between two sleeping bags it was warm enough. Two hundred six, two hundred seven... Get off my back, your turn. Forget it! I am never getting out of this lake, it feels so... right... […]
by Martin Wheeler Published: June 26, 2008
Like most of us, I spent my formative years traipsing from one dimly lit dojo to another to discover the arts we are all so passionate about now. Church halls, YMCAs, garages, boxing gyms, we congregated wherever some teacher had rented, begged, or borrowed to figure out how to beat, bloody, or force a tap from a willing opponent in relative privacy. And as much as I have come to love the smell of stale sweat that hangs in the air of any reputable training hall, there is nothing to me now like the smell of fresh air. […]