From left: Coaches Caine Gayle, Artem Sharoshkin, Joshua Vongsvirates, Shannon Gugerty, and Jessica Lopez.

I'm the one that's beaten up.

My coaches…as manga characters?

As thanks for putting up with my shenanigans and turning me into the kickboxing-obsessed otaku that I am now, I decided to ask good ol’ lenejenius to whip me up a piece.

From left: Coaches Caine Gayle, Artem Sharoshkin, Joshua Vongsvirates, Shannon Gugerty, and Jessica Lopez. I'm the one that's beaten up.

From left: Coaches Caine Gayle, Artem Sharoshkin, Joshua Vongsvirates, Shannon Gugerty, and Jessica Lopez.
I’m the one that’s beaten up.

So if you’ve been wondering who’s responsible for what you see today, look no further.  It’ll be even better if you join the boxing club.  Serious.  Tell them I sent you.  And that you saw the picture.

 

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Fighting through doubt

It’s been a rough few weeks, and I’ve been dealing with a few issues of my own.  A whole buncha stuff cropped up and it left me feeling like a shell of myself.  Not knowing if what I was doing was right, constantly questioning myself, etc….

I’m still trying to work through it all.  Hopefully I can work through this funk.  Fortunately, I’ve got my crew still behind me, after all this time.  I guess I’m doin’ something right.

Sorry for the lack of content.  I promise I’ll make it up to you guys.  Somehow, someway.

This week, it’s back to the fightin’ office for me.  Hard training awaits.   Some of my homies have been holding it down on the geek front.

My homegirl Jennice has been streaming Xenogears every Monday-Wednesday starting at 8 PM PST.  Here’s her site:

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And we’re playing Destiny again, since House of Wolves came out.  Shit’s pretty hype.

 

 

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5 years waiting for MayPac leave you feeling underwhelmed? Worry not, I’ve got the cure.

I watched all 12 rounds of the Mayweather v. Pacquiao fight.  It went exactly as I predicted it.  Decision win going to Mayweather, due to his footwork, evasive movement, and superior defense.  Surprised?  Not at all.  Underwhelmed?  You betcha.

*PRO-MMA Rant incoming*

That’s why I prefer MMA/Kickboxing over plain boxing.  To me, it’s way more exciting and there’s plenty more ways to fight.  8 points of contact as opposed to 2 points.  Kicks.  Knees.  Elbows (Muay Thai rules).  What always gets my goat is when boxing fans always say, “Oh, if an MMA fighter went into a boxing ring he’d lose.”  Well no shit.  You’re taking away all the weapons an MMA fighter can use.  If a boxer were to go into the MMA ring or octagon, at least they can’t say that both fighters were nerfed in any way.  A boxer can go into an MMA ring with his fists.  The MMA fighter or kickboxer can go in with all their weapons intact.  And boy do I love watching boxers go into an MMA/kickboxing fights and getting their just desserts.

*end Pro-MMA rant*

Tonight just reaffirmed a few things for me.  One, it pisses me off to see boxers make that much money for a fight that was about as exciting as watching grass grow.  Two, I just can’t be bothered by any combat sport where only the fists can be used.  Three, screw the hype train.  For me, it’s MMA all the way.  Kickboxing and Muay Thai too.

I’ve taken the liberty of adding some fights which are my personal faves of recent memory.

 

And if you’re interested in learning some of the finer points of striking, I highly recommend Lawrence Kenshin’s channel.

And there’s always Jack Slack and the entire Fightland VICE series on youtube as well.

 

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Happy Birthday SSB!

Soooo…here we are again.  Between injuries that have kept me out of the Muay Thai game, a new shift at work that keeps me there all afternoon, and bets that forced me to buy a sexy spongebob onesie, I’ve been quite busy, and so have all the other members of SSB.  Our bad.

What’s on the horizon this year?  Just the usual geek fuckery.  More videos definitely.

#spongebob #onesie #ilostabet #GOSEAHAWKS

A photo posted by Francis Bautista (@twitchykun) on

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SSB Issue #2 – KBBQ Panic!

SSB #2 – KBBQ Panic!

Written by Francis Bautista, featuring art by Eric Ella.

On the real though, intestines don’t taste that bad.  I just wouldn’t go out of my way to eat ‘em.  Sorry, Jihye.

-Francis

Shoutout to Manna BBQ in Chula Vista for being legit as fuck.

Link to the comic: http://ss-burnout.com/comic/

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Destiny Digest #4 – The Kutaragis

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Atheon ain’t got shit on us!

The Kutaragis, the handsomest clan in the galaxy!

People are still kinda on the fence about Destiny.  I guess I’m either a shitty gamer for liking Destiny, or I have friends.  I’m fairly sure I fall in the latter.  To that end, longtime friend of SSB and sometimes striking-disciple Fernando formed the Kutaragis.  The Kutaragis are the handsomest clan in the galaxy.

We’re a clan more focused on raiding, though if the Iron Banner is up, we’ll do PVP.

To that end, I’m going to be featuring each of our clan members in future installments of SSB’s Destiny Digest.  For now, this is our active roster.  You can find us all on the PSN, on the PS4 version of Destiny.

Team Leader – Fernando Jay “silentjay64″ Huerto
Lead Strategist – Jairus “ONYXRage” Francois
Lead Breakdancer – Virgil “PapasPotatoes” Papa
1st Commander of the Japanese Armed Division – Thanh “AgentG55″ Hoang
Lead Mechanic – Cristian “Gouki84″ Cervantes
Raquetball Wizard – Sherwin “Santoku1″ Ginez
And the SSB members part of “The Kutaragis”
PR wizard and bullet sponge – Francis “lulz1″ Bautista
Networking mage and head of HR – Abe “happymexico” DelosReyes
Our allies:
Lester and Mylene Aslarona – “lenejenius”

If you ever see us in game, don’t be afraid to say hello!  Drop us a friend request if you’d like!

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