Archive for December, 2011

31 Dec 2011

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  • Total Mayhem New Years Eve Results

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    Sorry everyone there will be no play by play tonight. I will however give everyone the results after the fights are done. Everyone have a great New Years and I’ll see you at this awesome event!

    Here are the results:

    Johnny McGee def. David Lee via TKO rd.1 at 3:46


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    31 Dec 2011

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  • Total Mayhem New Years Eve

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    Sorry everyone there will be no play by play tonight. I will however give everyone the results after the fights are done. Everyone have a great New Years and I’ll see you at this awesome event!


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    25 Dec 2011

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  • Our Ryu Pa

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    Ryu Pa is a Korean term that means “a river flowing down divided”.  This is the term used for the word “style”.  Ryu Pa denotes the natural progression and change of a craft or art throughout history. It is akin to the natural evolution of life as the world in which we live changes. The martial arts (moo yei) is no different. The Moo Duk Kwan style was created by the late Hwang Kee in 1945. Anyone associated with martial arts styles such as Tae Kwan Do, Tang Soo Do, Hwa Soo Do, Soo Bahk Do and other Korean Karate styles likely share Hwang Kee’s Moo Duk Kwan as the foundational Ryu Pa (Style).

    For any Korean martial art practitioner that can trace his/her roots to the Moo Duk Kwan, it is important to understand the history,  traditions, and philosophy of Hwang Kee Chang Shi Ja (Founder) and how it applied to his martial arts training and style. Only then will your eyes begin to open to who you are as a practitioner. This is similar to mankind’s curiosity towards his personal ancestors. We seek after those who have gone before us as they are a part of our unique identity.

    The scope of this article is to highlight Hwang Kee Chang Shi Ja’s personal training history as well as the training history of his direct line. To begin, Hwang Kee’s training can be divided into 4 specific areas: Tae Kyun, Master Yang Kuk Jin, Okinawan Karate, and Soo Bahk.

    Tae Kyun

    When Hwang Kee was only 7, he witnessed a fight with a Tae Kyun master defend himself against a large group of men.  Hwang Kee was so impressed that he followed the man home and eventually asked to learn.  Hwang Kee was refused because he was too young.  Determined, Hwang Kee woud watch from a distance as the master would teach Tae Kyun.  Though he never received formal training in Tae Kyun, some considered him a master in his own right by the age of 22.

    Master Yang Kuk Jin

    Later, Hwang Kee went to Manchuria to work on the railroad.  There he was able to train with Yang Kuk Jin, a master of the Chinese martial arts.  Here Hwang Kee received his only formal training which included Seh Bop (Postures), Bo  Bop (steps) and Ryun Bop (Conditioning).  He also trained in Dham Toi Sip E Ro (12 Step Tan Tui) and Tae Kuk Kwon (Tai Chi). This is all that is written in the history books, however, after further study of the Chinese Arts, it’s safe to assume that the Seh Bop and Bo Bop was Ship Sam Seh training that comprises 8 postures and 5 Steps. See my article on the Ship Sam Seh. Ryun Bop was most likely conditioning of the hands and feet as well as Ki Gong (Internal Energy Exercises) such as Moo Pahl Dan Kuhm (Ba Duan Jin or 8 Section Brocade) and Yuk Keun Kyung (Yi Jin Jing or Changing Tendon Exercises). You will find that the Chil Sung and Yuk Ro Hyung were greatly influenced by Dham Toi Sip E Ro and Tae Kuk Kwon. Future articles will be written on this topic.

    Okinawan Karate

    When Hwang Kee returned to Korea, he read books on Okinawan Karate.  The exact titles are unknown.

    After World War II, Hwang Kee opened a school teaching a new system that he created called Hwa Soo Do.  This style was heavily influenced by his training in Manchuria.  However, because of the Japanese Occupation of Korea, his art was not very well received.  One day, he spoke with the founders of Ji Do Kwan and Chung Do Kwan.  Chung Do Kwan was teaching Tang Soo Do, which had roots in Shotokan.  Ji Do Kwan was teaching Kong Soo Do, which had roots in Judo.  Both of these styles had many more students than the Moo Duk Kwan. After meeting these two founders, Hwang Kee decided he needed to integrate the art of “Tang Soo Do” into the Hwa Soo Do discipline.  At the time, Tang Soo Do was the only term for a “Karate-type” discipline that the public would recognize and accept because of their Japanese doctrinization during the past 50 years.  From the knowledge he had acquired from studying Japanese books, he began teaching Tang Soo Do while applying the Hwa Soo Do discipline of techniques.  This included a unique use of offensive and defensive hip movements in all hand techniques.  Kicks also had a unique way of extending the hips on all thrust kicks.  These along with other characteristics distinguished the Moo Duk Kwan system from others teaching “Tang Soo Do”.

    Soo Bahk

    In 1957, Hwang Kee discovered the Moo Yei Do Bo Tong Ji, the oldest Korean martial arts text known today.  Inside, he discovered a fighting art called “Soo Bahk Ki” or Soo Bahk Hee” which means hand striking techniques or dance.   He recognized the importance of “Soo Bahk” as a Korean traditional martial art and studied the book in depth.  The Moo Duk Kwan began another transformation as Hwang Kee implemented the Soo Bahk system into the Moo Duk Kwan.  This implementation has continued until the present day where the Moo Duk Kwan now practices forms taken from and based upon the teachings from the Moo Yei Do Bo Tong Ji.  In the 1990’s, the Moo Duk Kwan in the United States formally changed its name from the United States Tang Soo Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation to the United States Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation.  The change of the name outwardly demonstrates the Moo Duk Kwan’s change of focus from the Tang Soo Do curriculum that had a strong base in the Okinawan Karate forms to the unique Soo Bahk Do forms created by Hwang Kee such as Chil Sung, Yuk Ro, and Hwa Sun.

    Ryu Pa Today

    The Moo Duk Kwan today teaches the combined knowledge that Hwang Kee, Chang Shi Ja left to his son and successor, Hwang Hyun Chul Kwan Jang Nim.  The system is largely influenced by his teacher in China and his findings in the Moo Yei Do Bo Tong Ji along with his unique contribution on the execution of basic techniques (unique use of hip).  The “Tang Soo Do” forms are also taught, but less emphasis is placed on them today.

    Below is a diagram showing the Ryu Pa and lineage of all of the Moo Duk Kwan practitioners within Region 8 (geographic area of the Moo Duk Kwan comprising Montana, Idaho, Utah, Wyoming, Colorado, Arizona, and New Mexico). Jeff Moonitz, Hu Kyun In is currently the head of our Region and all of the certified studio owners and instructors come under his leadership. Let us take a moment to understand some of the unique contributions of each of these Moo Do Pioneers that have helped mold our Ryu Pa into what it is today.

    Ryu Pa

    Researched and compiled by Oliver Whitcomb SB and Brian Corrales SB

    Oh, Sae Jung

    Not much is known about Oh, Sae Jung. He trained in Seoul at the Y.M.C.A. and trained beside C.I. He would be 87 if he were alive today. More research needs to be done to learn more.

    Taken from World Tang Soo Do website

    Shin, Jae Chul

    Shin, Jae Chul was a direct student of both Oh, Sae Jung and Kwang Kee, Chang Shi Ja. After achieving Cho Dan, he began teaching at Osan Air Base in South Korea. There he taught Koreans and Americans a like. It was there that he began teaching Chuck Norris, likely the most well-known Moo Duk Kwan practitioner of all time. Later, Chuck Norris would sponsor Master Shin, Jae Chul to the United States, becoming one of the first Korean Moo Duk Kwan instructors to come to the United States. Master Shin, Jae Chul would be instrumental in helping to establish the US Tang Soo Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation in Springfield, New Jersey. In 1982, he left the Federation and the Moo Duk Kwan for personal reasons and created the World Tang Soo Do Association.

    Chuck Norris

    Carlos “Chuck” Norris

    Master Carlos Norris trained at Osan Air Base in Korea. In his early days, Master Norris was a very successful tournament fighter and held on to the Professional Middleweight Karate champion title for six years. Later on he would rise to fame as a martial arts actor for a variety of action films.

    For many of his direct descendants, we remember Master Norris for creating a variation of the Ki Cho forms called Ki Cho Hyung Il Bu Sang Gup and Ki Cho Hyung E Bu Sang Gup. These two forms add variety to our training and we hold it as a unique tradition within Region 8. Ki Cho Hyung Il Bu Sang Gup is performed by executing a front thrust kick prior to each punch in Ki Cho Hyung Il Bu, working on proper posture and balance. Ki Cho Hyung E Bu Sang Gup is the same as Ki Cho Hyung Il Bu Sang Gup except for the run down the center performs the following combination: low block, reverse center punch; high block, reverse center punch; inside/outside block, reverse center punch; outside/inside block, reverse punch.

    Victor Martinov, Sa Bom

    Martinov, Sa Bom Nim is one of a handful Gu Dans (9th degree black belt) in the world. He was promoted by Hwang, Hyun Chul Kwan Jang Nim–the son of Founder Hwang Kee. Martinov, Sa Bom Nim is a charter member who helped bring Hwang Kee, Chang Shi Ja to the United States and helped created the United States Tang Soo Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation, later named the US Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation. Martinov, Sa Bom Nim spent decades as a member of the Technical Advisory Committee and is now a member of the Senior Advisory Committee and acts as a personal advisor to Hwang, Hyun Chul Kwan Jang Nim. His contributions and reach spans the entire United States and is considered the Grandfather of Region 8. Many of the lessons learned include: Unbendable Arm Technique, Aikido-style footwork such as step and a half pivot, Effective Knife Defenses, and a sense of natural heaviness in your technique. The list will go on and on.

    Martinov, Sa Bom Nim was a direct student of Master Norris until Master Norris decided to leave the Moo Duk Kwan. He took Moonitz Sa Bom Nim as a student and came in direct contact with Hwang Kee, Chang Shi Ja.

    Jeff Moonitz, Sa Bom

    Moonitz, Sa Bom Nim is currently a Pal Dan (8th degree black belt) and was promoted this honorary rank by Hwang, Hyun Chul Kwan Jang Nim. Like Martinov, Sa Bom Nim, he was an original charter member, who helped found the US Tang Soo Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation. He currently sits as a Hu Kyun In, or Guardian of the Art and is an advisor to the current Technical Advisory Committee. Moonitz, Sa Bom Nim was on the sparring team under Master Norris and was a very successful competitor. After Master Norris left the Moo Duk Kwan, Moonitz, Sa Bom Nim began training under the direction of Martinov, Sa Bom Nim while running his own successful school as a red belt.

    Moonitz, Sa Bom Nim is well known for creating within our Region the Tae Kuk breathing exercises. Being a successful tournament fighter, Moonitz, Sa Bom Nim has also taught his students his signature, high speed round kick and reverse punch.

    Oliver Whitcomb, Sa Bom

    Oliver Whitcomb, Sa Bom Nim is my personal instructor from Hailey, Idaho. Where I am today is because of him and his mentorship over the years. He is currently a Yuk Dan (6th Dan) and is the Regional Examiner for Region 8. Whitcomb, Sa Bom Nim is known for his strong moo do and unique conditioning techniques. He received a BA from the University of Washington in East Asian Studies and speaks Korean.

    The Future of Ryu Pa

    Luckily, the art continues to evolve in a natural direction. A special thanks to all of the individuals listed for their sacrifices and contributions to the art of Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan. Many of them have dedicated their life to this art and have greatly influenced the natural progression of Ryu Pa through their leadership. As the rising Gups, Dans and Ko Dan Ja continue on their moo do path, may we remember to train hard, maintain perspective of our unique history, and dedicate ourselves to the preservation and natural development of Ryu Pa into the future.

    If you have a personal memory, story, or lesson learned related to anyone listed in this article, please post a comment.


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    25 Dec 2011

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  • Soo Bahk Do Institute

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    Never has it been easier to stay connected to the roots of Tang Soo Do (Soo Bahk Do) Moo Duk Kwan. Whether you are currently active in the World Moo Duk Kwan under the direction of Grandmaster H.C. Hwang (son of Founder Hwang Kee) or your lineage is connected to the Founder in some way, then this new website is for you. It’s important to note that anyone who trains in Tang Soo Do or Soo Bahk Do can trace his or her history back to the founder of the Moo Duk Kwan, Hwang Kee, Kwan Jang Nim. Even most members of Tae Kwon Do trace their roots back to Grandmaster Hwang Kee.

    The Soo Bahk Do Institute is the body of knowledge of the World Moo Duk Kwan with videos of Grandmaster H.C. Hwang and others demonstrating every aspect of this classical martial art. Every form is demonstrated including the form series Ki Cho, Pyong Ahn, Naihanji, Chil Sung, and Yuk Ro. It includes additional traditional Japanese forms like Bassai, Jin Do, Lo Hai, Kong Sang Koon, Sip Soo, O Sip Sa Bo, Wang Shu, and Ji-On. There is even historic information on rarely seen Hwa Sun Hyung.

    It is important to remember that if you truly want to learn the material within the Soo Bahk Do Institute, you should connect with your closest certified instructor in the Moo Duk Kwan. If you would like help locating a certified instructor in your area, leave a comment. If you are in the Salt Lake City area, let’s get in touch as I am a registered affiliate of the Soo Bahk Do Institute and a certified instructor under the Moo Duk Kwan.

    Listen to Grandmaster H.C. Hwang’s message on the Soo Bahk Do Institute here.


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    20 Dec 2011

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  • Hitting The "Marx"

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    Bellator Season-Six

     

    Travis “T-Train” Marx was announced the last addition to Bellator’s season-six bantamweight tournament. Marx has a record of 18-3. Marx was a former Highway Patrol man and is now pursuing his dream of being a top contender in Bellator. Marx who was a Jeremy Horn pupil, until moving to New Mexico to study under Team Jackson-Winklejohn. You may remember Marx from the Tapout TV series. So be sure to tune in and show him some support!


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    18 Dec 2011

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  • The 2011 BJJ Gi Survey Results are posted!

    This Article comes from Arcanum Brazilian Jiu-jitsu Blog


    Whether you participated in the survey or are just looking for an idea of which gi to buy, this is just too cool to ignore. Check out this article.

    Aesopian has spent a TON of time on this survey and it shows. Big props to him for putting his time and effort into this – I think it’s a huge service to the BJJ community at large.

    Most interesting to me is that apparently in the top 33 brands of gi, there is no significant variance in quality (Black Eagle is not on the top 20, for example, and I consider their product to be top notch). There really hundreds of factors that influence results, and I’m looking forward to seeing how Aesopian breaks it down and interprets the data.

    I for one am thrilled that many of the top brands are under $130 retail.


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    16 Dec 2011

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  • Foley’s MMA Hosts Amateur Boxing.

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    Foley’s MMA

     

     

    Dave Foley of Foley’s MMA in Ogden is hosting an Amateur Boxing event on Saturday. There will be 20 matches, with 13 gyms from Utah and surrounding states represented. Foley has been hosting these events since he opened his first gym in Ogden.

    Foley’s MMA has 10 boxers participating, including children as young as 8 and weighing 50 pounds all the way up to adults. Foley has been a strong supporter of the next generation of unarmed combatants. Tickets can be purchased at the door; they are $12 for adults and $6 for children 6 and under. Foley’s MMA will also host the official USA Boxing tournament at the end of January


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    15 Dec 2011

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  • 5th ANNUAL UTAH STATE JUDO CHAMPIONSHIP SHIAI

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    Saturday, January 14, 2012

    In the Spirit of the 1967 World  Judo Championships held in Salt Lake City Utah 45 years ago. Utah Judo Inc., Is proud to announce our annual 2012 Utah State Judo Championship to be held in Salt Lake City, Utah. This Shiai is open to all USJI, USJF and USJA member Judokas.

    This Shiai is designated as a qualifier (State Championships) for the 2012 Senior National Championships and the 2012 Jr. Olympics.

    Eligibility

    • 5 years of age or older on the date of the tournament
    • Current registration and insurance with either USJI, USJF, USJA
    • All competitors must show proof of registration and insurance (NO EXCEPTIONS)
    • USJI membership will be available at the tournament site.
    • $20.00 for one weight category in one skill division
    • $10.00 for one weight category in additional skill division (senior categories).
    • Competitors may only enter one weight category per skill division.
    • Junior:  8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
    • Senior:  9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

    Entry Fees

    •  $20.00 for one weight category in one skill division
    •  $10.00 for one weight category in additional skill division (senior categories)
    •  Competitors may only enter one weight category per skill division.

    Registration/Weigh In

    • Junior: 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
    • Senior: 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

    Competition

    • Juniors: 10:30 a.m.
    • Senior: 1:00 p.m.

    Method of Elimination

    • Modified Double Elimination: Five or more competitors (1st place is winner of finals, 2nd place is loser of finals, and 3rd place is winner of consolation bracket).
    • Round Robin: 4 or less competitors, points awarded as below.
    • Tie-Breakers: 1st tie-breaker: Win/Loss record, 2nd tie-breaker will be decided by head to head competition, 3rd tie-breaker will be points as follows: according to waza ippon = 10, wazari = 7, yuko = 3, hantei = 1, 4th  tie-breaker will be replay by Golden Score.
    • Junior:  2 minutes
    • Senior Novice: 3 minutes
    • Senior sankyu/yudansha: 5 minutes
    • Masters 3 minutes

    Match Times

    • Junior: 2 Minutes
    • Senior: 3 Minutes
    • Senior sankyu/yudansha: 5 Minutes
    • Masters: 3 Minutes

    Rules of Competition

    • All current IJF rules will apply with the following exceptions:
    • Drop knee seoinage/seoiotoshi allowed for competitors including players under 13 years of age.
    • No kansetsu waza for competitors under 17 years of age and/or under sankyu
    • Competitors who enter a higher skill division compete under the rules of the higher skill division.  Includes Juniors in Senior Divisions.
    • IJF bowing procedures will be enforced.Refusal to comply will result in disqualification from the match and ejection from the weight/skill division in which the infraction occurred.
    • Current IJF medical rules apply for all senior divisions 17 years and older. All junior divisions 16 years and under will use pre-2004 IJF medical rules.
    • Footwear is required at all times when not on the tatami.
    • Match Times are modified (see Match Times section)
    • Referee uniform – black slacks, black socks and white polo shirt.

     

    • NOTICE: IJF Coaching standards with modifications will be implemented at this tournament. Only ONE coach per competitor in the designated coach’s chair. All others must be in the spectators’ area.

    Minimum Dress Code: Collared shirt and long pants, or team sweats . Closed shoes. No shorts or cutoff jeans, t-shirts or sandals.

    IJF Standards may be found here:

    IJF STANDARDS

    New IJF Rules may be found here:
    New IJF Rules

    TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR

    MICHAEL HERMOSILLO (801) 347-3471 Bjj@Hvjudo.com

     

    TOURNAMENT COORDINATORS

    KEN BARLOW (801) 669-5075 Rockymountainjudo@hotmail.com

    MICHAEL HERMOSILLO (801) 347-3471 Bjj@Hvjudo.com

    FRED LOUIS (801) 243-5313 zenbeijudoslc@gmail.com

    Additional information as well as Tournament forms can be found at the event web site here.


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    15 Dec 2011

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  • Want to teach MMA or Crossfit, but don’t have your own school?

    My guess is that there are several readers out there right now who look at the schools and gyms around them, and think to themselves:

    “Some day.  Some day I will open my own.  But not now.”

    Well, I wanted to share with you about a great opportunity that has come up.  A chance for you to teach, and built up a student (and revenue) base without having to quit your day job, or mortgage you home.

    Paul Evans, the owner of Paul Evans Martial Arts has built a great facility in Sandy Utah, where he does an amazing job of teaching Krav Maga to a mass of very loyal students.  But he is looking to   expand the offerings of his gym.

    Specifically, he is looking for people looking to teach classes, and just need a location for:

    - MMA

    - Crossfit (or similar fitness program)

    This is a really amazing opportunity to live your dream, without having to make the huge financial leap of getting  location and equipment.  Not to mention that you’ll be able to work very closely with Paul to understand what he has learned about how to market your programs, how to gain (and keep) students.  What to charge, and how to really make it a successful business for yourself.

    If you’re interested (and I cannot recommend Paul highly enough!) please don’t hesitate.  If you don’t take this, someone else will snap it up (especially heading into the new year, and everyone re-committing themselves to fineness.  Feel free to reach out to Paul directly with any questions you might have at: 801-352-7482.

     

    13 Dec 2011

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  • Product Review: Venum Ultimate Vale Tudo shorts

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    I’m late for the bus. Not the first time this has happened to me, but the sinking feeling of panic never goes away. I abandon my breakfast on the countertop, fling my books over my shoulder and run down the driveway. Just as the bus begins to pull a way, I pound frantically on the door. Breathless as I run up the stairs, I stomp the snow off my shows and turn to face the bus full of my classmates. Then it happens. A cold draft of air wafts up my leg. From the back of the bus, someone yells “Hey, he’s not wearing any pants!”

    http://usa.venumfight.com/

    But I’m not worried. I’ve had this dream before, and this time I came prepared. I’m rockin’ my Venum Ultimate Vale Tudo shorts, and I own this dream.

    For any of you who still have dreams like this, where you’re the victim of some humiliating situation, buy some Venum Ultimate Vale Tudo shorts and wear them to bed. These babies keep you so secure that there won’t be any room for paranoia.


    First questions first: what is the difference between a vale tudo short and a traditional fight short?

    The biggest difference it is that vale tudo shorts are form-fitting. They hug your body and flex with you. They do not hide bulges and curves, like looser fight shorts would. In other words, they cover your butt, but they don’t hide it!

    Venum Shines Through

    My biggest question when Aaron from BJJHQsent me these was how to accurately review a product meant for cage fighting. I was definitely not going into the octagon just to test these babies out.

    Aaron saved me on this one: “Many people wear them under their gi pants. You need big…wait…you need a lot of body confidence to rock them alone.”

    Well, I have only moderate…uh…body confidence. So that solved it. I would wear and test them under my gi pants.
    (…)
    Finish reading Product Review: Venum Ultimate Vale Tudo shorts.


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