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#1 Postby BJJVegan » Tue Apr 18, 2006 2:30 am

Hey everybody,
My name is Brent Smith. Ive been vegan for a mere 2 months. But for me there is no turning back ever. I train in a style of martial arts called Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. It really keeps me active. I just recently started lifting weights so i can try and put on some more muscle. I'm 5'10 and I only weigh 146 lbs. Im tired of being the skronny guy. But i wont be for long :D .
I just recently found this site and i thought it was really cool cause the main image people think of when they think of a vegan is a malnorished skin and bones type of person. Its great to see all these athletes showing how things really are for us. Vegans rock!! Thats all i have to say about that. :wink:
"After he gets in there with me and i knock him out, he may want to go back to japan or some place where the competition is a little easier." Chris Leben before getting knocked out by Anderson Silva.

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#2 Postby finbarrio » Tue Apr 18, 2006 8:07 am

Hey Brent!

Welcome!

Hey, you might want to check out the "Other Sports" topic as there are a bunch of people in here into martial arts.
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#3 Postby robert » Tue Apr 18, 2006 10:22 am

Hey Brent, nice to see you on here. And cool to have another Oregonian too!

That sounds like a pretty intense sport/style of training. We have a number of people here into various forms of martial arts.

So as Finn said, check them out in the Other Sports section.

Welcome aboard, great to have you here!

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#4 Postby loveliberate » Tue Apr 18, 2006 12:25 pm

Hello & Welcome! :D

It's great to see someone from Roseburg - what's the vegan scene like there?

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#5 Postby BJJVegan » Tue Apr 18, 2006 1:12 pm

Well to be honest the vegan scene isnt too big here. But it is slowly growing. Right now there prob only a handful of us. There are alot of vegetarians...who eat fish...well dont get me started on that one. But anyways im tryin to get the word out. You know save as many lives as i can :wink:
"After he gets in there with me and i knock him out, he may want to go back to japan or some place where the competition is a little easier." Chris Leben before getting knocked out by Anderson Silva.



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#6 Postby VeganGirl2006 » Wed Apr 19, 2006 5:07 pm

Hi and welcome Brent! I too am a martial artist! I am halfway to black belt in Tae Kwon Do. Nice to meet you. :)
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#7 Postby JW » Thu Apr 20, 2006 9:42 am

Welcome Brent!

I'm sure you'll find a ton of useful information here.
I went vegan a few months ago so I know what you mean about no going back. I'm so glad I made the decision.
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#8 Postby Crash » Thu Apr 20, 2006 10:06 am

Welcome ! :D
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#9 Postby BJJVegan » Thu Apr 20, 2006 1:11 pm

Thanks everybody!! :D
"After he gets in there with me and i knock him out, he may want to go back to japan or some place where the competition is a little easier." Chris Leben before getting knocked out by Anderson Silva.



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#10 Postby compassionategirl » Thu Apr 20, 2006 1:29 pm

:smt039 hello brent!!!
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#11 Postby ronnie kray » Thu Apr 20, 2006 11:33 pm

hey brent! :D

since you study brazilian jui jitsu, is it safe to say you are rooting for royce gracie in the next UFC pay per view?
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#12 Postby BJJVegan » Sat Apr 22, 2006 8:59 pm

Most def. I think Royce is gonna take it to Matt Hughes. The only thing is whoever wins between Matt Hughes and Royce Gracie is gonna fight George St. Pierre (my favorite fighter). And i was hoping for a rematch between Matt Hughes and George St. Pierre. So it might be a bit before George gets his revenge. But anyways im rootin for Royce.
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#13 Postby flanders77 » Mon Apr 24, 2006 1:42 am

BJJVegan wrote:Im tired of being the skronny guy. But i wont be for long :D .


Welcome! You made the right dicision! Veganism rocks! And for the weight-lifting: Get it on!
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#14 Postby exciton » Mon Apr 24, 2006 7:18 pm

Welcome BJJVegan!
I'm certain you'll fulfill your goals.
Regards.

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#15 Postby SeaSiren » Mon Apr 24, 2006 7:34 pm

Welcome! :)


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