Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Happy Holidays 2017 is coming to an end!

 
Hello this is Wmpyr,
from the Wmpyr Youtube channel.
Another year is coming to an end, and I just wanted to give major thanks to those who have watched and supported my Youtube channel! I wouldn't be here if it weren't for ya'all. I wouldn't train as much if it weren't for ya'all!

I first started just wanting to a do a Vlog and see what that is like while learning how to use my video editing software and maybe also get a little better at public speaking.

Then I noticed that while there were people showing off doing the Heaven 6 technique, nobody was teaching it on Youtube, so I did. And from there I got so much positive feed back from so many people that were glad that I did.

I continued on and it's been roughly 10 years on Youtube.
When my first knife was sent to me to review from Knives STI. I was so excited!
Since then I had many other people sending me all kinds of products to review.
From shoes, comic books, to board games!

I want to make this clear, I could sign up for a program where I actually get paid by the company sending me their products, but that also means I become their employee and I have to say good things about their stuff, I have to make videos that meet their approval.
I've never done that. I like my freedom, I like having fun.

Anyways my main goal is to help those who don't have access or can't afford a martial arts school. I'm here to increase martial arts interest in a professional yet safe and fun manner.
 
Huge Thank you to the Tetsu to Kinu Bujitsu community, the Filipino Martial Arts community, and Professor Bram Frank for being so kind and supportive. 

Life is too short to focus on the negatives! Let's keep marching forwards and have some safe responsible fun! It's the best kind of fun!

-Wmpyr

Saturday, November 18, 2017

JABGEAR

November 9th 2017 I received 2 pair of Hand wraps from Kenny at www.jabgear.com

I don't remember where I got them, but I have an old pair of hand wraps from my college days when I dabbled in Boxing.
The purpose was to improve my punching skills to mix with the rest of my martial arts skills.

The pair that Kenny sent me are much nicer than the ones I have.
I really like that it has velcro, my old ones didn't, you had to tie them on, and believe me you had to use your teeth and everything.
Unlike my old ones these are a little elastic which contours better to your hand, but I heard that is just personal preference.

When you train in Boxing hand wraps are probably the last thing you think about, but they are very important and actually make a big difference.

If your serious about training in Boxing whether it's for hobby, fitness, or fighting, hand wraps will come into play. The amount of force and impact you put on your hand from just even hitting the bag is too much. The gloves alone do not cut it.

The added protection the hand wraps give to your hand allows you to train longer, train more, and focus on skill development for power. They don't cost an arm and leg, it's totally worth it.

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Trapping

Trapping is a unique skill most famous in such styles as Wing Chun Kung Fu. 
The skill of trapping is primarily developing the skill of sensitivity. 

Sensitivity is not necessary to be a good fighter, but it is the higher skill that can help anyone take themselves to the next level.

Often times sensitivity is replaced by speed and or explosiveness. 

Jeet Kune Do practitioners practice trapping with focus mitts. This is because Bruce Lee was very into Western Boxing, and he also was into full contact sparring, which he apparently did with some of the best fighters in North America of his time. 

So the Wing Chun practitioners probably have the best sensitivity skills because of how much Chi Sao (Sticky Hands) practice they do. 

Jeet Kune Do practitioners are more likely to have a better sense of trapping application because of the focus mitt training.

Both are important because if you want to be able to use your trapping in real life you should go study Jeet Kune Do, but then when you want to further your sensitivity skills you should go train with Wing Chun people.    

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Googly Eyes Game review by Wmpyr

As you can tell just by looking at the box package Googly Eyes is wacky fun for the entire family.
Other than fun family time, another benefit is that it encourages your kid to draw without any negative pressure.

Using the glasses you know your drawing is suppose to be bad. So people who don't know how to draw can safely play with the artists without feeling bad. 

The game combines some simple play mechanics that is quick and easy to learn. 
Roll dice to move on the board, first team to finish wins.
Draw a card to find out which lens to use. 
Put on the crazy glasses and begin drawing!
If your teammate gets it right move forwards even more.

If you have kids this is a good game to play together! 

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Wmpyr Board Game

Wmpyr's Board Game idea

I'm just taking some notes on here to brainstorm some more later.

Number of players: 2+
Theme: Classic Horror
Play mechanics: Move pieces around a board that can be configured differently each time.

The board has illustrated areas such as the Carpathian Mountains, Ruins of Poacher Castle, Boar Yard Village, Hide Forest, and The Town of Mace Mint.

Players select a character at the start of the game.
1. Dracula
2. Wolfman
3. Franky
4. Mr. Hyde
5. Creature
6. Phantom
7. The Bride
8. Carmilla

Players go to certain areas of the board to get cards.

Story cards: When requirements are met (Dracula and Wolfman are on the same spot) whomever has this card may choose to use this card at the end of the player's turn (whomever's turn it was).
It may say something like Dracula and Wolfman do not like each other so they begin fighting each other but then they notice a greater threat so they must team up! Bring out the Possessed Knight!

Story cards are generally helpful.

When Franky enters the Boar Yard Village, roll the dice to see if the towns folk are frightened or threatened!

SPINNER
There is also a giant spinner for the enemy. After all the players take their turns, then someone spins the spinner for the enemy.
There are spinner cards that can be acquired in the game. A spinner card can replace a spinner card already active. You want to replace the spinner cards with weaker ones so that the game becomes easier. When you have replaced all monster spawning spinner cards on the spinner then the players get to battle the final boss together!

Goal of the game is to beat the final boss.


Legends of the Hidden Temple

Legends of the Hidden Temple board game review by Wmpyr

On the box it says for 4 to 12 players. 
If you have a stop watch then you can actually play some of the games by yourself. 
To get the full experience though it seems like you're going to need 4 players. 

True to the TV show this game is made up of many mini games. 
1. THE MOAT which consists of rolling the dice rapidly.
2. THE STEPS OF KNOWLEDGE which is a quiz game.
3. GOLDEN CUP OF BELSHAZZAR which is cup flipping
4. GALILEO'S CANNONBALL which is bouncing a ball into a cup
5. THE SMASHED PRINTING PLATE OF FREDRICK DOUGLAS which is a card game of a sharp eye and reflex 
6. TEMPLE RUN board game collecting treasures

If you're a fan of the TV show then this is going to be nostalgic for you.
If you don't know the TV show, then try looking it up on Youtube and see if you like it.
I think it would be good to play at a retreat or in a class. 

Friday, October 13, 2017

GOLIATH GAMES

On September of 2017
A big Thank you to Goliath Games for sending me seven games to review for my Youtube audience!

1. Mastermind

2. Tri-ominoes
3. Legends of the Hidden Temple
4. Shit happens
5. Googly Eyes
6. Zoom Ball
7. Phlat Ball

Mastermind game review by Wmpyr


Tri-ominos game review by Wmpyr


Legends of the Hidden Temple game review by Wmpyr

Shit Happens card game review by Wmpyr



Googly Eyes board game review by Wmpyr

Zoom Ball review by Wmpyr


Phlat Ball outdoor game review by Wmpyr