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Aduts - 25/07/2009 11:25 PM

bro..kapan ada bachelor party..ikutan dong..p..anggur merah dan pringles siap diantar..
fransinotirta - 26/07/2009 01:04 PM

Original Posted By Aduts
bro..kapan ada bachelor party..ikutan dong..p..anggur merah dan pringles siap diantar..

wah itu mah ngga usah bachelor2an...acara mingguan kita itu.hehehe
fransinotirta - 28/07/2009 01:03 PM
Fransino Tirta interview with Jakarta Pos
By Tom McCawley, Jakarta, Indonesia.

(May 23, 2009, 6 pm. National Olympic Sports Center Auditorium,
Beijing). Fransino Tirta, Indonesia’s undefeated mixed martial arts
champion, stares into a locker-room mirror, saying a silent prayer as
he prepares to do battle. Under the glaring floodlights outside waits
crowd of 6,000 in a Beijing Olympic auditorium, including some of
world’s most famous stars and veterans of his sport and discipline.

Soon, 28-year old Fransino, Jakarta resident and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
teacher, will punch, kick, strike, wrestle, and grapple in one of the
most extreme tests of unarmed combat the law allows. But a private
struggle has already begun, as Fransino is grapples with his own mind,
taming fear, anxiety, and adrenaline. Alone, he strides to the arena.

In the ring sounds the booming voice of legendary announcer Michael
Buffer, who played himself in the 2006 Rocky Balboa movie, “he’s from
Indonesia…and the Indonesia MMA champion, Fransinooo Tirrrtaaaaa….”

In the coming bout with a Swedish champion, Fransino was staking his
13-0-1 undefeated record, the ambitions of his coach, Niko Han, along
with the hopes of his friends and students.

Defeat would’ve been in front of his idols, the founders of modern
mixed martial arts (MMA), and been noted by the sport’s top
journalists. A wealthy Middle Eastern Sheikh was helping bankroll the
event, the Art of War 12, flying in top stars from Brazil, the U.S.,
and around the world.

“I wasn’t sure I could win,” says Fransino, at 72 kg and 166 cm, ”but
I was obsessed that before I retire, I face someone who could give me
the fight of my life. This was that fight.”

As a 5th generation Indonesian of Chinese descent, Fransino felt a
special motivation to fight in Beijing. “I wanted to prove Indonesians
were as good as anyone,” he says, “I wanted to prove it in the land of
my ancestors.”

Fransino’s opponent was Malik Arash Mawlayi, 30, 74 kg, a Swedish
kickboxing and MMA champion. Afghanistan-born Malik had trained in
Brazil, defeating local experts and boasted a list of victories in

Unlike Fransino, who battles hours of Jakarta traffic to get to his
gym, Malik had daily access to good facilities in Thailand and a wide
pool of training partners. In a previous grappling bout, Malik, an
unpredictable and often-wild opponent, had handed Fransino one of his
only competition defeats.

1:46: The starting bell rings. Fighters touch gloves, against a
roaring crowd. Fransino takes an orthodox boxing stance, left foot
forward. In the first seconds of the seven-minute bout, the two
exchange light, glancing blows, kicks, and jabs, sensing the distance
and probing the ranges. Coach Niko had urged Fransino to use punches
to create an opportunity to hurl Malik to the ground. More blows, the
two clinch, arms entangled

Mixed martial arts combines hand-to-hand combat disciplines in an
ancient tradition that harks back to the sport of Pankration in the
648 B.C. Olympic Games. MMA was reborn in the U.S. Ultimate Fighting
Championship (U.F.C.) in 1993, when promoters pitted fighters of
multiple styles against each other in an Octagon-shaped ring.

Rules were minimal in the early U.F.C. The fights were bloody and
brutal, prompting U.S. senator John McCain to dub the U.F.C. as “human
cockfighting” and campaign to have it banned across the U.S. MMA has
since evolved into a sophisticated sport, with time limits, ringside
doctors and highly-trained referees as skilled and famous as the

Fighters must master both striking and grappling, including the
disciplines of wrestling, boxing, kickboxing, and Jiu-Jitsu. The
mental game involves shifting between arts and above all, harnessing a
combination of strategy, mental control and raw aggression. “MMA is so
multi-faceted, it’s about fighting smart, training smart,” says Niko
of the sport’s violent image. “Thugs just don’t stay in MMA.”

In his seven-year fight career, Fransino had conquered Indonesia’s
haphazard early MMA scene, brawling with unfit Preman or freelance
debt collectors, and traditional martial artists. He dominated an
early televised event, the TPI Fighting Championship from 2003-2005.
Later victories came in Indonesian grappling tournaments.

Fransino’s explosive style earned him the nickname “Pitbull” from the
Art of War Promoters. “But be a smart Pitbull,” Niko told him, “stick
to the game plan.”

2:22: Fransino and Malik are clinched, jostling to unbalance the
other. The ranges have shifted; long-range strikes are useless for
now. “Set it up, ‘No, set it up,” calls Niko Han from the sidelines,
but it is Fransino who is hurled to the canvas, as Malik surprises
with a spiraling backward throw.

Now Fransino would rely on Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ), the art he
teaches in Jakarta. BJJ, often called Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, uses leverage,
timing, momentum, and body positioning, allowing practitioners to
defeat larger, more aggressive opponents, often from bad positions.

The art emerged in Brazil in the 1920s when the local Gracie family
began exploring and refining the ground-fighting techniques of the
Japanese art of Jiu-Jitsu. Royce Gracie, who first showcased BJJ in
the original 1993 UFC, was watching Fransino’s trial from the stands.

2:32: Malik scrambles to Fransino’s back, clinging, barnacle-like to
the Indonesian. Many fighters feel danger when back mounted, but
Fransino was comfortable, turning adversity into advantage, having
trained escapes hundreds of times, with his coach Niko.

Fransino spent the previous two weeks, preparing in the grueling
tropical heat of Bali under Niko’s supervision. In the mornings he
trained boxing and kickboxing. Fransino would fight five ten-minute
rounds with professional boxers, facing a new opponent, every three
minutes. Evenings involved drilling and refining techniques. The next
day focused on grappling. In between, Fransino relaxed, finding peace
on the beaches of Bali. “It was a team effort,” he says, “I couldn’t
fight without my coach.”

Niko Han, 36, is a pioneer of Jiu-Jitsu in Indonesia, having founded
the Synergy BJJ Academy in 2003. As a student in Los Angeles,
California, in the mid-1990s, Niko was at the epicenter of the BJJ and
MMA explosion. He trained in garages with the Gracie family, fought in
early grappling tournaments in Las Vegas, Nevada, and honed his
technique with today’s innovators of the sports. After a stint in
marketing, Niko decided to make the study of human combat, including
boxing and wrestling, his life’s work.

It was the world’s first televised MMA competition, the first series
of U.F.C. that changed Niko’s life and, he says, the martial arts
world. “Throughout the history,” he says, ”we wanted to know what the
ultimate martial art was. This was answered when the UFC came along.
It was a combination.”

To a new generation of martial artists, the U.F.C. and the Gracie
family, Niko says, had illustrated the value of fighting on the
ground. Previously, grappling arts, such as wrestling and Judo, had
been widely seen as sports. Gracie Jiu-Jitsu was barely known. But the
UFC highlighted the importance of grappling to unarmed combat.

Niko, who became Indonesia’s first and only BJJ black belt last year,
returned home in 2003 to spread the art. He met a 23-year old
Fransino, then an MMA champion, with crude skills. The proud Fransino
was quickly humbled in a 2004 meeting with his future coach. “Training
with Niko and his students,” says Fransino, ”was like waking up from
the Matrix [referring to the 1999 film], it was like a whole new

3.05: The intensity of the fight picks up. Fransino is now on top,
landing blows with gravity on his side. Impulsively, he misses a
chance to pin his opponent. Malik escapes scrambles to his feet,
throws a trademark wild kick. Fransino answers with a strike.

4:59: Malik pins Fransino in a choke, squeezing his shoulder into the
neck, his bicep closing the carotid artery. Staring at the ceiling,
Fransino felt the blood supply to his brain slowing.

“I thought of giving up,” he says. “No one would blame me for tapping,
[surrendering].” Fighting is hard, tiring, frightening, Fransino says.
Fighters, even tough ones, want it to end quickly. Although he had
trained for up to an hour at a time in Bali for 10 minutes a round,
the adrenaline surge had exhausted his body.

With a simple tap it would’ve all been over.

“Then I remembered all the hard training I put into this, all the time
and effort my coach sacrificed…all the big expectations of my students
and fans…that this is the biggest fight of my life.” He hears coach
Niko calling out the escape movement. Fransino performs the bridge,
arching his body backward, scrambles to his feet. The fight resumes.

Fransino endures, escapes, and prevails.

5:12: The two stand and engage. Anger flares as Fransino receives a
blow, but he opens a shallow cut above Malik’s left eye. “Something
inside me told me it would be a brawl,” he says.

The Doctor signals a pause. More flurries, more blows. Malik receives
a second cut. Fearful of injuries to Malik’s eyes and head, the Doctor
and referee stop the fight.

Fransino Tirta’s hand is raised in victory for his 15th professional
mixed martial arts match.
fransinotirta - 28/07/2009 01:04 PM
Fransino Tirta interview with Jakarta Pos 2
A month after the fight, Fransino is teaching in a Blok M gym, clad in
a Blue cotton kimono, joking with his students and guiding them in the
intricacies of fighting from their backs.

He comes across as a quiet man, with only his cauliflower ears and a
small red scar above one eye hinting at his other career. His
reflections on the fight are full of life lessons and philosophy.

“I told my students the one with the most heart would win,” Fransino
says. Fighters and sportspeople talk about “heart” as an intangible
ability to keep going when wanting to stop. “Heart” is especially
important in combat sports for fighters like Fransino to push through
barriers of pain and fear, including taking punches, or being pinned
and choked in front of 6,000 people.

“You’re stronger when you fight for other people than just for
yourself,” he says, thanking his students, training partners, fans,
fiancé Anatasya Yanti and coach Niko.

Niko says there may be another fight in Macao this year, and perhaps
Australia. The two are making careful decisions Fransino’s career as a

As a teacher, Fransino says, he hopes to build a group of committed
partners to spread the art of BJJ and “train someone to be better than
me.” It was here in this Blok M gym that Fransino remembers being
humbled by the art that his now his trade. Now he is the teacher, have
completed a full Jiu-Jitsu circle.
redcap - 29/07/2009 03:04 AM

bro sino, nambahin urlnya ya D

(JP/R Berto Wedhatama)

(JP/R. Berto Wedhatama)
fransinotirta - 29/07/2009 12:34 PM

Original Posted By redcap
bro sino, nambahin urlnya ya D

(JP/R Berto Wedhatama)

(JP/R. Berto Wedhatama)

mantap..saya cari link nya ngga nemu-nemu..hehehe...
anomalies - 29/07/2009 01:49 PM

wah jangan jangan bule yang maren nulis nulis di samping mat itu si reporter nya the jakarta post? D
redcap - 30/07/2009 08:35 AM

Original Posted By anomalies
wah jangan jangan bule yang maren nulis nulis di samping mat itu si reporter nya the jakarta post? D

kali2 aj bro sino bisa masuk kickandy D , klo masalah tendangan bro sino ahlinya D
fransinotirta - 30/07/2009 01:04 PM
kick andy
Original Posted By redcap
kali2 aj bro sino bisa masuk kickandy D , klo masalah tendangan bro sino ahlinya D

Aduts - 08/08/2009 08:57 PM

nyolong start duluan ah..Congrats bro..

bahagia selamanya,akur dan damai.
Gbu.. yang pertama kasih selamat loe ya...boleh dong kalo nge junk di sini..p


hmm...acara minum2 nyantai di bawah udah ga bisa lagi dong?
tenshin_shoden - 09/08/2009 01:52 PM
selamat menempuh hidup baru !!!

recca - 10/08/2009 01:48 AM

sino, gratz....selamat menempuh hidup baru ya....
makin sukses ke depannya.... ^_^v
GBU always....
jackishere - 10/08/2009 02:09 AM

selamat menempuh hidup baru beer: beer:
redcap - 10/08/2009 11:39 AM

Proficiat dan congrats buat Bung Sino , selamat menempuh hidup baru, dan cepet dapat momongan , GBU
fransinotirta - 10/08/2009 03:36 PM
Thanks guys....
EVL - 10/08/2009 06:51 PM

Original Posted By fransinotirta
Thanks guys....

My biggest respect for you!!
GoJiLak - 11/08/2009 12:30 AM

slamat menempuh hidup baru!!
di tunggu jagoan kecilnya..
godberani - 26/08/2009 02:27 PM

wogh kerennn

gokil ni orang sades la....

bikin bangga indonesia beer:
Aduts - 27/08/2009 01:08 AM

bro..gimana komen nya mengenai machida..juara ufc yang masih anget..

apa pendapat dan ramalan loe tentang evolusi beladiri dan style beladiri itu sendiri kedepannya,mengingat ternyata beladiri tradisional ternyata bisa juga eksis..

ditunggu komentarnya,..mumpung masih ada sisa kacang tempo hari\)
fransinotirta - 29/08/2009 02:02 PM
Original Posted By Aduts
bro..gimana komen nya mengenai machida..juara ufc yang masih anget..

apa pendapat dan ramalan loe tentang evolusi beladiri dan style beladiri itu sendiri kedepannya,mengingat ternyata beladiri tradisional ternyata bisa juga eksis..

ditunggu komentarnya,..mumpung masih ada sisa kacang tempo hari\)

Lyoto Machida...keren abis...gile nih orang jago banget, gayanya sangat unik dan efektif.
Sebenarnya udah banyak fighter UFC yg berlatar belakang karate yg jadi juara UFC.
Salah satunya GSP dan Chuck Liddel. Namun hanya Machida yg ketika fight gaya karate nya masih kental.

GSP awalnya berlatih kyokushin karate,ketika dia terjun ke MMA,dia mulai berlatih tinju, gulat, dan BJJ.
Ketika dia fight, stancenya udah bukan karate,lebih mirip kickboxing.

Ayahnya Lyoto berasal dari jepang dan seorang karateka aliran shotokan,dari dia lah lyoto belajar
Karate. Alasan kenapa dia aliran karatenya bisa sukses adalah karena dia tidak membatasi karatenya
Seperti kebanyakan karateka lainnya. Dia berlatih karate utk bisa diterapkan di ajang MMA.
Dimana biasanya di karate ada peraturan seperti, tidak boleh full contact, tidak boleh pukul muka,tidak boleh clinch,tidak boleh banting,dll.
Utk melengkapi karatenya,lyoto pun berlatih muaythai,gulat dan BJJ. Dan dia sangat ahli di semua bidang.
Sehingga bisa dibilang dia bukanlah seorang karateka murni. Namun ketika dia fight, dia menggunakan stance karate dan tendangannya pun masih karate.
Tangan lyoto sangat rendah,tidak seperti tinju yg tangannya selalu diatas dagu. Namun dia menutupi tangan rendahnya ini dgn memiliki foot step yg sangat lincah.

Saya rasa setiap beladiri tradisional bisa sukses di ajang MMA,asal jgn membatasi aliran beladirinya itu. Lengkapilah beladiri tradisional itu dgn mempelajari aliran beladiri lain yg efektif dan sesuai dgn praktisi.
Lyoto Machida adalah sebuah contoh sukses seorang petarung beladiri tradisional yg tidak membatasi diri dgn mempelajari aliran lain dan sukses menerapkannya ke alirannya sendiri.
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