Archive for the ‘Traditional Martial Arts’ category

Black belt poses as BJJ white belt

November 18, 2016

It’s a miniature class prank in motion, aided by the instructor in the brown belt.

Many of his arm and leg movements, seem to nullify force, rather than fighting his opponent. Instead of force against force, it’s leverage that bypasses incoming force and diverts/negates it. That’s something I’ve also felt at that range standing up, when opponents try to cross into grappling range past my arms. Even if I can’t out wrestle them, I can still stop them from closing the range by using my arms as levers stuck to the other person.

The vid had some useful training tips at the very end.

Practicing with shinken and sharp swords can get you killed

July 1, 2016

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=b4e_1465439386

Going to download em if possible and share em with people who like swords, for funny jokes.

 

And for people with strong stomachs interested in practical applications:

When I trained for lethal force applications, one of the things I learned was that I should desire and want the enemy to be destroyed, visualize it like what you see in the video, and hunger for that result. As much as a man dying of thirst in the desert hungers for pure water. That will provide full authorization to the motor control layers invested in the spine and middle of the brain, near the brain stem. Motor control as coming from the frontal cortex or consciousness parts, actually interfere with maximum speed physical skills.

Xing Yi Quan and Bagua as Chinese culture

January 25, 2016


These were pretty interesting data points and research material for me.

Learning European swordmanship via youtube and the internet

January 16, 2016

Starts somewhere after the 20 minute mark, the story of how HEMA revived using the internet’s C4, communications and computers.

I linked this before, but this hits upon the same topic and journey Jin Young went through. Distributed learning, no credentials used, sharing of knowledge, reduction in cost of information transport and coordination, de-centralized command and control centers, community and grassroots based organizations.

It’s a kind of culture, but it isn’t a conformist culture, nor is it one based upon State Authority or Totalitarian Ideology, or Economic dependence even.

It’s a culture where if you are in one of these cultures, you can cross over to every other sub culture that focuses on different things. It’s pretty strange, to see a civilization’s culture get produced without economic or military expansion.

Ayn Rand theorized about it and called it “Going Galt”. The 3 percenters, the irregulars in the US, call it freedom and 4th generational warfare. Science fiction communities would see it as “post scarcity” economies. Insurgents or resistance movements would see it as grassroots and cellular in nature.

Learning martial arts via Youtube

January 14, 2016

http://wingchungeeks.com/china-boxer-interview/

From the 20 minute mark, interesting take on the Youtube culture

Training to use gravity as a power source Part 3

January 14, 2016

https://www.youtube.com/user/chinaboxer/videos

Jin has created a separate channel, devoted expressly to forming his own… for lack of a better term, his own school/philosophy on this Life Quest of his.

And, coincidence of coincidences, a lot of it matches up to what I’ve been doing and researching.

This won’t be a very text heavy post, just watch some of the videos.

Interview with Jin Young concerning getting older and teaching

January 3, 2016

That wasn’t what it was originally about, but since Jin likes to talk a lot about concepts and is very good at teaching and explaining, it ended up being that.