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I note this expecting 99,9% antagonism, scepticism, and rejection. I do so for the chosen few who really have to survive a street crime or murder attempt. I am 44 years old, have survived the cold of one winter sleeping on asphalt (as a bum … Continue reading Wuxia Dreams – My note on Wing/Ving Tsun/Chun enthusiasm…
I came here during a research on a different topic. I am 44 years old, have survived the cold of one winter sleeping on asphalt (as a bum in our supposedly criminal scene), and was a small-scale criminal for around 3 or 4 decades of my lifespan. I stopped, when love and duty became better values to me.
People like Marc ‘Animal’ McYoung, Tony Blauer and so forth, are by now OLD. They are off the streets, where the real crimes and the real killings happen. They have the ambition to sell their ‘convenient solutions’, which does tweak their own judgment a little bit (proven by science).
One reason no martial arts will be a guarantee in self-defense is that it cannot block, dodge, or parry any form of poison or disease. Half the people disagreeing are homosexuals who are just too ill-informed to understand that their narcissistic need for attention is legitimate, but as well a progressing mental illness getting dangerous to themselves and others.
The other is immature and ignorant people needing to reinforce their own delusions and prejudices. A human factor, for those who shun the work to really discipline and develop themselves WILL always need excuses and postures.
My main reason for hating the fakes & frauds on certain topics is that they know they are sending people towards certain death, dire mutilation, and costly abuse.
I agree with attempts alike: http://www.samharris.org/blog/item/the-truth-about-violence/
Still that does not make me an expert on street-survival, crime-prevention, or martial arts. And my own most respected teacher was Dieter Knüttel, by now Grandmaster and ‘Bundestrainer’ of Modern Arnis, an armed filipino martial art. I prefer Muay Thai based stuff though. My best MMA teacher so far was a wanted murderer from Poland, who was among the bunch of bums I had to survive with. He was half my weight and nearly crushed my spine with the ease of a ‘throwing technique’ applied properly. But he is imprisoned now.
The bad news is: I have no martial arts product to sell, so those who want to fall prey to me must purchase my poetry ebook or click ‘gift me a coffee’ on my pseudo-landing page.
A good martial artist will know how to save lives, and not just how to cripple and end them!
Okay there are literally con men and women in all walks of life. This is also true in the Martial Sciences. While the majority of martial practitoners are not frauds. They certainly are out there. We have all met that guy or gal who simply has too good of a story about their training in the Martial Sciences. (at least most of us have) Usually when it is too good to be true then it probably is. As a practitioner you owe it to yourself to know who you are training with. Before you train with somebody do a little research. Look into their background in the Martial Sciences. Find out who they have trained with and see if you can interview or talk to any of their current students. Even more importantly look online to see if they have ever been arrested. Training with someone is a big deal on…
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While I disagree with point 1 it still summarizes some basics.
Five Ways to Boost Your Resilience
Life rarely conforms to the course we plan; events, usually beyond our control, often conspire to create periods of hardship. How we react to traumatic experiences, be it the loss of employment, serious illness, or even the death of a loved one, significantly affects the quality of your life moving forward.
Resilience is the ability to recover from these traumatic life changing experiences and move on with your life. While some people seem to have resilience ingrained into their personalities, others need to make a concerted effort to build their resilience. This article provides 5 tips to cultivate the spirit of resilience to enable you to come out on top when faced with challenging life experiences.
1. Have a support System
Human beings, by design, are social animals. Even in the best of times, we tend not to thrive in isolation. Therefore, when faced…
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These are the persons to really watch out for…
The Backstabber Personality
I have been doing a personality column for Natural Health, where each month I provide some insight into different personalities. Here is some insight into The Backstabber. Does this sound like anyone you know?
Backstabber’s will say the nicest things about you in your presence, only to turn around and tell others what a good-for-nothing, hopeless waste of space you are. They feel insecure, emotionally vulnerable, and angry with themselves and the world, so make up stories about others or exaggerate minor mistakes and weaknesses of people. They like to stir up conflict and drama, and enjoy seeing people going at each other’s’ throats. Often, these people leave us astounded and confused when we realise what they are up to due to their stealth and subtlety. Unfortunately, Backstabber’s are everywhere.Here are ways in which you can spot one:
Some are overly friendly and can be full of…
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The Rebel Personality
I have been writing a personality column for Natural Health, where each month I provide some insight into different personalities. Here is some insight into The Rebel. Does this sound like anyone you know?
Everyone has a bit of the Rebel personality within themselves – that part that wants to (and sometimes does) go against the grain and break established rules. Rebel personalities, however, almost always disregard the reasons for rules, even though the outcomes are likely to be painful or of disadvantage to them. Sometimes they do this as a way of asserting a sense of power and control over others, or to try and compensate for real or imagined inner weakness. True rebels are not simply against rules or what others say just for the sake of being different; for example, they will protest wars because they believe in a particular cause…
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More or less emerging simultaneously with the release of Vampire: the Masquerade (the two games being published within a month or two of each other), Kult hit the RPG scene at just the right time to ride the wave of horror games focused on pessimistic modern-day settings, though it came from a very different angle compared with White Wolf’s output. Whereas Vampire and its offspring cast the player characters as entities set apart from the common run of humanity, Kult was based around the premise that “humanity” as a category is broader, more powerful, and far more sinister than you think it is. Whilst the World of Darkness games tried to claim highbrow inspirations, Kult showed no aversion to embracing the most outrageously surreal end of the splatterpunk spectrum. Whereas White Wolf would occasionally try to moderate their content, if only for the sake of not losing sales (at least…
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