Archive for September, 2011
One of the most basic survival requirements is water.
Every human being needs water to survive, and water is one necessity for urban survival and wilderness survival that you simply cannot carry with you in sufficient quantity.
It is too heavy to carry the amount of drinking water you would need for a long-term urban survival situation.
This means that you have to be able to drink water that you find.
While finding sources of water, and collecting water, could be a topic all by itself, the question remains:
“Conan The Barbarian” is a 1982 fantasy-action-adventure film. It’s based on the stories by Robert E. Howard (1906–1936), about the adventures of the character in a fictional prehistoric world of dark magic and savagery. Written by John Milius (Red Dawn, Flight of the Intruder) and Oliver Stone (Platoon, Born on the Fourth of July) and directed by Milius. Basil Poledouris provided the rousing music. Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Earl Jones and Max Von Sydow, the film tells the story of a young barbarian who seeks vengeance for the death of his parents. The target of his hatred is Thulsa Doom (Jones), the leader of a snake cult. In the course of his adventures, Conan befriends a wizard, played by Mako, Subotai, a thief, played by Hawaiian surfing legend Gerry Lopez and falls in love with Valeria, a female brigand, played by Sandahl Bergman.
I get a lot of emails from my readers literally from all over the world, asking me about authentic Ninja Martial Arts training. Even though there are 100,000 plus practitioners of Ninjutsu on the planet, there are still relatively few quality instructors actively teaching.
If you’re serious about training in Ninjutsu the first thing you should do is own and study the DVD’s and books of Dr.Masaaki Hatsumi. Hatsumi Sensei is the sole Head Master (Soke) of the last living Ninjutsu traditions (Ryu Ha). It’s always best to go to the source and Hatsumi Sensei is THE SOURCE of authentic Ninja Martial Arts (Ninpo/Ninjutsu/Taijutsu) training.
The legendary Karl Gotch (1924–2007), the “God of Catch Wrestling” called Yoshiaki “Kumicho” Fujiwara his best student ever. Fujiwara Sensei has had an enormous influence on the worlds of Catch Wrestling, Japanese Professional Wrestling and MMA. He was the training partner of both Antonio “Moeru Toukon” Inoki, the professional wrestler most famous for his match with Muhammad Ali and Satoru “Tiger Mask” Sayama founder of SHOOTO. He was also the teacher of Ken Shamrock and Bart Vale.
Soldiers, Marines and civilians turned out for a glimpse of and a little hands-on training with Ultimate Fighters Chris “Lights Out” Lytle and Matt “Meathead” Mitrione at the Post Gym Sept. 20. The fighters spent their time here giving an instructional seminar on combatives and signing autographs for fans.
The event, which was sponsored by the Camp Atterbury Better Opportunity for Single Soldiers program and the Morale, Welfare and Recreation office, let UFC fans get up close and personal with the fighters.
Lytle, who retired from the sport Aug. 14, said he feels any time he gets to visit with Soldiers is a great honor.
“I love the country that we live in. I think the people who put their lives on the line to defend it for us, you can’t say enough about them,” he said. “I was fortunate enough to go over to Walter Reed this year to visit some of the injured troops there, and it was amazing to me how they were so gracious and thanking me for what I do. It was just so humbling for me to think ‘You guys are giving the ultimate sacrifice losing limbs. I’m in the ring fighting and that’s nothing in comparison’.”
Recruiters from the Chicago Battalion wage urban warfare every day in the battle to find qualified applicants and make mission. They face and overcome adversity at every turn in the form of teenage obesity, low test scores and parental and peer objection to Army service. The Army recruiter course is designed to train recruiters to fight and win in the urban arena.
Although the recruiting mission is vitally essential in maintain Army readiness, a recruiter is first and foremost a Soldier. And a current requirement of all Soldiers to maintain that readiness is that they receive Level One Combatives training.
One hundred pounds overweight, loaded up on steroids and suffering from chronic urticaria, a debilitating autoimmune disease, Australian business man Joe Cross is at the end of his rope and the end of his hope. In the mirror he saw a 310 lb. man whose gut was bigger than a beach ball and a path laid out before him that wouldn’t end well– with one foot already in the grave, the other wasn’t far behind.
FAT, SICK & NEARLY DEAD is an inspiring film that chronicles Joe’s personal mission to regain his health. With doctors and conventional medicines unable to help him, Joe turns to the only option left, the body’s ability to heal itself. He trades in the junk food and hits the road with a juicer, vowing only to drink water and freshly squeezed vegetable and fruit juice for the next sixty days. A “reboot,” he calls it.
Presently, the four primary arts that are used in the sport of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) are Western Boxing, Muay Thai, Brazilian Jujutsu and Greco Roman Wrestling. There are some competitors that have successfully blended in Catch Wrestling, such as Kazushi Sakuraba and Ken Shamrock or Judo, such as Karo Parisyan and Kim Dong Hyun. I know that as MMA evolves there will be many other arts that will be thrown into the mix. Arts such as Japanese Taijutsu, Filipino Dumog and Indonesian Silat have a lot of merit. Surprisingly, I believe that the Japanese sport of Sumo would be a great addition into the mix of MMA.
There’s a whole lot of cult like weirdness in the Martial Arts world. It’s often times very hard to discern the efficacy of techniques, so many of them are steeped in urban legends, mis– and dis-information and just outright lies. So how are we to make our way through the myriad of methods that “master” teachers tell us will effortlessly defeat the bad guys and protect our lives? By using empirical evidence based procedures.
Let’s break down what I mean by “empirical evidence based procedures.” “Empirical” means “of the senses,” for our purposes as martial artists , this means primarily the visual (sight)and kinesthetic (feeling) senses. “Evidence” is empirically observed results. And “procedures” mean a well thought out methodical process. Another way of saying this is that we are going to apply the SCIENTIFIC METHOD to our martial arts training.
What if I told you that there was a killer loose that is the number one cause of death globally: more people die annually at the “hands” of this killer than from any other cause. Would you want to stop this killer from his murderous rampage? Yes, of course you would. Would you do anything in your power to stop him? I hope so. What is this killer? It’s Cardio Vascular Disease (CVD).
What are cardiovascular diseases? Heart attacks and strokes are usually acute events and are mainly caused by a blockage that prevents blood from flowing to the heart or brain. The most common reason for this is a build-up of fatty deposits on the inner walls of the blood vessels that supply the heart or brain.