"Regular Joe and Jason make excellent suggestions. I've trained extensively in Systema and can vouch for its effectiveness in personal combat, especially as relates to law enforcement, where your objective is primarily to subdue the assailant.…"
" I should also add that I continue with martial arts training. A couple months ago I was awarded a black belt in ryukudo kobujutsu, the study of Okinawan weaponry. My wife joined me in this training early in 2010 with no previous experience,…"
"TRX is a body-weight workout system developed by a Navy SEAL that uses suspension straps. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suspension_training
About a year or so go my local gym turned one of its side gyms, which had been a racquetball court, into a TRX…"
" Four days after hitting 58, I participated in my first TRX class in several months. Taught by a fit and very attractive young blonde gal (with my wife in attendance I keep eyes front), I made it through and will come back for more."
" I think it's both. Look at a recent pic of 60-year-old Christie Brinkley and that proves the latter. My wife doesn't have access to all the things Brinkley does to stay fit and look young, but she does a great job with what she has…"
" Trust me, my young manhood was far from ideal. It was only in my mid-30s that I emerged from a tough divorce and, thanks in large part to a great woman who became my wife, began turning things around. Had I stayed single it would've been…"
" I have not yet read Brett's posting, but I can tell you that age should not be a true roadblock for achieving anything in life. I'm in my late 50s and yes, there are certain things I can no longer do, things I used to be…"
" As I see it, the main problem in this country is that we have a serious lack of inspired leadership. A leader is not going to be afraid to say, "We need an attitude adjustment about certain things," but that's exactly what…"
"Iron sharpens iron." A place for men to impact each other by debate and exchange of ideas. This is a group where no ideas are off limits. If your motto is, "I never talk about politics or religion," this group is probably not for you. A "gym" for thinkers.See More
" I've read one or two of these and have more on my shelves. I was disappointed the list didn't include Gates of Fire by Steven Pressfield, his novelization of the Battle of Thermopylae. Pressfield's latest is The Lion's…"
Schrader has a long list of sources, too, both ancient and modern.
I am skeptical about modern cultural views that homosexuality was widely accepted in the ancient world because that is a handy…"
" Homosexuality was not nearly as common or as socially acceptable in ancient Greece, especially Sparta, as we have been led to believe. See the works of Helena P. Schrader. www.spartareconsidered.blogspot.com."
"Gates of Fire", "The Last Amazon", Pressfield
Theodore Roosevelt bio trilogy, Morris
"Empire" series, Iggulden
"John Rain" series, Eisler
"Bob Lee Swagger" series, Hunter
Novels by Tom Clancy, Dick Couch, Ward Carroll, David Poyer, Brad Thor.
The Dark Knight
Saving Private Ryan
The Passion of the Christ
"Let us speak courteously, deal fairly and keep ourselves armed and ready." Theodore Roosevelt
Thanks for your comment. I can't tell you how many students never make it past three or four classes because it's boring learning kihon, or they find out they're not going to become kung fu theater-like acrobats.
"No need to apologize, Will.
Yes, we are all damaged in that regard. But relative to other humans since then, not everyone is damaged (emotionally). She did mention boys having their instincts bridled. That's what I meant by the playing in the…"
"Why is masculinity so demonized? Also, why does having emotions have to be attributed to femininity? Anyways, sounds like she is accusing the world of pushing us into a certain role while she does the exact same thing with her interpretation of how…"
"Coffee has been somewhat of an evolution for me. I used to only take it loaded with sugar and syrup and creamer. Over the years I have cut everything out. This was a conscious effort for me. You see, when you are in the field, the coffee tends to…"
"I think, Titus, that you made an observation on something that isn't in the text of Herodotus, which would nullify its value as an observation and transmogrify said named observation into an invention, a fiction."