"Most of the modern bags are packed with rags and Thrift Store rejects. I actually prefer this to the sand and sawdust bags which have a tendency to become rock hard eventually. If you tamp the rags down enough, it weighs about the same…"
"I train in Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu. It's a Japanese system that has nine schools within it. Alot of what we do seems similar to what I've seen of Systema. I'm also a force instructor for the Sheriff's department…"
" I'm new so I'll introduce myself. Started martial arts 42 years ago in Hawaii. Wrestled high school and college. Moved around a lot so I trained wherever I could. Judo, Wing Chun, Kali, Tae Kwon Do, Ju Jutsu,…"
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"I started at 12 years old. I was a scrawny kid in Hawaii that had no idea how to defend myself. A big Hawaiian guy at church offered to teach us for free. I've been hooked ever since. That was 42 years ago and over the…"
"There are alot of the old manuals available online for free. For a couple of modern interpretations I would recommend "Sword in Two Hands" by Brian R. Price and "The Swordsmans Companion" by Guy Windsor."
"PUSHOVER: A 63-year-old man from Manila, Philippines, was in line to buy a lottery ticket when a woman cut in front of him. He did the gentlemanly thing, stepping back and allowing her in. The ticket she bought -- that would have been his --…"
"Many of the old books are available online if you look. Fiore Dei Liberi, Giacomo di Grassi, Talhoffer and more. Modern Workbooks such as, "Sword in Two Hands" by Brian Price are an excellent way to learn with having to…"
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Hi there RJ. Welcome to AoM. Also, thought I'd give you a friendly invite to check out my group, The Great Debate. Just click on "Groups." It's the one with the colorful galaxy picture. It's one of the most active groups on AoM right now. In any case, great to have you aboard.
"Has anyone seen the hand-on-the-Bible thing outside of movies and publicized swearing-ins for office? I see such oaths (and affirmations) done about weekly, with never a Bible in sight.
John Adams was worried about "our moral compass" as…"
"In the classification system we use it is harm to the United States and it's interests. It does not take into account any damage done to a person, political or economic group, or racial group. In the case of the AP leak it was…"
"Just as if he had found your open notebook and read the journal entry there you need to explain that although it may look like it paints him in a negative light there are more entries showing him in a positive light. Go on to explain that that…"
"What site did you write the blogs on? What app? I hate to break it to you roughly but if you are going to journal you need to choose between a hardcopy (book) which can be lost, or stolen vs digital file. Choosing to blog online has huge risks…"