Friday, September 07, 2007

Friday blitz

As I told Bob in the comments on the last one, I'm still catching up. Here are some more things I have noticed, and, I think, deserve your notice:

Matched Fighting vs. Real Fighting - "Matched fighting and real fighting are completely different animals."

Wild West UFC - Dojo Rat posts a video of a fight on Deadwood, and blogs about it.

A great post at How to Box, What Everybody Ought to Know About Boxing Gloves:

You're about to learn more about boxing gloves than you really need to know.

Boxing gloves protect you and your opponent.  The earliest form of boxing glove originated in Greece (cestus) and consisted of something meant to inflict pain and suffering rather than reduce it.  It was basically leather straps that may or may not have things such as studs embedded in them.  In short, they made boxing fights good and bloody.

Lucky for those of us practicing boxing today, boxing decided to become more civilized.  Boxing gloves, while they haven't changed a whole lot, have benefitted from better materials and an understanding of science in the boxing glove development process. Read on...

Simple Self Defense - Adam with good advice on home alarms.

On removing a toe in Kenjutsu training (at Yachigusa Ryu blog):

This incident, along with what I’ve learned in kenjutsu thus far, has shown me very clearly how fragile life can be. We deal with weapons that can pierce flesh so well, the victim is sometimes not aware he is being cut until it’s too late. We’re learning to go for the femoral artery when attacking the leg, or how to slash at the throat when attacking high. How easy it is for life to be lost! Life is all we have. If it is lost, nothing else matters. To see how something so important can be so fragile speaks volumes on how precious it really is.

Defend University answers, "Can I shoot a home invader?"

Physical Strategies posts links to great video on Couture taking Sylvia to school, in case you missed it. Complete domination. One for the old guys!

How to improve your ukemi - excellent advice from an excellent blogger, Pat Parker at Mokuren Dojo. Check this one out if you want to fall better.


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