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HEMA and the Realities of Sport

Lecture At Longpoint: “HEMA As A Martial Art” by Mike Edelson

The above link will take you to an excellent lecture which covers the limitations of sport activities in martial arts, and potential methods for overcoming those “training scars” if you’re aim in your practice is combative realism. 677 more words

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Martial Arts As Social Institutions

It is this ability to endure through the generations that makes bodies of technique so important within the traditional martial arts.  As I have argued elsewhere, at their heart…

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Respect, Authority and Obedience

I grew up with very little appreciation for authority. It is funny how a person can be forced to recognize that are required pay homage to authority, without every instilling in them that this is an… 397 more words

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The Special Ops Olympics

As interesting as South America’s cooperative games are, the Annual Warrior Competition in Jordan may be more interesting. The Chinese have done particularly well, though US and Russian participation have been inconsistent due to their preoccupation with war duties elsewhere in the global theatre.

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The Place of War and Warriors

Violence is an unfortunate reality of a fallen, inharmonious world. Until that which has been redeemed by Christ is fully reformed, there will be bloodshed. As Edmund Burke famously said, “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” Mankind has a responsibility to respond to evil, and this requires both the composite acts of institutional governing forces ( 1,577 more words

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Trench Warfare CQB

Training Camp Activities. Bayonet fighting instruction by an English Sgt. Major, Camp Dick, Tex. Ca. 1917-18. (War Dept.) Exact Date Shot Unknown NARA FILE #: 165-WW-146B-16 WAR & CONFLICT BOOK #: 449… 22 more words

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Warhammer Vs Modern Body Armor

One can likely assume similar success with the tomahawk, axe, or even basic modern framing hammer.

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