Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Planning Personnel Protection.

it's about optimizing protecting tactic.

it's about preventing killing in early phase.

leader of security team is responsible for planning security operation.

team leader has to ensure that every member of security team is fully prepared for protecting, understands tasks, has equipment, understands correspondence laws, understands alarm signals.

planning consists of phases:

1. information gathering.
- gathering information about protected personnel,
- public opinion gathering: research, intelligence & counterintelligence (counterobservation),
- reconnaisance in places visited by protected personnel, determining danger points, observations of protected places.

2. analysis of gathered information.
- selection of important informations, neccessary for selection of general plan, concept.
- efficiency of analysis depends on information gathering - factors, systematicity of a gather & information transmission, agents cooperation & gathered materials sharing, possibility of gathering informations by agents. this implies that phase 2nd is intertwined in time with phase 1st.

3. selecting general plan, concept.
- general planning of security operation, initial work,
- 'Planning Leader' is responsible for devving general plan, concept, for tasks harmonogram for each of his/her security men or women & of task requests for other involved forces. he or she is responsible for each of security links in each of protection operation phases. depending on moment, team will use different methods. situations include, for example: intrusion of unknown undesired people, information about bombing threat, failure of a transport car (recent news inform about threat of cars being hacked in future), etc... more details in book mentioned in footer.

4. selecting forces & tools.
- determining personnel & equipment neccesary for security operation,

while determining forces & tools, we should pay attention for:
- region, personnel & tools there,
- evacuation ways, travel ways, safe places, medical personnel & infrastructure available,
- weapons of personnel, support outside (even a 'lonely bodyguard' can call 'the Police') & more,
- transportation available,
- communication tools,
- diet, food & drinks,
- rest & sleep for security,
- protections against fire-starts,
- safe store for documents & more.

for details see book mentioned in footer.


5. presenting graphical plan of security operation.

it's not about 'erotic image marketing' of the plan, but i'll elaborate as much as i think i have to,

i know i understand only a little.

it's graphical presentation of security plan, concept prepared by Planning Leader himself or herself.

plan should be compedium of knowledge associated with security tasks & reflect all orders of both each of security teams & each of security agents individually (personnel).

topographical maps of distrcits & streets should be used, as well as architectonical plans of buildings, terrain, canals.

for marking people, objects, security outposts there are varying symbols used.

exemplary plan (more or less perfect) shoud include:
- general assumptions about protected personnel & tasks,
- task description,
- program, visit's schedule,
- data about protected personnel & associated people (age, blood group, etc),
- general situation description, based on program,
- concept (how to realize, identifiers, transport paths),
- tasks for each of teams, for each of people involved,
- transportation / security data (amount, types, equipment),
- communication security (codenames of personnel, diagrams, code tables),
- arms / weaponry report used by security personnel,
- general situation information & profilactics (general advice based on intelligence),
- general equipment report,
- media security information report,
- information security report (hacking support, cryptography, perhaps more),
- residence security report (secured places for staying),
- security personnel distribution report (where who is, who is doing what),
- exceptional situation handling (what to do in exceptional situations as program change, delays, blocked transportation route, etc.),
- dangerous situation tactics (bombing clue, attack with weapons, etc.),
- medical list (hospitals near operation area, medical personnel available).

example of team structure:

Team Leader.
- Planning Leader.
 - Agent of the gathering (responsible for information gathering team).
  - Intelligence agent.
  - Intelligence agent.
  - Counterobservation operative.
 - Analyst.
 - Technical support operative.
  - Supplies operative.
  - Transportation operative.
  - Communications agent.

(to be elaborated later perhaps, if it's needed & if i can).

-- Paraphrased from 'Taktyka działań ochronnych. Ochrona osób.' by Jarosław Kaczyński.
-- i've translated & paraphrased as well as i could & understood. it's best to buy book.
-- i've added a little of my opinion as well.

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Killer Characteristics.

Who is potentially killer?

based on research it's mostly males:

- small posture,
- disintegrated family,
- without father, or without feelings toward father,
- born outside national borders,
- shying away from other people,
- without wife, staying away from women,
- without work for 1-3 years before kill attempt,
- no active life,
- identifying with religious or political movement,
- considering their deed 'just' & true to their views.

other researches notice mental ilnesses, sad childhood, sensivity.

'So mad'.

killers often consider themselves martyrs.

'So sad'.

political killer is someone detached from any rational political direction or social doctrine.

'So detached, so bad'.

-- Paraphrased from 'Taktyka działań ochronnych. Ochrona osób.' by Jarosław Kaczyński.
-- i've translated & paraphrased as well as i could & understood. it's best to buy book.
-- i've added a little of my opinion as well.

Thursday, December 25, 2014

6 - Tiered path to Victory.

insights tell me of Tactics for Problem Solving.


a way of True Warrior, for it includes:

- Truth which joins not separates (Staying True to Your Love, Honesty),
- Way of the Warrior who defeats himself & enemies.


i am not too sure of this path, feel free to criticize & correct.

use this Tiered path or not at Your own risk.


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Path to Victory:

1. 'Know Yourself, Know Enemy'.

it's an apex of Tactics (most exhaustive method, most ambitious).

my main Enemy is Ego.

i do not want to be dick to those i Love, so i need to defeat that dick of Ego as much as i can.

See: Elaboration.


2. 'Know Your Way, know the Ways'

Once Your knowledge of Your Way is perfect & unshakeable, You can start to learn about Enemy's Ways.

Learn Politics, Learn who is Ally, who Enemy - think, but do not deny orders even if it seems that You do.

Be ready to explain Your apparently treasonous behavior if this occurs.

SKILLFULLY apply the ways, even false Tiers against Enemies, as well as Tests for Allies.

This tactic is not easy.

Not everyone is ready to follow it, nor should be allowed to walk this path by her or his superiors.


3. 'Know the Ways, know the Way'.

Learn nuances of behaviors & ways - true or false, strictly follow orders as You gain skills & knowledge.

Skillfully apply the ways, even false Tiers against Enemies.

Do not experiment too much.

This tactic is not easy.

Not everyone is ready to follow it, nor should be allowed to walk this path by her or his superiors.


4. 'Know The Forces, know the Way'.

Learn about Allies as well as about Enemies as You can, but follow orders strictly.

Help or Support Allies, perhaps Enemies as well if it's not a treason, if this helps them change & is not risky for ours.

Do not experiment at all.

This tactic is not easy.

Not everyone is ready to follow it, nor should be allowed to walk this path by her or his superiors.


5. 'Know Your Forces, know the Way'.

strictly follow orders, support or help the Allies as You can.


6. 'Know Yourself, know "the Way"'.

it's basicly following orders without thinking.


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7th tier: 'Know the Tiers'.

it is knowing which tier to use when.

it's learned by experience.


i think i can follow Tiers 3-6, also Tier 1 in dire need but it's dangerous & risky.


as i will.


Tiers 3-4 are dangerous, it's useful to use Tier 5 mostly, Tier 6 only when extremely exhausted - otherwise it's laziness.

Tier 6 is also for those under suspiction, and can be enforced by superiors.


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False Tiers:

they are leading to the loss of You & Your Love:

1. Know the Money, know 'the Way'.

way of traitors taking bribes.

it's not part of '6 - Tiered path to Victory', but we should be aware of it as well:
- to be wary of them & to Protect ourselves & ours,
- to use against Enemies if / when we can.


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See also, if You wish: Programmer's 6 - Tiered path to Victory.

Programmers can hack, or program robots to fight, perhaps.

Image is thankfully from computer game only, but these 'military drones' are robots that can be programmed by qualified personnel (Ada Programming Language, i think, mostly).




Robot Hack.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Tactical use of a ssh backdoor.

Not all computers are the Internet enabled or can be accessed via the Internet without extra 'care'.

i am not expert but i think.

If a tactical team goes to a site with computer, they can:

1. Connect target computer to the Internet.
2. Install a backdoor to let rest of the forces play with it as they need - obtaining information, hacking, using.

it's categorized as 'Tactical Pendrive Assault', i think.

'You can play, it's the way'.

Assault leads to close combat phase of attack, melee.


useful things to have:

1. A pendrive with Kali Linux, with ssh software as part.
2. USB device that connects computers to the Internet, or similar.
3. A practice in installing ssh backdoor really quick - in few minutes or under. ('few' is two to five).

extras (in case of team needs):

1. USB Camera.
2. Other USB devices.
3. Perhaps more.

See also: Teamwork.

Article author's note:

Foreseeing development of USB Security / Encryption in future as well. We should support.


-= Reality is NOT as in Computer Games. See: Teamwork =-.





Tactical Hacking. Is there USB port available?
If not, cables should be cut with a knife, & USB port connected.
Computer's intestines butchered.

(or a proper screwdriver / other tools used if possible).




'Disengage', disable Enemy's Defensive Perimeter.




pretty bad, destroyed hq ...



---




Computer's intestines.
Visible books:
- Grammar of Polish Language,
- Geometry with Linear Algebry script (MIMUW),
- Intensive Introduction to Hacking.
Visible cds:
- Hacking Multimedia Courses,
- Matrix Film,
- perhaps cds with drivers.
Invisible (on photo) books:
- Rootkits. Invisible Electronic Sabotage.
- Have Electronics & other books as well.

Killings.

to Protect, one has to know & understand killers & their motives (the 'Know Enemy' doctrine).

i am not sure if it's history that creates killers, or the other way around - probably both.

there's insane potential of destruction in every human.

every leader attracts attention and is target of possible killers who attempt to bypass security rings around them, to outmaneuver forces that protect, in the attempt of to kill leader.

killer's motives fall into categories that include:
- personal gain, wealth - it's business of the crime, ego play,
- ideological issues - often political groups attack other with special forces that way,
- psychological issues - ambition, 'accusing' someone of imagined or true guilt toward killer.

order givers:
- national agencies.
- criminal organizations.

killers from national agencies have expensive & sophisticated resources, as well as methods.

killers from criminal organizations often use guns, close combat weapons, exploding devices often
self-produced. they select carefully timing, analyze tasks, take time selecting target defining strong & weak points.

i'll skip kill planning description on this blog, to not teach & to not harm.

but i'll mention that victims are observed & analyzed before kill attempt.

'Know Your Forces, Know the Plan'.

Protecting Personnel.

Causes of killings & methods of killers should be investigated, and considered in forming defense, individually for each Protected person.

Depending on Psychical & Physical qualities of protected person, on groups she or he belongs to (Artists, Wealthy people, etc..) attackers can be guessed as well as the methods of attack, at least to certain degree - for there are also unknown factors.

Common qualities as well as differencies should be considered when protecting a group of people. These qualities allow for creation, selection & using of optimal methods of Personnel Protection.

Qualities of Personnel to pay attention for include mostly:

- Emotional relations with society & certain groups within - intensity & types of emotional feelings.
- Amount of time, or perhaps constant time of being in center of attention of society or certain groups within.

Also:

- Behaviors & Causes,
- Relations with people surrounding,
- Position, responsibilities,
- Personality traits as ability to form compromise, to admit committing an error, tolerance to changes in plans & decisions, ability to accept suggestions & help,
- Behaviors at work places, in organizations,
- Self-discipline,
- Relation to security & tactics choices.


-- Paraphrased from 'Taktyka działań ochronnych. Ochrona osób.' by Jarosław Kaczyński.
-- i've translated & paraphrased as well as i could & understood. it's best to buy book.

See also: Teamwork.

Knowing Your Team & it's Methods can also be part of 'Knowing Yourself' as in Know Yourself, Know Enemy, even if You are not a Team's Leader.

'Know Your Forces, Know Your Way'.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Know Yourself, Know Enemy.

To defeat enemy in a battle, tactical or not, on small or large scale, one has to:

1. Know & Understand Yourself.

- introspection - looking inside, as in a mirror ... to describe this too precisely would hurt - everyone has her or his own introspection method(s),
- reflection - thinking about oneself, one's tools ... we prefer to not precise again,
- insight - observing mind, thoughts & feelings that appear. meditation, observing breath can be a key.

2. Know & Understand Enemy.

- spying,
- books & training courses,
- investigate causes of enmity & methods,
- analysis & internalisation.

3. Form a Plan.

i think that self-understanding is more important than understanding of opposing force(s).

not sure by how much.

but in truth both should be perfected.

4. Prepare.

- arm Your forces, even if it's only You,
- train, practice.

5. Deploy, if neccesary.

- it's best if victory occurs without battle.

---

it's an abstract post on how to win against enemy of any kind. it's powerful but not easy or pleasant method.

my main enemy is Ego.

i think there are also lesser tactics, less demanding for easier tasks.

should learn them as well - i think it's skillful to do that. ---


It's more important to know Yourself than to Know Enemy.

If You know Yourself, Your weaknessess & strengths, and enemy knows You, You have advantage.

If You know Yourself, and Enemy knows himself or herself - no one holds advantage, unless more developed.

If both Know Enemies, more developed has an Advantage.

If You know both Yourself & Enemy, and enemy knows himself or herself - You have Advantage.

... And never, ever underestimate enemy. Make sure he or she underestimates You - not by 1,2 or 3 times, but to the extreme - more than million times if neccessary. i am quite serious about that with myself, at least.

Monday, December 22, 2014

a Dog of a Camera.

Dogs play Important role in Personnel Protection, i noticed in important book about Security of Personnel Tactic.


i think that in hands of trained personnel (programmers, hackers),

USB Camera can be more vigilant than a dog, perhaps with proper training & montage - screwdriwer & tools as extra cables, stands or other solutions are needed,

Computer programs can raise alarms very well, based on USB Camera input.

Computer programs can also handle defense/alarm system automation, perhaps under human personnel supervision.

Computer (or smartphone sooner or later) does not have biological needs or breaks for these, but needs electricity & communication.

Therefore, it is immune to gas attacks & similar. but there are gases that sabotage infrastructure chemically.

Both Computers, as well as Tablets & Smartphones can be programmed & connected to USB Cameras with more or less effort.


i think this can be used Tactically, to support Antiterror.


Dogs of Cameras do not bark, unless connected to 'a computer' that can make that sound somehow.


See also, if You wish: How to turn usb camera into motion sensor.

Security, Tactics, Dangers & Targets.

Who are main targets of attacks?

- Known people: Politicians, Religious Leaders, Artists, Scientists, ...
- Wealthy people,
- People who attest in law courts against criminals,

Who is main danger?

- Terrorists,
- Criminals,
- Psychopatic Killers.

What is Security Operation Tactic?

It's methods of Protection used by security agents, in groups & outside.

- Planning Security Operation,
- Deployment,
- Decisions taken during immediate threat of Protected personnel.

Security Operation Tactic should form subsystem of Antiterroristic Security of a Nation.


Causes of killings & methods of killers should be investigated, and considered in forming defense, individually for each Protected person.

Depending on Psychical & Physical qualities of protected person, on groups she or he belongs to (Artists, Wealthy people, etc..) attackers can be guessed as well as the methods of attack, at least to certain degree - for there are also unknown factors.


-- Paraphrased from 'Taktyka działań ochronnych. Ochrona osób.' by Jarosław Kaczyński.
-- i've translated & paraphrased as well as i could & understood.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Martial Arts & Tactics.

- is tactic part of Martial Art training?
- i think it can be part of Martial Arts training, part of work on Mind level if You understand Buddhist approach enough.

- will Tactics & Tactical thinking be part of this blog?
- yes, as soon as i can i'll share my thoughts on how Sun Tzu's Art of War, various Martial Art philosophy books & Tactic manuals can be joined into complete system. perhaps at first it won't be perfect, but i'll still post to encourage thinking & discussion. perhaps i'll mention hacking as a tool of obtaining information as well few or several times.

- will i mention Terrorism & Anti-Terror Tactic in this blog?
- perhaps yes. it's dangerous but perhaps can help to combat terror a little. could use inspiration for that. feel free to contact me if something i post is harmful more than it helps - i'll remove as soon as possible, or perhaps reedit.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Injuries during Training.

injuries happen during training, both internal & external.

muscle strains & other.

when injury happens, i think it's better to stop training for a while, to reduce it's severity & time of break between trainings.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Combat Skill or Warrior's Spirit?

as not too far as i know: (i've read a little & trained a little)

many Martial Art Schools - especially in past - put emphasis on training Warrior's Spirit, to prepare a Man to overcome obstacles & survive hardships in life.

but in real fight, combat skill is much more effective.

to defeat opponent in combat, most natural way is to learn proper combat skill first.

but the Warrior's Spirit is useful in any type of combat.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Power of Creative Simplicity.

i think, and many others as well:

- showoff doesn't win fights, nor too elaborate & unpracticed moves, for example: imperfectly trained roundhouse kicks,
- it's better to know fewer simple but masterfully trained methods, simple strikes & such,
- legwork is VERY important,
- it's important to combine mastered strikes with legwork & creativity in the fight.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Weapon counters weapon.

As title says, certain weapons counter certain weapons.

for example:

Spear (Yari) vs Knife (Tanto).

While often longer range wins, there are methods of dodging or parrying the spear's attack & closing the distance - at which knife has advantage.

But if defense is 'overdone' - moves too large, it will fail.

Yari is not useless at closest distance, for it can be used to push opponent away.

See also: Is Ideal Strategy Ideal?, Teamwork.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Intuition.

i've experienced that State of Mind during Martial Arts Training & during a walk.

1. intuition when it came to 'feinting' or 'marking' a left Seiken Tsuki Karate strike.
2. Awareness intuition when i've walked, perhaps related to Iaido.

i hope more of such will awaken with time.

perhaps i have talent for Martial Arts, perhaps not as great as of many, but still nice.

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[ if Buddhas & Gods agree, then i'd like to have such Intuitive talents for Mindfulness, Awareness (focused & unfocused), Atemi, Iaido, Distraction, Tempo & Speed - it's a wish & a prayer if possible. ]

Mindfulness & Martial Arts.

- Does Mindfulness practice have use in Martial Arts?
- i think yes, very much.

Liberation & Freedom.

what is Liberation?

what is True Freedom?

can it be achieved even under Oppression of other Nation?

i think yes.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Versatility.

- left or right leg in front is better?
- depending on situation.

if we wish to protect knife from being kicked out of hand for example, left position is better. if we face knife though, right position is far superior for we do not wish to have left arm cut. but i think that Versatility is important in many other situations as well, for example when we have a muscle strain. i've trained few combat positions, with the same arm & leg in front at the same time, but with different foot positions.

i've heard on training lesson - that with left arm in front, it's more defensive position - for left hand can capture or divert the opponent's knife - then we can follow with counter-strike. i'll have to check throughly to confirm.

Can better training win against better weapon?

while i lack in 'training department', i've seen & heard that it's possible to win with better training against better arms.

for example: with a knife vs. sword & shield.

it's not so easy though.

See also: Teamwork.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Good Style.

- are Martial Arts 'good style'?
- i think they are and should be, life should be more than killing & insulting others.

- are 'low methods' or 'black tricks' useful in combat?
- perhaps yes, but in my case i'd prefer to train other methods, no less effective. but psychological preparation for these, for combat & for difficult situations is welcome & needed.

- Would i train for her these tricks?
- yes, if she would tell me.

- would i neglect any lesson from teacher?
- no.

- does 'bad style' have anything to do with Karate or Tantojutsu lessons i participated in?
- no.

- what about other Fighting Styles i participated in?
- varied methods, varied impressions - sometimes 'good', sometimes 'bad'. but i know very little of anything other than Karate Kyokushinkai.

Inspiring Iaido Teachers.

Hanshi Tomasz Piotrkowicz, perhaps will learn Iaido from him (if i can).

but also:

- Yamatsuta Shigeyoshi,
- Hasegawa Eishin,
- Hayashi Rokudayu Morimasa.

what i know about these Masters?

Hasegawa Eishin, living in Edo period, learned iaido of Hayashizaki school from Manno Nobusada about time of Kyoho era. Today he's acknowledged as first true master of this school since times of her founding master. It is by all means probable that learned by him classic techniques of iai Hayashizakiryu style were executed from standing position or from tatehiza, meaning 'with knee risen'.

Hayashi Rokudayu Morimasa served mr. Yamauchi Toyomasa. Secrets of iai of Eishin school he learned under direction of Arai Seitetsu as he served on duty. Kendo teacher of Morimasa was master of Shinkage style, Oomori Rokurozaemon Masamitsu. This Masamitsu created many techniques of taking sword & attacking from sitting position, whose he did transmit to Morimasa among other techniques. It's acknowledged that Morimasa included these techniques into Eishin school training programme. Today they are called Shodenoomori style.

Hanshi Tomasz Piotrkowicz: http://www.battodo.pl

Friday, October 3, 2014

Methods of Fighting Fear & Terror.

(i am not an expert, but i think).

how to combat terror if You are Buddhist?

i think it's about terror cause finding, elimination then purification of terror's & elimination's effects.

combat might require redirection of their fear projection back at attackers - but it needs to be purified later.

training such methods of fighting fear might involve scaring a little training partner, with goal to allow him or her be stronger that way.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

5-Year Training Started.

it seems i can Train for 5 years without going into the mortgage debt.

so it started.

i'll have some duties, beside Buddhism - as i perceive it, for 5 years then perhaps more.

Different Schools - Different Ceremonies.

(i think but am no expert yet).

if Martial Arts adept(-s) go(-es) to different School than before, he or she should respect new Ceremony, exact execution of exercises which might differ from exercises trained before.

it's not easy to switch immediately for nervomuscular system is trained and new behaviors need to be re-trained, but effort should be made - i think at ease, Mindfully, taking enough of time (but not too much of time), to not create unneccessary dramas.

it's polite to be honest & true after all, this includes being true to Your training, behaviors & reflexes.

but old School's Teachers should not be abadonned, i also think. in my case, goal is to join Schools, not to create unneccessary schism.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Training Ceremony.

- is Martial Arts Training Ceremony important?
- i think it is. paying attention to details, formal bows, corectness of exercises, courtesy is not only part of Martial Arts World Culture, but also a sign of Respect to others. better chance of training better if participants care.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Discretion.

i think i should not write about knife methods that i am learning, carelessly & freely, without training them first properly & understanding consequences - even a little.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Religions & Martial Arts.

Dialogue between Religions in Martial Arts Context?

i think it's about visiting various school, practicing style & sharing it (training together) with other Martial Arts adepts - of other Religions as well.

Preparations for Training.

i think it's better to prepare for training by quietening Mind, stretching, warmup & preparing equipment if neccessary.

Without quiet Mind, imperfect behaviors are 'programmed' into nervomuscular system, training is worse.

At this moment of life, i am using 4 hours for preparations before tantojutsu Training.

Friday, September 19, 2014

After first Knife Training Lesson.

It was far from glorious - even if i got great training partners,

i was out of shape, and knew no knife methods, but still did strike few times during fights with knife-resembling training weapons made of foam,

Teacher's voice was fascinating, hypnotizing, paralysing i think... as he told about cutting arteries and similar methods.

Too fast Transmission of methods, it would seem, but i don't mind... in fact appreciate... for i won't question Training Methods of Superiors.



Foam Knife.


Thursday, September 11, 2014

Offering, a Poem.

Offering.

Mahakala of the Knife.
i offer You this meat.
i offer You this nectar of a Tea.
may i be able to Protect,
with the Knife,
as Skillfully as You do.

-- by neo-mahakala-108,
-- Literature / Poetry / Spiritual / Free Verse.

5-Year Martial Arts Dedication.

i think i should say it openly.

i am closing to the point in my life where i will resign from unneccessary distractions and focus on Martial Arts (with knife mostly) for 5 full years.

Enlightened Love is not unneccessary distraction.

Computer Sciences are distractions, but perhaps not unneccessary... will do them less, i hope.

This will start as soon as i have money from mortgage.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Up-down slice.

There's Martial Arts strike i've seen on film.

It looks almost like forward punch to those who can't see better.

To a more practiced eye for Martial Arts, it's clearly different.

Without weapon it can be seen as punch on different trajectory than standard Seiken-Tsuki Jodan.

With a Knife it can extend to a slice instead of a punch, hence the name i gave it, inspired by film & insight.

Related move with a knife would be 'Up-down chop' at the neck area.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Aikido Wrist Grab Defense.



Aikido Wrist Grab Defense.


i know beginning of this, learned during Aikido Lesson.

perhaps this can help to protect a Knife-hand from being 'neutralized', and Knife from being taken away.

perhaps this method can even put opponent to ground in preparation for the Knife strike.

Safe Training with a Knife.

- how to Train with a Knife Safely?
- use a Rubber Knife.




a Rubber Knife.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Attacking causes of Obesity?

- is it possible to be thinner as a result of Knife Martial Art Training?
- i think yes, perhaps it's the way to attack causes of Obesity. if there are people interrested for such a fight together in a group, i am eagerly awaiting contact. my email is: neomahakala108@gmail.com.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Seoi Nage.

i know this slightly (1 year of Judo training).



falling on the training mat is rather painful, i think.

feels like an 'earthquake', they say.

O Soto Gari.

Know it slightly (1 year of Judo training), it's quite fun.



i think it's combinable with Hiza Geri Karate Kick.

First part of the move (grab, closing distance) can evolve either into Hiza Geri (Knee Strike) or into O Soto Gari, and more.

Tomoe Nage.

Know it slightly (1 year of Judo training), it's quite fun.

Arm Stretching & General Warmup.

i know that Martial Arts practice requires General Warmup.

for Knife Martial Art, Arms Stretching & Warmup should be important part, i think.

but one should not neglect legs' warmup & whole body's, as they are important as well.

Martial Artists fight using whole Body, even if arms carry the strike.

legs & hips for example add Momentum (product of mass & velocity vector) to the Strikes & other Moves.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Atemi Basics.

Atemi is Art of attacking Vulnerable Points. With Weapon such as Knife, or with Unarmed Martial Art Style.

There are many vulnerable points that can be attacked, but i know only of few.

1. Eyes,
2. Nose Center,
3. Below Nose, (different attack vector than nose center),
4. Lower parts of face - center, left, right,
5. Ears,
6. Throat,
7. Neck,
8. Solar Plexus,
9. Liver,
10. Spleen,
11. Armpits,
12. Inner sides of Elbows,
13. Wrists,
14. Genitals,
15. Knees,
16. Slightly above Knees,
17. Slightly below Knees,
18. Where Thighs join with Hips.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Slap at face with a Knife.

It's nonlethal warning, can be executed from 'high guard' position or a 'x-guard' half-position, perhaps more.

It's similar to standard hand-slap at cheek.

With knife held in right hand, it can be executed from left to right (uchi, as in uchi-uke block, or backhand slap with a Knife) or right to left (soto, or a forehand slap).

I've had insight that resulted in discovery of this method... for both unarmed & armed fight.

Discovery is not enough, should be practiced to be an effective nonlethal warning.

Sheathed Knife can also be used to slap nonlethally.

See this film, for an example. This example includes combinations of punches with slaps or other nonlethal moves.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Uraken-Tsuki not with a Knife in a Overgrip.

Uraken-Tsuki - reversed punch strike - won't work with a Knife in a 'overgrip', at least in my hands.

Because blade would hit other hand during strike, or at least cause it to leave a Guard.

Perhaps Experts could do it better.

There are other punches with a Knife in hand.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Armed / Unarmed Style.

i think that Armed / Unarmed style is far superior to either of these two in separation.

We can attack with arms & legs, keeping a knife as an 'assecurer' - using only if neccessary.

That way we can employ nonlethal methods easier.

If we have to fight lethally it's also an advantage to have more options.

If neccessary we can also punch with the knife-hand, we just need to switch grip into seiken around the knife's handle & move knife sideways to not thrust or cut attacked person - for example.

There are more nonlethal moves with the knife-hand/forearm/elbow, many of them not requiring knife to touch the target, even if it's held in the clenched fist.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Touched Forehead with a Knife.



HK-744, a Survival / Battle, Tactical Knife held in hand.


Touched my Forehead, where Thrid Eye is Located, with this Knife.

Perhaps will have Insights into a Knife / Unarmed Martial Art Style.

Perhaps this requires Psychosomatic Course as well, which i got at a Young or Very Young age.

Perhaps this requires Acupuncture as well, which i got at Young or Very Young age.

Perhaps this requires Way of Insight of Buddhism, or a Proper Prayer at least.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Choices of Martial Arts Sensei.

- Should Morality of Sensei be considered, or only his Martial Prowess?
- i think both. we do NOT Protect by commiting atrocites (Atrocity = Cruelty, Crime, War Crime).

Monday, July 21, 2014

Movement in a Fight Position, Unarmed & Armed.

Introduction.

Even if those such as Great Miyamoto Musashi can refuse to believe in certain fighting positions, movement types or similar, many weaker Martial Adepts can find them useful in many situations.

Weakness of such positions is that they require preparation. Fighting on beach sand in boots is different from bare-footed fighting on a wooden floor, or a tatami mat. Easier to slip in mud, more difficult to move while knee-deep in Sea water and so on...

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Fight Position(s) & Movement, Training.

Fight Position i learned to a certain degree is imperfect, as are Moves extended from such.

Fight Positions & Moves are parts of a Martial Art Styles & Fights, as is Training them to Perfection, more or less attainable.

Our style requires keeping guard 'up' for long time even if one feels pain or is tired by fight. It requires awareness, focus & body balance, lowered stance (bent knees a little while standing, but back still straight upwards) for a fast movements & body balance. It's difficult but attainable in about 4 years of training, if one cares. It requires physical form, for it's tiring.

When we add a weapon, even as light as a survival / combat knife, balance shifts noticeably, especially when a strike is extended... i don't know how long it'll take me to train proper strikes, enough to be combined with legwork, body balance & 'final accent' - moment when strike speeds up, as we add 'body mass' to increase Force (F=m·a2). Different attack distances have to be trained separately and then joined properly into fluid attack combinations with legwork, as well as joined with different rotations of blade - hand can rotate to left or right as blade's strike is extended.

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Details of our Style with already-trained (even if a little) position(s), moves & guards.

Knife (held in right hand):

- knife can strike straight & forward with it's point (a spear-point),
- knife can cut (untrained),
- knife can strike with all parts, including handle or flat sides of an edge (untrained),
- perhaps in emergency, the cord around handle can be used in combat as well (untrained, should train last, together with wrapping cord around handle properly),
- knife can block with many parts, except for sharp point & edge - if not absolutely neccessary (untrained, alternatives to blocking with sharp point & edge should be trained),

While fighting with a knife, other hand can still be useful:

- can push enemy away into proper distance,
- can pull enemy on a knife's as it strikes,
- can block a strike,
- can protect from being disarmed,
- can execute punches or other attacks (that's where attack from a 'knee-block readiness' Practice can be useful: hand covers knife so it's low... now we do not have to move it upwards into a 'basic guard' before striking),
- can detract enemy's knife to help in a 'dodge' move (moving away from a line of strike), which can be combined with a knife strike,
- perhaps more,

How legs can work during a knife fight?

- legs in proper position allow for stable & fast movement, which allows for optimal distance from an enemy,
- legs propel body, are main factor in a strike's strength (hip movement),
- legs can lower position for even better balance & faster moves,
- proper position of legs, allows for being better prepared for certain attacks, strikes or kicks, perhaps more,
- legs can kick (low kicks which are more than a nuisance to enemy, straight forward kick - these two types of leg attacks mostly),
- legs can block low kicks, or attempt to,
- perhaps more,

... and so on.

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Example of a 'Nonlethal Method' using a Fighting Knife & Style, more or less:

Generally if i kicked opponent dynamically in an inner part of a leg, low or high below belt, perhaps aiming at bone (very painful), then put hand on a knife, asking if he wants more in a warning - i think it could convince many that it's not worth to continue with an attack.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Calm Mind, Focus, Precision, Training.

i think, but am no expert.

i think that Calm Mind is a Requirement for Training.

(especially with Weapons, which are harder to Wield & Control than just one's Physical Body).

Otherwise, imprecise, faulty moves are being 'Programmed' into Nervous System & Muscular Behaviorism.

Training should start from slow, simple, but Very Precise & Focused Moves, trained MANY times, then the Speed of Training & Effort can increase.

Goal of this method is to not lose Focus & Precision, and have these Focused & Precise Moves as a part of one's Fighting Style.

With many attempts, body adapts. Muscles are stronger, more enduring, better adopted to fast moves of certain types, nervous system carrying the information better... better coordinating many muscles & faster to fight together, without opposing each other. if neccessary, properly trained nervomuscular system can change moves faster - for example to detract route of a strike by an angle. i think this has use in misdirection (You pretend to Perform a Strike without knowing for sure where it will land, then as You observe opponent, adjust it 'on the fly' if neccessary).

Also, anger during fight makes combat skills more Unreliable.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

'Relaxed Discipline'.

i think Martial Arts require what one can call a 'Relaxed Discipline'.

... at least starting from a certain point in training, i think.

this requires:

- Calm Mind,
- Relaxed Muscles,
- Discipline.

this can also be called 'Silkie' or a 'Silk Discipline', i think.

i think there are moments when muscles tighten, for example: for a short moment during a strike.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Don't forget about a basic Guard.

one can think that one should not forget about basics, such as a 'basic guard'.

when training strikes originating from 2nd guard ('knee-block readiness', a low Guard, in my case) one should also train returning moves ('transitions', in my case; pl: 'przejścia' w moim przypadku) to a basic guard. so after blocking a knee strike one can strike fast then return quickly to a basic guard (covering mid-upper torso and head mostly).

rest of 'transitions' can be practiced (trained) later.

Monday, June 16, 2014

2nd Kihon.

i think that Kihon is basic practice of Martial Arts moves, such as punches, kicks or other strikes or blocks.

when i've trained Kihon for first time, with basic set of moves, it was painful, tiring process. moves were inefficient, slow.

then learned to execute them better, much better, even if not perfectly.

now with new set of moves, i go through the same ordeal... execution is laughable, whole body moves like a 'fat kid's ass', even if it's a punch from other guard position.

i call this training: '2nd Kihon'.

we'll see.

Insight into training new methods.

a thought in Mind occured that i should not train 'new' (more or less, perhaps i know them from 'kung-fu' lessons of my childhood) moves too much.

to not overstrain muscles, causing injury.

this would be only troubles and a delay in training, among other.

first training lessons at this moment are quite short, but with caution they increase in length.

Length of a Proper Training Session.

- How long one should train during one session for effort to be considered enough?
- in my opininon 2 - 6 hours, perhaps more. 'True Development happens beyond the Comfort Zone' afterall. but someone not in shape should prepare first... starting with shorter sessions... about 5 minutes, adding a little each day until that kind of shape is achieved over the years of training regularly each day, 4 - 6 days a week. perhaps with breaks for Winters.

- how author (neomahakala108) trained until this point?
- not very intensely compared to above standards: 1,5 - 3 hours a day, 2 - 4 days/week for 4 years... and little more, 2 more years in total. peak of effort & shape was a month of summer Karate course, quite intense.

- why not train longer?
- it's not very healthy, i think. strained muscles, and so on.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

is Computer a weapon?

- is Computer a weapon?
- one can think anything can be used as a weapon. (answer is: yes, possibly, more than most of people think).

- can someone use Computer to kill?
- no, but there's a risk that someone will. (theoretically it is possible to kill using computer).

- does author (neomahakala108) wish to kill anyone?
- no.

Friday, June 13, 2014

Muscles & Nervous System.

one can think, but i am no expert.

one can think that any a Martial Artist needs to have properly prepared (trained) nervous system & muscles, among other things.

nervous system carry information, 'orders' for muscles & other body parts to be executed after a Martial Artist decides to make a move.

unprepared nervous system is inefficient at delivering such 'orders' for muscles, causing some of muscles to oppose other muscles, with result of very slow, weak, imprecise, tiring, painful moves such as strikes or other moves.

trained muscles allow for proper move execution and are efficient at such. they are not only properly formed (physical shape), but also proper type, amount and so on.

muscles & nervous system are developed during whole training, not only during Kihon. Kihon is most basic moves repetition, in opinion of mine - still most important in developing muscles & nervous system.

after repeating the same move many times, body adapts, making the move executed easier, faster, better, more precisely... if trained with proper focus, dedication, intensity & effort.

different moves require different training, martial art styles are combinations of what works well together in my opinion. it's worth in my opinion to learn from the best, as long the initial training experience proves that the style suits your preferences, body health & such. many martial artists spend 3 years seeking proper teacher, before deciding to join a school.

adding moves, such as adding half-positions and moves that can be executed from such, requires additional training, judging from my experience. one thinks that basics should be mastered first, before enriching one's style with more details and not only details.

recently i've started to practice a move from 'standard guard' mentioned earlier, to 'knee block readiness' position mentioned earlier. opposite move as well (in opposite direction). goal was (and is) that one understands 'X-Guard' better, and practice nervomuscular paths around it*. noticed some strain in muscles as one proceeded, so one knows that this move can also be optimized, trained to be effortless, fast and well known part of one's a fighting style. so this one can feel certain during such maneuvers.


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- can nervous system be attacked?
- one thinks yes... if one understands anatomy & practices this Atemi on a nervous system. one such as i has that as a homework to do for one of my teachers at least (Ju-Jitsu, perhaps more).

-- neomahakala108


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* PL: 'i praktykować ścieżki nerwomięśniowe dookoła półpozycji eks-gardy'

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Delayed Defense & Speed.

Often it's better to wait until opponent overextends, with defense.

if such attack is diverted, or defeated in other way, we have advantage, as it usually puts opponent off-balance in a way.

if we have speed advantage we can switch guard and wait for proper moment to defend this way, preparing for a moves combination even (for example: by calming Mind and observing, planning, perhaps more).

therefore, extra speed is never wasted if we have experience.

i have this untrained yet.

X-Guard, a half-position.

i noticed that there's interresting position that occurs in between many moves.

in context of this post:

* 'knee block readiness' is both forearms horizontal at waist level, hand above hand, in preparation for softening and stopping or diverting a knee strike.

* 'standard guard' is with both forearms covering upper torso and chins, with fists just ahead and below ears. elbows close to body, and fairly close to each other, so forearms are parallel to each other vertically.

when switching from these positions (in any direction), there's a point where wrists meet, almost touching, and forearms are crossed.

i call this position 'X-Guard'. many would call it 'Cross Guard' however. one does not know exact difference if any, one can only suspect.

from this position strikes can also originate, double arm push as well, haito tsuki described earlier, perhaps more moves too.

i think 'X-Guard' can be another point when either of a half-horizontal guards (one forearm horizontal at waist level, other forearm vertical with fist next to chin) can be reached. or a 'standard guard' can be reached. or 'knee blocking readiness' position can be reached as well... switching from this point to such guards will require training for coordination and thus also speed. Opposite ways as well.

it has uses. for example when opponent starts a strike, then changes mind and returns (to position) when we move arms to block, we can strike from X-Guard, attacking tempo that way... we are faster and perhaps will hit opponent before he's able to defend properly. i had insight that such can be called 'attack from a half-position' (pl: 'atak z półpozycji').

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Dojo.

i know a little...

Dojo is name for a place for Martial Arts practice.

Do means the Way.

Jo is type of a fighting stick. perhaps it's only one of many meanings.

Shaolin means 'Young Forest'. it is famous Buddhist Monastery and Martial Arts Dojo, i think.

Learning should start under trained Masters in my opinion, and should continue in the Dojo of such if possible. This costs money in Today's World.

in my opinion it's good practice to go to different Dojos, without leaving Sensei (Teacher), to Learn.

i think Martial Arts should be joined, unique style created.

i think that after years of initial practice, Martial Arts can be practiced also without supporting Dojo, without going there, but it's not as great.

i practice at home and in park occasionally, when i can... in preparation for better times for training. it's not intense enough though to consider it seriously and add to my training years statistics.

-- neomahakala108@gmail.com

Haito Tsuki.

i think nonlethal Martial Art methods are useful.

i think Haito Tsuki (properly executed straight push with hand's inner edge) can be quite bold, strong and nonlethal. especially Jodan - aimed at opponent's face (around nose in this case, perhaps not only).

it seems that i can execute this move from all three guards i mentioned earlier fairly well.

mostly with right arm/hand, for now at least.


it can be combined with other moves, for example with wrapping other arm around opponent's waist to bring opponent down.


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* what is inner many disagree, but from viewpoint of a Meditator, just put both hands on each other while sitting in a half-lotus meditative position, on your lap. then you'll know which part is inner.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Breath & Water during Training.

i think that it's efficient to breathe properly and deeply during Martial Arts Training, and often... to avoid losing consciousness due to intense effort.

i think drinking water occasionally, during pauses in training, can help too.

but NOT eating.

Eating before Training?

i think it's best to wait at least 30 minutes after eating before one starts to train in Martial Arts.

to avoid problems such as vomiting, due to intense effort with full stomach.

if i have time, i prefer to wait ~2 hours. (~ means 'about', or 'more or less').

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Dishonoring Artist.

i think that Dishonoring Artist is great offense.

in my case mostly Martial Artist.

there are effects to this cause.

a Mind/Body Martial automaton?

From my limited viewpoint, i think that Mind is like a Finite-State Automaton and body follows it's state changes.

If a Mind/Body is properly trained, then a Martial Artist can fight like automaton, with a fairly low failure chances.

i think workings of Mind/Body in context of a Beginner's Martial Arts can be described like that to many.

At a certain point however, set of available states and transitions can be enriched and training starts anew, exit of limited loop into a little more, then again, again and again... with Reincarnation process included into this.

3 Guards.

i think, but am no expert...

i think that guards are arms and whole body's positions used to prepare for easier defense or attack execution.

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during Karate lessons i worked mostly with one, basic i think, Guard.

Legs spread a little, body position lowered a little, one foot forward, arms upward vertically covering chins and face parts, and upper torso. elbows close to each other.

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i gained more moves, that i have unpracticed yet.

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i work mostly with three positions of arms:

- basic guard i learned a little during Karate lessons,
- horizontal/vertical guard, good for capturing legs then striking faster, without needing to raise both arms fully before strike. it's lower arms position than above arms guard.
- extended forward arms guard, without clenching hands into fists. i think it can be useful for capturing weapons before they come too close to body, in an attempt of divert/dodge. whole body moves away to side, while arm diverts weapon's trajectory.

these three arms guards positions can be easily 'transitioned' from each to each and back, so i think it can be coherent style with enough of a practice.

perhaps there are more moves that i could use, but i prefer to work on basics first.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Pistol Iai.

- can Martial Arts' Iaido be combined with Pistol?
- i think yes. Martial Artists practice also with weapons, not only Ancient.

- do Martial Arts Training ease burden of holding Pistol in a fixed position with outstretched arm?
- i think it can help. muscle training and focus mostly, i think.

- do Martial Arts help in fighting using Pistol other ways?
- i don't know. perhaps situation awareness (Iaido part?), or other... ?

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Methods (PL: Metody).

(EN)

Different Methods serve for different purposes.

There are strikes, grapples, throws, and many other, more or less concrete arguments at disposal of a Martial Artist. It's worth to add that they should not miss.

For example, most basic is straight punch which can be used to protect loved ones.

One can guard against punch by, for example, raising hands and forming a guard, in one of many forms.

Such guard can be avoided with properly executed hook punch that attacks from side, perhaps from below or even above - abstractly speaking, from a different angle.

Guard can be also broken. Untrained man's guard is hard to keep up - arms hurt, to hold in this position for extended amount of time, especially when one has to think and combine with other maneuvers such as strikes or leg/hip movements. Whole body fights and this requires Focus and trained Mind/Body. if guard is attacked skillfully few times (or once even), pain is added to the challenge and literally, arms fall down, exposing opponent's jaw or other part of body, for attacks.

There are many methods, serving different purposes and perhaps countering them. Professional Martial Artists can also think, contrary to popular opinion of some. They have thinking patterns that let them be efficient in this type of combat.

As for abstraction/concretion, according to many, a strike would be more general and abstract than punch strike, which is more precised and thus concrete.


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Różne Metody służą różnym celom.

Są uderzenia, chwyty, rzuty, i wiele innych metod, bardziej lub mniej konkretnych (sprecyzowanych, już nie tak ogólnych) argumentów na podorędziu Artysty Sztuk Walki, nawet początkującego. Warto jeszcze żeby były też celne.

Na przykład, najbardziej podstawową metodą jest cios prosty (pchnięcie i uderzenie pięścią) którą można użyć aby ochronić ukochane i ukochanych.

Można obronić się przed ciosem pięścią, na przykład, podnosząc dłonie i formując gardę, w jednej z wielu form.

Taką gardę można ominąć odpowiednio wykonanym ciosem pięścią, atakując bardziej z boku, być może z dołu lub nawet z góry - mówiąc abstrakcyjnie (ogólnie i na temat), wyprowadzając cios pod innym kątem.

Garda może być też rozbita. Garda niewytrenowanego mężczyzny jest trudna do utrzymania - ramiona bolą, po jakimś czasie opada, zwłaszcza gdy walczący musi myśleć i wykonywać kombinacje manewrów takich jak kombinacje uderzeń i ruchów nóg/bioder. Całe ciało walczy i to wymaga Koncentracji i wytrenowanego (przetrenowanego być może?) Umysłu/Ciała. Gdy zaatakujemy gardę zręcznie kilka razy (lub raz nawet), ból jest dodany do wyzwania jakim jest pokonanie przeciwnika, jakim jest też utrzymanie gardy i dosłownie, ręce opadają, wystawiając szczękę przeciwnika lub inną część ciała, na ataki.

Jest wiele metod, służących różnym celom i być może kontrujących je. Profesjonalny Artysta Sztuk Walki też umie myśleć, w przeciwieństwie do popularnej opinii niektórych. Mają oni / one myślenie pozwalające im być efektywnymi w tym typie walki.

Odnośnie abstrakcji/konkretyzacji, według wielu, uderzenie byłoby bardziej ogólne i abstrakcyjne od uderzenia pięścią, które jest bardziej doprecyzowane, a więc konkretne.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Fearless feeling of Stupidly Facing Death.

Moments when one ceases to have will for life or hope for surviving, makes one free himself of delusions that bind and cloud thoughts with complexity and despair efficiently.

It's a moment i'd call 'Extreme Truth', or a 'Naked Truth' where one faces Reality that is Wild, Savage, Unknown and Uncaring, and Stranger than one has thought before.

It's like watching Unknown Beast in it's eyes and proceeding to death or life as it observes somewhere there.

These are moments when one stops to care whether he lives or not, enjoying fearless, somehow a magical rush of adrenaline. This gives strength to survive and perhaps a wild ride that is remembered for long...

Quite addicting and dangerous experience, especially first time when one is totally unprepared for it.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

i don't know Bushido.

Buddha Siakjamuni trained Martial Arts, other Buddhas also as far as i know but perhaps different way.


in my opinion:

Buddhist Martial Artist should be a Honorable Man.

Honor includes keeping his word and protecting the weak as much as is possible.

Honor includes being independent, but also considering Loved Ones, Friends, Allies and such in one's efforts.

Honor requires taking responsibility for one's actions.

Honor requires using head, but not without Wisdom and Mind if one can.

Honor requires Fearlessness or at least Courage.

Honor requires Compassion.

Perhaps more.


i think that any Buddhist wishing for Enlightened Love should listen to Enlightened Qualities of his or her partner instead of Delusions. See their perfection with Loving Eyes and treat them with True Respect, asking for effort if neccessary among other things. Still learning that.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Purpose for Buddhist Retreat & Training.

She and those who are dear to her should feel safe and be safe.

If needed, then also by allying with other people that can help in such an endeavour of mutual self-protection.

Perhaps training together can help, including team tactics and psychology if neccessary.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Buddhist Retreat & Training.

Waiting for offers for 5-year Buddhist Retreat & Training.

Meditation & Martial Arts.

(i am customer. i am not in a hurry, and i do NOT wish to spend all my money).

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Meditation is more important than fight.

For many, meditation is more important than fight (kumite).

For many martial arts are meditation on the move.

Many prefer religion and peace to war, and to ensure it - they prepare for war... but try to not overdo arming themselves.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Shadow Impersonation.

This problem i have during training... during shadow fight i try to imagine an enemy (abstract enemy), but then, wrong mental image keeps appearing.

Of someone i love, instead of an abstract enemy.

How to proceed in these conditions? I have to be sure i am not hurting her that way, only then i'll be able to proceed.

i do not want to condition myself into attacking someone who looks like her, so i stop training for now.

i'll try 'Meditation on the Breath' instead.


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MEDITATION ON THE BREATH

(Meditation of the Small Way)


We sit as straight as we can without being tense. Then we focus on our body and try to completely relax our back, stomach, shoulders, hands, arms, neck, and head. We also relaxed our face. Our eyes and mouth are lightly closed.

We focus on the stream of air that comes and goes at the tip of our nose and breathe deeply a few of times. Then our attention turns to our breath, in the nose or the stomach. We breathe naturally and count repeatedly from 1 to 21 or think in and out, simply observing the breath and counting along with it. When a distraction appears in the mind or our thoughts wander off, we notice it and turn our focus back to our breath. If we like, we can say thought or wandered off with our inner voice.


Observe the breath.


Our thoughts come and go. They play in the past and in the future. We just notice this and return our attention to our breath. As we breathe in and out our stomach fills and empties with air.


Continue to observe the breath.


Our mind knows the state of being distracted. Whenever this happens, we return to our breath: inhale and exhale.


Continue to observe the breath.


When we want to finish the meditation, we open our eyes and become aware of the world around us again.

Knife Parry - Slash, a hand move.



Knife parry - slash, a hand move.

It's only a transition from a parry to a slash... Parry has to be a move that meets a blow at a certain angle and is neither too weak, nor too strong, nor too overstretched.

Can be done over a head level, but i think that in other positions it can be efficient as well.

Should work on parrying and slicing parts next.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Bushido Code.

It's about Honor, about Samurai's wisdom.

I wish to learn it, to use it well.

Perhaps adjusting to my situation.

It is harder to fight with weapons, but more effective.

Without weapons only body has to be 'understood', 'felt' and 'controlled'.

With weapons, there's something in your hand (most likely) that has to be extension of your body.

So many more moves and potential errors. They have to be reduced to zero with training. Even if this goal is not reachable, it's there to strive for.


Should 'enemy' be considered here?

Only during shadow fighting.

Overall we wish to control our bodies and fight with ourselves, 'enemy' will falter (surrender or lose) automatically with time, best if without a fight... just by looking at us, via the Internet or not.

Holding a Knife.

How to hold a knife?

Depends on a knife.

But i think generally, we wish to allow for a maximum of flexibility, for rotation and such.

If a handle is taken within two fingers, it's flexible and i think not too easy to take away if someone is used to this (i am not yet - civil critic welcome).


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A knife held, between two fingers.

Family Training.

If kids and woman are to remain safe (and man as well...), i think family should train Martial Arts together, perhaps even with friends.

Not only punches and strikes, but how to remain aware and behave in dangerous situations as well. It's self-defence aspect of Martial Arts, in a group.

How to not be scared, how to be coordinated, efficient, and if possible, how to avoid danger and combat at all.

They should think together, consider many scenarios and practice such, using experience of professionals.

They should make such decisions together, and select their roles for each of such scenarios.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Preparation for Combat.

Training prepares participant for combat - lets muscles behave certain way, as well as induces certain thinking patterns.

Over a time shape is lost, but with training it can be optimized for a certain opponent(s).

Shadow fight is especially useful for that, especially if you imagine and feel your opponent and think wisely about approaching him or her appropriately.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Combat as Way.

Do = The Way.
Jitsu/Jutsu = Combat Method.

For example: Aikido, Aikijutsu, Judo, Jujitsu, Karate-do and more... [ including Bubodo and Bubojitsu ; ) ].

Overwise Martial Artist should Train.

Train more instead of talking less.

There are many types of knives.

Abstractly (generally, and on subject) - knife is a fast weapon.

But there are many types of Knives, Daggers, Stilettos, Kunai and such.

They should be analyzed properly then used appropriately, to protect.

After analysis and training i will carry such as a warning if possible, and if neccessary for protecting by fight, even kill.

Do not worry, i do not have anyone on a 'list to kill', it's only for a warning.

It's Human Right afterall, to be able to protect life of Loved ones and defend myself.

Less than more a Philosophy.

Martial Arts Philosophy is Less than more a Philosophy.

This means, we should rather go to hell than aim too high to survive.

Without her, hell is better... for without her, i would not survive anyway, nor want to.

Martial Arts Philosophy and Fighting.

From purely Martial Arts viewpoint, they should be balanced.

Many Martial Artists are Buddhists though, and from a Buddhist perspective, perhaps a Philosophy is more important.

It's know:

* if/when NOT to Fight,
* if/when to Fight,
* how to Fight,
* how to NOT fight.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Unpracticed Methods.

i've heard this on one of my first Martial Art trainings (omitting lessons at very young age, they were more a play than training).

'Do not use unpracticed methods', more or less.

i should add: even if they are insightful.... unless you have to, but it's risky.

Teamwork.

Incompetent or uncoordinated team hurts, but wise leader can use anyone - perhaps training them first.

More people can fill in gaps in numbers, thus reduce burden on professionals... but not always they are used.

Well coordinated, well armed and well trained team with high morale can do much more than sum of it's parts.

For protection.

Gentle Protection.

Peace won't last without people supporting it.

But also, wise won't insist on protecting someone against their will.

But also, wise will assess where's the danger and who and how should protect, at which price.

Astral Fight.

Astral Fighting is fighting emotionally and with Imagination.

Astral Space is world of Emotions and Imagination.

There is Shadow Fighting, or fighting an Imagined Enemy, i practiced this in a Professional Martial Arts Club (BKKK).

If you can feel, think like, and Imagine such an enemy, you have advantage in a training.

i think my Martial Art style is Quite Astral.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Purpose of Weapons.

For me, weapons are tools, for Protecting kids and Woman.

Best if WITHOUT fight, as a warning.

Knife is fast, so very useful for defeating more than one ill-trained and ill-equipped rapists or terrorists.

Perhaps later it'll be more efficient.

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Friends & Allies can also contact me in the case of the need: neomahakala108@gmail.com , and use these words as a Warning (NOT as a threat) if they are threatened by Terror, Rape or Oppression.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Weapons and Anger Control.

It's much easier to fight without weapons, especially in training situation.

When you are forced to fight in real, it's very different - one has to overcome blocks.

When you add weapons, even for training purposes only, anger arises... it has to be controlled or Madness overcomes making combat Unreliable.

HUNG mantra helps to transform anger into fearlessness.

OM mantra helps to transform exclusive pride into nonexclusive pride.

Loving Eyes Mantra: OM MANI PEME HUNG - helps to develop Compassion and Beyond-Personal Good.

OM HUNG OM MANI PEME HUNG

Monday, February 10, 2014

Body/Mind Conditioning.

Recently i've discovered some new moves as options.

How i got them?

Perhaps this Aikido lesson with bokken was a transmission that fell deeply into my psyche, and after years of wait, trained body matured and integrated some unconscious 'programming' into fighting style.

I found that if/when i try, real knife, real stick and perhaps even imagined sword moves are easy to pick up... as well as unarmed ones. I seem to have intuition for such.

Perhaps that body/mind conditioning during childhood training is recipe for a success in Martial Arts in older life. That would explain 'rationally' spiritual experiences and longing toward Martial Arts.

Does this suffice and real training is unneccessary?

I am sure that not.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

What's interresting in Martial Arts?

They are antitoxin to life with computer, as a programmer and hacker.

Beside, few people like such a caress.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Physical & Spiritual Form.

Not everyone believes in miracles.

But some have experienced them, perhaps they just do not understood how this happened.

I know that during training lessons years ago, i could exceed my own limits to some extent.... finding strength just by breathing and imagining, perhaps identifying, trying to feel like Masters.

Now even after so many years of neglecting training practice, i can find moments of my life where i suprise myself with my physical (perhaps spiritual?) unexpected shape.

I can run more than before, without preparing first. And so on.... It does not make sense to me, from rational viewpoint. But, even today, i've checked that it just works - i can fight for long, with my own weakness. But still i am in worse shape than when i trained regularly.

I should improve.