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July 12, 2008 at 6:10 am #68010
Re: Is our culture forcing a change to how we escalate a fight?quote Nixxon:
I think a lot has to do with the location of the crime or the repetitiveness of the details. When I hear about yet another murder in the west end, that’s vastly different than if I hear about one in my neighborhood.
The desensitization comes from the familiarity of the scenario, not the loss of life in my opinion. We as a nation still shudder at the lives lost on 9/11… but another roadside bomb in Iraq plays second fiddle on the news to the latest American Idol winner.
I don’t really see it as callousness tho. It’s a coping mechanism we have which keeps us from unraveling over time as our psyche is bombarded with the negativity of daily news reports. IMO, the real danger to ourselves begins if we can’t somehow disengage.May 2, 2008 at 1:21 am #65515
Re: Level 1 Test was Today!!!quote vwr32:
Just wanted to retract this comment. Clearly I was wrong. :):
😎April 30, 2008 at 4:28 am #65460
Re: Level 1 Test was Today!!!quote Satilan:
There are but a few individuals here willing to say what needs to be said, when it needs to be said in my opinion. Without them, the board runs the risk of becoming nothing more than a congratulatory hug-fest in a warm and fuzzy world of unicorns and rainbows. It wasn’t that long ago Ryan was receiving hate-rep points for doing nothing more than posting a link to snopes.com as a response to a chain email aimed at “protecting women”. I’d much rather see someone’s pride a little bruised than something go unchecked. It was entirely appropriate to address this issue here, and unstpable1 did so without attacking anyone.
The flip side of the coin tho, is that Satilan is acting in good conscience when he’s trying to intercept someone being “taken down”. I disagree however, that merely addressing the issue when it is brought up is tantamount to letting the air out of someone’s balloon. Would it really be better to say, “hey old grappler, congrats!” in this thread, then start another one where we talk about the subject as if he’s not here? I told unstpabl1 I was gonna lurk for a while because this board had become too sensitive in defending egos… but this topic was just too tempting so I don’t care who’s ego I’m trampling. rofl2
Getting back to the topic… I have to admit I think I was advanced too soon. I spent a long time in lvl 1, but still didn’t feel confident that I had mastered the movements. To my credit, I had physically trained in class for all of the material on the test… but didn’t feel it was second nature yet. I passed, but in my own opinion I went from being among the best of the worst (noobs), to being the worst of the best (lvl2). It was a little painful to have my instructor recently tell me he didn’t think I’m ready for some more serious sparring in the ring… but he’s right. I bew-hewed a bit, then realized he’s right and have started getting more serious in my home drills.
Old Grappler, congrats on the promotion. I don’t think for a moment your instructors would pass you if they didn’t think you were ready, so I do put some stock in their judgement. Unstpabl1 has some valid points concerning the issue imo, I’m glad you’re not taking them personally. Not that I need to tell you, just stating the obvious that there’s a lot to be learned other than simply regurgitating technique… such as working safely with your partner and fine tuning motor skills. Bypassing that process is a recipe for injury or maybe instilling a false sense of confidence. I think you have your work cut out for you to cover ground you barely saw in level one, but it sounds like you’re up for the challenge. thumbsup
Back to lurking. 😎April 20, 2008 at 6:27 pm #65190
Re: Hisardut Dennis Hanover systemquote :April 19, 2008 at 12:58 am #65152
Re: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kNs81aABKEA&eurl=http://www Dennis Hanover systemquote No Mercy:
I wouldn’t think the styles from the two vids you’ve posted are even the same.April 18, 2008 at 11:49 pm #65150
Re: Hisardut Dennis Hanover systemquote DirtyHippieUte:
I’ll see if it’s listed on Monster.com when I get home. :):
Back to topic
I wasn’t crazy about the demo either. I thought a lot of the executions looked like they required a very cooperative partner. Almost like the attacker would freeze until the guy doing the demo finished all the counters. Will watch it again tho when I get to a computer.April 18, 2008 at 4:35 am #65141
Re: Your favorite website
There are other sites besides this one? :dunno:
Sounds like he’s ready for World of Warcraft. thumbsup
As far as entertainment value, it’s hard to beat YouTube. My entire bookmark lists consists of:
Not really all that exciting unless he’s into photography. Sorry. :(:
If he’s wanting to talk to people, maybe direct him towards some of internet chats? Those can be fairly addictive for people new to the net.
If he finds any cool sites, tell him to post them here lol.April 18, 2008 at 4:01 am #65140
Re: Hisardut Dennis Hanover systemquote unstpabl1:
Hmm, maybe I’ll suggest to my wife the need for polygamy via the strength thru numbers aspect. Harems are safer… I like it!
Back to topic… isn’t Hisardut already in America? The site No Mercy listed in the initial post talks about Hisardut USA and lists a US phone number to contact the Hisardut US Headquarters.
Also, I notice they have the name Hisardut copyrighted. Are they facing the same legal battles KMWW has in the past?April 18, 2008 at 3:30 am #65138
Re: Hisardut Dennis Hanover systemquote No Mercy:
When you said you hoped Dennis Hanover would open a school in the US, the reference wasn’t to a “newly created” system but to a new to the US system. But if we’re going to split hairs, “new” is a relative term with respect to martial arts. Hisardut.com states it was first taught to soldiers in the early 1980’s, but doesn’t list the year it was “created”. The CKM site puts creation date at 1975.
Come on… that’s pretty new by most definitions in terms of martial arts.
I did see the Human Weapon episode and have no complaints about the system for what it was intended: militaristic survival. I question the practicality such a system for mainstream America tho: (from their website)
*Tying knots, orienteering, hunting, water (finding, digging, extraction & purification), International signaling codes, plant & wildlife recognition, and wilderness psychology. There’s also personal protection section (which seems to encompass the same goals as ours imo), and a “blade fighter” which also seemed to stress surviving an attack in different situations.
Sounds like a blast as far as the survival training goes, we did a lot of that in the military. If I had the time available, I’d love to be able to go to the woods and practice tying knots and reading a compass but if that’s a part of their curriculum I just don’t think it’s for me. The selling point for getting urban students (targeting population density I’m guessing) relies too heavily on a “perfect storm” scenario for disaster:quote :
I just want to walk to my car safer lol.
So that’s how we get you to come back? rofl2April 17, 2008 at 9:13 pm #65128
Re: Hisardut Dennis Hanover system
I definitely border on the suspicious side of the issue when it comes to marketing schemes. A new member starting a thread with something like “hey here’s a great new system…” sent up a red flag with me.
No Mercy, my apology. :):April 17, 2008 at 1:59 pm #65111
Re: Hisardut Dennis Hanover system
sorry, but based on your comments above I still think it looks like a sales pitch
No biggie tho :):April 17, 2008 at 12:34 pm #65107
Re: Hisardut Dennis Hanover system
If Mr Hanover does start a school here, maybe he’ll also start a forum where we can come advertise KMWW. :):April 17, 2008 at 3:37 am #65091
Re: Stretching DVD?quote gwalsh:
I like his “face the wall” squat at 1:40 to focus on squatting technique.
I think he lost his accent as he kept talking tho… not sure: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OcEJ6YzOI_8April 17, 2008 at 3:05 am #65089
Re: Worst injuries youve gotten doing Krav Magaquote russell:
Kudos to your instructor.
I’ll skip the supplement discussion. thumbsupApril 16, 2008 at 1:20 pm #65043
Re: What is usually taught in a basic level 1 class?