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    5/25/2017 11:43am, 
    DdlR replied to a thread Matt Thornton on Systema in YMAS
    I know that it didn't go away. Numerous modern martial arts are developments of earlier styles that are also still practiced. I was...
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    5/25/2017 2:09am, 
    DdlR replied to a thread Matt Thornton on Systema in YMAS
    I was referring to the Systema strand of modern RMA as a development of SAMOZ, rather than to the Vasiliev/Ryabko system in particular. I...
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    5/24/2017 7:07pm, 
    DdlR replied to a thread Matt Thornton on Systema in YMAS
    I found enough data points that gelled with my experience of doing the training to have concluded that "bodyguard work" was the likeliest scenario. ...
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    5/24/2017 6:26pm, 
    DdlR replied to a thread Matt Thornton on Systema in YMAS
    Having actually done the drills (fill in the blanks).
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    5/24/2017 5:11pm, 
    DdlR replied to a thread Matt Thornton on Systema in YMAS
    It's a huge collection of drills that fighters can do and, like I said, I don't recommend it as a stand-alone training method for beginners, unless...
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    5/24/2017 5:05pm, 
    DdlR replied to a thread Matt Thornton on Systema in YMAS
    I mostly agree and that's why I referred to Systema as being a "specialised development" of SAMOZ - IMO most likely specialised towards bodyguard...
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    5/24/2017 3:59pm, 
    DdlR replied to a thread Matt Thornton on Systema in YMAS
    FWIW I trained in Systema seriously for about a year, coming from a solid 30+ year TMA/combat sport cross-training background. I found it to be a...
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    5/20/2017 4:36am, 
    DdlR replied to a thread CIA Report on Ninjas in YMAS
    Noting that the late Robert W. Smith was working as a CIA Intelligence Officer during the '60s (and for a long time before and after). Bob Smith...
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    5/09/2017 12:20am, 
    I've done a lot of fight choreography for cameras and I'd say "staged", but pretty well staged; the sell (reaction) on the punch was particularly...
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    4/30/2017 10:34pm, 
    I've been pretty closely involved with the Bartitsu revival for a long time. As GrouchyOldMan said, the revival project is an experimental process;...
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    4/30/2017 6:47am, 
    DdlR replied to a thread Fighting in a crowd in YMAS
    My take is that the current violence is a symptom of the pathologically absurd urge to try to reduce the issues of a country the size and complexity...
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    4/27/2017 1:20am, 
    DdlR replied to a thread Fighting in a crowd in YMAS
    I've used it a lot in Bartitsu stick fighting (36" rattan cane) - collarbone and general protection is excellent. As body armor, the only...
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    4/21/2017 8:00pm, 
    DdlR replied to a thread Street Kimura in YMAS
    I think that cop mishandled a confusing and potentially dangerous situation, but to be fair, that roll was probably just recovering from a trip while...
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    4/21/2017 3:43pm, 
    If you're interested, I recommend the Bartutsu Wikipedia page for a good, accurate overview and the Bartitsu Society website for all the nitty-gritty.
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    4/21/2017 2:54pm, 
    Really? I keep my ear to the ground and I haven't noticed any Aiki-folk. But yeah, the current proportions are about 1/3 ironic hipster silliness...
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    4/21/2017 2:08pm, 
    DdlR replied to a thread Fighting in a crowd in YMAS
    That's exactly what bugs me about the current situation. Since when do Berkeley students protest to be protected from ideas they don't like, rather...
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    4/21/2017 1:53pm, 
    That's true, but do note that people sometimes hear "reviving a historical martial art" and jump to the conclusion that the revivalists are bookworms...
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    4/21/2017 1:38pm, 
    The "Art of Manliness" author was an interested lay-person rather than an actual authority and he made some inaccurate assumptions and...
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    4/16/2017 7:22pm, 
    DdlR replied to a thread Fighting in a crowd in YMAS
    I reckon so - it was very vaguely WMA-relevant when we were talking about the goon with the stick and shield, but not so much now.
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    4/16/2017 5:34pm, 
    DdlR replied to a thread Fighting in a crowd in YMAS
    Not all that relevant to the WMA Forum.
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    4/16/2017 5:22pm, 
    DdlR replied to a thread Can Aikido be MADE useful? in YMAS
    I don't think that Aikido was ever primarily intended to "work" in the sense of being proven via competition, nor even necessarily as self defense....
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    4/16/2017 11:20am, 
    DdlR replied to a thread Fighting in a crowd in YMAS
    I looked it up on urbandictionary.com - apparently it's slang for "unapologetically himself".
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    4/14/2017 3:44pm, 
    A compilation of highlights from some Bartitsu sparring matches, towards reviving E.W. Barton-Wright's circa 1900 "New Art of Self Defence".
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    4/13/2017 1:06am, 
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spider_lamb_syndrome
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    4/03/2017 6:20pm, 
    DdlR replied to a thread Bartitsu sparring compilation in YMAS
    The biggest effort in that regard was in compiling the second volume of the Bartitsu Compendium in 2007-8, which involved cross-referencing about 15...
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    4/03/2017 5:36pm, 
    DdlR replied to a thread Bartitsu sparring compilation in YMAS
    You mean the video contest? About 1/3 of the footage in this video was taken from one of the winning entries and you can see all the winning videos...
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    4/03/2017 5:02pm, 
    DdlR replied to a thread Bartitsu sparring compilation in YMAS
    Thanks! It's taken a lot of work over the past 14 years or so ...
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    4/03/2017 5:01pm, 
    DdlR replied to a thread Bartitsu sparring compilation in YMAS
    The "Vigny canne" has a steel ball handle, simulated by a solid rubber handle for sparring purposes. Unlike the orthodox canne used in the modern...
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    4/03/2017 10:27am, 
    Although Bartitsu per se was abandoned as a work-in-progress sometime in 1902, Bartitsu Club instructors and their first generation of students...
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    3/04/2017 11:06am, 
    http://www.bartitsu.org/index.php/2017/03/the-mysteries-of-the-embok-kwai-1900-1902/ The Bartitsu Society uncovers a strange case of martial arts...
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  1. Reply to Visitor
    Hey. I posted that stupid thread about animal's wrestling but the question I'm really trying to answer lately is what kind of wrestling came first (I know it's pretty much impossible to actually know, I'm just getting opinions and such)

    Do you think Belt wrestling came first or do you think the first styles of wrestling were more like freestyle wrestling? (ala benni hasan)

    Peace.
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    I love the new Fortezza website, man. Nice work!
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    Thanks man, now that I'm state-side I'll look into that.
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    Hey what stick do you use for Bartitsu\Vigny? I'm torn between using a rattan stick without a knob and using a purple-heart heavy cane.
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    Hey check this guy's intro thread out.
    http://www.bullshido.net/forums/showthread.php?t=110167
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    DdlR I have been very interested in systema lately but have know idea where to start. Any tips/suggestions thank you for your help.
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    hi,
    war wheel suggested i contact you. im involved in RAF (russian all-round fighting federation) he suggested you may be interested in this group.
    regards
    Darrin
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    Despite all the bashing I am giving systema lately, I want to express how much I enjoy your contributions to BS. My comments are certainly not meant as a personal disrespect against you.
  9. Briefly, I practiced a number of Asian MAs during the late '70s-'80s, during the '90s started getting more seriously interested in European styles (more particularly, the challenges of reconstructing "extinct" styles) and became fascinated with Bartitsu around 2001. If you're interested, I strongly suggest that you join the Bartitsu Forum email list on Yahoo Groups.

    Systema is the most advanced MA pedagogy I've come across in over three decades of training. I don't recommend it for beginners, though.
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    Ddlr,

    Would you mind describing for me your martial arts experience and how you came to be involved in practicing bartitsu? Because of my interest in MA history, I find it fascinating. I would also love to hear about how you find Systema fits into your martial arts practice.
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