Posted On:11/23/2012 3:25pm
Considered in the abstract the boxing ring is an altar of sorts, one of those legendary spaces where the laws of a nation are suspended: inside the ropes, during an officially regulated three-minute round, a man may be killed by his opponent's hands but he cannot be legally murdered. Boxing inhabits a sacred space predating civilization; or, to use D.H. Lawrence's phrase, before God was love. If it suggests a savage ceremony or a rite of atonement it also suggests the futility of such gestures. For what possible atonement is the fight waged if it must shortly be waged again... and again? The boxing match is the very image, the more terrifying for being so stylized, of mankind's collective aggression; its ongoing historical madness.
Joyce Carol Oates, On Boxing
Posted On:11/23/2012 4:13pm
Style: TKD, CMA & American Kenpo
Posted On:11/24/2012 11:28am
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insight combined with intel, fuse, and dynamite
Posted On:11/24/2012 5:44pm
Style: (Hung Ga+BJJ+MT+JKD) ^ Qi
Tell em Large Marge sent ya...muahahhahahahahahhahha
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Posted On:11/24/2012 8:20pm
Shime Waza Test Dummy
Posted On:11/24/2012 9:31pm
Style: StrikeyGrappling & WW2-fu
I'm listening to and watching this
"Judo is a study of techniques with which you may kill if you wish to kill, injure if you wish to injure, subdue if you wish to subdue, and, when attacked, defend yourself" - Jigoro Kano (1889)
***Was this quote "taken out of context"?***
"The judoist has no time to allow himself a margin for error, especially in a situation upon which his or another person's very life depends...."
~ The Secret of Judo (Jiichi Watanabe & Lindy Avakian), p.19
"Hope is not a method... nor is enthusiasm."
~ Brigadier General Gordon Toney
NOTE TO SELF - MOAR GRAPPLE - GET A NORMAL HAIR CUT - REPEAT
Posted On:11/24/2012 9:45pm
Style: Submission Grappling
Now darkness comes; you don't know if the whales are coming. - Royce Gracie
KosherKickboxer has t3h r34l chi sao
In De Janerio, in blackest night,
Luta Livre flees the fight,
Behold Maeda's sacred tights;
Beware my power... Blue Lantern's light!
Posted On:11/24/2012 9:46pm
Posted On:11/24/2012 9:50pm
I'm in an old skool mood
Posted On:11/24/2012 10:03pm
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