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    The very name of this purported martial arts gives me mental pictures of people beating each other with these

    Read this for flexibility and injury prevention, this, this and this for supplementation, this on grip conditioning, and this on staph. New: On strenght standards, relationships and structural balance. Shoulder problems? Read this.

    My crapuous vlog and my blog of training, stuff and crap. NEW: Me, Mrs. Macho and our newborn baby.

    New To Weight Training? Get the StrongLifts 5x5 program and Rippetoe's "Starting Strength, 2nd Ed". Wanna build muscle/gain weight? Check this article. My review on Tactical Nutrition here.

    t-nation - Dissecting the deadlift. Anatomy and Muscle Balancing Videos.

    The street argument is retarded. BJJ is so much overkill for the street that its ridiculous. Unless you're the idiot that picks a fight with the high school wrestling team, barring knife or gun play, the opponent shouldn't make it past double leg + ground and pound - Osiris

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teh El Macho
    The very name of this purported martial arts gives me mental pictures of people beating each other with these
    Gave me the mental picture of dueling, playing trombonists trying to pop each other in the face with the end of the slide...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rivington
    it is self-published via lulu.com


    Touchť.

    LuLu is garbage. Anything that comes from them that is not specifically described as fiction should be disregarded.

    I once knew a guy who claimed to be a Doctor and to have been the author of several books. Come to find out he was total fraud. His PhD came from one of those internet places that sell you a degree based on you life experiences. He never went to college, just paid some diploma mill $500 for an honorary degree.

    Further more the books he claimed to have authored were all published by LuLu.com
    Any asshat with 20 bucks can publish anything they want on LuLu. They donít even look at the work that is submitted to them.

    Itís like Paladin Press and the Ashida Kim books. Just garbage. :ninja2:

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    Quote Originally Posted by AMH

    Touchť.

    LuLu is garbage. Anything that comes from them that is not specifically described as fiction should be disregarded.



    And the fiction generally isn't any good either!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rivington
    And the fiction generally isn't any good either![/font][/color]
    Very true, but at least you know someone isnt trying to pull the wool over your eyes when they admit that it is fiction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DuckofDeath
    Gave me the mental picture of dueling, playing trombonists trying to pop each other in the face with the end of the slide...
    Read this for flexibility and injury prevention, this, this and this for supplementation, this on grip conditioning, and this on staph. New: On strenght standards, relationships and structural balance. Shoulder problems? Read this.

    My crapuous vlog and my blog of training, stuff and crap. NEW: Me, Mrs. Macho and our newborn baby.

    New To Weight Training? Get the StrongLifts 5x5 program and Rippetoe's "Starting Strength, 2nd Ed". Wanna build muscle/gain weight? Check this article. My review on Tactical Nutrition here.

    t-nation - Dissecting the deadlift. Anatomy and Muscle Balancing Videos.

    The street argument is retarded. BJJ is so much overkill for the street that its ridiculous. Unless you're the idiot that picks a fight with the high school wrestling team, barring knife or gun play, the opponent shouldn't make it past double leg + ground and pound - Osiris

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ddlr
    These ranks were signified by colored handkerchiefs worn around the right wrist, each color corresponding with a different rank in the order green, blue, red, black and grey.
    why do I get the feeling all these "rankerchiefs" were used as "spankerchiefs" and all ended up a dingy dirt color, unable to disseminate one rank from another.

    I recall an article in the New Times (free Phoenix weekly newspaper) about 7 years ago discussing the "gutterpunks" new rail riding kids who hung around Mill Ave. in Tempe and lived in the abandoned grainery:
    http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/1998-...-the-crusties/

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    Maybe these gutterpunks were the ones who discovered the ancient boxcar writings. This police officer was probably given a right good shin kicking from one of them, and thus discovered their uncanny martial skills. Under interrogation they must have revealed their secrets to the officer who has now published them for the world to see!

    Hmmm...lets just call this a working hypothesis.

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    Here is a modern master of Trombo applying his craft to devastating effect

    After only 2 punches to his opponent's face, Grandmaster Rufus D. Stuntbum manages to break his opponent's leg and apply a RNC.



    The Grandmaster shows off his fighting stance and warns Phil Elmore "YOU'RE NEXT!!!"
    Last edited by BumFu; 9/27/2007 4:59pm at .

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    Quote Originally Posted by AMH

    Touchť.

    LuLu is garbage. Anything that comes from them that is not specifically described as fiction should be disregarded.

    I once knew a guy who claimed to be a Doctor and to have been the author of several books. Come to find out he was total fraud. His PhD came from one of those internet places that sell you a degree based on you life experiences. He never went to college, just paid some diploma mill $500 for an honorary degree.

    Further more the books he claimed to have authored were all published by LuLu.com
    Any asshat with 20 bucks can publish anything they want on LuLu. They donít even look at the work that is submitted to them.

    Itís like Paladin Press and the Ashida Kim books. Just garbage. :ninja2:

    Lulu is set up as a "publish on demand" company, specifically so that anyone who wants to write a book can see it in print. What that means in practice is that they end up printing a lot of crap, but also some very good books on subjects that are just too obscure or specialized to be marketable via traditional publishers.

    I have several excellent martial arts books published by Lulu, including The Authoritative Encyclopedia of Scientific Wrestling by Jake Shannon, The Bartitsu Compendium and The Cane as a Weapon by A.C. Cunningham. They also have a good line of reprinted old-school boxing and wrestling manuals from the early 1900s.

    Caveat emptor; if a book published by Lulu is high on their best seller list and has a lot of positive reviews, it's probably worth looking at.

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