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  1. 3moose1 is offline
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    I nominate Ddlr as moderator

    PROOF that I'm not a completely useless poster:
    http://www.bullshido.net/forums/show...0&postcount=58


    Quote Originally Posted by Cy Q. Faunce
    3moose1 is correct. Sig THAT, you fucker.

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    I went out with a delightful young woman who was on a regimen of pills that made her taste of burned onions.
    That is not conducive to passionate cunnilingus, my friend, let me assure you.
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    I agree with moosey
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    Thirded
    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!
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    Is Sambo a western martial art?
    There's no choice but to confront you, to engage you, to erase you. I've gone to great lengths to expand my threshold of pain. I will use my mistakes against you. There's no other choice.
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    I pretty much saw DdlR as a forgone conclusion
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyCache
    Is Sambo a western martial art?
    Way back when we were talking about a combined WMA/RMA forum ... SAMBO is in a gray area (Russia), but I can't see why it would be off-topic for this forum.
  6. DdlR is offline
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    Draft WMA Forum Intro./FAQ

    X-posted from the thread in the Black Belt Club:

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    Q - Western martial arts? It's madness, madness I tell you.

    A - Get with the times. WMA is a growth industry.

    Q - So what are these supposed Western MAs and what can they do for me?

    A - WMA are basically divided into two areas. Historical European martial arts (HEMA) are those that either died out or have evolved into forms that barely resemble the originals. Examples include pankration (ancient Olympic MMA), numerous Renaissance European fighting styles (fencing with the two-handed sword, rapier and dagger, unarmed combat etc.), 19th century self defense methods and combat sports (Bartitsu, bare-knuckle pugilism, Irish stick fighting, etc.) Over the past twenty years or so, many of these "extinct" styles have been revived through a combination of serious academic research and pressure-testing (hard training and sparring).

    There are also numerous traditional WMA styles and combat sports that have been practiced for many generations: boxing, Graeco-Roman wrestling (which actually dates back to 19th century France - long story), fencing, savate, Portuguese jogo do pau stick fighting, many styles of traditional Italian stick and knife fighting, etc.

    Q - You said that some of these styles are being "revived by academic research", but you can't really learn a MA from a book.

    A - The fact that the revived style(s) will always be approximations of the originals is taken for granted. However, most of the people who are seriously involved in this field have extensive backgrounds in other MAs and combat sports, and the old treatises and manuals offer very specific advice on technique, tactics, training methods, etc. It ain't easy and it involves a lot of experimentation, but it can be done and the results can be proved via sparring/fencing.

    Q - So where are these "secret scrolls of WMA"?

    A - All over the Internet. European martial arts instructors wrote **** down and drew lots of pictures, and their treatises and manuals have been preserved in libraries. Hundreds of highly detailed books and manuals covering dozens of styles are now freely available on the Net.

    Q - This is all just fringe/geek/Dungeons and Dragons LARPing, right?

    A - Nah. About twenty years ago there was a lot of that; nowadays most WMAs are simply trained as martial arts, with "aliveness", hard sparring, all that good stuff. Major WMA conferences have been held regularly in various parts of the world over the past decade; there are numerous quality WMA websites, a print magazine, a burgeoning WMA equipment and publishing industry, etc. If you live in a major city anywhere in North America, Europe or Australasia, chances are there's at least one good WMA club near you.

    Q - OK, so what is this forum all about?

    A - It's where we can discuss both HEMA and WMA in general in a fairly congenial atmosphere. Joking around is fine but if you make a claim, be prepared to back it up with more than opinions. Scholarship is taken seriously in the WMA field.

    Also, although HEMA is a relatively recent development in the MA world, it has already attracted its share of BS-artists and personality politics. The WMA community does a good job of policing itself but this forum is not averse to exposing the odd scam.

    Tally-ho and keep it real ...
  7. Matt Phillips is offline
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snake Plissken
    I pretty much saw DdlR as a forgone conclusion
    You're starting to sound like his Mom
    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!
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    Quote Originally Posted by War Wheel
    You're starting to sound like his stalker
    don't make me take back that Monopoly rep......
  9. DdlR is offline
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    I tried to +rep WarWheel for the Monopoly logo, but a Bot accused me of having a crush on him and advised me to go do some push-ups.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Goju - Joe
    I nominate Ddlr as moderator
    All in favor: Aye.



    EDIT: Oh Frabjous Day, Calloo, Callay!
    Last edited by Jack Rusher; 2/11/2009 3:52pm at .
    “Most people do not do, but take refuge in theory and talk, thinking that they will become good in this way” -- Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics, II.4
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