Posted On:4/27/2012 3:47pm
Originally Posted by wikidbounce
I normally prefer my books as books...
Sigh... Me too.
"Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats." -- H.L. Mencken
Posted On:4/27/2012 4:32pm
Style: stick,Taiji, mountainbike
Originally Posted by lordbd
Just bought a copy. Will happily post a review when I finish reading.
Cool! If it's good, I'll get it. Well, to be honest, if it is mediocre, I'll still get it.
Combatives training log.
Gezere: paraphrase from Bas Rutten, Never escalate the level of violence in fight you are losing. :D
Pavel Tsatsouline: kettlebell workouts give you “cardio without the dishonour of aerobics”.
Posted On:5/01/2012 9:25pm
Style: Sticks & Jits & Fritz
Originally Posted by DdlR
The online version has some supplementary video material - interviews with some of the authors, fight research for the action scenes, etc. - fan art, forum discussion on a per chapter basis, etc.
Ideally I would get the book, so I could read through the restructured chapters at my own pace, and follow along with the chapter discussions and supplementary material online as I go.
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Reason: I'm still going to wait for more reviews though.
Posted On:5/01/2012 10:00pm
Style: BJJ/Iron Palm
Keep in mind you have to pay a subscription fee for access.
Posted On:5/09/2012 3:38pm
I see the dedication is:
Michael "Tinker" Pearce, Angus Trim, and Guy Windsor -- They put swords in our hands and taught us how to use them.
There's an additional aknowledgement to Ellis Amdur too.
I'm really looking forward to this. I just need to finish the novel I'm reading already.
Posted On:5/09/2012 3:57pm
Guy got a cite? Cool. :)
Peace favor your sword,
Posted On:5/09/2012 7:36pm
Update: Just realized this book is free to borrow electronically from Amazon if you have Amazon Prime
Posted On:5/10/2012 5:07pm
Originally Posted by Bodhi108
Agreed. I'd like to see something a,long those lines that was researched well on the Eastern side, and not just a Yellow Peril retread.
Try the Temeraire books
"The only important elements in any society
are the artistic and the criminal,
because they alone, by questioning the society's values,
can force it to change."-Samuel R. Delany
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Posted On:5/11/2012 8:32pm
There's an extensive video interview with the principal Mongoliad creators at
Check out the Bullshido.net Western Martial Arts Forum for all things Western, martial and arty.
Bartitsu: the Gentlemanly Art of Self Defence (est. 1899)
Posted On:5/20/2012 7:43am
So I am only like 1/4 of the way through the book, but I wanted to share for those who are thinking about purchasing/borrowing it:
It's pretty damn good. You can definitely tell that it's not a Neal Stephenson book entirely (e.g. he had other writers in on it), but its a fun read, well-paced so far, and is a cool mix of history, secret society type stuff, and marital arts fight scenes. I can't speak to the accuracy, but the fight scenes are well-written and fun.
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