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    I find one can get a sick sort of kick reading self defence advice from any source that doesn't specialize in the subject, especially by browsing any accompanying discussions. This week, testicular pride blog The Art of Manliness brings us scans from a 1962 PopSci article on unarmed street-defence. Along with containing beautifully hand sketched diagrams of old school "street jujitsu" reminiscent of some of the better instructional books of the era (Feldenkrais anyone?), the article shows a slick way to keep one knee up when doing drop seoi, a classic hammerlock defence from a loose rnc, and of course the obligatory rapist choke defence. The real gold, however, follows at the bottom of the page. Some favourites:



    I studied martial arts for 16 years and learned a bunch of live knife techniques [...] I would suggest stepping back so that you’re facing his knife while using your left hand to slow his momentum. Then slide your right foot forward while doing the grab and continue as described from there.

    Judo’s awesome but it was created as a sport version of Jiu Jitsu. These days Judo emphasizes more throws than Jiu Jitsu does, but Judo is just not as practical for self defense.

    Don’t forget that if you are attacked with a knife, expect to get stabbed.
    The person who wins a knife fight is the guy that bleeds out last.

    The method for escaping a bear hug has two big flaws. 1) When you lower yourself, the attacker can easily slip his arms up and you’re now being choked. 2) When you lower yourself and start reaching for that leg, he can easily knee you in the balls.

    Instead, reach up and grab both of his forearms, so he can’t choke you, then lower yourself and get one leg behind the guy. (your right behind his left, or your left behind his right.) Then, keeping both feet firmly on the ground, twist your body. Your thigh will trip him and he will end up on the ground on his back, while you should still be standing.

    link: http://artofmanliness.com/2013/03/14...e-mad-men-era/

    *I couldn't get a picture to upload, so instead, a video of some last century street jujitsu in action.

    #2
    I love the Art of Manliness in general, but skip over anything involving martial arts, because invariably, the comments will make me flip my lid. Street vs. Sport, karate is t3h d34d7y, all the usual bullshido arguments.

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      #3
      Twist your body?

      hrnghrngrhgn ouch. I may be limber but I don't want to herniate anything by twisting my body while against someone potentially stronger than me.

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        #4
        Originally posted by The Cap View Post
        Don’t forget that if you are attacked with a knife, expect to get stabbed.
        The person who wins a knife fight is the guy that bleeds out last.
        Who let a non-retard comment on that entry?

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          #5
          Just when I thought it couldn't get any better:

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            #6
            Originally posted by Robin Of The West
            One could look at Aikido as an ever-evolving relative of Judo
            emphasis added.

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              #7
              Originally posted by Permalost View Post
              emphasis added.
              "Evolve" doesn't mean "improve," so at least partial credit is due.

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                #8
                Originally posted by Permalost View Post
                One could look at Aikido as an ever-evolving relative of Judo – redirecting your opponents energy rather than trying to match or overcoming it – combining with timing with knowledge of how the human body reacts to balance and physical stress.
                emphasis added.
                I don't entirely disagree with this. Many people believe evolution to be a process programmed to draw an organism towards the most perfect form possible, but this isn't so. It is instead a process by which random and accidental mutations and genetic changes within a population are passed down in the event that they are ideal for survival in their current environment (and thus the organisms having them getting laid more).

                In this case, aikido is a randomly and accidentally mutated form of Judo, ideally suited for survival in its environment (the minds of larpers who have never had a real need to defend themselves and who are easily spooked by reality).

                *edit: gatdammit ermghoti
                Last edited by The Cap; 3/16/2013 9:59am, . Reason: beaten to the punch

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                  #9
                  I stand by my belief that it was a stupid bumblefuck of a sentence.

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                    #10
                    Looks like they're at it again, only this time with a krav maga theme in a monthly article.

                    http://www.artofmanliness.com/2013/0...trike-defense/



                    And today's favourites:


                    Originally posted by Post #3
                    I enjoy Krav Magaw, but, I would rather learn how to box and just practice the basics for a good 400 hours.
                    To which is replied:





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                      #11
                      Originally posted by The Cap View Post
                      Looks like they're at it again, only this time with a krav maga theme in a monthly article.

                      http://www.artofmanliness.com/2013/0...trike-defense/



                      And today's favourites:



                      To which is replied:


                      I'm with Chili Pepper. Art of Manliness is the shit. They know fuck all about martial arts though.

                      As for Kraft Magraaawr, I'm never surprised by any of the stupid ideas I see people spout about it. We on Bullshido seem to even have a hard time agreeing that it sucks ass. Which it does. And balls. Big hairy, sweaty ones. It is no better than Ninjutsu. If dumbasses on a martial arts website buy into the bullshit hype, you can't expect non-martial artists not to.

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by Permalost View Post
                        emphasis added.
                        That's just precious! Robin Of The West is so smart !

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                          #13
                          They've done it again, kids:


                          If there were words to describe the perfection of this piece, old Bill Spear-Shaker would be at a loss for them. I'd dare say that after this, Crave Ma Gape could even give Underground Pitfighting a run for its money.

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                            #14
                            We may need to draft a gentlemanly letter to the owners of AoM - from one manly website to another.

                            They have a new article posted. 5 Types of Friends Every Man Needs. Numero uno on that list is "The Mentor." Hey, Art of Manliness - that's us, for martial arts at least. Come chat with us about Krav Mygawd. We can help.

                            Friends don't let friends do Krav.

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