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    Newb Intro

    Didn't see a thread for this, so I hope I'm doing it right.

    My name's Viktyr. I've "studied" the martial arts all my life, but I've had very little real training-- something I am hoping to eventually rectify. I'm a writer, trying to write good martial arts fantasy featuring all of the stuff this site debunks and I want to do a good job of writing real action.

    I'm an Asatru-- Norse pagan-- and I've got a bad habit of injecting it into every aspect of my life. I feel a religious obligation to be an effective fighter; I carry weapons most of the time and practice regularly, but I feel that my unarmed and close-quarters combative skills are sorely underdeveloped and I'd like to do something about it. My dream is to one day open a private religious school with a well-rounded curriculum featuring physical, academic, and spiritual development.

    Because my physical condition sometimes forces me to rely on a cane, I have a particular interest in FMA; I've received some free PTK lessons and I'm fascinated, but there's no teacher where I live.

    That's me in a nutshell. I don't imagine I'll be posting much, except to ask questions, and I'm hoping to learn a lot.

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    Welcome to bullshido! If you want to write about and teach martial arts you need to train under a qualified instructor. Dancing around with swords and knives and watching videos or reading books will never earn you respect from other instructors of martial arts. You've got to train, a lot. FMA is a good place to start if your interest lies on weapons and from what I've seen PTK is a solid art. Where are you located? Maybe we can help you find a place. You can like PTK all day but if it's not available to you you've got to move or find something else. I heard an interesting comparison the other day in relation to distance learning. If you want to become a surgeon you've got to go to a medical school and learn, you can't learn brain surgery via distance learning. Now go find a class and train!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FaerieGodfather View Post
    My name's Viktyr. I've "studied" the martial arts all my life, but I've had very little real training-- something I am hoping to eventually rectify.
    No Viktyr you have NOT studied martial arts all your life. You have read and thought and read and pondered about it and then watched some videos once you were old enough operate a computer.

    I'm a writer, trying to write good martial arts fantasy featuring all of the stuff this site debunks and I want to do a good job of writing real action.
    Good luck on that. No one really wants to read about basic techniques crushing the souls' of people who believe in magic and quackery ... well actually ...ignore me on this point. That may make an excellent action book.

    I'm an Asatru-- Norse pagan-- and I've got a bad habit of injecting it into every aspect of my life. I feel a religious obligation to be an effective fighter; I carry weapons most of the time and practice regularly, but I feel that my unarmed and close-quarters combative skills are sorely underdeveloped and I'd like to do something about it. My dream is to one day open a private religious school with a well-rounded curriculum featuring physical, academic, and spiritual development.
    Well to teach such things you must understand and master such things. Right now you are living a Pagan Fantasy walking around with weapons dreaming of opening a Educational Organization.

    Speaking of which:

    Who trained you with what weapon for how long and how do you and who do you "practice regularly" with currently.

    Who is your High Priest and how long have been his initiate? Or depending on your Tradition which group are you currently worshiping with and are they aware of you desire to advance within the group to a High Priest status ?

    What are your current Academic Accolades and what are your current country's rules regarding Private Religious Academic Institutions and requirements to teach?

    These questions are not to tear you down but to give you and us an idea of where you are on your journey.

    Because my physical condition sometimes forces me to rely on a cane, I have a particular interest in FMA; I've received some free PTK lessons and I'm fascinated, but there's no teacher where I live.

    That's me in a nutshell. I don't imagine I'll be posting much, except to ask questions, and I'm hoping to learn a lot.
    Well good luck my friend. You have a long journey a head of you. Do not let that discourage you tho. Just realize at this point in your journey based on what I have read into your post, you really might still be in the driveway packing your luggage.

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    Wait, have you guys been worshipping Oden while I wasn't looking? As someone whose ancestors were pretty into that stuff, I'm surprised I haven't heard more of this: is it a more recent hipster resurgence type thing, or has this been going on for a while?

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    Welcome to Bullshido. We all have room for improvement in our lives.
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    Well I think you should become familiar with the Dog Brothers if your not already.
    Looks like the guy that is nearest to you is a good 3 hour drive away but I may have missed someone.
    http://dogbrothers.com/affiliates/
    How ever they do have some great DVDs which you can use to supplement your learning it is not though a replacement for real live good weapons instruction.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hadzu View Post
    Wait, have you guys been worshipping Oden while I wasn't looking? As someone whose ancestors were pretty into that stuff, I'm surprised I haven't heard more of this: is it a more recent hipster resurgence type thing, or has this been going on for a while?
    http://www.asatru.org/index.php
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    Quote Originally Posted by FaerieGodfather View Post
    Didn't see a thread for this, so I hope I'm doing it right.
    Here's the thread for this

    http://www.bullshido.net/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=64

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    Quote Originally Posted by BKR View Post
    Well, that was fun. In the interest of those who hold to Asatro (I think we need a collective noun. Astries? Asses?), I won't assume that that website speaks for the entire community. Ah well, I guess it takes all kinds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hadzu View Post
    Well, that was fun. In the interest of those who hold to Asatro (I think we need a collective noun. Astries? Asses?), I won't assume that that website speaks for the entire community. Ah well, I guess it takes all kinds.
    You mean that you, as a Swede, do not feel some sort of pull deep down in your Nordic genes (jeans?) for Asatru?
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