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Re: ITT: Confess your WOO!
« Reply #165 on: January 26, 2021, 07:34:47 pm »
My belief is that if you want to learn a practical martial art, you should study the stuff they teach to the modern military.

I would rather recommend A: trying to find a shooting club and B: trying to learn krav maga.

Yup.  (Krav Maga was developed for the Israeli military, so it qualifies.)
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« Reply #166 on: January 26, 2021, 07:39:01 pm »
I'm learning about judo which has its own philosophy. Jū yoku gō o seisueir means softness controls hardness, yoku zen'yō means maximum efficiency, minimum effort, and jita kyōei means mutual welfare and benefit. I'm just a beginner, a white belt, so I really don't understand very much yet. But things are so violent now I want to learn self-defense.

As I understand it, judo's origin is jiu jitsu.  More specifically, it's a wimped-down version so that civilians could practice a martial art without hurting themselves.

I wouldn't think it would be a good place to start if self-defense is your object.

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« Reply #167 on: January 26, 2021, 07:48:23 pm »
It's hard learning martial arts right now because of COVID-19. Most of the schools are closed. But there's judo classes online, and I'm getting help from someone I'm exposed to anyway.

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« Reply #168 on: January 26, 2021, 09:53:13 pm »
It is. Judo is about half of it, and for a long time (until the 1970s, I believe?) it was considered a school of judo. But the focus is entirely different: judo is defensive and meant to disarm attackers armed with knives at best. It's a grappling art with no striking at all. Attempting to survive a real world life-or-death situation involving a gun with pure judo is a lot less of a gamble than with krav maga, in the sense that krav maga gives you a chance and judo will ensure you get shot because you cannot redirect the kinetic energy of bullets with your body without injury.

(After you disarm someone, if they are alone and you have backup at hand or coming soon, judo can be useful to restrain them -- but that's a different scenario entirely.)

Honestly, even krav maga isn't great in the current environment, but I have been informed that it would be a bad look to say leftists should be as armed as the insurgents gearing up to murder them. With that restriction, krav maga at least gives you some chance of survival, and gives you a /very/ good chance of breaking something the other guy would rather you hadn't broken.
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« Reply #169 on: January 27, 2021, 01:08:28 am »
Do research however. After some PR campaigns, a lot of places bill themselves as Krav Maga but are not.

If it's not full contact, full resistance training, don't do it. Anything that offers full contact and full resistance will be better for teaching you to take and throw a punch than nothing at all, no matter what it's labelled.

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« Reply #170 on: January 27, 2021, 02:30:06 am »
Do research however. After some PR campaigns, a lot of places bill themselves as Krav Maga but are not.

If it's not full contact, full resistance training, don't do it. Anything that offers full contact and full resistance will be better for teaching you to take and throw a punch than nothing at all, no matter what it's labelled.

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« Reply #171 on: January 29, 2021, 12:10:11 am »
Thanks for the advice. When COVID-19 doesn't have everything shut down, I might look into that. I guess knowing the basics of judo will help.

But really, doesn't Krav Maga sound like Russian supporters of Donald Trump?  :lulz:

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Re: ITT: Confess your WOO!
« Reply #172 on: January 30, 2021, 03:38:11 pm »
Do research however. After some PR campaigns, a lot of places bill themselves as Krav Maga but are not.

If it's not full contact, full resistance training, don't do it. Anything that offers full contact and full resistance will be better for teaching you to take and throw a punch than nothing at all, no matter what it's labelled.
Yeah Krav maga classes tend to range from, "WE ARE PREPARING FOR FULL GUERRILLA COMBAT" to "Hey, did you guys know you can kick a dude in the balls? Wild."
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« Reply #173 on: January 30, 2021, 05:37:40 pm »
Yeah Krav maga classes tend to range from, "WE ARE PREPARING FOR FULL GUERRILLA COMBAT" to "Hey, did you guys know you can kick a dude in the balls? Wild."

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« Reply #174 on: January 31, 2021, 05:52:02 am »
I've been looking into (read: rereading Bluefluke's Psychonaut Field Manual and perusing r/psychonauts every now and again because I don't know what I'm doing and I don't know if I ought to) chaos magick as of late. Haven't done anything with it yet, but the ideas about the tech are interesting, and I think I could cultivate something personally useful if I manage to "get into it".


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« Reply #175 on: January 31, 2021, 11:18:23 pm »
LaVey is a shitbag, and he's at least somewhat responsible for the close association of Satanists and fascists these days (OONA and so forth). Go look his statements about the Nazis up. Dude isn't worth your time or anyone else's.
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« Reply #176 on: February 02, 2021, 09:57:15 pm »
He’s just Ayn Rand with even less of a sense of humor.
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« Reply #177 on: February 02, 2021, 11:27:45 pm »
Yeah, if you want to read LaVey, skip it and just read Ayn Rand followed by some OTO literature.
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« Reply #178 on: February 03, 2021, 12:58:06 am »
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« Reply #179 on: March 01, 2021, 01:21:10 pm »
I actually wrote Fallout Equestria Project Horizons and the teacher that "took my place" was unintentionally a teacher but meant to shield me from criticism. I explicitly wrote certain points of the story in ways where they might pick up that I love them for doing it for me.