Martial discoveries: Japanese Fighting

kick in the nutsThis episode of Martial discoveries is more of a video post, so hang on…

Articles

1.) From the great site The Art of Manliness comes a gem that some of you might find equally helpful and entertaining. How to win a street fight in 7 simple steps. To be honest, as someone who has yet to be in one, I might want to bring this to the street on my first time! (Either that of bring on my war cry, as stated in #7)

7. Give your best war cry. While defending yourself, make as much noise as possible. There are two reasons for this. First is the intimidation factor. Yelling may distract and intimidate your attackers, leaving you a better chance of getting in some good blows or getting away. The second reason is to draw attention.

Videos

1.) A seemingly random music video featuring a pair of kendoka whacking at each other; I’ve seen very few references of martial arts in the public eye and this caught my attention

2.) So there’s a new wave of exercise going through Japan – in particular for the ladies! Led by Ukon Takafuji, this charismatic modern day samurai has been leading classes of weight loss, dance, Katana wielding, and techno music all rolled into one. I don’t about this whole thing – but I’m sure they are appreciating this!

And this is the accompanying video. I dunno what this guy is saying, but if any of you know Japanese, a translation and explanation would be nice!

3.) And last but not least. Who here loves a dragon baby? (I know I’m late, but better late than never).

(dragon baby!)

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