A few folks wanted me to comment on all this book burning nonsense. Here’s what I think:
Germany, May 10, 1933
“Where They Burn Books, Eventually, They Will Burn People, Too.”
- Heinrich Heine.
What else? Oh, yes. Martial arts! I’ve been in an e-mail correspondence with a reader about martial arts DVDs. Somewhat random but if you want to see some well-produced DVDs you should check out the newer stuff from Paladin Press, or anything from Martial Skills.
This book isn’t about sport fighting, flashy moves or how to become a better person through a martial art. It presents realistic grappling techniques designed to control and restrain through the application of pain to the joints. Its purpose is to provide today’s modern warrior – the self-defense oriented martial artist, combat soldier or law enforcement officer – with easy-to-apply techniques that first restrain and then, if taken to their maximum potential, inflict severe physical injury, including torn ligaments and tendons, broken bones and even paralysis or death in extreme cases.
Makes me wonder what Thanksgiving dinner is like at the Christensen house.
Another reader wants to know which is better: Kung Fu throws or the floating Judo-type throws?
I think they both have their place in self-defense. For me it always comes down to what I have a realistic chance of delivering in a live situation. Given my height, high center of gravity, and small frame, this usually means the Kung Fu throws. (also seen in Chin Na and Penjak Silat)
If you are under six foot, stocky, and in shape then the Judo-type throws might be for you. My problem is that I stand 6′ 2″ so most people are shorter and heavier than me. This translates to me having a harder time sinking low enough to successfully execute a Judo-type throw.
Video at THIS LINK.
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