Curious “irony” inside martial arts

At the point where a fight gets started are you find yourself inside it, you can be in 3 different states of mind: nothingness, perception or alert.

If you’re in an empty state of mind, where you absolutely don’t percieve the agression comming, you can either have a good or bad reaction, which will be given by your training or inner hability to solve the situation. Since you didn’t notice any sign of the attack, you totally depend on your body: as fast as your body can adapt to the situation, as good your reaction will be. Only by training you can polish this reaction and optimize it to an utmost perfection.

A second state would be when you notice an agression coming, your saki advises you right on the moment it’s getting done, so you have a milisecond to react, time your mind can use to create an intuitive response to the outer stimule, defending efficiently from the incoming attack without elaborating an ordenate response (technique) but an intuitive one.

The third state is that where you can predict the incoming attack, with time enough to prepare your mind for it, and elaborate a complete technique to nulify it.

 

Ironically, while training, you first polish the technique, and by doing so, little by little, your whole being, body and mind, become more accustomed to sense the surroundings, to react at the minimal impulse, and allows you to further develop the first and second situations, where you need to react without the usage of your mind.

 

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A thousand kisses deep

It’s always been sold as a song, but it’s simply an amazing poem created by Leonard Cohen.

I don’t usually put the whole lyric on a post, but this time it more than worth it!

Anytime I hear that song, a same special person comes to my mind so, for me, this song in entirely dedicated to her:

A thousand kisses deep:

______________________________________________________

You came to me this morning
And you handled me like meat
Youd have to be a man to know
How good that feels, how sweet

My mirror twin, my next of kin
Id know you in my sleep
And who but you would take me in
A thousand kisses deep

I loved you when you opened
Like a lily to the heat
You see Im just another snowman
Standing in the rain and sleet

Who loved you with his frozen love
His secondhand physique
With all he is and all he was
A thousand kisses deep

I know you had to lie to me
I know you had to cheat
To pose all hot and high
Behind the veils of sheer deceit

Our perfect porn aristocrat
So elegant and cheap
Im old but Im still into that
A thousand kisses deep

Im good at love, Im good at hate
Its in between I freeze
Been working out but its too late
(Its been too late for years)

But you look good, you really do
They love you on the street
If you were here Id kneel for you
A thousand kisses deep

The autumn moved across your skin
Got something in my eye
A light that doesnt need to live
And doesnt need to die

A riddle in the book of love
Obscure and obsolete
And witnessed here in time and blood
A thousand kisses deep

But Im still working with the wine
Still dancing cheek to cheek
The band is playing Auld Lang Syne
But the heart will not retreat

I ran with Diz, I sang with Ray
I never had their sweet
But once or twice they let me play
A thousand kisses deep

I loved you when you opened
Like a lily to the heat
You see Im just another snowman
Standing in the rain and sleet

Who loved you with his frozen love
His secondhand physique
With all he is and all he was
A thousand kisses deep

But you dont need to hear me now
And every word I speak
It counts against me anyhow
A thousand kisses deep

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The song follows with I’m your man, another song worthy of legend 😉

Epicness

Let’s see folks:

there are two kinds of people in this world: epic ones, and the rest.

you may think you are among the epic ones, but you’re probably not. Not to blame, it’s hard to get into this category.

How can you distinguish those who walk along the most epic of the epic? how can you distinguish those who leave a stomp in history? how can you know, as fast as you feel them, that you’re standing among an abnormal human being, way superior to you?

There a simple threat, a glimpse, that will tell you awesomeness is in there.

The epic god is walking the Earth in front of you.

Probably just once in a lifetime you may be able to see it: keep it in your mind.

1st: suit: awesomeness is nothing without a suit.

2nd: attitude: he/she knows he/she is epic, and so even the air they breath is epic.

3rd: cow suitcase.

nothing is more epic than a cow case.

hard to find, harder to see. Not many people are brave enough to buy one of those and walk straight on the street.

Cow Suitcase.

that’s where epicness comes from.

in fact, if you change some letters, you’ll see a direct relation between awesome and cow-suit-case (just push your obviously not-epic brain a little)

COW SUITCASE

if you ever see a wielder and not bow, be careful, you’re standing in front of a living god and not paying respect.

Top 5 things not to say to a martial artist

Inspired by this guy (sorry about the subtitles), I wanted to create a list of top things that, in my opinion, you should never say to a martial artist, here I go:

1) Oh! and you know a lot? — Don’t ask that, please … as a fellow martial artist, I can say there’s no answer to this, basically because you can’t measure how good you are, specially because in order to define how good you are, you need to compare with someone else, and if you compare with the main Master of your school, you’ll always find the same answer: 0. In case of asking something like that… just ask how long has this person been practicing martial arts.

 

2) You may be practicing martial arts, but I can still beat you. — No need to comment that one.

 

3) Oh! Beware of him! he’s a dangerous person now! — oh please! if (s)he’s a dangerous person now that YOU know that he/she practices martial arts, it means he/she was already a dangerous person 10min ago, in which case, if he/she was really a dangerous person, you’d already be dead by now.

 

4) Are you gonna hit me? Come on! hit me! — Now let’s add a provocation! most of the people in this world are unconcious enough to do such things… of course! they may already know that a martial artist won’t fall for such provocations… if they did, such things wouldn’t happen, since the brailess ones doing this would be extint ages ago.

 

5) Oh yes! this taekwondo-karate thing like Bruce Lee, isn’t it? — Don’t try to be funny, or to demonstrate false knowledge… either way it’s pathetic… with a simple “wow” it’s fine.

 

If you know about other absurd quotes people tend to say to martial artists, please! don’t hesitate and send them, and I’ll add them to the post!

Trumpets, please!

Nowadays music, generally can be consider a great load of shit.

Nothing new is invented anymore, artists aren’t famous (always generally speaking) by their quality as artists, it doesn’t matter if you have some great voice, since they’re gonna modify it anyway.

Many famous songs are entirely done with a computer…

Doing this you’re simply killing the essence of such a beautiful art as it’s the music.

There’s a song that can be widely heard on the radio this week (and probably many more), not because of it’s quality, but ’cause of the name of the one who has done it: Jason Derulo.

The song is called “Trumpets“… and it’s really a spit on the name of music itself.

If you read the lyric, it’s still beautiful (it bases the body of a woman as a simple object, but that’s nearly a topic, so we’re not gonna make a point on it)

“”Every time that you get undressed
I hear symphonies in my head
I wrote this song just looking at you oh, oh””

the problem comes with the melody: lyric and rythm don’t match. And the solution is… cutting words! =D of course! how could we not think about that earlier?? if you have a word way too long to be fitted on a single phrase… instead of changing it… just cut it! easiness first.

And so, the new lyric does:

“”Every time – that you get undressed
I hear sym – phonies in my head
I wrote this song – just looking at you oh, oh””

Come on people! it’s not that hard to do great music! and it doesn’t necessary be from a single style! just check: classic, hiphop, rock, metal, reggae, there are many!! use your head and think less about easy money! you’re just making humanity worse that it already is!

Alpaca dream

This past night I dreamed I was an alpaca.

With my alpaca stomach empty, I went to the countryside, to eat some grass during a good while.

6 hours later, dead tired (it’s quite hard to eat grass, even if your teeth are specially designed for it!) I went back to my alpaca bed, and made a fluffy fall on it (since I was an alpaca, the falling was kinda fluffy, so no damage)

and I woke up, feeling quite tired. That’s it.

Now some know-it-all might say: hey, if you dream of being al alpaca, it means that you feel fat, or that it’s already time for you to start spitting on those you don’t like.

You know? I’d really like to spit onto these kind of guys face, alpaca-style! What the hell do they know about why I dream what I dream? come on!

That’s it 🙂

Nuclear Fusion, achievement unlocked

A team of scientists in California announced they are one step closer to developing the almost mythical pollution-free, controlled fusion-energy reaction, though the goal of full “ignition” is still far off.

Researchers at the federally-funded Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory revealed in a study in the peer-reviewed journal Nature that, for the first time, one of their experiments has yielded more energy out of fusion than was used in the fuel that created the reaction.

In a 10-story building the size of three football fields, the Livermore scientists “used 192 lasers to compress a pellet of fuel and generate a reaction in which more energy came out of the fuel core than went into it,” wrote the Washington Post. “Ignition” would mean more energy was produced than was used in the entire process.

“We’re closer than anyone’s gotten before,” said Omar Hurricane, a physicist at Livermore and lead author of the study. “It does show there’s promise.”

The process ultimately mimics the processes in the core of a star inside the laboratory’s hardware. Nuclear fusion, which is how the sun is heated, creates energy when atomic nuclei (hydrogen basically) fuse and form a larger atom (helium, in the case of the sun).

“This isn’t like building a bridge,” Hurricane told USA Today in an interview. “This is an exceedingly hard problem. You’re basically trying to produce a star, on a small scale, here on Earth.”

A fusion reactor would operate on a common form of hydrogen found in sea water and create minimal nuclear waste while not being nearly as volatile as a traditional nuclear-fission reactor. Fission, used in nuclear power plants, works by splitting atoms (uranium) and creating a large number of residues, which are sealed afterwards in nuclear graveyards.

Hurricane said he does not know how long it will take to reach that point, where fusion is a viable energy source.

“Picture yourself halfway up a mountain, but the mountain is covered in clouds,” he told reporters on a conference call Wednesday. “And then someone calls you on your satellite phone and asks you, ‘How long is it going to take you to climb to the top of the mountain?’ You just don’t know.”

The beams of the 192 lasers Livermore used can pinpoint extreme amounts of energy in billionth-of-a-second pulses on any target. Hurricane said the energy produced by the process was about twice the amount that was in the fuel of the plastic-capsule target. Though the amount of energy yielded equaled only around 1 percent of energy delivered by the lasers to the capsule to ignite the process.

“When briefly compressed by the laser pulses, the isotopes fused, generating new particles and heating up the fuel further and generating still more nuclear reactions, particles and heat,” wrote the Washington Post, adding that the feedback mechanism is known as “alpha heating.”

Debbie Callahan, co-author of the study, said the capsule had to be compressed 35 times to start the reaction, “akin to compressing a basketball to the size of a pea,” according to USA Today.

While applauding the Livermore team’s findings, fusion experts added researchers have “a factor of about 100 to go.”

“These results are still a long way from ignition, but they represent a significant step forward in fusion research,” said Mark Herrmann of the Sandia National Laboratories’ Pulsed Power Sciences Center. “Achieving pressures this large, even for vanishingly short times, is no easy task.”

Long-pursued by scientists dating back to Albert Einstein, fusion energy does not emit greenhouse gases or leave behind radioactive waste. Since the 1940s, researchers have employed magnetic fields to contain high-temperature hydrogen fuel. Laser use began in the 1970s.

“We have waited 60 years to get close to controlled fusion,” said, Steve Cowley, of the United Kingdom’s Culham Center for Fusion Energy. He added scientists are “now close” with both magnets and lasers. “We must keep at it.”

“In 30 years, we’ll have electricity on the grid produced by fusion energy – absolutely,” Prager said. “I think the open questions now are how complicated a system will it be, how expensive it will be, how economically attractive it will be.”