May 272013
 

The constant controversy in martial arts always comes down to a childish shouting match between marital arts masters and survivalists over who’s style is better or more realistic in real life. The more Combat Sport oriented martial artists will eventually offer to simply fight anyone to prove their point, the Reality based martial artist will point out that staging a fight where both parties know they are fighting and the circumstances in which it will take place invalidates the any true correlation to a real fight, and the Traditional martial artist will point out that their way has worked for hundreds of years, and therefore doesn’t need any more testing.

However one thing that we can all agree on, is that when you are truly fighting for you life, having a weapon trumps fighting empty handed every time.

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May 032012
 

I’m not really sure if this counts as martial arts related. I mean, tazers are self defense weapons, which is related to martial arts… so if you take a hand full of MMA rejects and make them play a weird football/soccer hybrid, surely this counts.

Well it doesn’t matter anyway. Of the eight people who read this blog only three are aware that its martial arts related anyway, and the other five are personal friends or family who read the blog out of guilt. Which I inflict on them. So click on share tabs…or I’ll make you feel guilty

Thanks Dad.

Anyway, Ultimate Tazer Ball. Have you noticed that if you put the word “Ultimate” before any sport, it always lowers the IQ of the average participant? Well in this case, you get a gient soccer ball (which you are perfectly alowed to carry in your hands) and try to get it into the opposing team’s goal. And you have tazers which you can shock the life out of your opponents. I know what you are thinking. Why? Not sure, its nice to know that there is something less intellegent then Shock Fighting but I’ve posted a video of it anyway.

Jan 252012
 

I like to poke fun at the over the top claims of martial artists. I always wonder, if they are so near god like in their super powers, why are they always pauged by limitations such as: powers can only be performed on their own students, powers can only be performed when no one is watching, powers are too deadly to perform at all, unless they were going to kill you.

Therefore, when a martial artist makes a claim and backs it up, my otherwise cinical heart swells. For the life of me, I can’t figure out how this can be faked. The bb is fired too far away to the lady shooting it to be such a good shot that Isao Machii could already knows where exactly the bb will be. They are outside, not in a tv studio, and that makes it harder to see. And the fact that they are using a bb instead of a bullet makes you think that sane human beings are behind this stunt. Of course, I did see David Copperfield walk through the Great Wall of China on TV once too. But I digress, this was still wicked awesome.

Dec 242011
 

Sorry for all the videos lately, but with the Holidays, every spare moment has been filled. I am sure that the three fans I have forgive me, so I have this tid bit for them. Alot of Stick fighting school fall into the reality martial art side of the martial art continuum. I mean, if we want to be realistic, who wants to fight someone bare handed in the first place. Well in the video below, two crazy stick fighters beat the tar out of each other in the woods, in one of the more realistic sparring matches I think I have seen.

Ouch. I am not sure it was worth it. Kind of funny how it turned into a grappling match at the end. And they say BJJ is unrealistic.

Don’t worry, I won’t tell anyone.

 

 

Dec 132011
 

Not fighting birds, that’s stupid… I mean using birds as weapons!

Birdjitsu is an art rarely practiced in the states, and is no doubt heavily prosicuted by PETA. Nay sayers might ask if fighing with birds is practical. I will gladly point out there are very few places in the world without birds! heh, hope you enjoyed this one as much as I did.

 

Dec 122011
 

These aren’t for your kids. No matter how cool, I think this will get them in trouble if they bring them to school. They are Throwing Star Push Pins!

Basically one more way to annoy your coworkers, these are throwing stars missing one corner so they can be used as normal thumb tacks. The best part is that they are only $9.99 for a set of three! I don’t know if they can be shipped in time for Christmas, but I’m going to check. You can find them here.

 

Dec 072011
 

Every morning as we get dressed, we ask ourselves, exactly what weapons should we be wearing. After all, weapons make the man. You want something less deadly then a gun, but not as lame as a can of mace.

Look no farther my friend, I bring you the mace gun!

I found it on Cabelas.com for only $60. It shots 7 shots per cartridge and even comes with a water cartage for target practice. Now you can be cool too.

Nov 252011
 

Alot of reality based martial artists will question the point of studying a sword based martial art. After all, when was the last time you had a katana with you while you were grocery shopping? Tuesday…er… I mean its kind of a good point. But asking what the point of sword fighting in modern times is like asking why a normal red blooded American wants dynamite! Because we’re crazy its cool! No one really needs a .50 Desert Eagle, but I think we can all agree that we want one. And Christmas is just around the corner…so take the hint. Anyway, check out the kenjitsu dude below as he uses his katana to destroy all sorts of whatsit.

 I’m impressed by both his form and the quality of his sword! And his willingness to subject it to harm. Even if its soft steel, I understand that is bad for the blade. I wish the video had subtitles, but I think we get the point. Happy day after Thanks Giving by the way.