RESOURCES: Traditional and Modern

This page will continue to evolve as a general “data dump” continue to check for updates

Internal link back to a suggested Bibliography

AIKIDO/JAPANESE

Aikido – O’Sensei’s “Budo” is an invaluable reminder of what the art was: a great addition for your permanent library – but a good presentation is found here

sword lever
“Do you understand now?”

The precursor Aikijujutsu

Chiburi – a myth?  Of course there is a video on YouTube

Saito Sensei – 5 Kumitachi

Tissier Sensei – Ikkyo

Yamaguchi Sensei – Aikido

COMTECH TRIBE

Master at Arms James A Keating

Alliance Martial Arts – Pete Kautz

Dynamic Tactical Systems – Robert Langford

Tactical Edge – Mark Davies – limb destruction

Integrated Martial Concepts

Advanced Martial Systems Northwest – Ken Smith

KARATE

Okinawa Kobudo

WING CHUN – KUNG FU

Great Summary Page for Wing Chun articles

Important lessons from MAAJAK

Frank DiMaria ACCS

FILIPINO (FMA)

Purchasing traditional Filipino weapons – Ron Kosakowski has a good selection – and his teacher “old man” Rossi – taught me as an impressionable kid my first real self defense lesson

Use a kerambit

NINPO

Bujinkai weapons

KNIFE RELATED

Knife grips examined – some interesting reminders

Ten principles of a knife fight – indeed!

Paul Vunak – a good starting point for knife work, then keep searching

Mexican knife fighting – good website to explore for additional articles of interest

A simple story about using a knife – it is easy to fetishize our equipment, this is a great reminder that you are the weapon, everything else is just a tool

And because knifes are also regulated – defend your right to self defense and  know your laws

John Styers – and Bowies – Great Resource!

Bob Dozier knife maker

Why you need to know the knife even now

SWORD RELATED

Good resource for sword information

Collectible antique pieces from a reputable source – and a well written martial art blog

Napoleonic swords (i.e. sabers) with a discussion on curved vs straight blades

Hutton on Saber use – also see my Burton page

Alfred Hutton OldSwordPlay

The sword in India

Charles Selberg fencing

Wootz steel (with an imbedded reference to Vincent motorcycles!)

See the source image

FIREARMS

Rob Pincus was at a Mag20 seminar I attended a few years back – his personal self defense advice is solid

Handguns as a self defense tool require good training and a solid understanding of the law(s) to carry them responsibly

GEAR TO OWN

Emerson Knives

Benchmande Knives

Cold Steel

Filipino

TRAINING GEAR

Training Sticks

Training Knives

Filipino

Japanese

European

INFLUENCES and EXPERTS
Christian Tissier

Ron Kosakowski

Donn Draeger

The Art of Cutting

Filipino Martial Arts (FMA)

Remy Presas

Dan Inosanto

Jeet Kun Do (JKD)

BruceLee

Paul Vunak

American Kenpo

Ed Parker

European Martial Arts

HEMA  –  ARMA

Sir Richard Burton

Ewart Oakeshott

Hemamisfits

Journal of Western Martial Arts

Modern Self Defense

Massad Ayoob

Andrew Branca

Michael Janich

Threat Dynamics

Gary Crane

C   o   m   b   a     t   i   v     s

Charles Nelson

Survival

Graywolf Survival

 

MISCELLANEOUS – Interesting (to me) Links

Maximize misery – relative depravation helps?

Extend your life with a pill

Lewis Mumford

Milton on Hayek – but read Hayek!

Are we good enough for liberty?

The warrior way – good lessons

Ray Kurzweil – keep searching his stuff

 

 

 

 

 

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