20 July 2009

Violence - That Ugly Word

Violence (From Wikipedia)
...is the expression of physical force against self or other, compelling action against one's will on pain of being hurt...
Violence ( From Merriam-Webster)

Exertion of physical force so as to injure or abuse...
Intense, turbulent or furious and often destructive action or force.
This post will not examine the nature of violence, its drivers, its causes or whether or not violence is 'hardwired' into our genetic make up. This post is aimed purely to mention and briefly discuss violence to ensure that this inevitable aspect of physical encounters is acknowledged and not ignored.

Its Easy to Not Think About

Violence, the use of violence and the thought of defending against violent attacks can be forgotten or dismissed in this civilised society we live in. And yet, for those of us who intend to potentially fight back if attacked, it is a very fundamental aspect for this activity we plan on possibly doing in the future.

17 July 2009

Big Round Up of Recent Stuff

There have been some recent developments with the site along with some enhancements (minor and major) which I thought I would share with you all. I will be covering some recent activity including some of the best recent posts, changes to the layout, the new YouTube channel and some statistics including the most popular all-time posts and more right here right now :)

YouTube

Firstly, Low Tech Combat now has a YouTube channel! There are so many interesting, entertaining and simply amazing videos out there that it has been decided that a specific YouTube channel was the very best way of maintaining a way of keeping these worthy videos all in one place for future reference.

08 July 2009

The Two Faces

I remember a few years ago now when I first read an absolutely well researched and well written article called The Two Faces of Combatives. It was truly eye opening and changed the way I thought about human to human combat.

It was the first time I realised that there is more to consider than just being able to defend against an attack. There are different types of attack and these differences are truly fundamental. The psychology behind these different attacks are also very different. Indeed, these differences are just one aspect of study into what is now called 'Evolutionary Psychology', as the article states.

The International Hoplology Society

The Two Faces of Combatives was written by Hunter B. Armstrong, from The International Hoplology Society. Hoplology is the term used to describe the study of the evolution and development of human combative behaviour and performance. It is essentially the study of how different cultures engage in combat and why they do this and differentiating between what is natural and what is taught.

07 July 2009

The Warrior Spirit

Inspirational video of todays modern Warriors.



Very nice video.


03 July 2009

MMA Video: Best of 2008 Compilation

Another fantastic video I recently came across...



Impressive.


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