29 December 2010

Best of 2010

This is the final post from Low Tech Combat for the year. In this post, we will highlight the best posts that were published here on this blog as well as highlight some of the best stuff from around the web that we shared via Twitter and Facebook. The posts from here are listed under different topics and the Twitter stuff is listed under their topics as well.

I hope you enjoy looking back over 2010. I am sure you will find some interesting stuff you have not seen before. That goes for you subscribers and followers as well. I know you all live busy lives and no-one gets everything. So this is a kind of catch all as well.

Before we get into it, I would like to hint that next year will see a couple of big things
(for Low Tech Combat anyway), being brought to fruition which I am very excited about. These will be exclusively for our subscribers as a kind of thank you for your interest in the topics covered here at Low Tech Combat. Besides the posts which will continue, the new... umm, things :) will be only for our small and exclusive community. Stayed tuned next year for more on this...

Let's get into it shall we?

Best Posts of 2010
Core Topics

  • Aliveness: Common Sense or Controversial?

  • ATM Card Skimmers Exposed!

  • Do Your Thoughts Lead to Consequences?

  • Senshido's Shredder

  • Functional Strength Training for Combat

  • What Controls You, Your Instincts or You Mind?

  • Cyber Security Tips

  • Do Power Strikes Reign Supreme over Combinations?


  • Case Studies and Analysis of Real Attacks

  • News: 69yr old Ex Wrestler Fights off Attackers

  • News: Man Attacked by 6 Muggers

  • Can You be Stabbed with Knife and Not Know it?

  • Real Case Studies Highlight Most Assaults Occur Between People Who Know Each Other

  • News: Knife Attack in UK

  • Would You Have Fallen Prey to These Real Knife Attacks?

  • 50 Year Trends in Violent Crime in US

  • Grappling with Weapons


  • Low Tech Combat Videos

  • Know Your Pre Attack Indicators

  • Understanding Assault: Street Fights


  • Videos from the Web

  • Knife Defense with Paul Vunak

  • Bus Attack Video


  • Found and Shared On Twitter
    Some Quotes

    “You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life.” -Winston Churchill

    "The mind is like a parachute. It works best when it is open." - Rickson Gracie

    "Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle." - Plato

    "We all must suffer from one of two pains, the pain of discipline or the pain of regret." - Jim Rohn

    "The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing." - Albert Einstein

    "Great minds discuss ideas, Average minds discuss events, Small minds discuss people." - Eleanor Roosevelt

    "The practice of non-violence is still rather experimental on our planet, but its pursuit, based on love and understanding, is sacred." - Dalai Lama

    "Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work." -Thomas Edison

    "Good decisions come from experience, and experience comes from bad decisions." - Author Unknown

    "What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal." - Albert Pike.

     Interesting News Stories

  • Man stabbed to death chasing down muggers http://tinyurl.com/yzma75n Terrible story

  • News story about mugging. BEWARE the testing question! http://tinyurl.com/y8cha8m

  • Man robs 76yr old women while sitting on toilet on 3rd floor of building complex. http://bit.ly/4DUl7g

  • Watching Cage Fighting helped man thwart Robbery attempt! http://tinyurl.com/yca67xq

  • 19yr old uses claw hammer to strike co-worker in head 4 times after being asked a question! http://tinyurl.com/y9bqs7f

  • An armed mugger ended up shot with his own gun http://tinyurl.com/y86d948

  • Another robber gets shot with his own gun http://bit.ly/dmf9D4 let em have it!

  • Absolutely senseless knife attack http://tinyurl.com/y8vl7j2 2 stabbed more than 30 times!

  • 73yr old man hits other man with cane and then stabs him with a small knife inside a bank! http://tinyurl.com/3yay25x

  • Burglars Use Facebook to Pick Targets http://mashable.com/2010/09/11/facebook-places-burglars/

  • Marine Dies Defending His Wife: http://mil-com.me/djWHzM

  • In the US, the FBI say 80% of crime is committed by gangs http://j.mp/7uf8Ob


  • Other Stuff I Was Reading With Interest

  • Checking out brand new eBook by @IkigaiWay It looks very well done. Be sure to have a look! http://tinyurl.com/ycnk9uv

  • Legalise MMA in New York? http://www.markstraining.com/2010/01/legalise-mma-in-new-york.html

  • So Flash Entertainment, now 10% owners of Zuffa, will be building an arena for the UFC to have shows in located in Abu Dhabi. Interesting.

  • FAST Defence self defence against a weapon video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EKCKo8YR9ns&feature=youtu.be&a

  • Self protection tip: In danger at ATM? get card retained then make a big fuss. No mugger would rob an angry person with no money

  • Airplane theft more common than u might think. http://abcnews.go.com/m/screen?id=9554898

  • Excellent article examining the various types of threat out there http://tinyurl.com/ylzmoyq well worth a read

  • How to Win a Fight: Self-Defense Strategies for the Untrained Fighter: http://bit.ly/aOl2DQ

  • How to build a home made medicine with Ross http://tinyurl.com/2fqp7uo

  • Glucosamine, though good, has quite bad health effects http://bit.ly/cU7bQ2

  • Excellent article on the merits of Combat Sports for men http://tinyurl.com/23r2adq

  • Chatting with Marc "Animal" MacYoung about human combative behaviour and other things on a MA forum http://bit.ly/exvm1G

  • Four Case Studies of sudden violence http://bit.ly/h1vsTH Are you prepared?

  • 65 Martial Arts and Survival Ebooks. http://bit.ly/hMeUvF

  • How to train on a slippery surface, Part Two - Training on ice. Good times. http://ow.ly/1amKdX

  • How to implement realistic scenarios into your training and classes/courses from a SWAT trainer http://bit.ly/gEzBao


  • Cool Videos

  • MMA conditioning video MMA Conditioning with Matt Pack http://bit.ly/8EaxIZ

  • Tony Blauer in one of the best videos on the net! The startle/flinch response http://tinyurl.com/yf2s95q

  • MMA FAIL http://i.imgur.com/zt5eI.gif

  • New...ish RossTraining compilation video http://tinyurl.com/yel57b3 Great strength and conditioning stuff. Amazing ability!

  • Best Mike Tyson video of all time http://rosstraining.com/blog/2010/01/28/mike-tyson-tribute/

  • Crazy awesome spinning heal kick knocks out opponent cleanly! http://tinyurl.com/yax7456

  • Amazing Slow Motion Video of Olympic Weightlifting... http://bit.ly/9EkwgR

  • Eric Ingram's remarkable modified Gracie jiu-jitsu from wheelchair http://bit.ly/9tq1IR

  • 2010 Dog Brothers gathering of the pack http://youtu.be/nTKqYkvmdkU Awesome!

  • Interview with GSP about Training http://bit.ly/fcIspY


  • Found and Shared on Facebook
    It is a new feature from late 2010.

  • Pictures Worth 1000 Words - Inspiring collection of images

  • Rendell vetoes self defense bill for outside home Self Defence legal stuff in US

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bx796zSg5gs&feature=player_embedded - Video showing a Zebra not giving up against a Lion.


  • Conclusion for 2010

    Well thats it. You may want to bookmark this page and come back to it over the next few days so you can go through it all properly.

    Hope your 2010 was great and 2011 is even better. We will be back and posting sometime early in 2011. Happy holidays!

    Image via jessi.bryan

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    1 comment:

    1. Like the curry kick here, Mike, and the variety of veg you've used in the fritters. Bookmarking for courgette season!

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