среда, 16 мая 2012 г.

Hi everyone! Thank you for visiting my blog, I highly appreciate this.

These days I am attending Krav Maga classes in Sherman Oaks, CA.
You can see the gym on these videos: http://www.youtube.com/user/kravcam
The first 30 mins of every class are aimed to exaust you. Then we start practicing punches and work in pair. I work in pair with this absolutely cool guy named Steve, check his website, he is a contractor, here in Encino.

I like my Krav Maga classes very much, because they are close to real life situations.

Also, I would also like to invite you to my new website, DreamCoasts. This is a website about all beaches of the planet. I am adding the information about beaches at the moment, so if you know some cool beach which you would like to share, please contact me at dreamcoaststeam {at} gmail.com and we will add it to our database, and other people will be able to see it.
So, if you are a person who values such things as Friendship, Independency and Respect, please, like DreamCoasts official Facebook page.

Thank you again!


пятница, 30 января 2009 г.

Assassins


Assassins were a terrorist cult of accomplished killers that cut a wide
and bloody gash across the face of the Middle East before stabbing
at the very heart of Europe. Like ninjas in middle-ages Japan they were exatly as hidden and dangerous They were I definitely would not like to face with one of them.

One never knew when they would strike, and there was nothing that could be done to scare them off. Indeed, when captured they went to their deaths eagerly, joyfully, How can one deal with men who do not fear death?

In the late 11th century, Hasan ibn Sabbah, forced from his studies in Cairo, returned to his home in southern Persia, acquired a mountain fortress by hook or by crook, and created a cult of killers who terrorized the Middle East for centuries to come.

Fearless when facing sunlit scimitars on bright battlefields of glory, ready to lay down their lives at a moment's notice for lord and crown, even the bravest of European knights quickly learned to quake at the thought of an Assassin's poisoned cup that no man could guard against; the silent strangler's cord dropped by an Assassin from above, and the unseen Assassin's dirk striking from the shadows.

The true origin of the word assassin was a misinterpretation of either Hashimite (persons having common ancestry with the prophet Muhammed; from Hashim, Muhammed's greatgrandfather), or Hasanites, followers of Hasan... The other version says that the word "assassin" comes from the word "ḥashīsh", or "dry herb" in Arabic. The legend says that assassins used hashish regularly.

If you got interested about the story of Assassins and would like to learn more of their deadly techniques and feel the setting and the atmosphere of that time yourself then I recommend you to get this book Assassins: The Deadly Art Of The Cult Of The AssassinsAssassins: The Deadly Art Of The Cult Of The Assassins or this videogame Assassin's Creed: Director's Cut Edition.Assassin's Creed: Director's Cut Edition In this game its creators completly restored the cities in which the action takes place exactly according to the real ancient maps of the place. It's just amazing.

If you know more about assassins feel free to share your point of view.

вторник, 27 января 2009 г.

Martial arts: aikido


Among all martial arts aikido stands separately to me. I came into aikido seriously when I was 20 years old. Before, when I was 15 I started practicing a kind of martial art which my sensei called "aikido" but that wasn't a real aikido.



When I became 20 years old I enlisted into a real aikido group. As I saw this aikido was much more different from "aikido" which I practiced 5 years ago. In real aikido created by O-Sensei Morihei Uesiba you use the energy of your opponent to stop him. You almost do not need your own power. However O-Sensei Uesiba was a very strong man as they say. At the end of his life he developed the brutal martial art which he had learned from Takeda Sensei into a soft martial art called aikido.

Nowadays aikido is a martial art that can be practiced by old people, women, children. Also it is a very good way of self-development and self-defence for people who are not offensive in their nature. As for me I am a mild person and I don't like to fight. At the same time I realize that I need to know how to defend my family in case of a danger. That's why I put my choice on such a martial art as aikido.

вторник, 20 января 2009 г.

Miyamoto Musashi - the legendary swordsman from Japan


Miyamoto Musashi (1584-1645) - «saint of sword», a legendary warrior who did not lose a single fight. He conducted more than sixty fights yet till he was twenty nine years old.

Miyamoto Musashi wrote about different aspects of Ways of Sword so, that a novice could study his text on the basis of the luggage. Technician Musashi attached not only to military strategy, but to any situation, where tactic is required. The Japanese businessmen even now use this tactic as guidance on business practice, conducting campaigns of sale as soldiery operations, using those energetic methods.

The Book of Five Ringsis a famous book on the military art of Miyamoto Musashi wrote for two years to death, moving away in a cave for the prosecution of the spiritual testament.

Here already more than 300 years this labour of famous medieval fencer is used by millions of people, thus an application domain extends from state government and military strategy bases to the methods of conduct of business.

In Japan and row of the Asiatic countries The Book of Five Ringsis a table book for any respecting himself businessman and considered a train aid on the conduct of business.

Martial Arts in our life

This is a blog about martial arts. I have tried taekwondo and aikido and I find the topic of martial arts rather interesting. I'm going to publish various interesting materials here.