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A Ninja FAQ

Filed under: Ars Bellum, Humor — john @ 8:58 pm

As if Real Ultimate Power was not enough, now Frank J. weighs in on the ninja question. Or the Ninja Frequently Asked Questions anyway. But comments like this concern me as being potentially Kung Fu Steve-ish:

Which style of Kung Fu is best for fighting ninjas?
Posted by: urthshu on November 12, 2004 01:23 PM

Bah! Too much reliance on kung fu. What are you going to do once the ninja has you in a rear mount choke hold with his hooks in, huh?


You Might Be A Kung Fu Steve If…

Filed under: Ars Bellum, Humor — john @ 7:07 am

Or Stephanie!

If you think that a particular animal form of Kung Fu is the end-all, be-all: You might a Kung Fu Steve.

If you use full-power with no control while sparring with white belts: You might a Kung Fu Steve.

If you walk into a new gym (new to you) and say, “I have been boxing / studying Praying Mantis Ku Fung / Tae Kwon Leap for years and I am looking for a challenge because I can beat everyone in my gym.”: You might a Kung Fu Steve.

If you keep visiting a real fighting gym once a month for several months, but never actually practice because the guys all look tough: You might a Kung Fu Steve.

If you own a Kung Fu uniform but do not work out: You might a Kung Fu Steve.


New Judo Techniques

Filed under: Ars Bellum, Humor — john @ 9:18 am

I am modifying some old and creating some new judo techniques. I call them konichi-waza, throws to be used upon greeting…..


Bill Clinton’s Problem

Filed under: Ars Bellum, Humor, Politics, Books, Movies, Etc. — john @ 11:30 am

I have been hearing and reading some of the reviews of Bill Clinton’s autobiography, My Life. From many of the comments made, I could not help thinking of Bill Clinton when I ran across this ‘quote’ on a web site:

Humans are born with a susceptibility to that most persistent and debilitating disease of intellect: self-deception. The best of all possible worlds and the worst get their dramatic coloration from it. As nearly as we can determine, there is no natural immunity. Constant alertness is required.
The Coda
Chapterhouse: Dune 224

In other words, “Constant vigilance!” And perhaps this from the same web site would be good advice:

Seek freedom and become captive of your desires. Seek discipline and find your liberty.
The Coda
Chapterhouse: Dune 344



Filed under: General, Ars Bellum — john @ 4:29 pm

PORTHOS is going to pit barbecue a whole pig for the 4th (of what? The 4th of July, Commie! Up against the wall! The one we made you knock down! Thank you, Ronald Reagan). Roast pig. Wow! This will be different.

Kung Fu Steve Mark V Mod Whatever (who can keep up with his changes?) once talked of going boar hunting with a boar hunting spear. But then KFS-5 is one crazy guy (he might rated crazy dude, but he is a KFS).


Dim Mak

Filed under: Ars Bellum — john @ 2:01 pm

Funny bit from Cecil Adams at Straight Dope:

One smartarse on a martial arts message board observes, “One time I hit a guy in a pressure point, and he EXPLODED! It was like something out of a video game man! I swear, there is a point somewhere that makes a human being just burst into giblets if you hit it right!”

Heh-heh! Giblets. Hard to think of humans in terms of giblets. But at some fundamental level, that’s about it, physically anyway. Spiritually is another matter…


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