Now Playing Tracks

ryusantiago:

stepnsteph:

meliboomelody:

searchingforknowledge:

Fifteen rape victims have formed martial arts movement and are prepared to confront abusers if no one listens to their complaints…
A GROUP of women are fighting back against the sickening culture of rape which they say infects India. Fifteen determined females – all victims themselves – have trained in martial arts and are prepared to hand out rough justice if no one listens to their complaints. And the movement, called the Red Brigade, is growing rapidly following the gang rape and murder of medical student Jyoti Singh Pandey that horrified the world.
In a nation where a woman is reportedly raped every 20 minutes, the group’s leader Usha Vishwakarma said: “We are fighting back – and the boot is now on the other foot.” Member Sufia Hashmi, 17, said: “We’ve caught a lot of men recently. I joined because men always used to pass comments on me and touch my body but now we beat them and they run.”
Like the other members in the northern city of Lucknow, 25-year-old Usha has first-hand experience of the daily dangers women face in the huge nation – a teacher tried to rape her when she was 18. She said: “He grabbed me and tried to open my trousers. I kicked him in the crotch and ran.” Usha complained to staff but they told her to forget it and allowed her attacker to carry on teaching. She said: “Many parents tell girls to quit school so there will be no sexual violence. But we said no – this has to stop. We decided to form a group to fight for ourselves, not just complain.” MORE

As a martial artist and a woman, I approve of this.

Hell yeah! Kick their asses, ladies. Also, I had no idea it was so bad over there. That is disgusting and heart breaking.

Finally, this happens. Instead of hiding or letting a bad experience ruin their lives, these women have taken control and done something about it. I’m happy about this. Women should do this everywhere and men should support it.

Don’t wait for it to happen. Take action, now!

(Source : talesofthestarshipregeneration)

露の世は露の世ながらさりながら
Tsuyu no yo wa tsuyu no yo nagara sari nagara
Je savais ce monde - éphémère comme rosée - et pourtant pourtant
The world of dew - a world of dew it is indeed, and yet, and yet
Kobayashi Issa
Ὁ κόσμος ἀλλοίωσις, ὁ βίος ὑπόληψις.
Le monde n’est qu’une transformation perpétuelle ; la vie n’est qu’une idée et une opinion.
pensées, marc aurèle.
Fiore Furlano de’i Liberi de Cividale d’Austria, ca. 1340s - 1420s

[…] the unarmed combat, which is due to two reasons, which are amusement and anger, that is for life, with any trick, falsehood and cruelty possible to do. And I want to talk about the one which it is done for life, and to show for good sense most of all how to gain holds as it is custom when you fight for life.

The man who fights unarmed, wants be told about who he is about to fight. If his playfellow is stronger, or if he is bigger in the body, or if he is too young or too old. Also he wants to know if he uses the guards of wrestling, and all these things have to be known in advance.

And nothing less [he has to] always put himself more strongly or less strongly in the holds of the binds, and always defend himself from the binds of his contrary.

And if your enemy is unprotected, wait in injuring him in the most painful and dangerous points, which are the eyes, the nose, in the temples, under the chin, and the hips. And moreover, try if you can, to gain the binds, either being the one or the other armoured or not armoured.

Also I say that wrestling requires seven things; which are strength, speed, knowledge, that is, knowledge of binds of advantage, knowing how to fracture, that is how to break arms and legs, knowing binds, that is how to bind arms so that the man has no defence anymore, and can not leave freely, and knowing how to injure the most dangerous points. Also, knowing how to put someone on the ground, without danger to himself. Also, knowing how to dislocate arms and legs in different ways.

————————————-

lo abraçare lo quale si è di doe rasone çoè da solaço e da ira çoè per la vita cum ogni ingano e falsità e crudelità che si pò fare. E di quello che si fa per la vita voglio parlare e mostrare per rasone e maximamente a guadagnar le prese chom’è usança quando si combatte per la vita.

L’omo che vole abraçare vole esser avisado cum chuy ello abraça se lo compagno è più forte o s’ello è più grand’ di persona e s’è (e)llo troppo zovene overo troppo vecchio. Anchora de vedere si ello se mette ale guardie d’abraçare e de tutte queste chose si è de prevedere.

E niente meno meterse sempre o più forte o meno forte ale prese d’ le ligadure e sempre defenderte d’le prese del suo contrario.E se lo tuo inimigo è disarmado attend’a ferirlo in li loghi più dogliosi e più priculosi çoè in gl’ochi in lo naso in le femine sotto ‘l mento e in li fianchi. E niente meno guarda si tu puo’ venire ale prese o le ligadure o armado o disarmado che fosse l’uno e l’altro.

Anchora digo che l’abraçare vole avere viii chose çoè forteça presteça savere çoè saver prese avantiçad’, savere far roture çoè romper braçi e gambe, saver ligadure çoè ligar braçi per modo che l’homo non habia più defesa nè se possa partire in sua libertà, saver ferire in luogo più priculoso.  Anchora save mettere uno in terra sença priculo di si instesso.  Anchora saver dislogar braçi e gambi per diversi modi.

michaelrojo:

fusui calendar, Bujinkan Hombu. I have watched Hatsumi Sensei consult this calendar when he was planning events. A few years ago, I finally learned how to read it myself (crudely)
For instance, there is in Chimon 地 門 ( Earthy Gate, Geography, Geomancy / Fusui ) the secret teaching called “ Hidori Daihi ” 日 取 大 秘 ( Great Secret Of Scheduling ). Using circles of red, white and black, the fortunate and ill-fated conditions, days, directions and the like for carrying out Shinobi strategies were determined. It is an expedient means for emboldening the subtly preserving heart, for strengthening the subtly preserving power. It is making use of the probabilities of the laws of nature based on the practical wisdom of assiduously attentive insight.”  excerpt from Sengoku Ninpo Zukan By Hatsumi Hisamune
Zoom Info
Camera
iPhone 4S
ISO
400
Aperture
f/2,4
Exposure
1/20th
Focal Length
4mm

michaelrojo:

fusui calendar, Bujinkan Hombu. I have watched Hatsumi Sensei consult this calendar when he was planning events. A few years ago, I finally learned how to read it myself (crudely)

For instance, there is in Chimon 地 門 ( Earthy Gate, Geography, Geomancy / Fusui ) the secret teaching called “ Hidori Daihi ” 日 取 大 秘 ( Great Secret Of Scheduling ). Using circles of red, white and black, the fortunate and ill-fated conditions, days, directions and the like for carrying out Shinobi strategies were determined. It is an expedient means for emboldening the subtly preserving heart, for strengthening the subtly preserving power. It is making use of the probabilities of the laws of nature based on the practical wisdom of assiduously attentive insight.”  excerpt from Sengoku Ninpo Zukan By Hatsumi Hisamune

japanloverme:

Hi JapanLovers!  Today’s かっこいい lesson is about the nihontō (Japanese swords, or literally, blades). (ノ≧∀≦)ノ

This illustration show the different types of nihontō, and the basic parts of a handle, or tsuka.  (We tried to be as simple and asbasic as possible~ >3<)

Additional info:

✧ Katana is now modernly used as the general term for Japanese swords.

✧ Odachi (the big big sword!!) was commonly used in ceremonies, and not (or very seldom) in battle. Due to its huge size, it is worn strapped to the back rather than on the belt/obi of the wielder.

✧ Nakago is what you call the tang, or the part of the blade inserted into and covered by the handle (tsuka). The swordsmith’s signature (called “mei”) is placed on the nakago.

Reference: http://goo.gl/QSvG0

To Tumblr, Love Pixel Union