Please take a look at Articles on self-defense/conflict/violence for introductions to the references found in the bibliography page.

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When you begin to feel like you are a tough guy, a warrior, a master of the martial arts or that you have lived a tough life, just take a moment and get some perspective with the following:

I've stopped knives that were coming to disembowel me

I've clawed for my gun while bullets ripped past me

I've dodged as someone tried to put an ax in my skull

I've fought screaming steel and left rubber on the road to avoid death

I've clawed broken glass out of my body after their opening attack failed

I've spit blood and body parts and broke strangle holds before gouging eyes

I've charged into fires, fought through blizzards and run from tornados

I've survived being hunted by gangs, killers and contract killers

The streets were my home, I hunted in the night and was hunted in turn

Please don't brag to me that you're a survivor because someone hit you. And don't tell me how 'tough' you are because of your training. As much as I've been through I know people who have survived much, much worse. - Marc MacYoung


The postings on this blog are my interpretation of readings, studies and experiences therefore errors and omissions are mine and mine alone. The content surrounding the extracts of books, see bibliography on this blog site, are also mine and mine alone therefore errors and omissions are also mine and mine alone and therefore why I highly recommended one read, study, research and fact find the material for clarity. My effort here is self-clarity toward a fuller understanding of the subject matter. See the bibliography for information on the books. Please make note that this article/post is my personal analysis of the subject and the information used was chosen or picked by me. It is not an analysis piece because it lacks complete and comprehensive research, it was not adequately and completely investigated and it is not balanced, i.e., it is my personal view without the views of others including subject experts, etc. Look at this as “Infotainment rather then expert research.” This is an opinion/editorial article/post meant to persuade the reader to think, decide and accept or reject my premise. It is an attempt to cause change or reinforce attitudes, beliefs and values as they apply to martial arts and/or self-defense. It is merely a commentary on the subject in the particular article presented.

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A Lot of Shit out There

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I do a lot of research, research to add to my knowledge base focused on martial arts, self-defense and some other more archaic stuff such as WWII Raiders and Camp X shenanigans. In that search for more I sometimes come across what I would call, “Crap - a lot of shit that is out there.” Shit that just don’t ring true. 

Today, while searching out materials on a subject matter I plan to use for some fictional writing I came across a book. The book about a system of martial art with proclamations that warranted some extra effort to validate. This article is about doing the research because even when something seems real often it turns out to be “Shit.”

The very first alarm went off when this book made a statement that even during my time in the military and through the study of some military information never once rang out as used to describe military training, tactics and strategies - even if it might be a part of the special operations of the military. 

First, the statement used the term, “Science,” to describe it but not one iota of information as to what that science is or was could be found. In addition it turned out to be a term often used in modern times to “Attract fish.” I means like “Phishing attacks” through emails, etc. Then the next phrase also triggered warning signals, “all out hand-to-hand fighting.” Just what the hell could that possibly mean because it comes across as vague and unassailable if for no other reason than it describes nothing that would fit reality. 

The very next statement normally would have said, “Stop, don’t walk but run away from this shit.” The statement tells the reader  that this system is a study of an art and a science (bells going off all over the place; trigger words to gain attention and actually say nothing but use the readers imagination and unconscious mind to pull them toward the sugar) of personal combat - wait for it, it is coming up real soon now - “TO THE DEATH.” 

Then they profess connections to WWII special ops, to things line the “Samurai Society,” “Connections to societies of different nations,” “A connection to some archiac society with a term used in the name,” “An american version of all those societies,” and finally to make an Asian connection since this is a martial art, “A Samurai Ju-jitsu Society,” and so on.

The author even used qualifications derived from his supposed membership of a most esteemed military service along with expert certification at a time in the late sixties that actually had no such certifications - the certs were created in the more modern version of a military martial arts program. 

To put the cherry on the top of this mess we also were told that the original person who created this most deadly death dealing system who is dead and who created this system for the Canadians who trained their commando’s in it were “So Deadly” the government destroyed all traces of the system so it could not be published, etc. the plates and transcripts, but you can find a copy of the original book plus American versions that say the original is not available on Amazon. 

As you can see at least in this one instance “there is a lot of shit out there,” and we tend to eat that shit up in bunches. It is like using statistics to bolster your view, perspective and agenda but none of it is validated through scientific studies, research and data yet it fools us into thinking this stuff MUST be true cause the stats say it is so. This is the same method used when terms, words and phrases are used to bait people into buying their shit. This is also why I advocate researching data no matter its sources because you never truly know. 

Oh, and the person who actually made significant contributions to special operations of WWII and are still studied today actually come from a person named, “William Ewart Fairbairn” who taught commandos and spys at Camp X or STS - 103. The guy mentioned in this most deadly system could not be found anywhere except on the sites that promote this most deadly system, ain’t that interesting. 

Anyway, this stuff could be legit but as long as the tactics are used to emphasis, embellish and dramatize the system to mislead those seeking knowledge of fighting, combatives and most important self-defense it warrants at the very least skepticism and at best running far, far, far away. 

Bibliography (Click the link)

p.s. come on, you can trust me and what I write cause after all I are a uber-master-expert in the most deadliest of all martial arts guaranteed to be the most uber-effective fighting and self-defense stuff in the whole wide world you can possibly study and learn. It will save your life after all ;-)

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