Eikonal Blog

2010.09.23

New fad/fraud

Filed under: martial arts — Tags: — sandokan65 @ 15:58

Couple of days ago I got the submission on this blog about something called “Thick Black Theory”. Searching web shows that this is a new fad in the line of “Art of War”. Allegedly the originator of the theory is some chinese politician from 19th century who propagated the idea that in order to succeed you have to be ruthless and cunning.

It is likely a fraud: see following review at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/review/RQ7L19QQEA56J/ref=cm_cr_pr_viewpnt#RQ7L19QQEA56J. Also see following message at an discussion forum: http://forum.healingdao.com/general/message/18856%5C.

The WikiPedia page is also shady: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thick_Black_Theory.

Matt Furey’s article on TBT: http://www.mattfurey.com/thickfaceblackheart.html.

2010.09.21

Martial arts sites

General

Self-defense

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and other forms of grappling

Filipino martial arts

Weapons defense

Karate

Aikido

History


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2010.09.08

Martial Arts – articles

Filed under: martial arts — Tags: — sandokan65 @ 17:12

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2010.05.03

Tae Kwon Do links

Filed under: martial arts, taekwondo — Tags: — sandokan65 @ 08:46

2010.02.05

Martial Arts magazines and other sources

Filed under: martial arts — Tags: , , , , — sandokan65 @ 16:13

Magazine

Journals

Books


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2010.01.22

Chuck Norris superman meme

Filed under: martial arts, memetics, mind & brain — Tags: , , — sandokan65 @ 16:50

Various cultural heroes have assigned to them list of “facts” which are extreme hyperboles of the virtues exposed by the specific hero. The extremity of these “facts” makes them infectious and memorizeable, i.e. good material to be memes.

The most familiar example in the web culture is Chuck Norris, martial artist and actor (in quite bad martial arts movies and series). Use Google to find various collections of “Chuck Norris facts”, for example:


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