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Thanks also, in particular. To those persistent Souls who persisted
with the recent flurry of Site Posts piled on. On and during the
recent Holidays of Samhains Halloween.
The Topic and Legends easily expansive. Each Samhain Day, a
Two Dedications then the Games/activities.
The Postings tried to resemble the same approach. To show
Philosophy and Natural Earth Changes and Cycles applicable.
Mother Nature, The Green Man. Our Earth.
The initial Chaos, Wintery Decay, Death, Cleanout,
These are perennial Themes oft in Our World
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a Hallowed Night Tale to share. On
any of the recent Ones.
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Time to acknowledge Nature’s Cycles within the Traditions
so concerned with Ceremony in the Real. To them the
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The normal routine will resume for this
As Belows. It seems. For Now.
Live Those Dreams.
Arts of Self-Defence.
Martial. Of Yore.
The Tree shook, shivered.
My Shins shuddered.
My Feet already numb.
Shooting Shin pains. Skin splits. Blood smears.
Knees, Shoulders, Forearms, Elbows, Palms.
Then. Two now smiling… and similarly bloodied…
fellow Class-mates grabbed a Stick each.
One Frontal. One at the Rear. Of me.
Beat a haphazard path on those bits of Me
thus so and far missed. They didn’t miss much
Meat in a Stick Sambo Drum Fest. That is and was, me.
Core. Beaten. Back. Bloodied, not bowed. Well,..
a lil… actually.
The Ways of the Martial Elephant. And Trees.
Encyclopedia Enigma :
Intel Bytes #8
The Natures of the Elephant.
Solid Strength, Awareness, Astuteness.
Sturdy, Earthy, Enduring.
Dependable. Community inclined.
Arts of Self-Defence.
Animal Themed and based Forms are not uncommon
within several in the Ways
of Self-Defence. The Martial Ways. Traditionally a Symbol
that so incorporates
assets of the Creature and Our World Legends
fascination and beliefs of and with
the Creatures facets.
Conditioning is an essential for Combat oriented Arts
and Ways. Ways and Methods
within improve, benefit physically and mentally.
A Top 6 may include varieties of;
Deadlifts, Squats, Pull-Ups, Push-Ups, Sprints.
Tearing strips off Trees.
Hand, Limb toughening by repetitional strikes.
On progressively tougher Materials.
Bruise upon bruise, calloused skin thick.
Over Times and Places.
Repeated stress and shock to thus and so de-stress
these and those shocks in Combat. Combat
Styles of Bokator involves the systematic and flowing
motions of the observed Natural movements
of many of Our World Creatures. A rather complex
though interconnected System of Self-Defence
and Training Exercises/Routines may include:
Bag, Sand, Wood and Rock for the Hands.
Bag and Wood for the Rest.
To pound. Repeatedly.
Trees in the Main.
When of Yore.
is a Cambodian Khmer Martial Arts Tradition and
Literally means…to “…pound a Lion…”.
The styling of the Nomen may indicate and reflect a Natural Fact.
Lions only Attack Elephants on rare occasions. Famine,
Sickness and Dis ease.
The Young, the Main Target.
In response the Elephant uses it’s bulk mass
and Community as support. Also. Charging,
Slamming and Body Mass pivots, Trunk Swings,
Trumpetings and so on. Quite
fast paced when disturbed or during migrations
to Waters. Naturally strong, great
strength in numbers too. To
and fro motions to gain or retreat. Very few
Contests of Strength, Might and Fighting ability were popular
among the Mughal
(…Mogul…) Emperors. The Battle over when One Elephant
grounded the Other. Elephants
were rarely hurt in any serious manner,
though the Mahouts (…Trainer/Rider…)
followed Tradition, having said
Goodbyes to Fam. As they tended not to survive. Such Bouts and Falls.
(…There are occasional Modern such Issues
with Elephants and Trainers.
As with Phlai Ekasit; The Elephantine Star
of A Martial Arts Movie Series.
A Modern adapted Version of the Martial Elephant
Legend and Tradition
can be found within this and that:
THE PROTECTOR/ONG BAK Movie Series.
Starring Phlai Ehasit, Elephant/Actor and
Tony Jaa Martial Artist/Actor…)
Only some of Bokator’s Techniques and Methods utilise
the Animal Forms as
others use a systematic practical fight approach.
Animal forms include those of Snake, Horse, Eagle, Crane,
Monkey, Lion, Crocodile, Crab, Duck
and Elephant. Elephantine Self-Defence. That is. Therein
Locks, Holds, Grabs, Strikes, Submissions and Weaponry within
Bokator’s Styles and Forms. Forms that create a close
Hand-to-Hand Combat Style
and System whereby much of the Body is used for both
Defence and (Counter) Attacks.
A full-on Body Combat System.
The current Uniform reflecting that of Tradition with
the still prevailing
Colored Scarves, Cords a part of the accepted System.
Leg Movements similar to the Modern Kick-Boxing
though the Combat System
more Martial oriented. War-like that is. Stick and Sword,
Short and Long;
are the main Weapons
though many others incorporated and somewhat
dependent on the particular Master’s Knowledge.
Elbow, Knee Feints and Strikes. Leg, Shin Kicks.
Grappling, Groundworks and more.
An Ancient Art and Traditional Ways.
A King. King Jayavarman vii; Khmer Ruler of the 12th
an avid Practitioner of such Combat Arts. Arts that
many of the Angkorian Dynasties
used to dominate these and their Lands
of Our Times and Places. Of Yore.
The despotic and nefarious KHMER ROUGE Leaders
of the 1970’s
actively targeted such Martial Lineages
and Masters thereof.
A recurring Theme in many Olden Ways… Btw.
Bokator has experienced a bit of a boost and recharge
of late. With the surviving Master Practitioners
now fairly free too. To continue
the study and pursuit of this Ancient Art.
A Book detailing History, Origins and Traditions with
over 10 Years of Research by
70-year-old Grand-master San Kim Sean has been presented
with co-operation from the National Olympic
Committee of Cambodia (NOCC).
A “…First…” National Bokator Seminar and Competition
was held in 2006.
Teams from 9 Provinces displayed and tested
Methods and Ways.
The Elephantine Ways as well. Well as
Our World Legends.
Live Your Dreams.
Creatures, Pets are oft too understated Heroes, Heroines.
Pet Protectors and more.
Many with a Tail. Most have Tales. To Tell.
Feel free to Share a Tale of such spirited Creatures in Our World.
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If A Particular Legendary Theme or Our World Legends. Is A Desire.
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