Category: Self-Defence

Special Weapons And Tactics Of Ancient Samurai Super Cops.

Law enforcement has oft. involved the ARTs OF WAR as well as those of SELF-DEFENSE. The balancing of Society’s rules by the individuals concerned requires access to cutting edge technology… as far as the rulers budget allows anyway. Ancient JAPAN was little different in this regard. NINPO student Shiro examines their tools of the trade for POLICE, CASTLE GUARDS and… NINJA BODYGUARDS too. A variety of types detailed herein. Pics galore. Shiro style.

 

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Law enforcement has oft. involved the ARTs OF WAR as well as those of SELF-DEFENSE.

The balancing of Society’s rules by the individuals concerned requires access to cutting edge technology…

as far as the rulers budget allows anyway.

 

Ancient JAPAN was little different in this regard and police forces of the time collectively resorted to a select small number of WEAPONS to accompany their work.

SPECIAL

WEAPONS AND TACTICS

OF ANCIENT SAMURAI

SUPER COPS…

…will examine them all.

 

WELL… most…

i hope.

 

Our World Legends.

 

MALE SAMURAI AND ATTENDANT…NAMES UNKNOWN. photocredit/thanks:pinterest

 

 

BEHIND THE BADGE.

As with many countries, Ancient JAPAN’s Lands were divided into Clan territories or Provinces.These were usually held by force by Military Leaders or family lineage of such with a CASTLE as the ‘Capital’.

From early times these military clans made full use of the police force(s). Each province had their own.Records indicate the main policing function has not changed much over the years in essence.

 

Maintaining law and order within the province boundaries.

LAW AND ORDER…as defined by the RULER(s)…

 

SAMURAI.

 

VINTAGE WOODBLOCK DESIGN SAMURAI WARRIOR MASK.

 

Province districts, villages and towns all had law-enforcement agencies who, in turn were directly responsible to the clans representatives and/or the (Capital City) CASTLE contingent of the RULER.

The AUTHORITY given was oft. quite broad, giving policing powers over commoners, farmers, trades, artisans, merchants, tourists and even the SAMURAI class itself.

 

Their brief per se…seems to be akin to that of the modern MP-MILITARY POLICE.

By this shiro means…(whilst there was indeed misuse and abuse of/by the police for political gains and such over the years by various leaders)…the police were given basic powers and mainly instructed to exercise control, prevent crime, catch criminals and provide regular reports to their next in the chain of command.

Usually ALL CRIME.

 

Nara, Japan at Koriyama Castle in the spring season.

POLICE…IN BRIEF-

This type of directive which could involve petty crime or upper class crimes meant police were oft. not sent in to kill-but capture/’escort‘ to the capital.

Quite oft. the ‘ crim ‘ was simply directly questioned/examined/explanation reqd…other times-

there was no escort home.

THUS the need for…SPECIAL WEAPONS AND TACTICS.

 

ANCIENT SAMURAI SUPER COPS needed some new tools.

WEAPONS that could in a real sense…save lives…usually theirs!

 

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DEAD, NOT ALIVE…

A LAST RESORT.

 

 

A need for DEFENSIVE WEAPONS is a Law-mans lot.

Thus…LAW AND ORDER.

 

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There are many instances in police work where violence is askew.Facing a SAMURAI with a pair of SWORDS problematical…

more so if the criminal act is merely political…OR NON-EXISTENTfalse claims were regular those days too…DEADLY FORCE out of the question

 

NO AUTHORITY to do that…but i’d rather not get sliced up like fruit just for my job thanks! (click)

Time to enforce the law creatively.

 

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These type dilemmas are i imagine all too real for police on an everyday basis…balancing crime prevention with appropriate preventive responses…not offensive tactics.Hand-cuffs not a hangmans noose approach.

SO…time to blunt that crim’s samurai sword.

 

 

SAYONARA SAMURAI OR…
SAMURAI SELF-DEFENSE.

The need for self defense training in law enforcement apparent to all.The nature of Japanese society meant inevitably police had to cross paths…

and maybe swords…with SAMURAI.

 

INEVITABLY…

 

Facing such a foe, then disarming and subduing involves many skills and great team work.

Class distinctions aside, the SAMURAI were as well, if not much better trained than many police officers

WITH THE SWORD.

 

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However…a small select number of WEAPON TYPES…were well known to be quite effective in negating the razor sharp sword edge.

Several NINJA and SAMURAI RYU/CLAN/FAMILY had a long tradition of ‘secret‘ weapons and techniques that silenced the SAMURAI & SWORD.

 

Being from a culture that long had appreciated fine weaponry Japanese Police Officers and support crews became their own WEAPONS DEVELOPMENT TEAM.

 

ROPE CUFFS, WHIPS AND CHAINS OFFICER ?…

 

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Well…maybe NOT whips.

However any rope/chain WEAPON was…

roped in to the task!

 

The advantages of such include safer distance from the ‘crim’ and the ensnaring effect.Chain types a lil better suited to SWORD WORK and the rope could help tie the samurai in knots…

alive.

HOJOJUTSU…THE ART OF TYING. photocredit/thanks:archives/gettyimages

 

Reports oft. indicate three man police teams oft. used and as far as possible the teams ‘balanced’…

eg.1 rope expert/1 chain/1 weapon though individual police officers skill-sets could oft. contain mastery of several.

 

Also dependent on the status/skill of the ‘ crim ‘.

 

 

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The weapons varied-from short or long weighted chains (like the FAMED BOLAS of SPAIN…) to existent weapons with chains/rope attached.Comparatively lightweight, rope could double as rope-ladder in the chase if req…

and as the obvious choice of restraint apparel once the SAMURAI SILENCED AND SUBDUED

…we hope.

 

The WEAPONS themselves, underwent some modding.Points and tips rounded and suchlike, more snare points if able…a lil more user friendly.Much variety in the records…a lot of slight differences as the WEAPONS evolved in use and locale etc.

 

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THE LONG & SHORT,
BUT BOTH MIGHTIER THAN
THE SWORD.

 

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As with the previous weapon type the main defensive rationale was distance-though close work was not ignored…

Historically several LONG WEAPONS had been proved to be more than effective in SAMURAI STOPPING POWER.

The POLE …both bladed and spiked (or a combo) was the perfect choice.The NAGINATA TYPE, with its large curved blade and long reach was also a particular favorite of the SAMURAI womenfolk.

 

Simple mods would blunt the sharp bits yet maintain enough integrity to get the job done.The crim could be pushed, prodded and poked without too much injury…hopefully ensuring easy roping.

As with other weapons of the time a lil variety in the weapon layout or makeup etc.

 

For those with an interest, a series of video links to various discussed weapon demo’s is listed at the end of the article.

 

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Keep in mind…the POLICE WERE NOTALONE.

 

For the vast majority of the-

populace were ALSO BANNED FROM THE SWORD…so:

many of these DEFENSIVE WEAPONS and such concepts were soon applied to items the populace could use and carry.

 

Travelers of many classes such as wandering priests and initiates, tourists, elderly, trades, traders and merchants etc would use combos of walking stick/mace/crook/rope/catchers as well.

The pic prior to the above is a WEAPON type that priests oft. used for example.Variations included tools and farming implements such as rakes or broom types could all be simply adapted to such functions with minimal effort…

and still can.

 

 

 

For when a close and personal touch required…a unique WEAPON usually only used by a small number of WEAPON EXPERTS came back in a big way.

A SWORDCATCHER.

 

HOW TO CATCH A SWORDFISH. photocredit/thanks:onthewater

 

A SWORD…FISH…WORTH CATCHING…
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TO CATCH A SWORD!?…HOW???

 

Well…thanks to my search engine and DuckDuckGo

a SWORD worth catching…is pictured above

and how TO CATCH THAT SWORD

–pic above that.NJOY.

 

Pictured below is one more relevant to SHIRO

at the moment…

 

OK OK…the ones below that then…

 

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JUTTE…SWORD CATCHER. WITH UNIQUE + UNUSUAL SELF-DEFENSE… photocredit/thanks:warosu

 

A specialist WEAPON that if used correctly would first catch and trap then allow leverage disarming of the SWORD itself.A WEAPON whose LEGENDARY NAME infers the underlined strength it gives its wielder…

the strength of(ju=) 10 (te=) HANDS

The JUTTE.

 

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A simple, solid chunk/rod of steel…with an attached/offset tine(s).The jutte was used so as to let the sword blade run down the steel rod and get trapped between tine and rod…job done.Rope ’em boys…in theory.Being as proficient as a cowboy with the lasso may have been an advantage too.

 

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Several other innovative defensive oriented weapons noted though their widespread use unknown…probably a personal choice by the officer, dependent on the situation or crim being faced.

Protective gauntlets, body armor, battle fans, knuckle duster type items, kubotan type pressure point rods/sticks and solid flat bars tied/strapped across palms to deflect sword strikes and so forth.

 

 

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Though the SAMURAI SWORD held a special place in the hearts of the JAP.populace…(THEN and now)…

many ryu samurai/ninja/others, individual martial artists and ex-soldiers etc ALL knew from BATTLE EXPERIENCE and training;

…the reality…just another tool for the job.

 

Some of their EXPERT KNOWLEDGE has been passed down through the few remaining MARTIAL lineages

much is lost to the world as WRITING AND READING per se were relatively unknown to the (global)populace at large and word of mouth was oft. the only resort available.

SPECIAL WEAPONS AND TACTICS.

The intel here indicate at least two tales to tell.

Many/some??? of the ANCIENT SAMURAI SUPER COPS WERE…NINJA.

 

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(In addition-many others, samurai and/or non-samurai; ex-soldiers, security personnel, town or city guards and commoners too…per norm FOR THE TIMES=many had MARTIAL skills…and more-)

Besides having the requisite martial abilities, their other skill-sets oft.vital and very applicable to security and police work with minimal adaptation.There had been several periods historically whereby many felt the need and inclination to acquire these unique social stabilisers.

 

SKILLS that encompass ALL BUDO per se NOT JUST SELF DEFENSE.

 

SKILLS that required-

SPECIAL WEAPONS AND TACTICS.

 

Useful for certain RULERS to fulfill certain tasks and operations.

MARTIAL or otherwise

One such was IEYASU TOKUGAWA.

Hattori Hanzo… another.

 

A TOKUGAWA Castle, Edo,.. Japan. photocredit/thanks:elteprompthu

 

ANCIENT SAMURAI SUPER COPS

 

IEYASU TOKUGAWAAND HORSENAME UNKNOWN photocredit/thanks:pinterest

 

IEYASU BATTLE ARMOR. photocredit/thanks:wikimedia

 

FIRST SHOGUN OF THE TOKUGAWA’s who ruled JAPAN between 1600-1900 approx. (click)

Hundreds of IGA and KOGA ryu NINJA were employed to guard the CASTLE at EDO (olden name for TOKYO btw…) for example and utilized as a Police Force by the SHOGUN. Oft. referred to as the ONIWABANSHU.

Many many more were sent out to other locales with similar tasks…including spying on potential threats or real enemies.

 

NINJA style…POLICE work.

 

IEYASU CEREMONIAL ARMOR. photocredit/thanks:sohu

 

Another who found the NINJA of great use…

 

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and may well have been related to a NINJA CLAN himself is the famed HATTORI HANZO.

A SAMURAI of IGA his exploits are LEGENDARY.

NINJA were oft.employed in his service.

 

His son later became COMMANDER of the NINJA CASTLE GUARDS contingent. Hattori btw was buried with his helmet and a favorite WEAPON-his SPEAR. (click)

 

SPEAR OF HATTORI HANZO. Slide-show Herein. photocredit/thanks:guidejapanseesaa

 

For those with an interest- Hattori’s SPEAR was approx. 4.2mtrs in length originally.

His remains/Memorial are in the SAINEN-JI TEMPLE COMPLEX some 10 mins from TOKYO TRAIN STATION.

 

The SPECIAL WEAPONS AND TACTICS prevalent in the NINJA RYU and SAMURAI TRADITIONS can be used to  save LIFE. Creatively adapting tools and ideas into the original meaning of SELF DEFENSE itself = SURVIVAL.

 

For both the ancient samurai super cops: the police and the populace itself.ALL.

SOCIETY SELF DEFENSE = SOCIETY SURVIVAL.

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SAMURAI SELF DEFENSE REVIVED-
…BY A NINJA !

 

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Understanding the sometimes deep crossover between SAMURAI AND NINJA can be confusing.Basically dependent on the time period in question and the feelings of the RULER involved….or the historian…or the families themselves.

At times NINJA were despised…other times...LEGENDS.

 

In 1855 the TOKUGAWA govt. designed and built  a KOUBUSHO; a NATIONAL MILITARY ACADEMY in KYOTO.

TODA SHINRYUKEN MASAMITSU was appointed as the first CHIEF BUDO INSTRUCTOR for the SAMURAI attending the academy (click).

TODA SHINRYUKEN MASAMITSU is/was a NINJA.

 

A NINPO GRANDMASTER (SOKE) in fact.

 

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The TODA CLAN 1600-1960 approx. are the lineage ancestors of the TOGAKURE RYU NINPO as well as several other martial ryu traditions.

The last of the direct family TAKAMATSU TOSHITSUGU (photo above)(TODA MASAMITSU’s  grandson) bequeathed the lineages to the care of DR.MASAAKI HATSUMI…the current SOKE (GRANDMASTER) of the BUJINKAN (photo below). (click)

 

In turn DR.M.HATSUMI has written many books on such subjects including one apt and relevant here named:

Unarmed Fighting Techniques of the Samurai ‘…

if you have an interest in the techniques/details of the ancient SAMURAI/NINJA as well as some background data…well worth the read shiro says.

 

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SPECIAL WEAPONS AND TACTICS OF ANCIENT SUPER  COPS therein too.

 

THEN…AND NOW.

The following comparison may be of historical interest.

Two photos…JAP.COPS…

 

THEN…

 

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and NOW–NJOY…or not.SIMPLE.

 

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9 MARTIAL WEAPON DEMO’s/LINKS FOR INSPIRED TRAININGSHIRO’s choice.

 

SHIRO, at 22-joined the BUJINKAN ADELAIDE GROUP under the watchful eyes and hands and feet of S.ED LOMAX in 1984.

IN 1990 BOTH ED AND SHIRO, (27)… BECAME THE FIRST SOUTH AUSTRALIANS TO JAPAN TRAVEL AND TRAIN WITH SOKE.DR.M.HATSUMI AND the BUJINKAN NINPO MASTER INSTRUCTORSidreamofninja

now i train and study with NINJA

 

do you have a dream???… hows that going?

 

Till next…

 

 

 

SHIRO’s DOJO OF FAME–side site GALLERY OF 36+ MARTIAL ART LEGENDS…and historical notes.

SHIRO’s DOJO OF FAME–side site GALLERY OF 36+ MARTIAL ART LEGENDS…and historical notes.The history of the MARTIAL ARTS is full of the stuff of LEGEND. Each of the ARTS has their own, though some may overlap. Both living and the long-lost. LEGENDS ALL. GIANT/ WELCOME GALLERIES Their approach to SELF-DEFENCE studied and emulated, then incorporated into many later following students own particular approach. An overview indeed with some Chinese… input indeed. photocredit/thanks:meeraqi

 

LEGENDS ALL… photocredit/thanks:deviantart

 

The history of the MARTIAL ARTS is full of the stuff of LEGEND.

Each of the ARTS has their own, though some may overlap.

Both living and the long-lost.

 

Our World Legends.

LEGENDS ALL.

 

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GIANT/ WELCOME GALLERIES

Their approach to SELF-DEFENCE studied and emulated, then incorporated into many later following students own particular approach and style.

Their dedication, actions and writings much admired and appreciated.

From this NINPO student’s point of view the following TWO versions in SHIRO’s DOJO OF FAME GALLERY OF 36+ MARTIAL ART LEGENDS well represent the LEGENDS ALL.

More will be added as TIME goes by.

  • First version: DOJO OF FAMEWELCOME GALLERY

you may have not quite have passed yet/it on the way here?

…look…

 

TO YOUR RIGHT?… and down a lil…

JUST PAST/below/under the RH SIDE internet defense badge

is the (new) WELCOME PAGE (GALLERY)……time to head back…rh side…scroll down…heading listed…

SHIRO’s DOJO OF FAME

MARTIAL ART LEGENDS…welcome gallery-…

 

 

NJOY THE GALLERY OF LEGENDS welcome version

CU SOON…

 

  • READ ON TO SEE THE (second) GIANT GALLERY VERSION
  • ( and a bonus guest post…).

 

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SOKE MASAAKI HATSUMI photocredit/thanks:bujinkangard

 

BUDO OF THE ANCIENTS.

 

The ANCIENT CHINESE martial traditions are typical of the diversity within regions that different approaches to BUDO produce.

Some emphasize animal technique/forms, singular weapons, unarmed drunkenness and so on.Many of the ANCIENT NINPO students/teachers were Chinese refugees/immigrants/settlers.

Their KNOWLEDGE passed down the ages.

Such as strategy, horsemanship, certain weapons, gunpowder, battle tactics, diet, philosophy too.

LEGENDS ALL.

 

TAIJUTSU LEGEND.  Soke Shinryuken. photocredit/thanks:gekiryudojo

 

Ancient CHINA  made full use of their experts, artisans and trades peoples.

Blacksmithing, pottery, art, religion and even on the water too.

Their sea-faring journeys are now being revealed as more of their history is examined.The CHINESE ocean travels for example appear to have taken in many LANDS…to AUSTRALIA and beyond. (click)(click)

(…to the right… WELCOME GALLERY : DOJO OF FAME…NJOY)

The experience gained from many such incidents-of adventure, science and exploration go well beyond the strict interpretation of BUDO and were oft.incorporated to varying degrees into the JAPANESE society itself.Including it’s language etc.

 

ANCIENT CHINESE SONGJUNK. photocredit/thanks:weltde

 

ANCIENT CHINESE TRADE/WAR/EXPLORATION STYLE JUNK. photocredit/thanks:destinoinfinito

 

CHINESE EMPERORS, SOCIETY and such, likewise added persons or ideas from JAPAN.

A famous bodyguard for the CHINESE EMPEROR was said to be JAPANESE.There are several LEGENDS within the 9CLANS of the BUJINKAN concerning cross-transfer between the two countries/peoples in many ways on many subjects.

For a cultural look and overview on such and more the guest post and site  chinesewhisper.com  which follows the giant gallery version linked below is worth spending some time at.

 

Their guest post is about the ancient masters.

NJOY THE SHIRO’s DOJO OF FAME–GIANT–GALLERY OF 36+

MARTIAL ART LEGENDS-

(click)…

 

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Photo by Kusakabe Kimbei/Hulton Archive/Getty Images.

 

Our World Legends.

 

BE LIKE NINJA.

BE A LEGEND.

LIVE YOUR DREAM.

idreamofninja.

 

Till next…

 

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Top 3 Survival Sites. The Legend Retold.

Amongst Our World LEGENDS there is one such Martial whose beginnings are lost to time, yet this village took SURVIVAL as its main precept. Shiro retells and resets the scene… to see the… forest amongst those trees. Then combining new with old… and old with new too- some modern thoughts and ideas on LIFE + SURVIVAL + SELF-DEFENCE… are viewed. njoy. photocredit/thanks:pinterest

 

 

 

 

Survival is an  ‘ ART ‘.

 

 

THE SAME can be said of MUSIC.

 

TO SET THE MOOD FOR THIS POST:

 

SHIRO SUGGESTS PLAYING THIS IN THE BACKGROUND.

 

(Music Link)

 

 

NJOY

 Top 3 SURVIVAL SITES.

 

 THE LEGEND RETOLD. 

 

 

In a time of yore,..

 

The mist still hung low in the valley,

as a sleepy village emerges into view… in the dawns early light.

 

 

In amongst the trees that grew sparser as the valley floor began to flatten, on the trail;

 

there was movement,.. shadows in the mist.

 

 

The creatures of the night had long fled back to their cover, the burrows, nests and hidey-holes.

What remained… was not native to this,..

 

or any forest it seems.

 

 

Seeking easy prey,.. the mountain trail wound down and led

these shadows that move.

 

To the next village that lay beyond the approaching forest edge.

 

Where this mount ends,… and flat plains begin to stretch

across the land-scape onwards,..

 

to the next mount indeed.

 

A Village

…both fair and green.

 

 

At trails end… maybe a lil before

two,.. maybe three…

more shadows… could now, be seen.

 

The light of Earth,.. our SUN, was arising up now-

turning moving shadows… more and more,

 

into merely,..

… MEN.

 

 

Moving slowly indeed, as if a-fixed in one spot…

or going round in circles perhaps. The manly group of shadows flickered faintly now… back and forth, amongst those few still misted trees.

 

Those trees few,.. so close to forest’s edge and the flattened plains,

that then led on…

to the next village in dawn.

 

A Village,.. both fair and green.

 

This shadowy trio of MAN… milled and moved around.

Somewhat…

 

aimlessly,.. listlessly…

a waiting game it seems, kept them just there.

 

 

The wait was almost over as sun-rise cycled on.

The mist still pooled low, hugging both trees and men in shadow still.

 

Not yet,.. quite warm enough to rise and…

greet our SUN,.. this day… in early dawn.

 

Moving shadows above- moved as one…

a lower beeline,.. to the now quite visible three.

 

Many shadows now merged. Milled around a particular figure

who seemed even now.

 

To shine,.. and reflect a lot more light than…

the others around in dawn,.. this… misty day.

 

A Leader.

 

The Boss.

Leading such mount-bound, shadowy MEN…

so ever… further,..

astray.

 

To a Village,.. both fair and green.

 

 

This Leader, soon enough, cleared throat and glanced around,

tightened his grip

 

and gave them all gathered,.. a strident war-cry.

 

With answering whoops the shadowy band moved forward,

towards easy pickings it seemed this day. This morn.

 

Towards a Village,.. in mist and dawn.

 

A Village,..

both fair and green.

 

 

Towards easy pickings,… these shadows of men…

still this morn day,.. of this mount

in dawn.

 

Still now,..

day-dreamed of gaining ill-gotten riches.

Gained,.. easily and galore.

 

Gained from a Village,..

…just over there.

 

Gained,..

…leaving an innocent VILLAGE,..

 

life-less…

…life poor.

 

 

Ahead of them the village dogs grew quickly restless,..

and almost in concert… in unison…

together first and last;

 

began to bark and howl.

 

With the mount… echoing all such…

…Barks… in return.

 

As then… our SUN,..

lit the misted mount path, in it’s,.. early dawn.

 

To a Village,.. with mount rolling fields.

 

To a Village… both fair and green.

 

 

The night watchman at the path gate,

though now tired and edgy,..

 

peered instantly still,..

and intently too…

thru the low mist… trying to see sharply see,.. ALL there.

 

Amongst those still misted, few,.. edge trees…

on that winding mount path.

 

This day,..

early in dawn… indeed.

 

 

He knew already… for

the village dogs so- …had told him,..

 

with voices o so roundly and roughly raised… it seems.

 

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Village dogs… Pets and Protectors;..

of a home,..

 

A Village,.. both green and fair,..

 

home… indeed,..

just  over the mount path over there.

 

On a day in mist, and in this… early dawn indeed…

from a Village,..

both fair and green.

 

 

With a first hesitant voice of his own- that grew more strident.

He shouted their name,..

 

BANDITS… BANDITS…

BANDITS…

 

As others took up,

and passed along the call… even as this, the village bell,

 

so sweetly tolled,..

amongst village… and winding path.

 

And those… o so rolling,.. misted…

…mount fields.

 

Of a Village,.. both fair… …and green.

 

DOES THE BELL TOLL FOR THEE… OR THOSE… BANDITO BANDITS INDEED.

 

He too,.. knowing full and well…

…of the preciousness of…

 

each and every…

…such and,.. early DAWN.

 

…EACH AND EVERY,..

day indeed. In our SUN’s healing light.

 

Tightened his grip.

… Too.

Just so.

Just… right.

 

A son and daughter both,.. were just…  right over there.

In a Village.

 

In a Village,.. both green and fair.

 

 

 

And smiled… as he now saw,..

the first of these moving shadows… turn into men.

As our SUN lit the home-world of this Village

in such an,.. early dawn.

 

A Village… with misted and mount rolling fields,

A Village… both fair and green.

 

 

Not so…

… because he enjoyed the FIGHT

 

for Bandits really only… bring that swift big shift.

 

On that infernal,.. and blessed…

Universal,.. Karmic Wheel.

 

… that’s down below,.. till blessed by Gods…

 

then…

way way way up there.

 

Away from this village.

A Village,..

 

both green and fair.

 

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But so…

and because he knew… just knew, somehow…

inside,..

 

his village…

 

no…

tis,… …not just his.

 

This,…

 

fair and green FOR ALL-…

 

THIS…

 

Village …

would indeed still… SURVIVE.

 

This Village,..

with misted mount paths,.. those o so rolling fields.

 

A Village,.. both… fair and green.

 

 

 

This Village had long been ready.

On this dawn… and any early other…

it too seems.

 

SURVIVAL  plans and contingencies… all taken care of,

…in deed.

 

Indeed…

 

…and in fact,.. too.

 

At this Village,.. with mount rolling fields.

 

A Village misted,..

in our SUN’s… light and early dawn.

 

A Village,.. both fair… and green.

 

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Of course,… and intended…

indeed… intended it seems,..

 

…having EVERYONE in this mount village-

living much more than,.. just… their dreams.

 

This Village both fair… and green.

This Village both green… and fair.

 

The one with mount rolling fields.

The one… just over the misted mount path…

just there… just over there.

 

A VILLAGE FOR ALL,.. it seems.

 

FOR ALL,..

AND HAVING EVERYONE,.. indeed… ALL INDEED…

 

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Confidently and consistently,..

expertedly and enthusiastically.

 

 

Well-trained,.. in the ARTS of SELF-DEFENCE…

 

wasn’t a FRICKEN bad plan either.

After all…

it seems,.. indeed.!.

GO TRAIN.

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GO TRAIN…

 

At a VILLAGE,.. both green and fair.

At a VILLAGE,.. both fair and green.

 

At a VILLAGE… just over there.

Our World LEGENDs,.. INDEED.

 

(…and in fact… TOO.)

 

 

 KUNGFU VILLAGE.

 

Though the above may sound like a typical MARTIAL ARTS movie + mayhem plot;

 

There is in the REAL such a LEGENDARY village-

within Our World Legends:

that took SURVIVAL as its main  defensive precept.

 

So these LEGENDS say.

 

In order to outfox the BANDITS… Man or Beast.

 

A KUNGFU VILLAGE (click)

that to this day… still survives.

 

Indeed and in fact.

Legendary.

 

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THE VILLAGE OF GANXI DONG IN CHINA.

A MARTIAL ARTS VILLAGE.

 

A KUNG-FU VILLAGE INDEED.

OF BOTH FAIR AND GREEN… GREEN AND FAIR TOO.

 

MISTED MOUNT PATHS… AND ROLLING FIELDS.

Our World LEGENDS.

 

INDEED IT SEEMS.

 

Pic shows: Some people practicing Kung Fu. Locals in this village have every reason to be proud of their martial arts skills, after all not only have they been practising for three centuries they even have a martial arts discipline named after them. And far from being a dying art, it’s now so popular in Gundi village in Tianzhu County, in south-west Chinas Guizhou Province, that even the women and the children join in as well as the men. Despite its official name the village is better known as “kung fu village”, as all of its residents have a habit of regularly practicing martial arts in the mornings and evenings. The 123 households comprise Dong people, one of Chinas many ethnic minorities, who have been living in the region for hundreds of years. The Dong even developed their own fighting technique known as the Black Tiger style, or “Heihuquan” in Chinese, which is characterised by its extensive footwork, acrobatic kicks, low, wide stance, and unique fist positioning. The fighting style also has a history of 300 years and has been kept alive with the regular practice sessions. As for the reason behind the popularity of kung fu in the village, locals claimed its roots lie in their ancestors need to defend themselves and their livestock from predators and bandits descending from the surrounding mountains. Others said it was because the Dong people were often discriminated against in the past and felt the need to stand up for themselves. In the past, only men practiced martial arts, but now women have also joined in. The tradition is also handed down from generation to generation. The villagers say they now practice the Black Tiger style for health reasons, although they also point out that it could still be useful if they ever have to fight off any ill-intentioned visitors. photocredit/thanks:cen

 

 

 

 ACTIONING SURVIVAL.

 

SURVIVAL is an ‘ART ‘.

A set of somewhat diverse skills/techniques combining to promote LIFE.

 

PRIME CONCEPT of the MARTIAL ARTS AND SELF-DEFENCE.

 

 

Whether pursued on an individual basis

or collectively as a community/nation/globe…

 

without it-civilisation would NOT EXIST.

 

ACTION is desired, necessary and essential in the sense that otherwise we are just MARTYRS for a cause.

Dead meat , so to speak.

 

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Naturally the action may be neutral, offensive or defensive.

BUT action must occur.

 

On a personal level = WE MUST ‘TRAIN’…on all 3 levels of such individual action…

e.g.such as reading,thinking and DOING.

 

HERE’s MORE… of SHIRO’s TOP 3 SURVIVAL SITES.

 

Some SURVIVAL oriented reading and thinking ahead.

 

CLICK PHOTO TO JOIN Shiro AS HE ATTEMPTS ATOMIC ARMAGEDDON… RESEARCH THAT IS.

 THE SITES OF SURVIVAL:

 SHIRO’s TOP 3

…in no particular order…

 

 

 

 

 

…and a bonus pair of Collective/Personal Security overview sites.

These also contain expertly guided articles and ideas.

Some may be rather specialised indeed.

Such Topics provide a wealth of Knowledge which can be hopefully, easily applied to many situations. The realm of SELF-DEFENCE can be wide it seems. Take what you need and can absorb.

 

Good luck… SURVIVE.

 

 

The SURVIVAL sites chosen are not definitive but rather collectively will give you an insight into the degree and depth of this topic.

Combining old and new theories, techniques and modern technology too.

 

SHIRO’s search engine duckduckgo.com and blog platform at wordpress.com soon sniffed out dozens of suitable sites on the subject.

SHIRO’s TOP3 SURVIVAL SITES stood out on the night per se.

 

 

 

Providing Commonsense discussion on complex issues.

 

Info was freely given and explained,

often with an eye to minimize costs/time etc.

 

THERE ARE MANY GREAT SUCH SITES.

All the sites are worth many visits to accumulate knowledge, tips and ideas.

 

 

 SHIRO’s SURVIVALIST.

BYO Hot chocolate and reading glasses.

Some SURVIVAL oriented reading and thinking ahead.

After that… go DO the DOING.

 

 

TRAIN WELL… SURVIVE.

 

LIVE YOUR DREAMS…

idreamofninja.

NJOY. SIMPLE.

 

 

 SHIRO’s SURVIVAL SONG 3SET.

 

 

Go ahead… make your prayer… photocredit/thanks:pinterest

 

…YEP… PRAYER ANSWERING SERVICE HERE…

 

Till next…