Category: Weapons

Elephantine Arts of Self-Defence. Martial. Of Yore.

In Our World. Legends do so and tell of Animals. Animal Forms of Self-Defence that mimic and utilise aspects of the Creatures concerned. Concerns of Martialness that led the Ancient Ancestors to follow the Ways of Nature. Nature of the Beast that is. Is Herein. Those of the grand ol’ Pachyderms. Natures. Elephant styled Guardians of a oft forgot and lost Age. Of Yore. Intel Bytes #8 Elephantine Arts of Self-Defence.

 

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Elephantine

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.

 

Were next.

 

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 more btw’s.

 

Meat in a Stick Sambo Drum Fest. That is and was, me.

Core. Beaten. Back. Bloodied, not bowed. Well,..

 

a lil… actually.

 

Bokator.

 

The Ways of the Martial Elephant. And Trees.

Of Yore.

 

 

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The Natures of the Elephant.

Solid Strength, Awareness, Astuteness.

Sturdy, Earthy, Enduring.

 

Dependable. Community inclined.

Supportive. Steadfast.

 

 

Elephantine

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. Strengthenings.

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 results. Conditioning

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.

 

 

BOKATOR is a Cambodian Khmer Martial Arts Tradition and System. Also.

Of Yore.

 

 

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 Natural Predators.

 

 

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. Bokator.

 

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.

 

 

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An Ancient Art and Traditional Ways.

 

A King. King Jayavarman vii; Khmer Ruler of the 12th Century

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 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 to UNESCO

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

 

 

now.

 

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Certain Condiments go with many Times and Places in Our World. Legends from the U.S. Ol’ West and a New from the Far East too. To a combo hot and sweet that tastes o so divinely right. A Town left high handed as the Banks Safes. Are Safe. Safety First from Vagabonds and Law Enforcers. Chilli. Chocolate. Best of Both. Herein. The Fiery Treats of Sweets. Intel Bytes #7. Chilli Chocolate, Safe Streets, Sweets on Fire.

 

Whilst well within Jesse of the James haunting gunnery, stomping range and grounds

there once was a Town. A Town with an Enigma. One. Once. Within. A Town that never

once. Never once too. To have suffered this and that so cow-boyish

defeating ignominy of that bank-telling. Most

haunting, plaintive of captivating cries and catch-phrases…

so then;

 

” …Stick ‘ em Up…”.

 

Never Once. To hear that red hot spray of that Jesse’s. Peppery, Gun Play.

Never Once. To burn bridges. To keep that, hot under the collar,

trigger-happy Jesse. Far Aways. Either. Neither.

 

 

 

 

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All this and that and thus due. To that fiercely warm and protective goodness

marshalling. Red Hot.

Chilli. Peppers. Cayennes.

 

All nomens above can apply. Herein. In Our World. Legends so and tell

 

The Chilli.

Such peppery Treats do mix well. Within.

 

The Chocolate.

Symbiotic in character. Nature as well. Well as

now becoming

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where and by, ’twas and so, that the Power of the Chilli. Chilli

Dish that was and so.

 

Jesse James. 1864.

 

J.J’s Fave

 

In Our World. Legends so and say that this and that Town. Town

so with a nomen thus, Mckinney, of Texas, U.S. of that A.

Mckinney.

 

Had Chilli so refined, so fine

to the Palate tasted thereof. Therein as well. Chill. Hot. But Yum as well. Well as

the Township of Mckinney having full coffers with safe Safes, Their Plates

licked empty and clean. Clean as in deed.

 

Chilli Divine of Mckinney. According to. Jesse. James thereof. Therein. Texas. Of

Yore. A lil’. Back then.

So no raiding parties planned. For Hims. On dems. Chowing down on Chilli Dish after Chilli

Dish, His J.J. Stomach, fatter gorged not gouged than the Wallets and Towns Banks

 

Full Coffers. Empty Dishes. Preferred He.

Sgt.Pepper… the New Sheriff. In that there ol’ Town. Back a ways. Back then.

 

So sayeth J.J.

 

 

Mckinney nomened thereof.

 

Even to such a J.J. ‘ish Cow-boy-Man.

His moneyed anger allways. Reined

in. Chilli, heated natural power packed flavour. A Favored Dish. Back and then. Then,

 

when, now

Chilli Chocolate,

Safe Streets, Sweets on Fire

seems a more so and thus refined Recipe. Defined also. Also defined

within Our World. Legends of Health and Sciences do indicate. That

 

The Health Benefits of Chocolate increase the less Sugar sweetened and more Darker

Ones Palate can handle.

Whilst the History of Spices and such Trade/Slavery Companies and Wars bring

a definitive bad taste , Nature

 

has provided the opposite. With additions of such as Honey, Stevia, Apples, Vanilla. Results

are impressive. Tasty as well. Well as providing Nutrients, Mood enhancing

Chemicals, Cough suppression, Anti-oxidants, Minerals and Aids in

protecting the Skin against Sun damage. Immune Booster also. Also

 

 

packed with Healthy Fats, symbiotic and synergic in flavor with a lil

laid back Chilli Heat. Just a lil’. That is in deed. Indeed

 

so recognised within Law Enforcers of other Times and Places. Places

and Times. Now. Actually. China therein. Now. That is. Not back. Then

 

and with increasing and heatedly rising awareness. Of Chilli Powers that is. Is that

these o so keen Law Enforcers are hot on the trail of keeping those nodding, snoozing,

 

losing control of wakefulness. Drivers. To so and consume. The

Power of the Chilli. Keeps

 

 

Everyones awake. Looking for that Ice-berg probably.

 

(…Looking Lookers… Btws for those Looking still. Still or moving those yearnings. For

so and say chilled yet unchillied choco of the Dark… Go. Heres. Now. To

and onwards that sweetly and fruitily linked light…) Meanwhiles. Now the

 

Chinese Authorities are taking advantage of Sciences probe into the Powers that be. Chilli

Within. Became aware that temperate consumption of Chillis aids alertness, reactions and state

of wakefulness as well. As well as being fricken. Hot. So are now passing

out hot ticketsTipped,

 

Green, Red, Fire-bombs tasting Chillis. For

 

 

public consumption, Safety and Health. How cool is that.?. Well…

apart from the fricken Chilli Heat anyways. That is. Is that of

 

 

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Dragons. There Be. Unicorns. A Sword. A Poem. As Well.

In Our World. Legends show the Beauty within such Beasts. Either, Both. Dragons, Swords there be. Be there many Tales of Hope, Inspiration, Pterodactyls Terror Strikes and Saintly Swordworks to save that and those Days. Of dragging Shield, Swords into Combat with Dragons that so Flew. Above. Belows awaiting Thems. Was the Paladins of Ptero Terror, noble women, men. Sir this and that. Herein. Their Ways. More. A Poem as well. Well as a Lament ’tis.

 

 

Themes, Motifs, Symbols. Many that are symbiotic. Symbolising Deeds and Heroes long

but forgot dimly. In and within Our World Legends there are Tales of incredible

Legendary Creatures, the Weapons, Men+Women who defended against. Against

such and so Evils and Cruelties. Of Nature, Animal Feeding Habits. Thereof. Of Dragons

that be Pterodactyl Like and Rhinoceros so alike that Folksy Unihorned Unicorn. Of

Times and Places. Of Yore

when glorious Heroes, Heroines of Sword + Steel. Did rise. Up. Through

 

Times and Places to become most saintly divined. For, Where be

 

A Sword. Dragon Styled.

 

Dragons.

There Be.

Unicorns. A Sword.

A Poem. As Well

and also Nomened after that of Our World Legends. Legends of a Creature, Beasts

that stalks. Men. Other Life-Forms as well. Well as till

 

alongways there did and so come. That and those. Men, Women. The Dragon

Lords. Kings, Saints, Madames and Sirs of Pterodactyl pestilent Practitioners,

Unicorn undoers, those and these Paladins of Our World Ptero + Rhino

that struck Terror. Whole heartedly

 

Back into. Thems. That is. A Civil Wars. During

Ways back. Then. Then

 

in 1864. Alongs and nears the City Vicksburg, Mississippi U.S. of A.

Bird shot. As Belows.

 

The Fly. The

Dragon. The Dragonfly.

Dragons, Dragon

Slayers, Shield, Spear Lance + Sword.

Heroes All. Of Yore. More

 

Dragons, Pterodactyls that Fly. Dragonflies also Fly and are

 

of Insectoid Fame in Our World. Legends of the Sciences say and so. Btw’s,

that these and those young Dragonflyers are so nomened Nymphs as per the Roman/Greco

Styled, Divine Damsels and Dames. Of Yore. Dragonfly Nymphs/Nymphae

 

moult, shedding their skins and so on. On the bottoms of Ponds, Lakes and so

forth. Forthrightly

or not. They can Live for up to Two Years. There. Therein

as well. Well as on and in several Times along their Life

Ways growing

 

and gaining those larger Wing Pads. To Fly. More.

Once Dry. Of Pond Water.

 

Once Maturity slaps them so. So. They go. Off.

 

The Dragonflies Fly. Aways. Also

 

 

 

More of Dragons… Unicorns. Rhino too. On and to

the so Two thereof;

Swordly Images do so and show. Herein. 1 Above a Ways. 1 Below.

 

A Modern Japanese Reproduction

of the Archetypal Legendary DRAGON SWORD. The Legend is Imaged,

Told within the Blade,

Guard, Colors and Handle Webbing. The Hand holding the Sword Imaged btw’s

 

is of i, Shiro. Images of the Hand holding the Sword + Sword : c/o fervidblazer.

The set of Original Images can handily be so viewed by clicking

Hand writ above. Btw’s. Also

 

the Main difference in the Approach to Sword-making of the Dragon Style is the

overall more chunkier Axe-like Profile of the Metalled Blade. Proportionately

the back of the Blade carrying more. This provides a somewhat more sturdier

feel, slightly weightier to move around, yet very comfortable even for those not

 

of large build. A well balanced Sword befitting the Our World Legends of both.

 

Beauty, Beast.

Heroes Divine, Martial.

Our World Legends. Both.

 

As in Prose. A Poem and Image. As Belows.

A Lament.

 

Lament of

the Dragon + Unicorn.

 

In a Time Afore.

When Martial Was and So Meant War.

 

Shield, Shot, Sword-Steel.

To Joust. Lance that Dragon’s Last-Meal.

To Cut. Thrust thru that Unicorn o so Real.

 

In a Time of Yore, of Begins. Origins.

When Dragons Flew in Flocks. Protective Wings.

When Unicorns Massed. Then and so, Stampedings.

 

Arrows, Spear, Rocks and Sticks.

Dragon Slaying Hides, Needs. All so Tricks.

Unicorn Blood to Gather, Potions Now,

 

to Mix.

 

 

Saintly or Nay. So.

Whatsoever May Be.

 

In deed. Tales, Tall and thus so

True. There Be.

 

In Times of Yore.

In Times afore.

 

Legendary Unicorns, Dragons.

Terror of those, accursed Our World Beasts.

On Us. Day or Night. They so,

did Feast.

 

Fire and Impale. Bark and Bite.

Paladins, Priestesses.

Pteros, Rhinos.

Saints, Knights, and so, thus

 

Goodnight.

 

Our World Legends. Indeed.

 

 

 

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Our World Legends.

Be One.

 

Legendary Be.

 

 

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Chilli Chocolate, Safe Streets, Sweets on Fire.

 

 

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