Category: Weapons

YoYo. May That Force Be. With You.

Ups n Downs In Our World. Legends of Martialness So Do Swing. Fro and To. To Go Rounds Abouts also. Also Balls and Chains. Chain Swinging, Ball Slinging. Mores Than Simple Children’s Toys, Frustratory Devices. Of War. Martial. Weapons To Throw. Arounds Ways Alls Explained. Herein as well. Well as Slide-Shows thrown in.

 

Rock On A Rope.

The Yoyo. Thus Be. Be

it Slings, Catapults, Bolos. More so

 

and Other Variations too. Therein

That, This Theme. Boleros

 

That Rock well as well. Well as in Our World. Legends

Will Rocks On You. Rolling.?. Well,... ’tis also as well;..

A Greats Defensive Movements. Rolls Aways

In Motion Wise. Wisdom

 

Alls Over Our World Legends. Tell such

Tales spun, rolled

 

 

 

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out, Long Ages Ago. Of Yore. That Be.

 

Rock On A Rope.

The Yoyo in deed it seems. Indeed

 

‘Tis not only Our World. That Spins. Gathering Forces,

Momentum Combining with Mass, Overcoming Inertia,

Inaction, Gravitys. Propelling Forwards, Arounds, In

Our World. Legends of Ups n Downs. Many Forces.

Therein. Thereof

 

as well. Well as Modern Societal, Cultural

Forces that well

 

May have turned such a Weapon

to Funs of Toys. Toys,..

These Are Not. Herein. Belows.

 

 

Weighted Rope.

Balls and Chains.

Chains and Balls.

 

The

YoYo. May

That Force

Be. With You,..

Rather Than. Not. These

 

 

Weapons thus and so. In Addition to Combining

Chain and Weight/Mass combine Several Skills also. Also

such as Timing, Coordination, Positioning... esp. Hands/Eyes.

As and With That and Those Juggling Skills. Therein. Therein

 

The Martial Concepts tweaked to Others Societal Uses and Usages.

String, Ropes, Line, Cords, Chains provide Adaptability/Variety.

Safety too. To even find Inventive, Delightful and oft. Stunning.

 

Ways and Means cultured of such as Sculpture, Art, Ideals.

Toys also. Also Belows. Slide-Show Shows. That. That

 

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In The

…Beginnings…

There Was a Need.

For The Chain. In Yore. Of Japan. Your...

Needs are Many. Many

 

soon noted the effectiveness of linking Metal. Metal

so Smithed, Tempered and worked too. To

their Ways and Means of Martial Combat and Self-Defence.

 

Particularly in Neutralising Advantages.

 

 

Long- and Short-Range.

The Samurai’s ubiquitous Symbols. The Sword

and The Spear. Both had their strategic Strengths

neutered.

 

The Chain (... and Weighted End…) carried more than

enough Power. To power thru’ Weapon, Armor, Body.

Whilst if needed, could help maintain distance from

 

Opponent(s). Their Weapons also. Also

 

 

The Chain… KUSARI … In Japanese; is so

composed of Iron Or Steel making it’s debut

within BUDO long ago as with that of Body Armor.

 

This Tool… links... (…pun intendeds…) the Many Add-Ons

early Warriors and Black-Smiths so fashioned.

Weights, Blades, Spikes, Spiked Balls etc.

 

Flexible enough too. To snugly fit into a Hollowed Pole-

 

For and when. A Surprise so due. Due

 

Chain, Pole/Stick Type.

 

and to. The Style of Manufacture. Then. Of Yore. Japan.

 

Was to utilise a unique Forge & Smithing Process. A Process

where and by, Each and Every Link Hand Made Separate.

Coated with a Special Mud at The Joins.

Hammered Togethers. Chained.

 

A Style that In Our World. Legends do so and call…

... Wakashitsuke … =

separate first, then join.

 

This stylish Process soon enough became a Black-Smith

subspeciality. Labour, Time, Mind Intensive Works.

 

With the Result, a very High Quality and Strengthened

Defensive Weapon more than able to… Hold It’s Own

 

in Combat. Bending… No Breaks. Therein We Hopes.

The Practical Jewellry Application… KASURI so named.

 

 

Yoyo Ups n Downs. Of

Yore.

Ancient Ninja and Samurai were not Alone

In Our World. Legends from that and those

of Egypt, Greece, The Philippines, France, U.S.A.

and Ye Merry Olde

Englands as well. Well as Weaponry and Toy. Toys

and Weapons with many inspired nomens so

named. Therein. Herein

 

Refer Aboves Slide-Show. For That. That

is so. By seeing those  so whirling

Patent Images. Belows also. Also

 

 

 

a Chain or Rope and so on; can be well formed as well.

Well as

In and To become. Other Things.

 

Means and Ways of Lift, Carry, Ladder Step, Bind

and Tie. Things. Things akin

 

and to, Pulleys, Weighted Cords. So Ons. On

and To, With

 

 

Variables Applied in Strength, Length and Mores. More

than able. Able to be included in Weaponry

even Mod and Hi Tech. Things.

 

The Chain-Gun. Thing.

 

A Fiercesome Bullet Chucker. Prolific also. Also

very Shiny. See Belows. For

That. Image. Then

 

Gatling. Chained.

 

Rocks On A Rope.

 

The Yoyo so derived.

Others too. To and with

Add-Ons vis Martial Minds of Men...

Women and Children too. To be

 

Honed In Battle… in Play-times, Places.

Times In Our World.

 

Legends

 

 

Feel so Chained.

To Share.

 

What With Chains.

In Your Dreams.

You Would Care. To Make.?.

 

So Share. Herein. That You Would Bind,

Sculpt, Create. Set Free. Unbound.

In Our World.

Legends. Be One.

 

Next… Be

In Our World. Legends From and To;.. i, Shiro to You. On

Gods and Lovers. Loved to Berry Death. The White.

 

‘Tis Thus. So Simply And So. Till and then,

Enjoy. The Slide-Show. As Belows. So Then

 

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With Any Thoughts, Hints, Tips and Dreams.

If A Particular Legendary Theme or Our World Legends. Is A Desire.

 

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Ancient Japans 9 Classic and Unique Weapons. Clicks Aways. Herein.

 

 

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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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 different Theme.

Two Dedications then the Games/activities.

The Postings tried to resemble the same approach. To show the Natural

Philosophy and Natural Earth Changes and Cycles applicable.

 

Mother Nature, The Green Man. Our Earth.

 

The initial Chaos, Wintery Decay, Death, Cleanout, Change. Regeneration.

These are perennial Themes oft in Our World Legends.

 

 

Feel more than free to chat/comment/query or submit

a Hallowed Night Tale to share. On any of the recent Ones.

 

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Share and spread the Cheer writ of those halls of Hallow posted.

 

Being involved and aware of the many Elders and Others who take

Time to acknowledge Nature’s Cycles within the Traditions and Families

so concerned with Ceremony in the Real. To them the Real credit for saving

 

such of Our World Legends from being Lost.

 

 

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of the Origine Carpet Snake and Birds Clan for their

Hospitality and Guidance.

 

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As Belows. It seems. For Now.

 

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Live Those Dreams.

 

 

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.

 

Our World Legends.

Be One.

 

Live Your Dreams.

 

Steadfast. Naturally.

 

 

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.

Legends. All.

 

 

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Encyclopedia Enigma : Intel Bytes #7

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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Our World Legends. Be One.

Stay Cool. Chilli within. Chilled Out.

 

 

Please Feel Free and If So Inclined To Contact/Comment:..

i, Shiro that is.

With Any Thoughts, Hints, Tips and Dreams.

If A Particular Legendary Theme or Our World Legends. Is A Desire.

 

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